When it comes to dividends, a large headline yield isn’t always the best choice. The reality is, stocks that grow those dividends consistently over time are actually better bets for portfolios. The combination of steadily higher dividends and capital appreciation from investors wanting those increases makes dividend growth stocks a potent choice for most portfolios.
December 15, 2017: Markets opened higher again Friday and continue to put up gains throughout the day. All three major equities indexes posted new intra-day highs as all sectors traded in the green, led by financials and consumer staples. WTI crude oil for January delivery settled at $57.30 a barrel, up 0.5% for the day, but down 0.1% for the week. February gold added just 40 cents on the day to....More>>>
The first week of earnings season was somewhat underwhelming as a whole. While some companies had amazing wins, quite a few fell short as well. 24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of some of the top companies reporting their latest results in the coming week. Keep in mind that a vast majority of companies are set to report their earnings in the next few weeks and set a direction for the market.
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December 8, 2017: Markets opened higher Friday following a very solid report on non-farm payroll gains. Next week’s FOMC meeting is expected to raise the federal funds rate again. Telecom and healthcare were sector leaders today while materials and defensive stocks lagged. WTI crude oil for January delivery settled at $57.36 a barrel, up 1.2% for the day but down about 1.7% for the week. February....More>>>
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U.S. equities rebounded from the steep losses suffered on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a batch of earnings from big stocks after the close. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) all reported top- and bottom-line beats and posted big gains in after-hours trading.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock is facing resistance from its 20-day SMA, but AAPL stock may soon resume its uptrend. Flickr
Shares of Cupertino, California-based tech behemoth Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) have mostly moved sideways in the last few trading days. AAPL stock gains are almost flat in the last one month and in fact, Apple stock is down by more than 2% in the month of April. Conservative....More>>>
While most income investors are reaching for big yields right now, a small group of “hidden yield” stocks are quietly handing smart investors growing income streams plus annual returns of 12%, 27.1% and even 54% or more per year.
Why wouldn’t U.S. stocks rally, surging to the biggest weekly gain in a year, amid earnings euphoria like this? With no hint of fatigue, the S&P 500 Index spent the holiday-shortened week rolling past 2,700, while the Dow Jones Industria