Tag: stock market

Five Reasons Not To Sell In May

May 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Five Reasons Not To Sell In May

Key Takeaways “Sell in May and go away” has become cliché, but the data are tough to ignore. Market strength heading into this seasonally weak period and broad participation in the global bull market help reduce the chances of a major sell-off. Additionally, low odds of a recession, improving earnings, and historically strong gains after […]

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5 “Dead Money” Dividend Aristocrats To Avoid

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
5 “Dead Money” Dividend Aristocrats To Avoid

The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats are a group of stocks beloved as “widows-and-orphans” investments – can’t-miss companies whose stability and rock-solid dividends will keep you into old age and will exist long after you’ve passed. It’s a reassuring thought, but ultimately, it’s an illusion. Like the broader S&P 500 and the stock market as a […]

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3 Safe Dividend Investments For Long-Term Growth

March 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
3 Safe Dividend Investments For Long-Term Growth

Unlike many dividend stocks, these three picks have the potential to hand investors share price gains and big dividend checks. Find out what makes these under-the-radar dividend growth stocks smart additions to your portfolio. The stock market has tripled since the financial crisis, Yet, low rates are still squeezing savers. Investors are now faced with […]

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Should You SELL Penny Stocks In May 2015?

May 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Should You SELL Penny Stocks In May 2015?

Why “Sell In May And Go Away” Is Wrong! I’ve started hearing the statement over and over… As a matter of fact, watching CNBC yesterday, I heard it twice… (And I only had it on for 4 minutes!) This is really getting out of hand. Everyone is taking simple stock market rules of thumb and […]

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Is Another Summer Market Crash Coming?

May 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Is Another Summer Market Crash Coming?

Investors are getting worried… European news headlines are growing more grim by the day. By the looks of it, last summer’s patchwork Greek bailout is pulling apart at the seams. Whispers of bank runs, contagion, and European economic apocalypse are everywhere. As if that’s not bad enough, the strength of the US economic recovery is […]

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Market Head Fakes Fleecing Unwary Investors

December 12, 2011 | By | Reply More
Market Head Fakes Fleecing Unwary Investors

I have to admit I’m really happy NBA owners and players were able to salvage the 2011-12 professional basketball season.  With NBA hoops preparing to re-enter the spotlight, I’m free to use basketball analogies in my writing about the market. Today’s analogy is the universally loved “Head Fake”. Everyone from the die-hard basketball aficionado to […]

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VIX Investing: Beware This Misunderstood Index

September 15, 2011 | By | Reply More
VIX Investing:  Beware This Misunderstood Index

Boy, this market is a doozy… European debt worries are once again pushing the S&P 500 into an all out volatility free-for-all.  Take a look at the volatility index (VIX) and you’ll see what I mean… The VIX spent the past few weeks above 35- a sign of high investor anxiety. How can you tell […]

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Three Dividend Paying Stocks To Buy Now

June 20, 2011 | By | Reply More
Three Dividend Paying Stocks To Buy Now

Last week I talked about the reasons behind this year’s stock market summer swoon.  The article, Summer Swoon Equals Buying Opportunity, explains investors are selling stocks after several recent negative economic reports.  They’re worried the data suggest the US economy is slipping back into recession. However, I also told you I think investors are overreacting […]

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Fear Mongers Must Have Loved Osama Bin Laden

May 3, 2011 | By | Reply More
Fear Mongers Must Have Loved Osama Bin Laden

Let’s be honest. It felt damn good to hear the President say Osama Bin Laden is dead. Americans needed to hear those words ever since the horrific events unfolded on September 11, 2001.  And now that he’s finally gone, it brings a bit of closure. No wonder spontaneous celebrations broke out near the White House […]

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Is The Bond Market Predicting A Crash?

August 24, 2010 | By | Reply More
Is The Bond Market Predicting A Crash?

The financial experts are predicting doom. Lately, the media is pulling out big scary names to describe the markets. There are some really colorful terms floating around. It’s the Hindenburg Omen!  It’s the dreaded Death Cross!  Wow.  I guess we should all run for the hills… Clearly this terminology is meant to terrify us about […]

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