The current bull market of 3,453 days is now the longest on record, exceeding the bull run from 1990 to 2000. Since the lows of March 2009 through mid-August 2018, the S&P is up over 300%, the Dow is up over 250% and the Nasdaq is up 450%. The best performing sectors, according to the Wall … More Can the Bull Still Run?
General Electric (ticker GE) is getting kicked out of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) as of June 26, 2018. This is not a surprise to anyone who has been following the stock over the past several years. At its recent price of just under $13, GE is down almost 80% from the high $60 … More Why GE Got Kicked Out of the DJIA
Famous days live in history. February 5 and February 8, 2018 may be among them, for those are the two days in one week when the Dow dropped over 1,000 points, down over 10% from its previous highs, officially marking a stock market correction. We all knew it was coming. The stock market has been … More How Much Risk is Too Much?
If you own a stock that pays a dividend, congratulations! The dividend can provide consistent cash flow to your portfolio. But how do you know when you’ll get the dividend? Companies that pay dividends generally declare them once a quarter, or four times a year. Company ABC may say that a dividend of $0.30 per … More Manage Your Exes
What if your team lost 90% of its games year after year? Would you stick with it? Most active fund managers are facing this dilemma. The SPIVA® U.S. Year-End Scorecard for 2016, issued by S&P Global, shows that over the past fifteen years, the performance of 92% of large-cap fund managers, 95% of mid-cap managers, … More Picking Winning Stocks