Did you panic in the recent market pullback? Did you sell in December, then put money back into the market in January and February? That’s selling low and buying high, which is not a strategy for investment success. … More Did you sell low and buy high?
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