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Why CA is the 'Top Dividend Stock of the Nasdaq 100' With 3.5% Yield (CA)

CA Inc (NASD: CA) has been named as the ”Top Dividend Stock of the Nasdaq 100”, according to Dividend Channel, which published its most recent <i>”DividendRank”</i> report. The report noted that among the components of the Nasdaq 100 index, CA shares displayed both attractive valuation metrics and strong …

MMM a Top Ranked SAFE Dividend Stock With 2.4% Yield (MMM)

3M Co (NYSE: MMM) has been named to the Dividend Channel ”S.A.F.E. 25” list, signifying a stock with above-average <i>”DividendRank”</i> statistics including a strong 2.4% yield, as well as a superb track record of at least two decades of dividend growth, according to the most recent <i>”DividendRank”</i> …

Here's The Ridiculously Easy Strategy That Professional Traders Are Using To Make Money Right Now

Jeff Saut of Raymond James offers some commentary on how "easy" it is to trade the market right now. It's basically this simple: When stocks go down, you buy the dip. Voila.<p>'Can it be that easy?' is a question I asked a portfolio manager (PM) during my recent institutional accounts visit to NYC. He …

Good News For The Housing Market? Home Depot Raises Full-Year Forecast

A day after a new survey revealed home building confidence is at a seven-month high, home improvement giant Home Depot has reported more good news for the housing market: the nation’s largest home improvement chain said Tuesday that its second quarter sales results were higher than what analysts …

14 Bars That Every Cocktail Lover Needs To Visit At Least Once

It's basically a five-day schmooze-fest, "education event," and showcase for the brightest minds in the business, from bar owners to mixologists.<p>So they know their stuff.<p>This year they handed out awards for categories ranging from World's Best Drink Selection to Best American Hotel Bar.<p>We've …

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Insiders Bullish on Certain Holdings of VYM

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard High Dividend Yield ETF (VYM) shows an impressive 13.4% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.<p>Capitol Federal Financial Inc (NASD: CFFN), which makes up 0.02% of the Vanguard High …

Vanguard Value ETF -- Insider Buying Index Registering 12.8%

A look at the weighted underlying holdings of the Vanguard Value ETF (AMEX: VTV) shows an impressive 12.8% of holdings on a weighted basis have experienced insider buying within the past six months.<p>Annaly Capital Management Inc (NYSE: NLY), which makes up 0.11% of the Vanguard Value ETF (AMEX: …

This Map Shows What $100 Is Actually Worth In Your State

Money goes further in some states than others.<p>The Tax Foundation released a map, via Elliot Turner, showing the relative value of $100 in every state compared with the national average using the data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.<p>In expensive states like New York, you can afford …

Fragrance Maker's Stock Is Crashing Because No One Wants To Smell Like Justin Bieber

In the fourth quarter, Elizabeth Arden's sales fell 28.4% from last year to $191.7 million.<p>Expectations were for revenue to come in at $241.64 million, which would have been a decline of just less than 10%.<p>Arden said sales were weaker than expected because of a steeper than anticipated decline in …

MORGAN STANLEY: This Time It's Different For Apple

She says "this cycle is different" for Apple. Huberty is referring to Apple's product cycle, which is expected to include two new iPhone models with larger screens and a new wearable device that many are calling the iWatch.<p>Most investors are looking at the iPhone 5 product cycle for comparisons to …

Ex-Dividend Reminder: Dunkin' Brands Group, CDW and Atmos Energy

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/21/14, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (NASD: DNKN), CDW Corp (NASD: CDW), and Atmos Energy Corp. (NYSE: ATO) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. will pay its quarterly …

U.S. Housing Starts Jump 15.7% In July

In a sign that builders are feeling more confident in the housing market, groundbreakings on new homes rose 15.7% in July over the prior month.<p>Housing starts stood at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.093 million in July, the strongest level the U.S. has seen in seven months. The figures, …

Nasdaq 100 Movers: TSLA, ROST

In early trading on Tuesday, shares of Ross Stores (ROST) topped the list of the day’s best performing components of the Nasdaq 100 index, trading up 2.6%. Year to date, Ross Stores has lost about 8.7% of its value.<p>And the worst performing Nasdaq 100 component thus far on the day is Tesla Motors …

Want to raise the minimum wage? Take it to the ballot.

When voters head to the polls for the midterm elections this November, they’ll be deciding more than what political party controls Congress. The …

Use Options For a Chance To Buy UMPQ at a 15% Discount

Looking back to 12 days ago, Umpqua Holdings Corp (NASD: UMPQ) priced a 15,000,000 share secondary stock offering at $16.20 per share. Buyers in that offering made a considerable investment into the company, expecting that their investment would go up over the course of time and based on early …

Interesting TXN Put And Call Options For April 2015

Investors in Texas Instruments Inc. (NASD: TXN) saw new options become available this week, for the April 2015 expiration. One of the key data points that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 241 days until expiration the newly available contracts …

The One Thing Parents Can Do To Teach Kids About Money

You teach your kids about all kinds of things, from how to ride a bike to how to write a thank you note. (Parents, please do this.) But what if there was one thing you could do to help your kids gain a better grasp of money management?<p>According to the latest research, there is. You can talk to them …

S&P 500 moves closer to record as stocks rally

Wall Street extended its recent rally as stocks closed higher Tuesday on fading geopolitical fears, strong earnings and upbeat housing data.<p>The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 9.86 points, or 0.5%, to 1981.60. The index closed about 6 points away from its record closing high of 1987.98, set on …

Avista (AVA) Passes Through 4% Yield Mark

Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Tuesday, shares of Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA) were yielding above the 4% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.27), with the stock changing hands as low as $31.62 on the day. Dividends are particularly …