Stocks

Why I'm Buying This Dividend ETF

Automatic monthly purchases of stocks or ETFs allow for several positives.<p>This ETF's yield is about 50% higher than the broad market's yield.<p>This ETF …

ETFs

Cramer clears up the key difference between trading and investing

Investors frequently ask Jim Cramer what to do with a stock after it has had a hideous decline.<p>His first response is always to ask why they bought …

Jim Cramer

An in-depth look at whether dividend stocks are right for you

Many investors think that dividend stocks are only for stodgy portfolios or retirees. Whether you are a newbie or are on the brink of retiring, you get quarterly or annual income from stocks that pay dividends. You can also benefit from the potential for capital gains. In short, high-yielding …

Investing

This Time Really Is Different

Markets are constantly evolving based on our updated knowledge of the past.<p>Sir John Templeton wrote “16 Rules for Investment Success” in 1993. The following is by far the most quoted passage:<p>The investor who says, ‘This time is different,’ when in fact it’s virtually a repeat of an earlier …

Index Funds

3 Top Commodity Stocks for Investors

Finding the right commodity stocks is difficult. Here are three attractive picks for investors to consider buying today.<p>Commodities like gold, oil, …

Investing

Markets Right Now: Dividend stocks lead US indexes higher

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):<p>4:00 p.m.<p>Utilities led U.S. stocks mostly higher as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to investors seeking income.<p>Phone companies and banks also did well. Verizon rose 0.8 percent and Wells Fargo gained …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Warren Buffett's 5 Highest-Quality Companies

Warren Buffett preaches the “high-quality, fair-price” theory of value investing. Buying good companies with reasonable price tags has been more profitable for him, he has said, than his earlier approach of trying to find fair companies cheap. His portfolio, therefore, should showcase a host of …

Investing

Wall Street really hates giving any stock a ‘sell’ rating

A new set of data from FactSet underlines why investors need to take stock ratings provided by brokers with a grain of salt: Not a single S&P 500 company has majority “sell” ratings.<p>A year ago there was just one.<p>Of the 11,257 ratings that analysts have on S&P 500 (SPX) stocks, 49% are “buy” …

S&P 500

Monday’s TSX breakouts: A stock yielding 4.7% with a 20% upside forecast

On today’s TSX Breakouts report, there are 32 stocks on the positive breakouts list (stocks with positive price momentum), and nine stocks are on the negative breakouts list (stocks with negative price momentum).<p>Discussed today is a company that appeared on the negative price breakouts list in …

Investing

Pfizer Stock Looks Pretty Bullish for the Long Term

Over the last few weeks there has been an evident rotation of money out of technology and into sectors like financials and healthcare. One …

Trading

How to Know When Stocks Are Properly Valued: A Debate

Cheap stocks don't always play catch-up, and pricey stocks don't always disappoint.<p>With U.S. stocks reaching new records almost daily, there’s an endless discussion about whether equities are cheap or expensive. Bloomberg Gadfly columnist Nir Kaissar and Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz met …

S&P 500

Stock Market Earnings Boom

Earnings are what matters for stocks and we'll prove it.<p>Earnings and technicals have broken out to the upside.<p>We could be in for a multi-year up move …

Trading

S&P 500, Nasdaq Futures -- Technical Analysis

Chicago Mercantile Exchange September S&P 500 Futures<p>2451.00 -- lifetime high<p>2442.13 -- second pivot point resistance<p>2437.80 -- previous day's high<p>2436.77 -- first pivot point resistance<p>2435.70 -- 9-day moving average<p>2434.90 -- previous day's close<p>2433.55 -- 4-day moving average<p>2431.57 -- 18-day …

Trading

S&P 500 Winners and Losers for 06/26

These are today's winners and losers from the S&P 500. (Source: Bloomberg)<p>17:07 - Jim Strugger, MKM Holdings derivatives strategist, discusses …

S&P 500

3 Stocks Wall Street Wants to Keep Secret

Here's a closer look at three stocks you've never heard of before.<p>You may not fully understand <b>Capital One Financial</b> (NYSE:COF), and what makes it …

Investing

Your trading reality is not fixed it's made up stuff from your mind

Trading Reality<p>Your trading reality is not what you think it is: As you all know only too well the idea of being “realistic” is favoured by the …

Trading

Gains in Utilities Shares Boost S&P 500

Shares of utility companies and other dividend-paying stocks led the S&P 500 to a slim gain following some tepid U.S. economic data.<p>As investors turned to more defensive stocks that tend to offer steady income, they dialed back on the year's biggest gainer, the technology sector.<p>Overall moves were …

S&P 500

Where to invest if you're scared of putting cash into record-high markets

With markets at all-time highs, investors are sitting on cash and struggling to decide how to use it.<p>The fear is that they will be investing at the worst possible moment, and face seeing investment values plunge if and when the market takes a downturn.<p>In Britain, seemingly unending political …

S&P 500

Ethereum Price Technical Analysis – ETH/USD Clears Major Support

Key Highlights<p>ETH price came under further pressure and moved below a major support at $288 against the US Dollar.<br>• There is a crucial bearish trend …

Trading

The Hot Stock: FirstEnergy Gains 4.1%

<b>FirstEnergy</b> (FE) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after getting upgraded to Peer Perform from Underperform at <b>Wolfe Research</b>.<p>FirstEnergy gained …

S&P 500

S&P, Dow edge up; tech weighs on Nasdaq | Reuters

By Tanya Agrawal<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were higher in late afternoon trading on Monday but a fall in technology stocks …

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Weekly Charts Of These 17 ETFs Indicate Risk Of A Stock Market Correction In The Next Six Months

, Contributor<p>photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg<p>The S&P 500 is divided into 11 sectors and each sector can be traded using its own exchange-traded fund.<p><b>The key takeaways from last week’s trading involve these 17 ETFs.</b><p>In the “flight to safety” categories the iShares Barclays 20+ Year Treasury Bond …

Trading

Markets could be too gentle for investors' own good

Financial markets are not often as gentle and generous as they've been this year.<p>Just count the blessings the market gods have bestowed:<p>The S&P 500 …

S&P 500

Nestle and L'Oreal are getting a boost from an activist investor

Nestle's stock price is getting a huge boost from an activist hedge fund.<p>Daniel Loeb, famous for being a successful activist investor in companies like Yahoo and Sony, has set his sights on the consumer conglomerate Nestle.<p>Loeb's hedge fund, Third Point, released a note Sunday disclosing its share …

Business

Crypto Correction: Bitcoin and Ether Dive as Market Sheds $13 Billion

Is the long-awaited 'crypto correction' finally here?<p>There was certainly ample evidence to suggest the answer was yes today, as cryptocurrencies both …

Cryptocurrency

Better Buy: Comcast Corporation vs. Charter Communications

As two of the top U.S. cable providers, <b>Comcast</b> (NASDAQ: CMCSA) and <b>Charter Communications</b> (NASDAQ: CHTR) each sit at the intersection of several big-ticket trends shaping the media, cable distribution, and telecom industries.<p>Their shares have each eviscerated the <b>S&P 500</b>'s impressive performance over …

Investing

Digital Currency Indexes Are Coming

Shutterstock<p>Digital currencies are getting a lot of attention as a new asset class. Bitcoin, for example, recently reached an all-time high of $2,900 on June 7, 2017, representing a year-to-date (YTD) return of 200%. With these wild price increases, digital currencies are gaining more attention and …

S&P 500

My Buy and Hold Portfolio has enjoyed 13% annual growth

If you’re an invest-it-and-forget-it person, this Buy and Hold Portfolio is for you. It was created in June 2012 so we are currently celebrating its fifth anniversary. The portfolio contains a bond ETF and a mix of Canadian and U.S. stocks, which will rarely change.<p>On the equity side, I focus on …

Investing

The Best Sports Stock to Buy in 2017

Opportunities to buy this sports-apparel juggernaut at a discount don't come around often. Yet today we have that chance -- and investors should …

Investing

Dark-Pool Clampdown Seen Ensnaring 74% of European Equities - Bloomberg

If fund managers want to keep trading in European dark pools, they will need a big overhaul of their practices before new rules kick in next year.<p>The …

Trading