Is a year-end rally – or so-called “Santa Claus Rally” – already underway in the stock market? As today’s article notes, among those who subscribe to the notion of a Santa Claus Rally, some believe it begins in late October. Based on the historical record, however, the author questions whether the Santa Claus Rally really even exists, declaring that, “The stock market will rally between now and the end of the year. But that doesn’t mean there will be the ‘year-end rally’ that many advisers have begun telling their clients to expect.” For more, CLICK HERE.
Each member of the popular and closely-watched FAANG stocks, as well as Microsoft, reported their most recent quarterly earnings in October – and the gains that followed some solid earnings figures helped propel the S&P 500 to an all-time high. For how each of the FAANG stocks (and Microsoft) performed in quarterly earnings, as well as how much each stock has gained so far this year, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to recent talk of a rotation being underway into value stocks from growth stocks, the author of today’s article advises “Be skeptical about that — unless you are convinced the U.S. economy is heading into a recession”. For similarly-minded skeptics of a rotation who want to maintain a growth strategy, he outlines the stock-picking strategy of a benchmark-beating growth fund – which uses “four pillars” of criteria to screen for stocks with the best growth potential – and highlights two stocks held by the fund that meet these criteria. For more, CLICK HERE.
How have the various sectors in the S&P 500 performed this year and over the last ten years – and what insights can be gained from analyzing their respective annual returns? Today’s article presents each sector’s annual returns over the last ten years in the form of a “sector quilt”, and the author outlines some key observations on the contents of that quilt – including the sector that is the “surprising best performer” going back to 2009. For more, CLICK HERE.
“Aside from the famous name, why buy and hold Disney? The answer lies in one word, content!”, declares the author of today’s article, who makes the case as to why the “old venerable” entertainment company is also a “forward-looking” company – and a stock worthy of buying and holding for 20 years or more in almost any portfolio. For more on how “the acquisitions and changes that [Disney has] made over the years ensure a continuing flow of valuable content that will generate profits well into the future”, CLICK HERE.
After lagging growth for more than a decade, value appears to be staging a resurgence (or resurrection, given that it had been left for dead by many). With this development, today’s article highlights three exchange-traded funds for investors to consider in order to participate in value’s resurgence, including one fund that’s “something of a departure from traditional value ETFs”. For more, CLICK HERE.
What you do with your dividend stocks can affect your ultimate profit on any one stock to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. So how can you make the very most of your dividend stocks and maximize your dividend income? The author of today’s article lays out an example to illustrate just this – a lesson that may be especially relevant now as the longest bull market in history may be nearing its final stages. For more, CLICK HERE.
With further rate cuts expected, low interest rates are here to stay – and income-oriented investors are increasingly turning to dividend-focused funds. However, when it comes to which dividend ETFs are the best, it’s not necessarily the ones with the highest yields. Today’s article highlights five dividend ETFs which have been identified as top picks by analysts taking into consideration “expense ratios, how the funds weigh certain stocks as well as technical factors such as tracking errors.” For these five top-rated dividend ETFs, CLICK HERE.
“Tech stocks can be fickle and volatile — but they can also experience rapid growth in short periods of time,” notes the author of today’s article, who identifies five “up and coming” companies in the technology sector that traders may want to consider keeping an eye on. For these five tech stocks to watch – including a designer and manufacturer of MRI equipment and a company whose stock has seen phenomenal growth (and numerous Buy ratings from analysts) – CLICK HERE.
What lies ahead for the financial markets in the coming months given the ongoing trade war and the inverted yield curve? Will Europe and Japan’s troubles make their way to the U.S.? What would happen if the Fed were to introduce negative interest rates in the U.S. during the next recession? What are investors to do with their money in this challenging market environment, and where are the potential opportunities? In today’s article, renowned market strategist Jim Bianco provides his answers to these questions and more. For more, CLICK HERE.