Tag: Stocks

  • Investorplace lists 10 dividend stocks you should consider

    Investorplace lists 10 dividend stocks you should consider

    I don’t hold any stock in the companies on this list but I’m going to take a close look and see if maybe I need to add one or two to my portfolio. Here’s their list. Click the link to read their rationale. Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) Mastercard (NYSE:MA) Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) J.P. Morgan (NYSE:JPM) Northern Trust (NASDAQ:NTRS) […]

  • Number of retail investors continue to climb

    Number of retail investors continue to climb

    Retail investors are increasing in number and plowing more money into the markets. In June, so-called retail investors bought nearly $28 billion of stocks and exchange-traded funds on a net basis, according to data from Vanda Research’s VandaTrack, the highest monthly amount deployed since at least 2014. That even trumped the amount retail traders spent […]

  • Are investors overly optimistic?

    Are investors overly optimistic?

    Investors expecting returns of 17.5% after inflation in the coming years? Wow. In a recent survey of 750 U.S. individual investors, Natixis Investment Managers found these people expect to earn 17.3% this year, after inflation. That might not sound like pie in the sky. The S&P 500 returned 18.4% last year, counting dividends, and is up 15.9% […]

  • Short sellers are staying away from financial stocks

    Short sellers are staying away from financial stocks

    How long can we expect financial sector stocks to continue to climb? Short-sellers held just 1.57% of financial sector stocks at the end of May, the lowest percentage of any of the S&P 500’s 11 groups, according to an analysis by S&P Global Market Intelligence. That compares to an average of 2.21% of shares in […]

  • The Yield – Week ending June 18, 2021

    The Yield – Week ending June 18, 2021

    Stocks drop for the week, oil prices hit a high, jobless claims increase, the year of the individual investor, Microsoft names new board chairman, IBM closes an acquisition, Sonoco expands recycling, and Verizon gets a contract. All that including my weekly portfolio update and dividend news

  • Update: Supreme Court refuses to hear J&J appeal

    Update: Supreme Court refuses to hear J&J appeal

    I’m sure that will cause the stock to decline just a bit. The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to consider a Johnson & Johnson appeal that sought to challenge a $2.1 billion civil judgment awarded to 20 women who alleged the company’s talcum baby powder caused ovarian cancer. The court rejected the J&J appeal in a […]

  • Johnson & Johnson makes an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to review baby powder verdict

    Johnson & Johnson makes an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to review baby powder verdict

    J&J is asking the court to review the verdict in which a $2 billion verdict was handed down by a jury regarding J&J’s baby powder product. The court could decide as soon as Tuesday if they will hear the case. Johnson & Johnson is asking for a Supreme Court review of a $2 billion verdict […]

  • Momentum investing means you’re usually behind the curve

    Momentum investing means you’re usually behind the curve

    In the short run people might make out. But you’ll never know if you’re getting in when the momentum is subsiding or when it’s just starting to take off. It only works in the long term if the businesses use this opportunity to turn themselves around. If they continue on the same path of being […]

  • The Yield – Week ending May 14, 2021 Ep. 4

    The Yield – Week ending May 14, 2021 Ep. 4

    In addition to news and dividend information, on this episode, I cover my Low Yield portfolio.

  • The Yield – Week ending May 7, 2021

    The Yield – Week ending May 7, 2021

    News and info on stocks in my portfolio for the week ending May 7, 2021