If you watch violent television shows, are you more likely to kill¬†somebody? Or, are¬†those who have a predisposition towards violence¬†more likely to view blood, guts and gore? (Watching the stock ticker on Thursday, September 22, was about as gory as it gets!)
Too often, the mainstream media endeavor to¬†attribute a¬†rationale for the irrational. For instance, every¬†participant [...] [...more]
The stampeding stock bull has hushed the naysayers. Pullbacks have been short-lived. And popular benchmarks like the S&P 500, the Dow as well as the NASDAQ have nearly gone vertical.
Equally intriguing,¬†some advisors¬†appear to¬†be abandoning their asset allocation. Consider the case of the $5.3 billion dollar SPDR S&P Dividend Fund (SDY).¬†On Tuesday, February 1, anxious institutional [...] [...more]
In the 70s, buy-n-hold investors in the U.S. didn’t experience¬†capital¬†gains for 16 years (1966-1982); they didn’t see any cap app¬†for the¬†10 years¬†(2000-2009) of¬†the last decade either.
That’s why dividend enthusiasts like to remind the “easy money” crowd that you can’t count on prices going higher. However, you may be able to count on cash flow or [...] [...more]