The allure of the largest U.S. technology companies is understandable given significant returns last year, but their sheer size is the reason for their eventual downfall and long-term stock underperformance, according to Rob Arnott, founder of Research Affiliates.
The last twenty years or so have been a mixed period for financial stocks, and for big banks like Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). WFC stock had, like most other stocks, vastly overshot its intrinsic value during the dot-com bubble. Wells Fargo stock fell by about a third in late 1999.
But then came the good times — from then until the mortgage....More>>>
Deere (NYSE:DE) is back (not that it ever really left, but it’s been stagnating until recently). One of a small number of companies that’s over a century old that maintains both its original name (or nearly so) and its same business focus, this icon of field and farm has outlasted numerous competitors. It’s often compared to Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), but look....More>>>
Investment company Cable Hill Partners, LLC buys iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond, Enbridge, Devon Energy, Hawaiian Holdings, National Grid PLC, Novartis AG, Occidental Petroleum, Ares Capital, Vanguard Intermediate-Term Bond, CSX, sells Vanguard Short-Term Bond, SPDR DJ Wilshire Global Real Estate, Guggenheim MSCI Global Timber, Vanguard Total World Stock Index, Vanguard Small-Cap Value ETF –....More>>>
It’s a good time to buy a home. Accordingto the Mortgage Bankers Association, getting approved for a home loan is easier than it has been at any time in this past decade, with lenders recently approving 77% of loans, up from 71% in mid-2015. On top of that, interest rates are still extremely low, historically speaking.
You might want to act relatively quickly, though, as interest rates....More>>>
In this low interest rate environment, dividends are still looking great. After all, the S&P 500 currently yields about 2%, and that is a heck of a lot better than you can get through most savings accounts.
On top of this, dividends do two important things:
First, a generous dividend payment often lowers a stock’s volatility. I’d much rather own a stock that’s....More>>>
The casino sector offers a lot of color beyond the characters one expects to find as their customers according to the movies. Local nuances in Macau, Las Vegas, online gambling, and new areas lead to industry-wide changes and company-level opportunities for investors.
Recent headlines have focused on headwinds in Macau – with revenue down for its third consecutive year but perhaps bottoming....More>>>
When buying a home, the most important numbers for mortgage lenders are the buyer’s credit score and the buyer’s debt-to-income ratio. The first is a summary of how the buyer has been managing debt and the second indicates whether the lender can reasonably expect the borrower to be