The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 0.5% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending June 29. Mortgage loan rate movements were mixed last week.
The stock market’s relentless march upward has pushed the prices of many companies higher. As investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, that can make it hard to discern which companies are the best dividend growth stocks for long-term investors.
That’s especially true in the world of dividend stocks, where income-starved investors face great temptation to reach for high-dividend....More>>>
Oil may return to $100 a barrel, but it would have much less of an impact on the global economy than when prices hit that level in 2011, according to Bloomberg Economics’ simulations. The amount of oil needed to produce a unit of output has been on a steady downward trend for decades and improvements in energy efficiency....More>>>
Sometimes when you want to find out how someone you admire ticks, you ask them whom they respect. When it comes to super-investor Warren Buffett, the answer (among others) is Jack Bogle, the founder of the Vanguard Group.
Bogle should be awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for bringing the passive index fund into the world. This vehicle simply holds a basket of securities at very low cost.....More>>>
Tuesday was another good day on Wall Street, thanks largely to diminished concerns about trade disputes between the U.S. and China. Chinese leaders made conciliatory comments that suggested that there could be a measured resolution to tensions between the two countries, and market participants took that as an all-clear sign to bid shares higher. Yet some stocks suffered from negative news. Tupperware....More>>>
One decade ago, Warren Buffett took a $1 million wager that stashing money in an index fund would make you richer than if you entrusted it with hedge fund managers.
He won — big time — and in his annual letter on Saturday, the billionaire Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) Inc. outlined the final tally. He also took a jab at the hedge fund folks at the losing end.....More>>>
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Sometimes, companies find themselves on the wrong side of a secular trend. Usually when that happens, even the most powerful companies can be crippled. Indeed, it isn’t out of the norm for a company stuck on the wrong side of a secular trend to entirely disappear.
But while some companies lay down and die when the cards are stacked against them, others keep fighting. They innovate.....More>>>
Our Top Pick for more aggressive investors has been volatile since private capital firms Riverstone Holdings and Carlyle Group rolled it out as a “yieldco” to the public in September, 2013, notes Roger Conrad, editor of Conrad’s Utility Investor.
Now priced to yield 8.6 percent, Pattern Energy Group (PEGI) trades 14 percent below its IPO price of $22 per share. That....More>>>
With an increase in the amount of merchants and customers, both above 45% y/y, and the revenue growth at more than 22% y/y in the last two years, GreenSky (GSKY) is very interesting. Its positive earnings per share in the last three years makes this stock a must follow.
When discussing investments in energy stocks, most analysts and investors tend to focus their attention on the outlook for energy prices. This is understandable, since energy prices have a huge impact on all stocks in the sector. Unfortunately, this much important variable is notoriously hard to
An issue of Denbury Resources (NYSE:DNR) bonds rose 1.8% as a percentage of their face value during trading on Thursday after an insider sold shares in the company. The high-yield debt issue has a 4.625% coupon and will mature on July 15, 2023. The debt is now trading at $77.75 and was trading
Sometimes the market gets fairly excited about a perceived significant event causing a lot of would-be investors to jump into an investment without properly weighing all the potential risks and outcomes. Cobas Asset Management invested in Teekay Corporation (TK) to the tune of about 4 million sha