Posts Tagged ‘Standard & Poor’s 500 Index’

Why The Real S&P 500 All-Time High May Be A Long Way Off

May 8th, 2013

high yieldDavid Zeiler: Celebrations of the S&P 500′s recent string of all-time high closes have been premature, as it turns out. Read more…


Which Stocks To Buy In 2013; Don’t Miss These Leaders (EFA, EWG, TEVA, MRK, PFE, JNJ, WMT, T, VZ)

January 3rd, 2013

Money Morning Staff: When looking for stocks to buy in 2013, many investors turn to the markets that outperformed the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) in 2012.  Read more…


What Happens To The Stock Market Indexes In An Election Year? (INDEXSP:.INX, INDEXDJX:.DJI)

September 25th, 2012

Money Morning Staff: With just about six weeks to go until Nov. 6, many investors are wondering how Election 2012 will affect the stock market as a whole and their portfolios in particular.  Read more…


3 Warning Signs Showing Why You Should Remain Leery Of This Market (INDEXDJX:.DJI, INDEXSP:.INX, SPY)

August 13th, 2012

Mike Larson: After a rocky start to the summer, stocks have trended higher over the past few weeks. That much is fact. So why do I remain leery of the market? What are MY indicators telling me about this rally? Can this uptrend really hold? Read more…


Financials: Time To Double Down On Banks For The Long Term? (XLF, FAS, FAZ, SKF, UYG, C, BAC, JPM)

April 13th, 2012

Don Miller: Based on recent performance from the sector’s biggest names, it’s easy to argue that financial stocks are making a comeback. Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF) is up 27% in 2012. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) is up 29%. Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) is up a whopping 59%.  Read more…


Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) New Dividend Will Help Send Shares Much Higher

April 4th, 2012

David Zeiler: A new Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) dividend will make the stock even more attractive while expanding the pool of potential investors. Apple announced that starting in September, it will pay a $2.65 quarterly dividend. Read more…


Conflict of Interest: Are Federal Reserve Presidents Gaming The System? (SPY, GLD, AAPL, BA, XOM, KO, ORCL, GE)

February 6th, 2012

David Zeiler: The presidents of the U.S. Federal Reserve may not have used their knowledge for personal gain, but a look at their assets does show several apparent conflicts of interests. Read more…


You Should Buy Timber Stocks and Watch Your Money Grow On Trees (CUT, WOOD, PCL, RYN, WY, PCH, MWV, IP)

February 1st, 2012

Don Miller: Chances are you’ve never considered timber stocks in your investing strategy.  But if that’s the case, then you’ve been missing out.  Timber is a long-term investment that can reward your portfolio in good times, and protect it in bad. Read more…


Prepare To Profit From The Next Stock Market Crash (GLD, DIA, EEM, SPY, SLV)

September 27th, 2011

Martin Hutchinson: The notion of a stock market crash is a terrifying thought  for most investors. But it shouldn’t be.  After all, stock market crashes, properly played, can be just as profitable – if not more so – than bull-runs. Read more…


If You Thought August Was A Tough Month Wait Until You See September

September 2nd, 2011

Kerri Shannon:  Investors beware – the dismal days of September market performance are here. September notoriously often leaves markets in negative territory. Since the start of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (NYSE:DIA) in 1896, the index has lost an average of 1.07% in September, Read more…


Investors: How To Bank Triple-Digit Gains During A Stock-Market Sell-Off (SPY, FXI, QQQ, GS)

August 10th, 2011

Kerri Shannon:  Monday’s stock-market sell-off was a frightening affair that sunk 94% of the stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Every single stock in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell, and the 635-point freefall experienced by the Dow Jones Industrial Average was its sixth Read more…


Last Week’s Stock Market Decline Portends Poorly for Earnings Season (SPY, DIA, GS, GOOG, BHP, HK, CLX)

July 18th, 2011

Jon D. Markman:  Last week’s stock market decline was largely the product of geopolitical events ranging from the debt-ceiling impasse and rating agency warnings to new Italian and Greek sovereign debt troubles. Read more…


Ignore The Data: Stock Market Could Be Gearing Up For A Major Rally (SPY, DIA, QQQ, GLD, USO, SLV, SDS, EMC, AAPL, AMZN)

June 6th, 2011

Jon D. Markman:  The stock market swirled lower over the past week as a barge full of U.S. economic data sank in stormy seas.  But don’t worry: We may actually be able to ride some of these Read more…


Why A Greek Default Could Be Worse Than The Lehman Collapse (DIA, GLD, SPY, GDX, GDXJ, SGOL, DGP, IAU, DZZ)

June 1st, 2011

Martin Hutchinson:  The 2008 collapse of Lehman Bros Holdings Inc. (PINK:LEHMQ) ignited a financial meltdown that resulted in widespread bank failures and caused the Dow Jones Industrial Read more…


Unemployment Claims Fall, But Recovery Faces More Speed Bumps (IHF, DIA, SPY, QQQ, USO, GLD, LNKD, AAPL, CAT, CMG, BAC)

May 23rd, 2011

Jon D. Markman:  Of all the economic news last week, the fall in unemployment claims had the most positive impact. It’s great to see them come down, and my work suggests that May is on track for a Read more…


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