Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline The stock market rebounded for a second day in a row on Thursday, on track to snap a seven-week losing streak, as recession fears cooled amid a slew of strong quarterly earnings reports that boosted investor sentiment. Key Facts Stocks moved higher as investors continued to assess the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.6%, over 500 points, while the S&P 500 gained 2% and the Nasdaq Composite 2.7%. Despite seven straight weeks of losses pushing the S&P 500 briefly into bear market territory last Friday, stocks are on track to post a strong rebound this week: The Dow and S&P 500 are up over 4% and the Nasdaq more than 3%. “Last week’s doom and gloom about the all-important U.S. consumer may have been overdone, along with the dire recession headlines,” says Quincy Krosby, chief equity strategist for LPL Financial, about the … [Read more...] about Dow Jumps 500 Points, Market Rebounds As Strong Earnings Alleviate ‘Dire Recession Headlines’
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin I remain a big fan of cash right now. I know, I know. I’m not supposed to say this in a stock -focused column like this. “But Brett,” I can hear the rebuttal. “We’ve been smartly selling the rips . My cash is burning a hole in my pocket.” “And I’m here for the income. Shouldn’t I buy something ?” Not yet. We contrarians shouldn’t be in a hurry to time the bottom of the market. There will be free and fast money on the other side of this bearish storm. Every correction eventually ends. For now, we buy lightly. And enjoy our comfortable seat. This is what I call the “no beta” portfolio. It’s a pile of cash that we deploy when we “back up the truck” at major market bottoms. In the spring of 2020 , we went on a dividend shopping spree. We bought stocks like energy toll bridge ONE ONE ONEO NEO OK (OKE) for a song—and we’re now sitting on 148% gains. Later that year, we identified … [Read more...] about The Best Dividend Stocks, Bull Or Bear
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin 2022 has been a brutal year for investors. Presently, the S&P 500 is down over 16% Year-To-Date (YTD), the Dow is down 12% YTD, the NASDAQ is down an astounding 25% and the Russell 2000 small capitalization index is down 19%. The devastation has been widespread, with a high number of stocks down over 50%. Due to this, the Nasdaq Composite, S&P 500 Growth (SPYG) and Russell 2000 (All and Growth) segments of the market have confirmed their bear market status. The O’Neil methodology tends to use -25% from highs as the threshold for a bear market. Taking the commonly used -20% from highs, the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 Value have also reached the threshold. Only S&P 500 Value and Dow Industrials have not. In our January 28, 2022 Forbes article, we noted that after two consecutive failed Follow-Through Days (FTDs)*, triggered by an undercut of prior established lows, historically (using the S&P 500 since … [Read more...] about Bear Markets & Market Bottoms
Merck & Co., Inc. ( MRK ) reported better-then-expected earnings on April 30, and the stock responded with an upside move. This rebound was helped by a "golden cross" on its daily chart, while the weekly chart is neutral. Merck is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and was a member of the " Dogs of the Dow " in 2018. The company did not qualify in 2019, as it has a P/E ratio of 17.45 with a dividend yield of 2.79%, according to Macrotrends. To qualify as a member of the dog pound, the dividend must be above 3.00%. Merck stock closed Wednesday, May 1, at $78.72, up 3.00% year to date and up by a bull market 39.9% from its low of $56.26 posted on May 9, 2018. The stock is 6.1% below its high of $83.85 set on April 1, 2019. The daily chart for Merck The daily chart for Merck shows that a "golden cross" has been in play since June 12, when the 50-day simple moving average rose above the 200-day simple moving average, indicating that higher prices lie … [Read more...] about Merck Stock Bounces Back Thanks to a ‘Golden Cross’
Pfizer Inc. ( PFE ) reported better-then-expected earnings on April 30, and shares of the pharmaceutical giant responded with an upside move. However, the stock is under a " death cross " on its daily chart and still trades under a negative weekly chart. Pfizer is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is one of the eight members of the " Dogs of the Dow " for 2019. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.19 with a dividend yield of 3.55%, according to Macrotrends. Pfizer shares closed Wednesday, May 1, at $40.77, down 14.1% year to date and up 18.6% from the low of $34.37 posted on May 4, 2018. The stock is in correction territory at 12.3% below its Dec. 4 high of $46.47. The daily chart for Pfizer The daily chart for Pfizer shows that a "death cross" was confirmed on April 22, when the 50-day simple moving average fell below the 200-day simple moving average, indicating that lower prices lie ahead. Under this warning, the strategy is to sell strength to … [Read more...] about Pfizer Stock Rebounds Under Cloud of Negative Charts
Trade Watchlist Portfolio Message Set Alert live bse live nse live Volume Todays L/H More × The market gained strength for the first time in last four consecutive sessions and climbed nearly 1 percent on May 26 as buying interest and short-covering were seen in banking and financial services, IT, metal, and select auto stocks on the F&O contracts expiry day. Positive global cues also supported the market. The BSE Sensex rallied more than 500 points to 54,253, and the Nifty50 rose more than 140 points to 16,170, while the broader markets also participated in the momentum with the Nifty Midcap 100 and Smallcap 100 indices rising 1.35 percent and 0.77 percent. The market breadth was in favour of bulls as about five shares advanced for every four declining shares on the NSE. India VIX fell by 10.14 percent to 22.72 levels, supporting bulls to get back in strength. Experts feel if … [Read more...] about Trade Spotlight | What should you do with InterGlobe Aviation, Dr Lal PathLabs, M&M Financial on Friday?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin There seems to be a lot of confusion about whether annuities are good or bad. Some of it stems from viewing the product as complex and too time-consuming to study and understand. But I don’t see annuities being any more complicated than other financial products. For example, one type of annuity is simply like a pension, and there’s almost no one who thinks a pension is bad. Annuities are a type of insurance product. By purchasing one, you’re transferring risk to the insurance company just as you do with home, auto, or life insurance coverage. With annuity products, the insurer is assuming some, if not all, of the longevity or market risk and charging a fee doing so. Risk mitigation is common to all types of annuity products, yet they differ markedly in other ways. Variable Annuities When people talk about contract complexity and high fees, they’re usually referring to variable annuities. I find these products are … [Read more...] about Do Annuities Make Sense For Anyone?
Major Moves Stocks were mixed today as investors prepared for the busiest week of first quarter earnings season . By the end of the week, more than 45% of the S&P 500 will have reported their earnings and we will have a good idea for the trend of corporate performance. Risks were somewhat compounded today following news that President Trump will make another move to curtail oil exports from Iran. Currently, some oil importers like China, South Korea and Turkey have a "waiver" from the U.S. that they will not face negative consequences for doing business with Iran. President Trump plans not to renew these waivers that expire on May 2. The administration has assumed that Iran's market share can be consolidated by Saudi Arabia and other Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) nations who will increase production. Clearly, the U.S. cannot dictate production levels to OPEC, but it is reasonable to assume that if Iranian exports are reduced, Saudi Arabia will want … [Read more...] about Junk Bonds Keep Dropping as Oil Spikes
Major Moves Trading was aimless during today's session as economic and earnings data came in below expectations. While there was plenty of bad news, some of the media's hand-wringing was a great example of post-hoc rationalization. This was particularly true in the energy sector. Each Wednesday, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) releases a report of oil inventories held by commercial firms in the U.S. Like most weekly reports, the data can be very "noisy," with wide swings from week to week. In a bullish oil market, we would like to see inventories fall because purchases and shipping are picking up. The weekly oil inventory report swung back hard today to show an increase of 7.1 million barrels versus a decrease of 8.6 million barrels last week. When the two data points are added together, we see a small net decrease over the past two weeks that is more likely to be an accurate reflection of the market. Most traders expected today's news after inventories were … [Read more...] about Resistance Firms Ahead of Labor Report
PHUKET: I used to write about the trend-following sector. Many of the funds I still use went decades with the steadiest performance in the investment industry, while still giving investors above-average returns. Sadly, in the period of low interest rates and volatility following the financial crisis, the entire asset class has struggled. The steady year-after-year forward progress seemed to turn upside down and many funds were down three out of four years after having gone decades without a single bad year. This year, however, it seems that they are back in a big way and the recent volatility in oil prices appears to have been one of the biggest causes. It doesn’t matter if the underlying commodities go down or up for this style of fund to make a good return, but there does need to be movement, and there certainly has been just that in the oil market as of late. At the time of this writing, the two major benchmarks are were off by about 38% from the 2014 highs that hit in June. … [Read more...] about Finance: Oil volatility good for asset class