Who’s Been Buying Shares of Company Stock?

Who’s Been Buying Shares of Company Stock?

Fewer companies these days. Since the start of the bull market in 2009, U.S. companies have been buying their own stock. Stock buybacks peaked during the first three quarters of 2016 and have dropped off sharply since then, reports Financial Times citing a report from...
Not All Stocks Are Created Equal

Not All Stocks Are Created Equal

It was a good week for a lot of stocks but not bank stocks. The Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) both finished at record highs last week. Barron’s indicated investors owe Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen a...
Risk and The Post-Thanksgiving Food Coma

Risk and The Post-Thanksgiving Food Coma

FIRST, THE FOOD COMA IS A MYTH.  According to WebMD, the amino acid L-Tryptophan is not responsible for Americans’ post-Thanksgiving food coma. The real culprit is overeating. So, last week’s post-feast sleepiness can be blamed on big appetites. And, this might not be...
Stock Markets, Bonds & Commodities… Oh My

Stock Markets, Bonds & Commodities… Oh My

A Weekly Perspective on Markets As the “dog days” of summer drag on, trading continues to be relatively light. Oil prices fell at the beginning of last week amid rumors that Iraq may up its oil exports, prompting stocks to retreat. While stocks rallied...

After You Invest: Invest According to Your Plan

Part of the Happiness Dividend Video Webinars. After You Invest have an investing plan After you invest, the mental game begins.The market will always be changing—don’t chase the portfolio of the season. Avoid reacting based on anxiety—base your...

Forecast 2016: Stock Valuations

Forecasts 2016: Stock Valuations In his 2016 Forecasts Event (held January 26th, 2016), Jonathan K. DeYoe discussed stock valuations at the end of 2015. Experts disagree on valuations and the potential for future growth. Stephen Auth expects a 20(ish) P/E ration,...
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