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Apple Stock: Now Is the Time to Buy This Dividend Investment

Apple Stock: Now Is the Time to Buy This Dividend Investment For any investor looking to give his portfolio a boost from a dividend stock, a decent dividend yield is likely a requirement. Fortunately, Apple’s stock’s dividend yield, or annual dividend payments as a percentage of the stock price, has moved higher in … Continue […]

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Why Now Could Be a Bad Time to Own Dividend Stocks

Why Now Could Be a Bad Time to Own Dividend Stocks The S&P 500 plunged 2.5% Friday, its biggest single-day drop since the Brexit vote. The culprit? A simple murmur about the Federal Reserve raising interest rates from Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren. Under normal circumstances, dividend stocks tend … Continue reading at fool.com 3 […]

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Time May Be Prime For TIPS ETFs

Time May Be Prime For TIPS ETFs Below, we compare the performance of TIP to a similar-duration investment in U.S. Treasurys. We use the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury ETF (IEF | A-55) as the proxy for U.S. Treasurys. A static allocation to TIPS has not looked very good. But based on the … Continue reading […]

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An ETF Built to Time the Market

An ETF Built to Time the Market This year has proved humbling for prognosticators. British soccer club Leicester City, given 5,000-1 odds to win its league, clinched the title. Bookmakers at one point last summer gave Donald Trump 80-1 odds to seal the Republican presidential nomination. Continue reading at barrons.com Last Week’s Best Healthcare ETF […]

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A Good Time To Buy The ‘Big 5’ Canadian Bank Stocks

A Good Time To Buy The ‘Big 5’ Canadian Bank Stocks The Big 5 Canadian banks are likewise heavily shorted on the New York Stock Exchange. In the case of the NYSE, I used a more meaningful measure than looking simply at the list of companies with the largest number of shares shorted. This list […]

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Fixed Income – Now Is Not The Time

Fixed Income – Now Is Not The Time iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF, PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio ETF and Schwab U.S. TIPS ETF. After peaking in 1981, US ten year treasury bond interest rates have fallen steadily to their current rate of 1.75%. Although … Continue reading at seekingalpha.com iShares Barclays […]

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The Federal Reserve is bracing for deflation for the first time since the 1930s

The Federal Reserve is bracing for deflation for the first time since the 1930s Last month, the Federal Reserve announced that its annual stress tests on the largest U.S. banks would include a scenario of declining prices and wages in the economy, or deflation. Deflation is a scary proposition for central bankers and investors alike […]

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It’s time for these trendy mutual funds and ETFs to put up or shut up

It’s time for these trendy mutual funds and ETFs to put up or shut up The volatile, nerve-wracking market is quickly bringing investors to a point where they’ll be able to determine if they were sold a bill of goods when they bought alternative and “smart-beta” mutual funds and ETFs. If results are ugly, investors […]

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