The past six years have been brutal for dividend and income investors. Zero percent interest rates have depressed bond yields (NYSEARCA:BOND) and with major stock indexes (^DJI) now trading at all-time highs, dividend yields relative to prices have fallen too.
Last year, the number of S&P... Read More
Overpaying for anything is a bad idea. But it’s an especially bad thing when it comes to investing in the stock market.
James Montier at GMO correctly observes:
“Over the years I’ve witnessed many attempts by the practitioners of this most dark art to justify why tried and tested... Read More
“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one,” said Charles MacKay in his classic book the Madness of Crowds.
A closer examination of the U.S. stock market’s (NasdaqGM:QQQ) action shows how... Read More
Are corporate earnings really as great as the executives at the helm and Wall Street want us to believe?
Over 70% of S&P 500 (^GSPC) companies that have already reported beat analysts’ earnings estimates during the fourth quarter. Furthermore, 66% reported higher sales revenue, which is... Read More
Depending on whom you believe, China is either on the verge of economic utopia or a major economic shock. And the data is leaning toward the latter.
Non-performing loans made by Chinese banks soared to $97.5 billion in the final three months of last year, according to the China Banking... Read More