In my previous commentary, I talked about high-flying IPOs like Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE/SHAK) and their vulnerability to the downside. Now I’m going to swing to the other end of the investment spectrum with the dividend-paying stocks that tend to deliver consistent results and pay a dividend over the long term. Here you are not going to find the momentum trades, but stocks that actually trade at reasonable multiples to. Read More
I still feel that dividend-paying stocks have the edge going forward. The stock market has already gone up tremendously and there’s no reason why it shouldn’t experience a material price correction.At the beginning of 2013, investors threw caution to the wind and just started buying stocks after two years of price consolidation.Investors chased the market’s safest names—safe in terms of earnings reliability and the certainty of quarterly dividends.. Read More
To find the best dividend-paying stocks in 2015, it might be a good idea to see what the 20th century’s greatest investor is holding…Warren Buffett: World’s Wealthiest InvestorForbes just released its 2015 ranking of the world’s wealthiest 500 people. For Wall Street, the most interesting ones are those investors who have figured out the Street. At #85 is Abigail Johnson ($13.4 billion); #31 is Carl Icahn ($23.5. Read More
Countless earnings reports are still hitting the Street—and a lot of them are from dividend-paying stocks.It hasn’t been a bad first-quarter earnings season overall. We know that sales growth is pretty slow for brand-name businesses. And those companies generating double-digit growth on the stock market are expensively priced.In a slow-growth world, I still feel that dividends are an important component to portfolio management and that investing in dividend-paying. Read More
The top gold dividend stocks have maintained regular dividend distributions to shareholders, despite a 40% decline in gold prices since 2011. More impressive is that the gold stocks on this list have managed to cut costs and increase production—making them the top gold dividend stocks to watch in 2015.1. Sibayne Gold Limited (NYSE/SBGL)Sibayne Gold Limited, the largest gold producer in South Africa, has a market cap of. Read More
Now that we know that first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) was anemic and the Federal Reserve is thinking about changing interest rates, individual stock selection is even more key in this market. And I still like dividend-paying stocks; they can outperform with sales and earnings growth slowing.In a rising-rate environment, dividend-paying stocks can perform less favorably. Utility stocks, for example, recently sold off on the central bank’s talk about. Read More
With the stock market trading in a tight range and most indicators telling us equities are wildly overvalued, it might be a good idea for investors to look at these top dividend-paying stocks in April that have a long history of providing capital appreciation and consistent annual dividend growth.Balancing Risk and Reward with Top Dividend-Paying Stocks in AprilWith the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and other indices. Read More
Putting together a portfolio of stocks doesn’t have to be complicated. But a strong adherence to investment risk is useful with an equity market already at a record high.What to Consider When Establishing Your Core Investing PortfolioIf anything, a substantial price correction would be helpful in terms of creating more attractive opportunities for new money, but building an equity market portfolio doesn’t have to be rushed. It should. Read More
Similar to the trading action in the first half of last year, the stock market seemingly continues with its identity crisis. While it’s perfectly reasonable for stocks to sell off on any inkling of a change in monetary policy, what’s interesting about the market bounce-backs is that they’re often led by blue chips.We saw this last week with the market sell-off after the unemployment numbers. The rebound was with. Read More
4Q14 Stock Summary: Fourth-Quarter Earnings Season a BoreWe’re now in the lull between earnings seasons, and stocks will trade off economic news and geopolitical events.Fourth-quarter earnings season was fairly uneventful. It seemed that investors basically ignored the results, unsure of whether to buy a market that’s already gone up.There’s been continued strength among technology stocks, and the NASDAQ Composite recently broke out convincingly over 4,750, where it. Read More
Immediate term outlook:
The bear market rally in stocks that started in March 2009, extended because of unprecedented central bank money printing, is coming to an end. Gold bullion is up $1,000 an ounce since we first recommended it in 2002 and we are still bullish on the metal.
Short-to-medium term outlook:
World economies are entering their slowest growth period since 2009. The Chinese economy grew last year at its slowest pace in 24 years. Japan is in recession. The eurozone is in depression. With almost half the S&P 500 companies deriving revenue outside the U.S., slower world economic growth will negatively impact revenue and earnings growth of American companies. Domestically, the U.S. economy is also entering a slow growth phase (1Q15 GDP of 0.2%) which will negatively impact an already overpriced equity market.
Estimates May. 26, 2015
Trailing 12-month EPS for Dow Jones companies (Most Recent Quarter)