The threat of rising interest rates is all the rage in financial circles today. However, the seminal question is: How real is the threat, and how much impact will rising rates have on stock prices and investor performance?
Introduction According to an article in Quartz today, March 9, 2017, marks the 8th birthday of the US bull market which started on March 9, 2009. According to the article, this is the 2nd longest and 4th strongest bull market in history for the S&P 500.
j2 Global (JCOM) was founded in 1995 and went public in 1999. During their first few years as a public company, j2 Global generated operating losses; however, since 2002 the company has strung together an impressive record of rapid growth.
The 5 MLPs covered in this article offer yields ranging from 5.7% to 10.7%. Additionally, each of these MLPs appears reasonably valued given their high yields and prospects for growth. However, two of these MLPs are currently in the process of merging.
2016 was a terrific year for small-cap stocks—and an even better year for small-cap value and cyclical sectors.
When investing for dividend growth there are several key attributes that I consider crucial for long-term success.
Chairman Chuck Royce and Co-CIO Francis Gannon look at a terrific year for small-cap stocks, capped by a bullish 4Q16, and explain why they think the good times for value (and small-cap active management) are just beginning.
This article is presented as an update to an article I published on Flowers Foods (FLO) on September 22, 2016. Later in this article I will provide a direct link to the original.
Energy was the best performing sector in 2016, up 27% compared to a positive 11% for the S&P 500.
Over the last several weeks stock price volatility has increased significantly above norms. All of a sudden it is not uncommon to see stock prices moving 5%, 10% or more in a single trading day.