[Editor’s note: This story was previously published in November 2018. It has since been updated and republished.] In early June of 2018, J.P. Morgan strategist Marko Kolanovic made a startling statement. He said that, since March 2018, President Donald Trump’s tough stance on fair trade practices had evaporated more than $1 trillion in market value.
Shares of the now-independent Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) declined on Friday for the first time since the company was spun off . The Midland, Michigan-based manufacturer of chemicals saw its stock fall on a bearish initiation by an analyst. After Dow Inc stock rose for three straight days, investors may have had good reasons to doubt
Gap (NYSE:GPS) has been making a lot of changes over the past few months. It ended February with by announcing it will spin off its Old Navy brand and in March iGap scooped up Gymboree’s high-end kids line Janie and Jack. Further, despite GPS stock making a big jump after reporting earnings, those gains have
Analysts are amazed that Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) is surviving in the age of Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). But that doesn’t mean everyone should be investing in KSS stock. There are reasons to praise KSS CEO Michelle Gass and say she’s worth her $12.3 million pay package. But her success is more a reflection of her competitors’ failures than anything
A real estate investment trust (REIT) is dedicated first to income. It is required to send 90% of earnings back to investors in the form of dividends. This means it’s unusual to find a REIT that also offers capital gains. But I’ve found just such a place. Data Center REITs offer hosting, colocation and cloud
AT&T (NYSE:T) finally is getting some love, with shares pushing through multiple resistance levels. I have been pounding the table on AT&T stock below $30 and we’re finally seeing that bet pay off. Not that we haven’t been compensated in the meantime with T’s massive dividend yield, which is still at 6.4%. Source: Shutterstock The
The banks are not getting much love and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) is no exception. Bulls don’t get it, as the fundamentals, valuation and dividend yield are all attractive. Yet JPM stock just can’t seem to fetch a bid or sustain a rally. So why would anyone want to own JPM? The market is going through
The market volatility of late 2018 has made investors more selective as to which stocks to add to their portfolios. If you believe in holding shares for the long term, I’d suggest that you take a closer look at Nike (NYSE:NKE), because in the long term you could do a lot worse than Nike stock.
After a half-decade of slimming down, Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) is telling Wall Street it’s in fighting shape and ready to rumble for growth.The owners of PG stock shouldn’t care. What most investors want from PG stock is a dividend. They want to buy an attractive yield and watch it grow, along with that dividend.
Everyone loves a strong dividend. They provide a certain (albeit small) degree of safety and it puts money in our pocket. However, it’s not enough to Google “dividend stocks” and buy the first few names that pop up. Nor can we just chase high yields because they look attractive. We need to consider the safety
With the Federal Reserve’s rate-cutting on pause, the search for yield continues with pace. Add to that, speculation that there may even be a rate cut by the end of the year, and it becomes clear that investors, especially those who need that dividend must find companies that have growing and stable cash flows to
Back in late January, chipmaker Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) reported ugly fourth-quarter numbers and delivered below-consensus guidance, all against the backdrop of a global economic slowdown. The implication for Intel stock was clear. Source: Shutterstock Alongside the global economy, the global semiconductor industry is cooling, and that is creating a drag on Intel’s growth rates which will
U.S. equities are skidding sideways on Wednesday as traders worry about the volatility being seen in the bond market, with long-term Treasury yields on the slide once more. This is a strong recession signal, raising fears that the Federal Reserve did permanent damage with its rate hike campaign. With the S&P 500 still hanging around
Walmart (NYSE:WMT) has been chasing and emulating Amazon for way too long, and it’s only a matter of time before it really begins to weigh on Walmart stock. Source: Shutterstock CEO Doug McMillon is Captain Ahab and Amazon.Com (NASDAQ:AMZN) is his Moby Dick. Since becoming CEO of the Arkansas-based retailing giant in 2014, McMillon has
AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) stock continues to slide, despite a buoyant market. ABBV stock is down 12.3% year-to-date and 28.5% over the past 12 months. That’s a dreadful performance in comparison to either the Nasdaq Composite index‘s 5.22% increase or the 3.3% gain by Invesco Dynamic Pharmaceuticals ETF (NYSEArca:PJP) from year-ago levels. Losses continued following AbbVie’s latest quarterly
The Dow Jones Industrial Average takes a fair amount of criticism from market pundits and financial experts. Some of that criticism is justified and often stems from just how the index its weighted. But you can’t deny that the Dow Jones stocks are still some of the most important companies in the entire U.S. and
FedEx (NYSE:FDX) stock is on the investing menu today as the “disaster of the day” and it could take the whole market down with it. The shares are off almost $10 today, or over 5%, after announcing disappointing third-quarter results. The Memphis-based delivery company said it earned $739 million, $2.80 per share, on revenues of
Without having reached a full quarter for the new year, the markets have already flashed frustrating signals. Unfortunately, a promising start stalled early. Since late February, the Dow Jones is still down in negative territory. But despite these challenges, services stocks present a viable opportunity. The most obvious tailwind is that American society mostly transitioned
Despite its long history, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) may have only just begun. Cisco stock once flew so high that it briefly attained the largest market cap. After the end of the dot-com boom, CSCO languished for years. Source: Shutterstock However, CSCO stock has taken on a new identity as a dividend-paying stock focused more on
After reporting a less-than-stellar quarter on Feb. 26, investors began selling shares of Home Depot (NYSE:HD). It hasn’t been catastrophic for Home Depot stock, but shares have been under pressure since the report. Source: Shutterstock The numbers of Lowe’s (NYSE:LOW) are likely having an effect too. After initially rallying on the report, the stock fell