Of the 500 stocks that comprise the S&P 500 Index, only 57 -- barely more than 10% of the index -- qualify as Dividend Aristocrats. To be a Dividend Aristocrat, a company must have raised its dividends paid to shareholders for at least 25 years in a row. Recessions, competitive threats, and geopolitical strife are just a few of the potential risks that can easily derail even a strong company's dividend growth streak.
"A bear market has nothing to do with this 20% arbitrary thing," Gundlach, the CEO of $121 billion DoubleLine Capital, told Yahoo Finance in an exclusive interview. “Bitcoin going from zero to 20,000 in a straight line,” Gundlach said. Soon after, the global stock market peaked and turned, Gundlach noted.
This is one of the many reasons why I believe our 50s can be the most challenging decade of our lives. Assuming you can clear the mental challenges, the financial and administrative obstacles can leave you feeling like a Rube Goldberg machine. Income, health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, bills, expenses, short-term savings and retirement savings are all immediately important in the face of a job loss.
For the past half-decade, a controversial yardstick called the CAPE has been flashing red, warning that stock prices are extremely rich, and vulnerable to a sharp correction. And over the same period, the Wall Street bulls and a number of academics led by Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School, have been claiming that CAPE is a kind of fun house mirror that makes reasonable valuations appear grotesquely stretched. CAPE, an acronym “Cyclically-adjusted price-to-earnings ratio,” was developed by economist Robert Shiller of Yale to correct for a flaw in judging where stock prices stand on the continuum from dirt cheap to highly expensive based on the current P/E ratio.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B), the conglomerate run by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, sold some of its giant stake in Apple Inc. (AAPL), called it quits on Oracle Corp. (ORCL) and used some of its freed-up capital to top up on bank stocks in the last three months of 2018. Berkshire also boosted its stake in regional lenders, including PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (PNC) and US Bancorp (USB). Share price across the industry have been lifted by speculation that the recent merger between SunTrust Banks Inc. (STI) and BB&T Corp. (BBT) could pave the way for more deals, reported Bloomberg.
Eric Moffett of T. Rowe Price says a lot of babies have been thrown out with the bathwater in China's stock market and some "fantastic" companies are trading at "fire-sale valuations."
It is estimated that over 3.5 million electric cars are on the road today, and there may be as many as 36 million electric cars by 2025. What does this massive increase of electric vehicles mean for the future of oil? The largest disrupter to the future of oil may be coming from China.
It's hard to tell' Though Amazon might have taken advantage of new breaks and loopholes available under TCJA, this isn't the first year that Amazon has avoided paying federal tax. The company reported $5.6 billion in U.S. profits in 2017 and paid $0 last year as well. "Amazon pays all the taxes we are required to pay in the U.S. and every country where we operate, including paying $2.6 billion in corporate tax and reporting $3.4 billion in tax expense over the last three years," an Amazon spokesperson said in a statement.
As with other income, distributions from traditional 401(k) and traditional IRA accounts are taxed on an incremental basis, with steadily higher rates for progressively higher tiers of income. As of the 2018 tax year, rates were reduced by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017; however, the basic structure, comprising seven tax brackets, remains intact. For example, a married couple that files jointly and together earns $80,000 would pay 10% tax on the first $13,600 of income, 12% on the next $38,200, and 22% on the remaining $28,200.
Wall Street rallied on Friday on growing hopes the United States and China can hammer out an agreement resolving their protracted trade war. All three major U.S. indexes were higher, with the Dow and the Nasdaq on course to recording their eighth consecutive weekly gains. For the fourth straight session, the S&P 500 held above its 200-day moving average, a key technical level.
Median means half of the company's employees, not including the CEO, make more, and half make less. To further put that figure into perspective, consider that the Bay Area's median household (not individual) income rose to an all-time high of $118,400 last year, according to Joint Venture Silicon Valley's latest annual economic report for the region. That means the typical Facebook employee makes double what the typical household in Silicon Valley makes.
The closings mark the biggest by a single chain this year and nearly doubles the number of retail stores set to close in 2019. "We expect all stores to remain open until at least the end of March and the majority will remain open until May," the company said in a statement to USA TODAY. This process does not affect the company's franchise operations or its Latin American stores, which remain open for business as usual.
Morgan Stanley analyst Joseph Moore maintained an Equal-weight rating and $40 price target for Applied Materials shares. D.A. Davidson analyst Thomas Diffely reiterated a Buy rating and $55 price target. KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Weston Twigg maintained an Overweight rating and $56 price target.
With life expectancy and inflation rates rising, Americans are increasingly delaying retirement as they fear their nest egg running out. Well, you could always plan for a shorter retirement, simply because it would be easier to manage costs over a shorter time frame. You could also take up a part-time job during retirement, and make small investments from any accumulated wealth to ensure a steady source of income.
There are two ticker symbols for Alphabet Inc. on the NASDAQ stock exchange: GOOG and GOOGL. The short answer is a stock split, but a longer answer is an attempt by the co-founders of Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, along with company chairman Eric Schmidt, to retain as much control of the company as possible. The two tickers represent two different share classes: A (GOOGL) and C (GOOG).
A lot of super-geniuses who loved Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) at $280 per share seemed to hate Nvidia stock at its pre-earnings report price of $150 per share. That's not the way this game is played … It is true that NVDA has had a rough time lately. The bitcoin boom became a bitcoin bust, crimping demand for Nvidia's fast graphics chips that powered bitcoin “mining” devices.
James Wang of ARK Investment Management, formerly with Nvidia, joins "Squawk Box" to give his analysis of Nvidia's earnings report and guidance. The panel discusses the optimistic guidance, gaming, cryptocurrency and how demand in China is affecting profits.
The Safaniyah oil field in Saudi Arabia—the world's largest—is producing at a reduced capacity after a ship's anchor cut a main power cable, Reuters reports citing a knowledgeable source. An earlier report from MarketWatch quoted information from Energy Intelligence suggesting production at the filed had completely stopped, sparking worry about global heavy oil supply. The worry was justified: with Venezuela sliding more deeply into chaos and with new U.S. sanctions reducing the flow of Venezuelan heavy crude to refineries, another heavy crude-producing field outage is exactly what the market does not need.
After a red-hot 2018, cannabis stocks are on fire again to start the year. Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth (CGC), for example, is up nearly 60% through February, as shares of its competitor Aurora Cannabis (ACB) have posted gains of 35% over the same stretch. The moves higher in such a short time period have some investors issuing caution, including “Bond King” DoubleLine Capital CEO and founder Jeffrey Gundlach, who warned investors about the cannabis “mania” in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Finance on Feb. 13.
Should you buy ENSV stock? In the past year, Enservco's stock is down 45%. But with 122.20% earnings growth in store over the next year and a steady 20% growth rate over the next five years, 50% upside in the stock isn't that much of a long shot.
Consequently, Big Soda has uncorked big restructuring plans to protect profits for the long-term. PepsiCo gets leaner The soda and snacks giant revealed Friday it's taking $2.5 billion in charges through 2023 to restructure its business. PepsiCo says the efforts will help drive savings of at least $1 billion annually through 2023.
In our series My 6-Figure Paycheck , women making more than $100,000 open up about how they got there and what exactly they do. We take a closer look at what it feels like to be a woman making six-figures — when only 5% of American women make that much, according to the U.S. Census — w ith the hope it will give women insight into how to better navigate their own career and salary trajectories. Today, we chat with a senior marketing manager in fashion from San Francisco, CA.
Amazon AMZN said in a statement on Thursday that it will no longer build a campus in New York City. The retail giant originally announced its plan to split its new headquarters , "HQ2," between Queens and northern Virginia in November 2018. The retail giant also announced a smaller, third investment in Nashville, Tennessee, where it said it will build an east coast operations hub and create 5,000 jobs.
A dividend is that coveted distribution of a company's earnings paid out to shareholders, and investors often view it by its dividend yield, a metric that measures the dividend as a percent of the current stock price. Headquartered in Bethesda, Lockheed Martin (LMT) is an Aerospace stock that has seen a price change of 14.96% so far this year. The aerospace and defense company is paying out a dividend of $2.2 per share at the moment, with a dividend yield of 2.92% compared to the Aerospace - Defense industry's yield of 1.01% and the S&P 500's yield of 1.92%.
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett is a great role model of the classic value-based investing style. Early in his legendary investing career Buffett said, "I'm 85% Benjamin Graham." Graham is considered the godfather of value investing and introduced the idea of intrinsic value – the underlying fair value of a stock based on its future earnings power. Buffett favors quality businesses that have reasonable valuations and potential for large growth.