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Dependable dividend stocks that routinely grow their payouts are welcome in any environment. But they seem especially attractive nowadays.Stock market volatility is back with a vengeance. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went from powering ahead to an all-time high of 26,828 on Oct. 3 to losing 8% in the span of about three weeks. These kinds of rocky markets tend to give investors motion sickness. But they can add a dose of Dramamine to their portfolios - in the form of reliable dividend-growth stocks."Dividend growers, which tend to be quality companies, have generally shown greater resilience in unsteady markets and could address concerns about dividend stocks in a rising-rate environment," write Tianyin Cheng, director of strategy and ESG Indices at S&P; Dow Jones Indices; and Vinit Srivastava, head of strategy and ESG indices at S&P; Dow Jones Indices. "This argument applies to not only to the U.S. large-cap space, but it also extends to small- and mid-cap segments and international markets."Dividend stocks - both at home and abroad - with long track records of rock-solid rising payments tend to generate superior returns over long periods of time and can help investors weather shorter periods of market turbulence.This is a look at the most reliable long-term dividend stocks in the world. Dubbed the "Dividend Aristocrats," they have raised dividends for at least five straight years (Canadian firms), 10 years (E.U.-based firms) or 25 years (U.S. companies). Such stocks provide reliable and rising income streams - and a sense of security that will help you sleep better at night. We've listed them here alphabetically; take a look. SEE ALSO: 25 Stocks Every Retiree Should Own
U.S. equity futures suggest solid gains on Wall Street amid signs of potential progress in U.S. China trade talks and data showing that country's exports rebounded firmly in the first month of the year. China's U.S. trade surplus eases to $27.3 billion, the lowest since May 2018, as imports fall 42% thanks in part to steep declines in soybean purchases. Global oil prices rise for a third session as China data showed crude imports rose 4.8% and topped the 10 million barrel per day mark for third consecutive month.
Global stocks traded cautiously higher amid signs of potential progress in U.S. China trade talks and data showing that country's exports rebounded firmly in the first month of the year. China's U.S. trade surplus eases to $27.3 billion, the lowest since May 2018, as imports fall 42% thanks in part to steep declines in soybean purchases. European stocks book solid gains, as the euro slips to a three-month low after data showed Germany's economy avoid recession, but recorded no growth over the final three months of the year.
Hopes for a resolution in a prolonged trade spat between the United States and China helped extend a week-long rally in world stock markets on Wednesday, while bond yields also climbed. Bond yields climbed as investors sold safe-haven government bonds in favor of riskier assets like equities. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he could let a March 1 deadline for a trade deal with China "slide" if the two sides were not close on agreement.
U.S. stocks extended a rally on Wednesday, powered by rising expectations that the United States and China could strike a deal during their trade talks, with sentiment buoyed by benign inflation data that did little to change the outlook on rates. "So far, so good," U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said about the talks in Beijing, a day after President Donald Trump said he would be willing to let a March 1 deadline slide if the two countries were close to a deal. "The market is taking into consideration the fact that they are talking and there's also the deal to avoid another possible government shutdown which is being viewed as a positive," said Robert Pavlik, chief investment strategist and senior portfolio manager, at SlateStone Wealth LLC in New York.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly lower on Thursday as China and the U.S. kicked off two days of trade negotiations in Beijing. Regional indexes have advanced for three straight days on hopes that both sides will make headway on big issues like Beijing's technology policy.
After years of regulatory pressure for securities fraud and mounting concerns in the junk-bond business, Drexel Burnham Lambert’s holding company defaulted on $100 million in loans, prompting a sell-off in the subsidiary’s securities and the distancing of other Wall Street firms. The company had supported many of the largest corporate mergers in the 1980s and pioneered the financing of high-risk ventures with high-yield junk bonds.
All the major U.S. indices rose 1% or more, and the S&P 500 Index (SPX) breached key technical resistance at its 200-day moving average to post a new two-month high. Later in the day, optimism about the potential for a looser deadline on a China trade deal appeared to strengthen the breeze at Wall Street’s back. As investors digested these new developments affecting two of the major global storylines, volatility eased and the dollar gave up some of its recent gains.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded sharply higher Tuesday after U.S. lawmakers reached a tentative deal that would avoid another government shutdown, and there were signs of progress on a U.S. trade deal with China. posted stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter profit but said its financial statements for 2016 and 2017 would have to be restated because of accounting errors related to income taxes. Stocks rose sharply Tuesday, Feb. 12, after lawmakers in Washington reached a tentative deal that would avoid another government shutdown later this week.
Aerospace and defense stocks are once again on fire. The Dow Jones U.S. Select Aerospace & Defense Index (DJSASDT) surged 12.30 percent last month, posting its best monthly performance in nearly a decade. ...
Signs that the U.S. and China might reach an agreement in trade talks and news of a tentative deal to avoid another government shutdown in Washington helped push world stock markets and bond yields broadly higher Tuesday. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 238.95 points, or 0.95 percent, to 25,292.06, the S&P 500 gained 24.75 points, or 0.91 percent, to 2,734.55 and the Nasdaq Composite added 81.40 points, or 1.11 percent, to 7,389.30 in early trading. U.S. and Chinese officials expressed hopes that the new round of talks, which began in Beijing on Monday, would bring them closer to easing their nearly year-long trade war.
Wall Street rose on Tuesday, fueled by a tentative deal reached by U.S. lawmakers to avoid another partial government shutdown and optimism that the United States and China could reach an agreement during their ongoing trade talks. Energy rose 1.63 percent, the most among the S&P sectors, after oil prices jumped 2 percent supported by OPEC-led production cuts.
U.S. stocks opened higher on Tuesday, buoyed by a tentative deal reached by U.S. lawmakers to avoid another partial government shutdown and as the United States and China expressed optimism about the ongoing ...
Global stocks trade firmly higher as investors cheer positive signals from U.S.-China trade talks and a tentative deal to avoid a second U.S. government shutdown. Global oil prices edge higher, but remain range-bound amid the offsetting influence of record U.S. production, OPEC cuts and slowing global growth. U.S. equity futures suggest a triple digit gain for the Dow ahead of earnings from Activision Blizzard, Under Armour and Molson Coors.
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose Tuesday after U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to avoid another government shutdown and ahead of U.S.-China trade talks later in the week.
Asian stocks rose Tuesday following a listless day on Wall Street as investors looked ahead to U.S.-Chinese trade talks. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 2 percent to 20,745.28 and the Shanghai Composite ...