DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 1/10/2014
Posted on January 10, 2014 | Dividend Investing
The January Monthly Report is now available on the DI website. No changes were made to the portfolio this month because prevailing valuations continue to keep many stocks from being suitable replacements. As we discuss in the newsletter, we’re feeling paradoxical about the market’s rise. It’s great for returns, but it makes it hard to find new bargains.
DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 1/3/2014
Posted on January 3, 2014 | Dividend Investing
What a great year to be holding stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average set 52 record high closes, the most since 1995. The S&P 500 index gained 31.5% on a total return basis. The DI portfolio fared even better, rising 36.5%.
DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 12/20/2013
Posted on December 20, 2013 | Dividend Investing
The big financial news this week was obviously the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) decision to taper its bond purchases. Monthly purchases of agency mortgage-backed securities and longer-term Treasury securities will each be reduced by $5 billion, to $35 billion and $40 billion, respectively. Future reductions in purchases by the Fed are likely, though current forecasts suggest more than $400 billion in bonds could still be purchased in 2014.
DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 12/13/2013
Posted on December 13, 2013 | Dividend Investing
In the December Monthly Report, we show a chart of Robert Shiller’s cyclically adjusted price-earnings (CAPE) ratio. At a CAPE ratio of 26.1, the stock market is no longer cheap.
DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 12/6/2013
Posted on December 6, 2013 | Dividend Investing
The better-than-forecast November jobs data, released this morning, created more scuttlebutt about when the Federal Reserve will begin to taper its bond purchases.
DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 11/22/2013
Posted on November 22, 2013 | Dividend Investing
News of the Dow Jones industrial average closing above 16,000 for the first time in its history made the headlines this week
DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 11/8/2013
Posted on November 8, 2013 | Dividend Investing
November Dividend Investing monthly issue is now online.
DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 11/1/2013
Posted on November 1, 2013 | Dividend Investing
Watchers of stock market cycles have today, November 1, highlighted on their calendars. Historically, November 1 has marked the start of the best six-month period for stock performance.
DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 10/25/2013
Posted on October 25, 2013 | Dividend Investing
We could spend several paragraphs on the bond market today, but given the large amount of earnings news we have to share with you, we’re going to limit our opening remarks.
DIVIDEND INVESTING ALERT FOR THE WEEK ENDING 10/18/2013
Posted on October 18, 2013 | Dividend Investing
When it comes to investing, “just because you could doesn’t mean you should” is a very important rule to follow.