Month: July 2017

Happy Holiday? Dow Narrowly Misses Record Close on Data Surprise as Nasdaq Falls

The S&P 500 finished higher today–and the Dow Jones Industrial Average narrowly missed a new all-time high–on better-than-expected economic data. Unfortunately for the Nasdaq, that only meant a continuation of the rotation out of tech into economically sensitive oil and bank stocks today. The S&P 500 rose 0.2% to 2,429.01 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 129.64 points, or 0.6%, to 21,479.27. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.5% to 6,110.06.The Dow traded as high as 21,562.75, which would have been a new record close. See full story on...

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3 Make-Your-Money-Last Tips for Future Retirees

After all of those years of saving, investing and planning its finally time to retire. But what is it that those who successfully planned for the long term do to ensure their funds last for the duration of their retirement? We like to suggest that future retirees consider these three strategies. See full story on...

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Daily Dividend Report: WSO, TWX, LTC, ALG, ECOL

  Watsco (WSO) approved a 19% increase in the annual dividend rate to $5.00 per share and has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.25 on each outstanding share of its Common and Class B common stock. The cash dividend is payable on July 31, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 17, 2017. Time Warner (TWX) declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.4025 per share of Common Stock, payable in cash on August 1, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 10, 2017. See full story on...

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Washington Prime Group Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 11.95% Yield

In this series, we look through the most recent Dividend Channel ”DividendRank” report, and then we cherry pick only those companies that have experienced insider buying within the past six months. The officers and directors of a company tend to have a unique insider’s view of the business, and presumably the only reason an insider would choose to take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock in the open market, is that they expect to make money — maybe they find the stock very undervalued, or maybe they see exciting progress within the company, or maybe both. See full story on...

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Rebalancing: The Simple Way to Keep Your Investment Plan on Track

The best investment strategies are fairly easy to maintain. Once you’ve figured out how much to save, which accounts to use, and what your asset allocation should be, its primarily a matter of choosing a few low-cost index funds to implement your plan and letting it ride. For the most part, you should be ignoring the ups and downs of the market and focusing all your energy on putting more money into your accounts. See full story on...

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