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April jobs report speeds ticking of bond bomb
Pickup in hiring, drop in jobless rate pushes stocks to record high ground — and Treasuries down.
Dividend bright note amid earnings
One of the upsides of a weak economy is that companies need to find productive uses for the growing piles of cash on their balance sheets.
The Takeaway: Investment banks are "uninvestable"
PortfolioRitholtz: "Investors being this negative at the same time as markets hitting all time highs suggest to me that they are under-invested in equities and are frustrated they have missed the run up." ( The Big Picture )Santoli: Why this market environment feels so much like the 80s. ( Yahoo
Dividend growth only bright note in muted earnings season
One of the upsides of a weak economy is that companies need to find productive uses for the growing piles of cash on their balance sheets. That should be good news for dividend investors.In fact, it's one of the silver linings of this earnings season, according to Terry Sandven, chief equity
U.S. stocks have more room to advance
After the best quarter in a year, stock prices have room for more gains but some analysts are looking for earnings power to drive the rally.
The Takeaway: S&P warns about Eurozone panic
PortfolioS&P warns of socially explosive situation in euro zone ( Reuters )Todd Harrison: Is Cyprus a harbinger of the next crisis phase? ( Minyanville )Here's why you don't want to make that "P/E ratios are historically low" argument too loudly. ( Factset )Also, you should at least be aware of the
Why Apple will grow again
Lower sales of key products, the death of Steve Jobs and stiffer competition from its rivals has had many investors questioning whether the tech giant's days as an industry innovator are over
How will Apple regain its mojo? Watch
While Tim Cook has dropped hints that Apple Inc. (AAPL) is hard at work on a television to drive the next era of growth, the company's wristwatch-style device, still in development, may prove more profitable.The global watch industry will generate more than $60 billion in sales in 2013, said
Tough 2012 for Fidelity
Fidelity Investments, the second-largest U.S. mutual fund company, said that operating income fell 29% last year as fee pressure, low interest rates and redemptions from its active equity funds hurt revenue. Earnings, excluding costs such as interest and taxes, decreased to $2.3 billion, from $3.3
Apple sales gain slowest since '09 as competition climbs
The share price of the iPad maker has plunged as profits have slowed. Can this one-time darling of investors regain its shine?
Growth stocks will take off, Calamos says
Volatility creates opportunity, famed investor points out; will this message get through to investors?
Profit matters most as investors' focus changes
Profits are moving U.S. equity prices more than at any time since the bull market began three and a half years ago. That market is rewarding investors for picking stocks based on company data instead of following the herd spooked by Europe's debt crisis and a slowing U.S. economy.
Strategists: Unforeseen rally an ominous sign for market
The 13% rally in the S&P 500 has lifted the gauge to one of the highest levels ever over strategists' forecasts, a sign that the best may be over for U.S. equities this year.
Individual investor biz lags at Schwab, TD Ameritrade
The individual investor businesses at Charles Schwab Corp. and TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. remain in the doldrums, with low trading volumes and interest rates.
In the age of Apple and Google, Nasdaq looks beyond tech stocks
On the day Apple further flexed its earnings muscle, Nasdaq wanted to remind investors that it is more than just a benchmark for technology stocks.
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Mary Beth Franklin, InvestmentNews
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