Have you ever wondered why a stock rallied after reporting their worst earnings ever? Have you ever seen a stock drop like a rock after reporting blockbuster earnings? I'm sure the answer to both of these questions is a simple, yes. This happens endlessly in the market on a daily basis. By now you are asking why does that happen?
Pfizer’s (PFE) 50% dividend cut, along with General Electric (GE) and Dow Chemical (DOW) trying to convince their shareholders that they won’t cut their dividends dominates the business news. What is being overlooked is the steady stream of companies raising their dividends, as good companies do.
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If you have been watching the news, plenty of analysts and commentators, especially the perma-bulls, are falling over themselves because the market put in three positive days in a row. That is all fine and good, but one really needs to look at the charts to see the true picture.
Ever since the bubble burst in Oil last Summer, OPEC has been feverishly cutting production levels. At this point, OPEC has a goal of cutting 2.2 million barrel a day for this month. However, while the downtrend in prices has slowed, why has the price not rebounded, as some might expect?
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Words from the investment wise for the week that was (January 19 – 25, 2009)
Fears about the intensity of the global recession and renewed skepticism regarding the beleaguered financial sector fueled a flight to safety during the past holiday-shortened trading week. President Obama’s inauguration offered only a brief respite from the dreadful economic and earnings data and pounding of the stock markets.
Once again, a lot of back and forth action occurred on the indexes, but not real movement. After the most recent sell-off, the market has begun to move in an ever-smaller price range. For those on either side of the spectrum, there are plenty of arguments as to why a new bull market is being born, or the bear market will continue.