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Oxen Group Nightly - June 27, 2011 - Stock Market Recap
Oxen Group Nightly - May 17, 2011 - Stock Market Recap
Oxen Group Nightly - May 10, 2011 - Stock Market Recap
Before you can begin stock investing, you need to make sure that you have a good broker to help you. In the stock market today, there are thousands of companies, and it very difficult to know which stock picks will perform well. When looking for a broker, you should consider what kind of investing you will be doing. Will you be investing for the long term or short term?
With the way the economy is going and the government take over of different industries, many wonder if it's still safe to invest or to trade stocks in the the stock market. I've been trading stocks for many years and have seen how the markets correct themselves every so many years.
Microsoft Corporation provides software products for computing devices worldwide.
Microsoft is a major component of the S&P 500, Dow Industrials and Nasdaq 100 indexes. Microsoft has been consistently increasing its dividends since 2003. From the end of 1998 up until December 2008 this dividend growth stock has delivered a negative annual average total return of 3.90 % to its shareholders.
Dividend Stocks in the news includes General Electric
The past two weeks have been pretty uneventful in terms of dividend increases, mainly due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Once the majority of market participants returned to their trading desks, it was again business as usual. The markets did end the week 4.20% lower, which left the largest ETF by assets that tracks S&P 500, the SPY, down 1.2% on the year.
Dividend Cuts - the worst nightmare for dividend investors
Some fellow investors argue that a dividend cut might not necessarily be a bad event, since management shows proactive steps in order to conserve cash until the company situation turns better. Furthermore, if many companies cut their dividend, which was the occasion during The Great Depression, I would be selling at low prices which would never again be seen for decades to come.