Dividend Income & Trading Expert Bryan Perry

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Earnings Shakeout Defines Future Leadership

May 4, 2015

One of the fascinating aspects of earnings season is that it reveals which sectors and stocks are tomorrow’s market leaders. I incorporate the use of “sectors” because of the overcrowded trade in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which are influencing the underlying components more than the component holdings are influencing the ETFs. This is a new and […]

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

April 27, 2015

This famous idiom alludes to the ancient practice of winnowing grain. When applied to investing, it also can mean to choose high quality over lower quality. In the case of investments that pay dividends, it’s always a wise practice to do your homework on every asset to be purchased for a portfolio where income is a primary objective. Knowing whether an […]

Staying at Home amid the Temptation to Travel

April 20, 2015

Leading up to Friday’s pronounced sell-off, a growing number of equity strategists have been recommending raising equity weightings in Europe, China and the other three BRIC nations: Russia, Brazil and India. While the urge to diversify outside of the United States is quite tempting based on pure valuation comparisons, it doesn’t take much of a […]

Execution is King in Choppy Markets

April 13, 2015

Today’s notable market participants and the media alike are fixated on a few central themes that have painted the investing landscape for most of 2015. Those factors include the 50% rally in the dollar against the euro, the 50% decline in the price of crude oil and natural gas, the piling on of global quantitative […]

Low Interest Rates Versus Artificially Low Interest Rates

April 6, 2015

This past week, bond king Bill Gross, who now oversees the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund, shed some light on interest rates and how to position yourself in case interest rates start to rise. Interest rates in Germany and other parts of the euro zone are negative going out to six years. Ultimately, there is […]

Dividends Are the Safe Zone in Volatile Markets

March 30, 2015

Downbeat U.S. data has weighed on cyclical stocks during the past week. With the exception of the labor market data, most data has been consistently soft. U.S. economic data have been falling short of expectations by the largest margin since 2009. The latest reports to disappoint were Durable Goods for February, down 1.4% versus a […]

Is the Market Ready to Blossom?

March 23, 2015

The latest Fed policy statement was like music to the ears of stock market participants. In sum, Fed Chair Janet Yellen told attendees at a packed post-Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting news conference that the Fed will move on interest rates when it simply is time to do so and that the U.S. central […]

Fed Seeks Happy Medium

March 16, 2015

The upcoming Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting scheduled for March 17-18 should be a lively discussion among the voting member Fed governors. There is no doubt those who want to remove the “patient” phrase from policy language are pointing to the recent strength in job growth. And then there’s the camp that will argue […]

Making Sense of Conflicting Data

March 9, 2015

Friday’s jobs data is showing a big pop of 295,000 new non-farm payroll hires — well above the Wall Street consensus of 240,000 such jobs. The results put bond investors in full retreat, with the 10-year T-Note yield rising to 2.2% while the U.S. dollar index (DXY) reached a fresh multi-year high. The unemployment rate […]

Market Momentum and Fresh Record Highs

March 2, 2015

Historical records for the major averages continue to be set on an almost monthly basis, with the Nasdaq nearing its former all-time high of 5,000 thanks primarily to the strength of Apple (AAPL). Apple’s market capitalization now exceeds a staggering $800 billion. In a market such as this one, when historical valuation comparisons are cast […]

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