S&P 500 Companies Spend 95% of Profits on Buybacks, Payouts
Companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index really love their shareholders. Maybe too much.
Prepare for Dow 12,000 if Oil Shock Shakes Market
While an oil supply shock is not a Citigroup report’s “base case,” the ramifications of this “fairly fat tail risk” would be ugly.
S&P 500 Closes at Record High, Topping ’07 Mark
The S&P 500 closed at a new high, three weeks after the Dow obliterated its own closing record.
S&P 500 Q3 Earnings Outlook: Optimism in ‘Unprecedented High-Risk Environment’
Equity analysts for Standard & Poor’s see a vast gap between their expectations for record double-digit Q3 earnings versus investors’ loss of faith in analysts' optimistic earnings forecasts.
Small-Cap Value Funds Thrive with Low Rates, Weak Economy: Mutual Fund Focus, September 2010
Now that low interest rates and a sluggish economy seem to have insinuated themselves into a state of apparent semi-permanence
Advice Column: Using Dividend ETFs for Stability and Income
A dividend can help cushion market volatility and provide income to boot.
Using Dividend ETFs for Stability and Income
Dividends are a subject of endless fascination for investors, and no less so in the recent stock market environment of jaw-dropping volatility.
Why should advisors--and their clients--care about the workings of the Financial Accounting Standards Board? Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at Standard & Poor's, compares the...
After the Storms
Domestic Equity Funds -- October 2005 Review
Domestic Equity Funds -- July 2005 Review
Sizzling Results for Funds in July