The Costly Craving for Reasons

Humans want to know “why.” Understanding the reasons for events has driven science, theology, and ……the financial media. When your conclusion about the reason is wrong, it can be very costly. Here is an excellent example. A mid-size company ($2.5 billion market cap) lowers revenue and earnings estimates, citing a reduction of orders from a […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Market Storm Averted?

We have another normal economic calendar. The election is behind us. The Fed decision is behind us. What next? Some of the punditry convened after Wednesday’s rally to say that it was time to get “back to reality.” Others are wondering about a year-end rally. Since everyone keys off what happened the day before (!!) […]

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Boost Your General Mills Dividend Yield

Retirees seek reasonable, consistent yield without a threat to the nest egg. For the last two weeks I have revisited a method for doing this, one I first described six years ago. The Quest for Yield (Part 6): Enhancing the Yield from Your Dividend Stocks, written in March 2012 explained the concept. While I have […]

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Boost Your General Mills Dividend Yield

Retirees seek reasonable, consistent yield without a threat to the nest egg. For the last two weeks I have revisited a method for doing this, one I first described six years ago. The Quest for Yield (Part 6): Enhancing the Yield from Your Dividend Stocks, written in March 2012 explained the concept. While I have […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Storm Warnings

We have a normal economic calendar. Tuesday’s election will take center stage. Markets have less than expected interest in the election. Partly this reflects confidence in a split outcome, with no major policy changes. I expect pundits, especially if encouraged by early-week trading, to focus on the signals from volatility and markets declining below technical […]

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