Boost Your JM Smuckers Dividend Yield

Retirees seek reasonable, consistent yield without a threat to the nest egg. For the last three 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: 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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Weighing the Week Ahead: What do the Mid-Term Elections Mean for Financial Markets?

We have a huge economic calendar. While employment data will get most of the attention, there are also important reports on ISM manufacturing, personal income, PCE prices, consumer confidence and auto sales. Earnings season continues with another big week of reports. In normal times these topics would provide plenty to think about. Nowadays, none of […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Major Market Misperceptions

We have a light economic calendar with a focus on housing. Earnings season would normally be the most important market theme. For now, observers are seeing what they want to see in earnings reports. That makes it easier for pundits to take up a favorite topic: What is about to go wrong? There are so […]

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Weighing the Week Ahead: Do Rising Interest Rates Signal the Beginning of the End?

There is a light economic calendar with a focus on inflation data. This is timely given the growing fear about rising interest rates. While these reports have been benign in recent years, even a modest uptick could fuel concerns. If the focus remains non-political, pundits will be asking: Do rising interest rates signal the beginning […]

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