Last week, Seeking Alpha put out a list of low-valuation ETFs with strong performance year-to-date for 2021. The short discussion pointed out how investors may benefit from a shift away from high-valuation growth investments, to those with lower valuations that are also out of favor with the “hot stocks” crowd. The low-valuation list sports some […]
Last week, AT&T (T) stirred up tremendous investor discussion when it announced an agreement to spin off its WarnerMedia division into a merger with Discovery, Inc. (DISCA). Included in the announcement was news that the AT&T dividend would be significantly reduced after the spin-off. As investors learned about the dividend cut, the AT&T share price […]
I find it a bit strange to say this, considering everything that happened last year, but we are in a period of unprecedented uncertainty as far as investing goes. I regularly read and hear commentary covering both sides of where the stock market will go for the rest of 2021. As I went through my […]
The ransomware attack and subsequent shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline drew a lot of awareness to how much our economy depends on fuels delivered by pipelines. Gas stations from the southeastern U.S. all the way up to New Jersey are out or will soon be out of fuel to sell. Airlines may not be able […]
As I review 2021’s first-quarter earnings results, I have been struck by how company after company announced new or increased share buyback programs. Companies describe buybacks as “returning cash to shareholders.” I think that is a load of crap, and I have several thoughts on why widespread stock buybacks are a terrible idea. Alphabet Inc. […]
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I am asked daily about the timing and potential for the next stock market correction or “crash.” While I may not be as smart (or as marketing savvy, truth be told) to accurately predict the next stock market downturn, I do have a plan to prepare for the next time U.S. stocks fall in value. […]
Inexperienced investors often chase “hot” or “trending” stocks hoping that they’ll buy at the right time and the right price. Those investors also hope that the share price will rise. That’s a lot of hoping — and maybe praying too. But, living on a prayer just isn’t realistic, no matter how great the song is. […]