Analysis Topic: Companies AnalysisThe analysis published under this topic are as follows.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Market Bulls writes: With global interest rates holding at historically low levels, many long-term investors are looking for new ways of generating income returns. One of the most attractive choices in the space is the Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund (VHDYX), which is an open-end fund. The central aim of the fund is to track the share price and dividend performance seen in the FTSE High Dividend Yield Index, which is comprised of common stocks that offer higher dividends when compared to the sector averages.Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Alexander Bowring writes: After the referendum result was announced, Diageo CEO Ivan Menezes went on to say the decision was “better for the UK, better for Diageo and better for the Scotch whisky industry that we remain in.” This begs the question, why have Diageo’s shares risen dramatically immediately following the leave vote? Sitting at under £18 prior to the result, they jumped to almost £20 each, signalling a new high for the last 12 months.Read full article... Read full article...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Alexander Bowring writes: It is true that oil stocks have taken a massive nosedive. In fact, the crash that caused the downturn was so seismic that it obliterated more than $1 trillion from portfolios since late 2014. You wouldn’t be wrong to be hesitant about placing your money, and your trust, in oil stocks because of this. You shouldn’t let this keep you from oil stocks though; this article explains the three reasons why they make for smart investments.Read full article... Read full article...
Friday, August 19, 2016
BY TONY SAGAMI : I love dividends, and I’m not alone.
One of the biggest dividend lovers of all is Warren Buffett. He has more than 90% of the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio invested in dividend-paying stocks.
Sure, a 1%, 2%, or 3% dividend may not sound like a fortune, but what looks like small payouts really adds up.
For the first seven months of 2016, the S&P 500 was up 6.3%.With dividends, the total return increased to 7.7%. That’s an extra 22%!Read full article... Read full article...
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Corporations – And Corporate Execs — Fall Out Of Love With Their Shares / Companies / Corporate News
It’s no secret that one of the main things propping up the US stock market has been corporations’ willingness to buy back their own shares with borrowed money. The following chart illustrates the rather amazing correlation between share repurchases and share prices.Read full article... Read full article...
Monday, August 08, 2016
Irish Banks Most Vulnerable In Stress Tests – UK Banks RBS and Barclays At Risk / Companies / Financial Markets 2016
– Irish banks vulnerable in stress tests: AIB/ BofI amongst worst 5 banks in EU
– Ulster Bank’s parent Royal Bank of Scotland emerged as 2nd worst bank
– AIB, Banca MPS especially vulnerable & ‘failed’ in adverse scenario (see table)
– Impairment of financial assets was the largest negative contributor to results
– Bad loans continue to pose risks to Irish financial system
Thursday, August 04, 2016
BY TONY SAGAMI : I got a lot of positive feedback on my recent column, “Anatomy of a Successful Short Sale.” It’s no surprise, though. Spotting failing companies is as useful and lucrative as uncovering hidden gems.
Now let’s put theory into practice and take a look at a stock that my subscribers are currently shorting.
That stock is IBM.Read full article... Read full article...
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
European Banking System on Verge of Collapse; 'No Confidence' in Italian Bank Rescue / Companies / Credit Crisis 2016
European bank shares are down for the second day following a last minute bailout package aimed at Italian banks one day before a stress test showed Monte dei Paschi would be insolvent in an adverse scenario.
The ECB's stress tests published on Friday showed Monte dei Paschi has a huge capital shortfall, with the bank's Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratio of negative 2.44 percent.Read full article... Read full article...
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Facebook Crushed Earnings
Overall Facebook is a strong company with great numbers. Including 59% YoY revenue growth, 16 quarters beating earnings estimates, and 2 billion searches per day.
Below is a simple chart of Facebook, 2 days after they crushed earnings. Shown is a 6 month, daily chart using Japanese candlesticks, one of my favorite. Japanese candlesticks can tell a lot when used with other indicators.Read full article... Read full article...
Monday, July 25, 2016
BY TONY SAGAMI : We are entering the heart of earnings season. It may be a wild one as Wall Street’s outlook is quite poor.
The consensus Wall Street estimates for Q2 profits of the S&P 500 is a 5.6% fall (YOY). That would be the fifth quarter in a row of falling corporate profits.Read full article... Read full article...
Monday, July 25, 2016
Last Friday, the Banking Index closed at 67.50 with the C-RSI at a Caution level of +2.07.
The Accelerator had a very small up tick. The Timing Indicator was in positive territory with an up tick that still showed technical upside trending.Read full article... Read full article...
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Paul Lacey was a researcher at Washington University when, in 1972, he cured some diabetic rats by transplanting the islet cells from healthy rats into diabetic ones.
Over the next two decades researchers made many attempts to apply the procedure to humans. Unfortunately no one was successful. By the early 1990’s most scientists had come to the conclusion that islet-cell transplantation was a lost cause.
Drs. James Shapiro, Jonathan Lakey and colleagues from the University of Alberta in Edmonton were successful at improving the treatment of a select group with severe diabetes through development of the Edmonton protocol in the late 1990s.Read full article... Read full article...
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Does Danger lurk on the Banking Index?
Last week, the Banking Index closed at 67.22 with the C-RSI at a Danger level of +1.59.
The Accelerator had a very small down tick. The Timing Indicator was in negative territory with an up tick that still showed technical upside trending.Read full article... Read full article...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
As millennials aged past elementary and middle school, they quit munching on such snacks. With fewer kids in the younger age cohorts, slower Twinkie sales seemed inevitable
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Saturday, July 09, 2016
As detailed in my recent article “The War on Weed is Winding Down,” the health benefits of cannabis are now well established. It is a cheap, natural alternative effective for a broad range of conditions, and the non-psychoactive form known as hemp has thousands of industrial uses. At one time, cannabis was one of the world’s most important crops. There have been no recorded deaths from cannabis overdose in the US, compared to about 30,000 deaths annually from alcohol abuse (not counting auto accidents), and 100,000 deaths annually from prescription drugs taken as directed. Yet cannabis remains a Schedule I controlled substance (“a deadly dangerous drug with no medical use and high potential for abuse”), illegal to be sold or grown in the US.Read full article... Read full article...