Experts said that corporate buybacks are plummeting and suggested investing in high-dividend stocks, “Corporate buybacks are “plummeting” as companies tighten their purse strings, and it could have a big impact on the market, Goldman Sachs warned in a note to clients. In the second quarter, S&P 500 share buybacks totaled $161 billion, about 18% less…Read More Is it Time to Invest in High-dividend Stocks?
Valuewalk reported that investment funds are investing in gold, “Gold bullion prices continued to rally in August, driving strong performance in gold stocks, although that strength wasn’t enough to pull Sturgeon Capital into the green for the month. The fund was down 3.09% for August, bringing its year-to-date returns to -5.1%. Difficult returns in Kazakhstan…Read More Why People Invest In Gold?
Gundlach believed that interest rates have bottomed for the year, Growing fears about a possible global economic slowdown prompted Treasury yields to hit their historic lows a few weeks ago. The so-called bond king said yields won’t go any lower this year. That was the bottom for the 10-year Treasury yield, he said. “It’s not…Read More How Low Interest-Rate Environment Affects Your Investments
Reuters reported that catastrophes will drive insurance rates higher, “Big insurance losses from hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters over the past two years are set to push reinsurance renewal rates higher in January, ratings agencies said. Insurers are increasingly concerned about the impact of bad weather linked to climate change, with an increase in…Read More How To Buy Property Insurance
CNBC recently reported a heavy loss by a hedge fund, “One of the better-performing hedge funds reportedly took a heavy loss last month, as a big bet on Argentina’s economy went sour. Autonomy Capital lost about $1 billion, or about 23%, in August after taking a large position in Argentina’s 100-year bonds, The Wall Street…Read More How to Protect Your Portfolio
Lessons learned from trading were shared by zacks.com “After all these years, my experience has taught me to accept that the market is a living breathing organism. It is not against you; it is not out to get you; it just exists as a marketplace where prices go up and down based on a wide…Read More Lessons Learned from Trading
Forbes recently predicted that 2020 will be the most volatile year in history “A far bigger one is the looming 2020 US campaign. None of the possible outcomes are particularly good. I think the best we can hope for is continued gridlock. But between now and November 2020, none of us will know the outcome. Instead, a…Read More How Option Trading Works
Warren Bufffet is reportedly increasing his cash position: “Warren Buffett’s mountain of cash may be a warning to investors that stocks are overvalued and that a crash is around the corner. Berkshire’s cash pile is worth nearly 60% of its $208 billion portfolio of public companies. In the past 32 years, the group held more…Read More Investing in a Bear Market
Managing personal finances is not easy. Fortunately, you can turn to financial therapists for help, as explained by Marketwatch “Demand for financial therapy is poised to grow, said Debra Kaplan, a Tucson, Ariz.–based licensed mental-health therapist, speaker and author of “For Love and Money: Exploring Sexual & Financial Betrayal in Relationships.” Kaplan has an MBA…Read More Best Way to Manage Personal Finances
The Volatility index just hit a new low. Valuewalk reported: “The technical picture is clearly bullish on Wall Street, thanks to this week’s rally, and all of the key trend indicators are pointing higher again following the August correction. The S&P 500, the Nasdaq, and the Dow are still well above their flat 200-day moving…Read More How to Invest into Index Funds