Another key factor for stock investors to watch

August 27, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – It’s well known that small-company stocks have outperformed large-company stocks in terms of average annualized return since the 1920s, and bargain-priced stocks tend to outperform growth stocks.

Preferred stocks still make sense for yield

August 20, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Frustrated yield seekers have been drawn to preferred stocks because they offer a several-point yield advantage over most U.S. investment grade bonds, including Treasuries, corporates and municipal bonds.

Will rising rates bring rising stocks?

August 13, 2013

CHICAGO (Reuters) – For years, the conventional wisdom has been that rising interest rates are no friend of the stock market. A combination of higher costs of borrowing and potential inflation can be a one-two punch for companies and consumers.

Dividend darlings can beat S&P 500 index

August 5, 2013

CHICAGO, August 5 (Reuters) – When stock-fund managers beat
the market average, often it’s because of a roll of the dice.
Skill may come into play, but only rarely.