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  • Editor’s Picks / 25 August 2016 at 0:51 GMT

    Dividends are what matter now

    The Wall St Journal
    Dividends are playing an unusually large role in the stock market’s run to record highs, adding to investors’ concerns about stretched valuations and soft corporate earnings. The five-year rolling correlation between S&P 500 companies’ dividend yield and the index’s performance has been at 0.80 or above for the five quarters through June, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. That is the highest since 1993 and up from an average of minus 0.1 dating back to 1941.
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  • Article / 29 March 2016 at 10:00 GMT

    Daily Shot: Looking for protection Team / Saxo Bank
    Daily Shot: Looking for protection
    There is an interesting and quite clear correlation between US monetary base expansion with the S&P500 performance. However, that does not mean causality. The important question is, where will things go from here? Data from the Wall Street Journal shows that market participants remain cautious and are buying protection.
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  • Article / 08 October 2015 at 13:30 GMT

    Real estate versus stocks – to buy or not to buy?

    Real estate versus stocks – to buy or not to buy?
    Buying an apartment might be the biggest single financial decision in one's life. It should therefore be thoroughly thought through. As an alternative, investing in stocks should at least be looked at. Historically, large national stock indices such as the US' or Germany's have outperformed property markets there and elsewhere.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 26 August 2015 at 1:03 GMT

    PBoC's Zhou under pressure to ease further

    Zhou Xiaochuan probably isn’t finished yet. Even after cutting interest rates for the fifth time since November and telling banks they can hoard less cash, the People’s Bank of China governor remains under pressure to do more to support the world’s No. 2 economy amid the biggest slide in stocks since 1996. “A circuit breaker is needed,” says Frederic Neumann, co-head of Asian economics research at HSBC Holdings in Hong Kong. Equities rallied around the world on Tuesday after the PBoC said it will cut the one-year lending rate by 25 basis points to 4.6% and lowered the required reserve ratio by 50 basis points for all banks. In the US, a gain of as much as 2.9% in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was erased in late trading, resulting in a 1.4% loss at 4:07 pm in New York.
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  • 4y
    Neil D Neil D
    Couple of points here Clive....firstly I think the island you speak of has such tiny gaps as to more or less be null and void as meaningful...
    Clive Lambert - FuturesTechs Clive Lambert - FuturesTechs
    Hi Neil, I can see your point of view, however markets tend to pivot around areas (note use of the word "Area") of low and high...
    Neil D Neil D
    Ok that is an addition to your previous comment, and maybe adds some extra value......but I'd still be sceptical of the 'island'.
  • Video / 11 May 2015 at 6:38 GMT

    Berger: US equities to reach record highs

    Serge Berger
    Serge Berger, better known as The Steady Trader, is calling for a record setting month of May for the S&P 500. Based on seasonal and technical trends, Serge believes that the line of resistance, responsible for capping any gains, has been weakening over the past couple of weeks.
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  • 5y
    Nice trade, great profit ratios!