A Look at the Market’s Big Picture

Just a few days into August and markets seem to have picked up where they left off in July. Here’s a summary of market action and key developments from last month, including monthly benchmarks. Investors saw more data indicating that healing is underway in the global economy. Increased optimism paved the way for a fifth consecutive month of gains across world markets. International stocks advanced. The MSCI World Index returned

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3 Reasons You Must Invest In Dividend Stocks

As a dividend growth investor, I am frequently asked why I don’t invest in high growth stocks and, more importantly, why I believe investing for dividends is a more appropriate strategy. In bear markets there are great buying opportunities for dividend growth stocks that are offering yields above their historical averages.  Opportunities to buy great dividend growth stocks at above average yields is a great way to finance your retirement

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Using Historical Averages Can Make You Money In Stocks

A concept that I’ve explored lately in this recent volatile market is reversion to the mean, which suggests that prices have a tendency of eventually moving back towards their long-term historic averages. A good example of this could be the price of oil. After rising 47% in the first half 2008 and hitting a record high of $147 per barrel on July 11, the price of oil has dropped more

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