Among the options for investing in high-dividend yield stocks, dividend mutual funds pay out a dividend at regular intervals to their fund holders. They hold a basket of equities that pay dividends.
Since insurance companies are highly dependent on their ability to generate interest income, rising interest rates can significantly boost profits.
A hike in interest rates increases the cost of borrowing for companies. Most publicly traded companies carry at least some debt to fund their operations, and higher borrowing costs can cause their profit margins to contract.
The ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF (SDOG), which applies the “Dogs of the Dow” dividend strategy on a sector-by-sector basis to stocks trading in the S&P 500, has risen by 14.0% on a YTD basis.
Some smart beta funds have outperformed the S&P 500 and may continue to do so. Also, the fees of smart beta funds are lower than those of traditional active management funds.
With Brexit turning into a reality, the Fed (Federal Reserve) may hold off raising interest rates in 2016 due to the slowing economy, the weak labor market, and subdued inflation.
Beijing continues to open its capital account to offshore investors, and its toolkit of financial instruments to investors in China just keeps growing.
Jordi Visser at Weiss Multi-Strategy Advisers foresees China’s Shenzhen Composite Index (ASHR) as beating most global peers by the end of December 2016.
Anthony Cragg of Wells Fargo Advantage Funds thinks that the negative effects of China’s slowdown and stock market pullback are being overly publicized.
Profit-making opportunities offered by changing trends in macroeconomic cycles are captured by systematic macro strategies.
You shouldn’t lose sight of your long-term goals. We believe innovators and the tech sector offer opportunities for long-term investors.
Generating negative cash flows would be the last thing Freeport-McMoRan can afford under the current market scenario.
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) has suspended the dividend on its common stock. Glencore (GLNCY) also suspended its annual dividend program.
Freeport-McMoRan’s (FCX) energy business has long been a bone of contention with investors.
On December 9, Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) announced several strategic steps in response to rapidly deteriorating market conditions.
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) has announced the complete shutdown of its Sierrita mine in Arizona. What next?
ArcelorMittal is planning to “structurally improve” its EBITDA by $1 billion in 2016. It expects to realize one-third of these improvements in 1H16.
ArcelorMittal has a net debt-to-EBITDA of 3.09. In November 2015, Moody’s cut ArcelorMittal’s credit rating was by one notch.
ArcelorMittal has major iron ore mining operations, which makes investing in it a play—as well as dependent—on both the iron ore and steel industries.
Falling steel prices have negatively impacted ArcelorMittal’s profitability. It slashed its 2015 EBITDA guidance during its 3Q15 earnings conference call.