Archive for September, 2011

A new study of 401(k) accounts provides further evidence that workers who get help pocket higher returns than those handling their own investment choices. The study by human resources consultant Aon Hewitt and investment adviser Financial Engines shows that workers who received some form of help experienced annual returns on average of 3 percent better […]

Want steady dividend payments? Try the S & P 500. More than half of the companies in the index now have a dividend yield above the 10-year Treasury note, according to FactSet. That’s why many analysts are advising investors to buy dividend-paying stocks rather than Treasurys. The yield o the 10-year Treasury note fell to […]

Stock markets rallied significantly on Wednesday following a joint statement from Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy on defending Greece and such political action could pose a big threat to stock bears, according to Philippe Gijsels, the head of research at BNP Paribas Fortis Capital Markets in Brussels. “Skepticism had probably become too big, bears too […]

Markets can’t help but remain caught in the latest cross currents of news from Europe, but the question is whether it’s going to feel like high or low tide. Stocks got a bit of both on Monday. Initially, the market sold off sharply on a negative flood of headlines from Europe over the weekend, including […]

September Might Not Be So Bad for Stocks: Cohen | August 31, 2011 | 05:44 PM EDT September may not be as bad as it has been traditionally because August has already been so volatile, Abby Joseph Cohen told CNBC Wednesday. Cohen, senior investment strategist atGoldman Sachs [ GS 116.22 +1.04 (+0.90%) ] and […]