Archive for November, 2011

Corporate profits are about to rise to a record. Again. With nearly 92 percent of companies in the S & P 500 reporting third-quarter earnings, they’re on track for a total of $23.78 per share. That would top last quarter’s record of $22.24 per share, according to S & P Indices. The last time profits […]


Bullish Again

10Nov11

Individual investors are feeling better about stocks after the market’s October comeback. About 40 percent say they’re optimistic about how stocks will do over the next six months, according to a survey by the American Association of individual investors. In late September, 25 percent of investors were bullish. The average since 1987 is 39 percent. […]


10. $2.6 trillion in money market funds earning nothing and losing purchasing power by the day. 9. After 30 years, the bull market in bonds is over. 8. Stocks are under owned. The new alternative investment in long only equity. 7. Stocks are driven by earnings. Despite the fact that we all fell terrible, earnings […]


For years, employers have been replacing traditional pensions with worker-directed, 401(k)-like plans, placing the cost and responsibility of retirement saving firmly in our hands. Yet many shied away from offering workers advice on how to invest their money, partly out of fear of being sued if participants were unhappy with the outcomes. Late last month, […]


“We think that there is an opportunity here. Stocks are cheap, no one wants them, everybody’s afraid of them, that’s a strategic time to be into the market, not leave it,” David Kotok, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Cumberland Advisors told CNBC on Wednesday. Financial stocks were among the hardest hit on Tuesday, with […]