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Dick Bove, the closely watched bank analyst and vice president of equity research at Rafferty Capital said that right now, investors should be buying financial stocks “very aggressively.” Based on historical valuations, he said, some of the biggest names in the sector will more than double. “What you’re beginning to see is that all of […]


At $390, Apple has dropped over 25% this year shaking the confidence of even the most ardent Apple shareholders. At times like these, I find that it helps to pay attention to managers who have made a lot of money in the stock because they generally have made the right decisions in the past after […]


Forbes Dividend Investor subscribers received this hotline on March 13: Apple has certainly had a storied history as a cult brand, a company that went to the brink of extinction, and a monster stock once Steve Jobs returned to the company he co-founded and executed a turnaround for the ages. A decade of new product […]


Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch says Apple deserves better than the treatment it’s getting from David Einhorn, the hedge-fund manager pressuring the iPhone maker to cough up dividends. “Look, these guys are after a quick hit. I’d blow him off,” he told CNBC’s “Closing Bell.” “I’d give Einhorn the back of my hand.” Welch […]


As the Federal Reserve conducts its two-part stress test over the next week, veteran bank analyst Richard Bove continues to be bullish on the banking sector and sees bank stocks going “substantially higher” when the tests conclude. Bove expects that across the board banks will raise dividends and said that this type of action is […]


The upward trends of March have continued through the month of April. The DOW and S&P are continuing to climb back towards positive territory for the year, and the NASDAQ continues to outperform at positive 7%. Three of the leading sectors continue to be technology, financial services and natural resources, especially since the March 9th […]


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The first quarter of 2009 brought a little bit of everything. Consumer confidence has never been measured at lower levels than what we saw through January and February, and the markets reacted accordingly. We witnessed unprecedented economic conditions, more unnerving stories of greed and deception, and levels of government intervention like never before. The S&P […]


In these tough times one thing we know for sure is that the equities markets have beaten down severely. We also know that the majority of investors’ accounts are now over-weighted in fixed income. What I mean by that is anyone holding any portion of their accounts in equities, even a small portion, have lost […]