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Merrill Lynch Top 5 Earnings Momentum Stocks in the S&P 500
Analysts are constantly using quantitative screens to search the stock universe for what is the best performing category. In a recent report from Merrill Lynch's Savita Subramanian, the superb strategist at the firm gives readers a quantitative gold ...
The 15 Best S&P 500 Dividend Stocks of Last 25 Years
To find the 15 best-performing dividend stocks of the last 25 years, we reviewed the dividend history of all dividend-paying stocks in the S&P 500. Businesses that paid dividends from 1990 through 2015 without missing more than one year were included ...
S&P 500 clears 38.2% retracement of last week's decline
After the soft consumer confidence number and the shakeout in Chinese stocks, the market is less worried about a hawkish Fed. If the statement is neutral tomorrow, look for a continued bounce above 2100.
S&P 500 teeters on the 200-day average
In the process, the S&P 500 has reached its marquee 200-day moving average, currently 2,064, against a conspicuously complacent sentiment backdrop.
Here's the S&P 500 ... priced in gold
The precious metal is down about 1.5% to $1,113 an ounce, another 5-year low for the commodity that has been getting slammed this year.
The S&P 500 and Stock Buybacks
In the first quarter of 2015, companies in the S&P 500 index returned more money to shareholders than they earned. The last time that happened was in the fourth quarter of 2008, when the entire S&P 500 reported a slight loss for the quarter but still ...
The stock market is disappearing
Buyback factoid: ~20% of S&P 500 companies have reduced their share count by at least 4% year-over-year in each of the last five quarters(!
These two factors could crush S&P 500 earnings
As companies begin to report second-quarter earnings results, falling oil and the strengthening dollar could spell trouble for earnings season.
VIX signals that an S&P 500 breakout may be delayed
Perhaps most notably, the S&P 500 has nailed major resistance at record territory - S&P 2,130 - against the backdrop of excessive investor complacency as measured by the Volatility Index.
What's Driving the Recent S&P 500 Weakness?
Bloomberg's Callie Bost examines the S&P 500 weakness and which sectors are performing well. She speaks with Bloomberg's Olivia Sterns on “Bloomberg Markets.