The S&P 500 has been struggling at the 3,000 level for months. U.S. equities seemed unstoppable back in in June and July, but August and September were choppy. Our dividend-weighting approaches could help protect investors from a possible market decline.
Businesses with excess cash have a choice: move it off the balance sheet as a dividend, which is often a taxable event, or repurchase shares, where taxes can be more easily managed. The latter can make a ton of economic sense, which is why share buybacks have become the other dividend. Jeff Weniger discusses strategies that focus on buybacks and shareholder yield.
It’s not often that you come across a chart that rivals levels last seen on the day the stock market bottomed out during the global financial crisis. That chart also marked the beginning of the end for growth stocks for years to come. Jeff Weniger discusses today’s growth stock levels as a potential turning point for value investing.
The euro won’t stop chopping sideways. Its quiet drift downward has persisted since spring 2018. In the current global climate, the currency could snap violently. Jeff Weniger outlines why he thinks the push will be southward.
On last week’s “Behind the Markets” podcast, Jeremy Schwartz and Jeff Weniger spoke with Dave Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff. The conversation focused on global markets.
With Iran backed into a corner, increased tension between the regime and the White House has resurrected talk of a closing of the Strait of Hormuz, the critical waterway by which the bulk of Middle Eastern oil must travel. Jeff Weniger discusses three key positions that may benefit from the current situation.