LONDON, July 22- The best-performing mutual funds avoided explicit directional bets on the outcome of last month's UK vote to leave the European Union, sitting out the volatility by latching on early to large, defensive, dividend-paying blue chip stocks. This strategy has, so far at least, been the big winner post-referendum as UK stock markets stabilise after... » Read More
CNBC's Gary Kaminsky weighs in on the "dividend euphoria," saying dividends are great, but organic growth is always the best way to make money in stocks over any long term period.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports Ingersoll-Rand is preparing to spin off its security technology business, and to boost its buyback and dividend.
Occidental Petroleum has accelerated the payment of its dividend into 2012 from 2013, and Dicks Sporting Goods is declaring a special cash dividend, with the FMHR traders.
Marathon Petroleum is up 75 percent since the New Year. Gary Heminger, president & CEO of Marathon Petroleum, offers insight in light of the looming fiscal cliff.
A currency play on the euro, with Andrew Busch, BMO Capital Markets.
"It's time for the moderates to step up on both sides," said Jeffrey Solomon, Cowen & Company CEO, explaining how fiscal cliff uncertainty is impacting the markets, and why moderates need to band together to create acceptable solutions.
Paul Trainor, Senior Portfolio Manager, Macquarie Private Portfolio Management says investors should still be focused on yield while interest rates are falling in Australia.
GMO founder Jeremy Grantham predicts GDP growth for the U.S. is likely to be about 1.4 percent, and adjusted growth about 0.9 percent. Discussing whether high growth rates are gone forever, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and Lindsey Piegza, FTN Financial.
Many companies are offering special dividends ahead of potential tax increases. Is this smart for business? Michael Pento, Pento Portfolio Strategies, and John Burns, Exencial Wealth Advisors CEO, provide perspective.
More than 110 companies have announced special dividends in Q4, in an attempt to beat the potential tax increase on dividends, with CNBC's Robert Frank.
More than 110 companies have announced special dividends in Q4, which is three times as much 2011 in Q4, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.
More than 100 companies are offering special dividends ahead of potential higher taxes. Ethan Allen Interiors CEO Farooq Kathwari, explains the advantage for shareholders.
OptionMonster.com's Jon Najarian thinks Google and/or Microsoft might declare a special dividend larger than any others.
Gerard Cassidy, RBC Capital Markets analyst, weighs in on which banks stand to benefit and which banks stand to get hurt by the "fiscal cliff."
Dennis Berman, Wall Street Journal, explains how accelerated dividends are providing top executives with very big paydays.
CNBC's Robert Frank reports companies are issuing "special" dividends in recent days to avoid possible tax hikes set to kick in at the end of the year. A look at which companies could be next in line, with Jay Kaplan, Royce Dividend Value Fund.
The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses the market moving stories of the day, including the GOP's "fiscal cliff" proposal; the impact of "cliff" fears on business, with BofA's CEO; and a look at how tax worries are impacting special dividend strategies.
"Squawk Box's" Becky Quick talks with Brian Moynihan, Bank of America CEO, about the looming fiscal cliff; business concerns, particularly in terms of consumer confidence; his bank's dividend plans; and bank fees.
CNBC's Robert Frank explains why some companies are racing to beat a tax hike by paying dividends before December 31st.
Ashraf Laidi, chief global strategist at City Index, tells CNBC that companies in the US are not short of cash so it is a not a disaster for them to pay their shareholders early dividends.