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With stocks rallying for over 2 months now, dividend yields continue to fall back to Earth. The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen nearly 30% since the rally began in early March. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
Been a while since we've seen some weakness in techs-Juniper and Broadcom down 8 percent, Dell down 7, Hewlett down 5, RIMM down 6, Apple down 3.
In yesterday's extension of the current rally, three more Dow stocks crossed above their 200-day moving averages. There are now seven stocks on the Dow above this technical threshold.
Although there are some risk factors in the market, David Dietze, president and chief investment strategist at Point View Financial Services, said there are opportunities to “take some chips off the table.”
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Stocks climbed on Thursday with technology the star of the day largely due to optimistic comments from Nokia.
Bulls were excited by growing optimism in the technology sector, Thursday, after cellphone maker Nokia said the drop in demand for its products was stabilizing.
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With stocks rallying for 5 weeks in a row now, dividend yields are falling back to Earth. The average dividend yield of the Dow 30 has fallen over 25% since the rally began in early March. See how the 30 companies in the Dow compare.
Stocks fell Monday amid doubts over the health of the banking industry and the apparent collapse of a major deal in the technology sector.
After weeks of negotiations, IBM withdrew its $7 billion bid for Sun Microsystems, one day after Sun’s board balked at a reduced offer, the New York Times reports.
Stocks turned mildly positive as investors looked to close out the week's rally on a positive note.
Fifth Third Asset Management's Mary Jane Matts looks back on a dramatic week for stocks, and still finds some bargains for investors. "When you consider that the S&P is trading about eleven times normalized earnings, the stock market is attractive here," she told CNBC. "I don't think you have to over-think it."
The S&P 500 closed higher Tuesday, with stocks recording their best month since 2002.
At the start of the month, General Electric was falling fast and the company that once boasted a half trillion dollar market cap, was at risk of falling out of the Top 20 biggest companies in the S&P 500. In less than a month, that has changed significantly.
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