Giovanny Moreano is a Quantitative Analyst at CNBC.
Dividend yields in the Dow index are down about a quarter of a point since early June and 165 basis points since early March, as equity markets continue to trend higher, pushing yields lower. Here is a look at the dividend yields of all 30 Dow components:
The ratio of crude oil to natural gas futures prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange reached its highest level in over 19 years during today's trading session.
Dividend yields in the S&P 500 are down since late June, as a 6% rally for the US equity index this month has pushed yields lower, and companies remain cautious about increasing their dividend payouts.
Strong earnings from Apple after the closing bell yesterday, pushed the NASDAQ Composite to positive territory during Wednesday's trading session for the eleventh consecutive day. The last time the Nasdaq Composite had 11 days of consecutive gains was on September 20, 1996. Here is a look at the best performing companies during the current 11-day rally.
Investors hungry for yield have latched on to "the Dogs of the Dow" strategy, which pays off more often than not.
U.S. stocks are on track for eight quarters of consecutive gains—the longest winning streak in 16 years.
Three sectors have managed gains of more than 20 percent in 2014, while two others are lagging badly.
The Dow Jones industrial average has historically taken an average of about 32 months to jump from one thousand-point mark to the next.