The recent drop in the stock market has lifted dividend yields in the Dow by 27 basis points from their levels in April 29, when the index closed near a three-year high.
As investors flee a falling U.S. stock market, two analyst say there are still safe companies out there and the best way to buy into them is through mutual funds.
Stocks ended sharply lower Wednesday, following a Fed report that said pace of economic growth moderated in many districts and amid growing uncertainty over the ongoing debt talks in Washington.
Stocks slumped for a third session Wednesday following an unexpected drop in durable goods orders and as worries escalated over a possible U.S. debt default.
Stocks finished lower in light-volume trading Monday as the ongoing debt ceiling debates raised concerns of a possible U.S. ratings downgrade.
Futures tumbled Monday as talks to raise the debt ceiling hit another stalemate and the threat of a U.S. rating downgrade and potential default intensified.
Following are moves you might have missed. Find out why shares of CBS and Boeing popped while Hanes and United Technologies dropped.
Stocks slipped in the final minutes of trading to end lower Wednesday as investors took a breather following a sharp rally in the previous session and amid ongoing jitters over the debt ceiling talks and fears over the euro zone crisis.
Stocks lost some ground in the final minutes of trading Wednesday as investors took a breather following a sharp rally in the previous session and after existing home sales tumbled unexpectedly to a seven-month low.
Despite a massive order from American, and chatter that other airlines could do the same, the Fast gang is cautious of establishing a new position in Boeing.
A positive start to earnings season, including blowout results from Apple, is helping investors shake off worries and start buying the dips. On tap for Wednesday: UTX, AmEx, Intel.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Wednesday's Squawk on the Street.
When looking at a mutual fund with a good long-term record but lackluster recent performance, the first question to ask is “has anything changed?” The answer often rests on one of four characteristics: management, objective, size and external factors.
But if the "rocket can’t go high enough into the stratosphere," the S&P 500 can fall back to 1250, warned Paul Schatz, president of Heritage Capital.
Get ready for a "cruel, cruel summer where we’re going to see low equity returns, high volatility and low trading volume," Craig Johnson, technical analyst at Piper Jaffrey, warned CNBC Tuesday.
A sometimes under-skilled workforce and shortage of job training is compounding unemployment at home, while technological innovation and product development is paying off abroad.
The Chinese come to the Paris Air Show as both the world’s largest purchaser of jetliners and a budding manufacturer projected by some to one day challenge the dominance of Boeing and Airbus.
Despite all of the volatility and uncertainty of stocks, Baby Boomers heading into retirement are still better off with stocks than bonds, says a new analysis from Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Given the doom and despondency across so many parts of the EU economy and with European governments tumbling over themselves to reverse years of living beyond their means, next week's Paris Air Show at Le Bourget should provide something to cheer, writes Howard Wheedon, Senior Strategist at BGC Partners.
Dividend yields in the Dow index are relatively unchanged since the beginning of the year, as companies increase dividend payments, partially offseting gains in stock prices, which would push yields lower.