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Archives: December 2009

Worst Decade For Stocks, But Not All Stocks

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on December 31

The S&P 500 posted its first negative total return decade in history. Of course, if you were in energy you didn’t notice it, and you should pick up the tab...

A Modest Rebound in Stock Buybacks

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on December 16

Analyst Note: Buybacks rebound 44%; Financial dilution increase 25% S&P 500 buybacks rebounded 44% ($34.85B) from their record Q2 low ($24.20B; data series starts in Q1,’98) Information Technology increases 121.5%...

A Sell Sign from the S&P 500?

Posted by: Tara Kalwarski on December 15

The Standard & Poor's 500-stock index closed above 1,114 yesterday, and Evergreen Investments chief market analyst John K. Lynch is waiting for the benchmark his 1,120. What's so special about...

Estimate 2010 S&P 500 dividend to increase 6.1% - A Reason To Believe

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on December 07

In early March 2009 I published my S&P 500 dividend payment estimate for 2009 at $21.97, down 22.6% from the actual $28.39 in 2008. Year-to-date, there have been 225 dividend...

To Be Young, Eager, Committed and Have Honor

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on December 07

Friday, I had one of those meetings that you come out of which you just can’t get out of your head. Several West Point Cadets came down to the hub...


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