Archives: February 2011

Is Breaking Up So Hard To Do, or 5 Will Get You 11

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on February 23

Over the last month, five S&P 500 issues have declared their intention to break off part of their ongoing business operating and distribute the shares to existing holders, leaving them...

A Few Preliminary Q4 Stats, And Observations

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on February 12

Q4 OVERVIEW:(facts first, commentary at end) I've completed my preliminary Q4 2010 review based on the current S.E.C. filings (finals in March) and the statistics that emerged show an improving...

Dividends Move Into Full Swing; A Return To The Normal

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on February 09

As of the close of yesterday (2/8/2011), the indicated dividend rate on the S&P 500 has increased more than the full 2 month Feb,'10 turnaround period January got off to...

Is Your International Fund Invested Where You Think It Is?

Posted by: Ben Steverman on February 08

When it comes to international stock funds, many investors literally don't know where they are. That's the verdict of Sarah Ketterer, portfolio manager and chief executive officer at Causeway Capital...

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Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ben Steverman focuses on the latest moves in financial markets and emerging trends in stocks, bonds, and funds, always with an eye toward giving readers a better understanding of the sometimes confusing and often chaotic world of money. Standard & Poor’s senior index analyst Howard Silverblatt will also provide his take on companies’ finances and the markets. Voted one of the “Top 100 Finance Blogs” in 2007.

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