Archives: March 2011

Waiting to Spend Like a Sailor on Leave

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on March 28

Recently, Warren Buffett stated that his "trigger finger is itchy" to make acquisitions, then he pulled the trigger with a US$ 9 billion cash offer for S&P MidCap 400 specialty...

Amazing Progress for Slow-Moving Dividends, But It's Only the First Inning

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on March 23

Dividends are back in the game, but it's going to be a long game. The Fed action allowing most banks (BAC not) to increase their dividends is a start, but...

2010 Buybacks Set % and $ Record - But Will Investors Bite Again?

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on March 23

The headline news is that S&P 500 companies spent $299 billion on stock buybacks in 2010, up $161 billion or 117% from the $138 billion they spent in the 2009...

Two Year Run Leaves Investors up 95% - And Here Comes Oil

Posted by: Howard Silverblatt on March 04

Next week will mark the two-year anniversary of the bear market low on March 9, 2009. The quick 17-month 56.78% steep decline from the market high on October 9, 2007...

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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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