And companies are generally happy to go along with Wall Street on this: most stocks trade at $50 per share or less. It’s true that a lot of the rents from the sub-penny rule and low nominal share prices are captured not by Wall Street proper …
As I wrote about last week, the absolute level of a firm’s stock price is arbitrary, as it can be easily manipulated by the firm through altering the number of shares outstanding (for example, by splitting the stock). Despite this obvious fact, the ...
If you like to sell or buy stocks near 52 week lows, the following screen may appeal to you. In a New York Times editorial published during the height of the economic crisis, Warren Buffett famously wrote, "A simple rule dictates my buying: …
Investors played a game of "how low can you go" today as the three-day selloff continued to mount. The Nasdaq closed down more than 1% after sliding a combined 3.6% on Thursday and Friday. The S&P and Dow also finished 1% lower …
Nobody knows how the stock market is going to perform in the short term so we shouldn’t worry about it. On the other hand, long term profit is more predictable. Historically, stocks return about 7% per year after adjusting for inflation. …
Low-volatility investing is traditionally considered a conservative tactic that reduces risk but yields unspectacular returns; however, a recent Research Affiliates study adds to a new school of thought that low-volatility U.S. stocks actually …
On October 15, the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 460 points by early afternoon, then rose nearly 300 points to finish the day with a loss of “only” 173 points. Two days later, the Dow soared 263 points. If your initial reaction to this …
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock market volatility is close to record lows and, going by history, that does not bode well for stock market returns over the next twelve months. The CBOE Volatility Index, better known as the VIX and the most …
As dividend growth investors, it is often easy to get caught up in the trap of ‘chasing yield’ – investing in the highest yielding stocks without regard to any other financial metrics. However, this is not always the best approach… Chasing …
DETROIT, MI- General Motors Co.’s stock this morning hit an all-time low since its record initial public offering in November 2010. The Detroit-based automaker’s stock [NYSE: GM] price per share fell to as low as $18.85. Its …