Your Guide to Yield Calculations

12 Month Yield The 12 month yield represents the distributions paid by a fund over the past year. It is calculated by adding up any income distributions over the past 12 months, then dividing that by the sum of the most recent NAV and any capital gains distributions made over that time. Like the distribution yield, the 12 month yield indicates the income paid out by a fund. Because it looks at...

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Earnings Consensus Estimates and Decision Making

  We all know that making an investment is not a joke. Taking it lightly is also a big ‘NO’. An investor does not make a drastic decision when it comes to his investments. The ultimate goal is to have it returned plus the interest. Most of the active investors make use of the estimates on earnings consensus as one of the significant factors in their final decision. But how much significance...

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The State of Dividends for U.S. Stocks

The State of Dividends for U.S. Stocks

The State of Dividends for U.S. Stocks Dividends for U.S. companies continue to be under pressure as fewer issues are increasing payments and those issues that do increase do so at a lower rate. Within the S&P 500®, the average dividend increase for Q2 2016 was +10.56%, down from +10.62% in Q1 2016 and +13.08% for all of 2015. The pace of dividend cuts continues to rise, as Q2 saw a...

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What is Brexit All About?

What is Brexit All About?

  What is Brexit All About?   After Fridays’ historic vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, there are more questions in the minds of investors than before. So, let’s begin with the history and background on the European Union before we discuss the potential implications of their vote for the future. Past The European Union is described foremost as a political and...

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Check out the featured stock performances from our newsletter

Check out the featured stock performances from our newsletter

  Check out the featured stockperformances from our newsletter.   Current as of 6/24/2016 Rec Date Ticker Long/Short Current % 5/13/2016 DF $18.58 $17.3 -6.84% 5/20/2016 DG $81.62 $90.87 +11.33% 5/27/2016 DY $83.42 $88.16 +5.68% 6/3/2016 CPRT $48.81 $48.16 -1.33% 6/10/2016 CONN $8.17 $7.66 +6.24% 6/17/2016 SLB $77.50 $77.46 +0.05%   With Stock Analyzer each week you’ll...

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The Dynamic Power of Fundamental Analysis

The Dynamic Power of Fundamental Analysis

The Dynamic Power of Fundamental Analysis The Dow Jones Industrials Index down over -400 points today, I thought I’d use this moment to reiterate the dynamic power of fundamental analysis and the Top Stock Analyzer. I will sight two recent recommendations here to exemplify my point. One recommendation is a long trade and the other recommendation is a short trade.   LONG TRADE On May 20,...

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