allowed leaders to borrow money in the bond market with yields that are near the dividend yield their stocks are paying (average S & P 500 yield: just under 2% ). Keep in mind a coupon payment on a bond doesn’t fluctuate over the life of the bond and that the
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday, in the wake of two days of declines on the S & P 500 , as gains were curbed by a higher-than-expected initial jobless claims report ahead of a report on factory orders.
NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures edged up on Thursday, after two days of declines on the S & P 500 , ahead of data on the labor market and factory orders.
ex-U.S. bonds, rebalanced monthly. U.S. equities: S&P 90 Index from January 1926 through March 1957; S & P 500 Index from March 1957, through 1974; Dow Jones Wilshire 5000 Index from 1975 through April 2005; and MSCI US Broad Market
NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures declined on Wednesday, putting the S & P 500 on track for a second straight decline, ahead of data on the labor market and services sector.
Travis Miller: The regulated-utilities industry had a banner year in 2014. The group was up 31%, trouncing the S & P 500 's 14% return and beating all other sectors. But this has led to the group being significantly overvalued at this point
annual return of almost 19% in the previous five years, well above the 11.8% return for the U.S. benchmark S & P 500 Index . While there may be more short-term weakness ahead for the Canadian market, we suspect that the current period
finished 2014 on a high note, with the S & P 500 TR Index notching an overall gain of 13 ..... but contributed to a 5% increase in the S & P 500 during the final three months of 2014 ..... market that continues to improve, the S & P 500 increased another 3% during the first
NEW YORK - The Nasdaq on Monday closed above 5,000 for the first time since the year 2000 dot-com bubble as tech stocks were boosted by deals, while the S & P 500 and Dow indexes hit records after economic data pointed to a slowly accelerating economy.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Nasdaq on Monday closed above 5,000 for the first time since the year 2000 dot-com bubble as tech stocks were boosted by deals, while the S & P 500 and Dow indexes hit records after economic data pointed to a slowly accelerating economy.