Daily Investment Interpretations
March 19, 2012
(Monday Night): The
market indices moved up again today: Nasdaq
leads Street gains; Stocks
Higher on AAPL Dividend, M&A Activity. The NASDAQ Composite
sidled down 23.06
to end at 3,078.32. The Dow minced up
the S&P 500 advanced 5.58 points
to settle at 1,409.75. Oil jumped to 107.16:Oil
ends at a two-week high on dollar, optimism; gold ended at 1657: Gold
ends higher as bargain hunting ensues. The VIX rose 0.57
The market indices resumed their rise today, probably as bond money begins to flow into the stock markets: Treasury yields hit highest since September. The bull market in bonds has been predicated on slowly falling interest rates. Now, interest rates appear to be rising, as optimism trumps fear among big bond buyers.
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Michael Gayed asks: Is the homebuilders bottom for real?
Canadian Solar says cheaper solar panels help U.S
Industrial output flat
David Marsh says Germany’s export feast is over.
Peter Brimelow writes about China’s hard landing.
State of the Markets articles include:
Technical Talk: Bears Will Need a Catalyst
Are You a Market Environmentalist? "If you want to be consistently successful in manging the bucking bronco that is the stock market, the first step is to identify the market's current environment. The means identifying the type of ... Read More »"
The Wait is Over: Apple to Pay Quarterly Dividend And Institute Share Buyback "The long wait is over as Apple announced Monday that the company will institute a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share (which would equate to a dividend yield of approximately 1.8%) beginning in fiscal Q4. In addition, the company announced that it has authorized a share buyback program of $10 billion. The company said that it plans to spend a portion of its cash hoard, estimated to be near $100 billion. The “King of Cool” said Monday that it plans to utilize approximately $45 billion of its domestic cash over the first three years of the dividend and stock buyback programs. “We have used some ... Read More »"
NAHB Hombuilder Confidence Index Holds Steady at Four-Year Highs
Credit Default Swaps on Greek Debt to Settle Monday
Nobody Really Knows Nothin' in Ms. Market's Game
Market futures are flat tonight.