European Dividend Stocks: What You Need to Know

For all the talk of dividend investing in recent years, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that the average U.S. stock, as measured by the S&P 500, still yields a paltry 1.9%.

Even the Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF […] Continue Reading…

Trading Strategies: Playing Europe in the Near Term

The most annoying thing about old Wall Street adages like “Sell in May, go away” is that once in a while, they are actually true.

Sure, most of the time it makes sense to be invested during the summer months.  […] Continue Reading…

Europe Reaching the Boiling Point: How to Invest

For a year that started with one of the best first quarters in history, the second quarter has proven to be something of a disappointment.

On the first trading day of June, the U.S. averages had their worst performance of […] Continue Reading…

Telefonica: Latin American Growth, Crisis Prices

“Buy low and sell high” is the standard advice of any value investor. It can also be remarkably hard to put into practice.

You see, we humans are herd animals, and we tend to think and act as groups, particularly […] Continue Reading…

Summer Trading: Utilities

Utilities are the proverbial red-headed stepchild of stock market sectors. During bull markets (so the thinking goes), utilities tend to underperform more aggressive sectors like technology or industrials. But during a good market rout, utilities take a beating along […] Continue Reading…