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  • Europe Resolution Boosts Investor Confidence - 27 October 2011
  • Tuesday saw a sharp drop in US stocks ahead of the EU summit to be held the following day. By Wednesday afternoon investors began gaining confidence that European authorities would agree upon a workable solution to Eurozone woes. Following an uneasy day on Wall Street, all major indexes ended the trading day higher with the S&P 500 moving up 13 points, the Dow Jones industrial average adding 162 points, and the Nasdaq composite climbing 12 points, being 1 percent, 1.4 percent and 0.5 percent respectively. Although details of the plan to bring Europe's debt crisis under control, and to assist its banking sector, still need clarification and fleshing out, the very fact that an agreement has been reached on how to move forward was enough to boost investor confidence to a degree.

  • Some Reasons to Motivate You to Invest in the Stock Market - 10 November 2010
  • One of the most lucrative ways to earn money without having to put too much time or effort into it is investing in the stock market. If you are constantly troubled with rising debt and are looking for a debt resolution to rescue you from this situation, then you can consider investing in the stock market too. This is a highly profitable solution and you can use the proceeds to pay off your debts. You would earn extra money and thus repay your debts with ease.

  • Dividend-Paying Stocks May Balance Out Investor Portfolios in Volatile Market - 8 September 2008
  • At one time considered to be an integral aspect of an investor’s portfolio, stock dividends have taken a back seat in recent years as investors turned to shares that offered greater capital appreciation. The current volatile market, however, has highlighted the value of including dividend-paying stocks in a balanced portfolio. This is especially true in light of the fact that the benchmark for the U.S. market, Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, has in effect delivered flat returns since 2000.

  • An Oasis of Dividends in Every Stock Market Safari - 30 may 2008
  • This is paean for Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP). The market capitalization at the start of May 2008 has been a little over $2 billion. The stock price has been at $26.53 against a 52-week high of $33.04. It is apparent that the company is not immune from negative sentiment in and around the NYSE. What is so special about this corporation?

  • The Vulture Investor Is Really an Owl - 28 may 2008
  • A vulture investor is not as nasty as the term sounds. You should use vulture investing methods. That is why a better label matters. Call yourself an owl investor. That sounds wise.

  • Business Cycle Bond Stock Trades - 12 may 2008
  • Every bond is not from a municipality. Profit-making corporations also use the bond route to meet fund needs. A bond is almost as liquid as stock. You can buy and sell a bond just like a stock pick. It comes with a kind of fixed dividend. Your risk is less than with a stock. That is why a bond yields less than stock from the same corporation.

  • Top Stock Picks of the Spring Mating Season - 9 may 2008
  • Birds and stocks start singing around the middle of every April. Mates and investors are in top demand. Everyone gets new plumage. Statements and songs are rigorously rehearsed. You cannot afford to remain unheard.

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