Friday, January 6, 2023

Emerging-market stocks rise to six-month high vs S&P 500

  • MSCI Index hands 19% excess returns over S&P 500 since October
  • China reopening, weaker dollar key reasons for outperformance
Emerging-market stocks extended their lead over US shares in the early days of the new year, with the equity benchmark rising to a six-month high against the S&P 500 Index.

The MSCI Emerging Markets Index has advanced 3% this week, compared with a 0.8% decline in the US gauge, continuing a turnaround that began in recent months following its worst annual losses since the 2008 global financial crisis. China’s reopening, a softer dollar, and signs of easing global inflation have been spurring gains, leading the gauge to rise Friday for a fourth day to its highest since August.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Highest dividend yielding stocks in Dow Jones Industrial Average

CompanySymbolDividend yieldSector
Verizon Communications(VZ)6.5%Communication Services
Intel(INTC)5.5Information Technology
Walgreens Boots Alliance(WBA)5.2Consumer Staples
International Business Machines(IBM)4.7Information Technology
Amgen(AMGN)3.3Health Care
Cisco Systems(CSCO)3.2Information Technology
JPMorgan Chase(JPM)3.0Financials
Goldman Sachs(GS)2.9Financials
Sources: S&P Global Market Intelligence, IBD

Sunday, January 1, 2023

10 for 2023

 Good companies at bargain prices could be winners in the new year

Note: Data is of 12/14/22 *June fiscal year end **April fiscal year end ***October fiscal year end E=estimate

Source: FactSet

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Income-producing investments, ranked in order of preference

Energy pipelines once again top our annual list of income-producing investments, ranked in order of preference.

Note: data as of Dec. 28

Sources: Bloomberg; company reports