The amount of money that would be returned to shareholders if a company’s assets were sold off and all its debt repaid. Research Analyst Kate Austin has our latest Today’s Market Takeaways. Almost 90% of the S&P 500 has reported Q1 earnings. As expected, airlines and leisure companies have struggled, while other industries like telemedicine and cloud storage have flourished. Kate notes that it comes down to “battleship balance sheets” and well-capitalized businesses will be best positioned to navigate today’s market.
We’ve written a lot about the CARES Act in recent weeks; the $2-trillion Congressional relief act is packed with provisions that impact savers. Today, we want to touch on an aspect of the law that may be helpful for those whose jobs or businesses have been hurt by the virus—the …
FEATURING Jeff DeMaso, Charlie Toole, and Kate AustinEarnings and interest rates drive stock prices over time. Given the pandemic and stay-at-home advisories, first-quarter earnings season has held extra importance for investors wanting to know how companies fared as the economy ground to a halt and how they’re planning to …Read More keyboard_arrow_right
In our latest Today’s Market Takeaways, The amount of money that would be returned to shareholders if a company’s assets were sold off and all its debt repaid. Research Analyst Kate Austin explores the pandemic’s impact on dividends—some of which have been cut or suspended. For investors relying on A cash payment to investors who own stock in the company. for income, Kate advises to not just look at A cash payment to investors who own stock in the company. Yield is a measure of the income on an investment in relation to the price. There are several ways to measure yield. The current yield of a security is the income over the past year (either dividends or coupon payments) divided by the current price., but to also consider a company’s balance sheet, cash position, free cash flow and business prospects.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, unemployment benefits have become a lifeline for more than 30 million Americans. As part of the CARES Act, these benefits were updated and upgraded. If you lost your job as a result of the pandemic or actions taken to combat it, it’s worth your while …
Vice President Steve Johnson has our latest installment of Today’s Market Takeaways. Noting that April was one of the strongest months in the market since 1987, Steve advises investors to balance excitement about market opportunities with a disciplined investing strategy as the road ahead could get bumpy.
featuring Dan Wiener and Jim LowellSlowly and shakily, some parts of the country are taking steps to reopen their economies—does this mean we’re finally on the road to recovery? In this special episode of The Adviser You Can Talk To Podcast, Chairman Dan Wiener and Chief Investment Officer Jim …Read More keyboard_arrow_right
In our newest Today’s Market Takeaways video, The amount of money that would be returned to shareholders if a company’s assets were sold off and all its debt repaid. Research Analyst Kate Austin recaps the weekend and looks ahead to what we can expect in the markets this week. A financial instrument giving the holder a proportion of the ownership and earnings of a company. are gaining ground as countries are re-opening their economies and providing more stimulus. In the U.S., some states have opened up, but certain businesses in those regions remain closed due to concern over demand and health precautions—trends that Kate says point to a choppy recovery.
Continuing to unpack the CARES Act, we will be reviewing one of the most-talked-about parts of the relief package—the provision to send direct payments to taxpayers either by direct deposit or by paper check. Here are four things to know about how this part of the bill is working: Eligibility: Congress …
In our latest Today’s Market Takeaways video, Vice President Steve Johnson explores what’s behind this week’s oil price drop—down to -$37—and reflects on where energy A financial instrument giving the holder a proportion of the ownership and earnings of a company. fit into our clients’ portfolios.
The amount of money that would be returned to shareholders if a company’s assets were sold off and all its debt repaid. Research Analyst Kate Austin shares our latest installment of Today’s Market Takeaways. Oil prices fell this weekend and the A measure of how large the changes in an asset’s price are. The more volatile an asset, the more likely that its price will experience sharp rises and steep drops over time. The more volatile an asset is, the riskier it is to invest in. Index (VIX) spiked this morning, pointing to likely another volatile trading week ahead. Earnings continue this week, which will provide further data on consumer behavior in light of the pandemic.