A look inside Q2 earnings may foretell what’s ahead for this ongoing market rally.
Articles by Chris Preston
By Chris Preston | Aug 20, 2014
Want evidence that the sky hasn’t fallen yet on Wall Street? All you have to do is look at what our analysts were covering this week at Wyatt Investment Research.
By Chris Preston | Aug 19, 2014
With interest rates still near zero, the perception is that this is a golden age of dividend investing. In reality, most dividend payers are becoming mysteriously unwilling to cough up much of their cash.
By Chris Preston | Aug 15, 2014
Obamacare has essentially been a logistical nightmare since its inception. But it has been a boon for one very specific sector of the stock market. Since open enrollment for President Obama’s national healthcare plan began last October, hospital stocks have gone through the roof. Shares of the five largest publicly traded U.S. hospital companies are [...]
By Chris Preston | Aug 12, 2014
A year ago, the largest stock in the world was in freefall. After hitting an all-time high of $700 in September 2012, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) shares tanked for more than nine months, falling more than 44%. Some Wall Street pundits wondered aloud whether Apple’s best days were behind it. To many investors, Apple was no [...]
By Chris Preston | Aug 9, 2014
Stocks were essentially flat this week. In the wake of the previous week’s drop-off, we should consider that a victory. A sky-is-falling mentality crept into investors’ collective psyche after stocks had their worst week in more than two years in the final week of July. But the S&P 500 stabilized enough this week – ending [...]
By Chris Preston | Aug 8, 2014
The walls around this powerful bull market are starting to show some cracks. The S&P 500 has declined nearly 3% in the past month, most of which has come in the last few days. Last week, stocks had their biggest decline in more than two years. After more than a year of being virtually impervious [...]
By Chris Preston | Aug 5, 2014
It wasn’t quite the record windfall it was shaping up to be. But with 15 companies going public, last week was a busy week for IPO offerings. July closed with a flurry of initial public offerings. In fact, with 34 IPOs, July was the busiest month for the IPO market in at least a decade. [...]
By Chris Preston | Aug 5, 2014
Just like that, it’s 2011 all over again on Wall Street. That was the year the European debt crisis held U.S. markets hostage, sparking recession-like volatility and dragging the S&P 500 down to its second-worst annual returns in the past decade. Since then, U.S. stocks have flourished, rising to unprecedented heights. At some point, Wall [...]
By Chris Preston | Jul 30, 2014
The Year is 2016… Broken O Ranch, Augusta, Montana: Billionaire Stanley Kroenke owns a 124,000-acre property that produces 700,000 bushels of grain every year and has 4,500 cows. To keep tabs on his vast property – the largest farm in Montana – Kroenke’s employees have just started using drones to take photos, monitor crops, and track [...]