G-10 and EM currencies yield to dollar demand The recent rise in US yields is responsible for crystallising USD strength, and this appears to have been accentuated by comparatively strong data flow in the US. But next week's US Trade Roadshow to China, which includes the President's "champions of trade" Steven Mnuchin, Robert Lighthizer and Larry Kudlow, has undoubtedly calmed investors nerves and triggered an unwind of USD risk premiums around tariff and trade.
The dollar has traded higher against most currencies since the recent uptick in yields early in the month. Also, some thematic changes underway suggest we could be in the midst of a structural shift in the global currency market pecking order. With EURUSD below 1.22 in convincing fashion and USDJPY setting... more
SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) today announced that the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend on common stock of $0.28 per share. The dividend is payable on June 1, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 7, 2018.... more
The technology sector has been one of the largest growth sectors in the market for the last 20 years. No aggressive or moderate portfolio should lack an allocation to it. The sector is comprised of several sub-sectors, including semiconductors, communications equipment, computer hardware and technology-related office equipment, as well as providers of consulting and IT services.
It is a fast-changing, ever-evolving sector, and technology companies face increasing pressure to improve time to market and ensure their offerings are best in class. Some of the largest US companies are technology stocks.
We have had several private messages about tech CEFs, so we thought we would put out our picks, even though they are a bit outside our safe wheelhouse. However, for those looking for... more
I’ve taken part is several collaborative projects between contributors here at Seeking Alpha, but I don’t think that I’ve ever penned a piece in direct response to another contributor’s work; well, I suppose that’s about to end. While I was browsing SA today I came across a headline that read, “Apple Doesn’t Make Sense For Dividend Growth Investors.” I was taken aback at first. Frankly put, I couldn’t disagree more.
Actually, I have a hard time thinking of a company that is more likely to give investors strong, reliable dividend growth over the long-term. Reading the author’s piece, I realized that he has a minimum yield threshold for his investing method, which is why he doesn’t consider Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) to be... more
Directors of Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 21 cents per share payable June 15, 2018, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 31, 2018.... more
Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA) announced today that its board of directors has declared a common stock dividend of $0.01 per share for the second quarter of 2018. The dividend is payable on June 28, 2018 to shareholders of record as of May 29, 2018.... more
Lazard Ltd (NYSE: LAZ) today announced that its Board of Directors has voted to increase the quarterly dividend on its outstanding Class A common stock by 7% to $0.44 per share. The dividend is payable on May 18, 2018, to stockholders of record on May 7, 2018.... more
Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.15 per share of common stock, payable on May 17, 2018 to holders of record at the close of business on May 7, 2018.... more
Winmark Corporation (Nasdaq: WINA) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its regular quarterly cash dividend to shareholders. The quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share represents an increase of $0.04 from its previous dividend rate. The cash dividend will be paid June 1, 2018 to shareholders of record on the close of business on May 9, 2018. Future dividends will be subject to Board approval.... more