Is the Stock Market in a Bubble?

Written by Ben Carlson Investors seem to carry emotional scars from the dotcom bubble in 2000, and the debt bubble of the 2008 to 2009 Financial Crisis. Both bubbles caused massive losses for investors. Hindsight bias causes us to look at past events and assume they were much more predictable than they actually were at the time.  It’s the “I-knew-it-all-along phenomenon.” Since those crashes are so fresh in our memories, we are now subject to knee jerk reactions. Any time an investment rises ...

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U.S. Stock Market

Are U.S. Dividend Stocks Overpriced?

Written by Ben Carlson US dividend stocks have had a great run.  They outperformed during the 2000-2002 bear market.  They held their own in the ensuing bull market of 2003-2007. They have also made great investments since the 2008 downturn and subsequent recovery. Since 2008, as measured by the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY), US dividend stocks are outperforming the S&P 500 by nearly 25% through the end of October. This is quite a nice run for an investment that is generally considered to ...

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U.S. Markets Remain Bullish

The following post is written by Donald Dony. If you’d like to guest post on the Dividend Ninja, be sure to check out our Guest Posting Guidelines. Though most of the world’s stock indexes have been trading flat over the last 12 months, the S&P 500 has continued to advance with little more than a minor pullback. The rationale for this bullish tone maybe questioned, but there is no denying the fact that the U.S. index is still in a strong bullish trend. Technically, the S&P 500 ...

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