Thursday, September 22, 2016

Corporate Stock Earnings Announcements for Week 5 of September

Looking for some interesting moves in some stocks this upcoming week? Check out the companies that will be reporting earnings this week.
If earnings exceed analysts’ expectations, the stocks can shoot up. If the numbers underperform, the stock can tank. Then again, occasionally, stocks don’t move the way you would have expected.
Anyway, many traders use earnings plays for trading strategies. Also, option traders look for high implied volatility of stocks for for option selling strategies.
Here are many of the enormous number of stocks reporting earnings this week:
Monday
CALM
CUK
CCL
THO
MTN
Tuesday
CTAS
FDS
INFO
NKE
Wednesday
BBRY
PAYX
PIR
WOR

Thursday
ACN
CAG
COST
PEP
Friday
MKC

If you like interesting stock lists like this, be sure to check out many of the free stock lists here at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fifth Week of September

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.
In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks.
WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, and the yield.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Comm. CM 9/26/2016 4.9%
Cypress Semiconductor CY 9/27/2016 3.7%
Agrium AGU 9/28/2016 3.9%
BancFirst Corp BANF 9/28/2016 2.2%
Beasley Broadcast Group Inc BBGI 9/28/2016 3.4%
B&G Foods BGS 9/28/2016 3.6%
Brookfield Canada Office Properties BOXC  9/28/2016 4.7%
Chubb Corp CB 9/28/2016 2.1%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com. Most of the lists are free.
Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.
Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.
Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.
Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.
Book now available: Buying Dividends Revised and Expanded
Book now available: Stock Market Trivia Makes a Great Gift!

Don’t forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.


Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Capitalist’s Lament: How Wall Street Is Fleecing You and Ruining America

Rarely have I found a non-fiction book that is a page-turner, but the book A Capitalist’s Lament: How Wall Street Is Fleecing You and Ruining America is one of those books. The author, Leland Faust, goes into detail about how investors are being taken by Wall Street.
Don’t get the author wrong. He is not anti-capitalist, he is what I would call pro-moral capitalist (which is also how I would describe myself, by the way). He is just bringing to light all the ways that the average person is being taken advantage of, on a financial basis.
Although I am familiar with what he covers on a general basis, the author covers the specifics, everything from over charging to fraud. For example, Chapter 2, called Big Is Not Beautiful, is significantly devoted to Goldman Sachs. He points out 37 different instances of fines, security violations, and other issues of the firm.
Examples of some of the chapters that I found the most interesting are:
Fees and Sleaze: Welcome to the World of Hedge Funds
Stupid Predictions and Constant Hype
Myopia: Short Term Trading
Leveraging Yourself to Death
Fortunately, Faust has a resolution, which he covers in the last chapter, Protecting Yourself and Fixing the Wall Street Mess. If you are looking for a great Wall Street expose, I highly recommend A Capitalist’s Lament: How Wall Street Is Fleecing You and Ruining America.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fourth Week of September

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.
In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks.
WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, and the yield.
Apollo Investment CorporationAINV9/19/20169.7%
Cincinnati FinancialCINF9/19/20162.5%
FS Investment CorporationFSIC9/19/20169.1%
Gladstone InvestmentGAIN9/19/20168.1%
Gladstone CommercialGOOD9/19/20168.4%
Ituran Location & Control Ltd.ITRN9/19/20162.9%
KAR Auction Services IncKAR9/19/20162.7%
Gladstone Land CorporationLAND9/19/20164.2%
Seagate TechnologySTX9/19/20167.5%
The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com. Most of the lists are free.
Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.
Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.
Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.
Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.
Book now available: Buying Dividends Revised and Expanded
Book now available: Stock Market Trivia Makes a Great Gift!

Don’t forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.
Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.