Which Sectors Perform Well During Recessions?

During periods of economic contractions some sectors perform well while others don’t. For instance, when the economy is in recession, sectors such as leisure, travel, consumer discretionary, luxury retail, etc. are adversely impacted as consumers cut back on spending on those items. On the other hand, consumer staples, energy and utility sectors remain stable during …

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S&P 500 Price vs. Total Returns Since 1987

Dividends are an important factor to consider when calculating the total return of an equity investment. Though the dividend yield of a stock may be low in the range of 2 to 4%, over the long run the yield gets multiplied many times over due to the effect of compounding. Many investors overlook the critical …

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Ten Overseas Stocks Trading Under $10

Many foreign stocks are trading under $10 a piece now. Some of these worth a look are listed below: 1.Company: Ambev (ABEV) Sector: Alcoholic Beverages Country: Brazil 2.Company: Banco Bradesco SA (BBD) Sector: Banking Country: Brazil 3.Company: Cemex (CX) Sector: Cements Country: Mexico 4.Company: Ultrapar Participacoes SA (UGP) Sector: Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels Country: Brazil …

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On The Decline of Major American Retailers

The explosive growth of online retailing has had a devastating impact on traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. The tremendous success of online giants like Amazon(AMZN) have led to the death of many a retailer. Today the market cap of Amazon is over $920.0 billion while many of the former retail giants are fighting for survival. Some former …

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