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Dividend Aristocrats

Aug 05 2017

High Beta Breakout?

  • Aug 5, 2017

Last month we spent a full page explaining why the underperformance of the S&P 500 High Beta Index was not a bearish portent for stocks (Chart 1).

Jul 08 2017

Bonds And Aristocrats

  • Jul 8, 2017

The last year has been a difficult one for any person or theme tied to the “establishment”—including mainstream Republicans, mainstream Democrats, EU commissioners and lobbyists, and, yes, even one of the established leaders of the cyclical bull market—the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats.

Jun 23 2017

Bonds And Aristocrats

  • Jun 23, 2017

One of this year’s many perplexing leadership trends has been the weak relative action of the once-coveted S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats in the face of a solid bond market rally.

Feb 07 2017

Decline Of The Aristocracy

  • Feb 7, 2017

Veteran market analyst Bob Farrell reminds investors that when parabolic uptrends eventually stop, the next move is never sideways. We don’t know that the Dividend Aristocrats and other bond-like stocks traced out a true parabola into last summer’s peaks, but the ugly aftermath suggests they probably did.

Dec 23 2016

Dividend Aristocrats Look Vulnerable

  • Dec 23, 2016

The mania for stability and dividend yield have been two of this bull market’s defining characteristics.

Jul 08 2016

Bond Bubble Spills Into Equities

  • Jul 8, 2016

The S&P 500 once again remains on the verge of a new bull market high, thanks in large part to the bubble in another asset class: Bonds.

Aug 07 2014

Correlation Breakdowns

  • Aug 7, 2014

We’d rather eat broken glass than have to forecast financial market correlations, but that doesn’t mean we ignore them altogether.

Jul 08 2014

Beware Bond-Like Stocks

  • Jul 8, 2014

We certainly have nothing against dividends, but for more than a year we’ve believed that high-yielding themes like the Utilities, REITs, and the S&P Dividend Aristocrats have become so popular they’re likely to disappoint their new owners for a while.

Jan 08 2014

Stock Market Leadership In 2014: Large Caps, Tech, Health Care

  • Jan 8, 2014

Following a great year for trend-following, capitalizing on key reversals in sector performance will be important in winning the 2014 performance derby.