Analyst Articles

Gambling is a dirty word among investing professionals. The idea that you’re leaving your money... Read More

Gambling is a dirty word among investing professionals. The idea that you’re leaving your money up to chance is anathema to everything we believe. Nobel-laureate Paul Samuelson even said investing... Read More

Against a generally booming market, shares of carmakers have gone nowhere over the last five years.... Read More

Against a generally booming market, shares of carmakers have gone nowhere over the last five years. The First Trust Global Auto Fund (NYSE: CARZ) is down 8.9% over the period versus a 70% return on... Read More

Stocks of the largest companies boomed last year with the S&P 500 posting a 19% return versus... Read More

Stocks of the largest companies boomed last year with the S&P 500 posting a 19% return versus just 12.5% for small cap peers in the Russell 2000 Index. The phenomenon surprised most analysts as... Read More

Few events destroy as much shareholder value as when a company cuts its dividend. Management plans... Read More

Few events destroy as much shareholder value as when a company cuts its dividend. Management plans years ahead when setting the dividend payment because of the disastrous signal it sends when cash... Read More