Why you should buy stocks today – – MSN Money
To me, 2011-2012s low numbers show that, though the S&P 500 and other indices are hitting all-time highs, investor confidence still hasnt recovered from the dot.com bubble and the financial crisis. As I wrote here late last year, surveys showed a steep decline in the percentage of Americans who said they owned stocks or stock mutual funds. But there are big structural changes as well, Lam told me. First is the alternative asset revolution, pioneered by David Swensen at Yale University and Jack Meyer at Harvard. University endowments and other asset managers have drastically reduced their holdings in traditional stocks and bonds, investing instead in such formerly exotic asset classes as private equity, hedge funds and timber land.
Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks June 2nd To June 6th And Year-To-Date – Forbes
By Biography June 6, 2014 3:19 p.m. ET Health-care stocks are outperforming the broader market, at least in part because investors see the Affordable Care Act spurring more business for medical-device, pharmaceutical and other companies in the group. The health-care law is just one of the tailwinds that financial advisers and other professional investors expect to propel some health-care companies’ stocks upward in coming years. Aging baby boomers and growing affluence in…
Stocks of small companies have been sinking, which is often a bad sign for the broader market. Economic growth remains sluggish years after the worst recession since the Great Depression. Vladimir Putin’s mischief ultimately threatens the crucial flow best new stocks to buy of natural gas from Russia to Western Europe. Why buy now, when the leading market indexes are at record highs? Because a review of recent history shows that the date you pick to invest doesn’t matter that much, even if you invest at the market’s highest level of the year.
HEARD ON THE STREET: Draghi Sparks Utility Stocks – WSJ
ET A guy called Mario helping the Italians isn’t the most startling proposition. But this one, Mr. Draghi who runs the European Central Bank, is also helping the Spanish, though; the Germans, not so much. This concerns utilities in particular. The ECB’s monetary-easing efforts, unveiled Thursday, should ensure that euro-zone interest rates remain…
The Case for Health-Care Stocks – WSJ
SAPs Ironic Message of Simplicity at SAPPHIRE 2014 SAP promoted their new message of simplicity at SAPPHIRE 2014 held last week in Orlando, Florida. Its ironic that one of the most complex enterprise software companies in the world has chosen a message of simplicity. Even SAP CEO Bill McDermott acknowledged the irony . While I didnt attend the event, I watched the keynote online. There have been many blog posts and articles written about the event. Two of the best ones include Dennis Howletts excellent post on Diginomica , SAPPHIRE Now 2014 SAPs positioning challenge as it simplifies everything and Pierre Mitchells entertaining, insightful analysis, Thoughts on Bill McDermotts SAP Keynote at Sapphire Now 2014 eBay, Ariba, Fieldglass, and More .