Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

Six exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the major indexes

More and more, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are finding their way into the portfolios of investors.
That’s because, unlike many other financial innovations, they don’t load you up with heavy management fees, or tie you down with high redemption charges if you decide to get out of them… Read More

The cloud will spur IBM

IBM $140.56 (New York symbol IBM; Shares o/s: 889.9 million; Market cap: $124.6 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Divd. yield: 4.6%; www.ibm.com) reported lower-than-expected sales for the first quarter of 2019. That’s mainly because some customers in Asia delayed investments in new systems. As well, sales… Read More

These tech giants still have strong appeal

CISCO SYSTEMS INC. $57 (Nasdaq symbol CSCO; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing sector; Shares outstanding: 4.4 billion; Market cap: $250.8 billion; Dividend yield: 2.5%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.cisco.com) makes hardware and software that links and manages computer networks.
With the April 2019, Cisco raised its quarterly dividend… Read More

IBM bets big on cloud computing

IBM has a long history of responding to rapid changes in computer technology. As demand for its consulting services and mainframe computers slows, it’s now investing heavily in cloud computing (where customers access software on the web), analytics and artificial intelligence.
We feel the company’s upcoming… Read More