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

These market leaders cut your tech risk

The five tech stocks covered here operate in highly cyclical fields. That makes them vulnerable to a slowing global economy. However, each is a leader in its market. That gives them the financial strength to adapt to rapid changes posing a threat their dominance. We… Read More

IBM is expanding its cloud revenue

Improving sales of analytics software and cloud computing helped to partially offset lower mainframe computer sales for this industry giant, which nonetheless saw its revenue decline 4.2% in the most-recent quarter.

Those rising cloud computing revenues will help the company continue to raise its dividend each… Read More

IBM focuses on new growth

IBM $148.24 (New York symbol IBM; Shares outstanding: 886.6 million; Market cap: $132.8 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; Dividend yield: 4.4%; is one of the world’s largest computer company, with operations in over 175 countries.
Excluding one-time items, IBM earned $2.827 billion in the three months ended… Read More

Updating Our Conservative-Growth Payer: IBM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP. $150 (New York symbol IBM; Conservative Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Manufacturing & Industry sector; Shares outstanding: 886.6 million; Market cap: $133.0 billion; Dividend yield: 4.3%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; raised its quarterly dividend by 3.2% with the June 2019 payment. Investors now… Read More