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Big Blue is among the 2021 inductees to the select group of S&P 500 companies that have increased their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years.
I can't say when the market's B-movie will matter, but here's what I can tell you based on the indicators.
With few exceptions, there isn't a stock that could bring down this market.
Let's check out the charts after its fourth-quarter earnings.
There is too much action under the surface to characterize this market by looking simply at the major indices.
Bears may fuss over the routine consolidation combined with rotational action, but here's how I look at the moves.
This action indicates that the institutional and big money is afraid of missing out.
No news can explain the action -- whether the bears believe it or not.
Professional investors may bemoan the aggressive trading of cheaper stocks, but it is where the action is right now.
I think investors deserve much better than to say that there's no opportunity for income in this market.
Two intriguing names are my choices for the year ahead.
I think the enthusiasm of the indefatigable wave of these buyers is equal to or superior to the disdain the S&P mimicking pros have.
RealMoney's Eric Jhonsa reviews which of his 2020 tech predictions did and didn't pan out.
If you don't know Lisa Su by now I am tempted to say don't embarrass yourself, she may be the foremost executive of our time.
While a lot of cloud-related enterprise tech spending still looks healthy, on-premise hardware and software spend is getting stung by both secular trends and macro pressures.
The big issue looming over the market isn't earnings or stimulus but whether the election is going to be as chaotic as many fear.
But there was some good news under the mess.
The market remains skeptical about the potential for a deal and that makes it dangerous to chase momentum right now.
We saw no panic, but we did see steady selling all day. Here's what matters going forward.
Portfolio managers are starting to see a very strong 2021 for markets and the economy regardless of electoral results.
Despite several big-picture worries, the price action remains quite positive as we head into the meat of earnings season.
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It is unproductive to miss out on the current positive price action because you instead are focused on what may happen weeks or months from now.
Though a lot of additional work needs to be done, new CEO Arvind Krishna seems to understand that major structural changes are necessary for IBM to hit its organic growth target.
The gauntlet has been thrown. Let the games begin.
I own it. I will continue to hold it. I would not sell it. For the uninvested who are interested, I would think small ball.
IBM has increased its dividend, even though its revenue, earnings per share and cash flow from operations fell. Here's what that means for investors.