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Optimism reigns as we head into first quarter earnings

Optimism reigns as we head into first quarter earnings

As of April 7 Wall Street analysts are expecting year over year earnings growth of 9.2% for the stocks in the Standard & Poor’s 500 for the first quarter of 2017, according to Yardeni Research. FactSet’s estimates are just slightly lower at 8.9% year...
Update Chesapeake Energy

Update Chesapeake Energy

Update September 6. Today shares of Chesapeake Energy (CHK) climbed 3.03% to close at $6.80 in the first post-Labor-Day trading session. The shares finished 24.8% ahead in August. Part of this was thanks to the market. A weaker than expected report on the...
Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Exxon Mobil (XOM)

Normally I look for dividend yields above 4% or 5% for my dividend income portfolio. On this measure, Exxon Mobil (XOM) with its 3.35% yield isn’t exactly an astounding opportunity. But something out of a recent report from Goldman Sachs caught my eye: Exxon Mobile...

Sell Enbridge Energy Partners (EEP)

I’m going to continue to diversify my Dividend Income Portfolio by selling Enbridge Energy Partners (EEP.) It’s one of three pipeline master limited partnerships in the portfolio. The sale of this position plus the sale of Natural Resource Partners (NRP) earlier...