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Significant Increase In Positive Dividend Actions In Q4 2012

 January 12 2013     David Templeton
Dividends were certainly a focus in the fourth quarter of 2012. One reason for this was the anticipated higher dividend tax rate associated with going over the fiscal cliff. Standard and Poor's reports extra dividends in Q4 were the most since 1955. The below chart shows positive dividend actions in Q4 totaled 1,262 versus 649 in Q4 2011, a 94% increase.From The Blog of HORAN Capital AdvisorsOn a ...

Forecast For 2013 By Ed Hyman And Dennis Stattman

 January 12 2013     David Templeton
Consuelo Mack of WealthTrack recently interviewed Ed Hyman and Dennis Stattman on her program to provide their views on 2013. Ed has been rated as the number one economist for over three decades. Dennis has had a successful track record managing Blackrock's Global Allocation Fund (MALOX). The below video is part 1 of her interview with part 2 scheduled for next week.In the interview Ed Hyman notes...

Fixed Income Investors May Be In For A Surprise

 January 5 2013     David Templeton
Since the financial crisis that saw the market (S&P 500 Index) bottom in March of 2009, investors have allocated more of their investment dollars to bonds versus stocks. This allocation decision has resulted in investors missing out on the much stronger returns generated by stocks. Out of the last four years only 2011 saw bonds beat stocks in the U.S. investment market.From The Blog of HORAN Capit...

Dogs Of The Dow For 2013

 January 1 2013     David Templeton
Now that 2012 has come to a close, the Dogs of the Dow are set for 2013. Two companies are new additions this year and they are Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and McDonald's (MCD). The two companies falling out of the top ten yielding stocks are Procter & Gamble (PG) and Mondelez (MDLZ).Full ViewThe Dow Dogs of 2012 underperformed the Dow Jones Index by 1.6 percentage points. The Dow returned 7.3% versus t...

Most Popular Posts In 2012

 January 1 2013     David Templeton
Following is a list of the blog posts from last year receiving the largest number of hits from our readers. The last two posts received a high number of hits, but did not make the top five. However, the content of the last two posts may be timely reading for investors. P/E Level For S&P 500 Index At Level Not Seen Since 1990sMega Cap Stocks May Be Poised To OutperformTransport Company Warnings Not...

Thank You To Our Clients, Prospects And Readers Of Our Content

 December 31 2012     David Templeton
As 2012 comes to a close, all of us at HORAN want to thank our clients for allowing us to work with them this past year. We wish all of our clients, prospects and readers of our content a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!The past 12-months were certainly volatile with the S&P 500 Index up 13% through early April, then up only 2% by the end of May. As the market closes out the year today, the...

Volumes Near Ten Year Low

 December 31 2012     David Templeton
Equity volume for the NYSE is closing out 2012 at near a ten year low.  Investors seem to be giving up on the equity markets if this volume data is any indication.From The Blog of HORAN Capital AdvisorsData Source: NYSERelated to this low equity volume is the continued flow of funds out of equity mutual funds. The equity outflows appear to be finding their way into fixed income mutual funds.From T...

Dividend Strategies Underperform In 2012

 December 30 2012     David Templeton
One of the hot investment topics of 2012 has centered around dividend paying stocks. With the Federal Reserve pursuing a near zero interest rate policy, the yield on treasury bonds as well as cash have been pegged at a very low level. For investors relying on income, some investment strategists have extolled the virtues of dividend paying stocks with many of the dividend strategies generating yiel...

Dividend Growth More Consistent Than Buybacks In Q3 2012

 December 30 2012     David Templeton
Late last week Standard and Poor's reported dividend and buyback data for S&P 500 companies through the third quarter of 2012. Year over year and quarter over quarter dividend growth was reported at 17.4% and 3.2% respectively. Buyback activity was actually lower on a year over year and quarter over quarter basis. YOY buybacks declined 12.4% and QOQ buybacks fell 7.2%.Howard Silverblatt, Senior In...

A Look At The Top 1% Of Taxpayers, Government Revenues/Expenses And The Deficit

 December 29 2012     David Templeton
Politicians have just a few days remaining to come up with some resolution to the fiscal cliff facing the country. It appears the resolution will be another "can kick" that mostly increases taxes. The President's income break point is often stated to by $250,000 while House Speaker John Boehner's Plan B had higher taxes for those with incomes above $1 million. The problem with focusing only on inc...
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