Eric Ervin is the Co-founder, President, and CEO of Reality Shares, Inc., and President of Reality Shares ETF Trust. Mr. Ervin launched Reality Shares in 2012 to help mitigate stock market volatility on investment portfolios and deliver fundamental solutions to market instability. Through the creation of quantitative tools and techniques, and development of leading investment analytics, he has developed innovative strategies to capture real corporate growth using derivative securities and structured products in index portfolios. Prior to the inception of Reality Shares, Mr. Ervin served 14 years as a Certified Financial Planner practitioner and a Chartered Financial Consultant at Morgan Stanley where he built the Ervin Miller Group, a highly-recognized wealth management franchise. Eric Ervin is a Registered Representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc.
This indicator of stock market health shows equities are ready to make a move lower.
On Sept. 23, utilities were the best-performing sector in 2016, but in just two weeks they lost nearly 50% of the years' gains and two years' worth of dividends.
Passing grades for U.S. banks in the latest Federal Reserve stress tests are good news for dividend growth.
Investors have made a major shift by taking a risk-on approach with energy and materials, as once-hot sectors such as health care and information technology have fizzled.
If chosen properly, companies that consistently increase their dividends are generally better positioned to absorb shocks to the general market
The dedication to dividends and dividend growth is what sets good companies apart from the pack, in good and bad times. ExxonMobil's dedication to buybacks is another matter completely.
Consumer discretionary stocks have become the fifth of 10 broad market sectors to generate a bearish signal from Reality Shares Advisors’ Guard Indicator, solidifying a negative technical trend.
The trend is definitely not Freeport-McMoRan's friend. This post is part of TheStreet's ongoing search to find the Worst Stock in the World.
Now that volatility is the norm rather than the exception, investors can take steps to become better positioned and prepared for the bear market.
Yes, it looks like we're headed for a bear market. In such an environment, dividend growth stocks are a wise investment.
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