AAA Credit Rating Stocks In Focus: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Microsoft (MSFT) is one of only two companies to hold the coveted AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor’s. The other is Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). This stellar credit rating is a testament to the strength and stability of Microsoft’s business model. Microsoft has delivered incredible total returns over the years, and made Bill Gates (one… Please follow and like us:

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Trading Diary: A fine line between investing profit and loss

WASHINGTON, February 27, 2017 – We read a stock market analyst’s comment on the CNBC web site today that made us nervous: “‘We have transitioned from an interest-rates driven bull market to an earnings-driven bull market. That’s the main story,’ said Jeffrey Saut, chief investment strategist at Raymond James. ‘I think we’ve got another six, seven… Please follow and like us:

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The Rise Of Passive And Indexed-Based Investing, And Its Effect On Market And Liquidity Risk

The most profound developments in the investment markets in the last 20 years have been the growth of indexed-based investing and the move to passive fund management. Though the assets of mutual funds have increased three-fold in the last 17 years, the assets of exchange traded funds (ETFs), funds that are typically indexed, have grown 130-fold.… Please follow and like us:

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How To Get The Most Out Of Emerging Markets

Capitalizing on the growth opportunity in emerging markets takes more than just an investment in the conventional benchmark index. Emerging markets are an opportunity for growth-oriented investors — they are almost 40% of global GDP, and demographic trends suggest this will continue to grow. However, simply buying into the emerging market benchmark index provides little exposure… Please follow and like us:

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