Week in Review: Rotten Apple Attracts Bears

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If the market’s resolution for the new year was to start with a clean slate and forget about the worries that piled up toward the end of 2018, that plan lasted fewer than two days.

Sure, traders bought into a sharply lower open on Wednesday and U.S. stocks actually ended with small gains.

However, after the close of the first trading session of 2019, Apple (AAPL) shocked investors with a revenue warning for the first time since 2002.

China Trade Talks Loom

The main reason that Apple cited for the lower quarterly sales was lower iPhone demand in China, heightened by tariffs and other trade issues.… Read more

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You know the old saying, “There are lies, damned lies and statistics”? Here’s another one for you: “There are lies, damned lies and charts.”

That certainly applies to the 8.6%-paying fund I’ll reveal toward the end of this article. If you looked at its price chart alone—which almost everyone does—you’d totally miss it!

And this dividend passes my 3-point “dividend safety check,” which I’ll also give you a little further on.

The Trouble With Stock Charts

The truth is, too many pundits have a point they want to prove, and they choose charts that prove that point. In some cases, they use charts that only tell half the story.…
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Brett

Hi, I’m Brett Owens – and I’m a financial junkie. My “problem” started incollege, when I got a little dose of the stock market – man, was I hooked…in no time, I was reading the Wall Street Journal religously.

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