Jared Cummans

Jared Cummans is an analyst for Dividend.com, where he contributes on a regular basis. Jared's articles have been featured in a number of financial publications, including Barron's and The Wall Street Journal. Jared graduated from DePaul University with a degree in finance and currently lives in Chicago.

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October 22nd, 2014

After a wild few weeks on Wall Street, things finally appear to be calming down, as markets pulled themselves out of a brief but swift sell-off. With stocks still below their highs from just a few weeks ago, many are looking for bargain opportunities after the correction. There are certainly a number of opportunities out there, but crude oil stocks have had a particularly tough time over the last few months and have begun to catch the eye of bargain hunters.

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October 20th, 2014

Tech giant Apple (AAPL) reported its Q4 results after Monday’s closing bell, beating analyst estimates and seeing its shares rise..

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October 15th, 2014

The past few days on Wall Street have been difficult, to say the least. It is always hard to watch markets falter, especially when you have money on the line. However, as we have mentioned so many times before, it is important to not give in to your emotions and make a trade based on a knee-jerk reaction. To help give you a better idea of how markets are behaving versus how you are feeling, we present two charts below to help you make sense of the recent volatility.

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October 8th, 2014

The bull run’s next big test is here, as we gear up for another earnings season. The third quarter earnings period comes at a point where major benchmarks have begun to show signs of weakness and are looking for something to signal their next move. Investors and traders will look closely at the reports of bellwethers from around the nation, both from an individual standpoint as well as the market as a whole, to gauge how companies are faring.

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September 29th, 2014

Investors have been growing skittish over the last week or two, as markets have been seeing more red than green. The current bull run has already experienced a few bumps in the road and some volatile periods, but that does not make it any easier to watch your portfolio take a hit. In some cases, the sell-offs are just traders taking profits from what has been a fruitful couple of years for Wall Street; for others, nerves likely played a part in their selling behavior.

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September 26th, 2014

Days can be spent doing hard-nosed fundamental research on a potential security, making sure you know a company or fund inside and out, only to have that hard work undone by underestimating the importance of psychology. Unfortunately, the psychology aspect of investing can often undermine any kind of sound research or analysis. Wall Street tends to be fickle and is well-known for harsh and swift reactions. This is especially true in today’s Internet age, when news spreads to millions of people almost instantaneously.

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September 17th, 2014

It has only been a week since Apple (AAPL) announced its new iPhones and Apple Watch devices, which prompted the largest pre-orders of iPhones the company has ever seen. Now, Reuters has reported that Apple will look to unveil a new version of its popular iPad as well as a new operating system for its devices.

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September 17th, 2014

All eyes are fixated on the Fed this week–yet again–as markets patiently wait to see how Janet Yellen will move forward concerning interest rates. Many analysts and economists have noted that the Fed has gotten itself into something of a pickle, as it appears there is no smooth exit from our current low rate environment. Just the mention of raising rates is enough to spook markets; take June 2013, for example, when Ben Bernanke hinted at doing so and the Dow immediately plunged 200 points as a result.

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September 16th, 2014

Wal-Mart (WMT) is one of the more unique stocks on Wall Street, not only because it is one of the largest chains in the world, but because of its behavior during certain market environments. It has often been said that WMT is a recession-proof stock as its revenues and sales tend not to take a hit from any kind of economic turmoil. In fact, Wal-Mart’s discount products are sometimes more coveted when times are tough. Below, we took a look at WMT and whether or not the stock can really be called recession-proof.

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September 10th, 2014

Apple (AAPL) unveiled its long awaited iPhone 6 and smartwatch yesterday, as investors and customers watched with bated breath. The company will release two versions of the iPhone on September 19th, each with larger screens to match the competition, and notes the Apple Watch will be available for release in 2015. While it is not immediately clear how well these products will fare, one thing is certain: Apple is making a big bet on customer loyalty.

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