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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September 9th, 2014

All eyes were on tech giant Apple Inc. (AAPL) today as it unveiled two new iPhones and the first ever smartwatch, or wearable device. CEO Tim Cook called it “the biggest advancement in the history of the iPhone” when he detailed two new iPhone 6 devices that consumers have been waiting to get their hands on. The new products will hit the shelves on September 19th, and reports are that some customers have already started to line up to be the first to get the new devices.

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September 3rd, 2014

Apple (AAPL) had a tough Labor Day weekend. While most were enjoying the holiday, Apple got hit with a hacking scandal that involved its iCloud service, revealing private photos of a number of celebrities. The company is working with the FBI to trace the hacker, but the damage has already been done. Users now have a sense of uneasiness when it comes to their iCloud storage, something that Apple is looking desperately to fix.

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September 3rd, 2014

Carl Icahn is arguably the most famous activist investor of his time, if not all time. The billionaire investor has had his hands in a number of corporate moves and shifts over the years, with a number of notable successes. But how can one man have so much influence over some of the largest companies in the world? Below, we’ll explain how activist investors work using the many examples given by Icahn over the years.

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August 27th, 2014

Earlier this week, the S&P 500 broke through the 2,000 barrier for the first time ever. Investors cheered it on, as the 2,000 mark is a major “psychological” barrier, and breaking through it is a bullish sign for the index. In light of this event, we decided to take a look back at the famed index and its journey to 2,000.

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August 21st, 2014

Today saw the S&P 500 touch a fresh all-time high following the release of several better-than-expected economic reports.  After Thursday’s closing bell, five dividend payers released their most recent quarterly results. Below, we break down each report and highlight the important points for investors.

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August 20th, 2014

Technology bellwether Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) reported its Q3 earnings after the closing bell today, meeting Wall Street’s expectations.

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August 20th, 2014

Making the right allocations for your portfolio is all about discipline and meticulous research, ensuring that you know a particular stock inside and out. But even when you have accomplished those feats, it sometimes is still not enough. Every once in a while a company that once seemed like a solid pick falls on their fair share of struggles. Sometimes this is due to unforeseen circumstances, and other times it is simply a firm in decline. One of the most difficult decisions to make as an investor is how to handle a stock in your portfolio that is going through a rough patch.

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August 20th, 2014

The corporate tax rate in the U.S., which currently sits at 35%, has long been a point of contention among major businesses. With one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world, the U.S. has tried to fill its coffers through corporate revenues, but in reality, most companies only pay about half of that 35% rate (and a handful have paid zero taxes), after intense lobbying has led to the creation of numerous loopholes and write-offs.

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August 15th, 2014

The past few weeks have been nothing short of hectic for markets. Despite being in the doldrums of summer, major benchmarks have kicked up quite a bit of volatility over the last few weeks. After a brief pullback, it seemed that the bull run may have finally lost steam. But as the current run up has proven in the past, its resilience is not to be underestimated. Wall Street began to climb back and is now set for its second straight week of gains. All the while the headlines from around the financial world have been title-grabbing and taking investors on a wild ride.

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August 14th, 2014

After Thursday’s closing bell three dividend payers released their most recent quarterly results. Below, we break down each report and highlight the important point for investors.

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