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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July 24th, 2014

Credit card giant Visa (V) reported Q3 earnings after the closing bell on Thursday.

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July 23rd, 2014

The S&P 500 touched another all-time high yesterday, as favorable earnings helped lift the benchmark within sight of the coveted 2,000 level. Record highs have been something of a trend over the past year, as the bull market kicked into full gear in 2013. As stocks continue to rise and valuations do the same, it can be difficult for investors to find opportunities to make allocations. Despite many securities sitting at what some would consider “inflated” levels, there are still a number of opportunities for those looking to buy into the market.

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July 23rd, 2014

Investors have started to grow wary of the bull market as of late, with many predicting that the fun times may be coming to an end, or at least a temporary halt. In light of that, many have been looking to allocate more defensive positions to their portfolios in order to protect themselves against any kind of market pullback.

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July 22nd, 2014

Everyone’s favorite tech company, Apple (AAPL), released its Q3 earnings after the closing bell today, bringing in a mixed bag of results.

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July 18th, 2014

Yesterday saw markets endure their largest sell-off in recent memory, as tragedy struck overseas. A commercial airliner carrying 295 passengers was shot down over an area of Ukraine that is currently controlled by Russian separatists. At the moment, both sides of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict are pointing fingers, with a spiral of rumors and speculation surrounding the horrific event. Markets reacted swiftly with a nose-dive as traders flocked to safe haven assets like gold, and got out of equities.

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July 16th, 2014

Though markets showed a bit of weakness last week, indexes have been able to recover and threaten historical highs yet again as today marked another positive movement. Along with a good day on the Street, six companies announced dividend raises for their shareholders.

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July 16th, 2014

Yesterday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke before the Senate Banking Committee in her semi-annual monetary policy address. In her speech, she made several noteworthy comments that got markets churning. First, in a somewhat predictable fashion, she noted that she believes the labor and housing markets are still too weak, which investors and traders took as a reassuring sign that the Fed is still prepared to help the bull run continue. But it was her comments concerning the biotech and social media fields that were a surprise to many.

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July 16th, 2014

Warren Buffett, a man who needs little introduction, is arguably the most famous investor of all time. In the dividend world, he is also highly regarded, as much of his past investing work has been focused around companies that offer strong and rising payouts for their investors. But for a man who covets dividends so much, some are left scratching their heads when they find out that Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, does not pay a dividend for its shareholders – especially since the company’s cash pile is worth nearly $50 billion.

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July 15th, 2014

Tech giant Intel (INTC) reported its second quarter earnings after Tuesday’s closing bell, beating analysts’ estimates and announcing a major buyback.

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July 10th, 2014

Markets pulled back after worries over one of Portugal’s top banks infected trading around the world. As earnings season begins to kick off, we will keep our ears firmly to the ground as this is a time that many companies choose to announce dividend changes. This afternoon saw six companies raise their payouts.

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