Practical analysis for investment professionals
30 November 2012

Weekend Reading for Equity Investors: Dividends, Buybacks, and an Ill-Fated Acquisition

Posted In: Weekend Reads

The stock market has been nothing if not resilient as of late. Rising tensions in the Middle East, a contentious election in the United States, disappointing corporate earnings, and equally glum year-ahead outlooks are just some of the headwinds equity investors have faced over the past month, not to mention Europe’s still-reeling economy and the US fiscal cliff, which looms large as a significant threat to the American economy. Even so, most major stock markets — the exception being China’s — have held steady.

Is this burst of optimism enduring, or will it to be tested? To help illuminate the issues, here are some of the stories worth adding to your weekend reading list:

Dissecting the Markets


Is the Economy Approaching Stall Speed?

Valuation Matters

Divergent Views on Japan

Risk and Emerging Markets

Money to Burn

The Hewlett-Packard Blame Game

For more news and trends, visit the Equity Investments Community of Practice.


Please note that the content of this site should not be construed as investment advice, nor do the opinions expressed necessarily reflect the views of CFA Institute.

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About the Author(s)
David Larrabee, CFA

David Larrabee, CFA, is director of Member and Corporate Products at CFA Institute and serves as the subject matter expert in portfolio management and equity investments. Previously, he spent two decades in the asset management industry as a portfolio manager and analyst. He holds a BA in economics from Colgate University and an MBA in finance from Fordham University. Topical Expertise: Equity Investments · Portfolio Management

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