The stock market is unquestionably expensive right now.
Just look at the chart I found in a recent investor letter from the Centaur Value Fund. The chart may look a little busy, but its actually very simple.
The chart shows us what happens to the U.S stock market every time it reaches the 90th percentile in terms of trailing ten year median price to earnings. Reaching that 90th percentile isnt something that happens very often. The red dotted line in the chart shows you the five prior instances (1902, 1929, 1970, 1999, and 2008).
If you are familiar with the history of the stock market, those dates will mean something to you.
And the sixth instance is today
The only other five times we hit this kind of valuation it was followed by a pretty brutal stock market collapse. (My portfolio has been through two of them — and they arent fun.)
Hot Value Stocks To Watch For 2018: Nustar Energy L.P.(NS)
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NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 27th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.60 per share by the pipeline company on Monday, May 14th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.49%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 7th.
Hot Value Stocks To Watch For 2018: Lands' End, Inc.(LE)
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Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) CMO Gill Brown Hong bought 1,525 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, April 13th. The shares were bought at an average price of $22.20 per share, with a total value of $33,855.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief marketing officer now owns 3,425 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $76,035. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.
Hot Value Stocks To Watch For 2018: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation(AMTD)
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TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ:AMTD) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 23rd, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 8th will be paid a dividend of 0.21 per share by the financial services provider on Tuesday, May 22nd. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.42%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 7th.
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The discount broker now has its sights set on a larger demographic of investors who use exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to invest. Firstrade rolled out commission-free trades on more than 700 ETFs, including some popular ETFs from issuers like Vanguard, which are hard to find in fee-free form after they were culled from TD Ameritrade’s (NASDAQ:AMTD)list ofcommission-free ETFs last year.
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Panel moderator John Hart, Director of Trading at TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ: AMTD), asked what the future of public and private blockchains are. He wondered whether we will live in a world where there are a few public chains that everybody uses, or will you just pick a chain off a shelf like an Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) server?
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TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: AMTD) hopes that cryptocurrencies (since they’re not risky at all, right?) will be the key to pushing younger investors into the stock market.
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Southwest Airlines Inc. (NYSE: LUV) canceled flights across the country in order to inspect the engines of 40 different airplanes. The inspections come a week after a mid-air engine explosion caused the first U.S. air fatality since 2009. Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon breaks down the aftermath of the accident, and explains what it means for both Southwest and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA).
The price of Bitcoin pushed back toward $9,000 as the post-tax season breakout continues for the cryptocurrency markets. The total value of the global cryptocurrency market topped $400 billion this morning, a significant recovery from the massive downturn that occurred in the first quarter. As we explained on Saturday, now may be the best time to buy Bitcoin since July 2013. That month was when Money MorningDefense and Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson went on live television with a bold prediction forBitcoin (BTC), which would be followed by 25,351% gains at the peak of the cryptocurrency’s run. Find out where Bitcoin is heading next, right here.
Three Stocks to Watch Today: GOOGL, LUV, HAS
Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL) leads another busy day of earnings reports on Monday. Wall Street anticipates that the online media giant will report earnings per share (EPS) of $9.21 on top of $24.29 billion in revenue.
Hasbro Inc. (NYSE: HAS) slumped more than 7.6% in pre-market hours after the company reported earnings. The toymaker reported adjusted EPS of $0.10, well short of the $0.33 expected on Wall Street. The firm also reported weaker-than-expected revenue for the quarter. The firm named Toys ‘R Us as a central reason for poor showing – the company recently liquidated its stores, impacting Hasbro Inc.’s (Nasdaq: HAS) bottom lines.
Look for earnings reports from Halliburton Co.(NYSE: HAL), Alaska Air Group Inc.(NYSE: ALK), Whirlpool Corp. (NYSE: WHR), TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: AMTD), Kimberley-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB), Cadence Design Syst