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Apple became the U.S. stock market’s first $1 trillion company this week, and while that’s cause for celebration for shareholders, they may not want to indulge too heavily.
That’s because only the most popular companies reach the top of the market-capitalization ranks — and popularity is often fleeting, commentator Mark Hulbert observes this week about Apple. Read his report on what frequently happens to stocks after they reach the pinnacle of the market, then check out features on active managers, stock buybacks, China stocks, and a bullish case for gold.
— Jonathan Burton
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Chances are good that the company will underperform, says Mark Hulbert.
Why Apple’s trillion-dollar market cap is nothing to celebrate
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The flood of initial public offerings is expected to slow to a trickle this week, as the August lull sets in and issuers pull back ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend, but stalling Chinese internet stocks are also weighing.
IPO slowdown expected as cracks appear in Chinese tech stocks
The stock market in the world’s second largest economy has dropped more than 20%.
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Strong buybacks and earnings needed for long-term U.S. stock returns just to stay average, writes Mark Hulbert.
S&P 500’s slimmer dividend yield could leave less money on the table for stock investors
Share repurchases once signaled confidence, but now just substitute for dividends, writes Mark Hulbert.
Stock buybacks are no reason to buy a stock
Investors returned to risk over the month of July, plowing money into stock-based exchange-traded funds as the second-quarter earnings season came in ahead of forecasts, reassuring market participants that economic fundamentals were strong enough to justify valuations.
Stock ETFs saw big inflows over July as the market rallied
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