One oil analyst sees everything coming together for the “most bullish summer for crude in several years” – and exchange-traded funds that track oil stocks stand to gain should the price of crude continue to rise. The task for investors now, as the author of today’s article notes, is picking the right plays from among the 65 energy ETFs out there. What are some specific funds to consider – and what may be the biggest risk to oil prices? CLICK HERE.
Despite the fact that the two dividend-paying companies highlighted in today’s article both have durable competitive advantages, their stocks are often overlooked by dividend investors because their yields (both of which are under 3%) fall short of what many income-seeking investors are looking for. However, the author proceeds to make the case as to why income investors might be wise to stop overlooking these two dividend stocks. For more, CLICK HERE.
Some of the air may have come out of the crypto craze, but there is still real opportunity in the technology that underlies cryptocurrencies: the blockchain. In today’s article, the author highlights some of the component stocks of an exchange-traded fund that holds “companies working to utilize and incorporate blockchain technologies into their businesses.” Specifically, he highlights five blockchain-linked stocks with the greatest dividend growth potential going forward. For more, CLICK HERE.
President Trump has followed through on his long-stated intention to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Today’s article observes that the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions in the coming months “could derail tens of billions of dollars in business deals. Overall, the move could result in serious consequences, damaging long-lasting U.S. alliances, upsetting the oil markets and boosting tensions in the Middle East.” The author proceeds to examine what this development could entail for a number of exchange-traded funds and stocks. Who could be hit hard by the resumption of sanctions – and who could be poised to benefit? CLICK HERE.
Avoiding dividend cuts is a critical component for most dividend investors in meeting their objectives – building a safe income stream and preserving their capital. As such, the author of today’s article outlines a number of factors to consider when it comes to assessing the safety of a given company’s dividend – and identifies some specific dividend paying companies that exhibit these features (and some that don’t). For more, CLICK HERE.
Inflation is once again becoming a concern – and the author of today’s article advises that “As we enter a more mature phase of the current economic growth cycle, it’s worthwhile to consider the net effects that rising prices for goods and services will have on your purchasing power.” One way to address this risk is through exchange-traded funds that benefit from inflationary conditions – and he proceeds to highlight four. For these four inflation fighting ETFs – one tied to commodities, one tied to TIPS, and two that employ a “fund-of-funds” strategy – CLICK HERE.
Low-priced stocks offer investors – especially more aggressive traders – the opportunity to not only make a decent profit in the event of even relatively small price moves, but also to buy more shares than they would be able to of large-cap stocks. Today’s article highlights five stocks trading under $10 that the authors believe offer strong upside potential and which, “While more suited for aggressive accounts… could prove exciting additions to portfolios looking for solid alpha potential.” For these five stocks – including some potential takeover targets – CLICK HERE.
Having increased its silver stockpiles by approximately 19 million ounces in the past 3 months, JP Morgan is becoming a hoarder of silver. As the author of today’s article notes, “While hedge fund traders are short futures and options position according to the latest commitment of trader’s report, JP Morgan is increasing its inventory, betting that prices will eventually surge higher.” Why is the firm anticipating a surge in silver prices? CLICK HERE.
In building his theoretical “Cheapskate Portfolio”, the author of today’s article identifies the cheapest stocks in each sector which are “currently profitable, have debt less than stockholders’ equity, sell for 15 times per-share earnings or less, and have a market value of $1 billion or more.” For the ten stocks that currently make up the Cheapskate Portfolio, the four stocks that the author is most partial to right now, and how the Cheapskate Portfolio has performed in the past versus the S&P 500, CLICK HERE.
With some market timers predicting a “big bear market” lasting at least several months, the author of today’s article asks whether you should invest in a bear market. His answer to this question, simply put, is yes, you should. But what are good investments in such a situation? He outlines some approaches to identifying solid bear-market bets – including why, when investing in a bear market, you may want to consider investing in beer. For more, CLICK HERE.