Apple has been slowly edging into the healthcare space for several years, and now the company is making an even bolder push as it prepares to launch a network of medical clinics that will provide healthcare services to Apple employees and their families. The author of today’s article notes that Apple’s move into healthcare is “bad news for the incumbents, unless they have smart managements…and are teaming up with Apple and other technology firms.” Which incumbent players in the space are doing just that (and could see their profits grow as a result)? CLICK HERE.
When it comes to disruptors, the author of today’s article sees one that is largely being overlooked by profit-seekers amid all the attention being paid to the likes of the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence: U.S. shale oil production, which is estimated to reach 11 million barrels a day by the end of 2019. He proceeds to highlight a company that has decided to focus all of its attention on the most lucrative shale oil reserve: the Permian region. For more on this potential pure play on the U.S. shale oil boom, CLICK HERE.
In today’s article, the author highlights a new – and little-known – dividend ETF that he believes is a compelling pick for several reasons. The fund in question “selects from the highest yielding dividend stocks in the S&P 500 index, but it uses a different method to add a layer of protection for the dividend….” Moreover, the two factors the fund uses to select stocks are both linked to outperformance. For more on this dividend ETF – including additional ways in which it may be superior to a more well-known option – CLICK HERE.
How do you go about turning your retirement savings into retirement income? In today’s article, the author examines a number of retirement income strategies – and the pros and cons of each. Is the traditional approach – the 4% “safe” withdrawal rate – still safe? Does the proposed 7% “optimal” withdrawal rate have merit? What strategy “provides the highest income stream without the risks of high withdrawal rates” – and what strategy has been singled out as the “ideal plan”? CLICK HERE.
“When there are just a few analysts covering a company, the analysts have a large incentive to deliver high quality and accurate research,” notes the author of today’s article, who further observes that this “means that small companies with favorable research coverage could be stocks that deliver large returns.” Based on this insight, the author screened for low-priced (trading under $5) stocks rated as strong buys by analysts. For the five stocks that passed the screen, and which may be worthy of further consideration, CLICK HERE.
It has been a bad year thus far for billionaire investor David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital fund, which has fallen 12.3% so far in 2018. This has led the author of today’s article to dig through the fund’s holdings “in search of stocks that might have been oversold during the recent market correction and present a buying opportunity.” For four such potentially oversold stocks – an offshore drilling contractor, an energy company, an automotive parts provider, and a bedding manufacturer – CLICK HERE.
Each of the five stocks highlighted in today’s article is currently trading at less than book value, has earnings, pays a dividend and, the author notes, “these companies are well outside the Facebook/Apple/Netflix/Google arena that presently captivates most of the business media and many investment house analysts.” For these five stocks that may be worthy of further consideration – including an insurance company, a business development company and a Greece-based shipping company – CLICK HERE.
Cryptocurrencies and marijuana stocks have more that connects them than the fact that both had impressive showings in 2017. The author of today’s article notes that “what most investors may not realize is that cryptocurrencies and the cannabis industry may soon be tied at the hip. Cryptocurrencies are helping to shape a cannabis industry that’s facing multiple hurdles, especially in the United States where pot is still illegal at the federal level.” The author proceeds to detail “three unique ways cryptocurrencies are attempting to solve major issues for the marijuana industry” – and why this connection is important to investors. CLICK HERE.
In regards to investing in the marijuana industry, the author of today’s article states that, while “we are big believers in where this emerging trend is going in terms of an end result helping people with a myriad of physical ailments and more serious medical conditions…the wrong investment path to that end result could end very badly for investors depending on how they choose to participate in the theme.” So what might be the best investment path when it comes to this nascent industry? CLICK HERE for more.
“REITs now could be flashing one of their strongest buy signals in years,” declares the author of today’s article. He proceeds to discuss some of the pressures that real estate investment trusts have been contending with recently (including interest rate hikes and inflation fears) that may have left REITs undervalued compared to stocks and corporate bonds – and highlights some potentially attractive office REIT, mall REIT and REIT fund picks. For more, CLICK HERE.