It’s a decision that pretty much anyone saving for retirement faces: should you use a Roth account or a traditional account? The author of today’s article argues that more people should probably be using traditional accounts, but states that “Before you can understand why it likely makes more sense to use a traditional retirement account versus a Roth account, you must first understand the difference between marginal tax rates and effective tax rates.” For more – including the exceptions when the author believes people may be better off using a Roth – CLICK HERE.
In constructing his annual Perfect 10 Portfolio, the author of today’s article looks for inexpensive stocks – specifically, stocks that are selling for just 10 times company earnings. His Perfect 10 Portfolio from a year ago achieved a return of 43%, handily beating the S&P 500, and his first fifteen Perfect 10 Portfolios have achieved an average one-year total return of 20.9% (versus 9.5% for the S&P 500). For the ten stocks that make up his Perfect 10 Portfolio for the coming year, CLICK HERE.
Companies that want to deploy extra cash in a way that benefits shareholders quickly can pay dividends or buy back shares – and, as the author of today’s article notes, “…it’s often not an either-or proposition anyway: many companies pay dividends and opportunistically buy back shares.” She proceeds to identify ten undervalued companies that are doing just that – sharing profits with shareholders through dividends, share buyback programs or, in most cases, both. For more, CLICK HERE.
The top 10 best performing stocks of this bull market have all seen cumulative total returns of at least 10,000% (with the best performing stock seeing a cumulative total return of 39,000%!) – and you have probably never heard of many (or even most) of them. Instead, today’s article notes, “the best performers over the nine-plus years of this bull market have generally been smaller, more obscure companies — in many cases, downright boring ones.” What are these stocks whose growth has been off the charts, even as they have been off most investors’ radars? CLICK HERE.
What the seven otherwise diverse stocks highlighted in today’s article have in common is that they each have upside potential of at least 15% based on the target prices of Wall Street analysts. Moreover, the author notes, “even if the full upside isn’t realized, the fact that these stocks are already trading at a bargain hints that they have reached a floor and could be much safer than highfliers that have yet to come crashing back to earth.” For these seven stocks, CLICK HERE.
While large-cap stocks may be more exposed to the effects of trade tensions than their small-cap counterparts, the author of today’s article notes there are signs that “investors are prepared to put trade war concerns aside temporarily and wade back into large-cap companies that are executing well.” In that regard, a Goldman Sachs strategist has compiled a list of large-cap companies that offer the most upside potential (up to 63%) – many of which are poised to benefit from lower tax rates. For more, CLICK HERE.
The popularity of exchange-traded funds has grown exponentially over the last several years – and while the author of today’s article acknowledges the many benefits that ETFs offer investors, she emphasizes that “investors have to understand that ETFs trade differently and that ETF execution is an imperative part of investing that should not be minimized.” As such, she proceeds to outline some do’s and don’ts when it comes to trading ETFs – including one “do” that she emphasizes “cannot be said enough”. For more, CLICK HERE.
The Jackson Square SMID-Cap Growth Fund has consistently beaten its peers – and today’s article outlines the fund’s selection process (“The co-managers don’t buy the idea that companies have to choose between investing in fast growth or returning money to shareholders. Instead, they seek out those whose business models allow them to do it all….”) and highlights some of its top holdings right now – a mix of disruptors and more-established companies. For more, CLICK HERE.
In compiling its “Imagine 2025” portfolio, analysts at RBC Capital Markets sought to identify companies “they felt were positioning most boldly and effectively for the future.” The result is a list of 75 stocks “set to dominate the next decade of innovation and growth” – and today’s article highlights the tech stocks that made the list. For the tech stocks that RBC believes are positioned to “own the future” – and why – CLICK HERE.
In regards to the uranium sector, the author of today’s article states that “The fear and misunderstanding in this sector over last seven years has created a huge opportunity…What we’re seeing is the death of the bear market as prices have bottomed out and beginning to sharply recover.” He proceeds to outline three reasons to believe that there’s a uranium bull market in the very early stages – and why this may be the ideal time to invest. For more, CLICK HERE.