Over the past two decades, the number of U.S. public companies has shrunk by nearly 50% – and this trend may only accelerate from here, with one global firm projecting that 75% of S&P 500 companies will be lost over the next decade. What factors lie behind what the author of today’s article refers to as “the incredible shrinking stock market”, what are the implications for investors, and what does the author outline as “the two simple ways to play the continuation of this trend”? CLICK HERE to find out.
Each of the six stocks highlighted in today’s article has a trifecta of features that should make them appealing to traders: each stock is cheap (trading at less than $10), pays a dividend and, most importantly, has the potential to double: all six stocks have analyst price targets that are at least 50% above their current prices. To find out what these six cheap income stocks analysts believe could double are, CLICK HERE.
Who says billionaires have all the perks? Today’s article highlights three companies which, due to their small market capitalizations, might not be suitable stock picks for billionaire investors, but which could end up being good plays for ordinary investors. To find out what these three companies are – a small chain of upscale Brazilian steakhouses offering slow and steady growth and strong profitability, a biotech company with an impressive stable of cancer drug candidates, and a Chinese leader in the solar industry – CLICK HERE.
Of the two stocks highlighted in today’s article, the author states they “are in the right industry at the right time.” The right industry? Medical technologies and devices, specifically the prosthetics segment. The right time? “The middle of a massive aging of the baby-booming generation….” One of the companies derives 60% of its sales from knee and hip replacement products and the other makes the most widely used partial knee replacement system in the world – and while both stocks have surged in recent years, the author states their biggest gains are yet to come. To find out what these two stocks are, CLICK HERE.
It may defy reason – especially with the Federal Reserve having hiked its benchmark interest rate three times in six months – but bonds continue to do well. In fact, the author of today’s article observes that “fixed-income securities across the board are up this year.” He proceeds to highlight the ten top-performing fixed-income exchange-traded funds so far in 2017 – all of which are up by double-digit percentages. To find out what these ETFs are – as well as for the common thread shared by many of them – CLICK HERE.
With real-estate investment trusts having soared in popularity over the last several years, the author of today’s article laments that “there aren’t nearly as many hidden gems in the sector as there used to be” – and thus not nearly as many potentially undervalued picks. However, he proceeds to highlight four lesser-known REITs that are “quietly dominating” niche sectors – and with dividend yields up to 6.6%. To find out what these four REITs are – including a rare retail REIT that may be Amazon-proof – CLICK HERE.
What is the best possible stock or exchange-traded fund to buy right now (if by “best” we mean the stock or ETF likely to produce the highest risk-adjusted return)? The author of today’s article believes that he has the answer to that question – a momentum strategy play. To find out what the stock or fund in question is – and for the author’s recommendations on when and how to buy – CLICK HERE.
Given that equity market valuations are widely viewed as stretched, if you have a sizable amount of money that you want to invest right now where are the opportunities? Today’s article puts that question to five investing experts, who “see opportunities across a wide range of sectors and investing styles, from energy stocks to preferred stocks to value-oriented exchange-traded funds….” To read more about the opportunities these strategists see – and for specific funds to play each of them – CLICK HERE.
Although we are just past the half-year mark for 2017, analysts at Morgan Stanley have already identified the stocks that they are most bullish on for the next year in their annual “vintage value” list. To find out which stocks Morgan Stanley’s analysts assess to be high conviction “one-year buy-and-hold investment opportunit[ies]” and what the firm’s price target is for them – as well as for the criteria used in compiling the list – CLICK HERE.
The “simple” key to success in the markets is to buy low and sell high, but the author of today’s article points out that carrying this strategy out consistently is not so simple, and that, in actuality, “successful traders typically buy high and sell higher, and successful investors buy low and sell rarely.” But for those who still want to try and “catch bottoms”, the author lays out ten rules – as well as one bonus rule – they might want to follow. To read more, CLICK HERE.