When it comes to earnings expectations, some companies meet them, some companies miss them, and some companies beat them, but today’s article notes that there have consistently been more earnings ‘beats’ than ‘misses’ and ‘meets’ for quite some time – with stocks increasing 0.7%, on average, following earnings. For investors who want to capitalize on this reality, there is a simple and time-tested options strategy to do just that. To find out what this strategy is and how to carry it out, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article highlights three stocks that have the potential to double “if things go right”. To find out what these three stocks are – a wearable technology company with plenty of pessimism priced into its stock, a “beaten-down biotech” with two potentially blockbuster drug candidates in its pipeline, and a bank that currently finds itself in the bargain bin – and for what things need to go right for each of them to potentially double, CLICK HERE.
Real estate investment trusts as a whole have taken a hit as a result of rising interest rates, but this provides investors with an opportunity to buy REITs at a discount. However, when it comes to which REITs to consider, the authors of today’s article caution that investors “must choose to put their money in strong companies that are sustainable, rather than just blindly reaching for the highest yield.” As such, the authors provide a listing of 40 high yield (over 5%) REITs – and then highlight what they believe to be the three best REITs from this list. To find out what these REITs are, CLICK HERE.
If you build [an ETF for] it, they will come…or will they? Today’s article looks at the proliferation of “thematic” ETFs as fund issuers have sought to take maximum advantage of the popularity of exchange-traded funds with niche options such as 3D printing, wearable technology and medical marijuana ETFs. While these funds might be interesting, do they really offer anything to the average investor? The author highlights what separates the good thematic ETFs from the bad ones. What are some funds showing dramatic results – including what the author states “could be the greatest success of the thematic category”? CLICK HERE to find out.
An alarming number of Americans face a retirement savings crisis and risk a substantial decline in their standard of living in retirement. Or, there is a much more manageable problem: a smaller number of Americans are facing a much smaller retirement savings shortfall. Which of these two scenarios is accurate depends on who you ask – and, in evidence of this, today’s article presents the drastically different outlooks of two prominent economists. Do Americans face a retirement savings crisis – and what accounts for the divergent views on this issue? CLICK HERE to read more.
Back in 2003 the author of today’s article recognized the disruptive nature of – and money-making opportunity presented by – the iPod at a time when it was largely viewed as a niche product. Now, he is focusing in on another “misunderstood” technology that he believes will be revolutionary: the blockchain, “the transaction system for the burgeoning digital currency industry.” Why might this under-the-radar technology be set to explode – and how can investors play the trend? CLICK HERE to find out.
How do you like your dividend stocks? If you like them to offer the juiciest yields possible, today’s article may not be for you. But for those who like their dividend stocks to be cheap and offer consistently rising yields, the author highlights ten such stocks, noting that “companies that are focused on growing dividends tend to be higher quality, cash-rich businesses that hold up well in down markets, participate in up markets, and are capable of excess returns over a full market cycle.” To find out what these ten stocks are – and for analysts’ take on three singled out for special attention – CLICK HERE.
The seasonal trading strategy highlighted in today’s article may seem overly simple, but it has been outperforming the broad market by a wide margin so far this year. That strategy? Identifying and trading the stocks with the best historical performance in that given month. To see how this strategy has performed in the first four months of this year – and for the five stocks to play this strategy for the month of May – CLICK HERE.
“Protect your principal at all costs,” is the philosophy of the author of today’s article, a REIT investor who bears the scars of past losses and has become a much more disciplined investor as a result. As such, he proceeds to highlight three REITs that he believes offer a margin of safety and which are trading at a discount. To find out what these three REITs are – including “the only ‘pure play’ outlet center REIT” – CLICK HERE.
While the S&P 500 has surged in the past year, some stocks have been left behind – and while some of those left in the dust may be there for good and valid reasons, others have been weighed down by temporary obstacles. The author of today’s article highlights three stocks that he believes fall into the latter category – and thus may be of interest to value investors. To find out what these three stocks are – a pharmacy benefit manager, an appliance manufacturer and a precious-metal miner – and why the factors behind their underperformance may be mere bumps in the road, CLICK HERE.