Today’s articles dive into Warren Buffett’s latest 13F filing to look at what positions he added to and which he trimmed in the second quarter. To see five positions the “Oracle of Omaha” added to in Q2 – including Apple and Phillips 66 – and by how much, CLICK HERE. And while Buffett says that his favorite holding time is forever, the last quarter saw quite a bit of selling. To see five positions he trimmed – including Walmart and Deere – and by how much, CLICK HERE.
The tech rally is in full force, but if you feel it’s too late to get in on the action, think again! Today’s article highlights seven tech stocks in the S&P 500 “that analysts think will be worth 20% or more in 18 months than they are now”. The tech stock that analysts see the greatest upside in going forward? Solar equipment maker First Solar, which is expected to be worth 60% more in a year and a half than it is now. To see the seven S&P 500 tech stocks where analysts believe there is still opportunity for latecomers to the tech rally, CLICK HERE.
Walmart greeter? That’s not the encore career for these retirees! While today’s article acknowledges that, whether by choice or by financial necessity, “working in retirement has become the new norm”, encore careers need not be mundane: “These days, retirees are seeking adventure in their encore careers, securing work at national parks, on cruises, Alaskan whale-watching tours and ski resorts, to name a few.” To read more, including where adventure-seeking retirees can connect with employers offering such positions, CLICK HERE.
Democrats (and lately many Republicans) may be using terms such as irresponsible, dangerous and reckless to describe GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, but the same cannot be said of his portfolio! Today’s article examines The Donald’s stock market portfolio, which it describes as “cautious” and “relatively well positioned to survive a drop.” In what type of stocks has Trump put most of the money he has invested? How much of his wealth (however much that actually is) is in the stock market? Which of his holdings have been pared down significantly? How much of a holding in bullion does the gold advocate actually have? To find out, as well as to see Trump’s top 14 stock holdings, CLICK HERE.
While the broader market is hovering around record highs, the same cannot be said for the three “hated” dividend stocks highlighted in today’s article. The reason? Each is in an industry that is currently out-of-favor. Despite this, the article suggests that these stocks may be buys worth considering for long-term investors. Why? They each have yields towards the high end of their historical ranges, rising dividends, and are faring better than many of their peers in the same industries. To find out what these stocks are, CLICK HERE.
With the two most recent jobs reports showing impressive jobs gains and beating expectations, today’s article looks at how investors can play the increase in hiring. The recommended course of action? Investing in mutual funds with exposure to the sectors doing the hiring: “An increase in employment indicates that such sectors are experiencing growth trends, and will generate more income and broaden their customer base.” Why are mutual funds recommended over stocks? And which six mutual funds does the article suggest and why? CLICK HERE to find out.
Being right in the middle of the “sell in May and go away” (until November) period, August can be a scary month for investors who stayed put. And with oil returning to bear market territory, weak manufacturing numbers and disappointing second quarter economic growth, August certainly did not begin on the best note. As such, today’s article takes the position that “investing in dividend paying stocks should be a prudent move. This is because such stocks reflect a solid financial structure and healthy underlying fundamentals, and are unperturbed by market turbulence and economic uncertainty.” Five dividend paying stocks with favorable Zacks Ranks and dividend yields over 3% are highlighted. To find out what these stocks are, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article talks Turkey. Specifically, it highlights how, counterintuitively, “Turkey remains an attractive investment market despite political and economic instability” (including an attempted coup, a major terrorist attack and its debt being downgraded). In fact, Turkey is just the most prominent example the author provides of a larger trend: yield-starved investors willing to take on greater risk in emerging markets. Here’s what one emerging-markets expert has to say: “In places like Europe, the U.K. and the U.S., you have lots of risks but no reward…In the developing world, you have risks, but at least you are getting paid for it.” To read more, including where else investors are looking for –and finding – bargains, CLICK HERE.
“Most investment firms prefer to avoid sub-$5 stocks, as they can be construed as too risky, but for open-minded long-term investors…stocks trading for less than $5 can be just as important of a contributor to long-term wealth creation as a Coca-Cola or J&J,” asserts today’s article which highlights four “top stocks” selling for less than $5. To read about these stocks – which include a mining company whose valuation has been weighed down by what the author sees as short-term issues and a biotechnology company that has been losing money (and is expected to continue to do so in the near term) but which has a potentially game-changing cancer drug in its pipeline – CLICK HERE.
Recognizing the behavioral mistakes you are susceptible to as an investor can be a feat in and of itself; successfully conquering them can be ever harder. Today’s article examines “three of the biggest errors behavioral economics has identified…and how to overcome them” with Spencer Jakab, a Wall Street Journal investing columnist and author of the new book on investor behavior Heads I Win, Tails I Win. The toxic trio in question? Loss aversion, inertia and overconfidence. To read more about how these insidious errors can undermine your investing success, as well as Jakab’s advice for avoiding them, CLICK HERE.