There’s a revolution going on that is turning the banking world upside down: peer-to-peer lending. As today’s article explains, “Using processes and algorithms finely honed over the past decade, P2P platforms allow individuals to take the place of banks in making personal and even corporate loans…And to do so with a great deal of certainty on the risks versus the rewards.” How do peer-to-peer lending platforms work, how do the returns from P2P lending compare to those of other income investments, and how can investing in P2P loans protect your portfolio against market volatility? CLICK HERE to find out.
“The basic materials sector may not be sexy, but it is poised to outperform in 2017,” states the author of today’s article, who notes that this sector tends to outperform the market in the latter portion of an economic cycle. To find out what additional factors suggest that the materials sector’s outperformance in 2016 was just the beginning, as well as for some specific exchange-traded funds and stocks to consider for exposure to the sector – including an ETF which invests in every basic materials company in the S&P 500 and the two largest producers of construction materials in the U.S. – CLICK HERE.
For those worried about high valuations and the prospect of a pullback in the post-election rally, today’s article highlights what the author believes “may be three of the last value plays left on Wall Street right now” to consider as an alternative to chasing growth. To find out what these three stocks are – each of which offers a sustainable dividend yield in the 4% range in addition to bargain pricing – CLICK HERE.
There has been much discussion about the impending ramp-up in infrastructure spending and how investors can seek to profit from it. Today’s article, however, focuses on a “quiet revolution” taking place in another infrastructure space: “You can’t as easily see, touch, or feel this critical American infrastructure; but it is every bit as important to our economy as the traditional infrastructure.” What is this non-traditional infrastructure, what factors (including Donald Trump’s son-in-law) are set to drive its boom, and what three stocks are highlighted as being primed to ride the wave? CLICK HERE to find out.
In the market for some energy stocks with massive upside? Today’s article presents an interview with Jamie Stone, Portfolio Manager of Baron Energy & Resources Fund at Baron Capital, who highlights three such stocks to consider. Here’s what Stone has to say: “…we look for competitively advantaged companies that are run by strong management teams, that are well financed and have superior long-term growth prospects.” To find out what three energy stocks he recommends as excellent long-term investments – including a U.S. exploration and production company exclusively focused on what Stone believes will be the premier basin for global oil growth going forward – CLICK HERE.
Should you make room for some “true relics from the past” in your portfolio? The author of today’s article makes the case for giving some consideration to “boring old Series EE savings bonds” and puts forward two key reasons to do so. Reason #1? The bonds’ favorable tax treatment. But it’s the second reason — involving a “less-recognized advantage of buying Series EE savings bonds right now” — that might be the most convincing. What is this reason? CLICK HERE to find out.
Of the iconic American company highlighted in today’s article, the author notes the following: “This company is 118 years old and has a logo that is globally recognizable by nearly everyone. Despite boasting a market cap of over $8 billion and revenue of more than $15 billion, this company has been widely disregarded by investors over the last several years.” What is the company in question, and what growth catalysts does the author see for it going forwards that make it a great buy at its current price? To find out – as well as for the author’s recommended action to take – CLICK HERE.
From new oil discoveries and new production technologies, to geopolitical events, and more, today’s article acknowledges that, when it comes to finding the best oil stocks and funds to buy, there are many factors to take into consideration. As such, the author lays out a series of guidelines for investors to employ when trying to determine which oil stocks and funds are best for them. What does the author see as “probably the most fundamental question” energy investors need to answer? What energy stocks may be good plays if you expect crude prices will fall? For the author’s oil stock buying guidelines – as well as for some specific stocks and funds he highlights as strong picks – CLICK HERE.
Is your portfolio as diversified as you think? The author of today’s article cautions that – as a result of two “very big mistakes” that investors tend to make when building their portfolios – the answer is probably no, and he proceeds to outline how a “superdiversified” portfolio can be built using ten exchange-traded funds. What are the two big mistakes investors make that limit the diversification of their portfolios? What limited percentage of assets does one money manager state U.S. investors should have in U.S. stocks? And what are the ten funds highlighted for building a superdiversified portfolio? CLICK HERE to find out.
The author of today’s article notes that the markets are facing rapid changes on several fronts in 2017, leaving investors looking to cash in by being in the right place at the right time unsure of what exactly those places are. As such, he outlines “several themes that could very well bring solid returns no matter what happens in the broader markets”, as identified by a panel of investment pros. One such theme? The rise of cloud computing, which is expected to go from powering 10% of computer workloads to 95%. To see what the other themes identified are, CLICK HERE.