Just a handful of stocks have been responsible for almost all of the net wealth investors have earned in the stock market since 1926, a finance professor has found. Meanwhile, most stocks have not been good investments, failing to provide better returns than even one-month Treasury bills. Today’s article charts the 50 companies that have created the most wealth for investors since 1926. To see which companies have this distinction – and how investors can use this list going forward – CLICK HERE.
In the quest to achieve alpha in the markets, don’t neglect the importance of achieving alpha with your income, advises the author of today’s article. He states that “saving more is often your best investment decision and the best way to supercharge your savings is to earn more money” – and provides a simple example to show just how big of an impact saving part (or all) of a raise can have on your bottom line. But how can you go about securing that raise in the first place? The author outlines some considerations in that regard – and what you can do even if your efforts are unsuccessful. CLICK HERE.
“Finding deals is no easy task in this type of market,” acknowledges the author of today’s article. But for those willing to do a little dumpster diving in the hunt for potential deals, he proceeds to identify what are among the worst-performing asset classes (and worst-performing stocks and funds within those asset classes) of the past three years. What are these asset classes, stocks and funds – and what does the author advise is the critical question investors should ask themselves “when sorting through the bargain bin”? CLICK HERE.
“Buy out-of-favor stocks because surprises happen frequently and investors can be rewarded handsomely for positive ones.” This is the basis of contrarian investing guru David Dreman’s proven investing strategy. In today’s article, the author lays out a comprehensive stock screening model based on Dreman’s strategy that investors can employ. To read about this stock screening model – which helped the author more than triple the returns of the S&P 500 last year and which continues to outperform this year – CLICK HERE.
The author of today’s article calls buying this type of stock “the most-decisive factor for getting rich in the stock market” – and a recent study that encompassed almost the entire investible U.S. equity market confirmed the outperformance of this type of stock over time. Moreover, this type of stock outperforms all other types of stocks while offering lower volatility in the process! What is the type of stock in question – and what specific funds does the author recommend in order to profit from its outperformance? CLICK HERE.
“They’re coming for your 401(k),” warns the author of today’s article. Who is “they”? The government, of course: in order to boost government coffers the Trump administration is considering changing the way in which 401(k) contributions are taxed, with this money potentially being taxed before it goes into your 401(k), rather than being taxed when it is withdrawn. The author proceeds to outline how this “Rothification” of 401(k)s will only make the nation’s retirement crisis that much worse. To read more, CLICK HERE.
For most investors potential capital gains take precedence over often seemingly paltry dividends, but the author of today’s article argues that these investors are ignoring the “hidden yield” that dividend stocks – specifically dividend growth stocks – offer. What is the “hidden yield” associated with dividend growth stocks – and what three stocks does the author highlight as prime plays right now to benefit from it? CLICK HERE to find out.
Each of the 11 stocks highlighted in today’s article outperformed the market this summer – having returned more than 10% during the 3-month period in which the S&P 500 gained about 5%. More importantly, each of these stocks appears to still have room to run – and potentially continue to generate outsize returns – as they are all still trading below analysts’ fair value estimates. To find out what these 11 stocks are – and which three analysts are most confident in – CLICK HERE.
While it may seem like no retailer is safe from being snuffed out by Amazon, the authors of today’s article show how investors can still make big gains in this sector using the “Amazon Survivors” Index – a compilation of retailers that one research firm believes can survive the serial killer that is Amazon. What is the (surprising) best-performing stock in this index right now – and how can investors use the index’s inclusions (as well as its exclusions) to generate big gains? CLICK HERE.
Upside potential in the market may seem limited given today’s stretched valuations, but today’s article highlights a number of companies that could see their share price increase by as much as 74% in the next year. Each of these 15 large-cap companies has experienced a significant increase in sales per share in the past year, has majority “buy” ratings from analysts, and is expected to see its stock rise by at least 25% in next 12 months. To find out what these stocks are, CLICK HERE.