When it comes to buying penny stocks, the author of today’s article notes that “very few…have a strong-enough track record to indicate they will survive and prosper.” However, the four technology penny stocks he highlights may be well positioned to do just that, as they all possess the potential to become vital players in industries with ever-increasing significance, including cyber-security and smartphone gaming. To find out what these four tech penny stocks to watch are – including one company that “has combined two of the hottest trends around today: drones and virtual reality” – CLICK HERE.
Will it be cryptocurrencies? Low-volatility plays? Internet retailers? Something else? An investment strategist at Charles Schwab has attempted to identify the asset class where the next potentially damaging bubble could emerge – risking the portfolios of not only investors with significant exposure to that particular asset, but all investors. What is his conclusion after analyzing the most popular candidates for bubbles against the classic profile of a potentially damaging bubble – and what are the implications for investors? CLICK HERE to find out.
With their track record of delivering outsized total returns, high dividend yields (yet conservative payout ratios) and low price-to-earnings ratios, the author of today’s article declares “Clearly, there is something to be said for investing in the Canadian bank stocks”. He proceeds to delve into each of the characteristics that make Canadian bank stocks especially attractive dividend investments – as well as what will be their largest growth driver going forward and when the right time may be for investors to buy them. To read more, CLICK HERE
The number of exchange-traded funds is growing rapidly – as is the amount of investor activity in these products. But are investors being smart about their ETF activities? According to today’s article, to a large extent the answer is no – and their returns are suffering as a result. How can investors be smarter when it comes to how they choose, trade and manage ETFs – including when it comes to what time of day they makes trades? CLICK HERE to find out.
Buying the dip is a popular investment strategy that can be very lucrative when carried out successfully. However, the potential snag with this strategy, as the author of today’s article notes, is that “buying the dip is only an effective strategy when the dip is actually just a dip within an up trend and not the beginning of a bear market.” As such, the author proceeds to outline a process investors can use to identify stocks in long-term up trends that are experiencing short-term pullbacks. For the rules involved in this process – and for six stocks that met the criteria when the author carried out the screen – CLICK HERE.
With the first half of the year in the rear-view mirror, today’s article takes a look at what has been happening with commodities. The good commodities news, according to the author? “The sector is no longer tanking.” The bad news? “All the recent action has been in relatively niche sectors…” What have been the commodity winners so far this year? What have been the losers? And are commodities cheap? CLICK HERE to read more.
Dividend Aristocrat stocks offer reliable dividend increases, but the author of today’s article notes that many of these companies have only been able to maintain their dividend increase streaks by raising payouts by negligible amounts. Contrast that with what he refers to as “income gushers” – stocks that are increasing annual payouts by 20% or more. He proceeds to highlight five such income gushers – all of which most recently hiked their dividends by at least 20% and which have 5-year average dividend growth ranging from 20% to 40%. To find out what these stocks are, CLICK HERE.
Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch spend hundreds of hours researching stocks – and thanks to the firm’s US 1 list, the average investor can benefit from all their efforts. As today’s article notes, “the list is made up of the best investment ideas BAML has right now, all aimed at generating returns over the long run.” To see which 23 stocks currently make up the list – including the specialty retailer that was just recently added (and the retailer that it replaced) – CLICK HERE.
Goldman Sachs recently declared it dead, but have reports of the demise of value investing been greatly exaggerated? The author of today’s article argues that “today’s market is the best in many years for value investors, the real value investors, that is.” What flaws does he see in the argument that value investing no longer works? What do “real” value investors look for in companies that gives them an advantage – and what company does the author highlight as a top value pick today? CLICK HERE to find out.
Unsure of what to buy and what to avoid in the second half of 2017? It turns out that this year might actually be easier than most when it comes to knowing what to do, as the author of today’s article explains that, in a president’s inaugural year, “there is an easy roadmap” for investors to follow for the year’s latter half. What historical pattern do the markets display in inaugural years – and where does that pattern suggest investors may want to put their money in the back half of this year? CLICK HERE to find out.