It is often stated that society today has become too litigious – but there’s a profit-making opportunity in all that litigiousness. As the author of today’s article notes, “high-visibility trials don’t kill companies—although they do hurt their share price in the short-run. From McDonald’s to the tobacco space, buying during times of literal trial are often the most profitable” – and he highlights one area of litigation currently forming that could prove to be on par with that once faced by the tobacco industry. For more, CLICK HERE.
Warren Buffett has called it “probably the single best measure of where valuations stand at any given moment” – and right now that measure (which the author of today’s article calls “The Buffett Yardstick”) is indicating that “investors are paying such a high price they are likely to receive essentially nothing in return over the coming decade, including dividends.” Moreover, while potential returns may be non-existent, potential risk may be at a historic high. Could this be “one of the worst risk-to-reward setups in history”? CLICK HERE.
There’s no question that being at the bottom of the personal finance hierarchy (i.e. having too little money) is hard – financially, emotionally and even physically. The author of today’s article, however, shines a light on a less-considered plight: the difficulties associated with being at the top of the personal finance hierarchy, or the “hidden costs associated with being wealthy”. He advocates striving for what he calls “The Goldilocks Zone of Personal Finance”. What is this zone – and why might the amount be less than you think? CLICK HERE.
“This big lie keeps many investors down. Belief in it is a tall hurdle to building wealth,” declares the author of today’s article, who further states that “Like many lies, people tell this one for one of two reasons. Some genuinely don’t know any better. Others are happy to spread it because it’s convenient for them.” What is this big lie (which has to do with risk and reward) that prevents many investors from making big profits – and what are some specific big-profit stocks that help expose this lie for what it is? CLICK HERE.
They are not as rare as their name suggests, but a rare opportunity may be setting up in so-called rare-earth minerals as China considers weaponizing the metals (for which it is responsible for 90% of global production) as part of the ongoing trade war and cutting off export of them to the U.S. Specifically, this opportunity involves investing in non-Chinese rare earth producers, which could benefit from such action by China. For more – including details on the rare earth producers operating in the U.S., Australia and Canada – CLICK HERE.
A health care company whose shares are up 57% in the past year and which, unlike many other health care companies, is not threatened by the possibility of a “Medicare for All” type system (in fact, it could actually benefit from a national health insurance model) leads a selection of stocks that have risen sharply (50% or more) in the past 12 months and appear to have the potential for further gains. For these stocks that may be worthy of consideration, CLICK HERE.
The author of today’s article calls it “The F9 Problem”: checking your profit and loss (P&L) statement too often (or not often enough) and making poor decisions (or avoiding taking necessary action) as a result. However, based on a finding published a few weeks ago on Twitter, there may be a solution to this problem – a “sweet spot” for checking your P&L. What is it? CLICK HERE.
It’s not good for business when your customers cannot afford to pay you. Case in point: oil-services companies, which have suffered over the past year as their customers – oil exploration and production companies – have cut capital spending. However, while it may take a while, this cycle will eventually change – and this creates an opportunity for long-term investors in beaten-down oil-services stocks. In fact, one money manager is advising that “If you are willing to look past the storms and are willing to be invested for the next two to five years, you can position yourself for two- to five-fold increases”. For two specific oil-services stocks consider, CLICK HERE.
You know the saying: Past performance is not indicative of future results. Over a decade ago, the SEC explicitly warned investors about this when it came to mutual funds – and now the author of today’s article is issuing the same warning about “performance chasing” when it comes to ETFs, noting that “Investors who choose funds primarily for their strong track records are often disappointed.” For some specific case studies of ETF performance chasing gone wrong and some pointers on how to avoid falling into the performance chasing trap – including some key performance metrics to watch out for – CLICK HERE.
From Boeing’s 737 Max safety scandal to Insys Therapeutics’ doctor bribing scandal to Wells Fargo’s fake account scandal and more, corporate misconduct appears to be on the rise. That’s concerning enough in and of itself, but it’s all the more concerning given that, as the author of today’s article notes, “Business scandals seem to peak at the end of every growth cycle.” So, on top of the recent inversion of the yield curve, is this apparent rise in negligence and misconduct at public companies another indicator of a coming recession? CLICK HERE.