While Amazon is the king of online retail, the author of today’s article points to an Achilles heel that threatens its crown – and that has Walmart nipping at the online retail behemoth’s heels. What is Amazon’s Achilles heel, what’s Walmart’s master plan to take advantage of it and charge ahead of its rival, and is buying Walmart stock like buying Amazon stock but at a 73% discount? CLICK HERE.
More than 10 years into this bull market, Buy and Outperform analyst ratings generally come with implied upside potential of 8% to 10%. However, the author of today’s article notes that “One area of the market that can see much greater upside opportunities, which also implies a greater risk, is the biotech and emerging pharmaceutical stocks” – and he proceeds to highlight 20 biotech and pharma stocks that have seen analyst calls since January 1st that suggest much larger upside potential. For more, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to exchange-traded funds to consider for the next year, today’s article highlights some ideas as identified by pros in the ETF industry, noting that “Two respondents think that after a strong run, investors might do better to look outside the U.S. for returns. One, perhaps not surprisingly, thinks his own fund is best positioned to grab investor interest in the value trade, now that there seems to be more runway in the business cycle. And another is wondering whether that will prompt investors to become less cautious.” For more, CLICK HERE.
“What a difference a decade can make. In 2010, batteries powered our phones and computers. By the end of the decade, they are starting to power our cars and houses too,” notes the author of today’s article. Now, in this new decade, developments in energy storage will be most important, with the energy storage market estimated to grow to as much as $426 billion over the next 10 years. For a number of investment opportunities the coming “battery decade” presents, CLICK HERE.
“The two stocks that contributed the most to 2019’s total stock-market returns also hold that position for the entire decade,” notes the author of today’s article, who further notes that “The two companies didn’t just dominate. They actually intensified their hold over the past decade”. For these two stocks – as well as the other top contributors to stock-market returns since 2009 – CLICK HERE.
Because the two expensive stocks highlighted in today’s article tend to only sell off when the broader market sells off, it is rare for investors to get an opportunity to pick them up at any sort of bargain price – but the author argues that that shouldn’t dissuade investors from them. For these two “Buy At Any Price” stocks, CLICK HERE.
In light of stocks’ strong performance this past year, there is no lack of exchange-traded funds that posted impressive gains in 2019. In order to identify the best ETFs of 2019, the author of today’s article screened for ETFs that were up at least 50% this year and eliminated leveraged funds. That left just 17 ETFs. For the top five non-leveraged ETFs of 2019 – which span metals, solar, biotech and more – CLICK HERE.
What lessons can long-term investors learn from the results of a four-month stock-picking contest that used imaginary money – and in which two of the best picks were buying stock in an “ugly shoe company” and selling short the stock of a “fake meat producer”? Based on today’s article, quite a few, with the author stating that this contest – carried out by the Wall Street Journal – “has some salient and timeless lessons for investors. Not about stock picking, but rather, how to view your portfolio.” For more, CLICK HERE.
“Investing is a very complex endeavor, and mistakes are inevitable. Therefore, it’s imperative that the obvious mistakes – which can and should be avoided – are avoided,” states the author of today’s article, who asserts that the key to avoiding those obvious mistakes is understanding how to accurately value a company. He proceeds to outline some real-word examples that illustrate the obvious mistakes of overvaluation and undervaluation. For more, CLICK HERE.
Having recently activated the first widespread 5G network in the U.S., T-Mobile appears to be “first” to 5G. However, in its quest to be first, the author of today’s article argues that what T-Mobile has is not “real” 5G but rather something more akin to “4½G”. Meanwhile, other cell carriers are working on building true 5G networks. Which approach is likely to be the winning strategy – and which cell carrier stocks are likely the better 5G bets? For more – including where the author indicates the real money lies in 5G” For more, CLICK HERE.