“A surgeon needs a variety of instruments. Investors should use a variety of tools, too,” advises the author of today’s article, who proceeds to highlight a handful of stocks that appear attractive right now based on a tool that he believes individual investors underutilize: the price/cash flow ratio. “Cash flow,” he notes, “attempts to measure the actual money coursing through the arteries and veins of a business.” For these five stocks that may be worth considering based on price to cash flow, CLICK HERE.
From the trade war with China to the waning effects of the Trump tax cut to a soaring national debt and more, the author of today’s article warns that “a combination of factors is causing headwinds that the US economy may not be able to overcome” – and that the “economic ax” is likely to fall next year. How might the recession of 2020 come about, how can you prepare your portfolio for it, and what may be “the best strategy for getting ready for the 2020 recession”? CLICK HERE.
“We are in a panic,” declares the author of today’s article, who points to past instances where, as has been the case lately, both treasuries and gold (which tend to be negatively correlated) went up at the same time as evidence. Moreover, he notes that “Each previous panic was dealt with by governments and—more importantly —central banks, including the Chinese central bank, ganging up to stop the rout. However, given the current chill in relations between Washington and Beijing over trade and technology, it is hard to believe that the latest episode will be halted thanks to a cozy cooperation deal between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.” So what’s an investor to do? For the author’s advice, CLICK HERE.
Despite a slowing economy, fast-food stocks have been solidly outperforming the broader market this year, with names like Shake Shack, Wendy’s, Chipotle and McDonald’s having seen surges of anywhere from just under 25% (McDonald’s) to nearly 100% (Shake Shack) since January – and today’s article notes that further gains could lie ahead for fast-food stocks, especially compared to full food service stocks. For more, CLICK HERE.
If you’re holding cash – or considering moving to cash – today’s article highlights an exchange-traded fund to consider as an alternative, with the author advising that “What investors are getting with [this ETF] is an exceptionally low level of risk with a relatively attractive yield with monthly income.” For more on the ETF in question – including the two distinct roles the author sees it playing within a diversified portfolio – CLICK HERE.
Cheap is hard to come by in the U.S. market today, but one sector that is cheap is retail. And while many retailers are cheap for very good reason as online retail lays waste to many physical retailers, the author of today’s article argues that “Going forward as retail space comes under pressure, it’s not necessarily about online vs retail. It’s about omnichannel, which means it’s about competitive vs weak” – and she proceeds to identify some retailers worth keeping an eye on for potential opportunities as they sport high returns on capital and yet low valuations. For more, CLICK HERE.
Oil – and energy stocks – tumbled in the wake of escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China – and the fundamental outlook for crude may not provide much reason for optimism, with one analyst cited in today’s article declaring that, with all things pointing to oversupply in the market, “I think there’s really nothing I can look at except maybe a calamity in the Persian Gulf that would drive oil up.” Against this backdrop, one market expert is “suggesting an unconventional way to play the oil and energy space.” For more, CLICK HERE.
In today’s article, the author – who has been investing for 40 years – distills all the knowledge he has acquired over the course of those years down into a few key lessons, reflecting strategies he believes can be applied in order “to navigate a course to outperformance”. For these three lessons – including the investing style he believes makes the most sense and how to be a “counter puncher” when it comes to the rise of computer based trading – CLICK HERE.
Value stocks have now lagged growth for more than a decade – an excruciatingly long stretch for value investors. And while the value premium has disappeared for extended periods of time before only to ultimately reappear, there is talk now that this time it may be gone for good. Is this time truly different for value? The author of today’s article examines the theories suggesting its demise – and the prospects for its return. For more, CLICK HERE.
With growth in short supply, the author of today’s article focuses in on “a group of companies that [he] think[s] will benefit in the future as more investors look beyond large caps to find growth in other sectors.” More specifically, he screened for stocks priced under $10 with expected earnings growth of 20%+ over the next 3-5 years, and which are “already experiencing some momentum that is usually a catalyst for more gains ahead.” For the six stocks that passed this screen, CLICK HERE.