Hunger For Fast-Food Stocks In A Slowing Economy

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.

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An ETF Alternative To Holding Cash

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.

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Omnichannel Opportunities Amid The Retail Wreckage

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.

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A Slick Oil Play

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.

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3 Strategies To Put You On “A Course To Outperformance”

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.

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The Lengthy (And Permanent?) Disappearance Of The Value Premium

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.

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6 Stocks Offering Growth And Momentum For Under $10

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.

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Top Stocks For The Top Of The Month

Ski resorts may be the last thing on your mind as August begins, but here’s one good reason to give them some thought: thanks to its most recent strategic move, a ski resort operator is among the five stocks highlighted in today’s article as being top picks for August. For this stock and the four other top picks for the new month – including a retailer that actually benefits from the e-commerce threat – CLICK HERE.

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The Best ETFs In Every Category

Of the myriad of exchange-traded funds available to pick from, which are the best? The authors of today’s article narrow the universe of ETFs down to the best funds in a wide array of categories, from large-cap stock ETFs to inflation-protected bond ETFs to socially conscious ETFs. They do so by eliminating 1,200 funds that are either too expensive or too small to consider, and then assessing the remaining funds using three critical factors when it comes to ETF selection: cost, size and liquidity. For more, CLICK HERE.

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A Cautionary “Yellow Flag” For The Market – And A 5-Point Plan To Prepare For “The Gathering Storm”

The author of today’s article, who correctly called last year’s market selloff, is seeing the same conditions that led to that call shaping up again – and outlining a 5-point plan to prepare for “the gathering storm”. What cautionary “yellow flag” does he see rising right now – and what five tactics (including specific stocks, sectors and exchange-traded funds) is he recommending as a result? CLICK HERE.

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