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.
While everything appears to be falling into place for the North American marijuana industry to be an unprecedented growth opportunity, today’s article notes that, when it comes to individual cannabis companies, “Over the past seven months, three marijuana stocks have gone from having the full support of their shareholders to having partially or completely destroyed that faith in management.” For these three pot stocks that have gone from popping with promise to problem-plagued – including the firm the author singles out as “the train wreck of all train wrecks” – CLICK HERE.
With the chance to bring positive change to underserved areas, the potential for outsized returns and the prospect of substantial tax breaks, opportunity zones are a hot investment idea in real estate. The one big catch? As today’s article notes, “Unlike buying shares of Apple or Google, which you can sell whenever you’d like or hold on to forever, investing in an opportunity zone has a set of time hurdles set by the special tax treatment.” So are opportunity zones the right opportunity for you? The author examines what investors need to consider – including the key decision they need to make about their investment strategy. For more, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to periods of high market volatility, as has been the case in recent weeks, the author of today’s article advises that “There’s a surprisingly easy and profitable trading strategy to use”. And interestingly, the strategy in question goes against what those playing the markets have long been taught about the relationship between volatility and returns. For more on this strategy – and why “panicking in the wake of market volatility spikes may not be a bad idea” – CLICK HERE.
Despite the market’s recent drop brought on by concerns over escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China, it is hard for investors to find value plays amongst stocks. There is, however, still value to be had – and today’s article highlights three undervalued stocks to consider. Among them is a mid-cap stock carving out a niche in what the author notes “is the fastest-growing space within the pharmaceutical industry”: oncology. For more on these three value stocks, CLICK HERE.
When predicting where the stock market will go, the author of today’s article acknowledges that “It’s easy to see what’s happening now, compare that with what has happened recently, decide you see a trend and conclude that the trend will continue.” He further notes, however, that “When you do that, you’re sometimes correct. And you’re sometimes wrong. Oh, so very wrong.” He proceeds to outline several examples illustrating why investors should expect the unexpected – and what he sees as the best method for investing in the face of the unknown. For more, CLICK HERE.
“The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, the cop on the beat, the housewife – all have one thing in common today: they’re pouring more and more dollars into mutual funds,” exclaimed a New York Times article published back in October of 1958. And now, over 60 years later, households still hold a substantial amount in mutual funds and index tracking mutual funds despite the advent (and increasingly popularity) of exchange traded funds. With that in mind, today’s article makes the case for investing in ETFs over index mutual funds. For more, CLICK HERE.
Some analysts are predicting a shortfall in the supply of copper relative to global demand come 2021, and, given the critical role copper plays in the trend towards mass electrification, the author of today’s article states that “We could be looking at another commodities super-cycle, with the red metal leading the way.” For more on the opportunity this presents (including what the author singles out as his favorite play for exposure to copper), as well as the author’s insights on several current issues related to gold (including whether bitcoin will come to replace gold in people’s portfolios and the potential for attaining “peak gold”), CLICK HERE.
“You’re looking at a group of profitable enterprises with staying power,” states the author of today’s article in regards to the eleven dividend growth stocks he proceeds to highlight as worthy of further consideration. Specifically, each of these companies has a track record of at least ten years of annual dividend increases – and each just recently raised its dividend again. For the author’s assessment of the attractiveness of each of these companies, taking into consideration this most recent dividend increase, dividend record, valuation and track record, CLICK HERE.
In building his theoretical “Cheapskate Portfolio”, the author of today’s article identifies the cheapest stocks in each sector with a market value of $1 billion or more (and which don’t have debt that exceeds stockholders’ equity). For the ten stocks that make up the current iteration of the Cheapskate Portfolio (no stock in the utility sector met the criteria) – which are currently trading for three to 11 times earnings compared to the market’s average earnings multiple of 21 – CLICK HERE.