“Very few people have gotten rich on their seventh best idea, but a lot of people have gotten rich with their best idea,” Warren Buffett is quoted as having said – and today’s article looks at what two big-name money managers appear to consider among their best investment ideas, based on the fact that they have substantial portions of their portfolios tied up in these single stocks. For these two potential “best idea” investments – a health care stock and a memory chip maker stock – CLICK HERE.
The Buy the Unloved investment strategy has investors invest equal sums in the three equity categories of the previous year that had the largest outflows, then sell the stakes after three years and repeat the process. And this contrarian strategy has performed well. Today’s article looks at how to carry out the traditional version of this strategy for 2019 (including some specific investments for doing so), as well as an updated version of the strategy. For more, CLICK HERE.
For dividend investors looking to achieve financial independence, the author of today’s article notes that the key is reaching the dividend crossover point – “The magic point…where the dividend income exceeds the expenses of the dividend investor”. Reaching the dividend crossover point isn’t easy, however, and the author identifies the key ingredients to doing so, as well as some rules to follow “in order to create s sustainable dividend producing machine, which would produce dependable income for decades.” For more, CLICK HERE.
A trash stock, a baseball stock, a travel stock, an aerospace stock, some global bargains and some small-cap stocks are among the 48 specific investment recommendations for active stock pickers highlighted in today’s article – recommendations from a roundtable of 10 investors who shared their stock and bond picks “to prosper in a changing and tumultuous world.” For more, CLICK HERE.
Much has been written and said about who is winning and who is losing – politically or otherwise – in the current partial federal government shutdown (now the longest such shutdown on record). For its part, today’s article highlights some ETFs that the authors believe are likely to be winners – and some which they believe are likely to be losers – as a result of the shutdown, the economic cost of which is poised to soon surpass the amount of funding for his border wall with Mexico that President Trump is demanding. For more, CLICK HERE.
There’s a disconnect going on when it comes to global shipping companies: While there has been a significant increase in shipping activity, share prices of shipping companies have fallen. This presents an opportunity, with one Jefferies analyst forecasting that “every shipping sector under coverage is poised for year-over-year spot strengthening in 2019 and 2020 although he would focus on LNG carrier, crude tanker, and refined products tanker markets…” Given this, today’s article highlights five top shipping picks – all trading under $10 – to consider. For more, CLICK HERE.
When 2019 comes to a close, what will have been the biggest developments that impacted marijuana stocks – and which pot stocks will have benefitted the most from those developments? In today’s article, the author provides his answers to those questions – identifying what he believes will be the three critical developments for marijuana stocks to watch this year and the specific stocks that are positioned to be the most likely winners from those developments. For more, CLICK HERE.
“Asset allocation is typically the most important aspect of portfolio management so understanding how the various asset classes performed is instructive when trying to understand your results,” explains the author of today’s article before sharing his updated “asset allocation quilt” – which shows the returns (and respective rankings) for each asset class for each of the past 10 years – and some important takeaways from it. What insights can be gained from the inclusion of 2018’s returns in the quilt? CLICK HERE.
Cup and handle. ABCD. Flag patterns. The author of today’s article notes that, while these shorter-timeframe chart patterns “may not look like anything at first, compared to typical continuation or reversal patterns…they can lead to powerful returns in a very short amount of time as they unfold.” So how can short-term traders find and take advantage of these weirder-looking (but potentially powerful) patterns? CLICK HERE.
Debt-funded stock buybacks have been on the rise since 2009, with 2018 seeing a record amount of buyback activity. This leads the author of today’s article to make the following point: “If the stock market performed as poorly as it did in 2018 with record amounts of buybacks to prop it up, just imagine how much worse it would be if buybacks were to slow down significantly or grind to a halt?” For his insights on what a bursting of the U.S. corporate debt bubble could mean for stocks, CLICK HERE.