Assessing The Analysts: How Did Wall Street’s Top Stock Picks For 2019 Fare?

As analysts unveil their top stock picks for 2020, it’s also worth examining how their top picks for 2019 ended up performing. Today’s article does just that, identifying the top 20 Wall Street picks for 2019 among large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap stocks (based on the number of “buy” or equivalent analyst ratings and implied upside potential at the beginning of the year) and their total returns through mid-December. How did analysts’ stock selections do – and how does this analysis “shed light on one of the problems with Wall Street”? CLICK HERE.

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“Counterintuitive” Health Care Stocks For Election Year

Investors may be wary of health care stocks heading into an election year where the future of health care in the U.S. will be hotly debated – and drug companies are likely to be the targets of heated rhetoric on both sides. However, Goldman Sachs believes that any changes will be “evolutionary rather than revolutionary” – and its strategists have identified three health care stocks set to outperform next year. For these three stocks, CLICK HERE.

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3 REITs To Consider Ahead Of A January Dividend Hike

“To build momentum from your income stocks going into the new year, consider buying into those REITs that should announce higher dividend rates in the first month of 2020,” suggests the author of today’s article, who proceeds to highlight three REITs that have historically announced dividend increases in January – and which he expects will do so again next month. For these three REITs, CLICK HERE.

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The Company That’s Disrupting The Disruptors In The Online Travel Space

Companies like Booking.com and Expedia transformed the way we booked vacations – and their stocks took off as a result. But now these disruptor stocks are feeling the squeeze from an “ultimate disruptor” in the online travel space – one that, ironically, helped them achieve their success – and now their “stocks are trading like they’re going out of business.” What is this ultimate disruptor of disruptors that has conquered online travel – and what does it mean for the future of online travel stocks? CLICK HERE.

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The Street’s Favorite Dividend Stocks

With interest rates declining in the U.S. – and in negative territory in parts abroad – U.S. dividend stocks sporting attractive yields have performed very nicely this year as they have become a refuge for income investors – and that performance is expected to continue. That being the case, today’s article identifies “Wall Street’s favorite dividend stocks” – “28 stocks with dividend yields of at least 2.50% as well as at least 75% ‘buy’ or equivalent ratings among five or more analysts.” CLICK HERE.

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Reversal Of Fortunes: 2019’s Important Lessons For Marijuana Stock Investors

For marijuana stocks, a positive first quarter this year was not an indication of things to come as things started to take a turn for the worse in April, and since then, as today’s article notes, “a majority of pot stocks have seen at least half of their value disappear, and it’s left investors wondering what’s next for what had been the hottest investment on Wall Street.” What three important lessons does the dramatic reversal of fortunes for marijuana stocks this past year hold for pot stock investors? CLICK HERE.

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An Incredible, Little-Known Story From The 2008 Financial Crisis – And Its Lesson For Investors

Many articles and books have been written – and movies made – telling stories from the 2008 financial crisis – from those who lost everything to those who made a fortune. However, the author of today’s article states that “there’s an incredible story from 2008 that few people know.” He proceeds to tell that story — about how investors could have made a killing by buying one of the world’s biggest financial companies during the financial crisis — and highlights its lesson for investors about a type of stock that “can deliver huge returns during any kind of market.” CLICK HERE.

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4 Gold Mining Stocks Showing Unusual Strength

Despite the fact that the price of gold remains well below its 52-week high, some gold stocks have been hitting new highs in recent days while the broader market has suffered, with the author of today’s article asserting that “Whether this stems from worry over the possibility of continuing trade wars with China or interest rate changes or a long drawn-out impeachment saga, the main thing is: higher gold stock prices are kicking in here as the wider market tanks…” For four gold mining stocks that have been hitting new highs to consider, For more, CLICK HERE.

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Holiday Shopping For “Monster Growth”

A Chinese data center developer and operator, a pharmaceutical company focused on disorders of the central nervous system, and a developer of software for customer engagement and digital process automation (up 103%, 180% and 62% year-to-date, respectively) comprise the trio of stocks highlighted in today’s article for their “monster growth” prospects from current levels. For these three stocks where Wall Street analysts see significant upside potential, For more, CLICK HERE.

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After A “Weirdo Anomaly” 2019, Get Picky In 2020!

While none of the panelists who took part in the roundtable of investing experts highlighted in today’s article are concerned about a recession next year, they are advising that, after a “weirdo anomaly” year in which pretty much everything saw big gains, “investors will need to be pickier” in 2020. For where these investing pros see the greatest opportunities – and the greatest risks – in 2020, CLICK HERE.

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