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.
There’s a disconnect in the market, observes the author of today’s article: While money managers are currently selling hard, company insiders are buying aggressively – especially when it comes to cyclical sectors that have been the hardest hit, such as the housing sector. Against this backdrop, the author examines why two big names in the housing sector – Home Depot and Lowe’s – are attractive picks despite being largely hated by investors. For more – including a contrarian view on buying homebuilder stocks.CLICK HERE.
Assessing the current landscape for stocks, the author of today’s article notes that “First, almost nobody across Wall Street thinks we will have a recession in 2019.” He also notes that, while earnings are likely to be lower in 2019 than they were in 2018, there will still be upside – and the Fed could very well not raise interest rates at all. With this in mind, he proceeds to highlight six Buy-rated stocks with solid dividends (and the best volatility ratings) to consider buying this year. For more, CLICK HERE.
For mature companies without significant growth opportunities to fund, and with shareholders to please, there are two standard ways to use excess cash: distribute said cash directly to shareholders in the form of dividends, or use it to buy back shares. But which of these approaches is better for investors? Today’s article examines this question – including looking at the tax implications of each approach for investors. For more, CLICK HERE.
One of the best-performing commodity ETFs of 2018 has been a fund focused on palladium – a metal which, earlier this month, was trading at higher prices than gold. More important than palladium’s price surge this year, however, is the potential for continued upside in palladium – and the aforementioned palladium ETF – in 2019. For the “fundamental case” for palladium and this ETF heading into 2019, CLICK HERE.
In regards to economic measures such as retail sales, industrial production, and employment, the author of today’s article notes that “it is a perverse fact that such measures have been at their highest points, and even at record levels, just before falling a few months later under the weight of an economic downturn.” And now another indicator that tends to peak before a downturn – and is currently at a record level – can be added to the list: the household wealth to income ratio. What does this ratio mean – and is it flashing a warning that a recession is coming? CLICK HERE.