Unfortunately for traders, one of the defining features of the market in 2017 was the record-low level of volatility. Fortunately for traders, earnings season tends to bring with it increased volatility – and investors can enjoy substantial gains if they own stocks that soar on positive earnings news. Today’s article highlights six cheap (trading under $10) stocks that could make large moves this earnings season as they have “delivered an earnings surprise of at least 25% for two quarters, have seen upward revisions of at least 25% in the past month and show strong relative strength.” CLICK HERE for more.
Telecom stocks? Real-estate investment trusts? High-yield U.S. (or European?) dividend stocks? Master limited partnerships? Which yield sectors might be the best income plays for the incoming year? Today’s article assesses – and ranks – ten income sectors (including the aforementioned) for the new year. Which income plays have the most appeal headed into 2018, which might struggle in the new year – and why is the worst performing income sector from this year the top income choice for next year? CLICK HERE.
When one thinks of high-conviction mutual funds, one likely thinks of stalwarts with a lengthy record of success. Today’s article, however, highlights a number of mutual funds that analysts have high conviction in – despite the fact that these funds are relatively new on the scene. So what accounts for their high-conviction status? A number of factors, including – in some cases – the fact that analysts “see something unique or novel about the process that [they] believe will translate into peer-beating performance.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
As the GOP tax reform efforts move forward, much attention is being placed on large companies with substantial amounts of cash overseas and what they may do with repatriated funds. However, the author of today’s article reminds the reader that “there are a number of small companies that also hold significant amounts of cash on their balance sheets” – and proceeds to highlight five small, low-priced companies that are cash-rich and which may be worthy of consideration by traders. For more – including the author’s advice on how to trade these thinly-traded stocks – CLICK HERE.
It has become a global epidemic, and the number of people affected by it is only expected to increase exponentially going forward: obesity. It should not come as a surprise then that an exchange-traded fund that tracks companies that are focused on the treatment of – and mitigating the growth of – obesity has seen strong gains in the last year. For more on this ETF, its performance – and how it is well positioned regardless of where the fight against obesity goes from here – CLICK HERE.
Breaking out is hard to do – but the three stocks highlighted in today’s article may be positioned to do just that. Specifically, the author highlights three stocks that are cheap based on their price-to-earnings ratio, trading just below their 52-week highs, and poised for breakouts. For these three stocks – a global leader in mobile communications, a big player in everything glass (including, probably, the screen you are reading this on), and a multinational financial services company – CLICK HERE.
Today’s article highlights several cheap stocks that could be big winners – with the author noting that cheap stocks “are the ones that have been proven to be most likely to deliver large gains.” (In fact, the author cites one study which found that, in a typical quarter, cheap stocks delivered more than six times the average return of their more expensive counterparts). The author screened for cheap stocks (trading under $5) that are profitable and growing. For the five stocks that passed this screen, CLICK HERE.
The five stocks featured in today’s article have been paying out dividends for at least 100 years – through wars, depressions, recessions, market crashes and more. Given this impressive feat, the author of today’s article acknowledges that “it’s a good bet that any company on this list has a safe dividend that will withstand the test of time.” However, he points out that this doesn’t necessarily mean that these companies are good investments anymore. Which of these five members of the “Century Club” may be past their prime – and which appear to still be good income investments today? CLICK HERE.
Of the electric vehicle revolution, the author of today’s article is adamant that “the implications for investors is too compelling to ignore.” Indeed, global sales of electric vehicles are soaring – and many analysts are forecasting that, by 2040, EV sales could exceed 60 million per year. Those looking to profit from the massive growth that lies ahead may be wise to look beyond the likes of Tesla, however. The author outlines how China – as well as copper and other metals – will be where the real action is. CLICK HERE.
Bitcoin recently passed the $10,000 mark, reflecting a surge of more than 850% since the beginning of this year. And as bitcoin achieved this milestone, Google searches for “Bitcoin Bubble” peaked. The author of today’s article notes that “Bitcoin has many factions concerned” and outlines the primary risks associated with the asset – as well as why those risks make gold attractive. For his argument as to why one should “buy gold and bitcoin, but only expect the grown-up to protect you”, CLICK HERE.