Low-priced stocks offer smaller investors the chance to not only make a tidy profit (as these stocks can provide the largest short-term gains), but also to acquire a higher share count than they would be able to of large and mega-cap stocks. Today’s article highlights five low-priced (trading under $10) biotech stocks that analysts see as having solid upside potential. For these five biotechs – including two potential takeover targets – that may be especially appealing to more aggressive traders, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to a Presidential cycle in the performance of stocks, the author of today’s article notes that the data supports the existence of such a cycle and that Year 3, which for President Trump is the upcoming year, “tends to be the best performing year of the cycle.” So, given that the cycle year begins on November 1, is now the time to take action on stocks? The author looks at some factors to consider when it comes to trading this particular Presidential cycle. CLICK HERE.
“One way to get capital gains from REITs is to focus on buying those real estate investment trusts that will increase the dividends paid to shareholders,” notes the author of today’s article. The key is knowing when an announcement of a payout hike is coming and buying shares several weeks in advance. So which REITs are likely to announce dividend increases in November? The author identifies four of them. For more, CLICK HERE.
“Portfolios need to shift,” advises one strategist cited in today’s article in regards to rising interest rates – and how rising rates are changing the risk and reward profile of various investments. So, if you want to “rate-proof” your portfolio, which investments make sense to consider – and which make sense to avoid? The author offers up “a basic game plan, based on past history, on what to own and what to avoid when interest rates are rising” – including some specific stock recommendations. For more, CLICK HERE.
The National Retail Federation is forecasting sales this holiday season of around $720 billion, up over 4% from last year’s holiday season – and juiced by current strong economic conditions. With this favorable forecast in mind, today’s article highlights a number of exchange-traded funds to consider in order to gain exposure to this anticipated hot holiday sales action. For these ETFs, CLICK HERE.
Dividend-paying stocks outperform the market – and companies that initiate or increase their dividends outperform steady payers. As such, the author of today’s article advises that “investors should pay attention to companies that can continuously grow their dividends, as that improves the probability that they can outperform the market.” He proceeds to highlight his top dividend growth stock for investors to consider this month – a midstream master limited partnership with 22 straight quarterly dividend increases and which, thanks in part to a dramatic transformation in the past year, is positioned to continue raising payouts for years to come. CLICK HERE.
With a full-fledged trade war with China looking increasingly likely, Goldman Sachs has identified an investment strategy that can still outperform in such an environment: buying stocks with pricing power. As the author of today’s article explains, “Companies that dominate their market niche are typically able to raise prices without losing many customers. This is pricing power” – and Goldman is recommending seven specific companies with pricing power to help ride out a prolonged trade war. For these seven stocks, CLICK HERE.
Tech stocks have been on a tear – and the three tech stocks highlighted in today’s article have been out front. Yet while each of these stocks has gained at least 35% (and up to 67%) this year, they are still trading below fair value estimates. Moreover, the author notes, “these stocks all boast wide economic moats and stable or positive moat trends; these aren’t flashes in the pan, but rather powerful competitors positioned to endure.” For these three tech stocks that have seen impressive run-ups this year – and still have more room to run – CLICK HERE.
“Today’s global investment environment is a game of musical chairs. Investors are up and marching along because the music is playing, hoping they’ll be able to grab a chair when the music stops (few will do so). Accordingly, I am investing as if the music might stop any second.” This is the stance of the author of today’s article, who believes that factors – including global debt, low interest rates, and China – are converging for the market to have a “hard landing”. So what stocks is his firm turning to in anticipation of this hard landing – and why? CLICK HERE?
Since getting out of the market too early can result in missing out on gains, how can we know when the next bear market will start? While there are many tools that indicate when a bear market starts after the market has already started to turn, the author of today’s article states that “Even though signals from some tools will come after the down turn is underway, these signals could still provide a profitable warning” – and proceeds to highlight some of these tools. For more, CLICK HERE.