Unlike other industries (including oil and gas), there has been little innovation in the mining industry in recent decades, with one group of analysts observing that “miners from 50 years ago would find little has changed if they entered today’s mines….” One company, however, is looking to reverse this trend, a firm the author of today’s article describes as “a first-of-its-kind quant shop that aims to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to revolutionize the mineral exploration business.” For more on this company, which also uses AI to screen for the best investment opportunities among exploration companies, CLICK HERE.
“Real estate investment trusts… are usually considered income investments, so some investors panic and sell them when interest rates are rising,” notes the author of today’s article. But now that the Fed seems to have adopted a more dovish stance towards interest rate hikes that concern would seem to have been put to rest for now, and REITs – which outperformed the S&P 500 last year, have continued to outperform so far this year, and which perform well compared to the broader market over the long term – may have increased appeal. For all 32 REITs in the S&P 500 – nine of which sport yields over 4% – CLICK HERE.
Based on one historical template, the trend for gold stocks is “table-pounding bullish”, notes today’s article. That historical template? The recovery from a “mega bear market”, which the author describes this way: “Following the bear market low, a sharp rally begins that lasts only six to twelve months. Then the market endures a significant correction that lasts a minimum of 18 months and ends with a breakdown to new lows (which ends up being a false move). Then the major wave higher begins.” What are some past examples of this template playing out – and what does it indicate about gold stocks in the near-term? CLICK HERE.
An above-average gold-to-silver ratio has historically been a positive indicator for silver prices – and with the gold-to-silver ratio currently flirting with levels it has not touched in nearly 20 years, silver might be a smart investment right now. But what might be the best way to invest in silver? Silver bullion? Silver stocks? Today’s article makes the case as to why silver ETFs are the “best and easiest possible way to get a piece of the [silver] action” – and highlights some top silver ETFs to consider. For more, CLICK HERE.
“Some will make millions in marijuana stocks, but many more will lose their shirts,” states the author of today’s article, which focuses on the recent run-up in marijuana stocks and how those already invested in marijuana stocks (and those thinking about becoming invested in marijuana stocks) may want to approach it. What does the author identify as the real reason behind the run-up, what do money flows from the “smart money” indicate, and what might various types of pot stock investors – and prospective pot stock investors – want to do now? CLICK HERE.
If you were sent back in time 40 years and had the option of either investing $100 in the S&P 500 every month for the next 40 years (dollar cost averaging) or saving $100 each month and, having the ability to know when the market was at an absolute bottom between two all-time highs, only invested when the S&P 500 was in a dip (buying the dip), which approach would you be better off choosing? The prevailing wisdom is that buying the dip is superior – but, according to a recent study, that prevailing wisdom is wrong. For more, CLICK HERE.
Low-priced stocks offer investors – especially more aggressive traders – the opportunity to not only make a decent profit in the event of even relatively small price moves, but also to buy more shares than they would be able to of large-cap stocks. Today’s article highlights five stocks trading under $10 that the authors believe “While more suited for aggressive accounts… could prove exciting additions to portfolios looking for solid alpha potential.” For these five stocks – including a company that “could be poised for big gains as liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporting continues to ramp higher”, CLICK HERE.
“As always, the latest report can confirm or change opinions about a stock,” notes the author of today’s article. So what does the latest report from Starbucks indicate about the attractiveness of its stock for investors? The author takes a detailed look at the contents of the report and how analysts’ response to it could drive the next price move for Starbucks stock – a price move that investors may want to buy into. For more – including how investors may want to go about establishing a position – CLICK HERE.
After its worst December since 1931, the S&P just posted its best January performance since 1987. The question now is whether there is more upside ahead (and thus now is a time to buy) or whether there is trouble ahead. One technical analyst in the “trouble ahead” camp is pointing to two specific developments that may be warning signs for stocks – one development related to small-cap stocks and one related to gold which he states “could be an isolated event, [or] could mean something more.” For more, CLICK HERE.
“Whether your focus is big companies or small, domestic corporations or international ones, there are ETFs where income-oriented investors can find investments that pay more than the average S&P 500 index component,” notes the author of today’s article – who proceeds to highlight nine income-focused ETFs which, while focusing on different categories of stocks (e.g. large-cap, preferred, low-volatility) and employing different strategies (e.g. current dividend yield vs. dividend growth) offer above-average dividends. For more, CLICK HERE.