The yield curve was the focus of much attention – and the source of much concern – when it inverted last month. After all, an inversion of the yield curve has preceded every recession over the past 50 years. However, while the yield curve inverting may be a worrying economic sign, the author of today’s article notes that, while a recession is coming, history indicates it’s not coming tomorrow. Moreover, he asserts that “The recent yield curve inversion is a positive sign for stocks, at least for now.” Why? CLICK HERE.
“Even as the stock market hits new highs, there’s discernible negativity toward the technology sector,” notes the author of today’s article. But is this negativity misplaced? He proceeds to outline how much of the negativity surrounding the tech sector currently is based on “false fears”, making the space an attractive buy. Additionally, a number of experts with strong track records in the tech sector name their favorite picks at the moment, including what one top-performing portfolio manager declares “is the best place in tech to be invested.” For more, CLICK HERE.
A recreational boat dealer, a small bank, and a manufacturer of tow trucks and car carriers with “no following on Wall Street whatsoever” are among the five stocks highlighted in today’s article as possible “undiscovered gems”. More specifically, each of these five picks is from the realm of small stocks (with the author noting that “Your odds of finding an undiscovered gem are higher” in this space) and the recipient of scant analyst coverage. For more, CLICK HERE.
How can you buy stock directly and bypass using a broker (and paying said broker commission)? With dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) – which are being offered by an ever-increasing number of companies. Today’s article highlights “an excellent source of information for those who want to know how to buy stock directly and which companies offer this opportunity” and examines what to be careful of when buying stock directly, who should (and should not) buy stock directly, and more. CLICK HERE.
As marijuana investing becomes increasingly mainstream, Wall Street analysts are increasingly initiating coverage of cannabis stocks. Among the most recent additions, Bank of America has initiated coverage of four cannabis stocks – three of which the firm is bullish on. For more – including Bank of America’s top cannabis stock pick and which of the four pot stocks it is not recommending – CLICK HERE.
Tilray, Canopy Growth, Cronos Group and Aurora Cannabis are among the most well-known names among investors in the cannabis space. However, the author of today’s article argues that while “Overall, the longer-term future of the [cannabis] industry actually appears positive as the inevitable consolidations and acquisitions shake-out the weaker players and help build much larger, stronger cannabis companies…that does not mean now is necessarily a good time to buy those stocks.” For his fundamental and technical analysis of these four pot stocks, CLICK HERE.
When seeking to profit from trading penny stocks, the author of today’s article explains how “low can be the way to go”. More specifically, he’s talking about low float stocks, which “tend to offer lots of volatility which means that they can spike in big ways that can potentially net you profits.” What exactly are low float stocks, what are the potential risks and rewards of trading them, and what are some key indicators traders can benefit from when getting started with them? CLICK HERE.
“The biggest mistake dividend investors make is confusing a high-yield stock for a growing-yield stock,” advises a chief investment officer cited in today’s article. In order to separate out strong dividend growth stock picks from “accidental high-yielders”, the author screened for stocks sporting higher yields than the S&P 500 and with better forecasted dividend growth. For six dividend stocks that met these criteria, CLICK HERE.
The S&P 500 could soon hit a new high – and keep on going from there, according to company analysts who see the benchmark gaining 7% over the next year. Which stocks do company analysts see leading the S&P’s march higher (including a biopharmaceutical stock that could double over the next 12 months) – and which stocks might be poised to suffer the biggest losses over the same period? CLICK HERE.
When it comes to pricing shares for an initial public offering, the author of today’s article notes that they need to be priced “high enough that initial investors can get out at a reasonable profit. And so that the company can raise capital from the stock sales to fund its needs for a while. But they also need to be priced low enough to move higher, to create market confidence. If they fall, it’s considered a ‘failed IPO’.” By this measure, then, it would appear that the recent Lyft IPO was a failed IPO – and that could mean that now is a good time to buy. For more, CLICK HERE.