What insights emerged when a roundtable of investing pros was convened to discuss the state of the economy and the stock market heading into 2019? Today’s article highlights some of them – spanning topics from stock valuations, the IPO market, the importance of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, China, technological disruption – and where the greatest risks and the greatest opportunities may lie in 2019. For more – including some specific stock recommendations – CLICK HERE.
Only a quarter of the stocks in the S&P 500 Index can currently be bought for less than $50 – and the author of today’s article notes that some of those stocks “offer outstanding value to bargain-minded investors on a budget.” When it comes to identifying the best stocks under $50 for 2019, he outlines several factors to consider (including three key traits those stocks would possess) – and then highlights three of his top picks in that regard. For more, CLICK HERE.
After six straight months of price declines through September, is gold starting to glisten again? The author of today’s article lays out why he is positive about the prospects for both gold and gold-mining equities, stating “we believe there are some interesting potential catalysts for gold in the current market environment. And in an environment of rising prices, we see significant opportunity in companies that mine gold.” For more, CLICK HERE.
If you’re not familiar with the reverse wealth effect you might want to become familiar with it, as it may be a pivotal factor in driving down stock and real estate prices going forward. For more on the reverse wealth effect, how bad it could get this time around – and what investors with both short-term and long-term investment horizons can do to protect themselves from this phenomenon – CLICK HERE.
Activist hedge fund ADW Capital has recently taken up a position in a micro-cap that it believes the market is significantly underpricing and which, thanks to its organic growth prospects and underrated CEO, the fund’s team believes “is in the early innings of creating monumental shareholder value.” For the micro-cap in question, which ADW believes could see a more than 30x increase in its price, CLICK HERE.
With oil trading at 2018 lows, but the potential for a rally next year due to numerous reasons, what are investors who are looking to stay in (or get in) the energy sector to do? The author of today’s article advises that “For safety sake, it makes sense to stick with the mega-cap integrated giants” – and he proceeds to highlight four to consider right now. For these four stocks, CLICK HERE.
When the stock market is viewed as a singular entity, rather than as a market made up of individual stocks, babies (quality stocks) can get thrown out with the bathwater (selling action) during periods of volatility – and this provides an opportunity for value investors. Today’s article highlights four such value prospects – stocks that the author notes had “fine earnings reports but sold off anyway. These companies are all trading at a significant discount to their long-term averages with forward-looking growth expectations in-line with historical performance, signaling an irrational gap in pricing.” For these four stocks, CLICK HERE.
“While the risk of dividend cuts is out there, there are ways to minimize the number of dividend cuts and also to reduce their impact on the overall dividend income,” advises the author of today’s article. He outlines several key metrics that strategic dividend growth investors may want to consider in that regard – and what he looks for in each metric based on his years of experience (and lessons learned from the sting of dividend cuts). For more, CLICK HERE.
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 stocks trading under $10 that possess solid upside potential based on price targets from Goldman Sachs. For these five stocks – which may be especially appealing to more aggressive traders – CLICK HERE.
When it comes to reliable income, the author of today’s article notes that “utilities have provided that for decades” – and he proceeds to highlight a group of ten utility closed-end funds (CEFs) that offer more generous payouts than the Utilities SPDR ETF. Moreover, all but one of these CEFs “have impressive long-term annualized returns of over 6%, with 4 delivering double-digit returns over the long haul”, and all but two are currently available at a discount to their net asset value. For these ten utility CEFs, CLICK HERE.