A boom in the building of super-tall residential and commercial towers is underway – and it may signal the end of the bull market. At least that’s the thinking underlying the so-called “skyscraper indicator”, which today’s article explains is based on the fact that “In the past, the completion of record-high skyscrapers has been the proverbial bell that rings at the top of the market” as the same “peak hubris” infecting investors also infects real-estate developers. For more, CLICK HERE.
The bad news? Several indicators are pointing to September being a rough month for stock returns. The good news? There is reason for optimism when it comes to October. Both these forecasts come from James Paulsen, chief investment strategist at the Leuthold Group, who is advising against moving to defensive sectors just yet and is instead recommending “new-era” growth stocks that should continue to lead the market as long as the bull market lasts. For one specific way to play this theme, CLICK HERE.
Erik Finman, who started buying bitcoin at the age of 12 and became a bitcoin millionaire during the most well-known cryptocurrency’s astonishing run-up, is now calling its demise, stating bluntly that “Bitcoin is dead…It may have a bull market or two left in it, but long-term, it’s dead.” For the young bitcoin superstar’s rationale for this assessment, another cryptocurrency he declares is on its way out – and which cryptocurrencies he believes have the best chance at success going forward, 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?
The current bull market recently became the longest ever – and currently sits near an all-time high. Against this backdrop, what investment approaches make sense now? Today’s article outlines a number of stock-buying strategies to consider now (such as buying the next generation of tech stock stars, buying stocks that aren’t owned by index funds, and buying “anti-bubble” stocks) and highlights some specific stocks to consider for each strategy. For more, CLICK HERE.
There’s always a bull market somewhere – so where’s that somewhere right now (besides the U.S.)? The author of today’s article notes that “One way to spot the bull market that is tradable is with technical analysis, the use of charts and indicators.” He proceeds to outline one way to use technicals to identify a bull (or bear) market – and what this method indicates about the possible location of the current bull market. For more, CLICK HERE.
The top 10 best performing stocks of this bull market have all seen cumulative total returns of at least 10,000% (with the best performing stock seeing a cumulative total return of 39,000%!) – and you have probably never heard of many (or even most) of them. Instead, today’s article notes, “the best performers over the nine-plus years of this bull market have generally been smaller, more obscure companies — in many cases, downright boring ones.” What are these stocks whose growth has been off the charts, even as they have been off most investors’ radars? CLICK HERE.
While Yin Luo of Wolfe Research “doesn’t think that robots will replace money managers soon…he does think that machine learning can give investors an edge” – and in today’s article, an interview with Luo, he shares what his models indicate about the state of the bull market (and the chances of a recession), the risk posed by a trade war, which parts of the market are attractive (and which aren’t), some specific contrarian stock calls, and more. CLICK HERE.
One oil analyst sees everything coming together for the “most bullish summer for crude in several years” – and exchange-traded funds that track oil stocks stand to gain should the price of crude continue to rise. The task for investors now, as the author of today’s article notes, is picking the right plays from among the 65 energy ETFs out there. What are some specific funds to consider – and what may be the biggest risk to oil prices? CLICK HERE.
In today’s article, the author highlights a speculative gold-silver play that could be particularly attractive. Why? He believes that it has the potential to surge on positive drill results – just as it did this past January. He further assesses that “downside is likely to be limited from here on, while upside is relatively unlimited, and will be improved if gold and silver move into a bull market in due course, as is expected.” For the company in question – and the author’s thoughts on when a move higher could come – CLICK HERE.