Each member of the popular and closely-watched FAANG stocks, as well as Microsoft, reported their most recent quarterly earnings in October – and the gains that followed some solid earnings figures helped propel the S&P 500 to an all-time high. For how each of the FAANG stocks (and Microsoft) performed in quarterly earnings, as well as how much each stock has gained so far this year, CLICK HERE.
With September historically being a weak month for tech stocks (and the market in general), how might one go about trading the FAANG stocks this month and into October? Today’s article examines the price cycles of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google – and what they indicate about how to trade these stocks in the coming weeks. What do the charts have to say about what to buy, what to sell – and when? CLICK HERE.
While many do not view miners favorably as investments, the author of today’s article notes that “there is a segment within the mining sector, particularly the gold sector that many investors miss…” That segment? Royalty and streaming. The author proceeds to highlight how the three largest royalty and streaming companies in mining – the “Three Gold Kings” – beat every S&P 500 company, the big investment banks, and the FAANGs – and how depressed gold prices are golden for these companies. CLICK HERE.
One forecast has business value derived from artificial intelligence hitting $3.9 trillion by 2022, reflecting an annualized growth rate of 40%. For investors looking to capitalize on the AI trend, however, there may be better picks than the stocks they tend to gravitate to for this purpose (the FAANG stocks). The portfolio manager cited in today’s article advocates looking to software companies that have “tremendous expertise in their specific industry, understand their customers’ businesses, and provide highly tailored solutions.” For three such stocks he is highlighting, CLICK HERE.
Tech stocks have been on a tear this year, but individual tech stocks – especially the high-flying FAANG stocks – might seem like risky investments right now. As such, today’s article highlights five exchange-traded funds that “offer investors a way to tactically play the tech sector with diversification and lower risk.” To read about these five tech ETFs – including an Internet-focused fund, a biotech play and a cybersecurity pick – CLICK HERE.