When it comes to having some portfolio insurance against the next financial upheaval (whatever or whenever that may be), precious metals can fill this need like nothing else. With both gold and silver currently available at bargain prices, which may be the smarter buy right now? While the author of today’s article recommends holding a small amount of both metals, he is advocating strongly for one in particular. For more – including an important lesson for precious metals investors from the financial downfall of the once richest man in the world – CLICK HERE.
Among the hot IPOs expected this year are the two biggest ride share companies in the country: Uber and Lyft. While Lyft is targeting an IPO valuation of $20 billion to $25 billion, Uber could be worth more than $120 billion. What are investors to make of these two IPOs, which will undoubtedly generate much hype? For some possible clues as to how these IPOs might perform, the author of today’s article looks at how the 157 IPOs that have taken place in the past 12 months have delivered (or failed to deliver) for investors. For more, CLICK HERE.
The author of today’s article sees this current period as the early innings of the “end of the oil age” and advises that, “For those who want to own oil stocks, there are certain oil stocks that could give total returns approaching doubles and triples in the next several years.” After outlining a number of key points regarding oil for investors to be aware of now and going forward, he highlights his “dirty dozen” favorite oil stocks for 2019 – eight oil producers in the Permian Basin and four oil plays in other regions. For more, CLICK HERE.
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.
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.
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.
“Very few people have gotten rich on their seventh best idea, but a lot of people have gotten rich with their best idea,” Warren Buffett is quoted as having said – and today’s article looks at what two big-name money managers appear to consider among their best investment ideas, based on the fact that they have substantial portions of their portfolios tied up in these single stocks. For these two potential “best idea” investments – a health care stock and a memory chip maker stock – CLICK HERE.
The Buy the Unloved investment strategy has investors invest equal sums in the three equity categories of the previous year that had the largest outflows, then sell the stakes after three years and repeat the process. And this contrarian strategy has performed well. Today’s article looks at how to carry out the traditional version of this strategy for 2019 (including some specific investments for doing so), as well as an updated version of the strategy. For more, CLICK HERE.
For dividend investors looking to achieve financial independence, the author of today’s article notes that the key is reaching the dividend crossover point – “The magic point…where the dividend income exceeds the expenses of the dividend investor”. Reaching the dividend crossover point isn’t easy, however, and the author identifies the key ingredients to doing so, as well as some rules to follow “in order to create s sustainable dividend producing machine, which would produce dependable income for decades.” For more, CLICK HERE.