In a further sign that marijuana has attained legitimacy on Wall Street, Merrill Lynch has initiated coverage on the sector in recent months – and analysts at the firm are particularly optimistic about the prospects of five cannabis companies, whose stocks they rate as Buy. For these five marijuana stocks – including what could be “an off-the-radar play for investors looking for a marijuana play with lower name recognition” – CLICK HERE.
How can the S&P 500 be underperforming the market when the S&P 500 is the market? Because, as the author of today’s article explains, the S&P 500 isn’t the market and, indeed, “the S&P 500, including dividends, has been underperforming the so-called Total Market Index for over 18½ years.” What are the three primary explanations as to how the total market manages to beat the benchmark – and what are some funds to consider for exposure to the total market (including what may be the best overall total market ETF)? CLICK HERE.
Of the 57 Dividend Aristocrats in the S&P 500 Index currently, today’s article singles out three for recommendation, “as they have the lowest level of dividend risk and high expected returns over the next five years.” For these three dividend stocks “offer[ing] the combination of a market-beating dividend yield, low stock valuation, and strong earnings growth potential” – including a recent addition to the S&P Dividend Aristocrats and a company whose high yield makes it unique among Dividend Aristocrats – CLICK HERE.
After a strong first half of 2019, the author of today’s article suggests that investors consider a particular strategy tweak for the second half of the year, a tweak that can be summarized in just four words: “Buy gold, sell bonds.” For the rationale behind this tweak – i.e. why gold is attractive again and why “A perfect way to fund a gold investment might be selling down your bond exposure” – CLICK HERE.
There’s currently nowhere near the number of retirement facility living units needed to meet the demand that will exist in the coming decades. As such, the author of today’s article declares that “Investing in the companies…that are trying to accomplish housing units for America’s aging population is going to be on the ground floor of the fastest value producing stock ownership trajectory since Amazon, Google, or any other company coattails to have been ridden in the history of the stock market.” For some top retirement facility stock picks to consider to play this trend, CLICK HERE.
Warren Buffett has called it “probably the single best measure of where valuations stand at any given moment” – and right now that measure (which the author of today’s article calls “The Buffett Yardstick”) is indicating that “investors are paying such a high price they are likely to receive essentially nothing in return over the coming decade, including dividends.” Moreover, while potential returns may be non-existent, potential risk may be at a historic high. Could this be “one of the worst risk-to-reward setups in history”? CLICK HERE.
There’s no question that being at the bottom of the personal finance hierarchy (i.e. having too little money) is hard – financially, emotionally and even physically. The author of today’s article, however, shines a light on a less-considered plight: the difficulties associated with being at the top of the personal finance hierarchy, or the “hidden costs associated with being wealthy”. He advocates striving for what he calls “The Goldilocks Zone of Personal Finance”. What is this zone – and why might the amount be less than you think? CLICK HERE.
“This big lie keeps many investors down. Belief in it is a tall hurdle to building wealth,” declares the author of today’s article, who further states that “Like many lies, people tell this one for one of two reasons. Some genuinely don’t know any better. Others are happy to spread it because it’s convenient for them.” What is this big lie (which has to do with risk and reward) that prevents many investors from making big profits – and what are some specific big-profit stocks that help expose this lie for what it is? CLICK HERE.