“What a difference a decade can make. In 2010, batteries powered our phones and computers. By the end of the decade, they are starting to power our cars and houses too,” notes the author of today’s article. Now, in this new decade, developments in energy storage will be most important, with the energy storage market estimated to grow to as much as $426 billion over the next 10 years. For a number of investment opportunities the coming “battery decade” presents, CLICK HERE.
What lessons can long-term investors learn from the results of a four-month stock-picking contest that used imaginary money – and in which two of the best picks were buying stock in an “ugly shoe company” and selling short the stock of a “fake meat producer”? Based on today’s article, quite a few, with the author stating that this contest – carried out by the Wall Street Journal – “has some salient and timeless lessons for investors. Not about stock picking, but rather, how to view your portfolio.” For more, CLICK HERE.
The “consensus” call is for the U.S. to experience a normal winter – but at least one “out-of-consensus” weather expert is calling for a much more severe winter with very heavy snow and very cold temperatures. When it comes to how to play a colder-than-expected winter, the author of today’s article “favor[s] natural gas plays over apparel and snow plows because they’re more disliked, and they face solid long-term catalysts beyond the cold winter surprise.” For these long-term catalysts and a number of U.S. natural gas plays the author finds particularly interesting, CLICK HERE.
The U.S. and China have reached a limited trade deal that will see the Trump Administration suspend a tariff hike on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports and China buy $40 billion to $50 billion in U.S. farm products. With this de-escalation in the protracted trade war, as well as other recent developments such as aggressive pro-stimulus measures announced by various central banks, is it safe for investors to add risk back into their portfolios? For more, CLICK HERE.
“As always, the latest report can confirm or change opinions about a stock,” notes the author of today’s article. So what does the latest report from Starbucks indicate about the attractiveness of its stock for investors? The author takes a detailed look at the contents of the report and how analysts’ response to it could drive the next price move for Starbucks stock – a price move that investors may want to buy into. For more – including how investors may want to go about establishing a position – CLICK HERE.
In today’s article the author outlines three (more) simple switches investors can make in order to ensure their brokerage accounts are positioned for maximum profits. The first switch involves paying attention to your investment-related fees (all of them!), the second switch involves enabling a tool that the author acknowledges “many investors are scared of”, and the third switch involves using “the most powerful tool in all of investing” to your advantage. To read more about these three switches, CLICK HERE.
“For the vast majority of Americans, investments fall into broadly three categories: stocks, bonds and real estate… Basically, that’s it. But it doesn’t have to be. For those willing to put in some effort to get educated…the fine art market provides opportunities to add some return, while reducing overall risk in a portfolio.” Today’s article examines the potential opportunities – and risks – associated with investing in fine art. What sorts of returns can the art market provide? How can art reduce the overall volatility of a portfolio? What specific risks and additional costs come with this type of investing? CLICK HERE to read more.