“Even as the stock market hits new highs, there’s discernible negativity toward the technology sector,” notes the author of today’s article. But is this negativity misplaced? He proceeds to outline how much of the negativity surrounding the tech sector currently is based on “false fears”, making the space an attractive buy. Additionally, a number of experts with strong track records in the tech sector name their favorite picks at the moment, including what one top-performing portfolio manager declares “is the best place in tech to be invested.” For more, CLICK HERE.
The S&P 500 could soon hit a new high – and keep on going from there, according to company analysts who see the benchmark gaining 7% over the next year. Which stocks do company analysts see leading the S&P’s march higher (including a biopharmaceutical stock that could double over the next 12 months) – and which stocks might be poised to suffer the biggest losses over the same period? 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.
“Whether your focus is big companies or small, domestic corporations or international ones, there are ETFs where income-oriented investors can find investments that pay more than the average S&P 500 index component,” notes the author of today’s article – who proceeds to highlight nine income-focused ETFs which, while focusing on different categories of stocks (e.g. large-cap, preferred, low-volatility) and employing different strategies (e.g. current dividend yield vs. dividend growth) offer above-average dividends. For more, CLICK HERE.
There’s a disconnect going on when it comes to global shipping companies: While there has been a significant increase in shipping activity, share prices of shipping companies have fallen. This presents an opportunity, with one Jefferies analyst forecasting that “every shipping sector under coverage is poised for year-over-year spot strengthening in 2019 and 2020 although he would focus on LNG carrier, crude tanker, and refined products tanker markets…” Given this, today’s article highlights five top shipping picks – all trading under $10 – to consider. For more, CLICK HERE.
It’s that time of year when many firms issue their top stock picks and favorite sectors for the year ahead – and Credit Suisse (which has the most bullish outlook for the S&P 500 next year amongst its peers) has added 11 companies to its Top Picks list, all of which are covered with Outperform ratings. For these 11 stocks – including three airlines – that are among the investment bank’s research team’s best ideas for next year, CLICK HERE.
“Whether we are talking about socks or stocks, it is better to buy them on sale,” declares the author of today’s article, who describes himself as “a long-term buy and hold investor in the accumulation phase.” He proceeds to outline a four-step process to screen the list of dividend champions for potential bargains worthy of further research – and identifies the 26 dividend champions that currently pass this screen. For more, CLICK HERE.
Only a quarter of the stocks in the S&P 500 Index can currently be bought for less than $50 – and the author of today’s article notes that some of those stocks “offer outstanding value to bargain-minded investors on a budget.” When it comes to identifying the best stocks under $50 for 2019, he outlines several factors to consider (including three key traits those stocks would possess) – and then highlights three of his top picks in that regard. For more, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to reliable income, the author of today’s article notes that “utilities have provided that for decades” – and he proceeds to highlight a group of ten utility closed-end funds (CEFs) that offer more generous payouts than the Utilities SPDR ETF. Moreover, all but one of these CEFs “have impressive long-term annualized returns of over 6%, with 4 delivering double-digit returns over the long haul”, and all but two are currently available at a discount to their net asset value. For these ten utility CEFs, CLICK HERE.
The sentiment currently surrounding gold – the price of which has fallen 6% this year – can be described as “maximum pessimism,” notes the author of today’s article – and that may mean the timing is perfect for contrarian investors. The author proceeds to outline a number of reasons to own gold now and highlights his preferred vehicle for doing so – a fund that allows shareholders to convert their shares into physical gold at any time. CLICK HERE.