When predicting where the stock market will go, the author of today’s article acknowledges that “It’s easy to see what’s happening now, compare that with what has happened recently, decide you see a trend and conclude that the trend will continue.” He further notes, however, that “When you do that, you’re sometimes correct. And you’re sometimes wrong. Oh, so very wrong.” He proceeds to outline several examples illustrating why investors should expect the unexpected – and what he sees as the best method for investing in the face of the unknown. For more, CLICK HERE.
Some analysts are predicting a shortfall in the supply of copper relative to global demand come 2021, and, given the critical role copper plays in the trend towards mass electrification, the author of today’s article states that “We could be looking at another commodities super-cycle, with the red metal leading the way.” For more on the opportunity this presents (including what the author singles out as his favorite play for exposure to copper), as well as the author’s insights on several current issues related to gold (including whether bitcoin will come to replace gold in people’s portfolios and the potential for attaining “peak gold”), CLICK HERE.
A recreational boat dealer, a small bank, and a manufacturer of tow trucks and car carriers with “no following on Wall Street whatsoever” are among the five stocks highlighted in today’s article as possible “undiscovered gems”. More specifically, each of these five picks is from the realm of small stocks (with the author noting that “Your odds of finding an undiscovered gem are higher” in this space) and the recipient of scant analyst coverage. For more, CLICK HERE.
How can you buy stock directly and bypass using a broker (and paying said broker commission)? With dividend reinvestment plans (DRIPs) – which are being offered by an ever-increasing number of companies. Today’s article highlights “an excellent source of information for those who want to know how to buy stock directly and which companies offer this opportunity” and examines what to be careful of when buying stock directly, who should (and should not) buy stock directly, and more. CLICK HERE.
In regards to his “ultimate” portfolio for long-term growth, the author of today’s article asserts that “The result is a low-cost equity portfolio with massive diversification that will take advantage of market opportunities wherever they are, and at about the same risk as that of the S&P 500.” The portfolio in question uses the S&P 500 index as the base ingredient and then adds nine other carefully selected domestic and international asset classes. For more on this portfolio, CLICK HERE.
“Real estate investment trusts… are usually considered income investments, so some investors panic and sell them when interest rates are rising,” notes the author of today’s article. But now that the Fed seems to have adopted a more dovish stance towards interest rate hikes that concern would seem to have been put to rest for now, and REITs – which outperformed the S&P 500 last year, have continued to outperform so far this year, and which perform well compared to the broader market over the long term – may have increased appeal. For all 32 REITs in the S&P 500 – nine of which sport yields over 4% – 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.
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.
When 2019 comes to a close, what will have been the biggest developments that impacted marijuana stocks – and which pot stocks will have benefitted the most from those developments? In today’s article, the author provides his answers to those questions – identifying what he believes will be the three critical developments for marijuana stocks to watch this year and the specific stocks that are positioned to be the most likely winners from those developments. For more, CLICK HERE.
Erik Finman, who started buying bitcoin at the age of 12 and became a bitcoin millionaire during the most well-known cryptocurrency’s astonishing run-up, is now calling its demise, stating bluntly that “Bitcoin is dead…It may have a bull market or two left in it, but long-term, it’s dead.” For the young bitcoin superstar’s rationale for this assessment, another cryptocurrency he declares is on its way out – and which cryptocurrencies he believes have the best chance at success going forward, CLICK HERE.