When stocks fell in the final months of last year, water stocks bucked the trend – and water stocks have crushed the S&P 500 over the last six months. As the author of today’s article explains, “Stock market volatility is part of the reason water stocks are doing so well right now…When stock market risk rises, investors flock to safe and reliable stocks. And water stocks fit that bill.” For more on how water stocks can “buoy your portfolio” – including what the author highlights as the best ways to invest in water right now – CLICK HERE.
The $4 stock highlighted in today’s article – the stock of a company that was once a blue-chip staple in postage and shipping services but which has since been plagued by problems – “has been in a long and brutal decline since the 1999 peak”, notes the author. But the company in question may be in the very early stages of a turnaround thanks to a new opening – which is why the author just bought calls in the stock. For more, CLICK HERE.
“With active managers outperforming passive managers for the first time in years, many investors are looking for solid stock ideas for the rest of this year and into 2020”, notes the author of today’s article, who identifies the software space as one place for growth investors to look. More specifically, the author recommends looking at the space’s large-cap leaders, citing one analyst who “favors the large cap names which combine strong fundamentals and multiple support and a preference for applications where there is less chance of being disrupted by Amazon.” For four such software stocks to consider. For more, CLICK HERE.
How have the various sectors in the S&P 500 performed this year and over the last ten years – and what insights can be gained from analyzing their respective annual returns? Today’s article presents each sector’s annual returns over the last ten years in the form of a “sector quilt”, and the author outlines some key observations on the contents of that quilt – including the sector that is the “surprising best performer” going back to 2009. For more, CLICK HERE.
Growth, value, momentum and income: each of the ten stocks on the list presented in today’s article seems to possess all the attributes an investor could want, all wrapped up in a single stock. As a result, the author declares that “this stock list is as close to perfection as you can get.” For the ten stocks on this list – a mix of well-known firms and hidden gems – CLICK HERE.
You’ve identified and bought a stock that you believe is undervalued. Now, the critical question becomes how long do you wait for that undervalued stock to recover to fair value and reward you? Noting that “the unfortunate truth is that the required timeframe often can or will try the investor’s patience beyond what they can tolerate”, the author of today’s article attempts to establish some expectations – and offers several examples illustrating how undervalued stocks can still reward investors even before recovering to fair value. For more, CLICK HERE.
“A surgeon needs a variety of instruments. Investors should use a variety of tools, too,” advises the author of today’s article, who proceeds to highlight a handful of stocks that appear attractive right now based on a tool that he believes individual investors underutilize: the price/cash flow ratio. “Cash flow,” he notes, “attempts to measure the actual money coursing through the arteries and veins of a business.” For these five stocks that may be worth considering based on price to cash flow, CLICK HERE.
“We are in a panic,” declares the author of today’s article, who points to past instances where, as has been the case lately, both treasuries and gold (which tend to be negatively correlated) went up at the same time as evidence. Moreover, he notes that “Each previous panic was dealt with by governments and—more importantly —central banks, including the Chinese central bank, ganging up to stop the rout. However, given the current chill in relations between Washington and Beijing over trade and technology, it is hard to believe that the latest episode will be halted thanks to a cozy cooperation deal between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.” So what’s an investor to do? For the author’s advice, CLICK HERE.
If you’re holding cash – or considering moving to cash – today’s article highlights an exchange-traded fund to consider as an alternative, with the author advising that “What investors are getting with [this ETF] is an exceptionally low level of risk with a relatively attractive yield with monthly income.” For more on the ETF in question – including the two distinct roles the author sees it playing within a diversified portfolio – CLICK HERE.
“I don’t want to be that finger-wagging personal finance person who lectures people on how to spend their money. But I can’t help but wonder how many people are over-extending themselves to buy a nice car in lieu of saving for retirement or college for their children or a house down payment or anything else that’s probably more important than the new car smell,” states the author of today’s article in regards to what he sees as a potential “killer to your finances”: car loan debt. Fortunately, he offers up some strategies to consider to mitigate vehicle damage to your budget. For more, CLICK HERE.