“The two stocks that contributed the most to 2019’s total stock-market returns also hold that position for the entire decade,” notes the author of today’s article, who further notes that “The two companies didn’t just dominate. They actually intensified their hold over the past decade”. For these two stocks – as well as the other top contributors to stock-market returns since 2009 – CLICK HERE.
With hedge funds having recently disclosed, via their 13-F filings, what stocks they bought and sold in the third quarter, Goldman Sachs has compiled its newest “Hedge Fund VIP list”, which today’s article explains “contains the stocks that appear most often in the top-10 holdings of fundamentally driven hedge funds.” For the 10 stocks that have been seeing the most love from hedge funds in recent months, CLICK HERE.
Depending on the moment, stocks are trading near or at record levels – and in today’s article, two traders share where they see pockets of opportunity in a market that may otherwise be calling for caution. As one of those traders explains, “I’m still worried that there could be something more broadly that just encourages a near-term correction, so I’m hesitant to chase things, but when I look at the charts, there are some names out there or some sectors out there that say they’re going higher.” 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.
While the Dow recently hit a record high, today’s article notes that “eleven Dow stocks, or more than a third of its components, are still in a correction or worse – those include Cisco, 3M, Pfizer, Exxon Mobil, Boeing and UnitedHealth among others” – and a pair of traders are highlighting one of those stocks as “the best way to play catch-up” to the Dow’s rally. For this stock – as well as a different Dow “catch-up” play preferred by another trader – CLICK HERE.
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.