When it comes to exchange-traded funds to consider for the next year, today’s article highlights some ideas as identified by pros in the ETF industry, noting that “Two respondents think that after a strong run, investors might do better to look outside the U.S. for returns. One, perhaps not surprisingly, thinks his own fund is best positioned to grab investor interest in the value trade, now that there seems to be more runway in the business cycle. And another is wondering whether that will prompt investors to become less cautious.” For more, CLICK HERE.
Because the two expensive stocks highlighted in today’s article tend to only sell off when the broader market sells off, it is rare for investors to get an opportunity to pick them up at any sort of bargain price – but the author argues that that shouldn’t dissuade investors from them. For these two “Buy At Any Price” stocks, CLICK HERE.
Many articles and books have been written – and movies made – telling stories from the 2008 financial crisis – from those who lost everything to those who made a fortune. However, the author of today’s article states that “there’s an incredible story from 2008 that few people know.” He proceeds to tell that story — about how investors could have made a killing by buying one of the world’s biggest financial companies during the financial crisis — and highlights its lesson for investors about a type of stock that “can deliver huge returns during any kind of market.” CLICK HERE.
While none of the panelists who took part in the roundtable of investing experts highlighted in today’s article are concerned about a recession next year, they are advising that, after a “weirdo anomaly” year in which pretty much everything saw big gains, “investors will need to be pickier” in 2020. For where these investing pros see the greatest opportunities – and the greatest risks – in 2020, CLICK HERE.
With an ongoing trade war, slowing global growth, historically high stock valuations, and perhaps the most consequential U.S. presidential election in modern times (the outcome of which could have seismic implications for many sectors), the authors of today’s article acknowledge that, “Going into 2020…uncertainty abounds.” Against this backdrop, where will the best opportunities be for investors to make money? They highlight 27 promising stocks (and two ETFs) across a variety of sectors – including a few “bold bets”. For more, CLICK HERE.
“Investors should always regard the stock market as sailors regard the sea — a means to an end, usually benign, but potentially lethal.” The author of today’s article cites this quote in reminding that, while it may seem that we are in “a new era of endless investment prosperity” where there is little need to fear the bear, recessions are normal and are to be expected — and while bear markets can actually be a welcome development for younger investors, “older investors should take the prospect of a bear market seriously. Very seriously.” For his eight steps to prepare for the bear, CLICK HERE.
The constituents of this S&P 500-beating index, which tracks companies that possess wide economic moats and that are trading at the lowest current market price to fair value, “are a fertile hunting ground for investors looking for high-quality stocks trading at reasonable prices,” advises the author of today’s article. As the index in question is reconstituted regularly, she proceeds to delve into the 15 newest additions to its ranks – as well as the 15 names that were recently removed from the index. For more, CLICK HERE.
What’s one of the biggest misconceptions about dividend investing, what’s a better approach to take with dividend investing, and how can investors find reliable companies that will pay reliable and growing dividends? Today’s article puts these questions to three dividend investing pros who provide their answers and additional insights on dividend investing today. For more, 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.
“We view this as the backdrop for incredible investment opportunities…The current market environment is poised to generate some of the best returns in a quarter century.” This is the assertion of quantitative equity and multi-asset manager QMA in light of the current market situation in which expensive stocks with weak prospects have been outperforming attractively-priced, higher-quality stocks – a situation that the firm expects to reverse sharply, generating significant returns for investors holding value stocks. For more, CLICK HERE.