The Buy the Unloved investment strategy has investors invest equal sums in the three equity categories of the previous year that had the largest outflows, then sell the stakes after three years and repeat the process. And this contrarian strategy has performed well. Today’s article looks at how to carry out the traditional version of this strategy for 2019 (including some specific investments for doing so), as well as an updated version of the strategy. For more, CLICK HERE.
A trash stock, a baseball stock, a travel stock, an aerospace stock, some global bargains and some small-cap stocks are among the 48 specific investment recommendations for active stock pickers highlighted in today’s article – recommendations from a roundtable of 10 investors who shared their stock and bond picks “to prosper in a changing and tumultuous world.” For more, CLICK HERE.
Through the Vietnam War, the fall of the Soviet Union, the Dot-com bubble bursting, the Great Recession, and many other crises and calamities, just 26 companies in the U.S. have managed to increase their dividends consistently for at least 50 years – making them an elite group of dividend kings. Today’s article provides the list of dividend kings going into 2019 – including the most recent addition to the group – and identifies three companies which appear poised to join the list by the end of next year. For more, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to where to put their money in 2019, investors may not want to pursue an “America First” approach. At least that’s the position laid out by Morgan Stanley in its recent Global Strategy Outlook report for next year, with the investment bank preferring “stocks in emerging markets to those in the U.S. because it is predicting stable growth in those economies in 2019, versus a slowing expansion stateside.” For the emerging markets Morgan Stanley is most bullish on, which types of stocks it prefers within those markets, and why, despite its preference for EM stocks over U.S. stocks, it is not overly excited about equities overall, CLICK HERE.
“While the risk of dividend cuts is out there, there are ways to minimize the number of dividend cuts and also to reduce their impact on the overall dividend income,” advises the author of today’s article. He outlines several key metrics that strategic dividend growth investors may want to consider in that regard – and what he looks for in each metric based on his years of experience (and lessons learned from the sting of dividend cuts). For more, CLICK HERE.
While Warren Buffet’s favorite stock market indicator suggests that investors are in for some serious losses, “the market continues upwards with a short-sighted agenda and a complacent attitude,” argues the author of today’s article. More specifically, he argues that the health of the U.S. economy and stock prices are diverging – and that convergence will come in the form of stock prices falling. What does he outline as a good strategy to take advantage of the current complacency and risk taking in the market? CLICK HERE.
Low-priced stocks offer smaller investors the chance to not only make a tidy profit (as these stocks can provide the largest short-term gains), but also to acquire a higher share count than they would be able to of large and mega-cap stocks. As such, today’s article highlights five low-priced stocks (trading under $10) with significant upside potential that may appeal particularly to aggressive traders. For these five stocks – including one company the author notes “may be way under the radar, but it has one of the best products imaginable in terms of name recognition” – CLICK HERE.
While large-cap stocks may be more exposed to the effects of trade tensions than their small-cap counterparts, the author of today’s article notes there are signs that “investors are prepared to put trade war concerns aside temporarily and wade back into large-cap companies that are executing well.” In that regard, a Goldman Sachs strategist has compiled a list of large-cap companies that offer the most upside potential (up to 63%) – many of which are poised to benefit from lower tax rates. For more, CLICK HERE.
The popularity of exchange-traded funds has grown exponentially over the last several years – and while the author of today’s article acknowledges the many benefits that ETFs offer investors, she emphasizes that “investors have to understand that ETFs trade differently and that ETF execution is an imperative part of investing that should not be minimized.” As such, she proceeds to outline some do’s and don’ts when it comes to trading ETFs – including one “do” that she emphasizes “cannot be said enough”. For more, CLICK HERE.
One forecast has business value derived from artificial intelligence hitting $3.9 trillion by 2022, reflecting an annualized growth rate of 40%. For investors looking to capitalize on the AI trend, however, there may be better picks than the stocks they tend to gravitate to for this purpose (the FAANG stocks). The portfolio manager cited in today’s article advocates looking to software companies that have “tremendous expertise in their specific industry, understand their customers’ businesses, and provide highly tailored solutions.” For three such stocks he is highlighting, CLICK HERE.