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.
The company behind WeWork is expected to go public later this year, possibly as soon as the next few weeks, and, as the author of today’s article observes, “Investors predict it will change the world as we know it—or be a money-losing disaster—seemingly with little middle ground. And it indeed has the perfect ingredients for debate: A sky-high valuation, a lack of profits, impressive growth, and an unconventional, effusive founder.” So what’s the most bullish case for WeWork – and the most bearish case? CLICK HERE.
What lies ahead for the financial markets in the coming months given the ongoing trade war and the inverted yield curve? Will Europe and Japan’s troubles make their way to the U.S.? What would happen if the Fed were to introduce negative interest rates in the U.S. during the next recession? What are investors to do with their money in this challenging market environment, and where are the potential opportunities? In today’s article, renowned market strategist Jim Bianco provides his answers to these questions and more. For more, CLICK HERE.
With growth in short supply, the author of today’s article focuses in on “a group of companies that [he] think[s] will benefit in the future as more investors look beyond large caps to find growth in other sectors.” More specifically, he screened for stocks priced under $10 with expected earnings growth of 20%+ over the next 3-5 years, and which are “already experiencing some momentum that is usually a catalyst for more gains ahead.” For the six stocks that passed this screen, CLICK HERE.
With U.S. firms expected to struggle when it comes to expanding earnings in the coming quarters, Goldman Sachs’ chief equity analyst is recommending that investors focus on companies with higher expected return-on-equity (ROE) growth, noting that “Firms with the fastest expected ROE have outperformed year-to-date as the pace of economic growth has slowed.” Which companies have the highest expected ROE growth, according to Goldman’s analysis? CLICK HERE.
With the bull market in its 10th year, the stock market challenging all-time highs, and assorted economic and political concerns, investors may be considering rotating out of growth stocks and into value stocks – but the author of today’s article advises “value investors had better be very cautious about what sort of ‘value’ they are looking for”, noting that “they often ignore or overlook the signs that a value trap is just about to eat into their assets.” He proceeds to outline “11 specific areas that investors need to consider when it comes to value investing now that the stock market has again challenged new all-time highs.” For more, CLICK HERE.
After a strong first half of 2019, the author of today’s article suggests that investors consider a particular strategy tweak for the second half of the year, a tweak that can be summarized in just four words: “Buy gold, sell bonds.” For the rationale behind this tweak – i.e. why gold is attractive again and why “A perfect way to fund a gold investment might be selling down your bond exposure” – CLICK HERE.
The author of today’s article calls them “a fertile hunting ground for investors looking for high-quality stocks trading at reasonable prices”: an index of stocks with wide economic moats and trading at the lowest current market price to fair value, or “the least-expensive, high-quality stocks”. For the newest additions to this index, the stocks recently dropped from the index, and the 10 cheapest stocks in the index currently, CLICK HERE.
A railroad operator, a Canadian bank, a global healthcare company with a focus on diabetes care, a tobacco company, and a biotech focused on treatments for unmet medical needs make up the five companies highlighted in today’s article as being undervalued and having grown their earnings per share over a five-year period, with the author noting that “Companies that are growing their earnings are often good investments because they can return a solid profit to investors.” For these five stocks that are attracting the interest of investing gurus, CLICK HERE.