What lessons can long-term investors learn from the results of a four-month stock-picking contest that used imaginary money – and in which two of the best picks were buying stock in an “ugly shoe company” and selling short the stock of a “fake meat producer”? Based on today’s article, quite a few, with the author stating that this contest – carried out by the Wall Street Journal – “has some salient and timeless lessons for investors. Not about stock picking, but rather, how to view your portfolio.” For more, CLICK HERE.
It’s not good for business when your customers cannot afford to pay you. Case in point: oil-services companies, which have suffered over the past year as their customers – oil exploration and production companies – have cut capital spending. However, while it may take a while, this cycle will eventually change – and this creates an opportunity for long-term investors in beaten-down oil-services stocks. In fact, one money manager is advising that “If you are willing to look past the storms and are willing to be invested for the next two to five years, you can position yourself for two- to five-fold increases”. For two specific oil-services stocks consider, CLICK HERE.
“Most investment firms prefer to avoid sub-$5 stocks, as they can be construed as too risky, but for open-minded long-term investors…stocks trading for less than $5 can be just as important of a contributor to long-term wealth creation as a Coca-Cola or J&J,” asserts today’s article which highlights four “top stocks” selling for less than $5. To read about these stocks – which include a mining company whose valuation has been weighed down by what the author sees as short-term issues and a biotechnology company that has been losing money (and is expected to continue to do so in the near term) but which has a potentially game-changing cancer drug in its pipeline – CLICK HERE.
“Since the start of the year, the stock market has been swinging wildly, and some investors may be willing to try just about anything to protect their portfolios, including strategies that don’t often work.” Today’s article argues against the use of two common portfolio protection strategies, which may do more harm than good to your portfolio in the long run. Why does the author believe investors should stop using stop-loss orders and put aside put options? And what two simple practices does the author argue are “the best portfolio protection tools for long-term investors”? CLICK HERE to find out.