With more volatility in the stock market over the last several months, there have been more opportunities to employ the “trading the bounce” strategy. While the author of today’s article does not believe that the overall stock market will advance much in the coming months, he does anticipate that “many stocks will gyrate wildly” and advises that “in those instances, a lot of money can be made in a short period of time.” For three beaten-down stocks that could be good “trade the bounce” candidates in the near-term – including one stock currently caught up in the college admissions scandal – CLICK HERE.
When the stock market is viewed as a singular entity, rather than as a market made up of individual stocks, babies (quality stocks) can get thrown out with the bathwater (selling action) during periods of volatility – and this provides an opportunity for value investors. Today’s article highlights four such value prospects – stocks that the author notes had “fine earnings reports but sold off anyway. These companies are all trading at a significant discount to their long-term averages with forward-looking growth expectations in-line with historical performance, signaling an irrational gap in pricing.” For these four stocks, CLICK HERE.
“What goes up must come down” is a law of physics – and it’s also the basis of the trade idea outlined in today’s article. Specifically, this trade applies the “what goes up must come down” rule to market volatility, with the author noting that volatility mean reversion is “a predictable pattern that we can take advantage of as options traders.” For more on this trade that can be used to profit from market volatility (which there has been plenty of recently!), CLICK HERE.
Low-priced stocks are appealing for two reasons, notes the author of today’s article: “One reason is that the low price means they have little down side risk in dollar terms. The second reason is that low priced stocks are generally the ones that deliver the largest short term gains.” The six low-priced (trading under $5) stocks the author proceeds to highlight have an additional appealing feature: they all pay dividends that can tide investors over while they wait for share prices to (hopefully) appreciate. For these six cheap income stocks, CLICK HERE.
With market volatility – and investor anxiety – back in a big way, the hunt for safe investments is on for many. However, the author of today’s article notes that some traditional safe investment niches – such as consumer stocks and utilities – are not necessarily looking all that attractive. As such, he proceeds to identify one possible safe investment niche to consider: biotech. For more – including what the author sees as “the key to success in this realm” and how to manage risk in this sector – CLICK HERE.
Unfortunately for traders, one of the defining features of the market in 2017 was the record-low level of volatility. Fortunately for traders, earnings season tends to bring with it increased volatility – and investors can enjoy substantial gains if they own stocks that soar on positive earnings news. Today’s article highlights six cheap (trading under $10) stocks that could make large moves this earnings season as they have “delivered an earnings surprise of at least 25% for two quarters, have seen upward revisions of at least 25% in the past month and show strong relative strength.” CLICK HERE for more.
This summer has been one of record highs for stocks and multi-year lows for market volatility – but today’s article cautions that September could bring a sudden dose of volatility that investors should be prepared for. The catalyst? The September 29 deadline for Congress to raise the debt ceiling or risk the government defaulting on its debts – a scenario the author notes “would likely result in a sharp reduction in risk appetite, potentially sparking a bond rally and an equity sell-off….” How can investors prepare for this possible return to volatility? CLICK HERE for more.
Be it over the last year, five years, 10 years, or longer, the vast majority of active equity managers have demonstrated an inability to outperform their benchmarks. In light of this, the author of today’s article outlines a strategy from a top institutional investment research firm that offers “a simple way to skirt the poor prospects of active management and beat the benchmark.” To learn more about this market-beating strategy – which involves making a switch in May (but not going away altogether) – CLICK HERE.
Timeliness may be next to godliness, but the tardiness of others can also be a profit-making opportunity for investors. The author of today’s article notes that, when it comes to bull markets, while institutional investors arrive early, “you can just about set your watch to individual investors being fashionably late” – due in large part to their fear of volatility. So what strategy does the author recommend to profit from other investors jumping into the market late – and what two high-yielding funds does he highlight as ways to play this strategy? CLICK HERE to find out.
There’s a revolution going on that is turning the banking world upside down: peer-to-peer lending. As today’s article explains, “Using processes and algorithms finely honed over the past decade, P2P platforms allow individuals to take the place of banks in making personal and even corporate loans…And to do so with a great deal of certainty on the risks versus the rewards.” How do peer-to-peer lending platforms work, how do the returns from P2P lending compare to those of other income investments, and how can investing in P2P loans protect your portfolio against market volatility? CLICK HERE to find out.