Erik Finman, who started buying bitcoin at the age of 12 and became a bitcoin millionaire during the most well-known cryptocurrency’s astonishing run-up, is now calling its demise, stating bluntly that “Bitcoin is dead…It may have a bull market or two left in it, but long-term, it’s dead.” For the young bitcoin superstar’s rationale for this assessment, another cryptocurrency he declares is on its way out – and which cryptocurrencies he believes have the best chance at success going forward, 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.
Back in August, the author of today’s article saw a trade opportunity in a giant cable and broadband provider – and since that time, shares of that company have outperformed the S&P 500 by almost 12%. The reason he saw an opportunity in the company, as he explains, is that, while the “market isn’t wrong about the fact that cable customers are choosing to ‘cut the cord’ at a rapid pace… the market is very wrong about… how this is going to impact the cable companies” – and now he is eyeing shares of another undervalued cable and broadband provider. For more, CLICK HERE.
It’s that time of year when many firms issue their top stock picks and favorite sectors for the year ahead – and Credit Suisse (which has the most bullish outlook for the S&P 500 next year amongst its peers) has added 11 companies to its Top Picks list, all of which are covered with Outperform ratings. For these 11 stocks – including three airlines – that are among the investment bank’s research team’s best ideas for next year, CLICK HERE.
If you’re not familiar with the reverse wealth effect you might want to become familiar with it, as it may be a pivotal factor in driving down stock and real estate prices going forward. For more on the reverse wealth effect, how bad it could get this time around – and what investors with both short-term and long-term investment horizons can do to protect themselves from this phenomenon – CLICK HERE.
With emerging market stocks appearing to be more attractively valued compared to domestic stocks, what might be the top emerging market stock to buy right now? The author of today’s article declares that “For a value investor, the answer might be surprising” – and he proceeds to identify his pick (which based on one valuation is trading at less than half its intrinsic value) and the rationale for it. For more, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to financing real estate investments, the author of today’s article likes the idea of finding and using OPM (Other People’s Money). While this may seem like a difficult undertaking, he states that “In reality, the hardest part of OPM is knowing how to find the right real estate investment to attract money, but even that isn’t difficult if you take the time to learn how to do it. Once you have the right property, getting OPM becomes quite easy—if you know where to look.” He proceeds to identify six sources of OPM you can tap for real estate investments. CLICK HERE.
“Portfolios need to shift,” advises one strategist cited in today’s article in regards to rising interest rates – and how rising rates are changing the risk and reward profile of various investments. So, if you want to “rate-proof” your portfolio, which investments make sense to consider – and which make sense to avoid? The author offers up “a basic game plan, based on past history, on what to own and what to avoid when interest rates are rising” – including some specific stock recommendations. For more, CLICK HERE.
With a full-fledged trade war with China looking increasingly likely, Goldman Sachs has identified an investment strategy that can still outperform in such an environment: buying stocks with pricing power. As the author of today’s article explains, “Companies that dominate their market niche are typically able to raise prices without losing many customers. This is pricing power” – and Goldman is recommending seven specific companies with pricing power to help ride out a prolonged trade war. For these seven stocks, CLICK HERE.
Since getting out of the market too early can result in missing out on gains, how can we know when the next bear market will start? While there are many tools that indicate when a bear market starts after the market has already started to turn, the author of today’s article states that “Even though signals from some tools will come after the down turn is underway, these signals could still provide a profitable warning” – and proceeds to highlight some of these tools. For more, CLICK HERE.