“We are in a panic,” declares the author of today’s article, who points to past instances where, as has been the case lately, both treasuries and gold (which tend to be negatively correlated) went up at the same time as evidence. Moreover, he notes that “Each previous panic was dealt with by governments and—more importantly —central banks, including the Chinese central bank, ganging up to stop the rout. However, given the current chill in relations between Washington and Beijing over trade and technology, it is hard to believe that the latest episode will be halted thanks to a cozy cooperation deal between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.” So what’s an investor to do? For the author’s advice, CLICK HERE.
While the stock market is a great way to build wealth, with markets near record-highs – and no lack of calls of an impending correction – it may not seem like the best option right now. Fortunately, the stock market is not the only way to build wealth – and today’s article lays out six wealth-building alternatives that have nothing to do with the stock market. For these six non-stock wealth-building strategies – and some tips and resources for each – CLICK HERE.
In building his theoretical “Cheapskate Portfolio”, the author of today’s article identifies the cheapest stocks in each sector which are “currently profitable, have debt less than stockholders’ equity, sell for 15 times per-share earnings or less, and have a market value of $1 billion or more.” For the ten stocks that currently make up the Cheapskate Portfolio, the four stocks that the author is most partial to right now, and how the Cheapskate Portfolio has performed in the past versus the S&P 500, CLICK HERE.
The “simple” key to success in the markets is to buy low and sell high, but the author of today’s article points out that carrying this strategy out consistently is not so simple, and that, in actuality, “successful traders typically buy high and sell higher, and successful investors buy low and sell rarely.” But for those who still want to try and “catch bottoms”, the author lays out ten rules – as well as one bonus rule – they might want to follow. To read more, CLICK HERE.
Back in 2003 the author of today’s article recognized the disruptive nature of – and money-making opportunity presented by – the iPod at a time when it was largely viewed as a niche product. Now, he is focusing in on another “misunderstood” technology that he believes will be revolutionary: the blockchain, “the transaction system for the burgeoning digital currency industry.” Why might this under-the-radar technology be set to explode – and how can investors play the trend? CLICK HERE to find out.
While the S&P 500 has surged in the past year, some stocks have been left behind – and while some of those left in the dust may be there for good and valid reasons, others have been weighed down by temporary obstacles. The author of today’s article highlights three stocks that he believes fall into the latter category – and thus may be of interest to value investors. To find out what these three stocks are – a pharmacy benefit manager, an appliance manufacturer and a precious-metal miner – and why the factors behind their underperformance may be mere bumps in the road, CLICK HERE.
“Want to avoid the Spring Slump? All you have to do is follow the leaders,” states the author of today’s article, who notes that, while the S&P 500 has experienced a slump of sorts of late, those stocks that were outperforming at the beginning of the year continue to do so – and are likely to continue doing so going forward. So what are these leaders? The author highlights four outperforming stocks to consider. To find out what these four stocks are – a blue chip healthcare giant, a cosmetics manufacturer, a consumer electronics retailer and an industrial company – CLICK HERE.
Although the pursuit of aggressive growth generally entails taking on greater risk, the author of today’s article states that “investors of most stripes should have at least some money allocated toward riskier growth stocks”. He further notes that exchange-traded funds geared towards aggressive growth are “some of the most interesting funds available.” He proceeds to highlight ten ETFs to consider when it comes to adding aggressive growth to your portfolio. To read about these ETFs –focused around various market mega-trends and smart beta strategies – CLICK HERE.
The author of today’s article argues that “just a few dozen” of the 1,674 exchange-traded funds that exist are worth investors’ attention and provides his approach for identifying the best exchange-traded funds. What is not relevant, according to the author? Who manages the fund or its past performance. What is relevant? Cost factors, specifically three of them – including one that he states “you will never hear about” elsewhere. Using these cost factors Forbes has ranked the best ETFs across 13 categories from large-cap stocks to municipal bonds. To read more about the relevant cost factors outlined, as well as for links to Forbes’ rankings of the best ETFs by category, CLICK HERE.
While some pundits are sounding the alarms about the housing market, the author of today’s article has a very different perspective, arguing that, “particularly if you’re an investor, there has never been a better time in history to get into real estate.” Why does he believe that rising prices do not indicate a bubble as they did in 2005 and that “what we are seeing is a healthy housing market that continues to steadily and organically appreciate”? What innovations does he point to as making investing in real estate easier for small-time investors? And how does the current state of the stock and bond markets influence his assessment? CLICK HERE to read more.