Uber hasn’t exactly had a smooth ride since its IPO last year, but as today’s article outlines, Wall Street sentiment towards the ride-hailing company has taken a more positive turn recently – and a major reason for this is the prospect that the company, which is currently still losing money, could reach the break-even point (or even profitability) later this year. For more on why “analysts and investors have been jumping back on the Uber ride,” 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.
Delegating control of your money to a financial professional can seem like a good way of unburdening yourself of financial stress. However, the author of today’s article cautions that “When we surrender control, we are much more likely to be a victim of fraud or negligence, and…we put ourselves in a position of reacting to plans made on our behalf and letting our financial situation dictate our life goals rather than the other way around.” She proceeds to outline seven things she believes individuals need to know about their money that “will dramatically improve your odds of achieving your financial goals and avoiding financial disasters.” CLICK HERE.
Rates have been ticking up (and further increases are expected this year) but we are still in a low yield environment – and will likely remain in one for some time to come. So where can investors find income in this environment without taking on too much risk? Today’s article makes the case for considering convertible bonds (which can be converted into stock of the issuing company), noting that “convertibles are uniquely positioned to offer the growth potential of stocks, but with the income and downside risk management characteristics of traditional bonds.” For more, CLICK HERE.
As tech stocks have been on a tear, technology exchange-traded funds have been the recipients of increased attention – and money inflows. While the typical investor may elect to go with a broad-based tech ETF, there are some alternative picks that may be of interest to more discerning tech investors – and today’s article highlights three of them: a fund that seeks out firms with the most promising technologies globally, a fund that concentrates on the high-growth cloud computing space, and a fund that takes a middle-ground approach to the large-cap vs. small-cap tech stock debate. For more, CLICK HERE.
Gene editing – the ability to insert, delete and replace DNA – is a game-changing technology – and will be a very profitable one for the right companies. But what are those companies? Today’s article discusses three leading gene-editing companies worthy of attention, the specific diseases their therapies are intended to treat, how to invest in gene editing companies for the highest profit – and which biotech might have the edge when it comes to “the newest and best” gene-editing tool. For more, CLICK HERE.
If you knew that a series of economic crises were going to begin in less than 24 hours, in which of these five asset classes would you invest money for a 10-year period: real estate, gold, bonds, stocks or cash? According to one survey, the “investment of choice” of Americans is real estate – a choice that the author of today’s article sees as severely misguided. What do the returns of these asset classes for the 10-year period starting October 2007 indicate about where one’s money would be best placed? CLICK HERE.
Given that equity market valuations are widely viewed as stretched, if you have a sizable amount of money that you want to invest right now where are the opportunities? Today’s article puts that question to five investing experts, who “see opportunities across a wide range of sectors and investing styles, from energy stocks to preferred stocks to value-oriented exchange-traded funds….” To read more about the opportunities these strategists see – and for specific funds to play each of them – 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.
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.