Cup and handle. ABCD. Flag patterns. The author of today’s article notes that, while these shorter-timeframe chart patterns “may not look like anything at first, compared to typical continuation or reversal patterns…they can lead to powerful returns in a very short amount of time as they unfold.” So how can short-term traders find and take advantage of these weirder-looking (but potentially powerful) patterns? CLICK HERE.
Fear-driven selloffs in the market are powerful phenomena, but, as the author of today’s article notes, “for those who can tune out the fearful noise and focus on the fundamentals of beaten down, high-quality companies, great returns can be at hand.” He proceeds to highlight what he sees as an irrational selloff in process right now – and which may present an opportunity. Specifically, this is the selloff among asset managers, where many of the most well-known names are down double digits from their 52-week highs. For more, CLICK HERE.
The top 10 best performing stocks of this bull market have all seen cumulative total returns of at least 10,000% (with the best performing stock seeing a cumulative total return of 39,000%!) – and you have probably never heard of many (or even most) of them. Instead, today’s article notes, “the best performers over the nine-plus years of this bull market have generally been smaller, more obscure companies — in many cases, downright boring ones.” What are these stocks whose growth has been off the charts, even as they have been off most investors’ radars? CLICK HERE.
Some of the best buys can be “fresh-faced” Dividend Aristocrats. As the author of today’s article notes, the three newest Aristocrats have delivered total returns up to 87%. He proceeds to highlight four “almost-Aristocrats” (each just a year to two away from achieving 25 years of dividend increases), two of which he believes possess similar potential to the aforementioned three, and two of which he believes should be avoided. For more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article highlights several cheap stocks that could be big winners – with the author noting that cheap stocks “are the ones that have been proven to be most likely to deliver large gains.” (In fact, the author cites one study which found that, in a typical quarter, cheap stocks delivered more than six times the average return of their more expensive counterparts). The author screened for cheap stocks (trading under $5) that are profitable and growing. For the five stocks that passed this screen, CLICK HERE.
2017 has seen strong earnings growth and a healthy economy – both of which the author of today’s article expects to continue in 2018, with the addition of tax cuts. Against this backdrop, he proceeds to highlight three exchange-traded funds – offering tech exposure, small-cap exposure and general market exposure – to consider for strong returns in 2018. For these three ETFs, why the author believes each will be a good investment in 2018 – and what their returns could look like – 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.
Stocks have provided an annual real return of 7% over the past century – but the author of today’s article cautions that this will not be the case over the next several decades. Specially, he warns that “the stock market is now poised to deliver not even half its historical return” – and that this will have significant (negative) implications for both retirees and future retirees. What does he say to expect for returns in the coming decades, why – and what does it mean for current and future retirees? CLICK HERE.
“Does Bitcoin belong in an optimal portfolio?” This is the central question that the author of today’s article poses – and proceeds to answer based on an analysis of asset class returns over the last 7 years. Does Bitcoin – with its high average returns (and high volatility) – have a place in an optimized portfolio? If it does, what may be the optimal amount? And why does the author declare that “Bitcoin is not the new gold. It is some other beast entirely”? CLICK HERE.
With low-priced stocks comes the potential for large returns. In fact, today’s article notes that stocks priced under $5 have the highest average return. Of course, low-priced stocks also come with high risk. As such, the author screened for low-priced stocks (trading under $5) with the potential to deliver large returns and employed additional earnings-based criteria in order to reduce risk. For seven stocks that passed this screen – including an oilfield technology stock, a payment and transaction processing stock, and a mining stock – CLICK HERE.