“The two stocks that contributed the most to 2019’s total stock-market returns also hold that position for the entire decade,” notes the author of today’s article, who further notes that “The two companies didn’t just dominate. They actually intensified their hold over the past decade”. For these two stocks – as well as the other top contributors to stock-market returns since 2009 – 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.
Only a quarter of the stocks in the S&P 500 Index can currently be bought for less than $50 – and the author of today’s article notes that some of those stocks “offer outstanding value to bargain-minded investors on a budget.” When it comes to identifying the best stocks under $50 for 2019, he outlines several factors to consider (including three key traits those stocks would possess) – and then highlights three of his top picks in that regard. For more, CLICK HERE.
The stock highlighted in today’s article already boasts an attractive 4.8% dividend yield – more than double the average yield of S&P 500 stocks. However, if that weren’t enticing for income-seekers, the company has plans to increase its payout by 20% per year through 2022 – leading the author to designate this “a dream stock for dividend investors.” For the company in question (a pipeline master limited partnership) and how it plans to achieve this “high-octane” dividend yield growth (while maintaining a conservative financial profile) CLICK HERE.
While many do not view miners favorably as investments, the author of today’s article notes that “there is a segment within the mining sector, particularly the gold sector that many investors miss…” That segment? Royalty and streaming. The author proceeds to highlight how the three largest royalty and streaming companies in mining – the “Three Gold Kings” – beat every S&P 500 company, the big investment banks, and the FAANGs – and how depressed gold prices are golden for these companies. CLICK HERE.
In constructing his annual Perfect 10 Portfolio, the author of today’s article looks for inexpensive stocks – specifically, stocks that are selling for just 10 times company earnings. His Perfect 10 Portfolio from a year ago achieved a return of 43%, handily beating the S&P 500, and his first fifteen Perfect 10 Portfolios have achieved an average one-year total return of 20.9% (versus 9.5% for the S&P 500). For the ten stocks that make up his Perfect 10 Portfolio for the coming year, 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.
In today’s article, the author highlights a new – and little-known – dividend ETF that he believes is a compelling pick for several reasons. The fund in question “selects from the highest yielding dividend stocks in the S&P 500 index, but it uses a different method to add a layer of protection for the dividend….” Moreover, the two factors the fund uses to select stocks are both linked to outperformance. For more on this dividend ETF – including additional ways in which it may be superior to a more well-known option – CLICK HERE.
Last year investors poured roughly $150 billion into international stocks through exchange-traded funds – and were rewarded for it as global stocks beat the U.S. market. As some analysts predict that global stocks will beat the U.S. market again this year – and due to the diversification they offer – there is still a strong case for owning global stocks through international ETFs this year. But which ETFs? Today’s article highlights four picks to consider, including a smart-beta option and a fund for “investors who want to get a little more granular in their international investing”. For more, CLICK HERE.