In the battle against COVID-19, various companies have been working on developing tests with dramatically reduced turnaround times, while others are working frenetically on developing potential vaccines. When it comes to his top stock for the fight against COVID-19, however, the author of today’s article has a “slightly different” pick: “a classic picks-and-shovel play…which makes software that lets drug companies simulate tests of their products in the virtual world before undergoing human or animal testing. This is a big cost saver for drug companies.” For more, CLICK HERE.
You might want to toss Apple – and pretty much any stock related to discretionary goods – according to one strategist, who argues “The market is utterly underestimating how much of a shock the coronavirus is going to be to the economy. And I think for the next 12 months, the U.S. consumer is only going to spend his money or her money on [nondiscretionary] goods.” What stocks is he recommending instead? CLICK HERE.
“I don’t understand how to make money as a bear,” laments the author of today’s article, who’s having his first experience being an investment bear in an unprecedented market situation. So what’s the most attractive option for making money as a bear: Shorting stocks? Converting to cash? Buying puts? For the author’s assessment of these strategies – and why he concludes that the best approach may be to “survive as a bear, then profit as a bull” – CLICK HERE.
People need to change the way they think about buying assets during a panic, argues the author of today’s article, who notes that “Despite the seemingly obvious upside to buying during the current panic, many investors (even those sitting on lots of cash) are afraid to do so. This seems to be partially an issue with uncertainty around a further decline, but it also seems to be a framing issue as well.” How can investors go about “reframing the upside”? CLICK HERE.
“The most important decisions you will make as an investor come during a market crash situation,” declares the author of today’s article, who shares some insights on how he is managing his own money during the current crisis, which he describes as feeling like “some combination of WWII, 1987, 2008 and 1929 all wrapped up in one”. For more – including why he advises that personal finances are more important than portfolio management right now – CLICK HERE.
“When is the right time to buy stocks?” This is the critical question facing anyone who’s got cash to deploy in the stock market and wants to take advantage of today’s dramatically reduced prices but who is also worried that there’s still a ways to go before the bottom is reached. For these individuals, the author of today’s article offers some clear guidance based on a look through some charts of previous bear markets: “It doesn’t matter when you buy, only that you buy.” For more, CLICK HERE.
It may seem like it, but you’re not going to lose everything. This is one of the “common-sense reminders” to keep in mind during the current stock-market panic (and any future stock-market panic) outlined by the author of today’s article. For more common-sense reminders to keep in mind about the possibility of a recession, pundit predictions, your portfolio and more, CLICK HERE.
Amid the market carnage brought on by the coronavirus outbreak, one outperforming fund manager is recommending picking up some “next generation” tech stocks while they’re on sale. For several such next generation tech stocks to consider, all of which are “plays on trends that won’t be derailed by coronavirus” and several of which “may actually do better because of the virus scare”, CLICK HERE.
While few stocks have escaped the broader market’s collapse in recent days and weeks, the author of today’s article notes that “there are a few investments that have been able to post big gains in the shadow of Covid-19’s spread.” In evidence of this, he proceeds to highlight a little-known ETF that, thanks to its particular investment objective, has been crushing it despite the broader coronavirus-driven collapse. For more, CLICK HERE.
“We do think the coronavirus is most likely a recession-inducing virus, with its own unique characteristics and extra-scary headlines. But despite all the uncertainty and human suffering, the financial consequences are likely to resemble those of a moderate recession,” argues the author of today’s article, who examines the likely human impact (tragic) and economic impact (recession) of the virus – as well as how it affects investment strategies. For more, CLICK HERE.