While Amazon is the king of online retail, the author of today’s article points to an Achilles heel that threatens its crown – and that has Walmart nipping at the online retail behemoth’s heels. What is Amazon’s Achilles heel, what’s Walmart’s master plan to take advantage of it and charge ahead of its rival, and is buying Walmart stock like buying Amazon stock but at a 73% discount? CLICK HERE.
More than 10 years into this bull market, Buy and Outperform analyst ratings generally come with implied upside potential of 8% to 10%. However, the author of today’s article notes that “One area of the market that can see much greater upside opportunities, which also implies a greater risk, is the biotech and emerging pharmaceutical stocks” – and he proceeds to highlight 20 biotech and pharma stocks that have seen analyst calls since January 1st that suggest much larger upside potential. For more, CLICK HERE.
“What a difference a decade can make. In 2010, batteries powered our phones and computers. By the end of the decade, they are starting to power our cars and houses too,” notes the author of today’s article. Now, in this new decade, developments in energy storage will be most important, with the energy storage market estimated to grow to as much as $426 billion over the next 10 years. For a number of investment opportunities the coming “battery decade” presents, CLICK HERE.
“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.
Because the two expensive stocks highlighted in today’s article tend to only sell off when the broader market sells off, it is rare for investors to get an opportunity to pick them up at any sort of bargain price – but the author argues that that shouldn’t dissuade investors from them. For these two “Buy At Any Price” stocks, CLICK HERE.
What lessons can long-term investors learn from the results of a four-month stock-picking contest that used imaginary money – and in which two of the best picks were buying stock in an “ugly shoe company” and selling short the stock of a “fake meat producer”? Based on today’s article, quite a few, with the author stating that this contest – carried out by the Wall Street Journal – “has some salient and timeless lessons for investors. Not about stock picking, but rather, how to view your portfolio.” For more, CLICK HERE.
Having recently activated the first widespread 5G network in the U.S., T-Mobile appears to be “first” to 5G. However, in its quest to be first, the author of today’s article argues that what T-Mobile has is not “real” 5G but rather something more akin to “4½G”. Meanwhile, other cell carriers are working on building true 5G networks. Which approach is likely to be the winning strategy – and which cell carrier stocks are likely the better 5G bets? For more – including where the author indicates the real money lies in 5G” For more, CLICK HERE.
As analysts unveil their top stock picks for 2020, it’s also worth examining how their top picks for 2019 ended up performing. Today’s article does just that, identifying the top 20 Wall Street picks for 2019 among large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap stocks (based on the number of “buy” or equivalent analyst ratings and implied upside potential at the beginning of the year) and their total returns through mid-December. How did analysts’ stock selections do – and how does this analysis “shed light on one of the problems with Wall Street”? CLICK HERE.
“To build momentum from your income stocks going into the new year, consider buying into those REITs that should announce higher dividend rates in the first month of 2020,” suggests the author of today’s article, who proceeds to highlight three REITs that have historically announced dividend increases in January – and which he expects will do so again next month. For these three REITs, CLICK HERE.
Companies like Booking.com and Expedia transformed the way we booked vacations – and their stocks took off as a result. But now these disruptor stocks are feeling the squeeze from an “ultimate disruptor” in the online travel space – one that, ironically, helped them achieve their success – and now their “stocks are trading like they’re going out of business.” What is this ultimate disruptor of disruptors that has conquered online travel – and what does it mean for the future of online travel stocks? CLICK HERE.