Based on one historical template, the trend for gold stocks is “table-pounding bullish”, notes today’s article. That historical template? The recovery from a “mega bear market”, which the author describes this way: “Following the bear market low, a sharp rally begins that lasts only six to twelve months. Then the market endures a significant correction that lasts a minimum of 18 months and ends with a breakdown to new lows (which ends up being a false move). Then the major wave higher begins.” What are some past examples of this template playing out – and what does it indicate about gold stocks in the near-term? CLICK HERE.
“Whether your focus is big companies or small, domestic corporations or international ones, there are ETFs where income-oriented investors can find investments that pay more than the average S&P 500 index component,” notes the author of today’s article – who proceeds to highlight nine income-focused ETFs which, while focusing on different categories of stocks (e.g. large-cap, preferred, low-volatility) and employing different strategies (e.g. current dividend yield vs. dividend growth) offer above-average dividends. For more, CLICK HERE.
Which of the top cannabis stocks listed in the U.S. is the consensus favorite of Wall Street? Today’s article ranks the top “cannabis contenders” (including Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis, Tilray and Zynerba Pharmaceuticals) based on analyst ratings and upside potential – and while it comes down to a close race between two cannabis stocks, one stock is ultimately singled out as Wall Street’s favorite to buy. For more, CLICK HERE.
For dividend investors looking to achieve financial independence, the author of today’s article notes that the key is reaching the dividend crossover point – “The magic point…where the dividend income exceeds the expenses of the dividend investor”. Reaching the dividend crossover point isn’t easy, however, and the author identifies the key ingredients to doing so, as well as some rules to follow “in order to create s sustainable dividend producing machine, which would produce dependable income for decades.” For more, CLICK HERE.
Debt-funded stock buybacks have been on the rise since 2009, with 2018 seeing a record amount of buyback activity. This leads the author of today’s article to make the following point: “If the stock market performed as poorly as it did in 2018 with record amounts of buybacks to prop it up, just imagine how much worse it would be if buybacks were to slow down significantly or grind to a halt?” For his insights on what a bursting of the U.S. corporate debt bubble could mean for stocks, 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.
When it comes to finding investment opportunities, one approach is to use the options market and look for options with unusual activity. The author of today’s article notes that “Understanding how a company’s options usually move can prepare you to find moments where they’re making unusual moves. And by looking at options with unusual activity, you can get an idea of where larger investors in the options market are placing their bets.” 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.
“Whether we are talking about socks or stocks, it is better to buy them on sale,” declares the author of today’s article, who describes himself as “a long-term buy and hold investor in the accumulation phase.” He proceeds to outline a four-step process to screen the list of dividend champions for potential bargains worthy of further research – and identifies the 26 dividend champions that currently pass this screen. For more, CLICK HERE.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… and 2008? The author of today’s article argues that “It really does appear that economic activity is starting to slow down significantly, but just like in 2008 those that are running things don’t want to admit the reality of what we are facing.” For three critical ways he sees the current situation as being “eerily similar to what happened just before and during the last financial crisis”, CLICK HERE.