When it comes to recent talk of a rotation being underway into value stocks from growth stocks, the author of today’s article advises “Be skeptical about that — unless you are convinced the U.S. economy is heading into a recession”. For similarly-minded skeptics of a rotation who want to maintain a growth strategy, he outlines the stock-picking strategy of a benchmark-beating growth fund – which uses “four pillars” of criteria to screen for stocks with the best growth potential – and highlights two stocks held by the fund that meet these criteria. For more, CLICK HERE.
“We view this as the backdrop for incredible investment opportunities…The current market environment is poised to generate some of the best returns in a quarter century.” This is the assertion of quantitative equity and multi-asset manager QMA in light of the current market situation in which expensive stocks with weak prospects have been outperforming attractively-priced, higher-quality stocks – a situation that the firm expects to reverse sharply, generating significant returns for investors holding value stocks. For more, CLICK HERE.
Growth, value, momentum and income: each of the ten stocks on the list presented in today’s article seems to possess all the attributes an investor could want, all wrapped up in a single stock. As a result, the author declares that “this stock list is as close to perfection as you can get.” For the ten stocks on this list – a mix of well-known firms and hidden gems – CLICK HERE.
Value stocks have now lagged growth for more than a decade – an excruciatingly long stretch for value investors. And while the value premium has disappeared for extended periods of time before only to ultimately reappear, there is talk now that this time it may be gone for good. Is this time truly different for value? The author of today’s article examines the theories suggesting its demise – and the prospects for its return. For more, CLICK HERE.
A “rare phenomenon brewing in the stock market right now” may be setting up a “once in a decade” opportunity, according to a JPMorgan quantitative strategist. More specifically, this opportunity stems from the record level of divergence between stock groups (value/cyclical stocks and low volatility/defensive stocks) – a level that the analysts declares “is much more significant even when compared to the dot-com bubble valuations of late ’90s.” For more, CLICK HERE.
When the stock market is viewed as a singular entity, rather than as a market made up of individual stocks, babies (quality stocks) can get thrown out with the bathwater (selling action) during periods of volatility – and this provides an opportunity for value investors. Today’s article highlights four such value prospects – stocks that the author notes had “fine earnings reports but sold off anyway. These companies are all trading at a significant discount to their long-term averages with forward-looking growth expectations in-line with historical performance, signaling an irrational gap in pricing.” For these four stocks, CLICK HERE.
Low-priced stocks are appealing for two reasons, notes the author of today’s article: “One reason is that the low price means they have little down side risk in dollar terms. The second reason is that low priced stocks are generally the ones that deliver the largest short term gains.” The six low-priced (trading under $5) stocks the author proceeds to highlight have an additional appealing feature: they all pay dividends that can tide investors over while they wait for share prices to (hopefully) appreciate. For these six cheap income stocks, CLICK HERE.
Each of the five stocks highlighted in today’s article is currently trading at less than book value, has earnings, pays a dividend and, the author notes, “these companies are well outside the Facebook/Apple/Netflix/Google arena that presently captivates most of the business media and many investment house analysts.” For these five stocks that may be worthy of further consideration – including an insurance company, a business development company and a Greece-based shipping company – CLICK HERE.
Growth? Value? Size? When it comes to investing in factors, the author of today’s article acknowledges that “trying to determine which ones to invest in at a given time is an incredibly difficult undertaking.” He proceeds to examine which factors have outperformed historically at similar points in the market cycle to where we (presumably) are now: the late stages. What two factors have consistently been late-stage performers – and what factor is singled out as “the best of factors in the worst of times”? CLICK HERE.
Whether 2018 brings a continuation of good times for the stock market – or proves to be the year in which the almost nine-year old bull market comes to an end – there are certain seemingly appealing stocks that investors may want to avoid. Today’s article shines a light on eight such stocks (as identified by top investment advisors), noting that “some of them appear to be value stocks, but their flawed fundamentals argue otherwise, while others have already enjoyed spectacular gains but now trade at excessive valuations.” For more, CLICK HERE