“Successful investments are usually long-term because they flow from forces that are significant and likely to be in place for some time – years or even decades,” notes the author of today’s article. But what are real long-term trends – and what are overhyped short-term developments? In terms of the former, the author examines six long-term developments with immense investment and economic implications. To read about the first three of these trends, CLICK HERE, and for the remaining trends, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to dividends, the author of today’s article notes that – as a result of inflation – if they aren’t growing, they’re actually shrinking. As such, he proceeds to highlight a number of stocks – eight to be exact – that he expects will hike their dividends this summer. To find out what these eight stocks are – including the one that prompts the author to declare that, if it “doesn’t increase its payout this June, you should put in a call to the sun to see if it plans on rising anymore” – CLICK HERE.
From Asia to South Africa to Europe to Latin America, international headlines are concerning – and yet stocks are rallying. As such, the author of today’s article declares “It’s safe to say we are experiencing a global bull market in stocks.” For investors who want to profit from this rising price action, the author screened for cheap (under $10) global income stocks that analysts believe will be profitable in the current fiscal year – and which are available to U.S. investors through American Depository Receipts (ADRs). This screen yielded five stocks. To find out what these five stocks are, CLICK HERE.
“When it’s properly done, the result is a low-cost portfolio with massive diversification that will take advantage of market opportunities wherever they are, and at about the same risk as that of the S&P 500.” This is what the author of today’s article says of the portfolio he proceeds to outline, which he sees as the “ultimate” portfolio for long-term growth. The portfolio in question uses the S&P 500 as the base ingredient and then adds nine other carefully selected domestic and international asset classes. To read more about this portfolio, CLICK HERE.
The automobile industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation – not just in the types of vehicles being built, but also in the way vehicles are being purchased, with the latter having an ever-increasing online component. How can investors go about trying to profit from this shift in the way people buy their cars? Today’s article highlights one small-cap play to consider – “one of the nation’s largest auto pricing and information companies.” To find out what this stock – which is up 174% in the last year and which the author believes still has room to run – is, CLICK HERE.
If only it were possible for income investors to capture a stock’s dividend payments without risking their capital to price fluctuations while they hold the stock. Well it turns out there is a way to do this – via an innovative exchange-traded fund that today’s article notes is “the only pure play on dividend growth available to retail investors.” Yet this one-of-a-kind ETF is still unknown to most investors. To find out what this ETF is and learn more about it, CLICK HERE.
All good investors know that a successful portfolio needs to include global investments in order to reduce risk through diversification and increase performance via exposure to hot emerging markets. But is this widely accepted investment wisdom actually borne out by the evidence? Today’s article looks at the data and concludes that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, “there appears to be little reason to consider investing in markets outside the United States if you are a US-based investor.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
A defense giant that will be critical to President Trump’s military and border plans, an equipment-rental company poised to benefit from an increase in industrial activity, and one of the largest American-owned companies in the wine and spirits business – these are three top stocks that still have room to run in an otherwise seemingly toppy market, as identified by the principal of the S&P 500-beating Barrow Value Opportunity Fund. To find out what these three stocks are, CLICK HERE.
With all the focus on oil, gold and other commodities, is the opportunity presented by “liquid gold” – clean water – not getting the attention from Wall Street that it deserves? As today’s article highlights, that’s what a number of analysts and industry insiders believe, as “clean water continues to rack up impressive gains on both an infrastructure and financial assets basis.” With an estimated $7.5 trillion to be spent on water infrastructure globally over the next 15 years, how can investors gain exposure to this opportunity? The author highlights two funds to consider and provides some advice for “liquid-minded” investors. To read more, CLICK HERE.
With the market widely seen as being overvalued, it may not be surprising that there are only a handful of stocks that Morningstar assesses to be “five-star” picks, or stocks where “appreciation beyond a fair risk-adjusted return is highly likely over a multiyear time frame.” In fact, there are only nine stocks with this distinction. To find out what these nine stocks are – and for Morningstar’s chief executive officer’s advice for investors in the current market – CLICK HERE.