There’s nothing glamorous about waste management, but Bank of America is highlighting the waste management industry as a huge opportunity for investors going forward as companies seek to develop innovative ways to deal with the challenge that will be posed by all of the excess waste that the world will produce in the coming decades. Where do BoA’s analysts see the most opportunity – and what specific waste management stock picks does it highlight? CLICK HERE.
When it comes to concerns about a bear market, the author of today’s article notes that “there are more reasons than usual to worry right now” – both in terms of fundamentals and technicals. As such, the author searched for stocks with the potential to do well even in a bear market, screening the S&P 500 for large-cap value stocks that are profitable and pay a dividend – “the type of stocks of interest to investors in a market downturn.” This screen yielded six stocks. To read about these stocks, CLICK HERE.
When investing in a low-return environment such as today’s, Oaktree Capital’s Howard Marks sees investors as having six options, ranging from increasing their risk level in the pursuit of higher returns at one end, to getting out altogether and sitting in cash (with its near-zero return) and waiting for a better environment at the other end. In today’s article, the author identifies which three of Marks’ strategies he believes are investors’ best choices today – as well as the pros and cons of each. To read more, CLICK HERE.
Looking for stocks that will do better for you than Amazon and Netflix? Today’s article highlights one obscure S&P subsector that has outperformed FANG stocks so far this year, up 41% compared to FANG’s less than 36% gain: the life sciences subsector. Why is life sciences viewed as a “dream growth sector” right now, what are some top life sciences stocks to consider (including the sector’s version of FANG — TAMP), and how can you invest in this sector without a whole lot of knowledge about its individual stocks? CLICK HERE.
“Love them or hate them, investment manias make people fortunes. They also lose people fortunes,” acknowledges the author of today’s article before delving into the three big investment manias currently taking place: medical marijuana, lithium and Blockchain. Which of these manias does the author call a “no brainer”, why – and what does he identify as his favorite stock to play it? How does he assess the other two manias – and how does he advise investors play manias in general? CLICK HERE.
The global population continues to grow, but we may already have reached peak production for many food categories as the amount of arable land remains constant. Global food security represents a major problem going forward – but Bank of America sees big payoff potential for companies that step up to tackle this problem. Moreover, the firm has identified eight major entry points for investors who want to get in on this opportunity – as well as a number of specific picks to play each of those themes. CLICK HERE for more.
The value of a company having a wide economic moat – some kind of competitive advantage over its competitors that allows it to protect and grow its profits and market share – cannot be overstated. As today’s article notes, stocks of companies with wide moats have generally outperformed the broader market. As such, the author attempts to identify those industries and companies that possess not only the widest moats, but also the most lasting moats – including one industry he considers “one of the most compelling long-term investment opportunities available.” For more, CLICK HERE.
As those affected by Hurricane Harvey or Irma begin to file insurance claims – and with some estimates of the insured losses from those storms being in the tens of billions of dollars – many traders might be tempted to take a “sell first, ask questions later” approach to property and casualty insurer stocks – and this could create a buying opportunity for others. In an effort to identify insurance stocks that might be worthy of further consideration, the author of today’s article screened for low-priced, cheap (based on earnings estimates) property and casualty insurer stocks that pay a dividend. For the six stocks that passed this screen, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article highlights some worst-performing stocks that investors may still want to consider. Specifically, these are the worst-performing Dividend Aristocrat stocks (stocks of companies that have been increasing their dividend payouts for at least 25 years) this year. While each of these 16 stocks is down by 10% or more this year, nine have dividend yields above 3% – and all but one have the free cash flow to support higher payouts. For more on these stocks, CLICK HERE.
Are there oil and gas stocks that offer investors more value than the current crypto craze of Bitcoin? The author of today’s article notes that, while many sectors have seen significant rallies since November 8, “energy stocks have not quite kept up with the market as a whole since the November election results” – and he proceeds to highlight five oil and gas stocks that could represent potential value plays. To find out what these stocks are, CLICK HERE.