When Democrats officially retake control of the House in January, the U.S. will return to divided – and likely deadlocked – government. The author of today’s article notes that “a deadlocked government means that stocks will be evaluated more on their fundamentals, and not on whether new government policies will help or hurt. It will be a good time to be a dividend focused investor.” He proceeds to highlight three income stocks that are each poised to benefit from an ongoing economic trend – including the continued raising of interest rates. For more, CLICK HERE.
“When it comes to these funds, matching the market means you’re actually beating the market,” declares the author of today’s article in regards to closed-end funds (CEFs). So how can CEFs actually beat the market just by technically meeting the market? The answer, he notes, will not be found in any chart on Yahoo or Google – and he argues that “that’s why so many people ignore CEFs: they’re looking at less than half the real story!” For more, CLICK HERE.
“You don’t usually get the chance to pick up the entire research-and-development arm of a major company for free,” acknowledges the author of today’s article – but he proceeds to highlight how, in the aftermath of the stock market rout, shares of some biotech companies have been pushed down to the point where investors get those companies’ pipelines “just about for free.” For two such biotechs – as well as a third which may still be a good deal despite having rebounded – CLICK HERE.
Emerging markets have not been as kind to investors in 2018 as they were last year – and one global strategist cited in today’s article cautions that “”This is not over by any means…The longer the Federal Reserve (Fed) takes easing away, the more they’re tightening, the more trouble for emerging markets, and we haven’t seen the worst of it.” For traders looking to profit from the continued misfortunes expected for emerging markets, the author highlights three inverse exchange-traded funds to consider. For more, CLICK HERE.
While there are numerous reasons that corporate insiders might sell their own shares, today’s article points out that “When they buy shares of their own stock in the open market, there is generally one reason they do so — they think their shares are undervalued by the market.” The last couple of weeks have seen several large insider purchases (ranging from $1 million to over $30 million) that could serve as important signals for investors. For the details on these recent insider purchases, CLICK HERE.
“I’m buying stocks,” was Warren Buffett’s response when he was asked in late summer about whether the market was overextended – and analysts at Wells Fargo have identified a number of stocks “that look attractive today, based on what they believe to be Buffett’s investment selection criteria.” Some of these stocks Buffett is unlikely to buy for various reasons (but you can!), while others are likely candidates for his Berkshire Hathaway portfolio. For these stocks – and the Buffett-inspired selection criteria – CLICK HERE.
Will it be a blue wave, a red wall or a blue tsunami? While the general consensus seems to be that Democrats will take control of the House and the Republicans will hold on to the Senate in this week’s midterm elections, there are a number of possible outcomes, each with different implications for the market in general and specific stocks and sectors. Today’s article looks at the implications of each scenario for the overall market and which stocks and sectors are likely to be winners (or losers) under each. For more, CLICK HERE.
If, like many investors, you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to buy some of the most-loved stocks of the bull market at more reasonable prices, the selling pressure seen during the month of October may have now provided that opportunity. Today’s article highlights “25 great stocks that had been loved by investors during the major bull market but now have sold off 20% or more”, excluding companies from especially troubled sectors such as oil and gas. For these 25 stocks, CLICK HERE.
What’s attractive about stocks with a market value around $1 billion? The author of today’s article – who describes the $1 billion market value as “that delightful size between small and medium” – notes that “such stocks are small enough that they haven’t been discovered yet by most big mutual funds or pension funds, but they’re big enough to have achieved some stability.” Each year he selects ten stocks from this range to build his “Billion Dollar Portfolio” – which has beaten the S&P 500 more often than not. For the ten stocks that make up the new Billion Dollar Portfolio, CLICK HERE.
Having seen $3 trillion worth of market value wiped out, the Chinese stock market is among the worst-performing markets this year – and little wonder given China currently finds itself in a trade war with the U.S. and is experiencing a plethora of domestic challenges. With stock valuations now pushed down to very attractive levels, is this an opportunity for investors to tiptoe in? Today’s article examines the risks and potential opportunities – including which Chinese stocks money managers are favoring (and avoiding) and “five funds with strong track records that are positioned well to navigate the selloff.” CLICK HERE.