Today’s article highlights three stocks you may want to avoid. Here’s what the had to say, “There’s nothing more dangerous for investors than being overly optimistic about a lackluster company. A bull argument can be constructed for any stock, but ignoring the risks can be catastrophic. Everyone likes to buy great companies at low prices, but it’s all too easy to cherry-pick data, consciously or unconsciously, tricking yourself into buying shares of a terrible company. A few of our Foolish contributors have identified three stocks that fall into this category — ones that should be avoided at all costs.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article features a discussion with Jim Paulsen and what his thoughts are on stocks. Here’s what they had to say, “Wells Capital Management’s Jim Paulsen said Tuesday he has become more positive on stocks as he anticipates more attractive valuations and a buying opportunity on a spike in volatility. Stocks were pointing to open higher on Monday as investors breathed a sigh of relief over China GDP data. But even with the S&P 500 poised for an open above 1,900, Paulsen said he thinks another leg downward is coming.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Together like two peas in a pod…just not as pleasant sounding… Today’s article explains why when oil goes down, stocks seem to slip as well. Here’s what they had to say, “If it feels as if the stock market and oil futures are moving in lockstep these days it’s because, to a large extent, they are. As oil futures plunged in the first two weeks of the new year to 12-year lows, U.S. equities put in the worst-ever start to a new calendar year. The Tuesday price action was no exception. Oil futures CLG6, -1.86% CLH6, -1.45% surged overnight, lifting global equities and sending U.S. stock-index futures sharply higher.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
If you’re worried about stocks and their lack of performance lately, today’s article may be right up your alley. Here’s what they had to say, “It’s human nature to look at this massive wave of selling and panic. But what’s going on in the markets right now is not a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. The global economy is still growing, even if it’s slower than everyone wants. And in the U.S., banks and individuals are carrying a lot less debt, meaning people have more “rainy day” funds on hand if the downturn gets uglier.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses how oil stocks may take off this week. Here’s what they had to say, “On Friday, U.S. Brent crude hit a fresh 12-year low as fears that the lifting of Iranian sanctions could flood an already oversupplied market for crude. In spite of the sell-off, the man who correctly saw the steep market correction in August told CNBC that investors would be smart to buy oil at these levels — and short the stock market.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses the FANG stocks, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google. Here’s what they had to say, “When the market’s closing bell rung for the final time in 2015, few stocks held more promise for the new year than a certain four technology companies. Dubbed with the acronym FANG, Internet companies Facebook FB 1.59% , Amazon AMZN 0.02% , Netflix NFLX 1.40% and Alphabet, which was still named Google when the acronym was dubbed, delivered stellar performances in a year when the overall market’s returns were remarkable only in their flatness. The S&P 500 ended 2015 down less than 1%.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article highlights a handful of stocks that are marching to the beat of their own drum. Here’s what they had to say, “If investors want to stay in the stock market, the most defensive classes of stocks come to mind. This review does not include electric utilities or basic consumer products giants, but it does include food, water, phones, tobacco and defensive retail. All these stocks were hardly down against the real carnage in the first week, and some even rose!” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses gun stocks and how they were affected by the President’s speech. Here’s what they had to say, “Shortly before noon on Tuesday, Mark Barden stepped to a lectern in the East Room of the White House to introduce President Obama, who would go on to announce a series of executive orders aimed at curbing gun violence in the U.S. Barden wasn’t just any warm-up act: he was the father of a boy named Daniel, an auburn-haired first grader with a gap-toothed smile who was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. ”In the three years since those 26 precious lives were lost at that school, far too many more lives have been lost to gun tragedies in this country,” he said. “As a nation, we have to do better.” Yet as Barden and then Obama spoke, gun stocks — like Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger RGR +6.15% & Co — surged to fresh heights” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article discusses biotech stocks and what the year looks like for them. Here’s what they had to say, “”It’s really a stock picker year,” RBC Capital Markets Michael Yee told the “Fast Money” traders last week. Yee explained in his most recent note that plenty has changed in the biotech industry in 2015. The sector has evolved so rapidly that the public knows more about diseases, targets and designing better-targeted drugs than ever before.” To read more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article explains what happened Tuesday that left stocks higher. Here’s what they had to say, “U.S. stocks climbed sharply higher Tuesday as a rebound in oil prices helped reinvigorate bullish sentiment on Wall Street. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished near session highs, posting a triple-digit point gain while the S&P 500 index scored solid broad-based gains, propelling the index to a 1% annual gain with a two sessions of trading left in 2015.” To read more, CLICK HERE.