It’s probably not a surprise to learn that the stocks that were the most adored by analysts at the start of 2018 beat the overall market last year. A little more surprising, however, is the fact that the stocks that were the most despised by analysts at the start of last year also ended up beating the market. Given this, which stocks are the biggest analyst darlings (and which stocks are the most disliked by analysts) as 2019 gets underway – and which group (the adored or the despised) might end up doing better this year? CLICK HERE.
The stocks most popular with hedge funds have been beating the market so far this year, so it may also be worth noting which stocks hedge funds have been giving up on the most – and that’s exactly what Credit Suisse has done. The firm has identified “the stocks with the biggest declines in the number of large cap hedge funds holding their shares in Q4 2016”, and the skepticism demonstrated by a large number of hedge funds towards these stocks may be an indicator of poor returns to come. To find out what these 18 “fading stars” are, CLICK HERE.
“As is typical with various strategies designed to beat the market, when too many investors catch on and start to play the same game, the system typically collapses,” observes the author of today’s article. One strategy that appears to have suffered this fate, according to research by the Wall Street Journal, is to bet on stocks set to be added to the S&P 500, which the author notes was, “for many years, a sure-fire way to earn outsize returns”. With that strategy having unraveled, what did the Journal find was a better strategy these days when it comes to playing newly-added S&P 500 stocks? CLICK HERE to find out.