One of the first big Chinese initial public offerings this year is expected to be a Hong Kong-based online brokerage. What makes this IPO particularly interesting for investors, in addition to the company being backed by Chinese conglomerate Tencent, is the fact that the firm is profitable and poised for extraordinary growth from the rise of an affluent Chinese middle class. For more on this IPO to watch, CLICK HERE.
“After U.S. stocks last year posted the worst performance since 2008, you might be skeptical of companies favored by Wall Street analysts, who seem to be perennially optimistic,” acknowledges the author of today’s article. Still, it may be worth noting which stocks are currently favored by analysts for the year ahead – and as such the author proceeds to identify the 20 stocks from each of the three main S&P indexes (large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap) “covered by at least five analysts with 75% or more ‘buy’ or equivalent ratings that have the highest 12-month upside potential implied by consensus price targets.” For more, CLICK HERE.
Apple’s stock price plummeted after the company slashed revenue guidance, in large part due to slumping sales in China. So is Apple stock, which today’s article notes is now one-third cheaper than it was at its apex (when it was still regarded as a great value stock), now a screaming buy? The author advises that in order to “assess whether Apple is truly a bargain, [we need to] analyze the underlying trends that will determine its future fortunes, using a wonky but essential measure…” For more, CLICK HERE.
“One of the best pieces of financial advice I ever received was this one from a mentor just prior to my marriage,” reveals the author of today’s article in regards to Resolution #7 of the ten personal finance resolutions he outlines as being the best ones to make for 2019. For what this piece of advice was – and for the other nine top personal finance resolutions for 2019 – CLICK HERE.
A provider of marketing and loyalty services, a short line railroad holding company, a retailer of branded fashion apparel, a retailer of professional beauty supplies, a label solutions provider, and a consumer finance company comprise the six stocks highlighted in today’s article for the high level of business predictability and wide margins of safety they offer investors. More importantly, these six stocks are currently undervalued. For more, CLICK HERE.
“This is why you own bonds,” declares the author of today’s article as part of his thoughts on the current state of the markets – and he’s got the chart that puts this point in stark relief. What has caused the recent market volatility (and what hasn’t)? Why does he state that buy low and sell high “may not be the best advice for the majority of investors” (and what may be the better advice for most)? For this and more, CLICK HERE.
Amid the current market turmoil, what are investors to do? The author of today’s article notes that most market analysts are talking at an abstract level and “hardly any are talking at ground level—that is, talking about individual stocks and practical actions to be taken” – so he gets down to ground level and highlights two specific stocks currently trading at discounts to consider. For more, CLICK HERE.
The market has been plummeting, the president is attacking the chairman of the Federal Reserve, a trade war is ongoing, U.S. debt is ballooning – and more. So is it time to go defensive with your investment strategy? If so, how? And when will it be time to get aggressive again? In examining these questions, today’s article highlights several specific defensive stocks to consider and outlines how to build your own defensive investment strategy for the coming year. For more, CLICK HERE.
When investing in marijuana stocks, what really matters? The author of today’s article advises that “what a lot of folks overlook is that there’s more to investing in pot stocks and analyzing the marijuana industry than just aggregate cannabis production. If peak production were all that mattered, Aurora Cannabis…would clearly be the largest marijuana stock by market cap, trailed by Canopy Growth…and Aphria. Of course, that’s not how things have shaped up…” He proceeds to outline five things that may be more important when investing in marijuana stocks. What are they? CLICK HERE.
Wide economic moats, forward dividend yields in excess of 5%, and trading below their fair value estimates: these are the three features that make the nine stocks identified in today’s article “triple threats”. For these nine stocks – and an in-depth look at three of them (a leading producer of minerals, an energy transportation company, and a multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods) – CLICK HERE.