A handful of unicorns – that is, privately-funded startups with market values over $1 billion – have gone public this year, with more to come. However, given the high-profile Uber and Lyft IPO flops, today’s article advises that “Investors looking to tackle a high-valued company going public would be best to look elsewhere and away from bigger and more well-known names to avoid the risk that comes from buying a highly-valued firm to begin with” – and one alternative that may be worth considering comes from the vegan menu. For more, CLICK HERE.
The first quarter of 2019 saw the best return for the S&P 500 of the last 21 years. It should not be surprising, then, that the exchange-traded funds that have performed the best thus far in 2019 have been ETFs that track large-cap stocks. Which other groups of ETFs have been leaders so far this year (and are likely to remain leaders, according to the author of today’s article, as the trends underlying their performance continue)? And which groups of ETFs have been the biggest laggards so far this year (and, again, are likely to continue lagging)? CLICK HERE.
Every week for almost 50 years Jake Bernstein has published The Weekly Capital Markets Report. In today’s article, he shares some of the lessons and insights on trading and investing that he has acquired over his 50 years of experience, including the best lesson he has learned that would be beneficial to other traders and investors, his advice for new traders and investors, the most common mistake he sees traders make, and his advice on how to increase returns in the natural resource space. For more – including why Bernstein states he “would much rather own platinum than gold” – CLICK HERE.
Too little diversification is a bad thing, but so is too much diversification. One influential stock picker cited in today’s article once observed that “Investors have been so oversold on diversification that fear of having too many eggs in one basket has caused them to put far too little into companies they thoroughly know and far too much in others which they know nothing about.” So is there an ideal number of stocks for active investors to own in order to help them beat the market? It turns out there may be. For more, CLICK HERE.
“As bargains become harder to find in an aging bull market there is temptation to go bottom feeding in search of an investment miracle,” acknowledges the author of today’s article. But when is that “miracle” cheap stock really a value trap with no real prospects of experiencing a significant rebound? The author outlines a dozen value trap indicators to be on the lookout for when going hunting for real value. For more, CLICK HERE.
Gold’s little sister – silver – has “become increasingly attractive to investors looking for undervalued asset classes and safe-haven investments,” notes the author of today’s article. Anticipating a more supportive sentiment for the silver market this year, he proceeds to highlight a basket of three silver juniors with high leverage to the silver price to consider: one growth-oriented silver producer, one silver developer/explorer (and potential takeover target), and one early-stage gold/silver explorer. For more, CLICK HERE.
“You’re going to need a telescope to see copper prices in 2021,” declares one major player in the mining industry cited in today’s article. One major reason behind the phenomenal growth expected for copper demand – and copper prices – in the coming years? The trend towards “copper-gobbling” renewable energy, the corporate purchasing of which more than doubled from 2017 to 2018. And then there’s the trend towards copper-gobbling electric vehicles, most notably in China. For more on why 2019 could be a crowning year for copper (and copper miners) – and some specific copper miners to consider for exposure – CLICK HERE.
If emerging markets are not already a core part of your portfolio, you may be missing out on what one analyst declares will be “the global growth powerhouse over the next 10 years” – not the developed economies of the U.S. or Europe, but rather the likes of Vietnam, Indonesia and others. For more on why “emerging markets have to be a core part of your portfolio” – and the risks that accompany the opportunities that emerging markets present, CLICK HERE.
How did a self-made Brazilian billionaire lose his $35 billion empire practically overnight? The author of today’s article points to a lesson that he advises investors need to be aware of: “The portfolio that helps you get rich isn’t necessarily the portfolio that’s going to help you remain rich.” So, if you’re an investor that has amassed significant wealth, how can you go about engineering a portfolio that will help you keep (and ideally continue to grow) that wealth? The author shows why this is more difficult than many think – and outlines what may be the best strategy. CLICK HERE.
“New traders are often seduced by the patterns of indicators, but this work invariably ends in disappointment when results don’t follow,” notes the author of today’s article. Given this, he proceeds to outline what may be a better approach to getting started in technical analysis. For this approach (the principles of which even more experienced traders can still benefit from) and some of the “pitfalls” of traditional technical analysis, CLICK HERE.