When the yield curve inverted on August 14, investors panicked – and, given that a yield curve inversion has occurred before every recession over the last 50 years, there is still great concern over what this event portends. The author of today’s article, however, argues that there’s no reason for investors to panic (yet) and that the yield curve inversion is actually a positive sign for stocks for the next 12 months – although investors may want to focus on buying certain types of stocks. For more, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to building your stock portfolio, the author of today’s article encourages applying the following lesson: “It’s the stuff you leave out that matters”. In other words, “you are likely to succeed as an investor not just by the stocks you own, but more importantly by the ones you don’t.” Unfortunately, too many investors end up turning their portfolios into warehouses of stocks rather than curated collections – or museums – of stocks, so the author provides a framework by which to curate your stocks and transform your portfolio from warehouse to museum. For more, CLICK HERE.
While the rise of e-commerce giants such as Amazon has certainly brought about the demise of many brick-and-mortar retailers (with many more victims undoubtedly to come), retail isn’t dead across the board. In fact, as the author of today’s article observes, some areas of retail, such as in-store apparel, are flourishing – and that creates an opportunity in “a special niche in brick-and-mortar retail”. What may be “the best way to invest in retail” – offering sizable and safe dividends? CLICK HERE.
What single asset class would you be best off choosing to invest money that you don’t need for at least 10 years? Stocks? Bonds? Gold/precious metals? Real estate? Bitcoin/cryptocurrencies? This question was recently posed to over a thousand investors, and their responses indicated a clear winner – and while the winning asset class may be surprising, the author of today’s article outlines how it’s entirely plausible that it will perform better than both stocks and bonds over the next decade. For more, CLICK HERE.
Due in large part to declining iPhone sales, among other concerns, the author of today’s article notes that “some investors are starting to get cold feet regarding Apple and talking about taking profits off the table” – a move he sees as a big mistake, arguing that “Just because Apple isn’t posting the kind of jaw-dropping numbers we saw roughly a decade ago after the initial iPhone launch doesn’t mean this near-$1-trillion stock is no longer a powerhouse well worth holding on to, or perhaps even adding to your portfolio.” For the seven key reasons he is bullish on Apple, CLICK HERE.
With increased market turbulence of late, today’s article highlights one way that investors can hedge against wild market swings: exchange traded funds focused on lower volatility stocks. For some specific low-volatility ETFs to consider for this purpose – with one ETF expert noting ““Both of them have actually done much better than the broad U.S. market over the last year. They do what they say they’re going to do. When we have drawdowns like we saw in the fourth quarter of last year — they keep you out of trouble a little bit” – CLICK HERE.
Nobody knows how much of an impact the trade dispute between the U.S. and China will have on the U.S. – or China. In regards to the potential fallout in China, the author of today’s article notes that “This uncertainty is being reflected in stock prices. It’s also likely there are bargains among the wreckage, and investors might be able to pick up solid companies at a discount.” As such, he proceeds to highlight three China ETFs that may be credible value plays right now. For more, CLICK HERE.
One of the pleasant surprises of the first quarter was the rally in oil prices – and thus the energy sector. And the good times for the energy sector may just be getting started. Noting that “different slices of the energy sector offer different risks and rewards if you want to get more tactical with your trade,” the author of today’s article highlights three ways investors can play the oil rally depending on their risk tolerance. For more – including what the author points to as being “the real Big Oil play” – CLICK HERE.
The inability of many mutual funds to beat the market has been remarked on quite a bit recently. There are, of course, exceptions – such as the winning funds highlighted in today’s article. These stock funds and bond funds have outperformed over short-, mid- and long-term time frames, beating their respective benchmark indexes over the past one, three, five and ten years. For more on the best mutual funds to invest in (both domestic and international), what to do if a mutual fund you already own didn’t make the list, and why not a single value fund made the cut, CLICK HERE.
Just as important to investors as being on the lookout for the next big success is being on guard against the next big disaster, such as the extended sell-off experienced by General Electric. What stock might be the next GE? Noting that many investors held onto GE stock despite its decline due to an emotional attachment, the author of today’s article suggests that “In looking for the next GE, it can be useful to look for a stock that many investors have an emotional tie to.” Which popular stock could be the next GE? CLICK HERE.