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.
It was once the king of the U.S. automakers – until it was pummeled and ended up filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. We’re talking about General Motors – and today’s article notes that, after its reorganization, “Any money invested in the new GM at the time of its IPO has doubled, counting dividends and stock appreciation.” So is now a good time to invest in GM for the long term? The author identifies the factors affecting the auto industry that are relevant to making this determination – and examines how GM is positioned in regards to each. For more, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to dividend growth investing, the author of today’s article advises that “It is not about chasing high yielders today, but more about finding the right stock that would grow distributions over time, and thus provide investors with inflation protection in their income.” He further advises that “Dividend investors should take the time to study these success stories as they unfold in front of their eyes and even consider adding some to their dividend portfolios” – and he highlights ten dividend growers that recently announced plans to increase payouts yet again. For these ten stocks – and the author’s guidance on when investors may want to consider buying – CLICK HERE.
In regards to the stock of this high-quality pharmaceutical distributor, the author of today’s article declares that it “is not just cheap – it’s incredibly cheap.” But what about concerns the market currently has about this stock – namely Amazon’s entrance into the drug distribution space and White House rhetoric on drug prices? The author lays out how, under even the worst-case scenario for this company, it’s a “heads we win, tails we get less, but we still win” scenario for investors. For more, CLICK HERE.
Flow Kana is a California-based company that is part of what today’s article notes is “a relatively new form of cannabis business [that] has emerged: a middleman that does not grow pot itself, but rather distributes it” – and leaked documents show that it is telling prospective investors that it expects to achieve profitability in 2020 and revenue in excess of $2 billion by 2022. For more on this powerful pot distributor, CLICK HERE.
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.
Investors have long looked to consumer staple and utility stocks for reliable income. Now telecom stocks can be added to the mix, with today’s article noting that, while “in decades past, telecom stocks may not have been considered in the same class as low-risk utility investments that provide reliable performance even in tough times…now, communication is vital to American businesses and families – and thus a nearly sure-thing investment for your portfolio.” For seven telecom stocks with attractive dividends to consider – including a “$200 billion telecom with big income potential that remains undiscovered by most U.S. investors” – CLICK HERE.