“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.
“When investing becomes dangerous what are your best choices?” This is the question that the author of today’s article poses – and proceeds to answer from various perspectives. In particular, he highlights advice from Mad Money host Jim Cramer – who recently exclaimed that “This market isn’t just volatile, it’s treacherous” – to pick “individual stocks that are not tied to trade with China, are not tied to the welfare of general economy, and have both high dividend yields and strong financial positions.” For some specific sector and stock recommendations in that regard, CLICK HERE.
“When it comes to these funds, matching the market means you’re actually beating the market,” declares the author of today’s article in regards to closed-end funds (CEFs). So how can CEFs actually beat the market just by technically meeting the market? The answer, he notes, will not be found in any chart on Yahoo or Google – and he argues that “that’s why so many people ignore CEFs: they’re looking at less than half the real story!” For more, CLICK HERE.
Will it be a blue wave, a red wall or a blue tsunami? While the general consensus seems to be that Democrats will take control of the House and the Republicans will hold on to the Senate in this week’s midterm elections, there are a number of possible outcomes, each with different implications for the market in general and specific stocks and sectors. Today’s article looks at the implications of each scenario for the overall market and which stocks and sectors are likely to be winners (or losers) under each. For more, CLICK HERE.
Unemployment is at historic lows, both small-business and consumer confidence are high, and the stock market has been on a tear. So what’s not to like about the current economic situation? The author of today’s article cautions that “Beneath the surface, the frantic goosing has planted seeds of financial crisis which have sprouted and are about to blossom with devastating effect” – and he uses two concepts to shed light on what he sees as the coming (and “right on schedule”) crisis. For more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article highlights three investments that are probably not on your radar but which you may want to consider. The first is a stock that is (literally) garbage, the second is a group of exchange-traded funds, and the third is a stock that is a leader in its industry, currently sports an attractive valuation, and could benefit from a key rival suffering a setback. For more on these three potential investments, CLICK HERE.
When the next financial meltdown occurs, the author of today’s article has a contrarian view on what will happen with gold and silver. While most precious metals analysts forecast a higher gold-silver ratio during the next financial crash, the author sees the value of silver rising more than that of gold. For more – including what the author sees as “the key factor missed by most precious metals analysts” – CLICK HERE.
How close are we to the end of the business cycle? The author of today’s article notes that a number of indicators that often precede the end of economic expansion and equity bull markets are present (including rising interest rates), but cautions that “Be that as it may, calling the end of the cycle would be a fool’s errand and could result in missed opportunities…Late-cycle returns can still be quite substantial.” For more on these late-cycle opportunities – and the author’s thoughts on inflation, oil, gold and more – CLICK HERE.
When it came to identifying investment opportunities, Benjamin Graham – considered by many to be the father of value investing – sought out stocks with low price to earnings ratios and low price to book values. However, the author of today’s article notes that Graham “also explained a technique to combine these two metrics into a single number, the Graham Number.” After outlining how to calculate a stock’s Graham Number, the author highlights a number of stocks currently trading below $10 a share that have a Graham Number below 1 – which indicates value. For more, CLICK HERE.