While, as today’s article notes, “The only way for a stock to increase its dividend for 25 or more consecutive years is for it to have a strong and durable competitive advantage”, that doesn’t mean that all 57 stocks that currently make up the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrat Index are good buys today. The authors single out ten stocks from the index that they assess to be the top Dividend Aristocrats today based on expected future total returns. For more, CLICK HERE.
Cheap investments are not necessarily good investments – but sometimes they can be the best investments. With the valuation gap between the most expensive stocks and the cheapest stocks currently the largest it has been in 70 years, today’s article examines when cheap investments are indeed the best investments, noting that “when valuations surge to extreme levels, the value stocks whose prices have been left behind tend to outperform in the coming six to twelve months.” For more on when cheap investments are the best investments – including a number of cheap (under $5) stocks that could see significant price appreciation – CLICK HERE.
Having already achieved the distinction of being the longest in U.S. history, and now hitting the 10-year mark, calls regarding the end of the current stock bull market are only intensifying. However, noting that “business cycles do not die from old age alone”, the author of today’s article doesn’t see “any reason why this bull run can’t last another 10 years” – and advocates staying invested in stocks even if one anticipates a recession or bear market this year or next. For more – including the specific type of fund the author recommends now – CLICK HERE.
They get far less attention than the FAANG stocks, and they don’t have the clever acronym (although the author of today’s article proposes PUTIN, among other suggestions), but stocks of cloud software companies are flying high – perhaps too high – with the author warning that “a category of typically fast-growing cloud software firms have stretched their valuations so far that they’re vulnerable to a meltdown. If you’re looking for a bubble, this might be it.” For more, 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.
Among the various possible ways to beat the market, according to one study, is with falling knives stocks – specifically, falling knives stocks “whose share prices have fallen more than 50% over the last 52 weeks [and which] are properly selected for financial strength” (low debt-equity ratios). Today’s article highlights three such falling knives stocks from the metal mining industry, as the author expects a low-yield environment going forward and declares that “ Metal mining companies are going to benefit from a low real yield environment more than any other company.” For more, CLICK HERE.
After a rough go in 2018 (due in part to concerns over rising interest rates), data center stocks are staging a turnaround (due in part to the Fed’s more dovish tone on future rate hikes). Now available at lower valuations, and with long-term growth drivers still intact, data center stocks may be attractive plays. Today’s article highlights four data center stocks that appear to be especially compelling picks: three retail data centers and one document storage REIT that is moving into the data center space. For more, 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.