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.
Today’s article calls it “platinum’s lesser-known cousin” and notes that it was once viewed as nothing more than “an unattractive byproduct of platinum mining”. We’re talking about palladium, which has been hitting new records and has even been more costly than gold recently (which has not happened since 2002) – and rather than seeing its fortunes reverse any time soon, palladium may continue to shine for quite some time. For more, CLICK HERE.
“While many large-cap tech names have started the year off strong, there’s a wave of smaller, more new-age tech stocks that have seen a huge rally,” notes today’s article, with this group including names such as Etsy, Roku and Dropbox. One analyst is recommending three of these smaller-cap, new-age tech stocks in particular. For these three stocks – and which one might be the best bet – CLICK HERE.
Apple’s stock price doesn’t recover, pot stocks experience a bitcoin-like implosion, and the price of oil remains under $75 all year. These are some of the “bold and perhaps unpopular” market predictions the author of today’s article is making for the year ahead – and while he acknowledges that some of these predictions may be sources of disagreement, he notes that they each highlight important issues for investors and hopefully cause the reader to “at least think about the other side of the trade and prepare your portfolio accordingly for the year ahead.” For more, CLICK HERE.
“After U.S. stocks last year posted the worst performance since 2008, you might be skeptical of companies favored by Wall Street analysts, who seem to be perennially optimistic,” acknowledges the author of today’s article. Still, it may be worth noting which stocks are currently favored by analysts for the year ahead – and as such the author proceeds to identify the 20 stocks from each of the three main S&P indexes (large-cap, mid-cap and small-cap) “covered by at least five analysts with 75% or more ‘buy’ or equivalent ratings that have the highest 12-month upside potential implied by consensus price targets.” For more, CLICK HERE.
Apple’s stock price plummeted after the company slashed revenue guidance, in large part due to slumping sales in China. So is Apple stock, which today’s article notes is now one-third cheaper than it was at its apex (when it was still regarded as a great value stock), now a screaming buy? The author advises that in order to “assess whether Apple is truly a bargain, [we need to] analyze the underlying trends that will determine its future fortunes, using a wonky but essential measure…” For more, CLICK HERE.
In summing up its market and economic outlook for 2019, today’s offering declares the following: “Hope for the best but be prepared for the worst by increased allocations to cash, silver and gold.” Might 2019 see a global debt bubble collapse? How much might investors want to be invested in gold? Is silver or bitcoin a better investment option for 2019? And what could bring about a global financial crisis this year? For a discussion of these topics and more, CLICK HERE.
A provider of marketing and loyalty services, a short line railroad holding company, a retailer of branded fashion apparel, a retailer of professional beauty supplies, a label solutions provider, and a consumer finance company comprise the six stocks highlighted in today’s article for the high level of business predictability and wide margins of safety they offer investors. More importantly, these six stocks are currently undervalued. For more, CLICK HERE.
“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.