The Darlings (And The Despised) That Could Beat The Market This Year

It’s probably not a surprise to learn that the stocks that were the most adored by analysts at the start of 2018 beat the overall market last year. A little more surprising, however, is the fact that the stocks that were the most despised by analysts at the start of last year also ended up beating the market. Given this, which stocks are the biggest analyst darlings (and which stocks are the most disliked by analysts) as 2019 gets underway – and which group (the adored or the despised) might end up doing better this year? CLICK HERE.

Financial Independence Is Within Your Control – If You Use These Levers

When it comes to achieving financial independence, there are factors you have little control over (such as the returns the market will provide). However, having talked with many people who are working towards, or who have achieved, financial independence, the author of today’s article has identified a number of tools they use to get rich – tools that, importantly, are within their control. Moreover, the author warns that “If you ignore those levers…chances are that you may not reach your goals, even if you are a more talented stock picker than Warren Buffett.” For more, CLICK HERE.

Which Stocks Have The Best “Under-The-Radar” Hedge Fund Managers Been Buying?

With information from second-quarter hedge fund disclosures now publicly available, today’s article looks at which stocks the top-performing (but not necessarily well-known) hedge funds have been buying – and thus which stocks those funds’ managers may view as overlooked opportunities. For the top five stock-picking hedge funds – and some stocks those funds’ managers have taken new positions in – CLICK HERE.

From Ali Baba To Twitter: Trading “The Second Round Of FANG Stocks” In August & September

Consider them “the second round of FANG stocks”: Baidu, Twitter, Tesla and Ali Baba. In today’s article, the author highlights what the price cycles of these four companies indicate about how to trade them during the remainder of August and into September. What do the charts have to say about what to buy, what to sell – and when? CLICK HERE to find out.

How This Stock Picker Admired By Warren Buffett Sizes Up Stocks – And His 15 Current Holdings

Warren Buffett is a man greatly admired by many investors – and Lou Simpson is a man greatly admired by Warren Buffett. As such, today’s article details the criteria that Simpson, a former CEO at Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and current chairman of SQ Advisors, looks for in stocks (and one factor he “assuredly does not rely on”) – as well as SQ Advisors’ 15 current stock holdings. For more, CLICK HERE.

These 3 Stocks May Be Among The Best Picks For Growth Investors Right Now

An at-home beverage machine maker, a display technology developer and manufacturer, and a water heater manufacturer make up the three stocks highlighted in today’s article that may be among the best picks right now for smart growth investors, as they offer the prospect of high growth without corresponding high risk. For more on these three growth stocks – including how the aforementioned water heater manufacturer is poised to profit from the expansion of China’s middle class – CLICK HERE.

The Case – And The ETF – For Hot Israeli Tech Stocks

Israel’s economy is booming, thanks in large part to its tech sector. However, today’s article notes that Israeli tech companies do not receive much attention from American investors – and while there are 95 Israeli companies currently trading on the Nasdaq, these do not include smaller, mid-cap names. Enter the ETF that today’s article highlights, which seeks “to bring broader exposure of Israel-based tech companies to both U.S. and Israeli investors” – and which is up almost 30% in one year. For more on this ETF, CLICK HERE.

Smart Stock Moves In The Smartphone Space

While growth in the smartphone market has been sluggish (in part due to consumers postponing upgrades to the newest – and priciest – models), today’s article notes that the top smartphone makers in the world are still showing solid growth. So which smartphone stocks might be the best buys? The author makes the case for two smartphone stocks to buy today – and the case against a popular smartphone supply chain play. For more, CLICK HERE.

Impure Marijuana: The Better Bet?

Many pure play marijuana companies have seen their stocks soar as the legalization of medical – and recreational – marijuana has expanded. These companies can be risky bets however (consider the fact that most are still not profitable). The better bet, according to today’s article, may be companies that service the marijuana industry – and while many of these companies are private, there are some publicly-traded options. For some of these “impure” marijuana plays – including a REIT “focused solely on acquisition and management of industrial properties leased to companies that require medical-use cannabis facilities” – CLICK HERE.

All The Best, All The Worst: The 2017 “Financial Markets Awards”

What were the biggest market winners of the past year (excluding cryptocurrencies) – and what were the biggest market losers? What was the year’s most frequently offered (and consistently disproven) narrative about the market? What was 2017’s “Comeback Player of the Year” – and what was the year’s best financial markets fight? The author of today’s article gives his take on the aforementioned and bestows his “Financial Markets Awards” for 2017. For more, CLICK HERE.