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.
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.
While strategists at JPMorgan do not see a high risk of a recession in the next 12 months, they do believe that there may be some wisdom in investors gradually setting themselves up for the next recession over a period of time, starting in the coming weeks. Moreover, the firm has published an investing playbook with recommended trades, across asset classes, ahead of the next recession. For a summary of this playbook – and why some of the recommended trades this time around are different from typical late-cycle trades – CLICK HERE.
While the author of today’s article does not consider himself a speculative trader, he acknowledges “it’s important to attempt to peer into the future and attempt to align investments with the changes that one expects to occur.” He proceeds to highlight two of the “megatrends” (long-term trends that are not likely to be altered regardless of the ups and downs of the U.S. or global economies) that he considers when managing his portfolio – and the types of companies that he is bullish on as a result. CLICK HERE.
One of the favorite investing destinations of the author of today’s article is Australia – and as such he proceeds to highlight a unique – and profitable – Australian technology stock that trades in the U.S. The company in question “provides team collaboration and productivity software solutions worldwide”, is unique in several respects (including the fact that it has always been profitable), and has been beating analyst expectations. For more on this company – including what may be its most unique aspect – CLICK HERE.
Four small-cap energy stocks – and one music streaming stock – make up the five low-priced (trading under $10) stocks with solid upside potential highlighted in today’s article. Specifically, the author sees these stocks as being particularly appealing plays for more aggressive traders “look[ing] at lower-priced stocks as a way to not only make some good money but to get a higher share count.” For these five stocks, CLICK HERE.
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.
While the broad energy sector has performed nicely this year, today’s article highlights one of the sector’s subindustries where even better returns can be found: exploration and production stocks. The author notes that these stocks (and related ETFs) “are usually more correlated to oil prices than integrated oil stocks. That is a curse when crude prices fall, but a gift when oil rallies. Crude is one of this year’s best-performing commodities, prompting the outperformance by exploration and production ETFs over more traditional energy sector fare.” For some E&P ETF plays – including one for “adventurous” traders – CLICK HERE.
In today’s article, the author provides his once-a-year list of stocks trading under $10 that he finds attractive, noting that “stocks selling for single digits are often obscure, and I like obscurity because it may mean a stock is under-researched and perhaps undervalued.” For the five stocks on this year’s list – a TV panel manufacturer, a specialty retailer of women’s clothing, an independent energy company, a silver mining company, and a software company that produces reservoir simulation software for the oil and gas industry – CLICK HERE.
When setting up your trades, how do you go about determining your exit target? The author of today’s article advises that “While using the charts to develop an exit plan is a totally valid approach there are better ways you can go about this” – and he proceeds to detail an options strategy that he believes is one of those better ways: the at-the-money straddle. What is a straddle – and how can the straddle be used to develop targets for a stock? CLICK HERE.