Despite seemingly mounting domestic concerns, both economic and political, the author of today’s article points out that “The U.S., by at least one measure, is a shining beacon of stability, with one of the more upbeat outlooks among major markets around the world.” Of course, as a result, U.S. stocks are unusually expensive and value is hard to find. But not impossible. For four U.S.-focused companies offering value relative to the broader market, 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.
In light of its recent selloff – the biggest one-day loss by a company in U.S. stock market history – what’s next for Facebook? With its valuation having been driven down, is this an opportunity for investors who missed out on the stock’s earlier ascent to get in ahead of a rebound – or is caution warranted? Today’s article looks at what happened with other stocks that, as with Facebook, suffered large one-day declines after hitting new 52-week highs – and what that history suggests about Facebook’s likely path in the short-term. CLICK HERE.
The author of today’s article was behind the first exchange-traded fund listed in the U.S. that offered investors targeted exposure to the marijuana industry and he has spoken about the tremendous upside potential that he sees for investments in cannabis-related companies. So why – despite still believing in that tremendous upside potential – is he now expressing fear about investing in marijuana stocks – and why is he cautioning that “your marijuana investments could explode. And I don’t mean explode in a good way”? CLICK HERE.
The author of today’s article called it the “Economic Cinderella Story of 2017” – and after outperforming the S&P 500 so far this year, he believes there are still more upside gains to come in the next 12 months. “It” is investing in European bank stocks, which the author notes “are still undervalued, whether priced in dollars or euros, compared to their more popular U.S. peers.” Why is this Cinderella story likely to continue in 2018? CLICK HERE.
RBC Capital Markets’ “Top Picks” list – comprised of the U.S. stocks that RBC analysts believe have the potential to produce the highest returns – has outperformed the market ever since it was first created in 2011. Given that impressive track record, it may be worth having a look at what stocks currently make up the list. For the 16 stocks currently on RBC’s “Top Picks” list – with potential returns ranging from 6% to 107% – CLICK HERE.
From almost 7,500 in 1997 to just over 3,500 today, the number of U.S. stocks has shrunk by more than 50% over the last 20 years – and this smaller pool of stocks in which to invest is making it harder for individual investors to be among the first to get in on the next big market winners. What factors have led to this significantly smaller pool of stocks to choose from, how does this make it even more difficult for individual investors to get market-beating returns – and what’s one way for investors to (sort of) get around this problem? CLICK HERE to find out.
The single most overvalued asset class right now may not be U.S. stocks, but rather bonds. This is the assessment of the author of today’s article, who believes that, “short of an economic recession, bond holders are almost guaranteed bigly losses over the next decade as we are now set on a likely path to lower bond prices and higher bond yields.” For the author’s multi-pronged rationale for why he believes investors should “sell bonds, post hate”, CLICK HERE.
While not all market observers subscribe to the belief that U.S. stocks are overvalued, the author of today’s article certainly does. Given this, he proceeds to examine the various alternatives investors have when it comes to an overvalued market – including moving to cash, going overweight bonds in their portfolios, and taking on more exposure to overseas stocks – as well as the potential drawbacks of each of these strategies. To read more, CLICK HERE.