Investing Slideshows

10 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy to Anchor Your Portfolio10 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy to Anchor Your Portfolio (11/12/2018)
The mid-term elections are over, but the market volatility will probably continue. The ongoing trade war with China is one issue that has the market seeking direction, there’s the ongoing debate about the future of health care policy, and inflation is peeking its head above the economy and could be an issue for businesses in 2019. But let’s not be a party pooper. The period right after mid-ter... Read more.
8 Growth Stocks to Sell Now8 Growth Stocks to Sell Now (11/12/2018)
According to many analysts, the market is poised for a significant rally after the recent mid-term elections. But for some stocks, the day of reckoning may have come. These stocks had been flaming out before October's correction but may have been hoping that a post-election bounce would allow investors to overlook some of the core issues surrounding their business. But the market can be ruthl... Read more.
9 Low-Risk Stocks for Risk-Averse Investors9 Low-Risk Stocks for Risk-Averse Investors (11/12/2018)
One of the most important things for any investor to understand is their risk tolerance. Warren Buffett famously said the two most important rules of investing are as follows. Rule #1: don’t lose money and Rule #2: remember rule #1. Many investors know that they should be invested in stocks and other equities. However, they truly don’t have the stomach to invest in aggressive stocks that have the ... Read more.
7 Dow Jones Stocks That Are Still Laggards7 Dow Jones Stocks That Are Still Laggards (11/12/2018)
With the election over, the conventional thinking says that it’s going to be smooth sailing for stocks. The uncertainty hovering over the market has been removed as fast as the political signs from your neighbors’ front yard. But 2018 has been a rough year for some of the benchmarks in the Dow Jones Index, and the correction that overtook the market in October put these stocks in a hole that they ... Read more.
8 Stocks That Are on Sale Right Now8 Stocks That Are on Sale Right Now (10/22/2018)
October has lived up to its reputation as being one of the most volatile for equity investors. In addition to being a month historically known for profit taking, there is a confluence of events that are challenging stock prices. The tariff conflict continues to hang over the market, leaving investors to wonder how it will affect U.S. businesses doing business in China, and what will happen to the ... Read more.
8 Stocks to Buy as Oil Prices Rise8 Stocks to Buy as Oil Prices Rise (10/15/2018)
Oil and gas are one of the most volatile sectors for investors. When the price of this commodity falls, many consumers get relief at the gas pump, but oil and gas stocks are punished. The opposite is true when oil and gas prices rise, which has been the case since January of 2016. The price of crude oil has risen over 30% from its low of $42.57. And since January of 2018, crude oil is up almost 23... Read more.
7 Growth Stocks for Consistent Income in Retirement7 Growth Stocks for Consistent Income in Retirement (10/8/2018)
The retirement rules have changed. 30 years ago, being “in” retirement meant getting out of growth stocks, looking for income only – maybe even getting out of stocks altogether. The objective was to generate significant cash volume while minimizing risk. Those are still worthy goals, but the landscape for achieving them has changed. No longer can retirees count on fixed income staples like CDs or ... Read more.
9 Stocks That Could Go Bankrupt in 20199 Stocks That Could Go Bankrupt in 2019 (10/5/2018)
Even in bull markets, there are some companies that struggle to survive. New technologies, new ways of bringing products to market, or changing demographics are just a few reasons why some once strong, even iconic, companies can go bankrupt. But as an investor, you have to know when to cut your losses with stocks that are destined for disaster, and one of the best ways to avoid that disaster is to... Read more.
8 Stocks to Sell as Fed Continues To Raise Interest Rates 8 Stocks to Sell as Fed Continues To Raise Interest Rates (10/1/2018)
The Federal Reserve is increasing their benchmark federal funds rate which has the predictable effect of having industry analysts attempting to predict winners and losers. In reality, a rise in interest rate should really not have much direct effect on stocks. As you might expect, financial stocks – such as banks – would be expected to benefit from an increase. Other industries, such as real estat... Read more.
10 Slow and Steady Stocks to Own in Any Market10 Slow and Steady Stocks to Own in Any Market (9/25/2018)
We’re all familiar with the phrase “slow and steady wins the race”. It applies to many things in life and none more so than investing. Consistency and discipline are the hallmarks of building a robust portfolio that can weather any kind of market. Slow and steady growth can also be good when it comes to defining the particular stocks that investors put in their portfolio. But like most things ... Read more.
9 Marijuana Stocks to Play the Pot Craze9 Marijuana Stocks to Play the Pot Craze (9/20/2018)
Whether you like it or not, marijuana is becoming a viable market. Now what that market will look like and what its growth potential remains to be seen, but there's no question it's a viable market. On October 17, 2018, Canada will officially repeal their prohibition on cannabis. In the United States, 16 states have ballot issues that may increase the momentum being shown towards legalizing mariju... Read more.
8 Retail Stocks Set to Soar in 20198 Retail Stocks Set to Soar in 2019 (9/17/2018)
Strong second-quarter results have made retail stocks look more attractive to investors. Of course, Amazon continues to draw attention, but investors are looking at stocks that extend beyond the online giant that continues to change the retail business model. This is great news for the industry as a whole as the sector prepares to ramp up for what they hope will be a profitable holiday season. ... Read more.
7 Stocks Set for Monster Growth in 20197 Stocks Set for Monster Growth in 2019 (9/12/2018)
When savvy investors look to find high-performing stocks they don’t try to chase returns for the next hot stock. They are very methodical and look for stocks that they can buy now and hold for years knowing that they’ll be solid performers. Part of this strategy means looking for companies that are not only outperforming their sector, but also outperforming the broader market. With the markets... Read more.
5 Utility Stocks to Buy for an Extra-Durable Portfolio5 Utility Stocks to Buy for an Extra-Durable Portfolio (9/12/2018)
Utility stocks have been behaving erratically lately. Ever since the market took off at the end of 2017, the conventional wisdom said that utility stocks would be the victim of rising interest rates and higher inflation. As investors know, high-interest rates can make utility stocks less attractive. Stock prices of utility companies started to fall in November 2017 and a popular utility stock inde... Read more.
7 Blue Chip Stocks to Sell Now7 Blue Chip Stocks to Sell Now (9/10/2018)
If you’re like many investors, you may have practiced the adage of “sell in May, and then go away.” But it’s September now and the institutional investors are moving back into the market. And that means that the recent highs in the market, propelled by stellar earnings reports, are firmly in the crosshairs. These investors are going to be looking at stocks that are overvalued, and there a num... Read more.
7 Stocks That Profit from Apple’s Profits7 Stocks That Profit from Apple’s Profits (9/4/2018)
Few debates are more passionate than the one between iPhone and Android users. For iPhone loyalists, no other smartphone can compare, even if a feature-by-feature comparison reveals little difference. It’s about fit, feel, and finish. It’s about user experience … and user expectations. So it was a little bit surprising when the Apple’s launch of a new iPhone platform in late 2017 fell flat. Was ... Read more.
The 10 Best Penny Stocks to Buy NowThe 10 Best Penny Stocks to Buy Now (8/30/2018)
Penny stocks are notoriously unpredictable. For investors to take advantage of the rapid price movements that these stocks can make requires an understanding of technical analysis. However, when looking at many of these small-cap and micro-cap stocks, the first question for investors is “Why should I buy this stock in this company?” To answer that question, investors need to consider some othe... Read more.
7 Cheap Chinese Stocks to Buy Now7 Cheap Chinese Stocks to Buy Now (8/28/2018)
Is there profit to be made in Chinese stocks? It’s a question that many investors are asking. Maybe you are too. The Shanghai Composite Index has been battered lately, dropping 20% and signaling that the Middle Kingdom is officially in a bear market. A bear market in an economy of that size, coupled with the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, is a recipe for investors to be concerned, e... Read more.
10 Best Retirement Stocks to Buy and Hold in Your Golden Years10 Best Retirement Stocks to Buy and Hold in Your Golden Years (8/28/2018)
Retirement sure isn’t what it used to be. People are living longer, which means many people who retire in their sixties are looking at a potential need for 30 years of income in retirement. Oh, and health care costs continue to soar and show no signs of stopping as the Baby Boomers age. Retirees are also facing a changing investment formula. Low-interest rates and the erosion caused by inflati... Read more.
10 Stocks Set to Surge from the Trump Tariffs10 Stocks Set to Surge from the Trump Tariffs (8/17/2018)
Since the Trump administration’s announcement of tariffs on aluminum and steel in March, many analysts have been debating the meaning of the Trump tariffs. Are they protectionist measures to help the U.S. steel and aluminum industries? Are they meant to protect the intellectual property of U.S. technology companies doing business with China? Are they a negotiating tactic to help the U.S. rewrite t... Read more.
10 Stocks Set to Suffer from the Trump Tariffs10 Stocks Set to Suffer from the Trump Tariffs (8/15/2018)
Immediately after the Trump administration’s announcement of tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, battle lines started to be drawn. Much of the attention focuses on how the trade war impacts the United States’ relationship with China, Mexico, and even Canada. However, as an investor, you should think somewhere much closer to home. Inside the United States, companies began to sound the alarm... Read more.
8 Tech Stocks to Sell Now8 Tech Stocks to Sell Now (8/10/2018)
When Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) and Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) stocks dropped dramatically in late July, analysts were watching closely to see if a big tech correction was underway. As stocks tend to do, particularly stocks as robust as the FANG stocks, they stabilized and are even climbing towards new record highs. But does that mean that the correction in tech stocks is over? History tells us that it’... Read more.
10 Warren Buffett Stocks to Buy Now10 Warren Buffett Stocks to Buy Now (8/7/2018)
Few investors can move the market the way Warren Buffett can. His hedge fund, Berkshire-Hathaway, is one of the most closely observed funds. Buffett has always followed an investment strategy that allows him to take large positions in securities if he views the investment to have a high probability for growth. That strategy continues into 2018 where the top four positions in his portfolio are all ... Read more.
10 "Recession Proof" Stocks That Will Thrive During The Next Downturn10 "Recession Proof" Stocks That Will Thrive During The Next Downturn (8/4/2018)
The prevailing sentiment among Wall Street analysts these days is that a recession is coming. The market has been on a historic nine-year bull run after the Great Recession, punctuated by a run at the end of 2017 that saw new market highs being reached seemingly every day. But, in investing what comes up will go down. Fortunately, recessions do not have to be the death knell for stocks. In fact, t... Read more.
5 Best Cryptocurrency Stocks to Buy Now5 Best Cryptocurrency Stocks to Buy Now (6/1/2018)
Wall Street has a major crush on cryptocurrency markets that it just can't seem to get over. Stock investors look upon the massive gains earned by early Bitcoin and Ethereum investors with envy. They see the value in blockchain technology and distributed ledgers and want to get in on the action before the markets have fully priced in the impact that cryptocurrencies will have on the economy. While... Read more.
The Five Best Dow Jones Stocks to Buy NowThe Five Best Dow Jones Stocks to Buy Now (5/1/2018)
Many of the talking heads and pundits are hating on the Dow 30 and are decrying them as overvalued and having weak growth prospects. You shouldn't pay attention to the noise though. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is still a great place to find solid stocks with sizable dividends. The thirty stocks that make up the Dow Jones are leaders in their own industries and have significant competit... Read more.
8 Companies Likely to Issue "Tax Cut" Dividend Increases8 Companies Likely to Issue "Tax Cut" Dividend Increases (3/1/2018)
President Trump and Congress passed the first major tax legislation in the last 30 years at the end of 2017. The legislation cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, created a new deduction for pass-through businesses and lowered tax rates for every bracket. This once-in-a-generation legislation should place hundreds of billions of dollars back in the pockets of corporations, but which companie... Read more.
Top Ten Brokerages You Can TrustTop Ten Brokerages You Can Trust (11/17/2018)
There are more than 500 brokerages and research houses that hire analysts to issue ratings and recommendations. Collectively, these brokerages and their analysts publish approximately 175,000 ratings each year. Every trading day, there are nearly 700 reports and recommendations that are released to the public. To say that it's difficult to separate the signal from the noise when interpreting this ... Read more.
20 Stocks Wall Street Analysts Love the Most20 Stocks Wall Street Analysts Love the Most (11/17/2018)
Every trading day, between 500 and 800 new recommendations and research reports are issued by sell-side equities research analysts. There are between 300 and 500 brokerages and research houses that issue ratings, price targets and recommendations and more than 5,000 securities around the world that regularly receive coverage from research analysts.MarketBeat has tracked more than 170,000 distinct ... Read more.
15 Stocks that Insiders Love15 Stocks that Insiders Love (11/17/2018)
An insider trade occurs when a corporate executive (such as a CEO, CFO or COO) that has non-public information about a company buys or sells shares of that company's stock. Company insiders are required by law to regularly report their stock purchases and sales to the SEC.Tracking a company's insider trades is a metric that can be used to identify the direction that the company's executives believ... Read more.
Top Fifteen Highest-Rated Dividend CompaniesTop Fifteen Highest-Rated Dividend Companies (11/17/2018)
MarketBeat tracks approximately 175,000 ratings each year and tracks more than 15,000 securities around the globe that pay dividends each month or quarter.This slide show lists the 15 dividend-paying companies (having yields above 25%) that also have the highest average analyst recommendations from Wall Street's equities research analysts over the last 12 months. Read more.
20 Stocks Analysts Can20 Stocks Analysts Can't Stop Upgrading (11/17/2018)
As you know, a single upgrade from a broker probably won't be a major game changer for any single stock. But, what if there was a stock that had been upgraded by more than 10 different brokers during the last 90 days? If ten different brokers have all upgraded a stock within the last few months and the price hasn't skyrocketed (at least, not yet), you would want to take a pretty hard look at it.It... Read more.
20 Stocks to Sell Now20 Stocks to Sell Now (11/17/2018)
Most people know that brokerage rankings are overstated because of pressure from publicly-traded companies. No investor relations person wants to see "hold" and "sell" ratings issued for their stock. In reality, a "buy" rating really means "hold." "Hold" ratings really mean "sell" and "sell" ratings mean get out while you still can. If Wall Street's top analysts are consistently giving "hold" and ... Read more.
10 Rock-Solid Dividend Paying Stocks to Own in 201810 Rock-Solid Dividend Paying Stocks to Own in 2018 (11/17/2018)
Historically low interest rates have made it difficult over the last decade for income-oriented investors that want to generate safe cash flow for their retirements. Dividend-paying stocks have become more appealing to income investors because of their competitive yields, the favorite tax treatment that dividends receive and their ability to grow their payouts over time. While fixed interest r... Read more.
10 Great Cheap Stocks to Buy Now for Under $1010 Great Cheap Stocks to Buy Now for Under $10 (11/17/2018)
As the P/E ratios of most S&P 500 companies look very expensive and the stock market continues to regularly hit new all-time highs, it's very difficult for investors to find cheap stocks to buy now. This goes for both share price, since most stocks are trading higher on a per-share basis, and valuation relative to earnings. Right now, the typical S&P 500 company is trading at about 25 times for... Read more.
15 Healthcare Stocks that Analysts Love15 Healthcare Stocks that Analysts Love (11/17/2018)
There are more than 200 healthcare companies traded on public markets. Given the sheer number of pharmaceutical companies, medical research firms, hospital systems and other healthcare stocks, it can be hard to identify which healthcare companies are going to outperform the market. Fortunately, Wall Street's brightest minds have already done this for us. Every year, analyst issue approximately ... Read more.
15 Energy Stocks Analysts Love the Most15 Energy Stocks Analysts Love the Most (11/17/2018)
There are more than 450 energy companies traded on public markets. Given the sheer number of pipeline companies, power plant operators, oil and gas production companies and other energy stocks, it can be hard to identify which energy companies are going to outperform the market. Fortunately, Wall Street's brightest minds have already done this for us. Every year, analyst issue approximately 8,0... Read more.
15 REITS Analysts Can15 REITS Analysts Can't Stop Recommending (11/17/2018)
There are more than 200 publicly-traded real-estate investment trusts (REITs) that you can buy through your brokerage account. Given the sheer number of REITs, it can be hard to identify which real-estate stocks are going to outperform the market. Fortunately, Wall Street's brightest minds have already done this for us. Every year, analyst issue approximately 4,000 distinct recommendations for ... Read more.
15 Technology Stocks that Analysts Love15 Technology Stocks that Analysts Love (11/17/2018)
There are more than 1,100 technology companies traded on public markets in the United States. Given the sheer number of hardware makers, social networks, software companies, service providers and other tech stocks, it can be hard to identify which tech companies are going to outperform the market. Fortunately, Wall Street's brightest minds have already done this for us. Every year, analyst issu... Read more.
12 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Buy Today12 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Buy Today (11/17/2018)
The markets are off to a strong start in 2017 and major markets are trading at near all-time highs. The Dow is hovering around 21,000 and the S&P 500 is trading near 2,400. S&P 500 stocks are trading at nearly 25 times their annual earnings, well above historical norms. At the same time, interest rates are near all time lows. 10-year Treasuries are yielding just 2.3% and collectively S&P 500 st... Read more.
The 15 Best Growth Stocks You Can Buy Right NowThe 15 Best Growth Stocks You Can Buy Right Now (11/17/2018)
At the beginning of a bull market, you can almost choose stocks randomly and find yourself a winner. Now that we are entering the ninth year of the current bull market, growth stocks have appreciated considerably and it's becoming far more challenging to find stocks with real opportunities for appreciation. Growth companies are still largely outperforming their value counterparts in the United ... Read more.
20 High-Yield Dividend Stocks that Could Ruin Your Retirement Portfolio20 High-Yield Dividend Stocks that Could Ruin Your Retirement Portfolio (11/17/2018)
Almost everyone loves a company that pays strong dividends. Who doesn't like receiving a check every quarter for simply owning a stock--especially if that stock is paying you back 4%, 5% or even 10% of its share price in annual income each year?. In a world where 10-year treasuries are yielding just above 2%, it seems hard to go wrong when buying a stock that's yielding significantly above the goi... Read more.
20 "Past Their Prime" Stocks to Dump From Your Portfolio20 "Past Their Prime" Stocks to Dump From Your Portfolio (11/17/2018)
Did you know the S&P 500 as we know it today does not look anything close to what it looked like 30 years ago? In 1987, IBM, Exxon, GE, Shell, AT&T, Merck, Du Pont, Philip Morris, Ford and GM had the largest market caps on the S&P 500. ExxonMobil is the only company on that list to remain in the top 10 in 2017. Even just 15 years ago, companies like Radio Shack, AOL, Yahoo and Blockbuster were an ... Read more.
7 Best Stocks to Own Right Now7 Best Stocks to Own Right Now (11/17/2018)
Today, we are inviting you to view our list of the seven best stocks to own for the next thirty days. Why is it worth looking into these stocks? Some of Wall Street's most respected and most accurate research analysts have been upgrading these stocks and raising their price targets for these companies. No, we're not talking recommendations from some no-name blogger or a junior analyst from ... Read more.
Analysts Hate These 12 StocksAnalysts Hate These 12 Stocks (11/17/2018)
When a single Wall Street analyst downgrades one of your stocks, you might think they are just having a bad day or have an incorrect investment thesis. One downgrade typically won't have a significant impact on the price of one of your stocks, but what if a company was repeatedly downgraded by analysts over the last 30, 60 or 90 days? You would know something is seriously wrong. Today, we are i... Read more.
12 Stocks Corporate Insiders are Abandoning12 Stocks Corporate Insiders are Abandoning (11/17/2018)
An insider trade occurs when a corporate executive (such as a CEO, CFO or COO) that has non-public information about a company buys or sells shares of that company's stock. Company insiders are required by law to regularly report their stock purchases and sales to the SEC.Tracking a company's insider trades is a metric that can be used to identify the direction that the company's executives believ... Read more.
8 Retail Stocks to Own For the Long Haul8 Retail Stocks to Own For the Long Haul (11/17/2018)
There are more than 500 national retailers traded on the NYSE and the NASDAQ. Given the sheer number of big box stores, warehouse clubs, restaurant chains and other retail stores listed on public markets, it can be hard to identify which retailers are going to outperform the market. Fortunately, some of Wall Street's top analysts have already done most of the work for us.Every year, analyst iss... Read more.
13 Stocks Institutional Investors Won13 Stocks Institutional Investors Won't Stop Buying (11/17/2018)
University endowments, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently been pouring money into a a group of 13 elite stocks. These institutional investors don't get easily swayed by hot stocks that are popular with retail investors. You probably won't see a Tesla or a SnapChat in this group, because institutional investors know that these "popu... Read more.
12 Marijuana Stocks to Buy Now12 Marijuana Stocks to Buy Now (11/17/2018)
There are now more than 50 publicly-traded companies operating in the cannabis industry. Most of these companies aren't directly growing and selling marijuana themselves, but they do stand to benefit greatly as more states legalize the sale and possession of marijuana. Some of these marijuana stocks are media companies. Others are privately studying the medical uses of marijuana. Yet others are pr... Read more.


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