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7 Entertainment Stocks That Are Still Delighting Investors
7 Entertainment Stocks That Are Still Delighting Investors
by MarketBeat Stiaff (10/30/2020)
2020 has created a real-life movie script that many production companies could have only dreamed of. But that dream has been a nightmare for many of the world’s leading entertainment stocks. Movie theaters and live entertainment venues remain shut down. The words “pent-up demand” have never resonated more. Consumers are desperate for ways to be entertained. That may make it an odd time to consi... Read more.
7 Clean Energy Stocks With A Bright Future
7 Clean Energy Stocks With A Bright Future
by MarketBeat Staff (10/29/2020)
The debate over renewable energy (i.e., clean energy) versus nonrenewable energy derived from fossil fuels was always going to come down to dollars and cents. Since 2016, things haven’t been easy for renewable energy companies. As the United States pushed towards energy independence, the Trump administration imposed tariffs on the industrial segments. The sector was subject to less favorable polic... Read more.
7 Marijuana Stocks Worth Speculating On
7 Marijuana Stocks Worth Speculating On
by MarketBeat Staff (10/26/2020)
To say it’s been a rough two years for the cannabis industry is an understatement. Due to a combination of issues (including some self-inflicted wounds), the cannabis boom predicted in 2018 has not materialized. But that could be about to change. If Joe Biden wins the presidential election, it will likely be part of a “Blue Wave” that will bring Democratic party control of both houses of Congre... Read more.
7 Stocks It May Be Time To Take Profits On
7 Stocks It May Be Time To Take Profits On
by MarketBeat Staff (10/20/2020)
Should you or shouldn’t you? Many investors are wondering if it’s time to take some profit. With so much uncertainty in the market, there can be a temptation to take your profits and run. That may or may not be a good strategy. It’s true there are some speculative stocks that are going up on nothing but faith, trust, and pixie dust. But there are other stocks that may still be good buys despite co... Read more.
7 Stocks to Buy For the Current Housing Boom
7 Stocks to Buy For the Current Housing Boom
by MarketBeat Staff (10/12/2020)
It’s been an uneven economic recovery to date. However, one area that is unquestionably booming is the housing market. But the interesting thing is that it took more than low mortgage rates to convince home buyers to take the plunge. What it took was a pandemic. Think I’m kidding? Look at the Housing Market Index (HMI). In September, the HMI posted a preliminary rating of 83. That’s a historica... Read more.
7 Stocks That May Provide the Real Solution to The Coronavirus Puzzle
7 Stocks That May Provide the Real Solution to The Coronavirus Puzzle
by MarketBeat Staff (10/7/2020)
October 2, 2020, may not rank as one of those “where were you when” moments. But when news broke that the President of the United States and the First Lady tested positive for the novel coronavirus, there was certainly a sense that we were living through a historical moment (as if we already were not). Over the following days, several biotech and pharmaceutical companies took the headlines. Ho... Read more.
7 Stocks That Could Provide a Year-End Rally
7 Stocks That Could Provide a Year-End Rally
by MarketBeat Staff (9/25/2020)
It’s rough in the markets right now. Underlying the volatility is uncertainty. The VIX Index (INDEXCBOE: VIX) otherwise known as the Fear Index is unofficial, but an eerily accurate predictor of market sentiment. And the VIX is up 30% in the last month. Is this uncertainty due to concerns over additional lockdown measures? Is it about the lack of additional coronavirus stimulus? Is the market ... Read more.
8 Stocks That Robinhood Investors Got Right
8 Stocks That Robinhood Investors Got Right
by MarketBeat Staff (9/24/2020)
The online investing app Robinhood has been a clear pandemic winner. As more Americans were forced to work from home, many made the decision to begin testing their investing skills by trading stocks. Robinhood appeals to millennial and/or novice investors for several reasons. First, the app makes it fun. You might say it “gamefies” stock trading. With commission-free trades, investors have an ince... Read more.
7 Tech Stocks To Buy On Sale
7 Tech Stocks To Buy On Sale
by MarketBeat Staff (9/17/2020)
This too shall pass. Those four words should be taped to the computer screen of every investor. If you own shares of the tech sector, you’ve seen your portfolio take quite a hit. Tech stocks were largely immune from the effects of the pandemic. However, as investors are looking to rebalance their portfolios, tech stocks were obvious targets for some profit-taking. And at the end of the day, th... Read more.
7 Stocks That Will Help You Forget About the Fed
7 Stocks That Will Help You Forget About the Fed
by MarketBeat Staff (9/8/2020)
Normally when the Federal Reserve (i.e. the Fed) makes an announcement, the market reacts predictably. That’s due, in large part, to the nature of what the Fed normally announces. Will interest rates go up, down, or remain unchanged? And for their part, the markets have a pretty good idea what the Fed will do before they do it. But the Fed’s announcement of August 26 was a little different. Th... Read more.
7 Retail Stocks That Defied The Pandemic
7 Retail Stocks That Defied The Pandemic
by MarketBeat Staff (9/2/2020)
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck there was no reason to think a retailer, any retailer, would be able to come out alive. After all, the economy was looking at a month or more of shut-down and most retailers survive on a thread of profits. What most analysts failed to consider is the health of the economy going into the pandemic and what that meant for spending power. The U.S. economy was on th... Read more.
7 Transportation Stocks You Can’t Ignore
7 Transportation Stocks You Can’t Ignore
by MarketBeat Staff (9/1/2020)
There is a situation developing in the U.S. that will drive revenue and profits for the transportation industry for many years to come. It started to develop with the pandemic, began to grow when the recession was less than expected, and was later compounded by an economic rebound that is much stronger than expected. When the pandemic struck and lock-downs took effect manufacturers shuttered th... Read more.
7 Stocks That Don’t Care Who Wins the Election
7 Stocks That Don’t Care Who Wins the Election
by MarketBeat Staff (8/14/2020)
Many investors confuse volatility in an election year with the market performance during an election year. Historically, investors don’t care all that much who wins the election. There is historical evidence that the market will rise after a Republican wins and dip after a Democrat wins. But that same evidence suggests that those trends flip in the first year of a presidency. It just proves th... Read more.
7 Semiconductor Stocks to Power Your Portfolio
7 Semiconductor Stocks to Power Your Portfolio
by MarketBeat Staff (8/10/2020)
Semiconductor stocks are thought of as cyclical stocks. However as technology continues to evolve, the cycles for semiconductors have become almost indiscernible. And for the last 18 months, semiconductor stocks have been some of the most volatile stocks. But the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) is up nearly 17% (16.8%) in 2020. That far outpaces the S&P 500. And this is on the hee... Read more.
7 Gold Stocks to Buy Before the Fed Changes Its Mind
7 Gold Stocks to Buy Before the Fed Changes Its Mind
by MarketBeat Staff (7/30/2020)
Just when investors thought that the price of gold couldn’t go any higher, the Federal Reserve added fuel to the fire. On July 29, the Fed said there was not sufficient evidence of an economic recovery to warrant changing their current policies. Not only does that mean that interest rates will stay at or nor zero, but that the Fed may initiate other actions as well. In his statement after the Fe... Read more.
8 Consumer Staples Stocks That Offer Good Value
8 Consumer Staples Stocks That Offer Good Value
by MarketBeat Staff (7/20/2020)
Chances are you’ve been spending more time at home than usual. You may also be spending more of your budget on some creature comforts that might normally make it on your shopping list. These are the consumer staples that you rely on every day. And that’s what makes the consumer staples one of the most interesting sectors for investors. For starters, consumer staples are defensive stocks. Th... Read more.
6 Stocks Riding the Coattails of Nikola Motor
6 Stocks Riding the Coattails of Nikola Motor
by MarketBeat Staff (7/15/2020)
Since its initial public offering on June 4, shares of Nikola (NASDAQ: NKLA) have surged over 130%. NKLA stock has cooled down since then and is now trading at just over a 60% premium from its IPO price of $34 per share. Nikola isn’t alone. The entire electric vehicle (EV) market is on a tear. In addition to the surge in Nikola stock, Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) stock is up over 93% and Nio (NYSE: NIO... Read more.
8 Artificial Intelligence Stocks That Will Make You Feel Like a Smart Investor
8 Artificial Intelligence Stocks That Will Make You Feel Like a Smart Investor
by MarketBeat Staff (7/6/2020)
In 2018, it was cannabis. In 2019, it was 5G. And yet before either of those trends, artificial intelligence (or AI) was growing relentlessly and undeniably. Artificial intelligence stems from the simple fact that computers are getting smarter. And they are being designed to process information faster. The words “machine learning” are being used to summarize the creation of algorithms, freed f... Read more.
7 Valuable China Stocks That May Get Delisted
7 Valuable China Stocks That May Get Delisted
by MarketBeat Staff (6/29/2020)
As if investors didn’t have enough to think about in 2020, tensions between the United States and China are continuing to flare up. One of the issues, of course, is the “what did they know and when did they know it” events surrounding the novel coronavirus. There are also issues surrounding global supply chains and the fate of 5G networking. But another issue that should be drawing the concern... Read more.
10 Stocks to Buy On Fears of a Second Coronavirus Wave
10 Stocks to Buy On Fears of a Second Coronavirus Wave
by MarketBeat Staff (6/26/2020)
Ever since the U.S. economy began to re-open (and honestly before that), there was concern over the impending “second wave” of the novel coronavirus. And although the second wave of the virus was not expected to hit until the fall, the concerns have been escalating as case numbers rise in multiple states. And despite the Trump administration’s vehement statements that the economy would not shu... Read more.
Restaurant Stocks That Still Look Tasty As the Economy Reopens
Restaurant Stocks That Still Look Tasty As the Economy Reopens
by MarketBeat Staff (6/22/2020)
As part of our national response to the Covid-19 pandemic, many Americans considered it their patriotic, if not moral, duty to support the restaurant industry. And while many consumers were intensely focused on their small, local restaurants, the national chains were still open for business during this time. And the reality is that the national chains are going to be the most adaptable to what... Read more.
7 Housing Sector Stocks That May Be Ready to Explode
7 Housing Sector Stocks That May Be Ready to Explode
by MarketBeat Staff (6/22/2020)
In one of the strongest economies our nation has ever known, housing stocks should have been going through the roof. But it took the Federal Reserve practically giving money away for homebuyers to get their appetite back. And then even with mortgage rates at historical lows, the novel coronavirus came on the scene and ruined the party again. Home buying and home building came to a halt. Some o... Read more.
7 Great Biotech Stocks That Don’t Depend on a Coronavirus Cure
7 Great Biotech Stocks That Don’t Depend on a Coronavirus Cure
by MarketBeat Staff (6/15/2020)
Biotech stocks are some of the most volatile for investors to include in their portfolio. And that volatility can be hard to predict. Biotech companies don’t have a firm correlation with the overall economy. And what can add to the challenge is that many of these companies are small-cap companies that are not well-known names. These small biotech stocks may shoot higher based on a vaccine or dr... Read more.
10 Video Game Stocks That Will Cause Investors to Jump Off Their Couch
10 Video Game Stocks That Will Cause Investors to Jump Off Their Couch
by MarketBeat Staff (6/11/2020)
Video games are big business. In 2019, sales of video games were nearly $150 billion worldwide according to the research firm Newzoo. That marked a 7.2% growth from the previous year. And, at the time of the report Newzoo estimated that global video game sales would rise to nearly $160 billion in 2020. But in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, things may be changing. The video game industr... Read more.
7 Stocks to Own For the Next Decade
7 Stocks to Own For the Next Decade
by MarketBeat Staff (6/5/2020)
According to Blackrock (NYSE:BLK) analysts, investors who are looking for growth as the economy begins to recover need to be in stocks. In fact, many investors are breathing a sigh of relief for not panicking when the market sold off in February and March. But while a Black Swan event like the Covid-19 pandemic can teach investors short-term lessons, the trick to buy-and-hold investing is iden... Read more.
The Next 5 Retailers on the Edge of Bankruptcy
The Next 5 Retailers on the Edge of Bankruptcy
by MarketBeat Staff (6/1/2020)
Through no fault of theirs, the novel coronavirus has put some retailers on the edge of bankruptcy. And as you’ve seen, many have fallen over that edge including iconic names like Nieman Marcus, J.C. Penney and J.Crew. In fact, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute, there were 560 commercial Chapter 11 filings in April. That was a 26% increase over last year. And executive director, ... Read more.
7 Virus-Resistant Retail Stocks to Own Now
7 Virus-Resistant Retail Stocks to Own Now
by MarketBeat Staff (5/29/2020)
The U.S. economy contracted by 5% in the first quarter. That was slightly larger than the 4.8 decline that was previously forecast. On the same day that GDP was released, we also learned that the ranks of those filing for unemployment claims exceeded 40 million. But as sobering as those numbers are, they’re not completely surprising. The U.S. economy was effectively shut down as citizens did t... Read more.
7 Boring Stocks That Are Winners
7 Boring Stocks That Are Winners
by MarketBeat Staff (5/25/2020)
Some stocks just don’t get much attention during bull markets. They can be too boring for a growth portfolio. But when the market is going through a period of volatility and uncertainty, these tried-and-true performers have a way of making their way back to popularity. And there are good reasons for this. First, many of these boring stocks pay dividends. This simply means that the company will... Read more.
6 Gambling Stocks Ready For a Rebound
6 Gambling Stocks Ready For a Rebound
by MarketBeat Staff (5/21/2020)
If you didn’t believe that gambling stocks are a worthwhile investment, consider this. The Business Research Company projects the global gambling market to reach $565.4 billion through 2022. That assumes that the industry will continue growing at is annual rate of 5.9%. The gambling industry is composed of many segments. There are casinos, lotteries, and the now legalized segment of sports bet... Read more.
10 Oversold Stocks That Are Ready For a Comeback
10 Oversold Stocks That Are Ready For a Comeback
by MarketBeat Staff (5/8/2020)
A fundamental concept of investing is to buy stocks at a value. One strategy used by investors is to focus on stocks that are oversold. Fundamental analysis can give investors an idea of certain stocks to look at. However, momentum is also important. For that reason, investors look for technical indicators to help them find oversold stocks that might be ready for a comeback. One of the most po... Read more.
8 Stocks Under $10 and On Sale Right Now
8 Stocks Under $10 and On Sale Right Now
by MarketBeat Staff (5/7/2020)
During times of market volatility, investors are looking to get return anywhere they can. One approach is to find cheap stocks (i.e. stocks that trade for less than $10). It’s not surprising that many of the cheap stocks can be found on Robinhood. This trading app is popular among millennial investors. And those investors are willing to speculate on cheap stocks. And it’s easy to see why. Buyi... Read more.
7 Stocks That Aggressive Investors Can Buy Now
7 Stocks That Aggressive Investors Can Buy Now
by MarketBeat Staff (5/4/2020)
There’s nothing like a steep market correction to test the risk appetite of even the most seasoned investor. With many investors seeing their 401k’s down 25%, 30% or more, it’s not surprising that many investors are taking money off the table. And even during the most bullish market conditions, keeping some powder dry is a prudent decision. But if you have an above-average risk appetite, t... Read more.
7 Stocks That Risk-Averse Investors Can Buy Now
7 Stocks That Risk-Averse Investors Can Buy Now
by MarketBeat Staff (5/4/2020)
If the title of this presentation piqued your interest, then you understand that there’s no such thing as risk-free investing. And that’s particularly true when you’re investing in stocks. The truth is sometimes the best thing that can happen is that your portfolio performs less badly than the market. The goal of the risk-averse investor is not to avoid stocks, it’s to ensure that you retain th... Read more.
6 Stocks to Help You Profit Off the Coronavirus PPE Boom
6 Stocks to Help You Profit Off the Coronavirus PPE Boom
by MarketBeat Staff (5/4/2020)
Every major global event brings with it changes to our national lexicon. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, few Americans knew what the initials PPE stood for. Today, virtually anyone knows that PPE stands for personal protective equipment. At the onset of the mitigation policies, the goal of flattening the curve was being done to prevent our health care system from becoming overwhelmed. Part of th... Read more.
7 Energy Stocks to Buy On This Historical Dip
7 Energy Stocks to Buy On This Historical Dip
by MarketBeat Staff (4/27/2020)
It may seem hard to believe, but the current chaos in the energy sector, and oil stocks, in particular, will pass. The novel coronavirus that has birthed a global pandemic is being compared to the Spanish Flu of 1918. Of course, when you have once in a century event, it’s difficult to look back in history and make an apples-to-apples comparison to our current situation. This isn’t to minimize ... Read more.
5 Oil Stocks That May Not Survive the Current Crisis
5 Oil Stocks That May Not Survive the Current Crisis
by MarketBeat Staff (4/22/2020)
What would you think of the long-term prospects of a business that paid you to buy their products? That’s an oversimplification of what occurred to the May futures contract for oil on April 20. The price for that contract sold for a negative price for the first time in history. The crisis befalling the oil companies at this time can best be described as “only the strongest survive.” There’s j... Read more.
7 Tech Stocks to Buy Now For a Post Coronavirus Economy
7 Tech Stocks to Buy Now For a Post Coronavirus Economy
by MarketBeat Staff (4/20/2020)
The Covid-19 pandemic has created a new “tech wreck”. But unlike the broad selloff at the end of 2018, this downturn has been more selective. Some stocks that looked like they were a little overbought have seen their share prices lowered. In some cases, there was a legitimate reason for this. However, in other cases, it was likely a result of profit-taking disguised as something else. That’s t... Read more.
7 Gun Stocks to Buy During the Coronavirus Pandemic
7 Gun Stocks to Buy During the Coronavirus Pandemic
by MarketBeat Staff (4/20/2020)
Socially conscious investors may want to stop reading. But the fact is that gun stocks were some of the best-performing stocks at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. And they continue their positive momentum. Some of that may be historical. Firearms sales tend to increase during an election year. But of course, this has not started out as a normal election year. In March, the nation was... Read more.
6 Travel Stocks That Present a Buy and Hold Opportunity
6 Travel Stocks That Present a Buy and Hold Opportunity
by MarketBeat Staff (4/16/2020)
There is a common expression that patience is a virtue. Many investors will have their patience tested in the coming weeks and months. Many stocks are dead in the water right now. Before we know how robust an economic turnaround will be, the nation has to get to the other side of the coronavirus. The problem is that nobody knows exactly when that will be. And one reason for that is that recove... Read more.
7 Stocks to Buy Before the Economy Reopens
7 Stocks to Buy Before the Economy Reopens
by MarketBeat Staff (4/14/2020)
Anyone who pretends they know when the economy will reopen is not telling you the truth. And more importantly, what reopening the economy is going to look like is anybody’s guess. For certain we’re not going to be seeing anything that resembles business as usual. And more likely than not, this will not be the “V-shaped” recovery that some analysts are predicting. Restaurants may be open, but s... Read more.
7 Stocks That Prove Dividends Matter
7 Stocks That Prove Dividends Matter
by MarketBeat Staff (4/9/2020)
Dividends can be an equalizing factor when comparing stocks. For example, you can be looking at one stock that is up 5% and another that is up 7% over a period of time. However, the stock that is up 5% pays a dividend while the one that pays 7% does not. That dividend factors into the stock’s total return. Therefore although the former would appear to offer a better return, the stock that pays a d... Read more.
6 Stocks That Will Benefit From a Dovish Federal Reserve
6 Stocks That Will Benefit From a Dovish Federal Reserve
by MarketBeat Staff (4/7/2020)
The quaint correction that was labeled the “tech wreck” of 2018 seems like a distant memory to investors. What also seems like a distant memory is any thought of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates. At the end of 2018, the Federal Reserve had raised its benchmark federal funds rate. With the trade dispute with China dragging on, there was increasing pressure on the Fed to lower interest... Read more.
8 Stocks You Can Count On During Any Crisis
8 Stocks You Can Count On During Any Crisis
by MarketBeat Staff (4/6/2020)
Depending on how you look at it, the economic outlook is getting cloudier or clearer. The argument for a cloudy economy is easy to make. Multiple times of day we hear about more Americans testing positive for the novel coronavirus. The worldwide number of positive tests exceeds one million. And unfortunately, it will go higher. We just don’t know by how much. But there are two parts to this ... Read more.
8 Stocks Beaten Down by the Coronavirus That Are Too Good to Pass Up
8 Stocks Beaten Down by the Coronavirus That Are Too Good to Pass Up
by MarketBeat Staff (4/2/2020)
The coronavirus crash has not discriminated in its victims. Large-cap, mid-cap, and small-cap stocks have all been dropping. No sector has been spared either. And while the market flipped from a bear market to a bull market in just three days, there’s still plenty of volatility to cause cautious investors to keep a healthy social distance from many stocks. The pandemic that is forcing most of ... Read more.
6 Stocks That May Not Survive the Coronavirus
6 Stocks That May Not Survive the Coronavirus
by MarketBeat Staff (4/1/2020)
Companies that are in a shaky financial position may sometimes attract investors in a bull market. Traders seeking a short-term profit can often use an oversold condition to capture a quick gain. But in a bear market, these companies frequently are left on the sidelines. But a declining stock price by itself should not be enough to scare investors off. What investors really need to pay attenti... Read more.
Top 8 Companies That Are Adapting to a Post-Coronavirus World
Top 8 Companies That Are Adapting to a Post-Coronavirus World
by MarketBeat Staff (3/30/2020)
The unintended consequences of the coronavirus pandemic are being played out in homes and apartments throughout the world. More and more employees are working from home, that’s if they have a job to go to. Entire industries are effectively shut down as the world attempts to slow the spread of the virus. At some point, however, things will return to normal. But it will be a new normal. There are... Read more.
5 Travel Company Stocks Likely to Suffer From the Coronavirus
5 Travel Company Stocks Likely to Suffer From the Coronavirus
by MarketBeat Staff (3/30/2020)
How important is the global travel and tourism industry? It’s a sector that accounts for about 10% of the world’s adult workforce. That’s 350 million people. The industry also accounts for at least 4% of the global gross domestic product (GDP). In short, it’s an industry that accounts for trillions of dollars for the economy. And it relies on the most visible workers like pilots and cruise shi... Read more.
10 Best Tech Stocks to Buy After the Market’s Historic Sell-Off
10 Best Tech Stocks to Buy After the Market’s Historic Sell-Off
by MarketBeat Staff (3/27/2020)
Technology stocks are among the most volatile in the market. The allure of big gains comes with the risk of sharp downturns. When the market is trending upwards, these stocks have a tendency to lead the way. Conversely, when the market is selling off, tech stocks post some of the largest losses. And in the coronavirus crash tech stocks took their usual beating. But an interesting dynamic is ha... Read more.
8 Biotech Stocks to Buy and Hold in 2020
8 Biotech Stocks to Buy and Hold in 2020
by MarketBeat Staff (3/27/2020)
Biotech stocks are far from a sure thing. However, towards the end of 2019 several stocks in the sector got a nice lift based on promising new drugs in their pipelines. One of the key ways to measure any biotech stocks is the depth of its pipeline. When a biotech company issues a drug, its stock typically gets a lift because, for a brief period of time, the company has exclusive rights to that sto... Read more.
8 Tech Companies Set to Shine in a Social Distancing World
8 Tech Companies Set to Shine in a Social Distancing World
by MarketBeat Staff (3/23/2020)
Telecommuting has been on the rise for many years. But it’s still not the norm. And that’s why, in the wake of our society’s call to flatten the curve of the coronavirus, more Americans find themselves in the unfamiliar position of working from home. Aside from the mental and emotional challenge that some employees face from not having a defined workplace outside of the home, there are logisti... Read more.
8 Pharmaceutical Companies Working on a Coronavirus Cure
8 Pharmaceutical Companies Working on a Coronavirus Cure
by MarketBeat Staff (3/20/2020)
We are living through interesting times. Not an hour goes by when Americans don’t receive some reminder of the impact the coronavirus has on our lives. The race is on for an effective, FDA-approved treatment for the virus. Despite, vaccines being available for human trial in record time, we are many months away from having a viable vaccine. However, we may be somewhat closer in finding some an... Read more.
10 Buy and Hold Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio
10 Buy and Hold Stocks to Add to Your Portfolio
by MarketBeat Staff (3/12/2020)
“Set it and forget it” are words many investors don’t want to hear. Even the most venerable brokerage houses are encouraging their clients to actively trade so they can beat the market. Buy and hold is a relic, they say. It doesn’t reflect the reality of today. In other words, “this time it’s different”. As the ongoing volatility in the market shows you, it’s not different. It’s not even c... Read more.
5 Stocks That Will Benefit From the Coronavirus
5 Stocks That Will Benefit From the Coronavirus
by MarketBeat Staff (3/3/2020)
Investors are digesting the damage done to their portfolios in last week’s coronavirus-induced correction. There was no place to hide from the bears who bore their claws and shredded the market from its record highs. And the reality is there is probably more volatility to come. Many companies had reported earnings before the depth and breadth of this outbreak became apparent. And that means th... Read more.
10 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now
10 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now
by 10-dividend-aristocrat-stocks-to-buy-now (3/2/2020)
The stock market is having its worst week since the financial crisis. For some investors, a flight to safety has them getting out of the market. But other investors are taking a flight to quality. And when it comes to quality in equities, these are the moments when dividend stocks shine. Already JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) and Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) are projecting that ... Read more.
10 Stocks to Sell in 2020
10 Stocks to Sell in 2020
by MarketBeat Staff (2/6/2020)
For some investors, selling stocks can be hard. It can seem like a personal failure. But it’s really just a mindset. You have to understand that waiting out a stock may be the right thing to do when time is on your side. But if you are investing for specific and/or time-sensitive goals, holding onto an underperforming stock can have a big impact. Ideally, an investor could look at their portfo... Read more.
8 Dividend Stocks to Buy Now
8 Dividend Stocks to Buy Now
by MarketBeat Staff (1/30/2020)
Dividend stocks are always in fashion. Income investors find that dividend stocks can be a replacement for low-yielding Treasury bonds and other bond options. But dividend stocks can also play a role in the growth investor’s portfolio. Dividend stocks by nature tend to lag behind the broader market. This is due to the nature of the companies that issue dividends. In many cases, these are mature co... Read more.
8 5G Stocks to Own in 2020
8 5G Stocks to Own in 2020
by MarketBeat Staff (1/30/2020)
To understand 5G is to understand that the “G” stands for generation. Like the previous generations that came before it, 5G promises to enhance the way consumers and businesses experience the internet. Yes, 5G will certainly deliver faster connection speeds. But I wouldn’t be nearly as excited about this technology if it simply meant I could download a movie in seconds instead of minutes. Wher... Read more.
10 Canadian Growth Stocks to Buy Now
10 Canadian Growth Stocks to Buy Now
by MarketBeat Staff (9/19/2019)
The period between Labor Day and the Holidays gets a bad reputation. Historically, September has been a challenging month for investors. And some investors swear by an October effect for equities. Still, early fall can be an ideal time to dive into the stock market. One of the reasons is because of what comes after October. The Holiday season is historically one of the best periods for stocks. And... Read more.
10 Made in America Stocks to Own
10 Made in America Stocks to Own
by Chris Markoch (7/9/2019)
With so much attention on tariffs and globalization, it’s not surprising that many U.S. investors are looking to retrench and give their stocks an “America First” profile. Made in America, however, does not mean what it used to mean. In fact, we all know that many “American” products are not 100 percent American made. Nevertheless, there are several stocks of U.S. companies that represent iconic ... Read more.
7 Stocks That Insiders are Buying Now
7 Stocks That Insiders are Buying Now
by Chris Markoch (7/2/2019)
Institutional investors will tell you that one of the more accurate predictors of a stock that is ready to rise is large share purchases by company executives and other insiders. Unlike individuals who engage in insider trading, which is done without public disclosure and/or knowledge, insider buyers are required to file any share purchases (amount and share price) of their company stock with the ... Read more.
10 Growth Stocks to Buy on Dips
10 Growth Stocks to Buy on Dips
by Chris Markoch (5/22/2019)
A key consideration in selecting a stock is its ability to perform after it takes a dip. Even the best-performing stock does not climb up forever. It has dips along the way. Whether those dips are mild or severe, the question is not how to avoid them, but how do they respond? Some stocks move in a slow, steady pace with no long corrections. Others can be more volatile – like a roller coaster –... Read more.
8 Fast-Growing Stocks You Should Own Right Now
8 Fast-Growing Stocks You Should Own Right Now
by Chris Markoch (4/29/2019)
With earnings season upon us, investors will benefit from several stocks that will get a bump in the next few weeks. However, once the market digests those results, summer will be here. And that brings to mind the slogan, “Sell in May, and go away”. Summer is a historically slow season for equity investors. Stock analysts and investors begin to exchange their trading floor for the beach. This ... Read more.
7 High-Risk Stocks with Huge Potential Rewards
7 High-Risk Stocks with Huge Potential Rewards
by Chris Markoch (4/15/2019)
Understanding your risk tolerance is one of the keys to successful investing. The relationship between risk and reward was clearly on display in 2018. Equity investors were taken on a wild ride that was punctuated by a closing week that saw 1,000 point shifts in a single day. Times like these illustrate the reality of investor sentiment and the fear of missing out (FOMO). What may have started as ... Read more.
7 Technology Stocks That Will Lead the Sector Going Forward
7 Technology Stocks That Will Lead the Sector Going Forward
by Chris Markoch (3/25/2019)
No sector suffered the wrath of investors more than the tech sector. When volatility returned to the market, stocks of technology companies dropped. First, it was the FAANG stocks in the summer and then the broader tech selloff in the fourth quarter. Was this a sign that the growth of the sector in 2017 was simply a bubble, or was it the result of a natural, albeit significant, correction? Unlike ... Read more.
8 Low P/E Stocks with Room to Grow
8 Low P/E Stocks with Room to Grow
by Chris Markoch (3/21/2019)
The price-earnings (P/E) ratio is one of the most significant measurements of a stock. The P/E ratio tells investors how much an investor is willing to pay for every dollar of a company’s earnings. P/E ratios are typically listed along with a company’s stock price. However, if a company’s P/E ratio is not readily available it is easy to determine. The formula for calculating a stock’s P/E ratio is... Read more.
8 Stocks Under $10 Analysts Love
8 Stocks Under $10 Analysts Love
by Chris Markoch (3/4/2019)
Many investors would love to have gotten in on Amazon and Netflix when they were trading for just a few dollars per share. Unfortunately to get in on those stocks today would mean setting aside a sizable percentage of their portfolio. And while some of the biggest stocks on the market today may still have room to go higher, the cost of entry may be an obstacle that is simply too big for an investo... Read more.
9 High-Yield Dividend Stocks that Pay Monthly
9 High-Yield Dividend Stocks that Pay Monthly
by Chris Markoch (3/4/2019)
Income investors have many reasons to love dividend stocks. Most dividend stocks pay out quarterly or annually giving investors the assurance of supplemental income to offset planned expenses. For example, assume a company with a stock price of $50 pays a quarterly dividend with an annual yield of 5%. Assuming the stock price (and therefore the dividend yield) stays constant, an investor who owns ... Read more.
7 Blue-Chip Stocks that Could Take the Market Higher
7 Blue-Chip Stocks that Could Take the Market Higher
by Chris Markoch (2/8/2019)
During times of market volatility, blue-chip stocks give investors the benefits of growth and the security of income. Although the definition of a blue-chip stock may vary depending on the qualities individual investors look for, there is a consensus that all blue-chip stocks share three characteristics. First, they are well-known companies to the general public as well as to investors. They typic... Read more.
9 Stocks Facing Political Risk Ahead
9 Stocks Facing Political Risk Ahead
by Chris Markoch (2/8/2019)
As an investor, it can sometimes be desirable to tune out all the noise that comes out of Washington. Both sides of the aisle can't seem to get out of their way, and neither side can lay a claim to being a friend to investors. The reality is, everyday regulations are put in place, bills are proposed and occasionally laws are passed that benefit some companies and hurt others. This picking of w... Read more.
7 Dividend Stocks to Help Through Market Volatility
7 Dividend Stocks to Help Through Market Volatility
by Chris Markoch (2/5/2019)
The roller coaster ride that stocks rode in 2018, particularly in December, has shaken the faith of some investors. After all, it’s hard to watch a year of growth disappear in just a few days or even a few hours. Despite this volatility, 2019 should still be a good year to invest in stocks, but it makes sense to look for ways to combat volatility. One way to do this is by investing in dividend sto... Read more.
8 Small-Cap Stocks Ripe for Solid Growth in 2019
8 Small-Cap Stocks Ripe for Solid Growth in 2019
by Chris Markoch (1/17/2019)
For many investors, the mantra “no risk, no reward” can apply to their decision of whether they choose to add small-cap stocks to their portfolio. Small-cap stocks are a class of stocks that showcase stocks that have an average market cap of between $500 million and $2 billion dollars. These stocks don't have some of the big names of stocks like Amazon or Apple, but the attraction to these stocks ... Read more.
7 Marijuana Stocks That Can’t Be Ignored
7 Marijuana Stocks That Can’t Be Ignored
by Chris Markoch (1/16/2019)
Marijuana is becoming big business. Up until now, full-scale legalization of cannabis has been largely limited to international countries. One of the most notable pieces of news to move the marijuana market in 2018 was Canada lifting their prohibition on marijuana in October. Since then, a mid-term election in the United States brought legalized recreational use for marijuana to additional sta... Read more.
8 Stocks to Buy and Hold Despite Market Selloff
8 Stocks to Buy and Hold Despite Market Selloff
by Chris Markoch (12/28/2018)
2018 will be a year that investors will remember for its volatility. In the last week of the year alone the market has been on a roller coaster ride that has seen all the major exchanges record triple-digit and even quadruple-digit highs and/or lows. The markets can digest a lot of economic uncertainty such as the direction and pace of interest rate changes, or how companies will perform with reve... Read more.
8 Stocks to Sell Before the New Year
8 Stocks to Sell Before the New Year
by Chris Markoch (12/18/2018)
Ah, December. That time of year when thoughts turn to … taxes? That’s right, the 2019 tax season will soon be upon us and that means now is the time to take a critical look at your stock portfolio. An effective tax strategy for investors at the end of every year is taking stock of your year and, when necessary, pruning your portfolio. It’s always nice to look at the stocks that have made gains. Ho... Read more.
7 Heavily Discounted Stocks to Buy Today
7 Heavily Discounted Stocks to Buy Today
by Chris Markoch (12/14/2018)
It’s the season of giving. But the market hasn’t been in a very giving mood. October and November have seen some of the most trendy stocks stumble to find solid ground. Marijuana stocks? Down in a puff of smoke. FAANG stocks? They lost their bite. Even oil stocks that seemed to be recovering look like a gigantic head fake. But the question investors really want an answer to is why are so many... Read more.
8 Battered Growth Stocks Worth Another Look
8 Battered Growth Stocks Worth Another Look
by Chris Markoch (12/13/2018)
When the Trump tax cuts went into effect in early 2018, most analysts thought that it would be a jump start for both earnings and stock prices. There’s no doubt that earnings have received a boost. But robust earnings reports haven’t translated to higher stock prices for a number of stocks. In fact, a number of stocks have dropped over 20% in 2018 – that qualifies as a bear market. This is all des... Read more.
8 Stocks to Sell Before Christmas Eve
8 Stocks to Sell Before Christmas Eve
by Chris Markoch (12/1/2018)
For many investors, the ball can’t drop on 2018 fast enough. It’s been quite the roller coaster ride. Investors cheered the rally created by lower corporate taxes at the beginning of the year, only to watch their gains put in jeopardy by the summer swoon of the tech stocks and the overall market correction in October. Still, December brings to mind visions of a “Santa Claus” rally. Will this year... Read more.
7 Pharma Stocks to Avoid at All Costs
7 Pharma Stocks to Avoid at All Costs
by Chris Markoch (11/26/2018)
The pharmaceutical sector has been on a roller coaster ride over the last several years. As recently as 2016, the industry was getting pinched by the double whammy of pressure to reduce drug costs and a corporate tax structure that was choking off topline growth. In the last year, many of the pharmaceutical companies have seen their stocks go through the roof as a result of the new tax policy. But... Read more.
10 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy to Anchor Your Portfolio
10 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy to Anchor Your Portfolio
by Chris Markoch (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 Now
8 Growth Stocks to Sell Now
by Chris Markoch (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 Investors
9 Low-Risk Stocks for Risk-Averse Investors
by Chris Markoch (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 Laggards
7 Dow Jones Stocks That Are Still Laggards
by Chris Markoch (11/12/2018)
With the election over, 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 was 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 have yet ... Read more.
8 Stocks That Are on Sale Right Now
8 Stocks That Are on Sale Right Now
by Chris Markoch (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 Rise
8 Stocks to Buy as Oil Prices Rise
by Chris Markoch (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 Retirement
7 Growth Stocks for Consistent Income in Retirement
by Chris Markoch (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 2019
9 Stocks That Could Go Bankrupt in 2019
by Chris Markoch (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
by Chris Markoch (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 Market
10 Slow and Steady Stocks to Own in Any Market
by Chris Markoch (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 Craze
9 Marijuana Stocks to Play the Pot Craze
by Chris Markoch (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
8 Retail Stocks Set to Soar
by Chris Markoch (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
7 Stocks Set for Monster Growth
by Chris Markoch (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 Portfolio
5 Utility Stocks to Buy for an Extra-Durable Portfolio
by Chris Markoch (9/12/2018)
Utility stocks have been behaving erratically lately. Ever since the market took off, 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 index fund, the Utiliti... Read more.
7 Blue Chip Stocks to Sell Now
7 Blue Chip Stocks to Sell Now
by Chris Markoch (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 Profits
7 Stocks That Profit from Apple’s Profits
by Chris Markoch (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 Now
The 10 Best Penny Stocks to Buy Now
by Chris Markoch (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 Now
7 Cheap Chinese Stocks to Buy Now
by Chris Markoch (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 Years
10 Best Retirement Stocks to Buy and Hold in Your Golden Years
by Chris Markoch (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 Tariffs
10 Stocks Set to Surge from the Trump Tariffs
by Chris Markoch (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 Tariffs
10 Stocks Set to Suffer from the Trump Tariffs
by Chris Markoch (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 Now
8 Tech Stocks to Sell Now
by Chris Markoch (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 Now
10 Warren Buffett Stocks to Buy Now
by Matthew Paulson (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 Downturn
10 "Recession Proof" Stocks That Will Thrive During The Next Downturn
by Matthew Paulson (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 Now
5 Best Cryptocurrency Stocks to Buy Now
by Matthew Paulson (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 Now
The Five Best Dow Jones Stocks to Buy Now
by Matthew Paulson (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 Increases
8 Companies Likely to Issue "Tax Cut" Dividend Increases
by Matthew Paulson (3/1/2018)
President Trump and Congress passed the first major tax legislation in the last 30 years.. 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 companies will return thes... Read more.
Top Ten Brokerages You Can Trust
Top Ten Brokerages You Can Trust
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Most
20 Stocks Wall Street Analysts Love the Most
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Love
15 Stocks that Insiders Love
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Companies
Top Fifteen Highest-Rated Dividend Companies
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Can
20 Stocks Analysts Can't Stop Upgrading
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Now
20 Stocks to Sell Now
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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
10 Rock-Solid Dividend Paying Stocks to Own
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 $10
10 Great Cheap Stocks to Buy Now for Under $10
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Love
15 Healthcare Stocks that Analysts Love
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 will outperform the market. Fortunately, Wall Street's brightest minds have already done this for us. Every year, analysts issue approximately 3,000 ... Read more.
15 Energy Stocks Analysts Love the Most
15 Energy Stocks Analysts Love the Most
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Can
15 REITS Analysts Can't Stop Recommending
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Love
15 Technology Stocks that Analysts Love
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Today
12 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Buy Today
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
While COVID-19 was a suckerpunch to the stock market earlier in the year, the stock market is roaring back.  The Dow is hovering around 27,000 and the S&P 500 is trading near 3,200. S&P 500 stocks are trading at nearly 23 times their annual earnings, still well above historical norms. At the same time, interest rates are near all-time lows (and probably dipping even lower). 10-year Treasuries a... Read more.
Best Growth Stocks - Best Stocks to Buy Now
Best Growth Stocks - Best Stocks to Buy Now
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
The stock market has been growing since the New York Stock Exchange opened its doors in 1817. Sometimes, a stock will outpace the rest of the market in terms of growth. These skyrocketing securities—or the ones that analysts expect to skyrocket—are called growth stocks. What Every Investor Needs to Know About Growth Stocks What Is A Growth Stock? Benefits of Growth Stocks Dangers of Grow... Read more.
20 High-Yield Dividend Stocks that Could Ruin Your Retirement Portfolio
20 High-Yield Dividend Stocks that Could Ruin Your Retirement Portfolio
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Portfolio
20 "Past Their Prime" Stocks to Dump From Your Portfolio
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Now
7 Best Stocks to Own Right Now
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Stocks
Analysts Hate These 12 Stocks
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Abandoning
12 Stocks Corporate Insiders are Abandoning
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Haul
8 Retail Stocks to Own For the Long Haul
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Won
13 Stocks Institutional Investors Won't Stop Buying
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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 Now
12 Marijuana Stocks to Buy Now
by MarketBeat Staff (10/31/2020)
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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