Let’s begin by defining the realm of small-cap stocks before we discuss those that appear to be strong, safe investments currently. As their name implies, small-cap stocks have lower market capitalizations than both mid-cap and large-cap stocks. The range of market cap defining the class is typically from $300 million to $2 billion. Large-cap stocks
Retail stocks have taken a beating this year. As investors move into the second half, there are many concerning signs. Inflation reached 9.1% in June. That was the highest level in 40 years and especially concerning given Fed efforts to tamp down surging inflation with interest-rate hikes. Although the July inflation numbers were down slightly
In July, stocks delivered their best monthly performance since 2020 following an ugly first half of the year. After such a sharp move up, investors are on the lookout for stocks with more upside potential. While uncovering these investments may be a bit trickier than it was a month ago, it’s possible if you do
[embedded content] Did I call it or what? I’m talking about SoFi (SOFI), which popped in response to second-quarter earnings, which were fantastic. SoFi’s stock soared as investors digested the report. But then – a hiccup. SoftBank moved to sell part of its stake in the company, and SOFI shares took a dip. What comes
In an Aug. 1 column, I suggested that only low-end consumers were struggling, and I stated that “those problems are not going to hurt most large growth stocks significantly.” On Aug. 9, investor and commentator Josh Brown, who has been very pessimistic on the state of America’s consumers until very recently, said on CNBC that
No one would’ve predicted the monstrous success of Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). It’s among the top-five most valuable companies in terms of market capitalization, trading at over a whopping $1.4 trillion. It started as a humble bookseller but has become one of the most diversified businesses. Amazon acquisitions have been a key enabler of its diversification strategy.
When it comes to the economy and the stock market, the near term remains murky. It’s possible the market has mostly factored in inflation, interest rate hikes and recession risks. Then again, maybe not. Yet while uncertainty still runs high, that doesn’t mean staying on the sidelines is the best move. Instead, it’s best to
Dr. Gerald W. Perritt, the founder of Chicago-based portfolio manager Perritt Capital Management, wrote a whitepaper a few years ago entitled “The MicroCap Advantage.” As the title suggests, it discussed why investing in undervalued micro-cap stocks makes sense. The whitepaper showed that between 1926 and 2018, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of small company
This has not been a kind year for investors. In fact, the S&P 500 fell 21% in the first half of the year. Further, on June 13 the index officially fell into bear-market territory as it closed 20% below the highs it reached in January. That means investors should logically seek to buy stocks that
Following Covid-19, investors were looking forward to a return to normal. Unfortunately, the Russian invasion of Ukraine transitioned once-cheap energy stocks into blisteringly hot opportunities. Still, a few discounted opportunities exist for bold contrarians. While demand for critical resources remains generally strong, macroeconomic pressures have finally started to weigh on households. Recently, the U.S. Bureau
For U.S. crypto investors, Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) is often the top exchange of choice to buy and sell cryptos. Indeed, there are many reasons for this. Most often noted by investors is the platform’s ease of use, as well as its prominent token listings. That said, choosing the best Coinbase cryptos to buy in this market isn’t as easy
This article is excerpted from Tom Yeung’s Profit & Protection newsletter dated Aug. 9, 2022. To make sure you don’t miss any of Tom’s picks, subscribe to his mailing list here. Let’s face it. Finding 10x stocks is tough. For every Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META) that claws its way from $18 to $180, another dozen look more
Source: Shutterstock Every decade, an emerging next-gen technology appears unexpectedly. It changes the world forever and mints millionaires out of its early backers. In the 1990s, it was the computer. PC stocks like Microsoft (MSFT), IBM (IBM), and HP (HPQ) soared. Microsoft stock even popped almost 10,000%, turning every $10,000 investment into a million-dollar payday.
With big names continuing to struggle, there are discount stocks to buy out there that may not stay this cheap for much longer. The stock market is rife with opportunity currently. That opportunity is a product of fear that continues to grip the markets. Remember, there are two sides to every story. So, rather than
Along with the broad market correction, auto stocks have declined in 2022. The S&P 500 Automobile Manufacturers Sub Industry Index has corrected by more than 20% during this period. This correction presents a good opportunity to accumulate some undervalued auto stocks. The industry faces near-term headwinds that include inflation and a possible recession. Supply chain
Celsius Holdings (NASDAQ:CELH) stock is getting a whole lot of attention due to a recently-announced agreement with PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP). Reportedly, PepsiCo will be the preferred distribution partner globally for Celsius. Moreover, PepsiCo is making a $550 investment in preferred shares of Celsius. This, as you might imagine, adds up to an overwhelmingly bullish case in
The incredible healing properties of psychedelics are being discovered with every passing day. Their potential is massive and can flip the script for those struggling with mental health disorders. Moreover, the market opportunity is huge, which makes it imperative for investors to wager on the best psychedelic stocks. According to research firm factmr.com, the global
The search for multibagger high-growth stocks is still on, despite what has been a rough year for this grouping in 2022. Indeed, investors have gravitated toward value, rotating out of higher-growth equities at a rapid clip. This rotation appears to still be underway, with many companies in the higher-valuation camp seeing continued selling pressure. For
Source: InvestorPlace [Editor’s note: “The ‘Fave Five’ Space Stocks to Buy on the Dip” was previously published in March 2021. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.] This year, until recently, Treasury yields were rising. Stocks were falling, and hypergrowth stocks with rich valuations were getting the worst of it.
The largest U.S.-listed exchange-traded fund (ETF) that’s focused on real estate investment trusts, or REITs, is the Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ), with $38.2 billion in total net assets. Down 14% year-t0-date through Aug. 8, there are plenty of cheap REITs to buy among its 170 real estate stocks. But which ones should you focus