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
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Growth stocks have been crushed amid the bear market. However, the bear market began long before most investors realize. While the S&P 500 and other major indices didn’t suffer major corrections until January 2022, overrated growth stocks began their correction about a year earlier. It’s interesting, as there was a large divide in growth stocks.
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The Fed’s attempts to keep the red-hot inflation under check by aggressively hiking the benchmark interest rates have kept the economy under severe stress. The GDP decline for two consecutive quarters makes many economists believe the economy has already entered a recession. Investors worried about a recession can consider investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts
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A Biotech Company and an Under-The-Radar Cloud Transformation Stock to Round Out the Year Novavax, Inc. (NVAX) is a biotechnology company engaged in developing innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases. Novavax’s coronavirus vaccine, NVX-CoV2373, is currently approved for use in the European Union (EU), Indonesia and the Philippines. Regulatory applications seeking approval for the
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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
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Dividend Kings are an elite group of income stocks that have increased their dividends every year for at least 50 years. They’re highly regarded for their consistent payouts, which improve their total returns in any market conditions. However, Dividend Kings may be especially attractive now as investors look to protect their portfolios against inflation. As inflationary
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Ayr Wellness (OTCMKTS:AYRWF – Get Rating) is one of 52 publicly-traded companies in the “Medicinals & botanicals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Ayr Wellness to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability. Insider & Institutional Ownership 0.3%
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A view of the Norwegian Encore cruise ship during its inaugural sailing from PortMiami, which took place from Nov. 21-24, 2019. Orlando Sentinel | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Norwegian Cruise Line — Shares sank nearly 12% on Tuesday after the company reported second-quarter results
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Although the general rule of thumb is to avoid equities with heavy short interest, the new normal has brought with it new paradigms. One of these fresh approaches urges speculators to acquire short-squeeze stocks  in an effort to move the equities higher, forcing the bears to cover their short positions. Of course, short covering raises
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Investors looking for blue-chip stocks to buy generally are looking for companies that are reliable, consistent, profitable and focused on shareholder returns. Blue-chip stocks are less volatile than more speculative securities. They also are less than riskier stocks when markets correct as they have this year and are also quicker to recover when markets bottom and begin
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Do you believe the current market rally is here to stay? That belief would mean that despite two consecutive quarters of negative Gross Domestic Profit numbers and the Federal Reserve continuing to increase interest rates as a method to bring down inflation, which is at a level that we have not seen since the 1980s,
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While most people don’t like to see red ink in their investment portfolios, at the same time, that negative print comes from volatility — and volatility in either direction presents opportunities for short-term stocks to buy for a quick profit. Here, the narrative isn’t necessarily about finding a great company on discount. Rather, it’s to
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When it comes to penny stocks, the words “speculative” and “risky” are likely what first come to mind. Most stocks trading at single-digit prices, whether growth stocks or value stocks, have a high-risk, high-potential-return vibe. Yet, while these types of plays make up the bulk of this category, there are a few cheap dividend stocks
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