Stocks to buy

The key to investing is buying good stocks. Sounds simple enough, right? If it’s so simple, why isn’t everyone a great investor? Because what constitutes “good stocks” to buy is widely debated across the entire financial media landscape. Are the best stocks to buy cheap stocks, with price-to-earnings multiples below the market average multiple? Are
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When it comes to investing and picking stocks, I take a three step approach. First, the fundamentals — the numbers and long-term growth prospects have to check out and warrant the present valuation. Second, the optics — there has to be some behavioral reason out there why investors will want to buy this stock over
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The one thing about small-cap stocks is that they thrive in rebound conditions. While there are some economic storm clouds over significant nations like Germany and China, the United States continues to chug along. The trade war with China is the only thing holding the U.S. back from getting stocks in rally mode again. And
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As a financial writer I’ve learned to love my haters, and as an investor I’ve learned to love hated stocks. If anything fits that description now, it’s Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT) stock, which is beaten down both in terms of share price and investor sentiment. Source: Tero Vesalainen / Shutterstock.com Much like its more famous rideshare rival Uber (NYSE:UBER), Lyft
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If you are looking to diversify your portfolio, RBC Capital may have the answer. Since its inception in February 2013, the RBC Global Energy Best Ideas List is up 22.3% compared to the S&P Global Energy Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:IXC) up 0.6%. Despite news that the oil sector is on shaky ground right now, there are
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Since I last wrote about the four best 5G stocks to buy as the trend heated up, the sector has touched new highs. The companies benefited from telecom companies rolling out 5G wireless. That trend is not only heating up, but is accelerating. AT&T (NYSE:T) will offer a fixed-wireless-access solution later this year, letting customers
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Whenever JD.Com (NASDAQ:JD) is examined it’s compared to bigger rival Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA), and for the most part, that’s not an unreasonable comparison. Both are e-commerce players. Both are in China, primarily taking aim at China’s consumers.But JD stock is materially different from BABA stock. Source: Shutterstock There’s a paradigm shift underway, however, that’s
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It has been a rough year for the Chinese automaker Nio (NYSE:NIO). After reaching its 52-week high in February, the company’s shares tumbled to an all-time low in July. Nio stock has trailed around $3 per share ever since and is down more than 50% in 2019.  Source: Shutterstock Many Chinese stocks have taken a
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Does this week’s exaggerated fearful and cheerful trading conditions make you wonder if the market is simply one big game to be played? That may be up for debate. But video game stocks Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA)  and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) are offering solid evidence for bulls to play the game in today’s unhinged
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I’m a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due, and acting on opportunities when they present themselves. To that end, Snap (NYSE:SNAP) CEO Evan Spiegel has become a savvy CEO rather quickly, making SNAP stock the compelling prospect it was supposed to be two years ago (but wasn’t). Source: Shutterstock The young social
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CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) stock is getting results combining the health insurance income of Aetna with the outgo of its pharmacies and health services. Source: Shutterstock The proof came in its second-quarter earnings report, with adjusted net income of $4 billion, $1.89 earnings per share and adjusted revenue of $63.4 billion. Same store sales were up
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As early August handed the stock market a vicious sell-off, Square (NYSE:SQ) stock fell harder than most. In the wake of a disappointing earnings announcement, horrified SQ stock investors endured the deepest two-day drop in the past three years. Source: Shutterstock The ongoing tariff war certainly didn’t help the Square stock price, but there has
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[Editor’s note: This article was originally published in October 2018. It has been revised to reflect current market trends.]  The IPO success of Beyond Meat (NASDAQ:BYND) has me revisiting the world of plant-based foods and exploring how investors can take advantage of the move to meatless alternatives.  Today, the global plant-based meat market is estimated
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The last week was rough for Spotify (NYSE: SPOT) stock. A shortfall in subscriber growth numbers announced on the earnings call disappointed the market along with a second-quarter loss of 47 cents per share. This was below an already pessimistic analyst’s consensus estimate for SPOT of a 35 cents per share loss and an 81.71% increase
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The marijuana market has created an appealing opportunity for risk-tolerant investors who are willing to wait out the near-term turbulence. However, while deciding to invest in the cannabis boom might seem like a no-brainer, choosing a winner in the space takes a bit more analysis. Recently, Canadian marijuana firm Hexo Corp (NYSE:HEXO) has gained a
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It has been a crazy few days for investors. Sparking the recent selloff was China’s decision to devalue the yuan to below its key 7-to-1 ratio with the U.S. dollar for the first time in a decade. President Donald Trump described Monday’s devaluation as a “major violation.” China also announced its companies have paused purchases
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Shares of global internet giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) are tumbling into early August as broader financial markets are being pressured by escalating trade war and interest rate headwinds. Specifically, all the market has cared about in 2019 is the Fed and the U.S.-China trade war. Yesterday’s blood bath turned the battle up to 11, and from
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For investors of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock, the only word that could adequately describe the month of July is “nasty.” Okay, I suppose “ugly” and “painful” would also fit the bill, but you get the picture: the price action was cringe-worthy, causing a number of shareholders to bail on the streaming standout. Source: Shutterstock The precipitous
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As expected, in late July, the U.S. Federal Reserve cut rates for the first time in a decade. Wall Street initially expressed worry that this was just a “one-and-done” cut, as Fed Chair Jerome Powell said in the press conference that the July cut was a “mid-cycle adjustment” and not the beginning of a rate
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