Stocks to buy

PepsiCo (NASDAQ:PEP) announced its third-quarter results on Oct. 4. They were healthy enough that I’ve put the beverage and snack food company on my list of seven beverage stocks to buy now.  But before I get into the seven names on my list, I thought I’d explain why I’m so high on beverage stocks.  The
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In the battle for domination in the graphics niche, the prominent players are Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD), Micron (NASDAQ:MU) and Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA). Investors in AMD stock are betting on a company that’s kept up with the competition through thick and thin, but there’s no room for complacency in the tech war. Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com
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Another day, another hopeful tweet on trade from President Trump that is helping boost the stock market. This time, it is word that China’s vice premier would be visiting the White House to help ink a deal. Previous reporting suggested that discussions had broken down over intellectual property rights. And in another indication that this
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Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) started in Orlando, Florida in 1968. But today the empire has more than 1,700 restaurants across North America and more than 185,000 employees. It’s also the world’s largest full-service restaurant company. Even with DRI stock’s recent stumble, it easily earns a “buy” rating for my Growth Investor model portfolio. Source: Sundry Photography
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After handily beating estimates for its second-quarter earnings, JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) recently fell to its pre-earnings level after another tantrum from President Donald Trump. The president has been jawboning down the value of Chinese stocks, costing them about $1 trillion in market cap. His latest escalation, a threat to delist all Chinese stocks on U.S. markets,
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Insider buying can be a bullish signal for a stock. This is especially the case if the stock has recently had a large drop in price. Insiders are people who have access to confidential information about a company. When they buy or sell their company’s stock, they need to make a public filing with the
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Since a two-session, 20% plunge following second-quarter results on Aug. 1, Square (NYSE:SQ) stock has slipped another 4%. In fact, SQ stock nearly touched 2019 lows last month before a recent rally. Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com That trading hardly seems like good news. Indeed, I thought back in late August that SQ stock might
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If any modern industry has fierce competition, it’s content streaming. Having to contend with Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Hulu, Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Prime platform, Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s TV+, as well as Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Disney+ made it difficult for Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) stock to make any headway in September. Source: AhmadDanialZulhilmi / Shutterstock.com In light of this, Pivotal Research analyst Jeffrey Wlodarczak assigned Roku stock an
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An increase in tariffs and an inverted yield curve have led to several warning signs for a slowdown, or even a recession, in the economy.  Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has already proved able to survive the dot-com crash and the Great Recession. However, this is a completely different company from a decade ago. Can it still stand
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With the U.S.-China trade war again showing no sign of resolution, and combined with other geopolitical flashpoints, plowing into growth stocks is probably the last thing on many investors’ agendas. And while the U.S. markets have certainly printed some red ink recently, a growth-based strategy surprisingly isn’t completely insane. We just may be looking at
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In some ways it’s an ironic twist. Since its infancy, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has ultimately been working to declaw brick-and-mortar retailers, and going forward, brick-and-mortar retailing is expected to help keep AMZN stock moving higher. Source: Julie Clopper / Shutterstock.com The next evolution of its strategy is unique, even by the e-commerce giant’s standards though. That is,
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Imagine you’re all in. You’ve raised hundreds of thousands … even millions of dollars to start up a business. Source: Shutterstock You’ve studied the market, secured the needed licenses and permits to operate in your state, picked out the storefront location that meets your requirements, lined up your suppliers, distributors, key staff members, security, IT,
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[Editor’s note: “10 Medical Marijuana Stocks to Cure Your Portfolio” was previously published in August 2019. It has since been updated to include the most relevant information available.] Invariably, no other investment class generates as much interest and controversy as marijuana stocks. Within a generation, public sentiment toward legalization shifted dramatically from strongly opposed to
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When most investors think of the cannabis industry, they don’t think of huge, reliable streams of income. Source: Shutterstock I know that. And based on the reaction to my first-ever Cannabis Cash Weekly summit, a lot of folks are still trying to wrap their heads around what I told them. That they can … Invest in
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After a sharp downside, Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) stock was in an extended period of sideways movement. But almost a year after the steep decline, Activision Blizzard stock has started moving higher. And this upside is not speculative or purely technical; ATVI has positive fundamental developments that back the current momentum. Source: madamF / Shutterstock.com I
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It’s  been easy to criticize Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and its brash CEO, Elon Musk. For years, Musk has specialized in overpromising and underdelivering, hurting TSLA stock in the process. Source: Sheila Fitzgerald / Shutterstock.com He’s developed something of a habit of suggesting he doesn’t think his company will need to raise more cash, only to issue
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