Stick With Strong Brands and Intellectual Properties in Today’s Markets

With the stock market significantly off its highs, investors are looking for companies that can deliver on strong earnings right now. This earnings season, companies with strong brands and intellectual properties have been able to hold up relatively well. That’s a trend likely to continue going forward, as investors pull back from newer and riskier ventures with unknown prospects for the future. Such companies also tend to have the ability to raise prices better to counteract inflation, while still retaining customers. One such ...
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One Top Play Amid the Crypto Carnage

Cryptocurrencies took a major dive on Monday, as the largely unregulated space allows traders to use more leverage than in other financial markets. And companies catering to the space likewise underperformed the stock market’s large drop. However, changes based on the price of cryptocurrencies may be misleading. That’s because rising adoption and investment in the space is creating a value for a number of companies catering to the industry. Case in point is Coinbase (COIN). The crypto brokerage benefits from the large ...
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Follow the World’s Safest Long-Term Investment Strategy Now

Investors looking to go long on stocks right now could be in for a wild ride. But over time, a few strategies can ensure that buying during this period of market fear leads to great results. While the market selloff of the past few months may lead to investors swearing off of stocks, chances are it won’t be long before investors start piling into the next fad. However, one strategy stands the test of time. And that’s investing in companies that pay ...
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Growing Consumer Goods Companies Look Like a Market Safe-Haven Now

Stocks are closing in on a bear market, as rising inflation seems to be out of control, even with the Federal Reserve hiking interest rates. However, some areas of the market are holding up well. A few consumer goods companies are able to see solid growth and revenue, while also passing off higher costs to consumers. These companies tend to hold up well in down markets, even though they don’t get much respect during a stock market rally. The perfect example of ...
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This Unusual Commodity Is Set for a Great Few Years, No Matter What the Economy Does

Commodities have been in a bull market for some time. But with oil prices well off their highs, and with precious metals failing to break higher even with high inflation rates, prices have moderated somewhat. But some commodities have stronger fundamentals, especially in the years ahead. The metals space is one area, as a recovering global economy has greater demand for these commodities than the current supply. One such commodity is lithium. Critical for rechargeable batteries in everything from cell phones to ...
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It’s Still Not Too Late to Make an Investment in This Top-Quality Tech Player

The tech space has been a roller coaster over the past six months, and largely to the downside. Many big names retested their February lows in last week’s selloff. However, as earnings come in, traders can better separate the winners in today’s economy from those not faring as well. That’s especially true in a competitive space like hardware. Hardware is more like a commodity than software, but a company that makes quality hardware can still stand out. In the semiconductor hardware space, ...
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For Complex Companies, Break It Down into Parts to Find Potential Bargains Now

Many companies offer just one product or service. Some of today’s large companies, however, offer many services and products (or even both). That’s especially true in the tech space, where rapid changes result in continued ongoing sales and support. Some of these companies have a number of businesses that could be broken out into separate parts. And right now, this “sum of the parts” analysis is starting to show that it may be time to start dipping a toe into some ...
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Look Beyond One-Time Events for Long-Term Winners

Life is complex. A company that is executing a long-term plan may have to contend with short-term unexpected events. At one point or another, every company hits an unexpected snag and has to report a one-time problem. Sure, for some companies, those one-time events seem to occur more often than others. For others, they truly are unusual events likely to become a distant memory as long-term plans play out. For instance, many companies are taking a one-time hit right now due to ...
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