Stick With What the World Needs in a Slowing Economy

It’s no surprise that when the economy is slow, consumers and companies scale back on their spending. And there’s a whole world of defensive industries that tend to fare well no matter what the economy is doing. While trade and commerce may slow during a recession, goods still need to move from their manufacturing point to the end user. And right now, the only way for goods to reach their final point is by truck. That bodes well for Paccar (PCAR). They’re ...
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The Future Takes Time – Capitalize on that Delay with Well-Performing Stocks Today

The past few years has seen tremendous growth in alternative energy plays. And in a push for more environmentally-friendly ways of doing business. That’s led some to see the end of old-school energy companies like big oil plays. But most renewable technology can’t scale well or still remains ineffective for areas such as transportation. That’s why it’s likely that oil and natural gas will still be valuable commodities for some time. That’s why investors shouldn’t overlook some of the big energy plays ...
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Buy Great Companies While They’re Cheap, Rather than Try and Time the Bottom

It’s likely the stock market won’t end its current downtrend until the Fed stops raising interest rates. But given how bear markets work, we may be closer to the end than the beginning. The best strategy now is to start buying great companies at beaten-down prices, rather than wait for a move higher. That’s because the start of a bull market may come with some skepticism. And investors who wait can miss out on the extreme bargains from the low. By buying ...
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Invest Today in the Infrastructure of Tomorrow

The only constant in life is change. Even great companies that have consistently rewarded shareholders for years come up with new products or find ways to improve profitability for the work that they do. That’s especially true for companies that are making the switch to the latest digital trends. While the Internet has now been around for a generation, its use is still growing as more join online networks and conduct tasks there that used to only take place in the ...
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The Big Money Is Placing Their Bets on Beaten-Down Winners Now

It’s no surprise that investors who follow company insiders can make above-average returns over time. Company insiders are knowledgeable about their company and its operations. But following big-name investors after they build a stake in a company can make a similar profit. That’s because those who make a big buy can often earn board seats, and work on strategies to improve the business, sell off a division, or otherwise do something to result in better performance for investors. Activist investors have been ...
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Follow Growth for Great Returns – Even If It Means Patience Now

Companies can’t control what the stock market is doing. That’s why great companies will sell off in a bear market along with poor ones. It also means that companies facing strong growth may continue to do so, even if the market doesn’t recognize the value in the short haul. Patient investors can use bear markets to buy into growth opportunities. It’s also a great time to weed out companies that looked like growth opportunities but haven’t been. One such growth opportunity right ...
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For Better Investment Results, Capitalize on Multiple Fears

Markets are always bothered by something. That can lead to short-term opportunities that disappear when the fear does. That can include anything from a war to the current fears over how long the Fed will raise interest rates. Looking at a long-term chart of the stock market, it’s clear that fears pass, even if they’re later replaced with new ones when stocks have moved higher.  Today, investors may see better returns from companies that are playing to multiple fears. For example, amid ...
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Buy Beaten Down Winners Ahead of the Next Market Rally

Bear markets tend to occur every few years. And they include a selloff in all assets – whether of high quality or poor. It’s unusual for blue-chip names to take such a big hit in the span of a year without a strong recovery in the next year. Yet that’s where investors are today. Buying quality names on the cheap can lead to large returns in the years ahead, especially if the market is close to bottoming ahead of a recovery ...
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