Consider US Multinationals Ahead of the Dollar’s Next Trend Shift

Right now, the US dollar is rapidly appreciating against other currencies. International investors are moving to the dollar as a safe-haven, which is weakening other currencies. That also makes US exports more expensive on a relative basis, which tends to be bad news for multinational companies headquartered in the United States. However, not all trends last forever. And those who get into the trend at the right time can make big profits when the trend shifts. That’s particularly true when investing in ...
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Chip Stocks Return to Long-Term Buying Range

The stock market is retesting its June lows. It may head lower, or it may bounce from here. While the data most likely suggests a push lower, we’re starting to see some companies get so oversold that they’re looking like attractive long-term buys amid this latest dip. Investors who buy now may have to deal with some volatility, but given the steep discounts to last year’s highs, it’s clear that buyers today can make big returns when markets get bullish again. Many ...
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Bet On Companies Incorporating the Latest Tech Trends

A number of companies are developing new and innovative technologies. While older companies may get overlooked during a bull market, many companies can use proven new technologies to improve their business lines. That’s why, while banking hasn’t fundamentally changed, the rise of ATMs has led to a decrease in tellers. And online banking has further reduced the need for a physical location for banking services. In retail, Walmart (WMT) has been an early adopter of technologies like RFID tags to keep a ...
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It’s Becoming a Stock Picker’s Market for This Sector

The market is a series of sectors. Investors who invest in the right sectors at the right time can capture a big part of the market’s performance. Those who pick the wrong sector risk being on the losing end of the market. And within a sector, there will be times when some companies fare better than others. That’s when it becomes a stock picker’s market.  Those who can navigate the challenge can make better returns, even in a sector that’s no ...
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This Troublesome Trend Points to A Profitable Solution

The world is in the grip of an energy crisis. Shortages in Europe could lead to brownouts this winter, or reduced energy available for things like home heating. In the meantime, the US faces a number of potential issues like wildfires, heat waves, and hurricanes, which can wreak havoc on the power grid. While improvements will continue over time, power interruptions are a way of life. And they could continue to be so for some time. A handful of companies are looking ...
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Profit From The Migration Trend That’s Slowing, Not Stopping

People need to move, no matter what the economy is doing. And many will move to areas with lower taxes, higher growth, and better job opportunities. That’s been playing out slowly over the past decade, with the pandemic causing a faster migration rate as many looked to move to lower-density areas. While that trend is slowing, it isn’t stopping. And companies that cater to this trend will likely continue to fare well in the years ahead. One company benefitting from this trend ...
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Consider Companies Rightsizing their Executive Suites Now

In normal markets, news of a layoff can lead to a share price going higher. The market tends to interpret that as a company reducing headcount, especially if the company has been growing. Today, it may lead to a selloff, as traders may be concerned that the company is shrinking. But companies that are looking to streamline just parts of their business, particularly in its executive suites with cuts at the corporate level, can send a message that they’re concerned about ...
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Continue to Add Defensive Names in Today’s Market

The stock market will always be volatile. In today’s environment, big daily swings have been the norm. For investors who are using those swings to pick up quality companies at a reasonable price, they’ll be rewarded on top of any trading income as well. Right now, markets are fearful over a potential decline in corporate earnings. That’s already been the case for a few quarters, but high energy prices this year are causing higher prices in everything from electrical generation to ...
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