For Consistent Profits, Follow the Big Money Trends

Even with the short-term fears hitting the economy right now, technology continues to develop at a rapid rate. And the implementation of new technologies takes years to play out, across multiple economic cycles. That means that thosewho invest in these big trends during a market downturn can earn excess returns as those trends continue to grow and play out over a period of months and years. There are many big trends today. But one that may have become overlooked is the rollout ...
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Pricing Power Continues to Point to Profitable Companies In Today’s Tough Environment

Every industry has a key metric that analysts are looking for. That could relate to gross profit margins, sales volume, or the spread between the cost of borrowing and the cost of lending. For the restaurant industry, sales are a key component. Higher-end chains may look at how many times a table turns over in the course of an evening, but for most players, that still translates to plain sales. Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) just reported that their sales have been unaffected ...
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Stick With Recession-Resistant Companies that Are Performing Well Now

Most stocks follow the overall market. When stocks are rising, even poorly-managed companies can go along for a rally. And when stocks are falling, even great companies can get sold off as well. Right now, only a handful of companies are performing well in today’s markets. Some of those are commodity plays, others are companies capable of growing no matter what the overall economy does. One such company is the Coca-Cola Company (KO). The beverage giant has some issues with supply chain ...
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Stay Focused on Industry Leaders that Can Pass on Inflation

A company can either pass on inflation to its customers, or it can’t. If a company offers a product or services with inelastic demand, chances are that company won’t feel the worst of the multi-decade-high inflation rates right now. Companies can pass on inflation through a variety of ways. One is shrinkflation, where it simply lowers its content size and keeps the price the same. Or a company may benefit from higher prices because they simply collect a percentage of assets ...
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In Rough Markets, Consider This Overlooked Niche Financial Space

When it comes to the financial sector of the market, most traders look at big banks, credit card companies, and even insurance firms. But there are other parts of the sector that could benefit traders who buy while stocks are out of favor. One such area is in the asset management space. Companies that cater to providing funds and access to financial markets for individuals and other companies alike tend to trade relatively cheaply to the overall market. That could soon change, ...
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Keep Investing in Companies That Can Beat Inflation’s Bite

Some companies are able to pass on price increases to consumers easily. Others are not, and often have to absorb the costs. A consumer goods company can likely raise prices just over the rate of inflation most of the time, and not lose too much business. Companies like a utility or telecom, which may have to wait for approval to raise prices, on the other hand, may not be so lucky. As investors continue to remain defensive right now, it’s clear that ...
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Suppliers Continue to Offer the Best Return Potential Here

It may sound like a cliché at this point, but when there’s a gold rush, the folks selling picks and shovels tend to be the ones to make a consistent profit. No matter what the industry, the key suppliers are the ones that tend to perform the best as other companies in the space duke it out for market share. That’s why such companies could provide great returns here. With many companies still reporting supply chain issues, suppliers that can deliver ...
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In an Oligopoly Market, Buy Where the Growth Lies

Many sectors of the market trend towards an oligopoly, where a small number of players will dominate the market. One such example is the media industry, where six large corporations control about 90 percent of the news today. Other sectors also have this factor at work. Smaller companies end up being bought out by larger companies, and the largest companies tend to jockey for position based on their ability to grow. For example, in the banking space right now, only 5 major ...
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