8 Outperforming Stocks to Buy Now

The year-end volatility in the U.S. stock market has created a rare opportunity for long-term investors to buy high-quality stocks at a significant discount compared with prices from earlier this year. Fortunately for stock buyers, periods of market weakness tend to drag down all stocks, even the cream of the crop in specific industries. Bank…


7 Mistakes Investors Make in a Downturn

This month’s volatile market sell-off is a reminder of just how delicate the stock market can be. It’s been roughly a decade since U.S. investors have had to deal with a potentially major stock market decline. If the recent stock market sell-off is the beginning of an even larger decline, investors need to be comfortable with their…


5 Tips To Handle Stock Market Volatility

VOLATILITY IN U.S. stocks ramped up again on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 index dropping another 2.6 percent. It’s been quite a while since investors have dealt with this level of market volatility, and plenty of portfolios are deeply in the red since October.

7 Bargain Stocks That May Be Value Traps

The dip in the U.S. stock market in the past two months has provided market bulls with an opportunity to load up on some of their favorite stocks at discounted share prices. Long-term value investors are searching for the best market deals to buy on the dip, but it’s extremely important to understand the difference…

7 Best Stocks to Buy at 52-Week Lows

A stock market pullback since early October eliminated much of the gains in U.S. stocks in 2018 and left dozens of stocks trading at or near their lowest levels of the year. Some of these stocks are trading at new lows for good reason, but others are providing long-term investors an excellent opportunity to buy…


Analyst Exposes Fatal Flaw in Bitcoin

Bitcoin had another tough day of trading on Friday, declining 6.7 percent to less than $4,000. Bitcoin investors are hoping the world’s most valuable cryptocurrency is approaching a market bottom after a horrendous 2018, but UBS analyst Paul Donovan says this year’s sell-off may only be the beginning.


McDonald’s Stock Looks Good For 2019

McDonald’s Corp (NYSE: MCD) and its investors have had a great 2018, but Morgan Stanley analyst John Glass says 2019 will be even better. Glass has upgraded MCD stock from “equal weight” to “overweight” and says the company’s efforts to update and modernize its restaurants will soon pay off in a big way.


9 FAQs About the Next U.S. Recession

The year-end volatility in U.S. stocks has erased all of 2018’s stock market gains, causing investors to worry about what to expect in 2019. Rising interest rates coupled with an international trade war and uncertainty in Washington has some investors concerned that the 10-year-old bull market may finally be coming to an end. Bank of America economist…


7 Value Stocks With Downside Protection

Growth stocks outshone value stocks in the past decade. But no matter how high growth stock share prices go, there’s one thing that value stocks tend to have that growth stocks don’t – downside protection. Throughout history, the price-earnings ratio of the S&P 500 index has never fallen below 5, suggesting there’s theoretically a floor in how…