Despite a volatile week, the Dow Jones industrial index was down just 100 points before Friday. The same cannot be said for the Nasdaq index. The tech-focused index continues to suffer losses as investors continue to shy away from aggressive growth in value stocks. However, markets got a little less bad news when the Fed released an “as expected” report, meaning an expectation of an interest rate hike in March. To support the Fed’s position, the latest personal consumption expenditure (PCE) price index jumped 0.4% in December. For all of 2021, the PCE index rose at its fastest pace since 1981. Investors will digest this news as the earnings season unfolds next week. And the market beat The team will continue to follow events affecting the market and share insights on how you can be a profitable trader or investor.
Articles by Sean Sechler
When the market is under selling pressure, it is important to assess the risk of your portfolio. If time is not on your side, it might be time to look for stocks with lower volatility than the market in general. One measure of this is the stock’s beta value. Sean Sechler gave investors three safe stocks that are financially sound and have a beta value of less than 1. Another option for investors in volatile markets is to look for defensive stocks. In 2022, that means investors should consider healthcare stocks. And Sechler offered investors three great health care stocks that look like good buys at the start of 2022. However, for risk-tolerant investors with a long-term horizon, now is not the time to give up the growth opportunities. With that in mind, Sechler gave investors three battered growth stocks that are for sale and have business models that make them good long-term buys.
Articles by Jea Yu
Cryptocurrencies have not been immune to the market selloff, and Jea Yu writes how it has affected the stock of Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN). The crypto trading market stock was the place to be when cryptos were skyrocketing at the end of 2021. However, the other side of this coin was fully exposed in the first month of 2022. If you think a reversal in the cryptocurrency markets will occur then Jea Yu thinks COIN stock may be at an attractive level. Yu was watching too Palantir (NYSE: PLTR). Although PLTR stock is down about 45% from its 2021 high, Yu says it’s still not a good deal, but with no debt and no increase in revenue, the stock can be a careful purchase. A stock that poses fewer questions to investors is Yum! Brands (NYSE:YUM). The company is home to some of the best-known restaurant brands that are leveraging their demonstrated strengths during the pandemic and continue to beat revenue and profit estimates.
Articles by Thomas Hughes
Thomas Hughes was in a bullish mood and pointed investors to three stocks that looked like strong buys in 2022. The case of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO) is about location, location, location. The company has a clear idea of its target audience and is committed to expanding where it is. This strategy is working as the company continues to beat and increase its revenue and earnings forecasts while continuing to reward shareholders with a rising dividend and share buybacks. The creation of shareholder value is also a reason for investors to examine Knight-Swift Transport (NYSE: KNX). The KNX stock is facing technical and fundamental factors that weigh it down. However, cautious investors may be looking for an attractive buy point. Hughes also argued for Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI). The maker of peripherals for computers and other devices looks like a buy, as it’s well-positioned to grow as the need for digital devices grows.
Articles by Sam Quirke
General Electric (NYSE:GE) is transforming, which has resulted in a steady growth in the share price. However, this growth was derailed as the company reported mixed earnings. This led Sam Quirke to question whether GE stock was a good buy candidate. And as Quirke writes, if you look beyond the numbers, there were bullish signals in the company’s earnings report. A company that had no such problems with its earnings report was IBM (NYSE:IBM) which signaled a double beat that makes the stock a bright spot in a beleaguered tech sector. And Quirke was watching too Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT). The stock is struggling to return to pre-pandemic levels for a number of reasons. But that seems to be changing, and that could make LMT stocks an opportunistic buying opportunity.
Articles by Chris Markoch
Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) has been a winner during the pandemic due to its ability to provide COVID-19 testing. However, as Chris Markoch writes, the boom in its diagnostics division may not be showing up in its medical devices division. For this reason, ABT shares sold off. However, as Markoch writes, the title now seems oversold. This, combined with the company’s Dividend King status, makes it a buying opportunity for cautious investors.
Articles by Kate Stalter
If you had bought the drop in oil and gas stocks at the end of 2020, you are sitting on a nice gain. And with rising inflation, geopolitical concerns, the specter of rising interest rates and lingering concerns over the coronavirus, oil and gas stocks also look set to be the big winners in 2022. Kate Stalter was eyeing the sector which is the only sector that is still positive during this market sell-off. Rising oil prices will be a headwind for this sector and Stalter gave readers his three picks of oil and gas stocks to buy now.
Articles by Melissa Brock
One way to manage your portfolio in a volatile market is to pay attention to sectors that are primed for growth. With that in mind, Melissa Brock was looking at several segments that investors should look into. Brock shows why the telecommunications sector goes beyond the mobile phone and brings you three telecommunications stocks that look like smart buys. Another sector that Brock studies is the electric vehicle (EV) sector, and more specifically the EV charging industry. The industry stands to benefit from the Biden administration’s infrastructure bill that calls for the construction of the electric vehicle charging network. Brock gives you its three EV charging choices to buy now.
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