Namrata is an accomplished financial journalist, with nearly a decade of experience. She specializes in interpreting news releases and framing investment strategies, and has worked with some of the leading companies in real estate, banking, insurance, mutual funds, financial research, fintech, and investment education.
After majoring in finance at college, she became a research analyst, tracking economic indicators and analyzing major global economic developments. She then went on to become a contributing author for the Market Realist, focusing on the technology sector.
Namrata has a keen interest in fundamental analysis and is passionate about educating investors about the stock market.
After a dull 2020, value stocks are back in action. Amid the economy’s reopening, many fundamentally sound stocks that lost significant value last year have started rebounding. Furthermore, we think inflationary pressure in the United States and concerns over the market’s overvaluation call for investing in reasonably priced stocks. Hologic (HOLX), AGCO Corporation (AGCO), Bausch Health Companies (BHC), and United Therapeutics (UTHR) are four names that are currently trading at reasonable valuations considering their fundamental strength and growth potential. So, they cry out for a closer look. May 10, 2021| 1:40pm
Cloud computing is a technology sector that has flourished amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is now critical for businesses to have cloud infrastructure in today’s fast-changing market environment. As such, this segment of the technology sector is at the cusp of exponential growth and the stocks of cloud service providers are expected to witness major growth. Indeed, Wall Street analysts predict more than 20% upside in Twilio (TWLO), DocuSign (DOCU), Splunk (SPLK), and Zscaler (ZS). Read on. May 3, 2021| 10:54am
Gold is currently under pressure with rising certainty surrounding the world’s recovery from the pandemic, increasing bond yields, and a strengthening U.S. dollar. However, analysts believe that an increasing threat of inflation will continue to support the bullion market. Also, the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in several parts of the world could increase the demand for the metal as a safe-haven asset. Therefore, Wall Street analysts expect gold mining companies Kinross Gold (KGC), B2Gold (BTG), and Yamana Gold (AUY) to rally more than 30% from their current price levels. Let’s discuss. Apr 26, 2021| 10:59am
Cryptocurrencies had a solid run in the pandemic-perturbed market over the past year, due primarily to growing interest in digital currencies as a hedge against a continued increase in money supply worldwide and the acceptance of cryptocurrencies by many big businesses. Against this backdrop, cryptocurrency stocks have benefited directly. Marathon Digital (MARA), GreenBox POS (GBOX), and Riot Blockchain (RIOT) are cases in point. They were the top performers in the crypto space over the past year. So, let’s discuss these stocks. Apr 19, 2021| 10:51am
A weakness in the US dollar and Treasury yields have led to an increase in demand for bullion this week. At the same time, disappointing jobless claims data worked as solid support. Thus, gold stocks such as Alamos Gold (AGI), AngloGold Ashanti (AU), and Franco-Nevada (FNV) could be smart additions to your portfolio at this juncture. Apr 9, 2021| 11:35am
Because long-term economic prospects look promising, buying the current dip in fundamentally sound stocks could be a smart move. Qualcomm (QCOM), Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX), and Alexion Pharmaceuticals (ALXN) are stocks that saw a considerable decline in the first quarter, but we think are well positioned to rebound this quarter. So, betting them now could be rewarding. Read on. Apr 8, 2021| 1:03pm
Many investors expect the stock markets to experience another phase of uncertainty in the near term, with Reddit’s WallStreetBets (WSB) community likely looking for opportunities to benefit from a short squeeze by betting on stocks with high levels of short interest. Thus, we think investors must now adopt a more cautious approach in selecting stocks. Palantir Technologies (PLTR), GameStop (GME), AMC Entertainment (AMC), and Sundial Growers (SNDL) are favorites of the WSB community and Wall Street analysts recommend avoiding them now. Read on. Apr 7, 2021| 1:44pm
With high hopes for a fast-paced recovery of the U.S. economy, market sentiment is upbeat. However, volatility and inflationary headwinds cannot be ruled out in the near term given the resurgence in COVID-19 cases around the world. Hence, we think it advisable to bet on fundamentally sound large-cap stocks, namely Intel (INTC), Sanofi (SNY), and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). They are trading at discounts to their peers. And in addition to offering stability, these stocks may deliver decent upside in the near term. Read on. Apr 6, 2021| 2:25pm
The $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan recently unveiled by President Biden holds immense promise not just for the core infrastructure companies but the entire U.S. economy. Experts also suggest that the plan’s total spending could expand to $4 trillion. Companies involved in construction, pipeline overlay, and road building are likely to see massive growth thanks to this expected spending. Thus, we believe adding financially resilient infrastructure stocks Eaton (ETN), Jacobs Engineering (J), Herc Holdings (HRI), and MasTec (MTZ) will position investors for significant rewards over the long term. Let’s take a closer look at these companies. Apr 5, 2021| 12:09pm
For long-term investors, blue chip stocks are rarely out of favor. While there is an air of positivity in the stock markets currently because the economy is expected to recover quickly, short-term volatility cannot be ruled out. In such a scenario, blue chip stocks are the safest bets. So, Walmart (WMT), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), 3M Company (MMM), and Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT) are four stocks that we think could ensure stable returns for one’s portfolio. Apr 1, 2021| 4:29pm