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Recession or Not Recession…That Is the Question

Every investor appreciates that recessions and bear markets go hand in hand. But the definition of a recession often seems more difficult to pin down. So are we in a recession? And if not, then does that mean that disaster has been averted or that the pain train is still rolling towards investors? This is an important debate because it helps us appreciate what lies ahead for the stock market (SPY). We will tackle this vital topic in this week's commentary. Read on below...

: MSFT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Active Stocks on Wall Street to Buy Right Now

Even though the U.S. stocks ended July with decent gains, growing recession fears could keep the stock market under pressure in the near term. However, despite the current market headwinds, it could be wise to invest in fundamentally sound stocks, Microsoft (MSFT), SIGA Technologies (SIGA), and Fortinet (FTNT), which have been active on Wall Street lately. Read on to learn more…

: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

4 Big Reasons Why the Bear Rally Is Nearing an End…

The Stock Market (SPY) has put on an impressive rally over the last few weeks, leading many investors to believe that the bull is ready to resume its run. However, there are multiple reasons to believe the bear market is far from over. I lay out 4 of the main reasons below and explain how you can profit from the volatile markets that lie ahead. Read on below for more…

: MUSA |  News, Ratings, and Charts

2 Winning Stocks to Pay Attention to This Week

Concerns over soaring inflation, the Fed’s aggressive interest rate hikes, the decline in GDP for two consecutive quarters, and a potential recession are expected to keep the stock market under pressure in the near term. Fundamentally sound and winning stocks Murphy USA (MUSA) and JAKKS Pacific (JAKK) could be good additions to your watchlist as investors prepare for a busy week of inflation data. Let’s discuss…

: SQ |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Fintech Stocks to Avoid in August 2022

Although the fintech industry is expected to grow in the long run, headwinds like rising interest rates and multi-decade high inflation have led to a massive correction in financially weak fintech stocks Block (SQ), SoFi Technologies (SOFI), and Forge Global (FRGE). Amid the looming recession, it could be wise to avoid these stocks. Let’s discuss…

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NYSE: JNJ | Johnson & Johnson News, Ratings, and Charts

2 Stocks to Buy While Their Prices Are Down

Amid persistent market uncertainties due to rising inflation and a potential recession, we believe fundamentally sound, beaten-down stocks Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Costco Wholesale (COST) could gain solid momentum in the near term and could be wise investments now. Read on...

NYSE: SPY | SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust News, Ratings, and Charts

After the Bear Market Rally What Comes Next?

The stock market is in the midst of an impressive and blistering rally. From the mid-June lows, the S&P 500 (SPY) is up 14%, while the Nasdaq Composite is closing in on a 20% gain. Some of the factors behind this rally are extreme bearish positioning, better than expected economic data, marginally positive news on inflation, and odds of a 'soft landing' that have increased from implausible to 'pretty unlikely'. In today's commentary, I want to reiterate why I continue to see this as a 'bear market rally' rather than the start of a new bull market. Then, I want to provide some more insight on the thinking behind today's trade alert. We will conclude with an overview of the portfolio. and a couple of quick notes from my recent visit to Iceland. Read on below to find out more…

NASDAQ: FTNT | Fortinet Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

Wall Street Sees Upside in This Cybersecurity Stock — Is It a Buy Now?

The cybersecurity industry has gained massive attention with the rapid digitalization since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the tech sell-off on interest rate concerns has led to cybersecurity stocks losing momentum lately, Wall Street analysts see a decent upside for Fortinet (FTNT) in the near term. So, is it wise to buy the stock now? Read on to learn our view…

NASDAQ: MSFT | Microsoft Corp. News, Ratings, and Charts

2 Blue-Chip Stocks to Buy for Solid Returns in Uncertain Times

Increasing concerns about an economic recession have kept the stock market under pressure. With Goldman Sachs expecting that the stock market is yet to hit bottom, market volatility seems evident. So, investing in well-established blue-chip stocks Microsoft (MSFT) and AbbVie (ABBV) could be wise to ensure solid returns in such uncertain times. Keep reading…

: CGAU | Centerra Gold Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Gold Stocks to Help You Hedge Against Inflation in August

Gold prices rose on Monday as the greenback retreated, while the market is anticipating another brutal inflation number for July. Moreover, geopolitical tensions have lent their support to the metal. Hence, we think gold stocks Centerra Gold (CGAU), B2Gold (BTG), and Gold Resource (GORO) might be ideal additions to your portfolio to hedge against inflation. Read on…

: MGNI | Magnite Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

2 Beaten-Down Stocks You Don't Want to Buy This Month

While strong economic data and better-than-expected second-quarter corporate earnings helped the market recover slightly, the possibility of a higher interest rate hike by the Fed based on the impressive jobs data could lead to immense market volatility. Therefore, beaten-down stocks Magnite (MGNI) and Ranpak Holdings (PACK) are best avoided now, given their weak fundamentals. Read more…

NASDAQ: ARRY | Array Technologies Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Solar Stocks to Sell, Avoid or Liquidate Now

Although the solar industry grew at a record pace over the past decade, supply chain issues stemming from the pandemic are expected to continue to mar the sector’s optimal productivity in 2022. Given the near-term challenges, we think it could be wise to sell, avoid or liquidate fundamentally weak solar stocks Array Technologies (ARRY), Sunrun (RUN), and Beam Global (BEEM) now. Read on…

NYSE: CVS | CVS Health Corporation  News, Ratings, and Charts

1 Health Care Stock That Continues to Outperform Its Competitors

Leading healthcare company CVS Health (CVS) reported strong second-quarter results and raised its fiscal 2022 full-year EPS and cash from operations guidance. Moreover, the company expects considerable growth across all its business segments, driven by its differentiated business model. Given the competitive advantages of its products and services, CVS continues to outperform its peers. Let’s discuss this in detail…

: ALGGY | Alliance Global Group, Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

The Most Stable REIT to Buy for a Recession

Economists believe that the economy has already entered a recession after two consecutive quarters of economic contraction. Therefore, one could consider investing in a stable REIT like Alliance Global Group (ALGGY) to generate steady dividend income and survive the market volatility. Read on to learn our view…

: ROKU | Roku Inc. Cl A News, Ratings, and Charts

Is Roku Stock a Buy at the Lows?

Roku, Inc. (ROKU), a TV streaming platform, has plunged 79.6% over the past year. A decline in TV advertising spending has affected the company’s recent quarterly results. So, is it worth scooping up the stock at its current low price level? Let’s find out...

NASDAQ: AVGO | Broadcom Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Semiconductor Stocks to Buy as the Chips Bill Advances

Before the semiconductor chip shortage caused by the pandemic showed signs of easing, the geopolitical uncertainties deepened it further. However, the industry is poised to benefit from the ever-increasing demand and the Biden administration’s bipartisan bill to invest billions of dollars in domestic semiconductor manufacturing. So, it could be wise to invest in fundamentally sound semiconductor stocks Broadcom (AVGO), Qualcomm (QCOM), and Semtech Corporation (SMTC). Continue reading…


: vff | Village Farms International Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Stocks to Avoid as Food Prices Begin to Fall

Global food prices plunged on the news that Ukraine intends to restart grains and vegetable oil exports. Prices declined the most in July since 2008. Therefore, we think Village Farms International (VFF), Origin Agritech (SEED), and S&W Seed (SANW) are best avoided now, as they are not well-positioned to survive the price decline. Keep reading…

NYSE: VLO | Valero Energy Corp. News, Ratings, and Charts

4 Energy Stocks You Shouldn’t Ditch Just Yet

Oil prices have declined significantly from their highs earlier this year. However, with supply expected to remain short of demand in the near term, analysts expect Brent crude to average above the $100 mark. Hence, we think it might not be wise to exit fundamentally strong energy stocks Valero Energy (VLO), TotalEnergies (TTE), PBF Energy (PBF), and Whitecap Resources (SPGYF) just yet. Read on…

NYSE: PFE | Pfizer Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

2 Pharmaceutical Stocks That Could Outperform the Market in the Long Term

The pharmaceutical industry is growing rapidly with advancements in drug manufacturing and a paradigm shift to personalized medicines. Moreover, despite soaring prices, supportive fiscal policies are expected to keep consumer demand stable. Quality pharmaceutical stocks Pfizer (PFE) and Merck (MRK) have outperformed the broader market over the past year and seem poised to sustain this momentum. Keep reading…

: BOSSY | Hugo Boss AG News, Ratings, and Charts

4 Growth Stocks to Get Bullish on Right Now

Concerns about persistent macroeconomic headwinds and an impending recession are causing enormous volatility in the stock market, but better-than-expected earnings results and resilient consumer spending have been restoring investors' confidence. Therefore, we think shares of growth companies Hugo Boss (BOSSY), CTS Corporation (CTS), J.Jill (JILL), and Mannatech Incorporated (MTEX) could be great picks now. Continue reading...

NASDAQ: PYPL | PayPal Holdings, Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

Which Payment Stock Is Better for Your Portfolio? PYPL or V

Soaring inflation and the Fed’s constant effort to battle against it have largely affected consumer sentiment as the economy is expected to slip into a recession. However, with a shifting spending trend, Americans continue to spend on travel, retail, and technology. Therefore, payment stocks PayPal (PYPL) and Visa (V) could benefit from increased spending through their platforms. But which of these stocks is a better buy now? Read more to find out…

NASDAQ: STLD | Steel Dynamics, Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

5 Dividend Stocks to Get in on Until the Market Turns Around

Market uncertainty is widespread due to the increased odds of a recession amid the persistently high inflation and consecutive interest rate hikes. Moreover, additional rate hikes are likely in the coming months as the Fed tries to tame the multi-decade high inflation. Thus, we think buying dividend stocks Steel Dynamics (STLD), Westlake (WLK), Huntsman (HUN), WestRock (WRK), and Olin (OLN) could be a wise decision to ensure a stable income stream before the market turns around. Read on…

: CVNA | Carvana Co.  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Stocks to Avoid When the Fed Raises Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve’s aggressive policy tightening to tame the sky-high inflation has increased the borrowing costs for most businesses. Many analysts believe further aggressive rate hikes will push the economy into a recession. With the possibility of the Fed considering more extensive rate hikes based on solid economic data, Carvana (CVNA), Redfin (RDFN), and Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) could be affected further. Read on…

NYSE: NRP | Natural Resource Partners L.P. News, Ratings, and Charts

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks for Income Investors

A strong July employment report might encourage the Fed to consider higher interest rate hikes despite expected moderate inflation for the month. So, the market volatility might increase further. Therefore, it could be wise to invest in high dividend-yielding stocks Natural Resource Partners (NRP), Sisecam Resources (SIRE), and Vodafone Group (VOD) to ensure a steady income stream. Read more…

NYSE: CAT | Caterpillar, Inc.  News, Ratings, and Charts

1 Industrial Stock That’s Still a Buy Amid Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Supply chain kinks have been a major challenge for the industrial sector. However, despite supply chain bottlenecks, the industrial company Caterpillar’s (CAT) delivered robust financial growth. Hence, this stock might be a buy now. Keep reading…

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