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: SPY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

History Lessons Say Stocks About to Head Lower Again

Yes, history has a way of repeating itself. Like how periods of high inflation are followed by recessions and bear markets time and time again. Or how periods of high stock valuations often lead to extended bear markets like 2000 to 2003…and yes that may be repeating now. Before you believe that the next bull market has emerged you may want to read this article to appreciate why the odds point to more downside ahead.

: LMT |  News, Ratings, and Charts

The 3 Top Aerospace and Defense Stocks to Buy Now

The U.S. aerospace and defense industry is evolving, supported by lucrative fiscal investments and rapid defense technology advancement. Moreover, given the growing tension between China and Taiwan, it could be wise to add quality aerospace and defense stocks, Lockheed Martin (LMT), L3Harris Technologies (LHX), and Raytheon Technologies Corp. (RTX) to your portfolio now. Continue reading…

: SPY |  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…

: VLO |  News, Ratings, and Charts

2 Momentum Stocks Crushing the Bear Market

Valero Energy (VLO) and Shell (SHEL) have maintained strong momentum amid the highly uncertain market conditions. With recession fears expected to keep the market under pressure in the near term, it could be wise to buy these stocks now to benefit from their momentum, which might continue for some time based on their fundamental strength irrespective of the market conditions. Read on…

: VLO |  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Energy Stocks to Buy on the Dip

Despite the recent retreat in oil and gas prices from their peaks, analysts expect energy prices to rise, driven by substantial demand and restricted supply. A surge in demand due to the reopening of China’s economy could boost oil and gas prices significantly. Given the industry tailwinds, we think it could be wise to buy the dip in fundamentally sound energy stocks Valero (VLO), Adams Resources (AE), and Phillips (PSX). Read on…

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: SOFI | SoFi Technologies Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

Is SoFi Stock a Buy After Q2 Earnings Beat?

Digital financial services company SoFi technologies (SOFI) topped its second-quarter earnings estimates, which buoyed the stock. However, with its bottom line still in the red, would it be wise to invest in the stock now? Read on to find out…

NASDAQ: CROX | Crocs, Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

Is CROX a Buy After It Soared 47% in July?

Footwear company Crocs, Inc. (CROX) recently won an infringement case, obtaining millions in damages. Moreover, the stock has been on the rise lately. However, given its mixed financials, would it be wise to invest in the stock now? Read on to find out…

NYSE: UNG | United States Natural Gas Fund LP News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Commodity ETFs to Help Ease Inflation Fears

Concerns over surging inflation and the consequent interest rate hikes led to a massive sell-off in the stock market during the year's first half. Since inflation still hovers around uncomfortably high levels, investors can look to add commodity ETFs United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG), VanEck Uranium+Nuclear Energy (NLR), and Invesco MSCI Global Timber (CUT) to their portfolios as they can act as a good inflation hedge. Let’s discuss…

NASDAQ: TECH | Bio-Techne Corp News, Ratings, and Charts

Bio-Techne is Our Growth Stock of the Week

It's uncertain whether the current market advance is the start of a new bull market or a bear market rally. What cannot be debated is that biotech stocks are leading the market higher. Since the June lows, the iShares Biotechnology Index (IBB) is up 29%, nearly double that of the S&P 500. Among biotech stocks, investors should target fundamentally strong companies with powerful catalysts. That is why I want to talk about a biotech - Bio-Techne (TECH) - with major upside and all the characteristics of a market leader in today’s article.

NYSE: GME | GameStop Corporation News, Ratings, and Charts

1 Stock Investors Should Avoid for the Rest of 2022

Despite possessing weak fundamentals, GameStop (GME) witnessed a skyrocketing rally last year solely based on retail investors’ bets against hedge funds. However, this year, investors are getting rid of risky, fundamentally weak stocks amid heightened market volatility. Given its deteriorating financials, bleak growth prospects, elevated valuation, and low profitability, GME is best avoided now. Continue reading…

NYSE: DGX | Quest Diagnostics Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

2 Monkeypox Stocks to Watch This Week

Increasing cases of monkeypox worldwide have led the WHO to declare it a global emergency. With the infection spread in more than 85 countries and governments rushing to curb the spread, vaccine manufacturers are poised to benefit significantly. Thus, we think monkeypox stocks Quest Diagnostics (DGX) and SIGA Technologies (SIGA) could be ideal additions to your watchlist this week. Keep reading…

NYSE: CCL | Carnival Corporation  News, Ratings, and Charts

5 Struggling Stocks That Could Fall Even More

Inflation declined slightly from the 40-year high in July. However, it remained elevated, which could encourage the Fed Reserve to maintain its hawkish stance on tightening monetary policy, driving the market volatility further. Amid this scenario, we think it could be wise to avoid struggling stocks Carnival Corporation & plc (CCL), Credit Suisse Group AG (CS), Ltd. (WIX), HCI Group, Inc. (HCI), and Cue Biopharma, Inc. (CUE), which could witness a further decline, given their weak financials. Read on…

NASDAQ: ULTA | Ulta Beauty Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Retail Stocks Doing Well Despite Recession Fears

July inflation came lower than expected, providing some relief to the investors’ concerns. However, the Fed intends to continue with its rate hikes, and the chances of a potential recession cannot be ruled out. The retail industry has outperformed the broader market over the past month, and we think investors could consider adding quality retail stocks Ulta Beauty (ULTA), Build-A-Bear (BBW), and Winmark (WINA) to their portfolio now, despite the recession fears. Keep reading…

NYSE: AE | Adams Resources & Energy, Inc.  News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Under-the-Radar Oil Stocks Investors Should Consider

Oil prices rebounded yesterday, boosted by the slowdown of inflation. Moreover, oil demand is expected to rise this year amid an already tight market which might increase oil prices further. Amid this, Adams Resources & Energy (AE), TotalEnergies (TTE), and Cenovus Energy (CVE) are flying under the radar, offering good investment opportunities. Read more…

NYSE: KO | Coca-Cola Company News, Ratings, and Charts

2 Stock to Buy When There’s Economic Turmoil

Although inflation eased off from the 40-year high in July, it is far from the Fed’s target level. Moreover, the soaring tensions on the geopolitical front could keep the market under pressure. Amid the challenging macroeconomic environment, it could be best to invest in well-established stocks, Coca-Cola (KO) and Walmart (WMT), given their solid fundamentals. Read on…

: RIOT | Riot Blockchain Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Crypto Stocks to Avoid No Matter What

Bitcoin and Ethereum rallied on the latest inflation report showing easing price increases. However, the crypto crash has put cryptocurrencies in a tough spot. Moreover, with governments trying to regulate the market, we think crypto stocks Riot Blockchain (RIOT), Robinhood Markets (HOOD), and Silvergate Capital (SI) might be best avoided now, given their bleak fundamentals. Read on…

NYSE: V | Visa Inc. CI A News, Ratings, and Charts

1 Warren Buffett Stock to Buy More of in August

Leading payments processing company Visa (V) has been doing exceptionally well, driven by increased spending on services and a significant transition worldwide to cashless transactions. Moreover, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire owns approximately 0.5% stack in the company. V’s attractive dividend, strong financials, and solid growth prospects make it an ideal investment. Read on…

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

2 ESG Stocks to Buy and Hold in 2022

Growing awareness of environmental and social issues has prompted investors to place a greater emphasis on stocks that meet environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria. So, we believe it would be prudent to add ESG stocks Microsoft (MSFT) and Adobe (ADBE) to your portfolio. Read on to learn more...

NYSE: ABBV | AbbVie Inc.  News, Ratings, and Charts

Want Passive Income? Try These 3 Dividend Stocks

Despite a decline in inflation in July, persistent concerns over a potential recession could keep the market volatile in the upcoming months. Therefore, it could be wise to invest in dividend stocks AbbVie (ABBV), Emerson Electric (EMR), and Becton Dickinson (BDX) to navigate the market volatility with solid passive income. Let’s discuss…

NASDAQ: ETSY | Etsy Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

Should Investors Buy Etsy Stock After Its Robust Q2 Earnings?

E-commerce giant Etsy (ETSY) recently reported impressive quarterly results. While it has been making operational advancements, its rising costs may concern investors. So, let’s find out if it is worth investing in the stock now. Read on...

NYSE: CR | Crane Co.  News, Ratings, and Charts

1 Defensive Stock to Watch Right Now

The stock market has had a difficult first half of the year. While the benchmark indexes have witnessed a decent recovery since July, many analysts believe the markets will tumble further on economic and geopolitical concerns. Amid this backdrop, it could be wise to add defensive stocks to your portfolio. Crane Holdings (CR) is one such stock to watch right now. Its strong fundamentals and dividend payments make it a defensive play. Read on...

NYSE: XLU | SPDR Select Sector Fund - Utilities News, Ratings, and Charts

5 No-Brainer ETFs to Buy in August

A better-than-expected July inflation report has boosted investors’ confidence, leading to the benchmark indices hitting multi-months highs. Moreover, the latest inflation report raises the possibility that the Fed might loosen its policy tightening. So, here are some quality no-brainer ETFs Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU), Vanguard Utilities Index (VPU), SPDR S&P Dividend (SDY), JPMorgan Ultra-Short Income (JPST), and Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index (FUTY) you can consider adding to your portfolio this month. Read on…

NYSE: HUM | Humana Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Worry-Free Health Care Stocks to Invest in Right Now

Amid the ongoing economic turbulence, sectors like healthcare, which enjoy inelastic demand and can pass on an increase in cost to end consumers, make a good investment option. Moreover, rising chronic diseases, an aging population, and increased healthcare spending should drive the sector’s growth. So, it could be the right time to buy fundamentally strong healthcare stocks Humana (HUM), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), and Elevance Health (ELV). Continue reading…

NYSE: ABBV | AbbVie Inc.  News, Ratings, and Charts

4 "Strong Buy" Stocks for a Fear-Driven Market

Even though the inflation declined slightly from the 40-year high in July, it stayed elevated. Therefore, the Fed could maintain its hawkish stance on tightening monetary policy, which will drive market volatility. Amid this fear-driven market, we think it could be prudent to invest in fundamentally sound stocks AbbVie (ABBV), Merck & Co. (MRK), Commvault System (CVLT), and The Hackett Group (HCKT). They have rated a Strong Buy in our proprietary rating system. Read on to learn more…

: CIBEY | Commercial International Bank -Egypt S.A.E News, Ratings, and Charts

3 Penny Stocks to Buy Now at a Massive Discount

Strong job market and a slight decline in July inflation reading have raised investor optimism in the market. However, inflation still remains elevated, and the positive economic data might encourage the Fed to consider aggressive rate hikes. Since these factors are expected to keep the market volatile, it could be wise to invest in quality penny stocks Commercial International Bank (CIBEY), TransGlobe Energy (TGA), and VEON (VEON), which are currently trading at massive discounts to their peers. Read more…

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