Stocks

1 Microcap Stock to Buy Before Market Close

You can trade anything. And over the years, I pretty much have. Stocks, crypto, Nicaraguan beachfront lots… When it comes to speculating, pretty much nothing is off the table. But with longer-term dividend investments, I tend to be a lot pickier. This is something I’m depending on for regular income to pay my bill. So, as is the case with Charles Mizrahi’s…

Tesla’s Reckoning, and My Price Target

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that once a particular group of investments becomes an acronym, it’s doomed. It may take a few years for the reckoning to come. But it always does. And investors who aren’t willing to adapt get left holding the bag. In 2007, the hot acronym of the day was…

Tech Stocks Will Fall in the 2023 Silicon Shakeout

2022 was a tough year for tech stocks. The Nasdaq 100 Index — a widely followed benchmark for the sector — fell 33%. For comparison, the S&P 500 only fell 20%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was only off 9%. Many have likened last year’s tech wreck to the bursting of the dot-com bubble. I believe those comparisons are naive. Compared to the dot-com collapse, 2022 was a…

2023 Predictions: A Faster, More Severe Fed Pivot

Four years ago, while on my honeymoon in Bali, I caught the wave of my life. The Padang Padang surf break is a world-class spot for surfers. It’s about a half-mile paddle from the shore around a rocky cliff. Bali was having one of the best swells of the decade that week. I was incredibly…

3 Stocks to Crush the Market as Energy Leads

After languishing for years at the bottom of the stock market, energy is making a huge comeback. From the start of 2018 to its lowest point in March 2020, the Energy Select SPDR Fund (NYSE: XLE) dropped 67.4%. At one point, oil prices even went negative. Energy stocks were, quite simply, the bottom of the stock market barrel. Since that low, however, energy stocks have roared back….

No. 1 Buy Strategy for 2023

It was a time when stock prices were through the roof. And people were buying for one reason … because they were heading higher. This was despite the business not having a snowball’s chance in hell of making money. Who cared? Nobody. What difference did it make? None. Because for the “innovative disruptors” — the companies that were going to change the world — price didn’t…

Final Call for 2023’s Best Trade

Think you’re “too late” to the bull market in oil? Think again! Naysayers will point out that crude oil futures fell from $118 a barrel in March to as low as $70 a few weeks ago. That’s a 40% drop. And the Johnny-come-latelys will say it’s a sign that oil lost its tailwind. But I know better… Oil is…

The Value Investor’s Only Good Buy in 2023

Value investing is hard to define. Not that the meaning of “value” is elusive. It’s not. More because defining what’s actually valuable in the market is difficult. This might surprise anyone who thinks they’re a value investor because they buy stocks with a low price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio. That’s a popular — but inadequate — way to look for value. The problem with…

Expert Insights for the Final Week of 2022

At long last, 2022 will soon come to a close. It’s almost hard to believe how much happened in these 247 trading days … and hopefully, not much more will happen in the final four ahead this week. The start of the first bear market since the Great Financial Crisis… Both the highest inflation, and the sharpest increase in interest rates, in 40 years… A cascade of…

Big Oil’s Dirty Little Secret

Man, it’s been a wild couple of years for oil… Remember back in 2020, during the peak of the coronavirus? A barrel of oil actually traded below $0. It makes sense. With everyone hunkering down at home, no one was driving, and the entire world had an oversupply of oil. Sellers were put in the awkward position of paying to take oil off their hands! Nearly…