Stocks to sell that spring to mind right now are probably not in the energy sector. Crude oil prices are up 16% in six weeks. Dividend investors continue to seek out low-risk, high-yield stock picks. So you would think that the major crude oil and energy stocks are good buys right?
Wrong. The fact of the matter is that as we enter another earnings season, the numbers just aren't there for many crude oil blue chips. Even with oil prices improving right now, the ship has sailed on Q3 and those profits are all over but the counting. And as many investors will see soon, those profits may not be as healthy as many crude oil stocks would like.
Penny stock investing doesn't have to be a crap shoot on long-shot stocks. Done well, penny stocks can be a great way to diversify your portfolio and really amp up your investment profits. While penny stock investing can be risky, it can also be very rewarding.
I recommend finding bargain penny stocks traded on major exchanges, for no less than $1 a share and with a proven track record. These penny stock investments should show significant earnings growth and strong buying pressure behind shares, increasing the likelihood that these stocks will be on the way up in the very near future.
That's great news for small cap stocks with strong fundamentals, since these are always prime buyout targets. And here are three:
However, don't be fooled into thinking that a bunch of big spenders in the technology sector means that all tech picks are doing well. In fact, a number of big name blue chips in the industry continue to face very difficult roads ahead. Here are 5 blue chip tech stocks stumbling right now:
High-priced stocks are certainly not right for every investor, but for those who are willing to dive into pricey shares, it's important to know if the risk will be worth the reward. With the right pick, a high-priced stock with a solid outlook can translate into a high-value investment.
Here are three stocks to buy with shares trading well into triple-digits that would not surprise with a steady rise in current asking price in the days to come.
But don't think this means that the market is going to be smooth sailing from here on out. The bottom line is that a number of companies are still struggling, after just posting poor earnings or issuing warning signs as they approach their earnings date.
To keep you out of the worst stocks, here are 3 big name blue chips to sell now:
To keep your portfolio in perfect health, here are three big-name health care blue chips to sell now.
Penny stock investing tends to be riskier than investing in large cap stocks, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for losers in your quest for big penny stocks that take off. Here are five penny stock losers to avoid:
Penny stock investing doesn't have to involve super risky stocks that can erase your retirement money. Penny stock recommendations also can encapsulate low-priced stocks that are more stable, trading at bargain prices and low valuations. These bargain investments trade for between $1 and $3 -- very cheap compared to traditional equities. Though they are not trading for a few cents like some penny stock recommendations, these stocks are worth the extra share price because they have added stability.
Here are three of my favorite penny stocks right now:
Here are the three worst blue chip stocks according to my latest analysis of the market:
Here's the news to look for:
- Tuesday, June 15: May Import Prices. Expected decline of -1.5%.
- Wednesday, June 16: May Producer Prices. Expected decline of -0.5%.
- Thursday, June 17: May Consumer Prices. Expected decline of -0.2%.
In my book, one of the best short-term buys you can make right now is a well-timed in and out in small cap tech stock Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (TSEM). Shares cost about as much as a fountain soda from the corner store, but have the potential to add a sugar rush to your portfolio very quickly.
The financial sector has been a strange double-edged sword in portfolios over the past two years or so. In the wake of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, billions of wealth was erased in what were long thought of as conservative stocks. Then the resurgence of some banks since the lows of last year made other investors a fortune, with Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC) both soaring about 300% since historic lows on March 9, 2009.
The drama continues in the financial sector even now with the endless see-saw of mortgage default news and the continued worries over sovereign debt in the eurozone. Any investor jumping into financial stocks right now is really taking the tiger by the tail -- but if you do your homework, there a number of opportunities in the sector become clear -- particularly among financials in Latin America.
It has been a brutal May for most investors. The Dow is down about 10% so far as of the opening bell today, the S&P 500 is down 11% and the Nasdaq off 12%.
So where do we go now? The recent sell off has touched all corners of the market, with even the safe haven of gold taking a tumble. My recommendation to you: Hide out in great blue chip stocks with upside potential for shares and a healthy dividend to help you ride things out when the market gets rocky. My top stock along these lines for June is Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS).