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Archive Monthly Archives: February 2020

10 Dividend Stocks to Buy That Are Off to a Fast Start in 2020

A year ago, I wrote an article about seven dividend stocks to buy that had announced a dividend increase in the first 64 days of 2019. To make the exercise even more useful, I tried to diversify my picks by selecting one stock from seven different sectors. Here’s how they’ve performed since then.1-Year Total Return […]

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3 Large-Cap Stocks to Buy and Short

Are you frustrated trying to buy and sell stocks in today’s volatile and headline-driven market? To position with stronger success, look to diversify risk and hedge your portfolio with large-cap stocks setting up for meaningful moves up and down using the monthly chart.Wall Street’s risk appetite from one day to the next goes hand-in-hand with […]

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Time To Sell Microsoft Stock Or Hold This Long Term Leader?

The IBD Live Team discussed stocks to buy and watch during Friday’s episode. Among stocks on the move today, the Team analyzed a pullback in Microsoft stock. The IBD Long Term Leader pulled back in heavy volume but held above the 10-week moving average.Time To Sell Microsoft Stock Or Continue Holding?Stocks sold off across the board on […]

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Despite a Nosebleed Valuation, Nvidia Stock Is Still a Potential Buy

Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) shareholders got a boost Wednesday when Bernstein analyst Stacy Rasgon upped his rating on the chipmaker to “outperform” from “market perform.” At the same time, Rasgon raised his target price by 20% from $300 to $360. NVDA stock gained more than 6% on the news.  What’s got the analyst so excited?Valuation Be DamnedRasgon […]

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3 Ways to Bank on Volatile Stocks

The market melt-up has made finding stocks to buy super easy. Rather than add to the endless stream of articles highlighting sweet chart setups to chase, today we’re focusing on volatile stocks. Specifically, how to build options trades that bank on a stock’s volatility rather than its direction. Volatility trades offer a unique avenue for speculators. […]

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Analysts: 2 Big 8% Dividend Stocks to Buy (And 1 to Sell)

Not all dividend stocks are created equal. The average dividend yield among S&P companies is only 2%, not much higher than a Treasury bond. Years of low-interest policy from the Fed has worked to push return rates down across the board, and dividend yields – on average – have simply lagged slightly.Of course, that’s an […]

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Buy Salesforce (CRM) Stock at New Highs Ahead of Q4 Earnings?

Salesforce CRM stock has climbed over 19% in 2020 to crush its industry and fellow high-flyers such as Apple AAPL. The question investors need to ask themselves is should they consider buying Salesforce stock at new highs before it reports its Q4 fiscal 2020 financial results on Tuesday, February 25?The Simple PitchSalesforce is one of […]

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3 Epic Video Game Stocks to Buy Now

Gaming is big business. However, being a gamer is no longer simply about teenagers playing Fortnite instead of doing their homework. It’s as big as the billion-dollar esports industry. Yet it’s also as free, and ubiquitous, as the Candy Crush game that is found on virtually every smartphone. In that regard, we are all gamers.An […]

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3 Contrarian Stocks to Buy Now for Absolute Returns

Even the biggest of market bulls are apparently not collectively immune to catching a bearish bug. But if you think that hints of a pandemic situation for investors, think again. It’s a better time to look past the headlines, and focus on these three market-busting contrarian stocks ripe for a comeback on Wall Street. Let me […]

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7 of Wall Street’s Most Heavily Shorted Stocks

“Short interest” is one of the most interesting pieces of stock data that you might pay little or no attention to. But this little metric of negative sentiment, while popular among traders, can be valuable even to buy-and-hold investors who never want to place a single bearish bet.If you believe a stock will rise, you […]

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