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Square: Still Expensive After The Drop

While the Mobile Payments ETF (IPAY) has enjoyed a massive year and has outperformed the S&P 500 (SPY), Square (SQ) has been one of the clear laggards in the group. The stock has seen a mere 13% return year to date, paling in comparison to the Mobile Payment ETF’s 40% return. Despite lagging the index […]

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FedEx Stock Is Getting Pummeled After Earnings. It’s Time to Buy.

FedEx stock slumped into negative territory for the year after discouraging earnings news, but some Wall Street analysts see reason for hope.FedEx stock slumped into negative territory for the year, but some Wall Street analysts see reason for hope.FedEx stock slipped into the red for the year with a 10% decline on Wednesday morning as […]

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Don’t Chase Yield

When looking at low-priced stocks, how can you tell the difference between solid value stocks and the dreaded value traps?The answer: value stocks eventually recover, while value traps do not.I realize that my answer is no more useful than Will Rogers’ advice — “Buy stocks that go up; if they don’t go up, don’t buy […]

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Here Are Wall Street’s Favorite Stocks For An Oil-Sector Recovery In 2020

The energy sector has been the weakest performer in the S&P 500 Index this year, and it has been out of favor for a long time.The world oil market has changed, with the U.S. now the largest producer, with exports outweighing imports. But on Monday, there seemed to be new enthusiasm for U.S. energy stocks […]

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The ‘No Sell Portfolio’ Approach To Playing Defense Late Cycle

With the market up 350%+ from the March 2009 lows, investors may be a little queasy about their equity-heavy portfolios. This is only natural and the notion that this is the “most hated bull market in history” echos that queasiness. So far in 2019, with the S&P 500 up 27%+, we have seen investors pull […]

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Robinhood Joins A Wave Of Fractional Stock-Trading Offers To Bring Investing To The Masses

Robinhood is getting in on the recent trend of companies letting traders buy a fraction of a share.The start-up announced the launch of fractional stock-trading on its app Thursday as a way to lower the bar for investors. The feature allows users to popular tech names like Amazon — which trades in around $1,700 per […]

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The Best Way To Miss Out On 7% Dividends In 2020

“Buy low, sell high.” It’s the oldest investor slogan there is—and the deadliest one, too!You simply cannot afford to give in to this “wisdom” today, even though it’s tempting. Now that we’ve seen a couple of days of weakness, you might be wondering if the recent all-time high was a sign to sell—and if all-time […]

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Real Estate vs. Stocks: Which Is the Safer Investment?

With some financial wizards still spreading prophecies of a coming recession, consumers are becoming increasingly hesitant about investing in either real estate or the stock market.Even if you settle on one investment over another, there’s so much variance across markets that there’s no guarantee that you’ve made the best choice. You could buy rental property […]

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Stocks versus ETFs: Which Should Investors Choose?

If you invested $1,000 in Apple (AAPL) ten years ago, your investment would be worth $7,000 today. Not bad, right? However, knowing how much, when, and where to invest is a million-dollar question. In playing the markets, every single decision can make the difference between a loss and a profit.And the fact that there are […]

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The Best Dividend Stocks Smart Investors Can Buy With Trade Uncertainty This High

The Trade Deal Soap Opera ContinuesSince the August trade deal swoon, stocks are up 10% with trade-sensitive names like Apple (AAPL) up three times that amount. Following the handshake “phase one” trade deal agreement in October (that avoided new tariffs) China and the US have been talking frequently and trying to hammer out a written […]

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