The Best Tech ETF for Beginners

For a new investor, finding that first tech stock can be a daunting experience. Today, I’m going to discuss a tech ETF that every new investor should seriously consider. So, let’s get to it! The Technology Select Sector SPDR┬« (XLK) is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) with a technology focus. It’s great for new investors. I’m…

AXL Is Trading Below Its Intrinsic Value

Investing in the stock market can be thought of as nothing more than a popularity contest. The more demand and attention a stock gets, the higher its price tends to go and vice versa. But an unpopular stock can often be a good place for savvy contrarian-minded value investors to find mispriced companies overlooked by…

This Stock Does Well When Most Others Don’t

Most investors are familiar with market sectors or industries that are considered cyclical and defensive. Cyclical stock sectors tend to rise and fall along with the overall economy. On the other hand, defensive ones are more balanced with steady performance over time. Some businesses operate under the larger cyclical umbrella with defensive products and services…

Will Pandemic Stocks Rise Again?

After a quasi-normal summer, the spread of the Delta and Lambda variants and rising hospital cases are leading companies to reconsider their recovery plans. Some of the biggest corporations in the U.S. updated policies this week following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. United Airlines (UAL) and Walmart (WMT) will require…

A Contrarian Play for Value Minded Investors

While inflation concerns and a renewed fear of a COVID resurgence have rattled markets and increased volatility, it also provides an opportunity for those who know how to take advantage of it. When cyclical market sectors become ignored amidst an uncertain climate, it means getting discounted prices in good companies. Traders should keep their eyes…