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After touching all-time highs of $64,800, Bitcoin (CCC:BTC-USD) witnessed a sharp correction. It briefly traded below $30,000 before making a gradual recovery. However, the positive momentum seems to be gaining traction. Bitcoin is now trading near $50,000 levels. As this price rises, investors may see multi-fold returns in crypto-related Reddit penny stocks.

In the last rally for Bitcoin, Marathon Digital (NASDAQ:MARA) skyrocketed from lows of $1.48 to a high of $57.75. Similarly, Riot Blockchain (NASDAQ:RIOT) had a 52-week range of $2.35 and $79.50. I will not be surprised if more Reddit penny stocks skyrocket as Bitcoin surges.

It’s also important to discuss the reasons behind the renewed rally in Bitcoin. First and foremost, the adoption of cryptocurrencies is increasing at a stellar pace. Globally, the number of cryptocurrency users has doubled year to date to more than 200 million. Furthermore, it’s likely that Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) will again start accepting Bitcoin as a payment method.

Top 10 Penny Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The Hackett Group Inc.(HCKT)

The Hackett Group, Inc. operates as a strategic advisory and technology consulting firm primarily in the United States and western Europe. The company offers executive advisory programs, benchmarking, business transformation, and technology consulting services, as well as shared services, offshoring, and outsourcing advice. Its executive advisory programs consists of advisor inquiry, an inquiry service used by clients for access to fact-based advice on proven approaches and methods to increase the effectiveness of selling, general, and administrative processes (SG&A); best practice research, a research that provides insights into the proven approaches in use at organizations; peer interaction program comprising member-led Webcasts, annual Best Practice Conferences, annual Member Forums, membership performance surveys, and client-submitted content; and best practice intelligence center, an online, searchable repository of practices, performance metrics, conference presentat ions, and associated research. The company?s bench marking services conduct studies in the areas of SG&A, finance, human resources, information technology, procurement, enterprise performance management, shared service centers, and working capital management. These services are used by clients to establish priorities, generate organizational consensus, align compensation to establish performance goals, and develop the required business case for business and technology investments. Its business transformation programs help clients to develop coordinated strategy for achieving performance improvements across the enterprise; and Hackett Technology Solutions help clients choose and deploy the software applications that meet their needs and objectives. The company was formerly known as Answerthink, Inc. and changed its name to The Hackett Group, Inc. in January 2008. The Hackett Group, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Acadian Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 3,814 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $61,000.

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Top 10 Penny Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Archer-Daniels-Midland Company(ADM)

Archer Daniels Midland Company procures, transports, stores, processes, and merchandises agricultural commodities and products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Oilseeds Processing, Corn Processing, and Agricultural Services. The Oilseeds Processing segment engages in originating, merchandising, crushing, and processing oilseeds, such as soybeans, cottonseed, sunflower seeds, canola, rapeseed, peanuts, flaxseed, and palm into vegetable oils and protein meals. This segment also produces edible soy protein products, including soy flour, soy grits, soy protein concentrates, soy isoflavones, and soy isolates that are used in processed meats, baked foods, nutritional products, snacks, and dairy and meat analogs. The Corn Processing segment involves in corn wet milling and dry milling activities; and produces alcohol, amino acids, and other specialty food and animal feed ingredients, as well as ethyl alcohol. This segment also produces citr ic and lactic acids, lactates, sorbitol, xanthan gum, and glycols that are used in various food and industrial products, as well as astaxanthin, a product used in aquaculture to enhance flesh coloration. The Agricultural Services segment buys, stores, cleans, and transports agricultural commodities, such as oilseeds, corn, wheat, milo, oats, rice, and barley, as well as resells these commodities as food and feed ingredients for the agricultural processing industry. This segment also processes and distributes edible beans, formula feeds, and animal health and nutrition products. In addition, the company engages in milling wheat, corn, and milo into flour, as well as produces bakery products and mixes, wheat starch, gluten, and cocoa products that are sold to the baking industry; and involves in financial activities related to private equity fund investments, and futures commission merchant activities. Archer Daniels Midland Company was founded in 1898 and is based in Decatur, Illinois.

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    If you know the agricultural sector, you likely know Archer Daniels Midland Co. (NYSE: ADM), private firm Cargill, and Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE). They are all members of the “ABCDs” of agribusiness. The forgotten child is the “B” – or Bunge. This agricultural giant is engaged in global food processing, fertilizer production, and the soybean export game.

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Top 10 Penny Stocks To Invest In Right Now: YRC Worldwide Inc.(YRCW)

YRC Worldwide Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various transportation services worldwide. The company?s YRC National Transportation unit offers a range of services for the transportation of industrial, commercial, and retail goods, such as apparel, appliances, automotive parts, chemicals, food, furniture, glass, machinery, metal, metal products, non-bulk petroleum products, rubber, textiles, wood, and other manufactured products. It serves manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and government customers. As of December 31, 2009, it had 11704 owned tractors, 1239 leased tractors, 50083 owned trailers, and 3244 leased trailers. Its YRC Regional Transportation unit?s service portfolio includes regional delivery, which comprises next-day local area delivery and second-day services, consolidation/distribution services, protect-from-freezing and hazardous materials handling, and various specialized offerings; expedited delivery, that comprises day-definite, hour-definite, and time definite capabilities; inter-regional delivery; cross-border delivery; and operation of my.yrcregional.com and NewPenn.com, which are e-commerce Websites offering online resources to manage transportation activity. The company?s YRC Logistics units? service portfolio consists of distribution services that include flow through and pool distribution, dedicated warehousing, and value-added services; global services, which comprise international freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and value-added services; and transportation services, such as truckload brokerage, domestic freight forwarding, and transportation management. Its YRC Truckload unit provides customized truckload services on regional and national level through the use of company and team-based drivers. The company was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    YRC Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:YRCW) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Monday. Traders bought 1,318 put options on the stock. This is an increase of 791% compared to the typical daily volume of 148 put options.

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Formula Growth Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of YRC Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:YRCW) by 300.0% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 600,000 shares of the transportation company’s stock after purchasing an additional 450,000 shares during the quarter. Formula Growth Ltd.’s holdings in YRC Worldwide were worth $6,030,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Top 10 Penny Stocks To Invest In Right Now: China Pharma Holdings Inc.(CPHI)

China Pharma Holdings, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets generic and branded pharmaceutical products primarily to hospitals and private retailers in the People?s Republic of China. Its products include Bumetanide to treat edema diseases; Gastrodin injection for tiredness, loss of concentration, poor sleep, and traumatic syndromes of brain; Cerebroprotein Hydroloysate injection for the treatment of memory decline and attention deficit; Buflomedil Hydrochloride for blood vessel diseases; Propylgallate and Ozagrel Sodium for the treatment of cerebral thrombosis, coronary heart disease, and thrombus deep phlebitis; and Alginic Sodium Diester injection for ischemic heart, cerebrovascular, and lipoprotein blood diseases. The company also offers Cefaclor Dispersible tablets for tympanitis, lower respiratory tract, urinary tract, and skin/skin tissue infection; Roxithromycin dispersible tablets for pharyngitis and tonsillitis; Clarithromycin granules and capsules for nasoph arynx, respiratory tract, and skin tissue infections; Naproxen Sodium and Pseudophedrine Hydrochloride Sustained Release tablets to relieve cold, sinus, and flu symptoms; Cefalexin capsules for acute tonsillitis; and Anhydroandrographolide for ischemic heart, cerebrovascular, and lipoprotein blood diseases. In addition, it provides Hepatocyte growth-promoting factor to treat viral hepatitis symptoms; Tiopronin to treat acute chronic Hepatitis B and relieve liver injury; Omeprazole to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease; Granisetron Hydrochloride injection for nausea and vomiting; Vitamin B6, an vitamin supplement; Thymopolypetides injection for treating diseases and tumors of various cells with reduced immunological function; and Recombined Human Fibroblast Growth Factor for the production of cosmetics. The company distributes its products through independent regional distributors and sales representatives. China Pharma Holdings, Inc. is based in Haikou, the People?s Repub lic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Josh Enomoto]

    Unfortunately, the company’s latest financial disclosure revealed that marketplace revenue “plunged 29% from a year earlier as users shopped elsewhere.” That’s a particularly tough blow as ContextLogic essentially received free marketing during the lockdowns. Apparently, that wasn’t enough although if you’re a cup-half-empty type, WISH stock is discounted 30% over the trailing month.

    China Pharma Holdings (CPHI) Source: luchschenF / Shutterstock.com

    Before I get into this next company on our list of Discord stocks, let me start with a firm disclosure: I am not going to touch China Pharma Holdings with a ten-foot pole. That’s not to say that I’m bearish on CPHI or anything of that nature. I just don’t have the nerves of steel required to put my money at risk.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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    Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Roth Capital assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $6.00 price target for the company. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Tuesday, April 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $4.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Scynexis from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.25 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, May 8th. HC Wainwright assumed coverage on Scynexis in a research note on Monday, May 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $5.00 price target for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised Scynexis from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Scynexis currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $4.45.

Top 10 Penny Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Transocean Inc.(RIG)

Transocean Ltd. provides offshore contract drilling services for oil and gas wells worldwide. It offers deepwater and harsh environment drilling, oil and gas drilling management, and drilling engineering and drilling project management services. The company also offers well and logistics services. In addition, it engages in oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities primarily in the United States offshore Louisiana and Texas, and in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea. As of February 10, 2011, the company owned, had partial ownership interests in, and operated 138 mobile offshore drilling units, including 47 high-specification floaters, 25 midwater floaters, 9 high-specification jackups, 54 standard jackups, and 3 other rigs, as well as 1 ultra-deepwater floater and 3 high-specification jackups under construction. Transocean Ltd. was founded in 1953 and is based in Zug, Switzerland.

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  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    This was one of those quarters where Transocean’s (NYSE:RIG)results aren’t necessarily reflective of the company’s accomplishments. Even though Transocean posted yet another quarterly loss, the company completed a major acquisition and netted some notable contract wins. These won’t show up on the financial statements for a while, but they are indicative of a companypoised to do better in the future.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) shares traded down 5.4% on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $8.03 and last traded at $8.35. 14,556,095 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 5% from the average session volume of 13,824,703 shares. The stock had previously closed at $8.83.

Top 10 Penny Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Aerosonic Corporation(AIM)

Aerosonic Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of aircraft instruments worldwide. It offers mechanical and digital altimeters, airspeed indicators, rate of climb indicators, microprocessor controlled air data test sets, and other flight instruments. The company also produces mechanical and electro-mechanical cockpit instruments, angle of attack stall warning systems, digital cockpit instruments, integrated flight display systems, aircraft sensors and monitoring systems, and integrated multifunction probes, such as integrated air data sensors. It markets its products to manufacturers of corporate and private jets, contractors of military jets, the United States government, and private aircraft owners. The company sells its products directly through its sales personnel, as well as through distributors and commissioned sales representatives who resell to aircraft operators. Aerosonic Corporation was founded in 1953 and is b ased in Clearwater, Florida.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Shares of Aimia Inc (TSE:AIM) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is C$3.54.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aimia (TSE:AIM) has earned an average rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$2.67.

Top 10 Penny Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.(EGLE)

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. engages in the ocean transportation of bulk cargoes in the dry bulk industry. The company primarily transports iron ore, coal, grain, cement, and fertilizer along worldwide shipping routes. As of December 31, 2009, it owned and operated a fleet of 27 oceangoing vessels with a combined carrying capacity of 1,412,535 deadweight tons. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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    Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ:EGLE) major shareholder Goldentree Asset Management Lp acquired 84,969 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 11th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $4.02 per share, for a total transaction of $341,575.38. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Large shareholders that own at least 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 Penny Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Xinyuan Real Estate Co Ltd(XIN)

Xinyuan Real Estate Co. Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in residential real estate development in China. The company?s residential projects comprise various residential buildings that include multi-layer apartment buildings, sub-high-rise apartment buildings, or high-rise apartment buildings; auxiliary services and amenities, such as retail outlets, leisure and health facilities, kindergartens, and schools; and small scale residential properties. It also offers property management and other real estate related services, such as landscaping and installing intercom systems. In addition, the company leases properties, including an elementary school, a basement, three clubhouses, five kindergartens, and parking facilities. As of December 31, 2010, it had 21 completed projects with a total gross floor area (GFA) of approximately 2,049,460 square meters and comprising a total of 23,324 units, as well as 8 projects under construction with a total GFA of 1,804,946 sq uare meters. It primarily operates in seven tier II cities, comprising Hefei, Jinan, Kunshan, Suzhou, Zhengzhou, Xuzhou, and Chengdu. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People?s Republic of China.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Mixin (XIN) is a proof-of-stake (PoS) token that uses the SHA256 hashing algorithm. It launched on October 2nd, 2017. Mixin’s total supply is 1,000,000 tokens and its circulating supply is 442,200 tokens. Mixin’s official Twitter account is @XIN_Foundation and its Facebook page is accessible here. Mixin’s official message board is mixin.one/logs. The official website for Mixin is mixin.one.

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    Mixin (CURRENCY:XIN) traded up 6.2% against the U.S. dollar during the 1-day period ending at 20:00 PM E.T. on July 17th. One Mixin token can currently be purchased for approximately $550.98 or 0.07481400 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges. Mixin has a total market cap of $241.93 million and approximately $90,201.00 worth of Mixin was traded on exchanges in the last day. Over the last week, Mixin has traded up 19.1% against the U.S. dollar.

Top 10 Penny Stocks To Invest In Right Now: UMH Properties Inc.(UMH)

UMH Properties, Inc. (UMH) is a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the ownership and operation of manufactured home communities. It leases manufactured home spaces to private manufactured home owners, as well as leases homes to residents. The firm invests in the real estate markets of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Tennessee. In addition, it invests in debt and equity securities of REITs. United Mobile Homes was incorporated in 1968. The company was formerly known as United Mobile Homes, Inc. UMH Properties is based in Freehold, New Jersey.

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    Shares of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) continue to slump. The stock was off another 1%, a day after falling another eight percentage points. The downturn came after its CEO announced its industrial division will be cash-flow negative in 2019. Shares of PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) were off 1% this morning after the stock received a downgrade from Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS). While the Swiss bank called PepsiCo a “high quality” business, it raised concerns about its need to heavily invest over several years into struggling business lines and snack products. It also raised concerns about the ongoing competitive threats in the industry. CS set a price target for Pepsi at $100 per share, which is well below yesterday’s trading price of $116. Look for other earnings reports from American Outdoor Brands Corp.(NASDAQ: AOBC), Burlington Stores Inc.(NASDAQ: BURL), Care.com Inc.(NASDAQ: CRCM), Chuy’s Holdings Inc.(NASDAQ: CHUY), El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc.(NASDAQ: LOCO), GNC Holdings Inc.(NYSE: GNC), H&R Block Inc.(NYSE: HRB), Hovnanian Enterprises Inc.(NYSE: HOV), Plug Power Inc.(NASDAQ: PLUG), andUMH Properties SH(NYSE: UMH).

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Top 10 Penny Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Information Services Group Inc.(III)

Information Services Group, Inc. operates as a fact-based sourcing advisory company principally in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. It provides strategic consulting, benchmarking and analytics, managed services, and research services with a focus on information technology, business process transformation, and enterprise resource planning. The company serves financial services, telecom, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, transportation and travel, and energy and utilities industries; and state and local governments and airport and transit authorities. Information Services Group, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is based in Stamford, Connecticut.

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Canaccord Genuity upgraded shares of Imperial Metals (TSE:III) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note published on Monday. They currently have C$4.00 price objective on the stock, up from their prior price objective of C$1.65.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Martingale Asset Management L P bought a new position in Information Services Group, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:III) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 110,416 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $453,000.

7 Discord Stocks Investors Are Pumping Higher

Back in the analog days, boiler rooms cold called everyone from the neighbor across the street to a grandmother scraping by on a meager pension, all to pump publicly traded securities that had little chance of succeeding — except for those that got in early. Today, social media platforms like Discord do away with high-pressure sales tactics. But are so-called Discord stocks worth your while?

For those that followed the phenomenon of meme trades through Reddit, the answer is a resounding yes. Thanks to introducing the concept of short squeezes to the hungry masses, several down-and-out names have inexplicably rebounded. But now that Wall Street and regulatory agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission are sniffing out popular message boards, Discord stocks could enjoy a cynical renaissance.

As InvestorPlace markets analyst Thomas Yeung, CFA, pointed out, Reddit’s “r/WallStreetBets was once a decent place to start. The heavily moderated message board, however, has lost some of that shine as regulatory scrutiny has stepped up. Only a handful of trusted users can now speak freely without fear of their posts getting taken down.” But as Yeung stated, the rise of Discord stocks are “mostly hidden from Wall Street’s (and the SEC’s) prying eyes.”

Since Discord is basically what r/WallStreetBets was before the whole meme-trading saga dominated headlines, you can find a diversity of market ideas. Just to be clear, diversity of opinion alone does not mean that every or even any pick is going to be profitable. Prospective participants should know that in July, stock trading on margin finally declined month-over-month, which may suggest a waning of speculative fervor that earlier drove Discord stocks.

However, if you’re coming down with a case of fear of missing out (FOMO), then perhaps this social media platform might provide some ideas for you. But be careful, don’t jump into these Discord stocks without extreme due diligence.

To clarify the point of this write-up, this is neither a position of buying or selling the Discord stocks mentioned above but rather providing information on what’s currently popular. Still, as Yeung wisely remarked, “what I write today will become stale within 10 minutes of publication.” Some of these speculative ideas may have a longer lifespan but again, due diligence is your friend.

ContextLogic (NASDAQ:WISH) China Pharma Holdings (NYSEAMERICAN:CPHI) Gold Resource (NYSEAMERICAN:GORO) NeoPhotonics (NYSE:NPTN) LivexLive Media (NASDAQ:LIVX) LM Funding America (NASDAQ:LMFA) Flora Growth (NASDAQ:FLGC)

Discord Stocks Looking for a Boost: ContextLogic (WISH) The logo and information for the Wish (WISH stock) mobile app are displayed on a smartphone.Source: sdx15 / Shutterstock.com

Perusing the blogosphere, one of our competitor sites asked, why is everyone talking about ContextLogic? Well, it’s probably the same reason why people love buying junk cryptocurrencies or why dogs chase cars they have no intention of driving. Sometimes, we want what we want, whether it follows a particular logic or not.

That said, ContextLogic does offer some fundamental justification. Billed as a “one of the largest and fastest growing global ecommerce platforms” according to its website, ContextLogic matches “value-conscious consumers” with over “half a million merchants around the world.” On the surface, the narrative sounds compelling because of the integration of online sales in everyday purchases.

Factor in the disruption and lockdowns associated with the novel coronavirus pandemic and you can see why WISH has been one of the most popular Discord stocks. Even now, with shares taking a beating, they attract the buy-the-dip folks.

Unfortunately, the company’s latest financial disclosure revealed that marketplace revenue “plunged 29% from a year earlier as users shopped elsewhere.” That’s a particularly tough blow as ContextLogic essentially received free marketing during the lockdowns. Apparently, that wasn’t enough although if you’re a cup-half-empty type, WISH stock is discounted 30% over the trailing month.

China Pharma Holdings (CPHI) ATOS stock: a scientist with protective equipment and microscope in a lab JAGX stockSource: luchschenF / Shutterstock.com

Before I get into this next company on our list of Discord stocks, let me start with a firm disclosure: I am not going to touch China Pharma Holdings with a ten-foot pole. That’s not to say that I’m bearish on CPHI or anything of that nature. I just don’t have the nerves of steel required to put my money at risk.

Nevertheless, China Pharma popped up again among Discord stocks and it likely has to do with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As InvestorPlace editor Sarah Smith pointed out in October 2020, the company has an “expansive pharmaceutical and biotech business within China.” Critically, it also has a subsidiary which focuses on manufacturing face masks.

Of course, with the delta variant spreading throughout the globe, face masks might continue to carry relevance. And as if we needed more ominous news, Reuters reported that the lambda variant “shows vaccine resistance in lab.” If so, personal protective equipment may once again be part of everyday life.

Still, this is a very narrow play on Covid, which may be why shares have cratered over the last several days.

Discord Stocks Looking for a Boost: Gold Resource (GORO) A gold bar along with some coins made of precious metals. gold stocksSource: allstars / Shutterstock.com

Whenever you’re dealing with online investment forums, you’ll find plenty of advocates of precious metals. For full disclosure, I think it’s wise for investors to have a small portion (I’d say no more than 5% to start) of their asset base in physical precious metals.

That way, should a nuclear apocalypse erupt and electromagnetic pulse attacks render the internet useless, you can still shop at your local grocery store with silver rounds (which may be worth $500,000 per ounce following hyperinflation of the dollar). And if none of these terrible things happen, you can rely on the metals’ intrinsic value.

Therefore, it wasn’t too surprising that Gold Resource made the rounds of popular Discord stocks. However, this may be a case where outside observers test how much pain dip-buyers can endure. From the close of Aug. 17, the trailing month has witnessed a 40% decline in the GORO stock price.

Could it be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity based on inflation concerns? Maybe. But right now, a multi-decade low money velocity suggests that we’re actually encountering deflationary pressures. While precious metals may eventually rise due to the fear trade, it’s safe to say that GORO is best left for extreme speculators.

NeoPhotonics (NPTN) Visualization of the communication network around Earth. communications stocksSource: NicoElNino / Shutterstock.com

Shares of NeoPhotonics, a communications technology firm, have sparked interest among Discord users due to their heavily discounted price and their potential for another move higher. Over the trailing six months, NPTN has shed 29%, which is a staggering loss to be sure. However, a return to this year’s closing high of $13.78 would net a very handsome profit.

Fundamentally, the narrative isn’t without justification. From its website, NeoPhotonics designs and manufactures “advanced hybrid photonic integrated optoelectronic devices for ultra-fast communications networks.” Such technologies serve cloud computing operations and hyper-scale data center internet content providers and telecom networks.

For context, Gartner predicts that global end-user spending on public cloud services will reach $332.3 billion by the end of this year, up from $270 billion in 2020. Further, Gartner notes that innovations such as containerization, virtualization and edge computing have gained tremendous relevance in light of the pandemic.

I think where investors are getting skeptical with NPTN is that the company has generated disappointing revenue figures relative to their year-ago comparisons. If anything, interest in digitalization should have increased favorably for NeoPhotonics. Still, it may be an interesting wager among Discord stocks once the volatility dies down.

Discord Stocks Looking for a Boost: LivexLive Media (LIVX) livx app page on a mobile phone screenSource: Postmodern Studio / Shutterstock.com

One of the contextually intriguing Discord stocks, LivexLive Media markets itself as “the world’s first all-in-one music & entertainment destination that combines premium livestreams of concerts and festivals, expertly-curated streaming radio stations, podcasts, and original artist video and audio content.”

Following the March doldrums of last year, many contrarians saw a huge opportunity with LIVX stock. As the underlying company stated on its website, the platform “gives fans a front row seat to their favorite artists’ shows.” Since inception, LivexLive has streamed live performances from more than 1,800 artists across all genres.

Sure enough, LIVX stock has ebbed and flowed with coronavirus infections, which makes this somewhat of a cynical play. If you anticipate further disruptions from the Covid-19 pandemic, whether that be the delta variant or the lambda variant, there’s at least modest justification for believing shares will move higher.

On the other hand, Americans in particular have proven nothing will get in the way of fulfilling their entertainment needs. Therefore, LIVX’s live-streaming angle could face some pressure as pent-up demand favors in-person concert attendance.

LM Funding America (LMFA) a hand pointing a remote control at a tv with a streaming service on the screenSource: Shutterstock

If you’ve ever wanted to be a goodfella but were afraid of, you know, the legal consequences, you can partially live out your mobster fantasies with LM Funding America. Typical American euphemism, LM Funding specializes in debt collection services.

According to its corporate profile, the company “provides funding to nonprofit community associations (Associations) primarily located in the state of Florida, as well as in the states of Washington, Colorado and Illinois. The company offers funding to Associations by purchasing a certain portion of the associations’ rights to delinquent accounts that are selected by the Associations arising from unpaid Association assessments.”

Apparently, LM Funding has happy clients as well, with one testimonial declaring that the firm “deals with delinquencies and the attorneys so I don’t have to.” Likely, more positive reviews are on the way as LM enjoys two catalysts.

First, as the Washington Post detailed, your neighbors’ delinquencies can ruin your own efforts to sell your condo. Thus, everyone has a shared incentive to resolve these matters. Second, the economic pressures associated with the pandemic may see a rise in financial shortfalls for associations, thereby making LMFA one of the most relevant Discord stocks.

Discord Stocks Looking for a Boost: Flora Growth (FLGC) A marijuana leaf rests atop one of dozens of aluminum beverage cans.Source: Bukhta Yurii / Shutterstock.com

Botanical investments attract younger investors. I’m not sure why, it’s just the way that it is. But irrespective of the underlying personal reasons for bullishness, the political backdrop has certainly improved for the “agricultural” industry. According to a Pew Research Center report, two-thirds of Americans support marijuana legalization, which is basically a flipping of the narrative from two decades ago.

Therefore, it’s no surprise that Flora Growth garnered much attention in the arena of Discord stocks. Specializing in high-quality organic oils, infused food and beverages and pharmaceutical-grade derivatives of a plant whose identity can be revealed by subtracting 100 from the number 520.

Forgive me but I’m trying to keep this article on the algorithm’s safe list.

While an intriguing opportunity, the main challenge facing FLGC stock is that horticulture if you will is a tough business. True, the company has an international distribution footprint, which broadens Flora’s appeal. At the same time, FLGC is a narrative-driven investment as the company is a pre-revenue firm.

There might be an outside chance that shares bounce higher as traders milk the speculative opportunity for one last go. However, only participate with money you can comfortably afford to lose, if you’re going to participate at all.

On the date of publication, Josh Enomoto did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

A former senior business analyst for Sony Electronics, Josh Enomoto has helped broker major contracts with Fortune Global 500 companies. Over the past several years, he has delivered unique, critical insights for the investment markets, as well as various other industries including legal, construction management, and healthcare.