Emerging markets look attractive buoyed by improving economic growth in a number of developing countries, a pickup in manufacturing activity, rise in commodity prices, better current accounts balances, building foreign reserves, better-than-expected earnings, and several structural reforms taken by governments.
Governments of China, South Korea and Philippines have taken large infrastructural projects. Massive government spending are also supporting private investment growth in the region, particularly in the export-oriented industries.
Meanwhile, tax reforms and business-friendly....More>>>
There’s no disputing that buying and holding high-quality stocks is the best way to generate wealth over the long term. And we’re not talking about holding for weeks or months. We advocate that investors should buy shares of businesses they’ll be comfortable owning for years.
To illustrate that point, we asked three top Motley Fool investors to each pick a stock they think investors would do well to hang onto for the next 50 years. Read on to learn why they like these stocks.
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Since going public in mid-2015, e-commerce platform developer Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) has nearly quintupled in value, for around a 60% annual compounded growth rate. Of course, predicting those kinds of returns is impossible, but Shopify’s business model represents a unique opportunity that hit the market at just the right time.
Yet Shopify isn’t the only business with compelling arguments in its favor. We asked three of our Motley Fool investors for growth stocks that they like that have the potential to post returns that would put Shopify’s own to shame.
The market has pummeled master limited partnerships (MLPs) over the past few years due to the impact the oil market downturn had on their operations and business model. Among the hardest-hit have been oil pipeline MLP Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) and gas pipeline giant Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP), both of which have lost more than half their value over the last three years. That persistent slump comes even though their turnaround strategies are beginning to gain steam. While these companies still have some work to do before they’re....More>>>
When investors think of dividend-paying stocks, they generally think of older, more established, larger companies. But income investors can find yields — and value — by looking for small stocks to buy as well. Indeed, some of the best small-cap stocks are dividend payers.
And because these stocks generally don’t get the same amount of attention as their larger peers, these small-cap plays can often be found for a better value.
Here are three small-cap stocks to buy that offer dividends and potential for strong long-term returns. All three are among the best small-cap....More>>>