With the new inflation numbers coming in under expectations, that’s a bullish sign that the Federal Reserve won’t be adding more hikes to interest rates, at least for now.
Slower inflation is a good sign since it means that the transition from a cool economy to a hot one isn’t happening too quickly. It’s transitioning over time, and that’s bullish for consumer stocks since a fast rise in prices means consumers will slow spending or choose value brands over name brands.
As 2018 started, it looked like the economy was heading down the first drop on....More>>>
Stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday as investors begin to reap some rewards from the start of first quarter earnings season. Despite this recent market momentum, uncertainty is still present, which means investors need to continue to utilize Q1 earnings season in order to look for stocks set to top earnings estimates.
First quarter earnings season has already helped some stocks kick back into high gear, including streaming giant Netflix (NFLX) . But just because the overall market has performed relatively well over the last week, doesn’t mean that earnings season will be....More>>>
Here at Zacks, we don’t generally classify stocks as “cheap” or “expensive”, and rather than looking at the stock’s face value, we have a system that puts an emphasis on earnings estimate revisions to find stocks that will hopefully be winners for investors.
That being said, low-priced stocks can be attractive to smaller investors that can’t necessarily afford large stakes in companies with higher priced stocks.
When looking at these low-priced stocks, we can look at the same trends in growth, value, and momentum and apply the Zacks Rank....More>>>
If you’re able to buy shares of a small growth stock — say, a company with a market capitalizationof less than $20 billion — before the rest of the market catches on to the story, it can be a life-changing investment.
Consider, for instance, the 1997 investment that Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner made in — at the time — a tiny company called Amazon. With a split-adjusted purchase price of just $3.19, a simple $10,000 investment back then is now worth $4.5 million.
But what is a growth stock? There’s no hard-and-fast....More>>>
If you haven’t noticed, there has been a lot of talk about something that we haven’t heard about for almost a decade — inflation.
For the past nearly 10 years, the Federal Reserve and all the central banks in all the industrialized nations have been managing interest rates to keep them outrageously low until the financial system had a chance to right itself.
Now, we’re in the next phase of that great experiment. Economies are coming back online and central banks are starting to raise interest rates to keep inflation a bay while not shutting off the green....More>>>