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>>>
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 to properly....More>>>
Energy is an absolutely fascinating industry to follow right now. On one side, you have oil and gas companies selling at incredibly low valuations, despite the fact that oil prices are above $70 a barrel. On the other side, you have renewable-energy companies with a multitrillion-dollar growth highway ahead of them.
With these interesting trends emerging, there’s no doubt that investors are looking at this industry. To help investors start their search for great energy investments, we asked three of our investing contributors to each highlight a stock they see as a great....More>>>
While the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 is up 24% over the past year, it’s only up 3.7% year to date.
Sure, it’s outperforming the S&P 500 in 2018, but when you look at the chart, you can see it hasn’t been a steady journey by any means.
Volatility is back, and given the state of affairs in Washington and some of the things going on around the world, volatility is likely to increase rather than decrease in coming months.
What’s more, the beloved tech sector is going through its own changes. Everything from major chip companies to....More>>>
Some companies take a Field of Dreams approach, hoping that if they build, customers will respond. That’s not the case with most energy infrastructure companies. They refuse to put shovels into the ground unless they’ve already received significant customer support in the form of long-term, take-or-pay contracts that guarantee a steady stream of cash flow as soon as an asset enters service.
While those customer commitments were hard to come by over the past few years due to the turbulence in the oil market, energy companies are beginning to grow more optimistic....More>>>