Investing in the stock market is the surest way to build long-term wealth. Diversification among companies, industries, and types of securities is the key to ensuring that investors can reach their goals. Technology stocks can provide a boost to returns, as these companies are often on the cutting edge, making groundbreaking discoveries that change our everyday lives.
With that in mind, we asked three Motley Fool investors to choose top companies they believe to be offering compelling opportunities in the tech sector. They provided convincing arguments for these stocks.
If a rising tide lifts all boats, bank stocks are the ship you want to be on.
Interest rates are rising. The economy is growing. And unemployment is below 4%, which has helped keep loan losses near historical lows. Best of all, most banks have spent the past decade shedding expenses, so a greater share of each dollar of revenue flows into pre-tax profit.
But investors can do even better by selecting the very best banks the market has to offer. Below, three Fool.com contributors make the case for why these stocks are worthy additions to your portfolio.
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If anybody ever wants to interview me about these five-stock samplers [you might be a journalist wondering whether people could pick stocks that do beat the market that consistently], I’ll be the first to say, by the way, 100% is not a hit rate I will ever be able to maintain, but thinking back, now, over three years, that is a pretty remarkable record of consistency. But whether or not we’re right 100% of the time or 75% or 50% of the time, what I really look at are the percentage points of alpha that would generate over and above the market, and that is a remarkable story. So,....More>>>
Gold rose above last week’s closing level of $1,347.90 an ounce in Monday’s trading as threats of “actual wars” pushed the price of the yellow metal.
Prices had earlier touched a five-week high in March 2018 as threats of a trade war between the United States and China weighed on the dollar and equities. On Jan 25, spot gold touched a high of $1,366 an ounce. Gold value has increased more than 2% in 2018 so far, after recording a healthy 12% gain last year.
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Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner regularly recommends sets of stocks on the Rule Breaker Investing podcast — essentially giving us all a free taste of the choices he and his team make in Motley Fool Supernova’s portfolio universe. And he holds himself accountable, annually going back over those five-stock micro portfolios to let everyone see how he scored against the benchmark of the broader market.
Right now, it’s time for that yearly review of the ones he picked to honor the month, and also the briefly famous pregnant giraffe.