We can account for regular market corrections and even the occasional bear market like we’re seeing now. However, a black swan market crash is impossible to predict and can have a devastating impact on one’s portfolio. Black swan events are not fun and they do not simply look like a “sale” in the stock market.
There’s seemingly good news, but really more bad news, when it comes to neo-banking firm SoFi Technologies (NASDAQ:SOFI) stock. It’s true that SOFI stock popped after the company released its second-quarter 2022 earnings data. Yet, this might have been an over-enthusiastic response to less-than-ideal quarterly results. Besides, SoftBank (OTCMKTS:SFTBY) is selling some or all of its stake
My criteria for identifying the top growth stock picks are fairly simple and straightforward. In general, I try to identify names that can benefit from strong, ongoing macro trends and whose businesses are growing rapidly or are very well-positioned to do so. And of course, I only recommend names whose valuations are reasonable, since stocks
The U.K. left the European Union (EU) on Jan. 31, 2020. As such, it’s no longer a member state. But prior to its exit, it was the most notable member of the European Union that elected not to use the euro. Rather, the U.K. continued to use the British pound sterling as its national currency.
House and Senate Democrats and staff celebrated the signing into law of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 by President Joe Biden on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. “For a while, people doubted whether (this) was going to happen, but we are in a season of substance,” said the president. “Today offers further proof that the
When planning a wedding, choosing the right venue matters. A destination wedding is something you may consider if you’d like to tie the knot someplace memorable. Destination weddings are ceremonies that are hosted away from the couple’s hometown and usually require travel for the wedding party and guests. Key Takeaways A destination wedding takes place
Homeowners who want to add energy-efficient features to their home can save substantial money in utilities bills, but they have other costs to consider. Along with the potential for savings on energy costs, energy-efficient features can provide a number of benefits for the environment and for the occupants’ health. However, the technology that helps a
The floor of the stock exchange was once the main location for market transactions. It was home to traders and brokers who did the actual buying, selling, and negotiating on the physical exchange floor. Of course, this was before the evolution of electronic trading platforms. Those same brokers and traders are now surrounded by computers that manage
The healthcare sector is comprised of companies that offer medical services, manufacture medical equipment or drugs, provide medical insurance, or engage in activities that facilitate the provision of healthcare to patients. The most recent data available from 2020 show that spending on healthcare in the U.S. reached $4.1 trillion, representing close to 20% of the
The U.S. Federal Reserve has announced its final guideline that might allow crypto banks to enter the banking system. The central bank will set up a three-tiered system for determining whether financial institutions have access. As part of the final guideline, institutions with novel financial products will have access to the fed’s “master accounts” and
What Is the S&P 500 Index? Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500) is a market-capitalization-weighted index of 500 leading publicly traded companies in the U.S. While it assumed its present size (and name) in 1957, the S&P actually dates back to the 1920s, becoming a composite index tracking 90 stocks in 1926. The average annualized return since
The bear market of 2022 has many investors down. Not only have many lost money, but there are also fears that a recession is imminent. That would lead to further losses and an overall souring across society. That said, there’s certainly money to be made. It was Warren Buffett who famously said, “Be fearful when
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) announced that it has passed the Pet Insurance Model Act, a model law that establishes clear rules for pet insurance sales and requires disclosures for pet owners. The new regulation comes on the heels of sharp growth in annual premiums and new policies in the U.S. Key Takeaways
People shop in a supermarket as inflation affected consumer prices in New York City, June 10, 2022. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Consumers are expected to have spent just slightly more in July, but they may have boosted what they spent online in a big way. U.S. retail sales will be reported Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
With the risk-off trade dominating amid economic uncertainty, investors’ enthusiasm for penny stocks has dwindled. The focus has instead been on blue chips and deeply undervalued growth stocks. In any market conditions, though, there are penny stocks that will outperform. Allocating a small portion of your portfolio to select penny stocks could boost your overall
What Is the Electronics Sector? The electronics sector produces electronic equipment and consumer electronics and manufactures electrical components for a variety of products. Common items in the electronics sector include mobile devices, televisions, and circuit boards. Industries within the electronics sector include telecommunications, networking, electronic components, industrial electronics, and consumer electronics. Key Takeaways Industries within the
The beaten-down stock market has created an opportunity for contrarian investors in short-squeeze stocks. Essentially, bearish traders must borrow the underlying securities which they are pessimistic about. However, bullish traders en masse can deliberately bid up heavily shorted names, forcing the bears to buy back borrowed equities. Experts refer to the resulting upside panic as
Revenue generated from drug production by U.S. pharmaceutical companies both domestically and abroad is growing substantially, in part because of repetitive price increases. Drug companies pricing is relatively unregulated and they can often raise drug prices beyond inflation rates. This allows the drug companies to increase their revenues continually, even if the demand for one
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill passed in March 2021 that lowered premium costs for million of people. The legislation allowed people to claim higher tax credits if they have a health insurance plan purchased through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace. The net effect was that
Do you think I’d be writing for InvestorPlace if I knew the three top stocks to invest in right now? Of course not. Then again, no one knows the three best stocks to invest in at any given time. That’s why hedge fund investors like Jim Simons are so successful. His firm, Renaissance Technologies, uses