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The Santa Claus rally period always covers the last five trading days of the year and the first two of the new year and they could indicate what’s to come in 2023, notes Bob Lang of
It’s always a good idea to keep your eye on the big picture for gold, suggests Mary Anne and Pamela Aden, editors of The Aden Forecast — and participants in the Money, Metals & Mining Virtual Expo, streaming live on December 6-7. Register here for free.
A recent favorable report of a cooling in the annual Consumer Price Index to 7.7% sent stocks soaring, with the 14th biggest one-day gain in the Nasdaq Index’s 51-year history, recalls Jim Stack, money manager, market historian and editor of InvesTech Research.
Owning shares of AT&T Inc (T) has been an exercise in patience since the retirement of visionary CEO Ed Whitacre — who forged the modern company by combining wireline and wireless franchises of the Baby Bells, suggests Roger Conrad, editor of Conrad's Utility Investor.
Like all investments, Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) comes with pros and cons. At this moment, the biggest con is the likelihood that Covid-related sales will continue to lose steam, Rich Moroney, editor of Dow Theory Forecasts.
Holiday sessions like this week have a naturally bullish bias. That's because the joy of Thanksgiving typically leaks over to higher stock prices, states Steve Reitmeister of Reitmeister Total Return.
Last week I reiterated that indices would maintain their gains by repeating the July action, states Ashraf Laidi of
Today, Lucas Downey of walks you through the top five Dividend Aristocrat stocks to buy for 2023.
Extra Space Storage (EXR) is the second largest storage unit operator in the country, with an 8.0% market share by square footage, notes Doug Gerlach, editor of Small Cap Informer.
In recent months, Procter & Gamble (PG) has not exactly been the sort of “defensive” stock that is resilient during market downturns, suggests Chuck Carlson, dividend reinvestment specialist and editor of DRIP Investor.

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T. Rowe Price's Asset Allocation Committee remains cautious on risk assets, but has sentiment gotten too negative? Sebastien rarely saw such a glum mood on Wall Street. He will explain where they are already seeing pockets of opportunity.
Discover why thousands of professional and self-directed investors have turned to IBD's Leaderboard to help them with their stock selection. Leaderboard identifies top-performing growth stocks and gives you technical and fundamental analysis on each stock. Each day, IBD's experts provide a short list of top stocks that have the potential to make huge price gains. Its experts then annotate the charts and pinpoint the optimal time to buy and when to take profits.
Learn how to get 20%+ returns per year with cash flowing & non-correlated online businesses that tap into the $5 trillion e-commerce and digital advertising market. With EF Capital, you can build a completely passive portfolio and receive ongoing quarterly cash flow distributions.

Join Michael Weil, CEO of The Necessity Retail REIT (Nasdaq:RTL), for a discussion about the compelling investment opportunity RTL provides investors. Mr. Weil will focus on the strength, performance, and resilience of RTL's portfolio of more than 1,000 primarily necessity retail single tenant and open-air shopping center properties net-leased on a long-term basis to a predominantly investment-grade tenant base. We are witnessing a retail renaissance where retailers are increasingly recognizing the value of an omnichannel approach and the importance of having a physical presence. RTL's properties are located in strong suburban communities and are the brick-and-mortar locations that represent the last mile in retail, the places consumers continue to visit every day to receive goods and services. Investors looking for exposure to a necessity retail real estate portfolio, strong quarterly dividends, and growth potential should consider an investment in RTL. The knowledge you gain by attending this session will provide you with an appreciation for the value RTL can bring to your portfolio.

We'll be sharing a few simple steps that you can take during today's market towards taking control of your finances and obtaining the kind of lifestyle you desire. During this webinar, we plan to share how to set personal financial goals, determine where you are today and where you want to be in the future, how to establish a very clear "why" around the vision for yourself and your financial future, and how best to evaluate income streams that align with your "why" so you can gain greater control over your cash flow, all in five simple steps!

BONUS WORKSHEET, for all those that do attend our webinar, you will receive a free personal financial worksheet to help you with the five simple steps.

There's something to be said about blue-chip stocks and reliable dividend-paying companies, which can be keystones of a well-balanced equities portfolio-and wise holdings for investors seeking tried-and-true investments. On the other hand, swing-for-the-fences pick often involves much higher volatility but the potential for far greater long-term returns for the patient investor. In 2022's beaten-down market, here are ten stock picks with the potential to turn into "ten-baggers" over the next ten years.

John will discuss how the semi-chip industry is put together, how the CHIPS Act catalyzes its US development. John will then supply some Zacks-ranked stock-picking ideas, for investors to profit from the best opportunities.
Research Affiliates' CIO of multi-asset strategies, Jim Masturzo discusses the current market environment, explains how we got here, and more importantly assesses how markets are set up for the future. Is 2022 a harbinger of market conditions in 2023, or an anomaly? In his 30-minute session, Jim puts current asset valuations into perspective and offers his views on how investors should think about their tactical asset allocations for the future.
The intersection of the annual seasonal pattern and the four-year cycle produces the quadrennial "sweet spot." 2022 is setting up for a prototypical mid-term bottom hitting its low point in late Q3 or early Q4 in the August-October period, just ahead of the mid-term elections. Jeffrey Hirsch will show you how to capitalize on the "sweet spot" and the next bull market rally. The usual loss of Congressional seats by the incumbent President's party in the mid-term election has the potential to create the best political alignment scenario: Democratic President and Republican Congress. This combo has produced the best market gains averaging yearly gains of 16.4% for DJIA. Get Jeff's top stock picks, ETF sector rotation trades, and his best months seasonal MACD buy signal.

With only one member of the elite Dow industrials in positive territory so far this quarter, the Fed has ensured another stormy season on Wall Streetmany stocks are so deeply depressed that investors itching to buy the dip are overwhelmed with superficially tempting opportunities. But some stocks deserve to be broken and nobody wants to catch a falling knife. Hilary Kramer is buying selectively, with one eye toward defense in the near term while stocking her portfolio with the kind of stocks poised to thrive once the market mood gets back to normal. Come see what she has on her screen!



While the mechanisms and machinations of the markets have changed a lot since Benjamin Graham first devised a practical method for analyzing stocks, or even since Peter Lynch racked up big wins picking equities for Fidelity's Magellan Fund, one thing remains true: companies that deliver constant profits for shareholders will see their share prices increase.

Lofty current valuations show that the easy money has already been made, and those looking to profit should be more selective going forward. So which sectors will lead the market over the months ahead? What’s the best way to limit risk in the current environment? You will find the answers to these questions and more from the top industry professionals on these pages, unlike watching the stock market news on TV. Going beyond the stock market news today, many investors are searching for investments that they can depend on. Of course, there's no such thing as a sure bet, but the top experts featured here will share the picks they think are the next best things and the sectors that are bound to thrive in the days and months ahead.

The current market environment is particularly well-suited for stock pickers and stock-trading experts—especially the experts featured here whose careers are devoted to uncovering the best opportunities available in even the most rapidly changing environment. Get easy access to the nation’s leading stock experts who regularly share their takes on where market trends are headed, where to find bargains, and how to stay ahead of the curve.

Watch videos and read articles by these experts and discover their outlooks on what’s ahead for stocks, but more importantly, identify the most compelling sectors and industry groups, as well as the specific buying opportunities for optimal growth or income. These pages are chock-full of valuable insights from our experts' varying perspectives and expertise.