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7 Penny Stocks for the Valiant Investor

Penny stocks are notoriously risky investments because they’re often speculative in nature. With that said, investors who are willing to take on a relatively high level of risk could find them to be a good way to play the current market uncertainty. With the novel coronavirus still looming and equity prices climbing ever higher, looking for penny stocks to buy could be a good way to find value.

Laura Gonzalez, Ph.D, an Associate Professor of Finance at California State University, Long Beach, said penny stocks deliver the most value when they’re more-or-less undiscovered. As trading volume increases, the wider market starts to pay attention. 

Historical data shows that penny stocks receive less attention from investors, are oftentimes undervalued and underpriced, and therefore poised to deliver superior returns. When superior returns materialize, analysts and other investors notice them, but [the] attention is not sustained for a long time.

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4 Chinese Tech Stocks That are Bouncing Back

People walking in Shanghai
People walking in Shanghai

China appears to be recovering well from the coronavirus-induced economic slump. Shaking off its 6.8% contraction in the first quarter resulting from the pandemic lockdown, the Asian economic giant’s economy is picking up faster than Europe and the US. Indeed, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 5.7% to a two-year high on July 6.

Investors may find attractive opportunities in the tech sector. These Chinese tech heavyweights have global ambitions and are turning up the heat in the fight for global dominance as they take on their American rivals. They enjoy favourable government policies and lax regulation and are beneficiaries of the growing affluence amongst China’s middle class.

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

 

Ticker

BABA

 

Current yield:

 

Forward P/E:

31.25

 

Price

US$249 (£192)

 

Fair value:

US$263 (£202.80)

 

Value

5% discount

 

Moat

 

Moat Trend

Stable

 

Star rating

***

Data as of July 28, 2020

 
Chinese e-commerce juggernaut,

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7 Growth Stocks Prepared for a Summer Surge

In terms of market volatility, this year is definitely one for the books. 2020 saw market movements that would normally take decades, compressed into a single year. With unemployment rates at their highest and businesses facing the risk of bankruptcy, the economy hit some new lows this year. However, a period of downturn also presents a unique opportunity for investors to load up on growth stocks to buy at a discounted price.

Historically speaking, a bear market in the S&P 500 was always replaced by a bull market rally in the years before Covid-19.

While it’s hard to remain optimistic in uncertain times, investors need to take a long-term approach when investing in stocks. Some companies are likely to emerge from the pandemic as losers. Others will come out of this stronger than ever.

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3 Hot Tech Stocks to Buy After Solid Earnings

Tech sector earnings are entering their heaviest period and there’s sure to be much to say about them. One thing’s for sure, this should be a big quarter for many players because a truly large number of companies have benefited from the pandemic-induced changes in behavior. In this blog, I’ve highlighted results for three companies and said why these stocks are worth picking up-

ASML Holding N.V. ASML

ASML is a leading provider of advanced technology systems for all the major global semiconductor manufacturers. It designs, develops, integrates, markets and services these advanced systems so customers can make integrated circuits for application across electronic, communications and other information technology markets.

Headline numbers for the June quarter: Earnings of $1.97 topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.89. Revenue of $3.66 billion was also ahead of the estimated $3.54 billion.

Highlights of the quarter: The transition to EUV tools that

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Stocks Rally to 4-Month High; Credit Risk Falls: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — European stocks climbed to a four-month high and German equities erased losses for the year after leaders agreed on a landmark recovery plan.

Markets across the region are giving a vote of confidence to the 750 billion euros ($860 billion) stimulus package. Italy’s stock benchmark added 2%, leading gains among local exchanges. A gauge of risk in Europe’s investment-grade debt dropped to the lowest since February. The euro steadied after a recent rally.

Norway’s Adevinta ASA surged 29% after agreeing to buy EBay Inc.’s online classifieds business for $9.2 billion, ending one of the largest auctions of the year. Silver extended gains above $20 an ounce.

Stocks globally are marching higher on the back of more government stimulus and an unstoppable advance in technology companies that benefit from people shopping more online due to the pandemic. U.S. equity futures pointed to more gains on Tuesday after a blistering

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Remote Working Drives PC Peripheral Demand: 5 Stocks to Watch

The coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the work environment. With more employees forced to work remotely to maintain social distancing, there has been a surge in demand for computer and computer peripherals. People are equipping their home offices as the work-from-home trend is here to continue for an uncertain period of time.

Home to Office Transformation Boosts PC Peripheral Sales

In March, Shopify provided a $1,000 stipend to its employees for buying office supplies. While several companies have allowed employees to take their computers and laptops home, there was a spike in demand for peripherals like pointing devices, webcams, speakers, microphones and storage devices.

In fact, per NPD data, mice and keyboard sales grew 10% in the first two weeks of March. The report also said that shift to working from home has also boosted sales of webcams. Additional sales of big screens and dual monitor setups surged with 80,000

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4 Tech Stocks to Watch Out for in a Booming AI Market

On Jul 14, Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN launched smart shopping carts that track items and then charge customers for every item they place inside the basket. The move is in a bid to get a hold over the retail grocery industry with Amazon Go and the acquisition of Whole Foods.

Over the past couple of decades, AI has gained significantly and contributed to the robust growth in the tech sector. Today an increasing number of companies are banking on AI to better their products and services. The past couple of months have been all the more crucial for AI, which saw exponential growth as an increasing number of people resorted to technology following the coronavirus outbreak.

Amazon Takes the Lead

The new shopping carts, called Amazon Dash Carts, will track items as shoppers add them and then automatically charge them when they remove the grocery bags, allowing them to skip the

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4 Stocks to Tap the Rise in Online Grocery Sales & Food Prices

The new trend of online grocery shopping has started to affect food prices online, as food producers make an effort to cater to high demand for certain food products amid the pandemic. In addition, now that people have gone back to their lockdown lifestyles, a wave of panic purchase of grocery and other essential item could be emerging, which is, in turn, might affect food prices and their online sales.

This is why it could be a good idea to invest in some stocks that are clearly benefiting from the aforementioned trend.

Online Grocery Sales Surge

Since the number of new coronavirus cases continues to increase after states reopened their economy in late April, many state and local authorities have now rolled back their reopening plans. This means that most people have gone back to being confined to their homes; working and studying from home just like they did during

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8 High-Risk Stocks

Number 8
Number 8

As equity markets continue to recover after the collapse earlier in the year, many shares are now overvalued, according to Morningstar analysts.

Investors looking to capitalise on lockdown trends have chased e-commerce, tech and healthcare stocks, driving valuations ever higher. Indeed, Tesla’s (TSLA) shares have soared 200% this year, for example, while Shopify (SHOP)  is up nearly 140%. Such a rapid upward trajectory may not be a signal to buy, however – analysts warn many of these hot stocks are looking expensive.

UK Stocks to Avoid

We last looked stocks to avoid in April when valuations were starting to move higher after March’s sell-off.

To compile this list we look at stocks with an Uncertainty Rating of High or Very High, which have no Economic Moat, and which are rated as either one or two stars by Morningstar analysts, indicating that their shares are trading above their fair

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Coronavirus-Led Grocery Demand Here to Stay: 4 Stocks to Buy

The COVID-19 outbreak brought about a major shift in consumer’s shopping pattern and behavior. People are purchasing more of essential items and avoiding any extravagant spending. This has led to a spurt in demand for toilet paper, disinfectants, masks, gloves, packaged water, medicines and related food staples. Well this change in consumer behavior is here to stay, as people are preferring to work from home, dining at home and maintaining social distancing.

Product innovation, prudent pricing strategy and strategic investments in developing new business model is the need of the hour. It comes as no surprise that the companies have been stepping up omni-channel capabilities and adopting ways to enhance delivery and payment systems, in particular, to expand in the booming online grocery space. To this end, companies’ same-day and last-mile delivery services, and buy online and pick-up in store facilities bode well. In fact, the companies’ initiatives to expand

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