Financial technology (fintech) companies that facilitate online payments and digital banking services had a difficult time in 2022. Dragged lower by the broader market downturn and as investor sentiment soured on technology companies, many fintech stocks have seen their share price cut in half, or worse, over the last year. But despite the carnage, there are…

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2022 wasn’t a banner year for most investors. Major American equity markets fell into bear market territory. Most international markets didn’t fare much better. Meanwhile, fixed income failed to protect investors from volatility amid an unprecedented surge in inflation. However, the big drop in asset prices has created some real opportunities for investors in long-term stocks.…

America’s economic statistics continue to suggest that fears about an imminent recession and a corporate earnings collapse are way overblown. For example, during the recent holiday shopping season, sales climbed 7.6% year-over-year. And since most people don’t buy each other paper towels, eggs, and toothpaste for Christmas, I have to believe that discretionary products account for most…

Source: rblfmr / Shutterstock.com It has been a tough two days for AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC). On Tuesday, AMC stock was up almost 10% at one point. However, shares ended the session down 3.9%. Now, investors are hoping the stock can find some traction. This hope comes after CEO Adam Aron announced via Twitter that the…

Cheap blue-chip stocks refer to companies that are established and have a strong record of delivering solid earnings and high returns to investors but have fallen off recently. These stocks also tend to be market leaders in the sectors in which they compete and have held dominant positions for many years, if not decades. For these…

Investors are always looking for undervalued stocks that have the potential to generate strong returns. Undervalued fintech stocks represent attractive investment opportunities, and the timing could not be better. Due to high inflation rates and interest rate hikes, investors looking to purchase undervalued fintech stocks are in for a treat. There are several high-profile names…

The world has rediscovered its interest in the best Warren Buffett stocks in 2022. For the past few years, upstart technology companies were consistently the market’s largest gainers. Warren Buffett and his stock-holding company, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B), may have seemed a little old-fashioned. However, the Oracle of Omaha has had the last laugh. His portfolio…

As the markets continue to chop around all-time highs — leaving both bulls and bears believing they are “in the lead” — I wanted to veer from our typical top stock trades routine and look at some potential bargain-bin Cyber Monday stocks to buy. These may not be the typical quick-trade candidates, but longer term…

Square (NYSE:SQ) stock is down 20% from its summer highs. This is the third time this year that it has fallen at least that much from about the same levels. As such, I consider this whole year as a consolidation effort. From a technical perspective, this means that the rally will be significant if and…

When the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics posted October 2021 inflation climbing to 6.2%, markets fell slightly and quickly shook off the bad news. Stock markets are not a good indicator of the pressure inflation will have on goods that are demand elastic. Investors need to avoid companies that do not have a resilient brand…

As the holiday season approaches and retail catalyst such as Black Friday approach even faster, consumers are doing plenty of shopping on both sides of the Atlantic. Today brought some news that may make international e-commerce slightly more complicated, though. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced today that after Jan. 19, 2022 it will no longer be accepting…

Cryptocurrency is becoming more ubiquitous by the day. Even if you’ve never considered buying a digital currency, you’ve probably been seeing it more in your day-to-day life. Primetime sports events are now interspersed with commercials for crypto exchanges. MLB umpires are wearing FTX logos on their uniforms. Bitcoin (CCC:BTC-USD) ATMs are becoming almost as common as…

Sometimes you find a company whose bullish thesis is too obvious. And on even rarer occasions, main stream investors miss the obvious. Consequently, its stock falls on hard times temporarily, and you pounce when the masses aren’t looking. Such was the case with Affirm (NASDAQ:AFRM) stock back in the summer. Source: Piotr Swat / Shutterstock.com…

Paysafe (NYSE:PSFE) is a leading online payments processing platform. PSFE stock came public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The firm merged with SPAC Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II in March. Source: Sulastri Sulastri / Shutterstock.com That’s where the trouble started for Paysafe shares. You may recall that the peak of SPAC enthusiasm came…

A founding concept of successful investing is to give yourself an edge. That comes from doing homework and finding stocks to buy that have lost their luster. An important part of it is to focus on companies with good sustainable fundamentals. These are not new concepts. The likes of Warren Buffett have been preaching them…

Litecoin (CCC:LTC-USD) is likely to do quite well over the next year. In fact, Litecoin is now the seventeenth-largest crypto in the world with a $13.8 billion market capitalization. LTC crypto will generally follow the path of other major cryptos like Bitcoin (CCC:BTC-USD) and Ethereum (CCC:ETH-USD). It has shown a high correlation with these top cryptos. Source: Shutterstock…

The emerging fintech, SoFi Technologies (NASDAQ:SOFI), reports quarterly results on Nov. 10, and investors will look for a few key data points that could validate buying SOFI stock after the rally. Source: rafapress / Shutterstock.com SoFi investors will look at customer acquisition growth in the third quarter. They will also watch for the company to…