A market downturn will always be the best time to shop for undervalued stocks, and 2022 is no different. With the S&P500 down by almost 18% year-to-date, investors should take advantage of this once-in-a-generation opportunity and snap up some oversold stocks before the economy’s gears start turning again. Many solid businesses are changing hands at…

Recently, Barron’s published a thought-provoking op-ed which triumphantly declared that stocks have already bottomed, which might not be the positive catalyst for index funds, as you might think it is. After all, one of the key advantages of this broad-stroke investment strategy is to mitigate volatility. Through multiple bets via a benchmark indicator, investors are…

Undervalued blue-chip stocks are a little easier to find in the midst of the current bear market. There are bargains to be found for investors who can stomach short-term volatility. The broad-based decline in equities this year means that some of the best-run and most dominant companies in the U.S. are undervalued and trading at…

Source: Michael Vi / Shutterstock.com Once one of the most important commodities in the post-coronavirus ecosystem, teleconferencing specialist Zoom (NASDAQ:ZM) now suffers the opposite paradigm. Ahead of its third-quarter earnings report, the company faces extraordinary competitive pressures, forcing management to adjust its product offerings. Even with this pivot, ZM stock runs headlong into relevancy concerns.…

The stock market is on a long-term downtrend as interest rates rise and inflation remains high despite a slight cool-off. Many retirement portfolios that invest in indexes such as S&P500 are down at least 17% year-to-date. That is even more awful when you add inflation to the equation. Of course, no stock is immune to…

When Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-B) posted operating earnings growth of 20%, this reaffirmed how well Warren Buffett and its team manage the conglomerate. The company benefited from impressive net income from its insurance investment, as sell as surging profits from its utility and energy holdings. With these strong operating earnings, Berkshire has been able to improve…

Technology stocks are showing some signs of life with the Nasdaq Composite up nearly 10% over the past four trading days. The renewed interest in growth stocks has been triggered by lower-than-expected inflation readings. The hope is that the Federal Reserve will begin to ease its aggressive rate-hiking campaign. However, the recent data is far…

Mutual funds offer a lot of advantages to investors, particularly for retail investors who may have limited time, a low appetite for risk and only a passing knowledge of how the stock market works. People wanting to put away their hard-earned money for retirement often choose these investment vehicles because they provide exposure to a…

While it’s tempting to target the flavors of the week during a market correction, investors ought to spare some time for no-brainer blue-chip stocks to buy for 2023 and beyond. Indeed, the broader market and economic dynamics encourage retail investors to think about value and stability over growth. Earlier, I laid out the monetary backdrop…

Cash is king. Cash lets companies grow through hard times, which is vital in technology. What investors forgot in 2022 is that tech has always been a boom-and-bust business. If you’re making computer chips or building clouds, you have enormous capital needs. You must invest through the business cycle. Cash is how you do it. So,…

The S&P 500 is down more than 20% year to date and on track for one of the worst yearly performances in the index’s long history. While it’s not easy putting money into the markets when sentiment is so negative, there are still cheap stocks that Wall Street analysts love.  Whether you have the nerve…

As interest rates (and the chance of a recession) keep rising, the likelihood we see this bear market in tech stocks continue into 2023 increases. However, while some high-quality, reasonably-priced names in the sector may make for great long-term buys right now, there are quite a few tech stocks to avoid. Despite the significant multiple…

One of the most remarkable developments that sprouted during the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic was how quickly longstanding paradigms changed. Prior to the global health crisis, financial analysts warned young people that they weren’t investing in equities. However, the popularity of Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) led to the phenomenon of so-called Robinhood stocks to buy. It…

Since the start of 2021 Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) stock has lost one-third of its value. Shares that started the year over $90 trade today at around $60. Source: Piotr Swat / Shutterstock.com Blame is being assigned to CEO Bobby Kotick, and a long-running sexual harassment scandal he either ignored or covered up. The stock’s fall…

Shares of chip and semiconductor designer Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) stock look unstoppable following the company’s latest earnings beat. Source: Steve Lagreca / Shutterstock.com NVDA stock has gained 18% since the company announced its third-quarter results on Nov. 17. The latest increase brings Nvidia stock’s total gains for this year to 162%. Over the last month alone,…

C3 AI (NYSE:AI) stock has undoubtedly been a losing investment thus far. Source: Phonlamai Photo / Shutterstock.com It peaked at $180 during last year’s massive tech rally and proceeded to then lose a large chunk of its value. Momentum has left AI stock and a clear negative sentiment has taken root. However long-term investors should…

Last year was a great one for video game stocks. With most of the world under lockdown, gamers had more time to themselves than usual. And they spent a lot of that time playing video games, driving up the returns for related stocks. Companies active in the space also did not rest on their haunches.…

Enjin Coin (CCC:ENJ-USD) is up almost 20% on the day as metaverse rumors heat up the red-hot cryptocurrency market. The videogame crypto platform, Enjin, has received particular attention for having all the makings to launch a thriving, crypto-based metaverse. Source: Shutterstock So, what exactly is the metaverse? And where exactly does Enjin fit into it?…