With a stressful year behind us, it’s time to buy undervalued stocks, including the seven bargain financial stocks we’ll discuss today. Historically, this industry is known for sizable dividends and strong profitability, especially now with rising interest rates. When combined with attractive entry points, these seven bargain financial stocks could help return solid gains. Even better,…

2022 is likely to end as the worst market of the last decade. Despite signs that next year will begin similarly, hope remains strong that the worst is over. That hope is sparking the search for the best sectors to invest in for 2023. Smart investors should seek a blend of what has worked in…

Source: sitthiphong / Shutterstock.com One of the most iconic faces of the meme stock revolution has been placing more conservative bets lately. Ryan Cohen is famous for his stake in GameStop (NYSE:GME), which resulted in him becoming Chairman of the company. But lately, the man hailed as the “meme stock king” has been focused on…

Since reporting third-quarter results on Nov. 9, Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) stock has been volatile, trading in a 20% range. Source: Shutterstock The share price has been as low as $39, and as high as $45, as investors balance losses and growth with the promise of the “green hydrogen” market. For the three months ending in…

There is no denying that Rivian (NASDAQ:RIVN) is the top initial public offering story of the day. The electric vehicle startup came public in a record-setting way, raising nearly $12 billion. However, savvy investors may want to watch another newly public name. Expensify (NASDAQ:EXFY), an expense management software provider, made its debut on Wednesday. And…

Bakkt (NYSE:BKKT) stock jumped nearly 250% on October 25, very soon after going public. Source: Shutterstock Bakkt executives rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on October 22. On that day investors could have picked up Bakkt shares for about $9 each. They could have sold them for up to $30 by…

PayPal’s (NASDAQ:PYPL) huge first-mover advantages, its high profits, its large cash pile, and its demonstrated ability to move quickly to exploit opportunities put it way above the other well-known fintech names. Additionally, the valuation of PYPL stock is quite reasonable, especially in comparison with that of the other top fintech companies. Source: Michael Vi /…

Purchasing Palantir (NYSE:PLTR) stock continues to make sense for a specific type of investor. Let’s start with what you won’t get when buying Palantir shares. Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com Are you likely to get quick growth from PLTR shares? No, probably not. Sentiment surrounding Palantir has essentially settled since March. Following a few months…

We’re fast approaching one of my favorite times of the year — the third-quarter earnings announcement season. Source: Shutterstock The reason why I get so excited during earnings season is because this is when the crème de la crème of stocks get their chance to rise to the top. Every company must open its books…

Preferred stock ETFs that get increased attention when volatility and doldrums make headlines in equity markets, and so far September has been a down and choppy month. For instance, the , the  and the  are down around 2.9%, 3.6% and 1.6%, respectively. As a result, investors looking for steady passive income are putting preferred stock ETFs…

Reddit traders recently tried to send Clover Health (NASDAQ:CLOV) stock “to the moon” once again. Source: Shutterstock The stock managed to crack $10 per share, but ultimately this rocket l did not launch. Instead of sending it back to the $25+ it traded for in June (during its short-squeeze rally), shares in the Medicare Advantage…

June 28, 2021 will go down as a milestone in stock market history. Source: Shutterstock The stock market experienced a massive transformation on that day – and most investors didn’t even notice. On that day, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) topped $1 trillion in market value. It was the fifth U.S. technology company to reach that level, following Apple…

Square’s (NASDAQ:SQ) deal to buy Australia’s Afterpay (OTCMKTS:AFTBY) for $29 billion in new stock sent SQ stock up 10% but landed like a bomb on the payments industry. Source: Jonathan Weiss / Shutterstock.com Processors Visa (NYSE:V) and MasterCard (NYSE:MA) both fell, Visa by nearly 2.5% and MasterCard by more than 2.75%. It could have meant…

History has repeatedly shown that market crashes are almost a “natural” part of the investing cycle. On July 19, the S&P 500 saw its worst single-session plunge in months, fueling speculation that a major correction might be around the corner — and that will provide stocks to buy. The spread of the delta variant, which…

Bank stocks have done well during the pandemic. As of writing, almost all the banks have reported second quarter earnings. And the news continues to be good. Banks are reporting strong revenue and earnings as consumers unleash some of their pent-up demand. And for the last 18 months, the banks have had a friend in…

As we head into August, there remain a number of stocks that continue to be cheap when compared to their peers and the broader market. While the S&P 500 index continues to hit new record highs, the current rally has not been a broad-based one. Many stocks continue to lag the market and have even fallen…

After posting strong earnings results for the second quarter, investors “sold the news” with bank stocks. Fearful of these results being the product of a booming financial economy on the wane, it makes sense why the market decided to take profit with this sector, which has rallied tremendously since the start of the Covid-19 vaccine…

The second-quarter earnings announcement season is now underway, but reports will start coming in fast and furious in the next couple of weeks. Source: Shutterstock I also expect wave-after-wave of positive earnings results. Currently, FactSet estimates that the S&P 500 will achieve second-quarter earnings growth of 64% and sales growth of 19.7%. That represents the…

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