If investors weren’t already worried, they should be following the disclosure of inflation numbers on Sept. 13. The U.S. had already experienced two straight quarters of GDP contraction. That news was released in late July. Although two consecutive quarters of GDP contraction meets the technical definition of a recession, economists have hesitated to say that
FedEx outlined plans to park planes, suspend some Sunday deliveries, and shut corporate offices after falling demand impacted its first-quarter profits and prompted the company to withdraw its forecast last week.  FedEx also said it plans to raise shipping rates by an average of 6.9% across most of its services starting in January to cope
Investing in early-stage or unknown biotech stocks can be likened to investing in cryptocurrency projects. If the project developments are positive, returns can be multi-folds in a short time. Similarly, biotech stocks can skyrocket on the commercialization of potential blockbuster drugs. With the covid-19 pandemic, investments have surged in the biotechnology sector. As the research
Amid all the market chaos, I’m busy doing one thing: looking for generational investment opportunities. Why? Because history shows that the best time to invest in emerging technological megatrends is when the markets are crashing. That’s exactly what they’re doing in 2022! The best time to invest in computer stocks? After the flash crash of
Investors looking for the best robotics stocks to buy have a lot of things to consider. In response to the global pandemic, supply-chain bottlenecks, trade issues, and geopolitical tensions, most U.S.-based businesses are looking to relocate production closer to their domestic facilities. The nearshoring trend is already taking off, and robotics is expected to be
As one of the largest economies in the world, the United Kingdom has long been a major focus of American investors. The nation’s economy contracted sharply in 2020 due to the disruption stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. But the U.K. economy is beginning to recover as the vaccine rollout reaches more citizens. Investors looking to
Oil and gas exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer investors more direct and easier access to the often-volatile energy market than many other alternatives. While there is the potential for significant returns by investing in the oil and gas sector, the risks can be high. Oil futures, for example, tend to be volatile and often require a
Platinum is regarded as an important precious metal by many investors, though it’s less commonly talked about than gold and silver. Many investors use platinum as either a hedge against inflation or a safe haven in troubling economic times. Platinum is also valuable as an industrial metal, used in the manufacturing of products such as
Precious metals such as gold, silver, and platinum are valued by many investors as a hedge against inflation or a safe haven in times of economic turmoil. They also are valued for their rarity and their use in a broad range of industrial applications. Precious metals exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a popular way to invest
With several worrying developments domestically and internationally, many investors chose to rush for the exits, though a brave few may have opportunities in small-cap stocks to buy on the dip. Tethered to small-capitalization companies, these market ideas don’t always grab the spotlight. But when they do, their relatively diminutive profiles occasionally enable massive profitability. Effectively,
Real estate exchange-traded funds (ETFs) hold baskets of securities in the real estate sector, providing investors with a less expensive way to invest in the industry compared to other options. These funds often focus specifically on real estate investment trusts (REITs), which are securitized portfolios of real estate properties. REITs offer investors income potential as well as the liquidity of
Given the chaotic developments both economically and geopolitically, much discussion has centered on a potential equities market crash and how certain stocks to buy may benefit over the long run due to the subsequent discount. However, it’s fair to bring up the academic likelihood of such a scenario panning out. According to 2016 research conducted
You may find it hard to believe, but voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) has been around well before the new millennium. VOIP is a technology that allows users to make voice and video calls through the internet. The technology takes a voice signal and converts it into a digital one using traditional phone technology. This signal travels across
One of the most satisfying parts about investing is finding hidden gems that have gone unloved or unnoticed by investors, and riding them to substantial returns. Whether you’re looking for unknown tech stocks or sleepers from other sectors, the key is focusing on stocks that aren’t followed closely by analysts and institutions. In 2022, S&P
Fidelity and Vanguard are two of the largest investment companies in the world. Fidelity boasts 40 million individual investors and $11.8 trillion in total customer assets. Meanwhile, Vanguard has more than 30 million investors and $8.1 trillion in global assets under management. Both brokers have solid industry reputations and offer a large selection of low-cost