• 17 Aug
    Are Safe Havens Really That Safe?

    Are Safe Havens Really That Safe?

    • Economic laws can’t be muted forever, and in the end always get their due, therefore it is good to look at other options to de-risk your portfolio.
    • Gold is too volatile to be considered a safe haven.
    • Diversification should be the best option to avoid losing everything in a market downturn.

    Introduction

    Economics is pretty straightforward. The first thing they teach you in ECON 101 is that the economy works in credit cycles. In a positive environment with low risks and low base interest rates, people borrow and spend. They buy a new car, go on trips, refurbish the kitchen and so on, which leads to economic expansion. More →

  • 16 Aug
    Emerging Markets Are Hot – Here Is Where You Should Put Your Money

    Emerging Markets Are Hot – Here Is Where You Should Put Your Money

    • Emerging markets are up 10% since our last article on the subject, but the FED’s rate action might quickly erase the gains.
    • Valuations are starting to diverge, but don’t fight the trend.
    • Keep an eye on China as it is relatively undervalued and still boosts economic growth of 6.7%.

    Introduction

    In May we discussed how emerging markets have been rediscovered but are still undervalued. Since then, the emerging markets ETF is up 10%. More →

  • 15 Aug
    Small Cap Value Stocks Have The Best Returns, But Can You Stomach The Catch?

    Small Cap Value Stocks Have The Best Returns, But Can You Stomach The Catch?

    • Historically, small cap value stocks are the best performers.
    • They don’t trade in sync with the market and often are waiting to be discovered.
    • The “waiting to be discovered” period can last for a few years.

    Introduction

    Almost a month ago we discussed how, from a risk-reward perspective given current valuations and historic performance, it isn’t a smart idea to invest in small cap growth stocks at the moment. Today we are going to discuss small cap value stocks to see if they will fare better on our long-term risk-reward scale. More →

  • 14 Aug
    Sunday Edition: Why Stock Assignments AREN’T a Bad Thing

    Sunday Edition: Why Stock Assignments AREN’T a Bad Thing

    If an investors is looking for a quick entry into a highly liquid stock he may choose to use a market order rather than a limit order.  

    However, if he wants to guarantee the price he pays for his shares he will always place a limit order, which will typically be at or below the current quote, unless he is a breakout trader, then his buy limit order may actually be above the current stock price.

    Another stock entry technique—which is arguably better than a limit or a market order, especially when trying to buy at or below the current market quote—is to first sell a put option on the stock you wish to acquire and hope for assignment. More →

  • 12 Aug
    Incredible Investing Opportunity & Free Report

    Incredible Investing Opportunity & Free Report

    In lieu of an article from Sven Carlin, today we wanted to send Investiv Daily subscribers a ‘Thank You’ in the form of a free report and a special bonus ($49 value).

    The Copper Goldmine was written by Sven earlier this year. The report details one particular small cap mining stock that we felt was a great buy, ready to make big gains. Included in this report is an in-depth overview of the company, an analysis of their fundamentals, a detailed look into the market for the primary metals this company mines (copper and zinc), and an explanation on why this company is uniquely positioned to make incredible new highs. More →

  • 11 Aug
    Minimize Risk Without Sacrificing Returns? Sven Tells You How

    Minimize Risk Without Sacrificing Returns? Sven Tells You How

    • By dissecting the S&P 500 per valuation quintiles we see that only parts of the market are overvalued.
    • Historically, buying the lowest PE quintile stocks has increased annual returns by 360 basis points.
    • High PE stocks have large market capitalizations which force you to own more of them through index funds, increasing your risks and lowering your returns.

    Introduction 

    Beyond the top news stories about central banks increasing stimulus to fight the BREXIT or sluggish economic data with high hopes for the future, there is one recurrent theme that still flies under the radar. The recurring theme is that financial markets are overvalued. More →

  • 10 Aug
    Mergers & Acquisitions – Better To Be Invested On The Target’s Side

    Mergers & Acquisitions – Better To Be Invested On The Target’s Side

    • M&A activity has slowed down in 2016 but may increase as BREXIT, China worries cool off and central banks print money.
    • Price to EBITDA premiums have surpassed 2007 levels.
    • The average premium for targets is 37%, which is a pretty good additional return on your investments.

    Introduction

    A beautiful situation in investing is when a company you own is being taken over at a lofty premium. In this article we are going to discuss the current M&A market, what it means for the market in general, and take a look into the sectors that offer the best consolidation opportunities. More →

    By Sven Carlin Investiv Daily M&A
  • 09 Aug
    Making The Case: Why Investing In Healthcare Is A Good Move Now

    Making The Case: Why Investing In Healthcare Is A Good Move Now

    • Healthcare spending is expected to grow at 5.8% per annum, or around 4% in recession time.
    • The healthcare index is as equally valued as the S&P 500; global healthcare is cheaper.
    • Government involvement and budget limits are the risks, but the risk reward ratio is one of the best in the market.

    Introduction

    Yesterday we talked about how the market and the economy are sending mixed signals and look fragile which results in increased risks for low expected returns. One way to be defensive but still grasp the upside is to invest in healthcare stocks. In this article we are going to elaborate on the rationale for investing in healthcare and discuss diversified investing possibilities and risks. More →

  • 08 Aug
    Signs of Fragility in the Economy Point to an Impending Bear Market. What To Do Now To Protect Yourself.

    Signs of Fragility in the Economy Point to an Impending Bear Market. What To Do Now To Protect Yourself.

    • The last jobs report was good news but it also indicates higher costs and full employment.
    • An “easy to hire, easy to fire” mentality is in the air.
    • Healthcare, cash or short term trades should be the best options in this situation.

    Introduction

    Last week the Nasdaq and S&P 500 reached yet another record high. Aggressive central bank stimulation pushes investors to disregard risks and look for any kind of yield or growth. Not looking at risk is the worst thing an investor can do, but they also shouldn’t fight the trend. More →

  • 07 Aug
    Sunday Edition: Setting Reasonable Investing Expectations

    Sunday Edition: Setting Reasonable Investing Expectations

    The story of the tortoise and the hare teaches us that the prize doesn’t always go to the swift, who are sometimes easily distracted, but often ends up in the hands of the one who perseveres regardless of speed.

    This apologue is even more true when applied to investing. Many investors are too easily lured by “get rich quick” investing schemes and strategies, rather than safe and consistent compounding month after month, using what some might consider a boring strategy. More →

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