While the U.S. equities may have an upward bias, valuation adjustments don’t materialize in a perfectly linear fashion, which brings us to the topic of top stocks to sell now. At some point, astute investors must realize when to call it quits. Even the most well-researched opportunities can fall short. Maturity is realizing when you’re
Stocks to sell
Hedge funds continue to exert outsized influence over equity markets. The world’s 20 largest hedge funds collectively hold $45 trillion of assets under management. The largest hedge fund in the U.S., Bridgewater Associates, manages $126 billion. These massive funds often buy and sell billions of dollars worth of stock at a time, moving markets in
Navigating the financial sector’s tumultuous waters has been incredibly challenging, especially with the unexpected collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in March. This event has cast a long shadow over the sector, causing bank shares to struggle and putting Wall Street on high alert. Amidst this uncertainty, short-sellers and fundamental investors seeking value are looking to
Since Facebook formally changed its name to Meta (NASDAQ:META), the Metaverse has been a siren song for investors and companies alike. Billions of dollars have been dashed upon the rocks chasing metaverse profit that often failed to materialize. In such times, wise investors need to cut their losses and sell the metaverse stocks that fail to deliver.
Navigating the tumultuous housing landscape can be a nerve-racking endeavor for long-term investors. With towering home prices, escalating mortgage rates, and a shrinking inventory, the echoes of a potential housing market crash are difficult to ignore. Hence, investors may want to consider which stocks to avoid, if the housing market tanks. The housing market’s health
Insider buying, or the legal, reported purchase of shares in a company by its C-suite/board members/large shareholders, is considered a bullish signal. However, does that mean it is best to sell/avoid stocks insiders are selling? Put simply, it depends. Heavy insider selling, or even a lack of insider buying, can sometimes be a sign that those most
With the debt ceiling issue on the horizon, investors face the task of assessing their stock portfolios amidst government spending uncertainties. Given the prevailing uncertainty, investors should carefully consider specific stocks that may encounter significant challenges. Considering the looming uncertainties, this article highlights three stocks to sell. Investors are confronted with a complex decision-making process.
Artificial intelligence has become one of the hottest stories of the decade, creating big opportunities for AI stocks. In fact, ever since the release of the AI chatbot ChatGPT, interest in the AI story has only gotten hotter, with top tech companies racing for a bigger piece of the AI pie. What makes the story
Identifying the worst-performing stocks in the current market can be challenging. Balancing long-term growth and short-term financial issues is daunting. We are entering a traditionally softer period for equities, particularly between May and October. Maybe this situation ought to prompt investors to consider stocks to sell now. Seasonal weakness plus economic headwinds could lead to
What does America’s central bank have to do with electric vehicle battery technology company QuantumScape (NYSE:QS)? Actually, a lot. QS stock could continue to lose value this year because investors won’t keep throwing money at an unprofitable business. Sure, there was a time when companies with less-than-ideal financials attracted investors. Those days are probably in the
As of the latest news at the time of writing, CNN reported that debt-ceiling negotiations broke down, which means that investors should at least consider stocks to sell before recession strikes. Sure, it’s possible that Democrats and Republicans can come together to prevent catastrophe. Even so, investors should also be aware of another problem: the
Block (NASDAQ:SQ) is facing an array of intense, ominous threats, and its shares are not exactly cheap. Given these points, I continue to recommend that investors sell SQ stock. The company is somewhat vulnerable to declines in the value of bitcoin, and Square’s involvement in cryptos exacerbates the chances that regulators will look to probe
The U.S. economy experienced an unprecedented disruption over the past few years. Many sectors were caught up in the sudden stoppage of the economy in 2020, followed by an incredible boom thereafter. Housing stocks were among those that took part in this cycle, as people sought to upgrade their living conditions at record speed during
The practice of short selling is highly controversial and under renewed threat from regulators and politicians who are considering a ban on the practice. Short selling is essentially when traders and investors bet that a stock’s price is going to decline over a certain period of time. These are generally companies that are widely-considered to
Many national governments have gotten on board with net zero emissions targets in the decades to come. Indeed, the clean energy transition is well underway, putting energy stocks at serious risk over time. Net zero goals are aimed at reducing energy-related carbon dioxide emissions to zero, in order to limit global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Should dip-buyers consider investing in electric vehicle (EV) battery technology company QuantumScape (NYSE:QS) now? I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the risk-to-reward profile isn’t ideal for QS stock in 2023. QuantumScape’s financials certainly aren’t favorable. In addition, it’s taking a very long time for QuantumScape to develop its multi-layered battery cell
I’d be the first to agree that Wall Street analysts are often wrong. Quite frequently, in fact, in the case of analyst downgrades, they focus excessively on minutiae, such as tiny “misses” (i.e., quarterly results that come in slightly below analysts’ average estimates) or a small decline in profit margins. And they often overlook or
QuantumScape (NYSE:QS) has fallen behind at least two of its key competitors in the race to launch electric-vehicle batteries that are superior to today’s widely used lithium-ion batteries. As a result, investing in QS stock is extremely risky at this point, QS can easily declare bankruptcy in the not-too- distant future, and I recommend that
Energy stocks have a lot going for them. The world needs a ton of electricity and transportation fuels every day. Energy is inflation-protected, as prices tend to rise during unsettled periods such as we’ve experienced recently. And energy stocks sell at low P/E ratios while often offering high dividend yields. But investors shouldn’t lose sight of
Electric vehicle battery technology company QuantumScape (NYSE:QS) might seem like a promising startup in a potentially hyper-growth niche industry. However, financial traders should maintain low expectations for QS stock in 2023. It’s a harsh reality to face, but QuantumScape’s financials aren’t ideal. Moreover, the company’s progress toward product commercialization is moving at a snail’s pace. QuantumScape
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