Quiz: What’s one advantage the president has that the market does not?
Answer: He can get a doctor’s note telling you everything is wonderful.
But investors? They’re left on their own, left trying to forecast when a stimulus bill will land, left watching every vaccine trial to spot a winner, left waiting up at night for earnings reports, and left tracking technical indicators for clues about what’s churning underneath the surface.
Fortunately, investors do, however, have experts who can guide them. Helping us get through this messy, mucky October are Real Money and Real Money Pro writers Jim Cramer, Paul Price, Maleeha Bengali, Alex Frew McMillan, and Jim Collins.
Jim Cramer: Let’s Beat Covid-19
Cramer lays out what is happening right now to get the pandemic under control and what it will look like not that long from now — even before a vaccine is available.
Price: Give Stocks a Second Chance
Few stocks go up in straight-line moves. Instead, writes Price, most tend to spurt higher, tail off, then rise again. While the interim selloffs often shake out traders who mainly trade on momentum, plus those who fail to understand the companies’ true worth, there’s still opportunity awaiting for those willing to give second chances.
Jim Collins: There’s Trouble in Bubbleland
We are in the midst of a unprecedented financial bubble, writes Collins. Will a recovery from the Covid-19 lockdowns ease the bubble before it bursts in our faces?
Bengali: It’s Value Vs. Growth. Pick One.
Investors and portfolio managers have been chasing the economically sensitive names and sectors such as energy, financials and industrials, and selling out of technology names. And this shift out of growth into value has been the hot debate across various trading desks, given the huge divergence that has emerged between the two, writes Bengali.
But what we’re seeing now might not be as it appears. Here’s Bengali’s take.
McMillan: Will Japanese Air Carriers Fly High?
Major Japanese carriers — Japan Airlines and ANA — are struggling like all airlines during the pandemic. But once travel recovers, they may have competitive advantages over international rivals, writes McMillan.
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