In this article, Alpesh Patel breaks down the trends of major stocks with a particular focus on Paypal. Since peaking at almost $300 per share in July 2022, PayPal has dropped nearly 80%. The crash has wiped out over $50m in market value. Shares in the payment processor haven’t been this cheap since 2016. Major […]
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A brutal 2022 continues as the S&P 500 continues to face downward pressure. But is the stock market sell-off over, or is there more pain to come? The market began the year overpriced by many measures like the P/E ratio. Once the fiscal and monetary stimulus was reined in and the Fed announced an interest […]
The stock market has declined substantially since 2022 began. It’s fallen more than I expected on January 1st. Whilst I waited each week for some upward momentum to deploy cash – that never came, instead monthly S&P500 MACD just accelerated lower. Whilst I needed to think quick (wish quicker) to look at energy and healthcare […]
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is a strategy that bets on companies trying to make the world a better place. Alpesh asks is this just another high-minded idealist fad? Or does the global good make it worth the risk? Type ESG into Sharescope or SharePad’s ETF list and you’ll find around a hundred funds. I […]
The S&P 500 has shed 500 points amid inflation fears. It’s been a punishing start to 2022. Alpesh Patel considers whether it is just a bump on the road or are we set for the stock market crash that some commentators have been predicting for years? Stock market turbulence throughout January has caused a significant […]
The FAANGs — the name given to five of the best performing tech stocks, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (now called Alphabet) — have produced fantastic returns for years. However, regulatory headwinds and a reopening economy have led some analysts to sound a note of caution. Is it time to ditch the Faangs? Over […]
Since the post-pandemic stock market boom, analysts and experts have warned us that the market was overvalued. Some have gone even further and submitted that we’re in a bubble that is set to burst. However, prices keep rising, suggesting many investors believe there is still value to be found. So which is it? Is the […]
Will tech stocks still provide reasonable returns for the rest of the year? Or are bank stocks a better bet?
There is an old stock market maxim that says we should “sell in May and go away.” Like most proverbs or cliches, it has a foundation in truth.
Do we wait for dips? Buy now? Buy more? Is it all over now, again?
What defines a worthy stock for investment or retirement income? Unfortunately, for many investors, the answer is a stock that pays dividends. While dividends are a factor (among many) that can be used to judge a stock, it isn’t necessarily the most important or profitable determination to make when investing.
Tech stocks were strong performers last year. The pandemic meant that providers of remote services like Zoom Video Communications or Peloton Interactive experienced massive sales growths, while a whole host of cybersecurity and cloud hosting companies did well alongside the usual big players like Microsoft, Apple and Amazon. However, as the economy bounces back from the disruption of COVID-19, tech stocks have slumped.
It has been a difficult few years for UK investment fund managers.
Between the debacle of the Woodford Equity Income Fund and the COVID-19 pandemic, “star” funds that promised so much have led only to disappointment for investors.
As the Dow Jones Index took a tumble at the end of February, many analysts saw this as the beginning of a long-overdue market correction. Some have floated talk of a stock market bubble for a while, but despite the challenging conditions of the last year, the market rebounded and finished out the year strongly. However, the dip on the 24th of February — which saw the index shed 1000 points — has led some traders to talk of an opportunity to cash in on the slide.
After a dip caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020, the US stock market rallied back and closed out the year at an all-time high. This has continued throughout the start of 2021, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average now at over 31,000 points. But despite the vaccine rollout, unemployment and economic disruption […]
Another captivating headline – this time from Forbes. So what are the facts, and why is it increasingly a stock pickers market, where if a rising tide doesn’t raise all boats, but instead the tide goes out, then we don’t want to be left standing without clothes on. The stock market has been on a […]
“Goldman Sachs says these stocks are set to rally in 2021” It’s a captivating headline, isn’t it? Don’t worry; I’ll tell you which stocks in a moment and whether I agree with Goldman’s. And between Goldman’s history and my own, you might want to bet on me. The US market’s Dow Jones Industrial Average just […]
Like humans, such perfection doesn’t exist in stocks. Like humans, fish in a big enough pond, and for a while, some get as close as possible. Are they the brands people love the most? Some research by MBLM suggests so. See these images: Wow, great performing companies, and they outgrow their peers. Plus, they are […]
There is no shortage of stocks that are delivering triple digit returns. Scholar Rock, Miragen, Zedge, Socket Mobile – even Tupperware is up nearly 1,000%. Source: ShareScope – Alpesh Patel Special Edition (click on image to enlarge) The problem is hindsight is great, but each of these and the other climbers have huge problems in […]