Best Stock Research Sites

The internet is a wonderful thing. It has freed investors from having to go to their library and slowly and laboriously sift through musty old books to find information that often had (at best) a glancing relevance to their subject matter of interest.

Now, with a few clicks of the mouse, investors can access reams-worth of information, and then parse and zero in on the most valuable and enlightening information quickly. It is always nice when you can achieve better results with less effort.

But this assumes you know what to look for (garbage in, garbage out). In other words, you still have to know what to look for, or the incredible power of the internet to lead you to the best stock research sites is wasted. When searching for the best stock research sites, look for the following qualities.

  • Look for a site that clearly explains the basic and unchanging nature of the stock market and the investing process.
  • Look for a site that provides essential reference material on how to analyze and search for stocks. Number one on this list is a description of the most important and enlightening financial ratios, what they mean, and how to use them.
  • Look for a site that demonstrates how to use this reference material, and in particular the financial ratios, on actual data.

The last point is the most important. Many investors have a frustratingly difficult time putting into practice suggested financial ratios because the devil is in the details. Exactly how an investor should apply financial ratios makes all the difference. And an actual demonstration is priceless.

A sight that explains, theoretically, how to use financial ratios, but then does not apply these ratios to actual data (in a sense) is leading investors out to the woods and abandoning them there. A website that does this is not providing useful guidance. Theory without practice is worthless.

Because applying these ratios to actual data successfully is so difficult to do, it is often the feature most often absent from stock research sites. Be skeptical of any stock research website that explains, theoretically, the features of the market and the investing process, but does not back that theory up. The best stock research websites eat their own cooking.

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Best Stock Research Sites

Outlook for the Best Gold Stocks

Gold is special kind of asset. If you would like to learn exactly how, login to your account and read Chapter 6, “Effective Ballast,” of the Vershire Stock Guide.

The price of gold and the price of gold stocks do not always move in lockstep. However, for 2015, they fell in tandem. The price of gold was down about 10 percent for calendar year 2015, and the price index of the seven gold stocks we cover was down even more, over 25 percent.

This fall might lead some to believe that gold stocks are now cheap, and it might lead some to ask if gold stocks are now bargains. Unfortunately, we feel the answer is no. Gold stocks have very shaky fundamentals and, at best, a mediocre outlook.

Furthermore, there are so few gold producing companies that, currently, there are no exceptions to the rule. Even the best gold stocks are not very good. To see the most crucial financial data on the seven gold stocks we cover, click the link below and scroll down to the section titled “Best Gold Stocks to Buy.”

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Outlook for the Best Gold Stocks

Outlook for the Best Oil Stocks to Buy

Has the huge drop in oil prices and oil stocks provided an opportunity for value investors to scoop up some of the best oil stocks?

The price of oil has plummeted over the last two years. The year 2015 was the second straight year that oil was one of the worst performing commodities in the market.  After falling more than $100 in 2014 (roughly 66 %), oil lost another 30 % in 2015.

Not surprisingly, the prices of oil stocks have plummeted along with the price of oil. For the year 2015, stocks in the oil industry were some of the worst performing stocks of all the roughly 2,000 stocks we cover. While the average stock was down by about 15 percent, the average oil stock was down by significantly more than 15 percent.

Industry Average % change in Price (Year 2015)

Oil & Gas – Integrated

-22.3
Oil & Gas Operations -26.5
Oil Well Services Operations

-33.2

Oil is cheap. Oil stocks are cheap. Is there any place for oil and oil stocks to go but up?

Unfortunately, in our opinion, the industry (in general) should still be avoided. The outlook for the industry is justifiably unfavorable, or at least murky. There are better bargains elsewhere.

But true to our bottom-up mentality, we don’t feel this way for each and every oil stock in the market. In an industry as big and important as the oil industry, there are always a few good players.

If you would like to balance out your portfolio with a few good oil stocks, click the link below and scroll down to the link “Best Oil Stocks to Buy Now” to see our highest-rated oil stocks. These are the oil companies whose financials are solid and whose future looks at least above average.

Best Oil Stocks to Buy Now

Outlook for the Best Oil Stocks to Buy

Identifying the Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Now

Identifying the best cheap stocks to buy now usually means identifying the best value stocks. And the best and simplest way to identify the best value stocks is with the earnings yield.

The earnings yield is a close cousin of the more popular price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio. The earnings yield is simply the inverse of the P/E ratio. It is earnings divided by price, E/P.

The earnings yield is superior to the P/E ratio because (unlike the P/E ratio), if earnings are ever negative or zero, it will not give an undefined reading. Unlike the P/E ratio, the earnings yield is linear by nature, and as a result, it does not give misleadingly high or low numbers.

Furthermore, to generate the earnings yield, instead of using the earnings attributed to the equity, it is usually best to use the earnings attributed to the entire company (i.e. operating earnings) and then divide this number by the value of the entire company (i.e. the enterprise value).

This “enterprise-value-based earnings yield” gives a more accurate and impartial reading of the price of the entire company. And it even gives a more accurate reading of the price of the stock. If you would like to learn how, go to “How to Invest in Stocks” page.

To see more information on the best cheap stocks to buy now and the best value stocks, click the link below.

Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Now

Identifying the Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Now

Best Long-Term Dividend Stocks

Dividends are the most real and reliable figure in all of the financial statements. And they are the single most useful number to study to uncover the best stock buys.

But dividend investing is not so powerful that all you have to do is to zero in on firms with high dividend yields. There are many lousy companies with high dividend yields, and there are many outstanding companies with zero dividend yields. You also have to buy stocks that have steady and growing dividends.

 

There are many other traits you should consider when trying to find the best long-term dividend stocks. The more of these features that you study and consider in your search for the best stocks buys, the better you will do.

The best long-term dividend stocks are stocks that have fortress-like balance sheets. They are firms that are focused in the one or two segments where they have a true expertise. They are efficiently run firms that generate rich profits and cash flows. They produce a high-quality good or service and have a loyal customer base as a result. They have strong and steady sales growth potential. And above all, they are selling at reasonable prices.

These are the firms that will hold up the best in a fierce price war or economic calamity. And these are the firms that will exhibit enviable growth in a healthy economy. In short, they will tend to do well in both good times and bad.

Firms with these traits will be firms that possess generous, growing and healthy dividends. These will be the best long-term dividend stocks.

To see stocks with many of these characteristics, click the link below.

Best Long-Term Dividend Stocks

Best Long-Term Dividend Stocks

Features of the Best Stock Research Sites

The internet is a wonderful thing. It has freed investors from having to go to their library and slowly and laboriously sift through musty old books to find information that often had (at best) a glancing relevance to their subject matter of interest.

Now, with a few clicks of the mouse, investors can access reams-worth of information, and then parse and zero in on the most valuable and enlightening information quickly. It is always nice when you can achieve better results with less effort.

But this assumes you know what to look for (garbage in, garbage out). In other words, you still have to know what to look for, or the incredible power of the internet to lead you to the best stock research sites is wasted. When searching for the best stock research sites, look for the following qualities.

  • Look for a site that clearly explains the basic and unchanging nature of the stock market and the investing process.
  • Look for a site that provides essential reference material on how to analyze and search for stocks. Number one on this list is a description of the most important and enlightening financial ratios, what they mean, and how to use them.
  • Look for a site that demonstrates how to use this reference material, and in particular the financial ratios, on actual data.

The last point is the most important. Many investors have a frustratingly difficult time putting into practice suggested financial ratios because the devil is in the details. Exactly how an investor should apply financial ratios makes all the difference. And an actual demonstration is priceless.

A sight that explains, theoretically, how to use financial ratios, but then does not apply these ratios to actual data (in a sense) is leading investors out to the woods and abandoning them there. A website that does this is not providing useful guidance. Theory without practice is worthless.

Because applying these ratios to actual data successfully is so difficult to do, it is often the feature most often absent from stock research sites. Be skeptical of any stock research website that explains, theoretically, the features of the market and the investing process, but does not back that theory up. The best stock research websites eat their own cooking.

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Features of the Best Stock Research Sites

Why Make Investments in the Best Dividend Paying Stocks

Though an investment in the stock market is regarded as one of the most risky investments, it is regarded as one of the most profitable one as well. Disregarding the risks, and believing in the famous adage ‘no risk, no reward’, many people make investments in the stock market. Those who do proper homework before putting even a penny in the market often succeed to avoid loss and enjoy mainly profits, as they already have a plan regarding what they would do when the prices of the shares are down.

Since investment in the share market is really good option to make additional income, you must also think about this if you have ignored this because of the risk factors involving in this investment. However, before this, do proper homework following the smart investors.

One key element of this plan is simply to do your homework. In grade school, the smart students did their homework. In the stock market, the smart investors do their homework as well. This homework will allow you to understand the risks and identify the options to deal with those risks.

The best place to start this homework is with the best stock research sites. The best research sites will explain the market, explain the risk factors, and help you to identify the best dividend paying stocks.

Here, in this blog, I will let you some know some benefits of investing in the best dividend paying stocks. They are as following-

  • Dividends are real and unequivocal. Therefore, requiring that a firm pays a dividend is a constraint that can limit your upside as an investor, but it limits your downside as well. A dividend-centric approach is a low-risk approach.
  • Dividends are one of the things that are easiest to forecast and the best long-term dividend stocks are some of the easiest stocks to identify. Therefore, a strategy emphasizing the best dividend paying stocks is low-risk in a different way. Accuracy of forecasting goes up with a dividend-centric approach.
  • Despite the common misperception, the best dividend paying stocks can be quite lucrative. You may not become a millionaire over night with an approach that favors the best long term dividend stocks. But it is amazing how a little bit of outperformance achieved consistently can blossom into a small fortune.

Once you start your homework using the best research sites, you will discover many more reasons why you should invest in the best long-term dividend stocks.

Why Make Investments in the Best Dividend Paying Stocks