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On the edge of a possible economic hurricane, President Donald Trump is taking the biggest political gamble of his life. In an apparently contentious decision, Trump threatened a 5% tariff on all imported goods from Mexico beginning June 10. Like most of the administration's policy, there's a method behind the madness. But the madness also means you should consider now which stocks to sell.To understand this latest round of economic conflicts requires understanding Trump, an admittedly difficult task. Throughout his campaign, though, the former real-estate mogul made clear he wanted a border wall to stem Central American immigration. Frustrated with opposition stonewalling, the president overruled several of his key advisors. The optics that the commander-in-chief has gone rogue gives bearish investors extra incentive to target Mexican stocks to sell.Like clockwork, Mexican stocks did indeed fall. Once the tariff threats filtered throughout Wall Street, the exchange-traded fund iShares MSCI Mexico Capped ETF (NYSEARCA:EWW) dropped nearly 4%. As an export-driven economy, Mexico heavily depends on positive relations with the U.S.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut contrary to initial gut reactions, it's not just Mexican stocks that present challenges to investors. First, our neighbor to the south is a key partner to the global economy, not just the U.S. Second, many of the cheap or reasonably priced goods we enjoy, we have thanks to Mexico.In other words, we're going to suffer here in the U.S. too.The wrinkle in all this is that Mexico, again, heavily depends on us. As a result, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has hinted at making concessions on migration management. * 7 Bank Stocks to Leave in the Vault Still, this is a dynamic situation because Mexico cannot show weakness, especially after years of suffering Trump's insults. Therefore, hold tight and watch these stocks to sell: Stocks to Sell: Ford (F)Having watched The Apprentice several times, President Trump would undoubtedly want to see Mexican stocks tumble into the abyss. But I believe that if this new tariff threat translates into a prolonged trade war, American icons like Ford (NYSE:F) will ultimately suffer the steepest consequences.Here's the thing about American cars: they're terribly overpriced for what you get but at least they're unreliable. According to Consumer Reports, Ford is the most reliable American car. Compared to all brands, they're ranked 18 out of 29. No wonder why F stock has taken a hit.But now, Ford executives are shifting their attention from Tokyo to Trump. Due to longstanding economic pressures, Ford along with its competitors have shifted production to Mexico. It was really the only way to keep F stock afloat. But with potential new tariffs on the horizon, the automaker will face double trouble from China and Mexico, leaving it begging to be included in a list of stocks to sell.Because historically, countries don't win dual-front battles. I'm sure the same could be said about dual-front trade wars. General Motors (GM)Source: GMIn recent weeks, I've really bashed American car brands like Ford and General Motors (NYSE:GM). Although it might seem unpatriotic to do so, I beg to differ. With a bailout and high hopes, we anticipated better things. Now, GM stock deserves its coming pain.I believe the real treason here is for American companies to sell their people junk goods which disproportionately affects poor and disenfranchised communities. To better illustrate my point, I highly recommend watching the "greed…is good" speech from the movie Wall Street. It's the American taxpayers that deserve better.But to be fair, GM stock was already on life support as the first round of the U.S.-China trade war kicked off. General Motors depends greatly on China, which is the world's largest automotive market. And thanks to unique historical and cultural factors, Chinese consumers love American car brands like GM. Of course, that loyalty is now under direct fire. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Monster Growth Tensions with Mexico, then, serve as the executioner's bullet. According to The Wall Street Journal, GM sold 663,000 Mexico-built vehicles in the U.S. This accounts for roughly 22% of domestic sales. If tensions escalate, you must put GM on your list of stocks to sell. Nissan Motor (NSANY)Source: Shutterstock Perhaps one of the most underappreciated components of this fresh conflict is that the bears won't simply focus on Mexico when seeking stocks to sell. In fact, in addition to U.S. companies, some of the worst victims will likely hail from abroad, such as Nissan (OTCMKTS:NSANY).While Japanese cars have transformed the automotive landscape, Nissan is decidedly the black sheep. Many years ago, the company sold its soul to the French, which was problem number one. Second, Japanese authorities arrested Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn last year for financial-misconduct allegations.Thanks to its troubles, NSANY stock has crumbled this year. And unfortunately, tensions between the U.S. and Mexico threaten to undermine any comeback efforts.Nissan does significant business in Mexico. Anecdotally, several Mexicans with whom I spoke expressed pride in this brand. Unfortunately, market pressures have forced the company to scale back its Mexican operations. The tariff threats are exactly what NSANY stock doesn't need right now. Cemex (CX)Source: Dan Davison via Wikimedia (Modified)Invariably, when you're talking about potential tariffs against Mexico, you're most worried about which Mexican stocks to sell. Based purely on dynamic headlines, Cemex (NYSE:CX) stands to lose significant ground, especially if tensions don't find immediate resolution.For one thing, CX stock was already choppy heading into this stunning news. Shares slipped into negative territory for the year in April. They have since failed to return to the break-even point.But more worrisome are the broader implications. As an exporting economy, Mexico relies on its commodities distribution and manufacturing strengths. Specifically concerning Cemex's concrete business, Mexico exported nearly $184 million worth of the material last year. Our southern neighbor also ranks as one of the top-20 cement-exporting nations in the world. * 7 Stocks to Sell Amid an Escalating Trade War Therefore, a tariff on Mexico's exported goods would negatively impact Cemex's multinational business, which includes the U.S. Plus, Trump threatened additional tariffs beyond the 5% if he doesn't get certain concessions.It's an ugly situation all around for some Mexican stocks, and CX stock is among the ugliest. Wal-Mart de Mexico (WMMVY)Source: Shutterstock If Wal-Mart de Mexico (OTCMKTS:WMMVY) had a bit more trading volume here, I'd rank it higher among stocks to sell. Still, WMMVY stock is an easy one. Obviously, tariffs don't just hurt corporations. They filter down to the everyday man or woman working in those companies, eventually translating to consumer-sentiment erosion.But it's not all terrible news for WMMVY stock. Unlike many other Mexican stocks, Wal-Mart de Mexico shares have performed admirably this year. They've returned double digits since the January opener. So with another trade war possibly in the making, you have a great opportunity to pocket those profits.In other words, I think you should live for another day.Don't get me wrong: I think Mexico longer-term presents a wonderful opportunity. The country features a young labor force. This will become extremely relevant as developed countries focusing on digitalization will outsource their manufacturing components to other nations.But with a nationalistic president at the helm, you can't dismiss the threat toward all Mexican stocks. Kroger (KR)Source: Shutterstock Recently, The Washington Post ran a story entitled in part "Bigger than avocados." The implication, of course, is that Mexico is a huge exporter of food products and agricultural goods. As such, grocers like Kroger (NYSE:KR) face substantial risks. It's really no surprise that KR stock plummeted over 10% in May.Like the rest of this stocks to sell list, Kroger can ill afford a trade war with a major supplier. Even before the heightened tensions with both China and Mexico, KR stock was on the ropes. The company badly disappointed for its most recent earnings report, delivering only $28 billion in sales. That represented a 9.5% loss year-over-year.As you might expect, Kroger also suffered from squeezed margins. But with a potential trade war with Mexico, management has no choice but to push costs onto the consumer. * 7 Stocks to Buy for June I'm not sure how they'll react to this move, as the timing couldn't be worse. We're entering the summer season where gas prices typically jump. Additionally, the U.S.-China trade war might eliminate well-paying jobs, hurting the broader consumer base. Sony (SNE)Source: Game GavelThis one hurts me personally as I'm a shareholder. However, I think it's important to include Sony (NYSE:SNE) on this list of stocks to sell for two reasons. Number one, it limits the number of hate-mail and internet-stalking incidents I receive when writing bearish stories. Second and more importantly, I want to demonstrate my objectivity toward SNE stock and other risky names.Excepting the automakers, the other companies I mentioned have viable businesses. Unfortunately, the geopolitical winds just didn't turn favorably for them. Thus, I must respect the tape and resist fighting obvious challenges.SNE stock is a perfect example. Because consumer-tech leader Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is facing competitive threats to its hardware, I like Sony to disrupt them. Perhaps smartphones are dead ends, but the company has undisputed leadership in video games. With its massive content empire, Sony will likely maintain this advantage for several gaming-product cycles.But here's the problem right now: SNE, like other Japanese firms, made significant investments in Mexican manufacturing facilities. A possible tariff negatively impacts multiple Sony products, including high-profile ones like the PlayStation consoles.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto was long SNE. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Heavily Shorted Stocks to Sell -- Because the Bears Are Right * 7 Bank Stocks to Leave in the Vault * 7 Stocks for You to Profit From (Legal) Insider Trading Compare Brokers The post 7 Stocks to Sell Impacted by the Mexican Tariffs appeared first on InvestorPlace.
U.S. President Donald Trump announced a 5-percent tariff on all goods coming from Mexico, demanding the country curb illegal immigration into the U.S. Trump has long accused Mexico of not doing enough ...
Mexican cement producer Cemex SAB de CV on Thursday said that it had nearly doubled its profit during the first quarter but still fell short of analysts' expectations, hurt by lower volumes in Mexico and the United States. Sales in Mexico fell 8 percent to $706 million and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) declined by 14 percent to $255 million during the first quarter ended March, the company said. "We are pleased with the 1 percent top-line growth we achieved during the first quarter, despite important volume declines in our two most important markets: Mexico and the U.S.," he said.
Mexican cement producer Cemex SAB de CV on Thursday reported a more than 90 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher prices and volume. Net profit rose to $39 million in the first quarter ended ...
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican cement maker Cemex said on Tuesday that it will help to reconstruct France's Notre-Dame cathedral, which lost its roof and iconic spire in a massive fire this month. The ...
Warning! GuruFocus has detected 1 Warning Sign with CX. Cemex SAB de CV (CX) is the largest ready-mix concrete company and one of the largest aggregate producers in the world, selling roughly 69 million tons of cement, 53 million cubic meters of ready-mix and over 150 million tons of aggregates in 2018. Over the last five years, despite increasing annual sales turnover by $3.8 billion, the company's stock has fallen out of bed.
Emerging market stocks have always offered a viable alternative to domestic investments. However, the attractiveness for this sector recently jumped this year. Shocking geopolitical developments, concerns about the technical stability of benchmark indices, and the superior value proposition for the developing world have all contributed to the bullishness.Right off the bat, the most-talked-about controversy is special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion with Russia. For several months, the media hyped up the divisive matter. But in the end, Mueller found nothing incriminating against President Trump. That news makes Russian companies among the best stocks for upside speculation.Another tailwind for emerging market stocks is slowing technical momentum with domestic indices. While the Dow Jones has gained over 12% this year, the index hasn't gone anywhere since mid-February. This lack of decisiveness worries market observers, considering the fluctuating dollar and the inverting of the yield curve.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFinally, emerging market stocks represent a smarter choice for discerning investors. No matter how you look at it, the Dow is relatively close to its peak valuation. On the other hand, several developing-world names are well-off their highs. Simply put, it's more palatable to buy companies on the rise than hope an established stalwart continues to impress. * 10 Tech Stocks That Transformed Their Business Here are the seven best stocks from the emerging market: Gazprom (OGZPY)Source: Shutterstock Among emerging market stocks, none received as much attention over the past week as publicly-traded Russian companies. Both during the presidential campaign trail and after the election, a cloud of controversy surrounded anything related to Russia. But with Mueller's investigation finding nothing, we can start the path toward reconciliation.That begins with allowing Russians to do what they do best: energy and commodities. In this segment, no bigger name in the Motherland exists than Gazprom (OTCMKTS:OGZPY). Primarily, I like OGZPY stock as a speculative play because it tends to operate under the radar.Nevertheless, Gazprom is one of the best stocks in the oil and energy sectors. Geographically, it has a moat because it feeds both Europe and Asia. With oil prices steadily rising over the last several weeks, I'd take a long look at OGZPY stock. Qiwi (QIWI)Source: Shutterstock As a Russian online payment company, Qiwi (NASDAQ:QIWI) enjoys two benefits. First, the obvious one: QIWI stock is levered to fintech, which represents a tremendously popular industry. The second benefit is its locale.Let me explain:Several emerging market stocks hail from parts of the world that are off the beaten path. Naturally, they provide tourists with a more memorable trip, often at a much cheaper price. However, poor infrastructure has prevented would-be adventurers from diving in. * 10 F-Rated Stocks to Sell in This Narrow Market Qiwi's payment services help make westerners and other foreign guests comfortable in Russia and eastern Europe. Essentially, the company allows tourists to enjoy their technological creature comforts while expanding their global itinerary. This is an under-appreciated tailwind that could lift QIWI stock from its current consolidation pattern. Icici Bank (IBN)Source: Shutterstock As things currently stand, Icici Bank (NYSE:IBN) is one of the best stocks to buy, and not just within the developing world. Year-to-date, IBN stock is up over 11%, and in March alone, shares shot up over 15%.But unlike other streaking names, I don't expect Icici to flame out once investor sentiment has died down. For one thing, I doubt that sentiment will meaningfully decline for any lengthy period of time. India has a population size of 1.34 billion, rivaling China's massive workforce.Better yet, India's worker demographic skews young. That fact will become even more important as the years go by. Its regional competitors feature demographics that are conspicuously older.Naturally, this new generation of workers will need to do their banking somewhere. That's where Icici Bank steps in, and which is why I like IBN stock for the long term. Cemex (CX)Source: Dan Davison via Wikimedia (Modified)I'm going to say what very few want to admit: Donald Trump is winning. But a key area where he falls short is his infamous border wall project. In the buildup to the 2016 election, the real-estate mogul promised multiple times to build the wall. But with a split government, that's a tough obstacle to pass.Just as notably, the Mexican government has rebuffed notions that they will pay for the project. Therefore, on paper, Cemex (NYSE:CX) doesn't appear well-positioned. Further adding to woes for CX stock is Mexico's own political turmoil. The country elected a new president late-last year who has promised much. However, critics remain skeptical about the new administration's ability to deliver.Admittedly, the nearer-term noise doesn't do any favors for CX stock. Still, I'd concentrate on longer-term drivers, such as Mexico's young working demographic. In 2015, the median age for Mexico was 27.5 years. Moreover, it won't hit a median age of 40 years until sometime between 2045 and 2050! * 7 Materials ETFs to Buy Today In other words, Mexico is almost guaranteed to be a relevant workforce for several decades. Therefore, don't get too discouraged about prospects for CX stock. Grupo Televisa (TV)Source: Shutterstock Speaking of a young Mexican demographic, Grupo Televisa (NYSE:TV) is another company that can take advantage of this dynamic. Not only does TV stock represent a massive presence in its home country of Mexico, it also levers substantial influence with Spanish-speaking Americans.Naturally, TV stock benefits from the fact that these folks have much to talk about. While Trump's "America First" message doesn't inherently help emerging market stocks, media firms feed on news, particularly the controversial variety. The President never disappoints in that department.But another less-appreciated factor is its current content moat. When Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) attempted to break into the Mexican market with an original reality TV show, they erred badly. Featuring a whitewashed cast, Mexican audiences decried the show as out of touch with reality.You just don't get that complaint with Grupo Televisa, which is why I like TV stock. Sibanye-Stillwater (SBGL)Source: Jeremy Vohwinkle via Flickr (Modified)Although emerging market stocks today are much more eclectic than they've ever been, they're still largely associated with commodities. However, I don't view this as a negative. On the contrary, mining companies like Sibanye-Stillwater (NYSE:SBGL) offer a hedge against our heavily-digitalized world.Thanks to the magic of financial engineering, most people go about their daily lives without worrying much about the economy. But if such measures fail, panic ensues. Thus, we have a great case for at least some gold exposure, which in turn benefits SBGL stock. * 7 Weak Blue-Chip Stocks to Trim Immediately But don't look at Sibanye-Stillwater as merely a showpiece for doomsday-bunker folks. Thanks to its significant operations in resource-rich South Africa, the company extracts many desired precious metals. As a result, I'd keep a close eye on SBGL stock. BRF S.A. (BRFS)Source: Shutterstock When you think about the top names in the food-processing sector, Brazil's BRF S.A. (NYSE:BRFS) doesn't come readily to mind. But that's only true if you're an American. If you're from virtually anywhere else, you'd probably recognize -- and enjoy -- the BRF brand.Moreover, you can expect BRFS stock to remain the world's breadbasket for quite some time to come. Like other Latin American countries, Brazil features a young demographic, with a median age of approximately 33 years. The resource-rich nation won't get old until around 2040, when the median age hits nearly 42 years.BRFS stock also represents a counterweight to the technological and digitalization revolution. While the latest app or AI innovation generates headlines, you can't eat them. Until we figure out that component, resource-related firms like BRF will still be among the best emerging market stocks to buy.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto was long gold. 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Mexico's Cemex, one of the world's largest cement producers, expects its consolidated volume growth this year to be similar to that of 2018, Chief Executive Fernando Gonzalez told investors at an event in New York on Wednesday. "We expect our consolidated volume growth across all of our products more or less the same, similar growth that we saw" in 2018 compared to 2017, he said. In 2018, the company reported consolidated cement and ready-mix volume growth of between 2 to 3 percent, and top-line growth of about 6 percent.
Mexico's Cemex, one of the world's largest cement producers, expects its consolidated volume growth this year to be similar to the level achieved in 2018, Chief Executive Fernando Gonzalez told investors ...
Shares in Mexican cement maker Cemex rose by more than 2 percent in early trade on Tuesday after the company said it had reached an agreement to sell aggregates and ready-mix assets in Germany.
Mexico's Cemex, one of the world's largest cement producers, said on Wednesday it is selling some of its European facilities and businesses to German building company Schwenk for about $385 million. Monterrey-based Cemex said it would use the money from the deal to reduce its debt. The assets that Cemex would sell include a production plant and several quarries in Latvia as well as import terminals in Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Mexican cement producer Cemex on Thursday reported a loss for the fourth-quarter, missing analyst expectations' for a profit and sending shares lower. Monterrey-based Cemex, one of the world's largest cement producers, reported a net loss of $37 million for the quarter, when analysts had expected a profit of $136 million, according to a Reuters poll. Share in Cemex fell almost 2 percent after the report to 9.99 pesos per share.
If you think 2018 was a rough year for American stocks, take a look overseas. Emerging markets were absolutely hammered last year. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM), the most widely followed proxy for emerging-markets stocks, finished 2018 down 17%. Many individual developing countries fared even worse. The Xtrackers Harvest SCI 300 China A-Shares ETF (ASHR) - which tracks the performance of China's largest domestically traded shares - lost 29% last year. The iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR) shed 43%. But as we jump into 2019, there are several reasons you might want to give EMs another look. To start, emerging-markets stocks actually were less volatile than American stocks during the wretched final quarter of 2018. Three months isn't a long enough period to draw any firm conclusions, but it's starting to look like investors have already largely abandoned emerging markets and there's "no one left to sell." That could mean a relatively low-risk entry point for an investor looking to allocate new money to emerging markets. Secondly - and perhaps most importantly - emerging markets also are wildly cheap relative to American stocks. Perhaps not surprisingly, the U.S. market is now one of the most expensive in the world, according to estimates by Star Capital, trading at a cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio ("CAPE") of 26.8. To put that in perspective, developed markets as a whole trade at a CAPE of 22.2, while emerging markets as a group trade at a CAPE of just 14.5. Emerging markets can be a roller-coaster ride. The booms can make you wealthy, but the busts can be devastating. So don't overload your portfolio in EM stocks. But at today's prices, it makes sense to have a little skin in the game. With that said, here are five solid emerging-markets stocks to buy in 2019. ### SEE ALSO: 20 Top Stock Picks the Analysts Love for 2019
President Trump continues to dominate the attention of the global media, from his ongoing trade spat with China (and hopes of a looming deal) to the machinations of the U.S. government shutdown and his pledge to fulfill a campaign promise to build a wall on the southern border. He was even partially responsible for the market unpleasantness in December, as he reportedly considered firing Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell for his policy hawkishness. Things have appeared to calm in recent days, with Trump shying away from declaring a national emergency at the Mexican border in his first Oval Office address Tuesday night. Perhaps the market is pricing in a loss of political capital, because a number of "Anti-Trump" stocks are moving higher, and quickly becoming stocks to buy again. They range all the way from Chinese tech giants to Mexican cement makers. I'm not making a political statement, but merely reporting the situation on the ground. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Key Emerging-Market Stocks to Buy for Contrarian Investors With all of that said, here are five stocks to buy: ### JD.com (JD) Shares of online Chinese retailer JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) are emerging from a three-month consolidation range that capped an epic decline of more than 60% from the highs last January. This came despite evidence of a deepening slowdown in Chinese manufacturing activity and falling retail activity by China's consumers. Perhaps the market is pricing in a trade deal between the United States and China, an indication Trump may be softening his stance to bag a policy win. The company will next report results on Feb. 18, before the bell. Analysts are looking for a loss of 11 cents per share on revenues of $19.2 billion. When the company last reported on Nov. 19, earnings of 80 cents per share beat estimates by 13 cents per share on a 25.1% rise in revenues. ### Cemex (CX) Shares of Mexican cement maker Cemex (NYSE:CX) are rallying off of a three-month low that has capped a decline of roughly 55% from the highs seen in the summer 2017. It seems ironic that a Mexican maker of the stuff Trump wants to use to build the border wall -- beautiful and strong cement -- is rallying as the odds of such a barrier being built fade. * 10 Stocks You Can Set and Forget (Even In This Market) Instead, the latest is that a steel slat barrier (or fence?) is the best outcome for him. Shares are benefiting from a general rise in emerging market stocks thanks to weakness in the U.S. dollar and signs of slowing in the U.S. economy. ### Alibaba (BABA) Chinese internet giant Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) is watching as its shares rally back over its 50-day moving average in another upside breakout attempt. The move marks the third bounce off of support at the $130-a-share level, which capped a near 40% decline from the summer 2018 high. Trump has in the past pointed to weakness in Chinese stocks as evidence he was winning the trade war. Unfortunately, the performance gap has closed in recent weeks. Strength in stocks like BABA will close the gap further. The company will next report results on Feb. 1 before the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.38 per share on revenues of $17.3 billion. The company last reported results on Nov. 2, with earnings of $1.11 per share beating estimates by a penny on a 49.6% rise in revenues. ### Amazon (AMZN) Tech giants like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) have been a frequent foil for Trump and his supporters amid accusations of bias against conservative voices as well as CEO Jeff Bezos' purchase and operation of the Washington Post, which is no fan of the President. Trump has frequently threatened to tighten regulation on these guys, including raising the cost of shipping via the U.S. Postal Service. * 7 Dow Jones Stocks Set to Charge Higher After a nasty 30%+ decline from its September high, AMZN shares are on the path to recovery and are making another challenge of its 200-day moving average. The company will next report results on Jan. 31 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $5.48 per share on revenues of $73.9 billion. When the company last reported on Oct. 25, earnings of $5.75 beat estimates by $2.66 on a 29.3% rise in revenues. ### Facebook (FB) Shares of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), the social media platform that has been plagued by privacy scandals and frequent criticisms of leaning against conservative media, have broken above their 50-day moving average for the first time since July. This move is beginning to unwind the decline of more than 40% from the highs seen in July. The company will next report results on Jan. 30 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $2.17 per share on revenues of $16.4 billion. When the company last reported on Oct. 30, earnings of $1.76 per share beat estimates by 32 cents on a 32.9% rise in revenues. As of this writing, William Roth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy for Winning the Online Battle * The 7 Best Stocks in the Entrepreneur Index * 7 5G Stocks to Buy as the Race for Spectrum Tightens Compare Brokers The post 5 "Anti-Trump" Stocks to Buy As They Blitz Higher Today appeared first on InvestorPlace.
While the winter season typically brings a festive spirit, investors have only just begun to spread the joy in the New Year. December 2018 proved to be worrisome for many investors as the major indices experienced some their worst pain in a decade. Understandably, there are still some investors who are seeking shelter from the storm. Nevertheless, risk-tolerant contrarians can use this time to consider emerging-market stocks to buy. At first glance, the notion seems ludicrous. Since the beginning of October 2018, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has hemorrhaged badly, erasing nearly 16% of market value. More critically, common wisdom indicates that the U.S. is the international bellwether. In other words, wherever the Dow goes, the rest of the world will follow. But for those looking to pick up strong companies at severely undervalued rates, emerging-market stocks represent compelling stories. Sector-based exchange-traded funds, such as the benchmark iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSEARCA:EEM) have suffered steep declines throughout 2018. As a result, these investments haven't lost much ground in recent months, perhaps because the worst has faded. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips On the flipside, the domestic markets could be due for sustained turmoil. While other international indices never quite got traction in 2018, the Dow stubbornly managed to go against the grain. At one point, it even appeared that blue chips would once again enjoy a standout year. But that didn't prove to be the case at the end of 2018. However, because many investors are still shying away from any equity class, emerging-market stocks potentially offer a path to long-term profitability. Admittedly, it's a risky play because the U.S. anchors everyone else. That said, while domestic investments might still struggle, the bad news has already been baked in for several foreign names. * 10 Stocks You Can Set and Forget (Even In This Market) For the adventurous souls, here are ten emerging-market stocks to buy: ### America Movil (AMX) Source: Shutterstock When it comes to innovations in the telecommunication industry, most of the developments center on the big guns, such as Verizon (NYSE:VZ) or AT&T (NYSE:T). Because they lever significant resources, a conservative portfolio will feature some exposure to these stalwarts. But for greater upside potential, look south to the border at America Movil (NYSE:AMX). According to the its website, America Movil is the "leading provider of integrated telecommunications services in Latin America." In addition, if you exclude Chinese and Indian consumers, the company features the largest base of wireless subscribers. Since Latin America has always represented a growth opportunity, America Movil's dominant position signals a must-buy for AMX stock. More importantly, management is aggressively implementing the technologies and infrastructure necessary for the 5G rollout. In September, the company announced that it will be the first company to offer 5G services. Verizon beat them to the punch, but that hasn't stopped America Movil from gaining a foothold in Puerto Rico. In my view, there's nothing better than emerging-market stocks with the goods to deliver. ### Cemex (CX) Source: Dan Davison via Wikimedia (Modified) For obvious reasons, the term "building" now has a sour undertone in Mexico. Nevertheless, contrarians should take a look at Cemex (NYSE:CX). Headquartered in Monterrey, CX stock offers exposure to one of the biggest building-materials firms in the world. Moreover, Cemex has a strong global presence in Central America, Europe and the Middle East. Unfortunately for shareholders, the October 2018 rout devastated CX stock over a short timeframe. Over the trailing 90 days, the company lost over 30% of its market value. While that is normally cause for serious concern, I believe Wall Street is ignoring key positives. * 10 Virtual Assistants for the Future of Smart Homes Fundamentally, management has significantly improved its stability. Throughout the middle of this decade, massive debt levels significantly impeded Cemex. Not only that, the company's net income consistently saw red ink. However, CX has turned the ship around recently, eliminating its debt and maintaining respectable growth and profitability. ### Grupo Televisa (TV) Source: Flash.pro via Flickr (modified) Like so many traditional media outlets, Grupo Televisa (NYSE:TV) suffered steep losses this year. Since the January opener, TV stock has dropped more than 33%. Admittedly, Grupo Televisa is one of the riskiest emerging-market stocks to buy. As we all know, the cord-cutting phenomenon has negatively impacted American media giants like Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA). But Latin American audiences have particularly gravitated towards streaming entertainment. For instance, Mexico binge-watched the most content on Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) in 2017. So why take a shot on TV stock? For one thing, the company wields two powerhouse channels in Univision and Telemundo. Both are obviously very popular in Central America, but they also facilitate a path toward Spanish-speaking U.S.-based audiences. Another important factor is demographics. Mexico has a growing and young population, which makes them an obvious marketing target. In addition, Generation Z leans strongly Hispanic. These two tailwinds should eventually lift TV stock to a surprising turnaround. ### Wal-Mart de Mexico (WMMVY) Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr Generally speaking, Walmart (NYSE:WMT) provides a reasonably stable investment during bull markets and lean cycles. While broader volatility can impede any name, a big-box retailer offers a convenient platform for essential household goods. So if you like "Wally World," you should consider adding Wal-Mart de Mexico (OTCMKTS:WMMVY) among your stocks to buy. As I mentioned earlier, Mexico's demographic is a goldmine for advertisers and virtually all businesses. This is because percentage-wise, Mexico has very few old people, who are unlikely to shop for the latest trends. Instead, the majority of Mexicans (40.5%) fall under the 25 to 54 years age group. Moreover, nearly 28% are aged zero to 14 years. * 7 Dow Jones Stocks Set to Charge Higher In other words, Mexican retailers can expect a constant flow of recurring consumers over the next several decades. Logically, WMMVY stock stands to benefit handsomely from this favorable dynamic. ### TIM Participacoes (TSU) Source: Rodrigo Soldon Via Flickr Thanks to its blistering speed, the upcoming 5G network opens the door for multiple applications. As a major player in the Brazilian telecom industry, TIM Participacoes (NYSE:TSU) is a prime pick among emerging-market stocks. Recently, I featured TSU stock for its broad coverage, writing: "The underlying company was the first mobile operator to establish a presence in all Brazilian states. Currently, TIM has 56.2 million customers under its belt, and 33.1 million are 4G customers. Overall, the telecom firm has a 24% market share in its home market." But especially under this current context, we should note that TSU stock absorbed significant pain in the first half of 2018. Since mid-September 2018, though, shares have not only stabilized, but they have steadily gained traction. I anticipate this trend to continue as we go through 2019. In recent years, management has focused on paying down debts and instilling fiscal discipline. Their improved profitability should endear them to investors looking for some predictability. ### Cosan (CZZ) Source: Shutterstock It's no secret that many emerging-market stocks benefit from rising energy and commodity prices. Usually, rapidly developing nations leverage their natural resources to gain a leg up on the competition. But with broader weakness cratering most industries, energy and agricultural firm Cosan (NYSE:CZZ) appears a lost cause. However, the markets might be signaling a possible recovery. After nearly halving from this year's high, CZZ stock is on a veritable comeback trail. Since mid-September, shares have gained a very impressive 28%. Additionally, CZZ is charting a series of higher lows, suggesting nearer-term upside. * 7 Renewable Energy Stocks to Buy for Sunny Long-Term Returns But regardless of what happens over the next few weeks, I believe Cosan is a long-term winner. CZZ stock features exposure to the natural gas distribution business, where the underlying industry could continue to rise based on geopolitical pressures. Furthermore, its ethanol division aligns with society's push for alternative-fuel sources. ### VanEck Vectors Vietnam ETF (VNM) Source: Shutterstock Among emerging-market stocks, the Vietnamese investment sector represents a radical paradigm-shift for the better. Long associated with the tumultuous Vietnam War, the Southeast Asian country has become a vibrant center for commerce. While individual opportunities remain limited for Americans, interested parties should consider the VanEck Vectors Vietnam ETF (NYSEARCA:VNM). I can probably write a book about the importance of Vietnam, and by logical deduction, the VNM fund. Primarily, the country is a critical counterweight to China's dominance. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that our relations with the world's second-biggest economy is frayed. More worryingly, we apparently have a Presidency unwilling to assert American influence in critical global affairs. Fortunately, the Vietnamese government have their own problems with Chinese aggression. As the old saying goes, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Second, Vietnam features a triangular population pyramid. This simply means that the country's elderly population represent a much smaller share. More importantly, the younger adult populace, or those aged between 25 to 30, have the biggest share. As such, you can expect this Southeast Asian powerhouse to lever tremendous influence over the next few decades. ### iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF (EWM) Source: Shutterstock The iShares MSCI Malaysia ETF (NYSEARCA:EWM) offers an intriguing opportunity for the hardened contrarian. In mid-August 2018, analysts maintained a neutral outlook on Malaysian markets due to a balanced risk-reward ratio. However, these same folks noted that valuations looked attractive. Since then, the EWM has dropped roughly double-digit percentage points. Moreover, the fundamentals haven't changed that much. What really spooked the Malaysian markets is geopolitical concerns involving the China trade war. While this event is obviously a worrisome headwind, it's nothing new. The EWM had previously cratered earlier in 2018 due to deteriorating U.S.-China relations. Evidence suggests, though, that the positives may be taking over the narrative. Malaysia had recently undergone a governmental change. The new administration is working hard to implement all its election promises. So far, Malaysian insiders have noted a slowing in the volatility. * 7 High-Risk Chinese ETFs to Avoid ... For Now Although anything can change this year, the EWM presents an underappreciated upside prospect. ### Emerging-Market Stocks to Buy: Infosys (INFY) Source: Shutterstock Just for the sheer fact that India boasts the second-biggest population in the world, the country offers a natural place to search for emerging-market stocks to buy. Thanks to its burgeoning economy, American investors today have an ample choice of individual names to pick. During this down period, I'd take a long look at technology firm Infosys (NYSE:INFY). Buying INFY stock brings exposure to the company's core divisions of business consulting, information technology and outsourcing. Unlike other sector names, though, INFY features stout fundamentals. For starters, Infosys enjoys an A+ balance sheet: management is sitting on $3.5 billion in cash, and has zero debt. Second, INFY has excellent growth and profitability metrics, along with consistently stable free cash flow. Of course, that hasn't helped INFY stock from taking some losses this year. Since the beginning of September, shares are down 12%. Still, the company hasn't made fresh lows since late October, providing hope for a turnaround. ### VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF (AFK) Source: Shutterstock On the surface level, the African continent seemingly offers an ideal environment for emerging-market stocks to buy. The region is rich with natural resources. Moreover, several African countries feature massive population growth rates. So long as economic development keeps pace, the area can become a goldmine on multiple levels. Unfortunately, that's not occurring due to widespread corruption and administrative mismanagement. So while I want to confidently buy into the VanEck Vectors Africa Index ETF (NYSEARCA:AFK), it remains a highly speculative venture. Adding to the risks is South Africa. The country is on course to repatriate white-owned land and distribute among black South Africans. While I don't want to get into the racial component of this story, the economic threat is rather pernicious. If the government can forcibly take private land -- a fundamental human right -- commerce will inevitably collapse. Worse yet, Zimbabwe attempted similar measures to devastating results. Their ridiculous hyperinflation became an internet meme, and they're still recovering from the damage. So why mention AFK? First, if cooler heads miraculously prevail, AFK could skyrocket. Second, other African countries could potentially pick up the slack. After all, the continent offers viable platforms for commodities and energy extraction. * 10 Top Stock Picks From the Street's Best Analysts Just be careful as AFK is one of the riskiest funds available. As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy for Winning the Online Battle * The 7 Best Stocks in the Entrepreneur Index * 7 5G Stocks to Buy as the Race for Spectrum Tightens Compare Brokers The post 10 Key Emerging-Market Stocks to Buy for Contrarian Investors appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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