|Bid||4.7500 x 46000|
|Ask||4.7800 x 38500|
|Day's Range||4.7400 - 4.9000|
|52 Week Range||2.3800 - 5.1700|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||-0.17|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||∞|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||5.01|
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U.S. inflation picks up in July as core prices strengthen. In such an inflationary environment, investors should buy real estate and gold which increase in value at a rate in excess of the rate of inflation.
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With Trump reluctant to strike a deal with China, and turmoil in Hong Kong and Argentina adding to trade tensions, the appeal for gold as a safe-haven asset has increased.
Trinseo (TSE) faced challenges from a difficult business environment in Q2. The company expects adjusted earnings of $4.15-$4.86 per share for 2019.
The past two weeks have not been kind to the stock market.First, the Federal Reserve cut basis points by "only" 25 basis points in late July -- many investors were expecting a 50 basis point cut -- and then Fed Chair Jerome Powell sounded less dovish than expected in the following press conference with respect to future rate cuts. The next day, U.S. President Donald Trump -- perhaps in an attempt to force the Fed to cut rates -- upped the trade war ante by announcing a 10% tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. A few days later, China responded by directly devaluing its currency against the U.S. dollar.It has been nothing but bad economic news over the past two weeks for markets. Stocks have consequently taken a step back. As of this writing, the S&P 500 trades 5% off its all time highs.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut, not all stocks have stepped back with the market. Instead, some stocks have shrugged off the trade war noise, and have powered to fresh 2019 highs in early August. * 8 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now No Matter What Which stocks have done that? More importantly, will they stay in rally mode?Let's answer those questions and more by taking a look at five stocks that rushed to fresh 2019 highs amid recent market turbulence. Hot Stocks Hitting 2019 Highs: Gold Stocks (GLD, AUY, KGC, GFI, HMY, RGLD, etc)YTD Change: 17% (for GLD)Pretty much every gold and gold-related stock -- Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY), Kinross Gold Corporation (NYSE:KGC), Gold Fields (NYSE:GFI), Harmony Gold Mining (NYSE:HMY), and Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) -- has rushed to fresh 2019 highs in August as the trade war heats up.This makes 100% sense. Gold is often perceived as a hedge against risk of all sorts: geopolitical, economic, and financial market risk. All three of those risks are rising right now and have been rising all year long. The global geopolitical landscape is on rocky footing, with threats ranging from trade wars to political tensions. The global economy is slowing. Financial assets, particularly U.S. stocks and bonds, are trading at very rich valuations.As such, it makes complete sense that the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:GLD) is up 17% year-to-date, and at a multi-year high.This rally in gold and gold-related stocks should persist. The aforementioned geopolitical, economic, and financial market risks may cool going forward. But, they won't all together disappear. Throw in the fact that we are in the midst of the longest bull market in history, and it seems like investors will increasingly buy gold and gold-related stocks as a hedge against risk for the foreseeable future. Match (MTCH)YTD Change: 117%Growth stocks have been hit hard amid the recent market sell-off. Not Match (NASDAQ:MTCH). The online dating giant -- which owns Match.com, Tinder, Hinge, and many other dating platforms -- just reported second quarter numbers that breezed past expectations. It broadly affirmed that online dating is a global phenomena which nearly every single person wants to participate in.MTCH stock popped 25% to new all-time highs in response, and is now up nearly 101% year-to-date.Can the rally continue? Yes. Ultimately, Match has turned into the Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) of online dating, since they have basically acquired all their competitors (outside of Bumble) and own the entire online dating space.Online dating is a global phenomena. There's tons of room left for further subscriber and revenue growth here. All of the revenues are produced through a high-margin subscription model. Thus, there's visibility to huge profit growth over the next several years, and stocks with huge profit growth potential will out-perform so long as real rates remain next to zero.But, don't confuse a favorable market backdrop (real rates near zero) for fundamental support. MTCH stock now trades at 50 times forward earnings. Adjusted EBITDA grew 16% last quarter. That's a sharp disconnect that is supported only because of low rates. Thus, if rates move higher, MTCH stock will move lower. * 5 Cheap Stocks to Buy Now That the Fed Cut Rates Until that happens, MTCH stock will stay on an uptrend. Most Solar Stocks (TAN, SEDG, ENPH, VSLR, etc)YTD Change: 66% (for TAN)Source: Shutterstock Solar energy stocks have on been fire in 2019, with the Invesco Solar Portfolio ETF (NYSEARCA:TAN) up nearly 67% year-to-date, as the long-term growth fundamentals underlying the industry have materially improved.Specifically, for the first time ever, solar energy is going mainstream. There are few fundamental drivers here. First, the numbers finally check out, as the cost of renewable energy has come down substantially. Second, consumers have increasingly adopted a "save the environment" approach to their consumption behavior, and part of that approach includes pivoting to solar. Third, legislation globally has increased incentives for solar tech adoption. Fourth, the underlying technology has improved meaningfully.These four fundamental drivers should persist for the foreseeable future. That means big growth is here to stay for solar companies. Just look at the profit growth estimates for these companies over the next few years. We are largely talking 20%-plus profit growth over the next several years. That's an attractive growth profile. It's especially attractive against the backdrop of low rates.As such, names like SolarEdge (NASDAQ:SEDG), Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH), and Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) -- all of which are at 2019 highs today -- should continue to power higher. Shake Shack (SHAK)YTD Change: 103%Source: Shutterstock Shares of Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK) powered to all-time highs in early August after the company reported second-quarter numbers which smashed expectations across the board. Importantly, the numbers and management commentary on the quarter confirmed that delivery expansion presents a huge revenue growth opportunity going forward, and that this growth opportunity won't meaningfully compromise margins -- so it presents a huge a profit growth opportunity, too.Investors celebrated those takeaways, and pushed SHAK stock to new highs.In the big picture, SHAK stock is now very richly valued. This valuation is somewhat supported by big growth -- positive comps on top of big unit expansion. But, as is the case with some of the other stocks on this list, part of the support from today's big valuation comes from low rates. After all, SHAK stock trades at a triple-digit forward earnings multiple, yet profits grew by less than 20% year-over-year last quarter. That discrepancy only makes sense given that real rates are next to zero. * 10 Stocks to Buy on the Trade War Dip If rates do rise from here, SHAK stock will get hit hard. Until that happens, momentum should continue to carry this stock higher for the foreseeable future. REITs (SCHH, WELL, CUBE)YTD Change: 19% (for SCHH)Source: Shutterstock Much like gold, REITs have been big winners amid recent market volatility as investors turned down their risk appetites, upped their defensive strategies, and turned to traditional safe-haven plays. The Schwab U.S. REIT ETF (NYSEARCA:SCHH) is presently just south of 2019 highs, and up 19% year-to-date. Names like Public Storage (NYSE:PSA), Welltower (NYSE:WELL), and CubeSmart (NYSE:CUBE) are all trading at 52-week highs.For the same reasons that gold and gold-related stocks will stay in rally mode, U.S. REITs will stay in rally mode, too. Geopolitical, economic, and financial market risks are rising, and they don't project to disappear anytime soon. So long as those risks stick around, investors will continue to play defense. One mainstream way to play defense is by piling into U.S. REITs.Also helping things will be current and future rate cuts. The lower rates go, the better the environment gets for REITs, and the more investors will smile upon the industry as a high-quality defensive play.Net-net, names like PSA, WELL, and CUBE should continue to grind higher into the end of the year.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long FB and TAN. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 8 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy Now No Matter What * 7 Stocks to Buy to Ride the Vegan Wave * 4 Safe Stocks to Buy Amid Trade War Turbulence The post 5 Stocks Hitting New Highs Amid Trade War Turbulence appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Global equities are trying to hold steady on Thursday amid ongoing worries about the U.S.-China trade fight after Beijing unleashed a competitive currency devaluation earlier this week. President Donald Trump has responded, explaining on Twitter (of course!) That he is not thrilled with the strong dollar and the Federal Reserve's resistance to deeper interest rate cuts.Both sides seem to be digging in for a long fight -- and that's bolstering precious metals to multi-year highs. After all, the weapons of choice in the battle are abuses of the fiat currency system as more and more of the global bond market trades with negative yields. * 5 Cheap Stocks to Buy Now That the Fed Cut Rates After years of neglect and stolen attention from bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, gold and silver are back in the limelight. And many mining stocks are extremely cheap after being left out for so long. Here are four worth a look right now:InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Gold Stocks to Buy Now: IAMGOLD (IAG)IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG) shares are pulling back hard today, down over 16%, presenting a nice buying opportunity after an impressive near-80% rally off of its late-May lows. A lowering of forward production guidance and the reporting of some soft numbers is responsible for the pullback -- but are all based on backward looking data that is set to change as underlying gold prices push higher.The company will next report results on Nov. 6 after the close. When the company last reported on Aug. 7, a loss of three cents per share missed estimates by two cents on an 11.1% decline in revenues. Yamana Gold (AUY)Shares of Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) are going vertical, nearly doubling off of the lows set in late May to return to levels not seen since early 2018. An extended push here back to the 2016 highs would be worth a gain of roughly 70% from here. Back in July, the company announced a pre-feasibility study for its Agua Rica project in Argentina which increased proven and probable gold reserves by 12%. * 10 Stocks to Buy on the Trade War Dip The company will next report results on Oct. 24 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of a penny per share on revenues of $348.2 million. When the company last reported on July 25, earnings of two cents per share matched estimates on a 6.4% rise in revenues. B2Gold (BTG)Shares of B2Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:BTG) stock are breaking up and out of a sideways consolation range going back to 2016, rising nearly 60% off of the lows set in late May to return to its post-IPO highs set back in 2012 and 2013. The company continues to expand operations at its facilities in Nicaragua and Colombia.The company will next report results on Nov. 5 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of five cents per share one revenues of $349.2 million. When the company last reported on Aug. 6 earnings of five cents beat estimates by two cents on a 10.3% rise in revenues. Kinross Gold (KGC)Shares of Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) stock are extending higher, furthering a push off of their 200-day moving average, returning to the highs set in 2016. The company was among the names listed by Barclays analysts as likely to enjoy a price multiple rerating by the market amid a bull market in gold and silver. Higher prices allow for margin expansion and the restarting of investment in mining facilities. That, in turn, will boost output and further margin expansion in a virtuous cycle. * 10 Cyclical Stocks to Buy (or Sell) Now The company will next report results on Nov. 6 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of six cents per share on revenues of $898.5 million. When the company last reported on July 31, earnings of six cents per share beat estimates by three cents on an 8.1% 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 * 10 Internet Stocks Getting Hammered * 6 Big Growth ETFs to Buy For the Second Half of 2019 * 5 Cheap Stocks to Buy Now That the Fed Cut Rates The post 4 Cheap Gold Stocks to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Given the optimism and intense buying pressure on the yellow metal, gold stocks have been surging this year. Below, we present five such high-flying stocks that will continue to outperform.
Buying pressure on gold is likely to remain firm as investors will focus on precious metals as a store of wealth and hedge against market turmoil.
White Gold Corp. (TSX.V: WGO, OTC – Nasdaq Intl: WHGOF, FRA: 29W) (the "Company") is pleased to provide an update on its fully funded $13 million 2019 exploration program, announcing initial diamond drilling results on its recent high-grade Vertigo discovery and on its flagship Golden Saddle deposit, located in the prolific White Gold District in Yukon, Canada. This first phase of diamond drilling was designed to test the geometry of the Vertigo target and previously underexplored portions of the Golden Saddle deposit and surrounding area. The ongoing 2019 exploration program backed by partners Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (TSX: AEM, NYSE: AEM) and Kinross Gold Corp (TSX: K, NYSE: KGC) includes diamond drilling on the Vertigo target (JP Ross property), Golden Saddle & Arc deposits (White Gold property) as well as soil sampling, prospecting, GT Probe sampling , trenching and RAB/RC drilling on various other properties across the Company’s expansive land package.