Chevron: Never Bet Against A Leading Oil Major (NYSE:CVX)

jewhyte Chevron Stock Outperformed Amid Recent Worries Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) investors have endured a challenging few weeks as underlying crude oil futures (CL1:COM) (CO1:COM) have continued to suffer from bearish market sentiments. OPEC+’s extension of its voluntary cuts also sent mixed signals to the market, with plans to “start unwinding output cuts as early as…

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Coca-Cola Stock: Don’t Bet Against A Wonderful Business (NYSE:KO)

Carlos Andres Serna Pulido/iStock Editorial via Getty Images Coca-Cola Is A Fundamentally Strong Business The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) is a fundamentally strong consumer staples sector (XLP) company. With its globally well-diversified revenue base, Coca-Cola has managed to capitalize on solid pricing levers to mitigate the inflation challenges. However, Coca-Cola isn’t immune to currency headwinds, although…

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SCHO: A Safe Bet In Times Of Change

carterdayne These are interesting times for fixed income. The Fed’s hiking cycle is almost certainly over and the easing cycle is keenly anticipated. However, the start date keeps getting pushed back due to lingering inflation, and this has kept funds focused on the short-end of the Treasury bond yield curve near their lows. The Schwab…

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Danaher Corporation Stock: A Good Medium Term Bet (NYSE:DHR)

blackred Investment Thesis Danaher Corporation’s (NYSE:DHR) core sales growth rate is expected to turn positive as 2024 progresses, with customer inventory destocking ending by the second half of 2024 in the bioprocessing business and improving order trends in the Biotechnology and Life Sciences segments. Further, the strength in the Diagnostics segment and easier Chinese business…

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FLEX LNG Stock: Bet On Resilient Demand For LNG Carriers (NYSE:FLNG)

SHansche Note: I previously covered FLEX LNG (NYSE:FLNG) in February. I extensively discussed the LNG market and LNG carrier propulsion systems (steamers vs. MEGA/MEGI and X-DF). I reviewed FLNG fleet specifications (age and propulsion), discussed the company’s financials, and estimated its value. FLNG has a top-notch fleet of ships fitted with last-generation engines, while keeping…

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Alibaba: The AI Bet Has Potential (NYSE:BABA)

David Becker Since the last time I wrote about China’s e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA) in December last year, its stock price has gone nowhere, with a ~2% decline since. Year-to-date [YTD], it has seen an even bigger fall (see chart below). This is hardly surprising considering that the company’s third quarter (Q3 FY24)…

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Lundin Mining Is A Bet On Higher Copper Prices (TSX:LUN:CA)

robas Overview Lundin Mining (OTCPK:LUNMF) (TSX:LUN:CA) is Canadian base metals mining company, with a relatively diversified set of operations. The producing mines are in Chile, Brazil, USA, Portugal, and Sweden, there is also the Josemaria development project in Argentina. The stock is listed in Canada & Sweden, and the reporting currency is U.S. Dollars. Figure…

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STIP: Lined Up For A Bet On Maturity Walls

Fokusiert In this update from our pre-December Powell coverage, the iShares 0-5 Year TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:STIP) is a TIPS portfolio with the right duration to be able to speculate on medium-term developments in macroeconomic conditions. Long-term real rates are super hard to predict as there is so much uncertainty around the long-term factors that…

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DFCF ETF: Risky Bet In A ‘Higher For Longer’ Interest Rate Environment

William_Potter The Dimensional Core Fixed Income ETF (NYSEARCA:DFCF) is a great way to play the global investment-grade bond market. Benchmarked against the Bloomberg Agg, or Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, DFCF offers exposure to long-duration bonds and other fixed-income securities that, in the aggregate, are expected to maximize the total return for investors. While the…

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DraftKings (DKNG) Stock: Time For A Big Bet

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News Introduction In the rapidly evolving world of online gambling, DraftKings (NASDAQ:DKNG) stands out as one of the most exciting companies. As we dive into the company that is DraftKings, you will find a company that’s rapidly becoming one of the most recognizable names in online gambling with its bold strategies and…

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Transocean (RIG) Stock: Levered Bet On Deepwater Offshore

Jeremy Poland/E+ via Getty Images An investment in Transocean (NYSE:RIG) is a highly levered bet on expansion in offshore activity. Rig pricing is heavily dependent on utilization, and this, combined with Transocean’s debt-laden balance sheet, makes the business highly operationally and financially leveraged. While oil and gas prices have softened over the past 18 months,…

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XRT ETF: Not The Best Bet (NYSEARCA:XRT)

FreshSplash/E+ via Getty Images ETF Snapshot The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEARCA:XRT) is a $365m sized ETF that focuses on 77 stocks from the retail segment; stocks here include those primarily from the apparel sub-segment (~23% of all holdings), specialty stores (~22%), and the automotive sub-segment (~21%). Besides these key sub-segments, you also get exposure…

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Urogen Stock: Binary Bet On UGN-102 (NASDAQ:URGN)

loops7/E+ via Getty Images This is my first article on Urogen (NASDAQ:URGN) a clinical stage biotech with one approved therapy. It has strong ratings support — all three ratings profiles followed on Seeking Alpha show up Christmassy green on its ratings summary page as I write on 12/25/2023: seekingalpha.com Q3, 2023 was strong for Urogen…

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Multiplan Empreendimentos: A Great Bet On Brazilian Malls (OTCPK:MLTTY)

IGphotography Multiplan Empreendimentos Imobiliários (OTCPK:MLTTY) is a Brazilian real estate development company specializing in shopping malls with a 50-year history. The company boasts a substantial portfolio of 751,000 square meters of Gross Leasable Area (“GLA”) spread across seven states in Brazil. With a strategic focus on high-quality assets catering to a predominantly high-income audience, making…

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Amgen Stock: Bet On Its Breakthrough Drug (NASDAQ:AMGN)

sefa ozel/iStock via Getty Images Investment Thesis In this analysis of Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), I will dive into a biotech frontrunner renowned for its innovative therapies. As I comprehend and relay my perspective on the company’s journey and scrutinize its financial health, you will be guided through a piece describing and highlighting the recent news…

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Dycom Industries: A Strong Bet On The Telecom Boom (NYSE:DY)

deepblue4you Business Overview Founded in Florida in 1969, Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE:DY) has evolved into a major player in the US telecommunication industry. It offers specialized services to the telecommunications and utility sectors in the United States. The company’s services are categorized into two segments. Engineering services: It encompasses planning, designing, and project management for…

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PDI CEF: Dividend Underwater, A Bet on Interest Rates

primeimages About a half year ago I wrote an article on PIMCO Dynamic Income Fund (NYSE:PDI) warning investors about three potential risks, which could impose notable headwinds for PDI investors. The key areas of concern were the following: Massive exposure towards non-agency MBS. Approximately 40% of PDI’s portfolio is exposed to non-agency MBS, which against…

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