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3 reasons why I’d buy cheap stocks today before the next stock market crash

Buying cheap stocks today may not be an appealing idea to many investors. After all, the prospects for the global economy continue to be very uncertain. And some companies may struggle to adapt to changing consumer tastes in a post-coronavirus world.

However, low valuations within some sectors mean that now could be the right time to buy a diverse range of shares. They could outperform other mainstream assets and help you to generate impressive returns.

Cheap stocks that account for future risks

Some cheap stocks are priced at low levels for good reason. But others appear to be suffering from weak investor sentiment towards their wider industry and stock market. For example, some companies have solid balance sheets, strong cash flow and strategies that could produce improving financial performances in the coming years. Yet they have valuations that, in some cases, were last seen during the global financial crisis.


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It took way longer than I expected to buy a house from start to finish

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When I left Seattle in June to buy a house in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, I had no idea that it’d be September before I had the keys to a house in my hands. 

It took me about four months to find the right place. As a first-time homebuyer, I had no idea what to really expect from the process until I was in it. And shopping in a newly hot market during a pandemic certainly added to the timeline. I didn’t expect it to take months, and the fact that it took so long made it difficult to plan my living situation and budget while I looked. 

As a first-time homebuyer,

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I’d buy cheap UK shares in an ISA today to retire on a growing passive income

The stock market crash may have dissuaded some investors from buying cheap UK shares through which to build an ISA portfolio for retirement. However, now could be the right time to take advantage of low valuations across the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250.

Over time, they may deliver impressive returns that outperform other mainstream assets. They could produce a surprisingly large retirement portfolio that provides a generous passive income in older age.

Buying cheap UK shares today

The main advantage of buying cheap UK shares today is that they could offer greater scope for growth than they’ve done over recent years. In many cases, high-quality businesses are trading at low prices because they face weak trading conditions in the short run. This means that investors can purchase such companies at low prices, which can be a means of achieving higher capital returns as they recover.

Although a recovery is

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I’m not waiting for a second stock market crash! 2 cheap UK shares I’d buy in my ISA today

Investor appetite for UK shares remains weak following early 2020’s stock market crash. Sure, the FTSE 100, for example, has regained the psychologically important milestone of 6,000 points in recent days. But Britain’s blue-chip index might struggle to gain more ground as we move into the latter stages of 2020.

Significant economic uncertainty is prompting investors to remain sat on the sidelines as the coronavirus crisis rolls on. But it seems that many are also keeping their chequebooks firmly under lock and key, waiting for another stock market crash to happen and for them to buy UK shares for even less.

It’s quite possible that UK shares could crash again before long. Aside from the threat to the global economy posed by a second wave of infections, signs of growing trade tensions could also prompt investors to charge for the exits.  

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2 cheap UK shares I’m looking at


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Why Albertsons Is a Buy: More Meals at Home and the Stock Is Cheap

With Americans eating more meals at home, supermarkets are among the few traditional retailers to thrive, and


Cos., the nation’s fourth-largest grocer, is no exception.

Since the pandemic began in March, the owner of the Safeway and Acme supermarket chains has had sales growth of more than 20% and ample profits. Its stock is a different matter. The company went public in late June at $16 a share, and the stock has since fallen to around $13.

Now is the time to bag these marked-down shares. Albertsons (ticker: ACI) trades at a discount to virtually every company in the grocery business, including dollar stores like

Dollar General

(DG) and the largest food vendor,



Albertsons also has an improving outlook and a dynamic CEO in Vivek Sankaran, who joined in 2019 from


(PEP), where he headed the North American food business.

“We’re undervalued relative to our cash

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FTI Consulting (FCN) Moves to Strong Buy: Rationale Behind the Upgrade

FTI Consulting (FCN) appears an attractive pick, as it has been recently upgraded to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). This rating change essentially reflects an upward trend in earnings estimates — one of the most powerful forces impacting stock prices.

A company’s changing earnings picture is at the core of the Zacks rating. The system tracks the Zacks Consensus Estimate — the consensus measure of EPS estimates from the sell-side analysts covering the stock — for the current and following years.

The power of a changing earnings picture in determining near-term stock price movements makes the Zacks rating system highly useful for individual investors, since it can be difficult to make decisions based on rating upgrades by Wall Street analysts. These are mostly driven by subjective factors that are hard to see and measure in real time.

As such, the Zacks rating upgrade for FTI Consulting is essentially a

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2 Cheap Stocks to Buy Before the COVID-19 Vaccine

At the risk of sounding too optimistic, it is highly likely that humans will find a way to deal with COVID-19. There are, however, certain sectors of the economy, like retail-focused real estate investment trusts (REITs), that are taking it on the chin right now because of the pandemic. But if you pick financially strong businesses that can muddle through until science provides the world with an effective vaccine, you might find that you’ve picked up some great stocks on the cheap.

Here are two stocks to consider right now, before there’s a COVID-19 vaccine.

1. It’s not that ugly anymore

After decades of annual dividend increases through good markets and bad, Tanger Factory Outlet Center (NYSE:SKT) suspended its dividend in early 2020. Although it was in strong financial shape, it also tapped virtually all of its outstanding credit line to ensure it had the liquidity it needed to get

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4 places to buy mooncakes online for the Moon Festival

People may be all about pumpkin spice lattes for fall, but for me, it’s not complete without mooncakes.

Chinese people around the world eat them in celebration of the Moon Festival, or Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on Oct. 1 this year. The festival is all about “family reunions and expressing love to the faraway family members, friends and lovers,” said Pu Wang, associate professor of Chinese literature, language and culture at Brandeis University. “The roundness, yuan, of the full moon then symbolizes a complete gathering, tuanyuan, of a loving family.”

Usually shaped like the full moon, the confections come in all sorts of flavors, with flowers, fruit, lotus and salted ham. Newer styles are even molded like animals and stamped with the Avengers’ symbol.

Ever since I moved away from Fremont, Calif., my parents would mail mooncakes every fall to wherever I lived. During my freshman year at the University

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Forget Penny Stocks — Cisco Systems Is a Cheap Stock to Buy Now

Do you like to gamble on penny stocks? Tickers selling for less than $5 per share can deliver absolutely massive gains if you get lucky, but these companies are rarely proven performers, and many of your penny stock bets will result in negative returns. That’s fine as long as you know what you’re getting yourself into and are prepared to take some dramatic losses along the way. Many of these stocks are cheap for a reason, after all.

But you don’t have to steel yourself for total losses if you focus on high-quality companies with healthy business plans instead. Their shares will usually cost quite a bit more, but you won’t lose any sleep over their day-to-day market performance. The real key to successful investing is to buy top-shelf companies at reasonable prices, and then sit back to watch them post massive growth for many years or even decades.


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It Might Not Be A Great Idea To Buy Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ:LMNX) For Its Next Dividend


Corporate Insiders Pull the Trigger on These 3 Stocks

Follow the leader is a viable strategy in stock investing, as long as you find the right leader to follow. Corporate insiders, of course, are by their nature leaders. They are the company officers who run the show, and the nature of their position, or positions, puts them in position to access knowledge, even foreknowledge, that the ordinary investors simply doesn’t have. This is a case where regulators have done the right thing. Insiders can make their trades – but they have to make them public. The investing public must be able to see what company officers are doing with the stock. And because these officers are not in it solely to make money for themselves, but are responsible to Boards of Directors, stock owners, and other stake holders, they usually don’t start buying their own stock without good reason.Fortunately, 

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