6 Great Home Building Stocks to Maximize Your Gains

The pandemic has been an unexpected boon to the homebuilding industry, with people scrambling to find places that they consider better suited for social distancing and operating from home.

But that’s just one of the drivers. Equally strong, also related to the pandemic, is the fact that more and more companies are looking at working from home as a permanent mode of operation. This could be the first step toward decongestion of thickly populated areas, where home prices are so high that many people have to make do with rented accommodation.

Also, with home operation a new normal now, millennials looking to settle down but priced out of the locations where they work in, can finally take the plunge. They can finally buy a home where they can afford it since they don’t have to suffer the commute.

The low interest rates also make homes more affordable, thus pushing demand.

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3 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy Ahead of the Election

Elections can bring big changes, since that’s usually what’s on the ballot. Because of that, there’s always a lot of uncertainty leading up to election day as the outcome can set a new course for the country. That can make it harder to invest because some changes can impact business profitability and therefore companies’ ability to pay dividends.

However, some dividend stocks should thrive no matter who wins the upcoming election. Topping that list are Nucor (NYSE: NUE), Brookfield Renewable (NYSE: BEP)(NYSE: BEPC), and Honeywell International (NYSE: HON). Here’s why they look like the best dividend stocks to buy ahead of the election.

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Building the U.S. infrastructure

Reuben Gregg Brewer (Nucor): One of the rare areas of consensus in the country today is the need to upgrade U.S. infrastructure. That could lead to big construction projects no matter who is in the

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3 Stay-at-Home Stocks to Buy If You’re Worried About More Shutdowns

In the U.K., the government is enforcing more restrictions in the wake of rising COVID-19 case numbers. In the U.S., President Donald Trump says the same won’t happen here. However, a lot could change in the coming weeks and months as the coronavirus pandemic continues to be a problem that just won’t go away.

If you want to take the safe route with respect to your portfolio, now may be a good time to look at investing in companies that will do well even if the government issues stay-at-home orders in the near future. Among the companies that could prosper under this scenario are Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE), and Target (NYSE: TGT). Here’s why you should consider investing in these stocks to minimize your risk in case there are wide-scale shutdowns.

1. Abbott Labs

Medical device maker and testing company Abbott Labs is

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A “Blue Wave” Could Be Coming: 5 Stocks to Buy

Three weeks from Election Day, investors should be preparing for a possible “blue wave” this November.  A political “wave” occurs when one party takes the White House, House of Representatives, and the Senate, allowing that party to steer the direction of the country for the next two to four years.



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A “Blue Wave” Could Be Coming: 5 Stocks to Buy

With little time left, polls have consistently shown Joe Biden with a solid lead, not only nationally but also within key swing states. Meanwhile, Democrats already control the House of Representatives, and there is a high probability Democrats will also take back control of the Senate. Polling data site 538.com currently gives Democrats a 72% chance of winning a majority in the Senate and Joe Biden an 87% chance of winning the presidency.

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While Biden’s economic plan does call for a marginal

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Consider Gold, Mining Stocks And Farmland

It’s time to start worrying about inflation. Although inflation has been low and fairly steady in the past decade, prices will begin accelerating in 2021 and 2022. The Federal Reserve will be slow to react, allowing inflation to accelerate for two or three years, as I argued in Higher Inflation From The Fed’s New Strategy—And More Business Cycles. Increasing inflation has implications for businesses and workers, but this article will focus on investors. What’s a good inflation hedge, and how good a job can one do?

The classic inflation hedges are gold, other commodities, real estate and, some argued, stocks. There are possibilities in all these categories, though investors should not expect any of these to work perfectly.

The answers here are speculative. We lack good data over multiple inflation spells to know for sure how different

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9 Gun and Ammo Stocks to Buy If Biden Wins

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By arguably most measures, President Donald Trump is done for. Whether you look at the polls or Trump’s meltdown during the debate or his novel coronavirus infection, it’s getting ugly for Republicans. Given that Joe Biden has a much stronger lead than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did back in 2016, it seems the former vice president has this in the bag. And that would be great for gun stocks.

However, no one should be too comfortable with the prospect of a Biden victory before it happens. First, according to Inan Dogan, Republicans apparently have a penchant for sandbagging opinion polls. Then, on election day, they vote for their guy and it could happen again. Second, The Economist noted in November 2019 that poorly educated voters hold the keys to the White House. If so, that might complicate the

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3 Marijuana Stocks to Buy With Decriminalization on the Table

In late September, a U.S. House vote to remove marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act was delayed until after the presidential election. If the House remains controlled by Democrats, industry analysts expect the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act to potentially pass before the end of 2020. Then, it would be up to the Senate to possibly take a similar action. Today, we will look at three marijuana stocks to buy with decriminalization in the agenda.

Canada is the first and only G7 nation to have legalized cannabis nationwide. In the U.S., at the federal level, marijuana is illegal and remains a Schedule I drug. Legal status varies at the state level. However, Democratic vice president nominee Kamala Harris has recently said marijuana would be decriminalized at the federal level under a Biden administration.

2018 saw excessive speculation in marijuana stocks. Yet since 2019, a wide range of

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Analysis: Unloved Value Stocks Seen as Cautious Bet as Election Nears | Investing News

By Lewis Krauskopf and Svea Herbst-Bayliss

NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) – A sustained shift to value stocks has eluded investors for years. Indeed, a casualty this week was the $10-billion AJO quantitative value fund that announced it was shutting, citing the longest “drought” on record in value.

Some investors and analysts, however, are making a counter-argument, saying the unloved trade could be worth buying as the U.S. election nears and progress continues on a coronavirus vaccine.

“Investors have lost patience with value stocks but the irony is that we could be just weeks away from a turning point,” said Troy Gayeski, partner and co-chief investment officer at SkyBridge Capital.

A possible “Blue Wave” election on Nov 3, in which former Vice President Joe Biden wins the presidency and his Democratic party takes the U.S. Senate, could lead to massive stimulus, while clinical data on COVID-19 vaccines are expected by the end

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3 ‘Strong Buy’ Stocks With at Least 6% Dividend Yield

There’s so much going on in the markets, that it’s hard to know where to start and what to look for. On the red side of the ledger, it’s clear that the headwinds are gathering. House Democrats are still rejecting the $1.8 trillion coronavirus aid and stimulus package put forth by the White House, saying that President Trump’s proposal does not go far enough. The House Dems are pushing their own $2.2 trillion stimulus. At the same time, both Eli Lilly and Johnson & Johnson have paused their coronavirus vaccine programs, after the latter company reported an “adverse event” in early trials. This has more than just investors worried, as most hopes for a ‘return to normal’ hang on development of a working vaccine for the novel virus.

And earnings season is kicking off. Over the next several weeks, we’ll see Q3 results from every publicly traded company, and investors

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9 Gun Stocks to Lock and Load Your Portfolio With if Biden Wins

By arguably most measures, President Donald Trump is done for. Whether you look at the polls or Trump’s meltdown during the debate or his novel coronavirus infection, it’s getting ugly for Republicans. Given that Joe Biden has a much stronger lead than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did back in 2016, it seems the former vice president has this in the bag. And that would be great for gun stocks.

However, no one should be too comfortable with the prospect of a Biden victory before it happens. First, according to Inan Dogan, Republicans apparently have a penchant for sandbagging opinion polls. Then, on election day, they vote for their guy and it could happen again. Second, The Economist noted in November 2019 that poorly educated voters hold the keys to the White House. If so, that might complicate the narrative for gun stocks.

Nevertheless, there are great arguments to

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