Are These The Top Marijuana Stocks To Buy As The U.S. and U.N. Vote On Cannabis Legalization?

Are These The Best Marijuana Stocks To Buy Right Now?

Marijuana stocks have had an amazing run in the stock market this past month. Many of these stocks are still on a post-election high after Joe Biden was declared the winner of the U.S. Presidential Elections in early November. Today, however, could bring top marijuana stocks to even greater highs. A United Nations commission has just voted to remove marijuana for medical use from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs that include heroin. The vote would pave the way for marijuana research and medical use. 

This historic vote was carried out after a recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from the list of Schedule IV drugs. This vote could also have far-reaching implications for the global medical cannabis industry. For instance, it would help legalization efforts in several countries. This could

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5 Value Stocks to Buy for a Biden Bull Market

Change is coming to Washington in less than eight weeks. On Jan. 20, Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. As outlined in recent days, Biden plans to quickly tackle the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response, as well as roll back a number of environmental measures put in place by outgoing President Donald Trump.

But for investors, a Biden presidency likely means more of the same — and that’s a great thing for Wall Street. A potentially divided Congress makes it unlikely that corporate tax rates will increase anytime soon, which means higher earnings potential for publicly traded companies. With the Federal Reserve also continuing its dovish monetary policy, the stage is set for the young bull market to flourish under Biden’s leadership.

In particular, it could be time for value stocks to thrive. A Bank of America/Merrill Lynch report from 2016

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4 Chinese Tech Stocks to Buy Despite Potential Regulation

Considering the China-U.S. trade war, you would think that Chinese tech stocks are a major no-no for your portfolio. However, there is a contrarian view that is emerging. With the Democratic Party taking the White House, all eyes are on the Big Tech giants that will benefit in a Biden presidency. Most experts agree that a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House will not bode well for the largest and most dominant companies in the information technology industry of the United States, including Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG,NASDAQ:GOOGL), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). In the U.S., an adversarial attitude towards these tech firms is prompting increased interest in Chinese tech stocks. The Global X MSCI China Information Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:CHIK) is up 50%, pretty specular considering the Nasdaq composite is up 33.6%. 7 of the Best
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2020 Year in Review: Investing in Real Estate Stocks and REITs

The real estate sector started 2020 on a rather high note, but that all changed as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the United States. Since the usage of most types of commercial real estate depends on the ability and willingness of people to leave their homes and physically go places, real estate was one of the worst-performing sectors in the stock market. Even after the recent rebound fueled by positive vaccine data, real estate is significantly underperforming, with the Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSE: VNQ) down by 6%, compared with a 13% gain in the S&P 500.

However, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Some types of real estate stocks have held up quite well or outperformed the market, while others have been beaten down tremendously.

Some real estate stocks have done quite well

While the real estate sector as a whole has underperformed the S&P 500, it’s not fair

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3 Top Stocks From the Rebounding Real Estate Operations Industry

Despite the market mayhem in the recent quarters, the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated certain trends and created opportunities for growth of the Zacks Real Estate Operations industry. Further, the rising tendency of outsourcing of real estate needs by companies is opening up scopes, while technological investments are creating a competitive edge. Additionally, leasing and property sales volumes are likely to pick up amid hopes of a vaccine and as the uncertainty recedes, making FirstService Corporation (FSV), Redfin Corporation (RDFN) and eXp World Holdings, Inc. (EXPI) enriching industry picks.

However, growth of some of the constituent members of this industry might be challenging in the days to come amid the prevailing health crisis and the macroeconomic turbulence.

About the Industry

The Zacks Real Estate Operations industry comprises companies that provide leasing, property management, investment management, valuation, development services, facilities management, project management, transaction and consulting services, among others. Nonetheless, real

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Stocks to buy in the real economy as Europe recovers: Deutsche

  • As investors become increasingly aware of the swing away from growth and into value, Deutsche Bank is targeting another set of ‘real economy’ shares, according to a note published Thursday.
  • Here are the ten European stocks Deutsche’s team have upgraded and why.

On Wednesday, the Dow Jones hit a record high of 30,000, prompting President Donald Trump to host a press conference to celebrate breaking – what he called – “a sacred number”.

Indeed, markets have been performing victory laps, on the new that three vaccine frontrunners now have promising updates, building on the increased political certainty from the confirmation of Joe Biden’s win in the November presidential election.  

After taking a thrashing throughout the pandemic, value stocks – those that are most exposed to the health of the global economy – are now finding favor with some of the leading banks.  Last week, JP Morgan Casenove said the trend

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3 Food Stocks to Buy Before Sitting Down at the Thanksgiving Table

Fiscal year 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in decades. The festive season is unlikely to be the same as other years as the novel coronavirus pandemic rages.

However, spending quality time with the immediate family, in-house entertainment and some healthy food can be a comprehensive package for Thanksgiving.

Talking about healthy food, the pandemic has increased the popularity of organic food. This change is likely to stick.

Therefore, I wanted to talk about three food stocks to buy that are in the business of providing healthy eating options to consumers. I believe that these stocks can also energize the portfolio.

Let’s discuss the following food stocks to buy before you sit down at the Thanksgiving table:

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG)
  • Lifeway Foods (NASDAQ:LWAY)
  • SunOpta (NASDAQ:STKL)

3 Food Stocks to Buy for the Thanksgiving Table: Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG)

a pedestrian walks past a Chipotle (CMG)

Source: Northfoto

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Dow Surpasses 30,000: What It Means for Real Estate Stocks

The stock market made history on Nov. 24 as the Dow Jones Industrial Average soared past 30,000 for the first time. On one hand, the number itself isn’t meaningful in the grand scheme of things, as it’s simply one gauge of the U.S. stock market. However, it suggests investors are increasingly bullish on the global economy’s prospects, thanks to a string of recent positive data on vaccines that could end the global COVID-19 pandemic.

That optimism has implications for real estate investors because that sector has been one of the hardest-hit by the outbreak. As the economy returns to normal, commercial real estate fundamentals and market values should improve, providing a further boost to stock prices across the sector.

A brutal year for real estate investors

Real estate stocks have been under immense pressure this year. The average real estate investment trust (REIT) had lost nearly 20% of its value

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It’s time buy these home builder stocks as part of the millennial-driven housing boom, analyst says

The millennial-driven housing boom is just getting under way, and analyst Rohit Seth at Truist said it’s time to buy the stocks of certain home builders ahead of an expected expansion of that boom next year.

Seth upgraded D.R. Horton Inc.
PulteGroup Inc.

and Toll Brothers Inc.

to buy, after being at hold for most of 2020.

Seth also boosted his stock price targets for those home builders, to $100 from $58 for D.R. Horton, to $60 from $32 for Pulte and to $60 from $45 for Toll.

He also reiterated his buy rating on Skyline Champion Corp.

while lifting his price target to $36 from $32, and kept his hold rating on Lennar Corp.

but raised his price target to $93 from $62.

“We believe the millennial-driven housing boom has significant runway, as the largest cohort of the

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5 Transport Infrastructure Stocks to Buy on Bets U.S. Builds Back Better

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Infrastructure in the U.S. is in bad shape.

Our multi-trillion-dollar economy relies on a network of infrastructure from roads and bridges to railways, ports and power grids. Unfortunately, the systems currently in place were built decades ago, and are dangerously in need of repair. Bridges for example are structurally deficient. Water systems are old and could pose a threat to human health.

In 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the U.S. a D+ grade on infrastructure. And, as I noted in June, the U.S. needs up to $4.5 trillion by 2025 to get infrastructure up to par.

“We’re looking at aviation, bridges, roads, transit, dams, levees, schools, parks, solid waste, drinking water, waste water,” ASCE Executive Director Tom Smith told CNBC. “Unfortunately, 12 out of 16 categories are in the ‘D’ range, which is ‘poor’ or ‘at-risk,’ which

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