Following on from our recent piece, “Five Industries in Which to Invest in 2019”, we now turn our attention to some of the most promising individual stocks within those industries. Looking forward to 2019, each one of the five sectors certainly appears to have some winners.
Despite the record-breaking highs achieved by US stock markets, 2018 is ending with virtually all those gains wiped out. And it’s not just the United States that has suffered. Germany’s DAX, the United Kingdom’s FTSE 100 and Japan’s Nikkei 225 are all ending the year firmly in the red.
Active fund management, as its name suggests, involves painstaking and laborious analysis of an investment’s potential in an effort to maximize returns, all of which comes at a cost. In response to that cost, and to active fund managers’ failure to beat the markets, there has been an upsurge of interest in—and stream of cash into—passive investment options.
Value investing is one of the most common approaches to investment, a strategy that involves picking stocks based on their intrinsic values. Should a company’s value—as measured through a range of methods—be considered worth more than the
As the developed world struggles to escape economies best characterised by slow growth and high government debt and whilst