These days, my inbox is overflowing—and everybody’s asking the same two questions…
- Louis, I own stock XYZ. Should I buy more? Or should I sell immediately?
- Louis, I’m interested in stock XYZ. Should I buy now? Or should I avoid it at all costs?
Given the shifting market climate, these questions are more important than ever. Only 15% of mega-cap stocks are worth investing in right now. You read that right, 15%. That means the other 85% are duds.
So the odds someone is asking me about one of those duds, is pretty darn good.
But in just a moment, I’ll explain to you how you can put your current portfolio and any stocks you’re interested in to the test with my brand-new financial guide. But first, you must understand why the stock market is narrowing…
Sales & Earnings Growth Have Dried Up
If you were paying attention during the fourth-quarter earnings announcement season, then you know the leading S&P 500 companies got hammered. Stocks like Exxon Mobil (XOM), General Electric (GE) and Chevron (CVX) either reported disappointing financial results or issued poor guidance—or both!
There’s no denying the U.S. dollar is killing multi-national companies’ earnings and sales results. With about half of the S&P 500’s sales coming from outside the U.S., sales growth has essentially vanished. As a result, earnings growth has dried up, too.
There are very few companies bucking the trend. Most companies like Exxon Mobil, General Electric and Chevron have all watched as the U.S. dollar squeezes sales and pinches profits.
And this problem isn’t going away.
Sales and earnings momentum has effectively been crushed. Most large-cap, multi-national companies are now forecasting negative annual earnings and sales growth.
The result: Investors are fleeing these multi-national stocks.
And that leads to a massive market leadership shift.
Remember when Caterpillar (CAT) and Microsoft (MSFT) both provided disappointing results and forward-looking guidance in late January? The S&P 500 plunged nearly 3% in just two days!
Well, that’s just the beginning.
The parade out of multi-national companies will accelerate in April. First-quarter earnings season will kick off and reveal these large-cap companies’ sales and earnings have stalled.
So investors who continue to sit on their hands, keeping their portfolios filled with these wealth-eating monsters and believing they’re still the safest, conservative bets on the market… might as well strike the match and set their money on fire now.
But those who see the coming shift and take action immediately will be sitting pretty at the end of the second quarter.
The Time To Prepare Is Right Now
The U.S. dollar continues to strengthen. And that means companies relying on their sales and earnings growth from overseas are headed for an even bigger wake-up call in the second quarter.
That’s why I’ve advised my readers—and why I’m advising you right now—to focus on companies with real earnings and real sales growth.
Investors are flocking to these types of companies. Companies that are thriving in an environment where interest rates are low, the U.S. dollar is strong and U.S. consumers are spending.
You see, I advised my readers of this coming shift months ago. And my special profit guide, 250 Best & 250 Worst Stocks for the First Quarter, also revealed the truth.
In fact, in that report… Exxon Mobil, General Electric and Chevron were each classified as one of the “worst stocks” and labeled “immediate sells.” Together, these three stocks earned an average F-rating for sales growth, an average C-rating for earnings growth and an average D-rating for earnings revisions.
On the other hand, the types of companies garnering a “best stock” title were domestically oriented companies with robust earnings and sales growth. And as a result, their shares have bounced nicely higher in the first quarter.
Just consider these “best stocks” labeled as “strong buys” or “buys”:
- Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) earned a strong buy rating and went on to post a 5.9% earnings surprise in the fourth quarter. No surprise here: shares have shot up +41% so far this year.
- Apple (AAPL) continues to gain a “best stock” rating thanks to its robust B-rated earnings and sales growth. As a result, shares also continue to push higher, up 15% this year.
- Under Armour (UA) grabs an A-rating for sales growth and B-rating for earnings growth—and it posted a slight earnings surprise in the 4Q. Shares are up a nice 19% in the past three months.
- Biogen Idec (BIIB) shares have jumped an incredible 36% during the first quarter, thanks partly to earnings increasing more than 50% in the fourth quarter.
- Avago Technologies (AVGO) crushed estimates by $0.15 in the fourth quarter. Shares have bounced 33% higher in the first quarter.
And that’s just the beginning! Look for these types of stocks—domestic companies with real earnings and real sales growth—to continue to shine during the second quarter.
But the pool of stocks to invest in is narrowing. Only 15% of mega-cap stocks are worth your attention. That means it’s vital to your investing success that you know exactly which stocks to buy and which stocks to sell immediately.
My brand-new guide will help you with that.
Just Released: Best & Worst Stocks for the Second Quarter
At this very moment, I’m putting the finishing touches on my newest financial guide: 250 Best & 250 Worst Stocks for the Second Quarter. It will be immediately available on April 1.
And this is no joke: If you reserve your copy by midnight March 31—TONIGHT—you’ll pay just $13.
Considering that you’ll receive real-time analysis on 500 stocks—the good, the bad and the ugly—you’d be crazy not to take advantage of this special offer.
Just consider this:
My exclusive stock-picking system Portfolio Grader and proprietary screens allow me to pare down a list of more than 5,000 stocks into the best 250 stocks and worst 250 stocks on the market.
It analyzes stocks on key statistics (market cap and P/E ratio), provides one-of-a-kind earnings analysis and even compares each stock to its competitors.
The result: An easy to understand A to F rating.
A-rated stocks get the coveted “strong buy” nod from me personally. F-rated stocks earn a “strong sell” rating—and I advise you to sell immediately if you own any of them.
The best part is, once the data is all in, my team and I create one clean, digestible report.
You get real-time, straight-talk guidance on which stocks are lining up to be the biggest winners in the current quarter and which stocks will be the biggest losers… locking in high profits and avoiding damaging losses.
In my experience, when you rely on cold, hard facts (earnings, sales, consensus estimates, profit margins, etc.), you’re able to uncover the true winners and true losers.
The Answers to Your Two Questions
So if you’re wondering which stocks you should buy right now, or whether you should continue to hold the stocks in your current portfolio or sell them immediately, I urge you to order your copy of 250 Best & 250 Worst Stocks for the Second Quarter.
The answers are right there.
Reserve your copy today, and on April 1… you’ll receive immediate access to:
250 A-Rated Powerhouses—all of which could jumpstart your profits with double- and triple-digit gains in the fourth quarter.
250 F-Rated Losers—all of which could blow a hole through your portfolio if you don’t sell them immediately!
Fundamental and Sector Information— to help you understand exactly why these stocks are set to surge higher or plunge lower.
Leadership in the market is already shifting. Don’t get caught napping. Take action today to ensure you are well-prepared to profit—and avoid crippling losses—in the coming quarter.
P.S. Don’t spend another minute wondering if your current stocks are part of the 15% worth investing in today—or part of the 85% that you should avoid at all costs. Get the facts in my brand-new financial guide: 250 Best & 250 Worst Stocks for the Second Quarter. Reserve your copy by midnight March 31.
P.P.S. If you currently subscribe to any of my newsletters, like Blue Chip Growth, you receive this quarterly report free as part of your subscription! Please keep an eye on your inbox because I’ll email you as soon as it’s ready.