Seeking out great stocks to buy is important, but identifying quality investments is only half the battle. Many would say it’s even more essential for investors to know which stocks to steer clear of. A losing stock can eat away at your precious long-term returns. So, figuring out which stocks to trim or get rid of is essential for proper portfolio maintenance.
Even the best gardens need pruning, and our team has spotted a few stocks that seem like prime candidates for selling or avoiding. Continue reading to find out which three stocks our team is staying away from this week.
The U.S. Economy is headed for trouble…
Why are stocks absolutely soaring right now…? Yet at the same time millions of Americans are out of work… Commercial bankruptcies are piling up… Delinquent credit card debt is skyrocketing… Not to mention, we are smack in the middle of a pandemic that has all but forced our economy to a grinding halt… Something’s just not adding up. Friend, if you are confused by all of this… You are not alone… [Full Story]
Used car prices skyrocketed coming out of the pandemic. However, it looks like the used car market is entering a correction, with some analysts calling for an impending collapse. The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index showed that used car prices sank 14.9% year-over-year in December 2022, the most significant annualized price decline in the 26-year history of that index.
Due to the steep decline in used car prices, Carvana (CVNA) stock has lost 95% of its value over the last 12 months. The company’s profit per vehicle was lower by 25% in 2022. Meanwhile, its total debt is $9.25 billion, with only $650 million of cash on hand. There have also been confirmed media reports that the company’s creditors have signed an agreement on handling negotiations with Carvana if it goes bankrupt. That’s not a good sign.
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Intel Corporation (INTC)
Chipmaker, Intel announced Wednesday that it would cut its quarterly dividend by more than 65%, from 36.5 cents to 12.5 cents. The company also reaffirmed its recently issued outlook for the first quarter of 2023. Intel guided to a 15-cent non-GAAP loss per share but didn’t provide full-year guidance, citing economic uncertainty. Analysts expected free cash flow to run negative for 2023 and 2024, with Intel paying out about $6 billion a year for common-stock dividends.
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A company with 400 million ‘patents’
One company has quietly compiled more than 400 million official trade secrets.
Trade secrets are like patents in that they protect valuable and proprietary information…
But unlike patents, trade secrets take less time to register… and more importantly, they never expire.
Which is a huge advantage for this little-known company.
You see, this company is using these trade secrets to build the world’s largest “codebase,” which will bethe key to it becoming “America’s Next Big Monopoly.”
Not surprisingly, Wall Street is starting to take notice. And the smart money is already pouring in.
Tech investor Cathie Wood has invested over $80 million already, and Microsoft founder Bill Gates has invested as well.
Get the details here before this story hits the mainstream media.
With airline stocks currently trading at extremely low multiples, value seekers may be eyeing the group, wondering which ticker is the better buy. Some airlines will be more suitably positioned to withstand a slowing economy and possible recession, while JetBlue does not seem well-equipped for further negative impact. Anyone considering JBLU at less than eight times earnings would do better to consider a more stable name.
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