Putting your money to work on Wall Street hasn’t been for the faint of heart since this decade began. Since the start of 2020, all three major stock indexes have traded off bear and bull markets in successive years, with the growth-driven Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX: ^IXIC) taking the brunt of the volatility. After losing 33% […]
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Investing in industry leaders that are reporting strong growth can lead to sizable gains over the long term. These opportunities can be found in various sectors from companies large and small. Read why three Motley Fool contributors believe DraftKings (NASDAQ: DKNG), Global-e Online (NASDAQ: GLBE), and Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) could offer incredible long-term returns
I add cash to my retirement accounts each month. Depending on market conditions and my current cash position, I like to deploy at least some of it immediately. Even though stocks are near an all-time high, and my cash is lower than I’d like, I plan to buy a few stocks in March because they’re
Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ: COST) has trounced the market over almost any period you can check. It has a differentiated operating model that breeds loyalty and high sales and is resilient during challenging times. Some investors think that Costco stock is too expensive to buy right now, and valuation should certainly be a factor in your
“Over time, it takes just a few winners to work wonders.”— Warren Buffett, from the 2022 Berkshire Hathaway letter to shareholders One big winner can make a fortune. No one knows this better than the Oracle of Omaha. Take Apple, one of Buffett’s most famous investments. A $50,000 investment, made in 2007 — the same
Energy drink stocks are sparkling with caffeine-infused vitality in 2024. Every major name in this category has beaten the S&P 500 index over the last month — and by a lot, in some cases. And it’s not a broad surge across the whole food sector, or even beverages in general; industry giants Coca-Cola (NYSE: KO) and
What’s the most straightforward way to make $1 million? My answer is to consistently invest in a diverse group of stocks over the long term. This approach is kind of like the tortoise in Aesop’s fable about the tortoise and the hare. It might not be exciting, but it can help you win the race.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — The lawyers who successfully argued that a massive pay package for Tesla CEO Elon Musk was illegal and should be voided have asked the presiding judge to award them company stock worth $5.6 billion as legal fees. The attorneys, who represented Tesla shareholders in the case decided in January, made the
The “Magnificent Seven” stocks have dominated market headlines for the past year or so. These big tech stalwarts, often worth over a trillion dollars each, have collectively obliterated the broader market. However, “Magnificent Seven” member Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) is one notable exception. The stock has been virtually flat over the past 12 months and down
When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), the “Magnificent Seven” stocks — Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet, Nvidia, Meta Platforms, and Tesla — always seem to find their names in the headlines. Among this small group, perhaps Nvidia is the most closely followed. The company manufactures high-end semiconductor chips called graphics processing units (GPUs). GPUs are used