Top 5 Stocks To Buy For Second Half 2022

Jul. 27, 2022 2:01 PM ETMRK, ON, QCOM, VHI, XOM16 Comments
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  • Inflation remains on fire, CPI reached 9.1% and the Fed continues to hike rates to curb inflation.
  • Negative sentiment has investors hyper-sensitive to declines in their portfolios. With fear moving the markets, investors should consider stocks that can weather all storms.
  • We'll look at five Strong Buy stocks with great investment characteristics.
  • These stocks have performed well in the current environment, outperformed their relative sectors, and are likely to continue performing well based on solid fundamentals.
  • Our Quant Rating System provides powerful signals when markets rotate from irrational exuberance to alarming confusion, helping investors minimize risk and maximize returns.
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Head of Quantitative Strategies at Seeking Alpha. Data analysis and interpretation have taken center stage in my career. For my purpose, the interpretation of data is the process of making sense of statistics that have been collected, analyzed, and scored. This skill-set has served as a solid foundation for me to identify trends and make transparent predictions in the course of money management. It has also allowed me to develop user-friendly web-based tools that furnish individuals with the indicators and signals to instantly interpret the strength or weakness of a company's value. Importantly, this expertise has helped me build Wall Street trading desks, launch international hedge funds, and construct a SaaS FinTech investment research company. Prior to my role at Seeking Alpha as the Head of Quantitative Strategies, I founded a Hedge fund and Asset Management company (Cress Capital Management), I was the Head of International Business Development at Northern Trust, and the majority of my career was at Morgan Stanley running a proprietary trading desk.

Disclosure: I/we have no stock, option or similar derivative position in any of the companies mentioned, and no plans to initiate any such positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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