Top Investment Picks for 2018

DivHutBitcoin (BTC)

“The crypto tide will continue to rise through 2018. While other currencies like LTC, ETH, XRP and others might move much more I’ll stick with BTC which will more than double from today’s price. We’ll see…”

Dividends Daze: AbbVie Inc (ABBV)

“They had a big 2017 and with cannabis being more accepted and them using it for research, their price shoud only increase if new products are created and the industry becomes more legalized.”

Dividend Diversify: Consolidated Communications (CNSL)

“Just a flyer on a high yield small cap telecom”

Dividend GeekVanguard Financials ETF(VFH)

“Fed is supposed to increase interest rates 4 times next year. It will definitely improve the profits of financial institutions. Tax reform might bring in more economic activity which might in turn spur lending.”

Dividend Growth InvestorVanguard Emerging Markets ETF (VWO)

“Emerging markets are turning around, after a decade of going nowhere. Valuations are lower, sentiment is negative, and they are close to breaking out to all-time highs.”

Dividend InvestorImagin Medical Inc (IME)

“Human trials are just now beginning. Potential expected results in 2018. They have what it takes to be very successful and potential acquired by a larger player. Extremely vast market for bladder cancer follow up technologies.”

Dividend Karma: CVS Health Corp (CVS)

“1) CVS is currently undervalued when you look at EBIT/EV ratio, cash flow from operations or any other parameters. AET deal is surely looming and Fear of Amazon penetration into this sector are the main reason CVS isn’t doing very well currently but on my blog I have mentioned how AET could be helpful and will add positive cash flow, while I agree it’s over payment to AET but it will still be alright looking at all ratios. 2) CVS pays about 39% corporate tax and with today’s President signature on Tax reform, the new law is 21% that will add significant amount of cash back in business which will give nice boost to valuation on the basis on cash flow calculations per these newby MBAs :). I have been wrong so many times in past and I could be proven wrong here as well so let’s see how accurate I am on my pick by end of the next year.”

Dividend Value BuilderBed Bath & Beyond (BBBY)

“I did well last year with an unpopular out of favor retailer (Wal-Mart) so I’ll pick a different one this year. At the current price of $22.44 Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) has an Operating Earnings Yield of 26.8%, a Free Cash Flow Yield of 13.5% and sells at a EV/EBITDA ratio of 3.7. “

Divmenow: Owens Corning (OC)

“With all the huricane and wild fire in damage this company will benfit greatly going forward. They also the market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology “

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21 thoughts on “Top Investment Picks for 2018

  1. A very diverse set of picks this year. Interested to seeing if the crypto currencies, commodities and weed stocks can out perform more traditional holdings. Good luck to everyone!

    • Yes, I do see a change in the picks. What used to be just stocks in the past, has now turned into stocks, commodities, cryptos etc…quite a mix here and as you said, very diverse.

      R2R

  2. JC says:

    Hope that the closing price from 2017 is the start price because if so GBLX is off to a good start at +20% on day 1. Should be fun to track this as the year goes on. Lots of different asset types in this years mix.

  3. This is a nice list. Some of these I am interested in and others I have no interest in. It is awesome to see the opinions of others in the community. Myself I like acquiring commodities at this point regardless if its a gold and silver play or if its an oil and gas play. I am very excited to see what lies ahead for all us in 2018. Good luck to everyone and thanks for sharing R2R.

  4. Always fun to play the “fortune teller” game. I think crypto will continue to make news in 2018. Last year my pick CCP was merged with SBRA. Not sure how that was calculated 🙂 Let’s see where we are in one year.

    • Its a fun exercise. I am not sure how to calculate the merger…so, I left it out of the overall calculations. I guess I could’ve switched to SBRA as your pick? Anyway…lets hope this year is a good one too

      R2R

  5. Woho, price of my pick is up more than 20%. Nice, btw, to you use total return or price return? I’d say that price return is cheating, because companies like T and my pick, Magnolia, pay a dividend of around 3-6%; which is return, but the price will also fall because of this payment, while others don’t. Should be included if one want’s to compare, but I understand that it will mean more work :/

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