MarketBeat: Week in Review 1/10 – 1/14January 15, 2022
Inflation once again took center stage for investors this week. The Consumer Price Index rose to its highest level in 40 years. And the Federal Reserve is pledging to deliver a more aggressive response to combat the rising prices. In fact, the latest Fed proclamation is saying that four interest rate hikes are likely to occur in 2022 with the earliest hike to happen perhaps as early as March. And on Friday, the U.S. Census Bureau released December retail sales which showed a 1.9% decline compared to a seasonally adjusted November number. Investors will have a long holiday weekend to mull over that news as well as the earnings reports from several of the big banks. The markets will be open again on January 18, and the MarketBeat team will be writing about the stocks and stories that can help you be a profitable trader or investor.
Articles by Sean Sechler
This week ended with the unofficial start of earnings season and that means investors get their first look at bank stocks. A continued economic recovery and impending interest rate hikes are bullish indicators for this sector and Sean Sechler gave investors three best-in-breed bank stocks to buy now. Sechler also points out that investors can find quality stocks at different price points. With that in mind, Sechler gave our readers three must-have stocks to buy that are currently trading under $100. And in 2022, investors are seeing a shift from growth to value stocks which, by definition, are undervalued relative to their earnings and future growth potential. Sechler gave investors three of his top value stocks to buy in January.
Articles by Jea Yu
The sell-off in Nikola (NASDAQ:NKLA) stock early in 2022 served as a cautionary tale for investors. The company went public via a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) at a time when SPAC investments were very popular with investors. But after the company’s former CEO was ousted amidst fraud allegations, NKLA stock took a sharp drop. However, with the company anticipating a settlement with the SEC, Jea Yu believes it may be time for investors to give Nikola stock a closer look as it begins to deliver vehicles in 2022. Yu was also looking at another stock that is taking a drop for other reasons. Docusign (NASDAQ:DOCU) sold off on expectations for slower…