I’ve found a fortune! And I want to share it with you. These stocks have allowed me to profit and snowball my investments within as little as a year. I understand stock picking can be quite difficult. Sometimes you just need someone to provide you with a list of stocks that has worked for them. Here are my top picks of stocks to invest in right now.
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These stocks have allowed me to diversify my portfolio very well. You’ll get my favorite index fund, favorite ETF, and favorite REIT. Adding these stocks to your arsenal will proof to balance your investing portfolio out a little more.
I’ve been invested in the stock market since 2019 and have noted that these picks have been a strong foundation in my portfolio. Often times when other stocks were down, these were up. Lets dive right into it.
#1. EMR – Emerson Electric Co.
Emerson Electric Co. is an American multinational corporation that manufactures electric motors using their own patent. The company became the first to sell electric fans in the U.S and expanded its product line to electric sewing machines, electric dental drills, and power tools. EMR basically produces electric motors for every type of business and necessity you can think of.
Dividend Yield: 2.1%
This is a great stock to invest in because electric motors are always going to be needed. As our society continues to innovate, electric motors will continue to play a very important role.
EMR Annual Return
Emerson Electric Co. has an average annual return of 9%. They are also involved in all sort of industries including automotive, life sciences & medical, water & waste, industrial energy, marine, and food & beverage just to name a few. Innovation? They’re currently involved in several stem projects too.
#2. GPC – Genuine Parts Co.
Genuine Parts Company is an American service organization that distributes automotive replacement parts, industrial replacement parts, office products and electrical goods. Parts are sold under the NAPA brand in North America.
Dividend Yield: 3%
GPC is great because cars aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. As cars evolve, this auto parts company will continue to manufacture and distribute parts.
GPC Annual Return
Genuine Parts Co. stock has seen an annual return ranging from 7% to 15%. GPC has more than 10,000 locations in 14 countries and employs approximately 50,000 people. 75% of GPC’s sales come from North America, 15% from Europe, and 10% from Australia.
#3. VNQ – Vanguard Real Estate (REIT)
VNQ invests in stocks issued by real estate investment trusts (REIT’s), companies that purchase office buildings, hotels, and other real property.
Dividend Yield: 3.65%
The real estate market has been HOT recently. It’s a sellers market at the moment. With property selling almost instantaneously this REIT has been performing extremely well recently.
VNQ Annual Return
VNQ’s annual yield has varied with some years reaching up to 30%. Its history also shows annual yields between 5%-8%. This investment seeks to provide a high level of income.
#4. VOO – S&P500
This Vanguard ETF invests in stocks within the S&P500, representing 500 of the largest U.S companies. Companies in the S&P500 include Apple, Tesla, Johnson & Johnson, Walt Disney, Netflix, and Coca-Cola to name a few. You can see all the companies in this index fund in the link at the end of this article.
Dividend Yield: 1.39%
The S&P is one of the best index funds in the market. Warren Buffett himself is a huge fan. Fun fact: his trustee is expected to receive all of Warren’s assets with 90% of his stock picks moved in the S&P500! When you own the S&P500 you own a piece of the fortune 500 companies.
Since they are all working and innovating towards being better every year, you can only expect this index funds’ value to go up.
S&P 500 Annual Return
The S&P500’s annual yield has been approximately 10% – 11% since its inception back in 1926. This is an index fund I’m continuously adding to my position in. The diversity in companies it holds makes it an attractive stock for both novice and experienced investors.
#5. ESGV (ETF)
ESGV is a Vanguard ETF that invests in the top 10 companies in the U.S. These companies include: Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Facebook, Tesla, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Visa, Inc., United Health Group, and NVIDIA Corp.
Dividend Yield: 1.06%
Unlike the S&P500, owning this ETF means you own a piece of the top 10 companies in the U.S. This growth ETF puts the top earners in your portfolio. This attractive stock only knows up. The companies in this pool are companies that are constantly innovating. It’s always day one with them.
ESGV Annual Return
This ETF is relatively new. It was created in 2018 and has gained 24%-31% in annual returns. This type of investment is meant to provide you with the highest returns possible. Building your position in this ETF can prove to be a great offense. Very few times you’ll find this ETF on red.
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Have you seen what’s been going on with AMC Entertainment recently? This stock is set up for a short squeeze. If you can manage to buy this stock before it takes off then you’ll be able to make a quick trade. A subcommunity from Reddit who skyrocketed GameStop’s share price also began moving AMC Entertainment.
Well, AMC now has a bigger community due to how much more affordable its stock is than that of GameStop’s. You can read more about this stocks short squeeze DD (due diligence) here.
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