After been hit left and right for the past two years, the markets look promising since the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022. The year 2021 ended great with S&P 500 closing at 4,766, as it rose 26.9% or 1,010 points for the year with an increase of 90% over three years.
Though inflation will linger around for long, one cannot deny economic recovery as the markets return to full capacity. Uncertainty persists on the account of the new coronavirus variant – Omicron; it cannot be denied that a portfolio of financially comprehensive and ever-growing businesses is always a win-win in the long run.
Let us take a look on how you can hit the Golden Stock-pot this 2022!
- EOG Resources Inc.
November’s 6.8% inflation – recorded as the highest in almost 40 years serves an eye-opener for investors. It would be wiser to invest in commodities that would fetch further gains. As a possible energy crisis looms over the globe, oil and gas are soaring high. At more than $50 billion, US-based oil and natural gas producer EOG sustains well with a surge of 82% in energy prices in 2021.
- Meta Platforms Inc.
Human nature can fight off any adversity – fluctuating economy, pandemic, energy crisis, and what may come. Meta Platforms, formerly known as Facebook is a bet on the same ego. 75% of global internet users use one of the company’s services – Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger on a monthly basis. Many small businesses also use these services as a promotional tool. By far, the monetization of Facebook and Instagram has been lucrative. $10 billion will be invested in metaverse over the next year and it will take years to start paying off the dividends, but the truth is – ego is not leaving the planet anytime soon!
- Lowe’s Cos. Inc
To accommodate these strange times, people are busy fixing and remodeling their houses. The pandemic, housing shortage and the ever bustling real estate market together act as catalysts in the home improvement scenario. Now would be the best time to invest in housing sector. LOW stock has risen more than 60% in the year 2021 can be counted on for your next big investment.
- Alphabet Inc.
Online advertising remains strong even in the tough times. Google cloud business is on the rise, whereas even YouTube is churning great profits, advancing more than 43% in the most recent quarter. Alphabet’s aim for big ideas is also appealing. GOOGL earnings are expected to rise 24% annually for the next five years in contrast to the 15% annual growth for Apple Inc.
- Medifast Inc.
Medifast Inc. is a multilevel marketing company that makes, distributes, and sells foods intended for weight loss. Analysts expect an annual growth of 20% for the next five years. A sustainable 2.9% dividend and no debt, Medifast is promising to invest in.
It can be said that despite persisting market threats, some golden opportunities in the stock market do promise great returns. 2021 proven to be a profitable year for those invested in the stock market. The same can definitely be said for 2022.