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SECTOR SCAN: Consider Green Stocks For Tomorrow’s Gains

Green stocks. Or, alternative energy companies. Hot rocks. Solar, waves and wind. All possibilities, all listed companies to take a chance on. The alternative energy story centres on potential, as there’s not much to talk about in the way of earnings. Equities analyst Steven Hing says alternative energy companies deserve much more than a passing…

SECTOR SCAN: Grow With Hand-Picked Agricultural Stocks

The agricultural sector can be as fickle as the weather, but a bumper season is again generating more investor interest, according to investment adviser Nicholas Brooks, of RBS Morgans. Brooks has established a list of choice stocks that investors can consider including in balanced portfolios, but the sector’s volatility should be taken into account before…

SECTOR SCAN: Value Telco Stocks For The Future

Many stocks in the telecommunications sector have been dismal performers over the last few years – but is that reason to give up on the sector entirely? According to one broker, there are a few smaller telcos that are beginning to buck the trend. The IT and telecommunications sector consists of more than 122 companies,…

SECTOR SCAN: Five Consumer Stocks Poised To Grow

The consumer sector consists of more than 200 ASX listed companies that distinguishes them by their offerings. Food and beverage producers and distributors are widely referred to as consumer staples, while general retailers are considered consumer discretionary stocks. Consumer staples are said to be defensive because their earnings tend to hold up much better in…

SECTOR SCAN: Top Speculative Commodity Stocks to Ride the Boom

They say nothing succeeds like success and so is the case with the commodities boom. While BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto make headlines for their soaring profits, the commodities boom has opened the door to junior explorers wanting a piece of the action. Essentially, higher commodity prices have made it a viable proposition for explorers…

SECTOR SCAN: Top 5 Healthcare Stocks

The listed healthcare and biotechnology sector is diverse and appeals to speculators and defensive investors. Junior biotechnology companies can rapidly burn cash in the absence of earnings during drug stgelopment stages. However, the rewards can be substantial if a junior bio-tech makes a medical breakthrough. Sharemarket analyst Michael Heffernan, of Austock, has stuck to the…

SECTOR SCAN: The Best Five Micro Caps For Your Portfolio

The micro sector generally refers to ASX-listed companies with a market capitalisation below $250 million, according to State One Stockbroking analyst John Rawicki. The sector is loaded with stocks as the market capitalisation of most companies listed on the ASX is below $250 million. The micro caps have a keen following among investors willing to…

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