Stocks To Watch For In 2019

It is pertinent for investors to channel their focus towards different stocks, sometimes to peruse what to buy or sell, so this demands adequate understanding of market value whilst system.

When uncertainty hovers over markets, investors need to look inward in their decision.

These has been affecting the U S stock market lately, which makes the macro environment weaken and calls for attention that can cause improvement in the market value.

2018 witnessed downtrodden factors like the hike in interest rates by Federal Reserve, the U S – China trade war that could cause a global slowdown, fickle oil prices and local political spasms among others which made things deteriorated towards the end of the year. Recall, at the beginning of 2018, the administration of Donald Trump pronounced the Tax Cut and Jobs Act which enabled a boost in cash flow and strengthen environment for investments.

Meanwhile, the update from IMF indicates that the economy will maintain a slow pace this year and next year (2020). So with the uncertainties that are already forecasted in order to get the stock owners prepared, the following stocks are needed to be watch out for:

1. WELLS FARGO: It is not longer news that in 2002, a fake-account scandal is attributed to the company which came to public around September 2016.

Recently, the company made the pronouncements that it has agreed to pay $575million to District of Columbia and all 50 states. This latest update indicate that there’s even worse buried behind the diversified lender’s retail banking fraud, such as illegal sales practices so also managers’ wrongdoing like giving employees order to open millions of counterfeit accounts with real customers identity without their consent. Such lenders were used for illegal auto loans and mortgage practices that harmed the customers. So with those happenings and the escalation of probes afterwards, the company has been under pressure for years. In 2018, the stock could not perform well and falls about 30% in line with the 11% slide for the benchmark iShares US Financials ETF. Presently, Wells Fargo has paid out more than $4billion in settlements and fines since the news of the illicit act broke in September 2016.

2. TESLA: Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in September, pronounced some terms and conditions as probe to Tesla and in its quest to fulfill such settlements, the company has decided to add two new directors to its board. This is determined to show the commitment of the company in adding more oversight assignments to Elon Musk as the CEO. In 1977, Larry Ellison (the chairman of Oracle) co-founded the company and today, Larry is shortlisted as one of the director with Kathleen Wilson-Thompson (the global chief of resources for Walgreens Boots Alliance). Securities and Exchange Commission decided to probe the company due to the fact that there is a botched attempt to take Tesla private which made SEC to accuse a diver in the Thai cave rescue of being a child molester without any supporting evidence; appearing on a podcast while visibly smoking pot. Although, Tesla has witnessed an impressive shares during the past quarter which surged to 32% since mid-October and the stock is observed to undergo changes later considering the fact that the equity experienced much volatility on issues that the founder Elon Musk was losing control of this electric car manufacturing company.

Meanwhile, there are satisfactory results from the company end that is due to improvement of cash flows to the extent that in the third quarter, the company recorded positive free cash flow for the first time. Obviously, the additional two directors to the board has improved the company stance and hence pacifying regulators, in fact, it has gradually shift the attention away from Elon’s trickery acts and return to the normal business of the company.

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3. FACEBOOK: Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook went through a lot of difficult moments last year so also his company. He is one of the most successful young entrepreneurs which earned him to be shortlisted at Wall Street as one of the most admired CEO. This credibility became a topic of scrutiny and his company’s value plunged. His last post for 2018 is basically to affirm his quest to reclaim the company’s credibility and also preach calmness to the investors. He wrote “We have fundamentally altered our DNA to focus more on preventing harm in all our services”. He highlighted various mechanisms and tools they’ve put in place and said Facebook will automatically bring down 99% of terrorist content before anyone even reports it. Presently, Facebook has lost its share about a quarter of their value since their midyear rise due to privacy scandals and reports of political manipulation from outside actors. It is therefore expected that the new techniques would change the narratives and restore its lost credibility.

lenders were used for illegal auto loans and mortgage practices that harmed the customers. So with those happenings and the escalation of probes afterwards, the company has been under pressure for years. In 2018, the stock could not perform well and falls about 30% in line with the 11% slide for the benchmark iShares US Financials ETF. Presently, Wells Fargo has paid out more than $4billion in settlements and fines since the news of the illicit act broke in September 2016. 2. TESLA:

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in September, pronounced some terms and conditions as probe to Tesla and in its quest to fulfill such settlements, the company has decided to add two new directors to its board. This is determined to show the commitment of the company in adding more oversight assignments to Elon Musk as the CEO. In 1977, Larry Ellison (the chairman of Oracle) co-founded the company and today, Larry is shortlisted as one of the director with Kathleen Wilson-Thompson (the global chief of resources for Walgreens Boots Alliance). Securities and Exchange Commission decided to probe the company due to the fact that there is a botched attempt to take Tesla private which made SEC to accuse a diver in the Thai cave rescue of being a child molester without any supporting evidence; appearing on a podcast while visibly smoking pot. Although, Tesla has witnessed an impressive shares during the past quarter which surged to 32% since mid-October and the stock is observed to undergo changes later considering the fact that the equity experienced much volatility on issues that the founder Elon Musk was losing control of this electric car manufacturing company. Meanwhile, there are satisfactory results from the company end that is due to improvement of cash flows to the extent that in the third quarter, the company recorded positive free cash flow for the first time. Obviously, the additional two directors to the board has improved the company stance and hence pacifying regulators, in fact, it has gradually shift the attention away from Elon’s trickery acts and return to the normal business of the company.

3. FACEBOOK: Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook went through a lot of difficult moments last year so also his company. He is one of the most successful young entrepreneurs which earned him to be shortlisted at Wall Street as one of the most admired CEO. This credibility became a topic of scrutiny and his company’s value plunged. His last post for 2018 is basically to affirm his quest to reclaim the company’s credibility and also preach calmness to the investors. He wrote “We have fundamentally altered our DNA to focus more on preventing harm in all our services”.

He highlighted various mechanisms and tools they’ve put in place and said Facebook will automatically bring down 99% of terrorist content before anyone even reports it. Presently, Facebook has lost its share about a quarter of their value since their midyear rise due to privacy scandals and reports of political manipulation from outside actors. It is therefore expected that the new techniques would change the narratives and restore its lost credibility.

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