Every investor should know that there is a simple connection between profitability and risk. The larger it is, the higher the earnings with a positive outcome. For example, federal loan bonds allow you to make a profit of 6-8% per annum. This is slightly higher than the average rate on bank deposits. The risk of losing investments is low. Stocks are several times more volatile and “more dangerous”, but the yield is much higher. Shares are divided into two camps. More stable, paying dividends, and those that maximize profits. The latter will be discussed.
[Note: Stock prices and indicators in the article are indicated at the time of publication. You can see the current stock prices in a special widget at the end of the text. Before buying stocks, always do your own analysis. Investing money carries the risk of losing it. This article was published for review, not a call to purchase.]
1. Tesla [NASDAQ: TSLA]
• Stock Price: $ 284.96
• Market cap: $ 50.2 billion
• Maximum for 52 weeks: $ 389.61
• Minimum 52 weeks: $ 244.59
• What happened to $ 1,000 per year: dropped to $ 747.4
There are many reasons why people doubt Tesla’s viability. But there are many experienced investors who have made good money investing in Tesla Motors. The company and its main mastermind, Elon Musk, are now balancing on the edge due to the lawsuits of the CEO. But if the current situation gets a favorable outcome, the brand will begin to rise in price and make money.
2. Advance Auto Parts [NYSE: AAP]
• Stock Price: $ 167.65
• Market cap: $ 12.1 billion
• Maximum for 52 weeks: $ 170.91
• Minimum 52 weeks: $ 78.81
• What happened to $ 1000 per year: increased to $ 1767.5
You might be surprised that the stock of a car parts company can fluctuate so much. Advance Auto Parts more than once swept the stock market roller coaster.
In mid-2013, the company’s risky stocks were trading at $ 80, by November 2015 rose to $ 200, and a year later rolled back to $ 160. This means that in four years, investors had the opportunity to double investment.
The niche of this brand is not heavily dependent on news and changes in the automotive segment. And in crises this market has the potential for growth. The development of electric vehicle manufacturing does not prevent the company from developing and distributing new products. Therefore, AAP is the very coin that, after tossing, will indicate either a large increase in investment, or a strong fall.
3. Twitter [NYSE: TWTR]
• Stock Price: $ 29.22
• Market cap: $ 21.8 billion
• Maximum for 52 weeks: $ 47.79
• Minimum 52 weeks: $ 16.57
• What happened to $ 1000 per year: increased to $ 1645.3
Trading stocks that were half the starting price a couple of months after the IPO is a risk. TWTR papers cost almost 50% less in 2017 than they are now.
Anyone who hopes for security when investing on Twitter receives a significant share of trolling from the price chart. But if you had “logged in” to TWRT in the middle of last year, then you would be proud to talk about it..
4. Incyte Corporation [NASDAQ: INCY]
• Stock Price: $ 67.82
• Market cap: $ 14.2 billion
• Maximum for 52 weeks: $ 120.97
• Minimum 52 weeks: $ 60.22
• What happened to $ 1000 per year: dropped to $ 570.2
Look at the chart of this company over the past few years. Extremely unstable picture. Having invested in Incyte Corporation in March 2016, you would have increased your money 2.5 times by February 2017. And then they would return to the initial level.
The thing is that INCY is a biotechnological activity, in which a lot depends on the results of clinical trials. And they are not always successful, so their risky stocks are subjected to such leaps.
5. Newell Brands [NYSE 😕 NWL]
• Stock Price: $ 21.52
• Market cap: $ 10.1 billion
• Maximum for 52 weeks: $ 43.99
• Minimum 52 weeks: $ 20.21
• What happened to $ 1,000 per year: dropped to $ 506.8
This is a conglomerate of consumer goods responsible for the American brands Sharpie, Paper Mate, Rubbermaid, Elmer’s Glue. The price of their shares has never been very stable. Last summer, they traded no lower than $ 40, and now they have fallen to $ 21. True, this is not the end for the brand. In 2009, due to the housing crisis in the US, the NWL had to recover after falling to $ 5.
6. Netflix [NASDAQ: NFLX]
• Stock Price: $ 367.65
• Market cap: $ 152.5 billion
• Maximum for 52 weeks: $ 423.20
• Minimum 52 weeks: $ 176.55
• What happened to $ 1000 per year: increased to $ 2018.7
Netflix has a lot to say. It is impossible to ignore the successes of this media giant. In 2013, the NFLX price fluctuated around $ 20, and in 2018 – corresponds to the level of $ 400. With the resources that the company has and the incredible number of successful projects, it is hard to imagine that the price of Netflix shares would fall by half. But once the aura of brand invincibility was already destroyed – from July to August 2018, the NFLX sank more than 20%. These are really risky stocks..
7. Switch [NYSE: SWCH]
• Stock Price: $ 11.42
• Market cap: $ 2.8 billion
• Maximum for 52 weeks: $ 24.9
• Minimum 52 weeks: $ 10
• What happened to $ 1,000 per year: dropped to $ 548
Switch Inc. Develops and maintains SUPERNAP facilities, data centers and cloud systems. The company’s history in the stock market is gloomy – starting from $ 20 in October 2017, SWCH is gradually falling and is now holding around $ 11. There are industry and personal prerequisites for growth, however, no guarantees can be given..
8. Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation [NASDAQ: PPC]
• Stock Price: $ 18.82
• Market cap: $ 4.7 billion
• Maximum for 52 weeks: $ 38.39
• Minimum 52 weeks: $ 16.3
• What happened to $ 1,000 per year: dropped to $ 651
From the beginning of 2017 to the present, the Pilgrim’s Pride stock chart resembles the outlines of the Swiss Matterhorn Mountain. Over the year, food retailer shares rose from $ 18.65 (December 2016) to $ 37 (December 2017), and then returned to the starting point with the same speed..
9. Scientific Games Corporation [NASDAQ: SGMS]
• Stock Price: $ 26.40
• Market cap: $ 2.2 billion
• Maximum for 52 weeks: $ 62.8
• Minimum 52 weeks: $ 24.6
• What happened to $ 1,000 per year: dropped to $ 541.7
Scientific Games develops games and applications for gambling. In 2017, the risky stock of the brand grew as much as if it were a disguised Netflix. By May 2018, a peak of $ 59 was reached, then the chart fell down. Now it ranges between $ 20 and $ 30.
Long-term investors who have invested in SGMS are clearly unhappy with the latest developments, but are still in a good position. In the casino and gambling industry, such circumstances are not new to anyone..
10. Abiomed [NASDAQ: ABMD]
• Stock Price: $ 376.56
• Market cap: $ 16.5 billion
• Maximum for 52 weeks: $ 450.93
• Minimum 52 weeks: $ 155.57
• What happened to $ 1000 per year: increased to $ 2191.4
Abiomed is a manufacturer of medical equipment whose shares have been traded on the stock exchange since 1988. Starting at $ 6.5, by the beginning of 2014, ABMD rose to $ 25, and then rushed up. For three and a half years, the price increased 16 times to $ 400, and then rolled back down to $ 370. There are no serious reasons for Abiomed to begin to depreciate further. The company copes well with the demand for high-tech medical devices.
11. Snap Inc. [NYSE: SNAP]
• Stock Price: $ 9.13
• Market cap: $ 11.7 billion
• Maximum for 52 weeks: $ 21.22
• Minimum 52 weeks: $ 8.9
• What happened to $ 1,000 per year: dropped to $ 644.8
Example Facebook well demonstrated the possibility of making money on social networks. It is not clear if anyone can do this just as well. Snap was successful when it appeared, but then things went bad. The stock price fell right after the IPO. Now they are at the bottom and cost $ 9. The position of the company seems weak. But, who knows what products Snap will offer the audience? Perhaps after a few years we will regret that we did not buy at this price.
12. Devon Energy Corporation [NYSE: DVN]
• Stock Price: $ 39.33
• Market cap: $ 19.9 billion
• Maximum for 52 weeks: $ 46.54
• Minimum 52 weeks: $ 29.82
• What happened to $ 1000 per year: increased to $ 1127.3
The stock chart of the independent energy company Devon Energy has always resembled a coniferous forest. Historical highs of $ 120 remained in 2008, after which they were mercilessly chopped off by the crisis 5 times. Then there were a few more good leaps, but above $ 90 DVN still did not climb. Now the risky shares of this company are worth $ 39.33. This is higher than in the spring ($ 30- $ 33). If you’re ready for $ 15-20 jumps in two months, then consider Devon Energy as an investment option..
13. United Rentals [NYSE: URI]
• Stock Price: $ 167.05
• Market cap: $ 13.8 billion
• Maximum for 52 weeks: $ 190.74
• Minimum 52 weeks: $ 128.12
• What happened to $ 1000 per year: increased to $ 1227.7
United Rentals rents out heavy equipment. This year, the company is constantly watching stock surges up and down. Long-term investors are not very excited, as URI shares are gradually growing and doubled since 2016.
14. Amazon [AMZN]
• Stock price: $ 1941.05
• Market cap: $ 965.4 billion
• Maximum for 52 weeks: $ 2050.5
• Minimum 52 weeks: $ 931.75
• What happened to $ 1000 per year: rose to $ 1994.5
Apple became the first company in the world with a market capitalization of more than $ 1 trillion. They need to keep pace as Amazon steps on their heels. AMZN stocks have been growing at an incredible rate for several years now. In the period from the beginning of 2017 to today, they have doubled. Perhaps these are the only so expensive, but also risky shares of the world that are in their prime.
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