The healthcare industry isn't always known for record-high returns, but the resilience, stable growth, and often, dividends, that these companies deliver are a tremendous draw for investors of all trading styles looking to build their portfolios. However, as companies across all industries have faced extreme volatility in recent months, some healthcare stocks have been hit harder than others. Teladoc ( NYSE:TDOC ) is certainly one of them. In this segment of Backstage Pass , recorded on Dec. 22 , Fool contributor Rachel Warren explains her investing thesis for Teladoc and why the stock is still a top contender for long-term investors to consider right now. Rachel Warren : I'm going to go with another company that is in the same boat in the sense that the business is still looking really good, but boy, the market has not been kind to the stock, and that would be Teladoc. This is a company I have talked a lot about over the past few months. This is a company … [Read more...] about This Beaten-Down Healthcare Stock Could Skyrocket in 2022
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As we begin 2022, many companies are still being impacted by the effects of the pandemic. At the top of that list is Teladoc Health ( NYSE:TDOC ) , the telehealth company that saw its usage and stock price surge during the height of the pandemic as patients needing medical care turned to its platform to see doctors virtually. Considering this backdrop, investors could expect to see Teladoc's results tapering off, fitting the company neatly into the pandemic stock narrative. However, the actual results over the past few quarters tell a different story. So should investors buy, sell, or hold Teladoc in 2022? Let's take a look. Image source: Getty Images. Continued strong growth In the third quarter of 2021, Teladoc reported year-over-year revenue growth of 81%, continuing a streak of sequential revenue growth since the beginning of 2019. On its own, the 81% revenue growth is excellent, but it's even more impressive considering that Q3 of 2020 featured growth of … [Read more...] about Teladoc Stock: Buy, Sell or Hold In 2022?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City. Photo: Spencer ... [+] Platt/Getty Images Exchange Traded Fund (ETFs) can be a great way to manage your portfolio, but you have so many choices now, so which are the best ETFs to use? This question is not as straightforward as it seems. Certainly, going with the cheapest provider is a sensible rule of thumb for most. Yet, bid/ask spreads are a potentially hidden costs that matter too, and commission-free options make a difference as well, depending on how much you are investing. Finally securities lending policies are not well understood, but can boost returns. In fact, in some cases, the benefit from securities lending has the potential to exceed the expense ratio itself, such that, strange as it may seem, that you could actually be paid to hold the ETF. Here are three simple questions to ask of all ETFs, and why they matter … [Read more...] about Three Simple Questions To Cut Your ETF Costs
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Enigma’s cofounders: Marc DaCosta (left) is chairman; Hicham Oudghiri (right) is CEO. Jamel Toppin for Forbes There’s a fintech revolution going on inside Wall Street’s biggest firms. At asset management giants from Blackrock to Third Point, banks such as Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, and financial service behemoths Nasdaq, MetLife and American Express, upstart fintech firms are revolutionizing the way they operate. These blue-chip institutions are both users and investors in the most disruptive fintech firms on Wall Street, as laid out in Forbes’ 2019 Fintech 50. Pioneering fintechs are allowing banks to make faster and better underwriting decisions, and to get a better handle on their risk. Armed with powerful new sets of data and machine-learning algorithms, banks and insurers are now able to sift through haystacks of information to quickly spot financial fraud, identity theft and those who are trying to … [Read more...] about The Future Of Wall Street: Fintech 50 2019
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Nova Credit cofounders: CTO Loek Janssen, COO Nicky Goulimis and CEO Misha Esipov. The startup ... [+] standardizes information from international credit reporting bureaus so that U.S. lenders and landlords can serve immigrants who lack a U.S. credit record. Photo credit: Nova Credit Reported by Jeff Kauflin, Tom Anderson, Michael del Castillo, Antoine Gara, Sarah Hansen, Jonathan Ponciano and Kristin Stoller. Some of the private fintech companies on this year’s Fintech 50 list have grown so large they rival public companies. Stripe is now worth $22.5 billion and Credit Karma, $4 billion. But the industry keeps attracting new entrepreneurs and novel ideas—there are 20 companies on our fourth edition of the Fintech 50 that have never appeared on our list. That includes businesses like Nova Credit, which standardizes information from credit reporting bureaus in India, Mexico and other … [Read more...] about Fintech 50 2019: The Newcomers