Warren Buffett's perseverance and patience can be a breath of fresh air during times of intense market volatility. The objective is simple yet effective: Buy quality businesses at good prices that have long-term value. It's no wonder that some of Buffett's largest holdings include industry-leading companies like Apple and Coca-Cola . United Parcel Service ( NYSE:UPS ) , Waste Management ( NYSE:WM ) , and Air Products and Chemicals ( NYSE:APD ) are three Warren Buffett-type dividend stocks that could be great buys for investors looking for businesses they can count on for decades to come. Image source: Getty Images. This package delivery giant could positively surprise investors in 2022 Lee Samaha (UPS): Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway only holds a small position in UPS, just $11 million worth of stock. However, events in 2022 might encourage him to buy more UPS stock throughout the year. The case for buying the transportation stock rests … [Read more...] about 3 Top Unstoppable Warren Buffett-Type Stocks to Buy in 2022
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently confirmed that the central bank will be raising interest rates this year, and previous comments suggest that multiple rate hikes could be in the works. Rising interest rates have typically meant a much weaker backdrop for growth stocks, but there are also companies in the category that already trade at steep discounts and could be poised for big gains despite less favorable macroeconomic conditions. With that in mind, a panel of Motley Fool contributors has profiled stocks that could still be capable of doubling before the year is out. Read on to see why they identified Fiverr International ( NYSE:FVRR ) , Pinterest ( NYSE:PINS ) , PayPal ( NASDAQ:PYPL ) , and MercadoLibre ( NASDAQ:MELI ) as stocks that could thrive through macroeconomic pressures and double in 2022. Image source: Getty Images. This beaten-down stock has huge upside Keith Noonan (Fiverr International): Fiverr International provides … [Read more...] about The Fed Is Raising Interest Rates: These Growth Stocks Can Still Double in 2022
The idea of a next-generation internet that bridges the gap between the physical and virtual worlds can leave you with wonder and worry. The metaverse industry will probably grow over time as technology advances in ways we can't even imagine. But for most investors, simply going with existing and established growth stocks can be a better way to build wealth over time and limit downside risk. Qualtrics International ( NASDAQ:XM ) , United Parcel Service ( NYSE:UPS ) , and nVent Electric ( NYSE:NVT ) are three excellent businesses poised to grow well into the future. Here's what makes each a great buy now. Image source: Getty Images. Time to take a hard look at this software company Scott Levine (Qualtrics ): Since its initial public offering in January, Qualtrics has tumbled about 26%, positioning the software company for an unfortunate stock performance in its first year as a public company. But that suits those of us with long-term investing … [Read more...] about Tired of Talk About the Metaverse? Here Are 3 Great Growth Stocks for 2022
After a hot start early in the year, shares of Qualtrics ( NASDAQ:XM ) are currently sitting on a 4% decline since making their publicly traded debut in January 2021, compared to a 14% gain for the S&P 500 over that same span of time. Such underperformance isn't out of the ordinary for IPO stocks, but it is hiding a noteworthy growth story at Qualtrics. The digital experience management software firm is riding a wave of activity as organizations scramble to get their operations upgraded for the cloud era. Is now the time to buy? Image source: Getty Images The sole public stock in experience management Experience management software is becoming an increasingly important tool in the business world's toolbox. With so much communication moving to a digital format -- both between employees and between companies, their customers, and other stakeholders -- capturing those interactions and learning from them is critical to success. Enter Qualtrics, which helps … [Read more...] about After a Hot Early-2021 IPO, Is Qualtrics Stock a Buy Right Now?
Experience management software company Medallia ( NYSE:MDLA ) is being taken private by Thoma Bravo. Looking for a new place to put that cash? In this Motley Fool Live segment from "The Five" recorded on Sept. 16 , Fool.com contributors Jason Hall, Clay Bruning, and Nicholas Rossolillo discuss two different alternatives you might want to invest in instead. Jason Hall: Let's go ahead and talk about Medallia. Nick, this is a company that's in the middle of being acquired, right? Nicholas Rossolillo: Yeah, it sure is. They are being taken private by private equity firm Thoma Bravo, which does a lot in the tech sector. Medallia competes with a company called Qualtrics ( NASDAQ:XM ) . Maybe that's a more familiar name. They help with the customer. Basically, they measure when someone logs on to an app or interacts with the business on the internet. They measure the quality of the interaction and help businesses find ways to improve that interaction in various … [Read more...] about Medallia Is Being Acquired: Here Are 2 Stocks to Buy Instead
Two months ago, Bitcoin ( CRYPTO:BTC ) was over $64,000, Ethereum ( CRYPTO:ETH ) was over $4,600, Cardano ( CRYPTO:ADA ) was around $2.05, and Solana ( CRYPTO:SOL ) was just under $240. Since then, all four large-cap cryptocurrencies have been down at least 30%. The fall from their respective all-time highs is even more. Here's what's driving crypto markets lower and which, if any, of these four cryptos are worth buying now. Image source: Getty Images. Crypto market headwinds At its core, the crypto investment thesis is based on the belief that digital means of exchange, digital stores of value, decentralized finance (DeFi), and decentralized apps (dApps) will gradually be in more widespread use, and so would be worth more in the future. For that to happen, the crypto industry must receive support from investors -- made possible by companies pursuing new projects, attracting talent, as well as early funding from venture capital companies. However, … [Read more...] about Down 34% to 60% From Their All-Time Highs, Are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, or Cardano Worth Buying in 2022?
Buying stocks that pay dividends can be a great way to build wealth for retirement. Dividend-paying stocks tend to be mature businesses with a long history of consistent profits. Additionally, dividend stocks can be an excellent source of income during retirement. Regardless of why you are interested in dividend stocks, they have proven wise investments. If you had to pick only one, should you buy Procter & Gamble ( NYSE:PG ) or Nike ( NYSE:NKE ) ? Dividend stocks can help supplement income during retirement. Image source: Getty Images. Procter & Gamble is a Dividend King International consumer packaged goods giant Procter & Gamble has paid a growing dividend for 65 years. The impressive history earns Procter & Gamble a place among the Dividend Kings . Dividend Kings are companies paying and increasing their dividends for at least 50 consecutive years. In the last 10 years alone, Procter & Gamble has increased its annual dividend from … [Read more...] about Better Dividend Stock for 2022: Nike or Procter & Gamble?
It's a new year, and investors are looking at today's hot investment themes: New industries that offer rapid growth and compelling returns for the investors who pick the next big winner. But there are so many companies to choose from in hot spaces like fintech, the metaverse, and e-commerce. How do you know which ones will succeed? Complicating matters is the trend that saw growth stocks selling off during much of 2021. While this has caused some angst among investors holding stock in these companies, its also created situations where there are some high-quality stocks now available at attractive prices. the trick is to avoid the weak players in these hot spaces and focus on the best-in-class. It's time to separate the contenders from the pretenders. Image source: Getty Images. The metaverse Buy: Meta Platforms The metaverse, where the internet and the physical world come together, is potentially a massive opportunity for the next decade and beyond. Some estimates put … [Read more...] about Buy This Stock, Not That One: 2022 Edition
Digital Realty Trust ( NYSE:DLR ) has been one of the best performing real estate stocks in recent history, with a total return of over 2,500% in just 17 years as a public company. In this Fool Live video clip, recorded on Oct. 25 , Fool.com contributors Matt Frankel, Jon Quast, and Jason Hall discuss the company and why it could be worth a look right now. Jason Hall: What is Digital Realty Trust? It's one of the largest data center operators in the world, and it's a top 10 U.S. REIT. It's one of the largest real estate businesses. By and large, it owns the data centers, and at leases, bandwidth or computer space in the data centers it has about 300 of them. One of the really important things about the business is actually not on this particular slide, but is important is that physically where is it located and it's in 40 or so of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. Physical proximity actually does matter with these data centers, so that's really … [Read more...] about This Dividend Stock Has Returned 2,500% Since Its 2004 IPO
Late in December, I wrote that if I could only buy one stock in 2022 , it would be Chegg ( NYSE:CHGG ) . The education technology company has a long-lasting competitive advantage that will be difficult to overcome. And due to short-term student behavioral factors caused by the changing dynamics of the pandemic, the stock got hammered in 2021, creating an attractive entry point for investors to buy. Since I wrote that article, the omicron variant has taken hold, and COVID-19 cases are surging. Which has led to several universities starting the spring semester with remote instruction. Here's why that's one more reason to buy Chegg stock for 2022 . Image source: Getty Images. Chegg has a strong competitive advantage Before I dive into the potential effects of the omicron variant, let me briefly restate why Chegg is an excellent long-term investment. The company primarily assists college students with their course curriculum. Chegg has over 70 million pieces of … [Read more...] about 1 More Reason to Buy My Top Growth Stock For 2022