There is not a single day that goes by that you won’t hear the news that involves the coronavirus. The economic, finance and tech worlds are no different. Lately, you can find information on how to navigate a post coronavirus world. There is news on how to work with your 401k, such as radio interviews, to frequent market updates from financial professionals.
Recently, Barron’s released an article in regards to tech stocks or a post coronavirus world. Chartered Financial Analyst, Paul Meeks was featured in Barron’s recent article. Below is Meeks’ excerpt taken straight from the article. Read what he has to say.
Meeks wears multiple hats, as a portfolio manager for Independent Solutions Wealth Management, an asset management firm in Williamsville, N.Y., and a manager of The Wireless Fund, a small tech mutual fund. Meeks say that he has been using the recent rally to raise cash, while dabbling in marquee names and “banking proceeds for a better day.”
Meeks says that he’s waiting until “earnings estimates are slashed to the bone” before making substantial new commitments. “I need to see them all confess all their sins, and to take down numbers dramatically.”
In the meantime, Meeks has been nibbling on megacaps, specifically Amazon and Alibaba Group Holding (BABA), both of which he thinks will benefit from the expanded role that e-commerce will play in the post- coronavirus world. Eventually, he says, when earnings estimates reset, he wants to own his “dream team of semiconductor stocks,” including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Lam Research (LRCX), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM), Micron Technology (MU), and Applied Materials (AMAT), where he expects to go from basically zero to a big overweight.
Meanwhile, Meeks is bullish on Virtu Financial (VIRT), a New York–based tech-driven financial trading platform. Meeks sees the company as a play on volatility. He notes that Virtu trades for about 10 times earnings and pays a “fairly certain” dividend, currently yielding 4.3%. “When stocks go up endlessly again, and investors are complacent, they become an average company again,” he says. But, for now, Virtu will benefit as long as we continue to see “whipsaw moves in both directions.”
If your looking for the full article that Barron’s published, then check out 25 Tech Stocks for a Post Coronavirus World by Barron’s.
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