Here is a couple of stocks that might be worth your attention this week.

This short list was compiled with help of various sources of data, including Buy recommendations from several renowned stock data providers and analytical services. This is why I’m calling the approach a consensus strategy. The stocks I’m going to present you below are generally believed to outperform the stock market in the coming months, they have a consensus recommendation of Buy, their fundamentals are scored considerably better than most stocks and their average target price by stock analysts is above current market valuation.

In order to consider buying the stock’s shares, the following criteria need to be satisfied:

  • TheStreet score: A+, A or A-
  • Zacks Rank: 1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold)
  • Weiss Ratings recommendation: A or B
  • Yahoo Finance recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • MarketBeat recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • Yahoo Finance target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • MarketBeat target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • Piotroski F-Score: min. 4
  • Moody’s Daily Credit Risk: 1 to 6
  • InvestorsObserver Overall Score: min. 50
Note: Descriptions of those criteria are provided at the end of this post as well as HERE.

IN SHORT

Today I looked for FastInvest reviews published or updated withing the last six months. I was only interested in those of them that gave a final score (it was always a system of five stars, with five meaning highest score). I also looked for opinions at portals, such as Trustpilot. With that I calculated an overall score for FastInvest, which turned out to be as low as 2.78 out of 5.0. Below, I’m showing details for that simple calculation, plus some basic data about this P2P lending platform.

Overall, I’m absolutely NOT recommending putting your money into this platform.

 

FastInvest: key facts

  • Webpage: https://www.fastinvest.com/en 
  • Buyback Guarantee: Yes
  • Auto-invest: Yes (minimalistic)
  • Secondary market: Yes
  • Loan categories: consumer loans
  • Loan rates: typically 9-13%
  • Investors: ca. 30,000
  • Currencies: EUR, PLN
  • Regulation (from their website): FAST INVEST LTD is not regulated under any financial services license and is an online peer-to-peer platform acting as an intermediary in the sale of claim rights between investors and loan originators.

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Here is a couple of stocks that might be worth your attention this week.

This short list was compiled with help of various sources of data, including Buy recommendations from several renowned stock data providers and analytical services. This is why I’m calling the approach a consensus strategy. The stocks I’m going to present you below are generally believed to outperform the stock market in the coming months, they have a consensus recommendation of Buy, their fundamentals are scored considerably better than most stocks and their average target price by stock analysts is above current market valuation.

In order to consider buying the stock’s shares, the following criteria need to be satisfied:

  • TheStreet score: A+, A or A-
  • Zacks Rank: 1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold)
  • Weiss Ratings recommendation: A or B
  • Yahoo Finance recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • MarketBeat recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • Yahoo Finance target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • MarketBeat target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • Piotroski F-Score: min. 4
  • Moody’s Daily Credit Risk: 1 to 6
  • InvestorsObserver Overall Score: min. 50
Note: Descriptions of those criteria are provided at the end of this post as well as HERE.

Here is a couple of stocks that might be worth your attention this week. Last week it was eleven stocks, today only four (all of them appeared in the previous listing), using the same criteria.

This short list was compiled with help of various sources of data, including Buy recommendations from several renowned stock data providers and analytical services. This is why I’m calling the approach a consensus strategy. The stocks I’m going to present you below are generally believed to outperform the stock market in the coming months, they have a consensus recommendation of Buy, their fundamentals are scored considerably better than most stocks and their average target price by stock analysts is above current market valuation.

In order to consider buying the stock’s shares, the following criteria need to be satisfied:

  • TheStreet score: A+ or A
  • Zacks Rank: 1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold)
  • Weiss Ratings recommendation: A or B
  • Yahoo Finance recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • MarketBeat recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • Yahoo Finance target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • MarketBeat target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • Piotroski F-Score: min. 4
  • Moody’s Daily Credit Risk: 1 to 6
  • InvestorsObserver Overall Score: min. 50
Note: Descriptions of those criteria are provided at the end of this post as well as HERE.

Here is a couple of CHEAP (priced below $50) stocks that might be worth your attention this week. This short list was compiled with help of various sources of data, including Buy recommendations from several renowned stock data providers and analytical services. This is why I’m calling the approach a consensus strategy. The stocks I’m going to present you below are generally believed to outperform the stock market in the coming months, they have a consensus recommendation of Buy, their fundamentals are scored considerably better than most stocks and their average target price by stock analysts is above current market valuation.

In order to consider buying the stock’s shares, the following criteria need to be satisfied:

  • TheStreet score: A+, A or A- (Strong Buys)
  • Yahoo Finance recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • MarketBeat recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • Yahoo Finance target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • Piotroski F-Score: min. 4
  • Moody’s Daily Credit Risk: 1 to 6
  • InvestorsObserver Overall Score: min. 50
Notes:
  • Descriptions of those criteria are provided at the end of this post.
  • The criteria used here are less restrictive than those I’m using in general, without requirement taht the stock price is below $50. This is because cheap stocks tend to have weaker fundamentals and, typically, are less favored by stock experts

IN SHORT

Today I looked for Iuvo Group reviews published or updated withing the last six months. I was only interested in those of them that gave a final score (it was always a system of five stars, with five meaning highest score). I also looked for opinions at portals, such as Trustpilot. With that I calculated an overall score for Iuvo Group, which turned out to be 4.32 out of 5.0. Below, I’m showing details for that simple calculation, some basic data about this P2P lending platform as well as any other information I believe you should know before deciding to invest.

 

Iuvo Group: key facts

  • Webpage: https://www.iuvo-group.com
  • Established: 2016
  • Country: Estonia
  • Buyback Guarantee: available for all loans
  • Auto-invest and manual investing available
  • Secondary market: available
  • Loan categories: consumer / business / mortgage / secured car loans
  • Average annual investment return: 9.2%
  • Amount of listed loans: 297 million EUR
  • Investors: ca. 20,000
  • Currencies: EUR, BGN, RON, PLN
  • Regulation: IUVO Group is regulated as a credit intermediary licensed by the Estonian Financial Commission Finantsinspeksioon. This means that they do not have approval from every national regulator, but act as a credit intermediary yet they follow the rules of  P2P Best Practices by FinanceEstonia (source)  

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exactly four years ago, I started copying eToro investors / traders that I selected using the broker’s built-in search engine (profitable in last two years, already being copied by others), followed by manual filtering, to take into account fluctuations in yearly returns, composition of their portfolios etc. With that, I got a list of 10 people whom I started to copy on a demo account:

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Here is a couple of stocks that might be worth your attention this week. This short list was compiled with help of various sources of data, including Buy recommendations from several renowned stock data providers and analytical services. This is why I’m calling the approach a consensus strategy. The stocks I’m going to present you below are generally believed to outperform the stock market in the coming months, they have a consensus recommendation of Buy, their fundamentals are scored considerably better than most stocks and their average target price by stock analysts is above current market valuation.

In order to consider buying the stock’s shares, the following criteria need to be satisfied:

  • TheStreet score: A+ or A
  • Zacks Rank: 1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold)
  • Weiss Ratings recommendation: A or B
  • Yahoo Finance recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • MarketBeat recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • Yahoo Finance target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • MarketBeat target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • Piotroski F-Score: min. 4
  • Moody’s Daily Credit Risk: 1 to 6
  • InvestorsObserver Overall Score: min. 50
Note: Descriptions of those criteria are provided at the end of this post.

I’m using a consensus strategy to get a quality set of stocks to invest. The strategy relies on data from a number of sources, including Buy recommendations from several renowned stock data providers and analytical services. This is why I’m calling the approach the consensus strategy. Importantly, the stocks I’m getting there are generally believed to have a great potential to outperform the stock market in the coming months, they have a consensus recommendation of Buy, their fundamentals are scored considerably better than most stocks and their average target price by stock analysts is above current market valuation.

With the consensus strategy, in order to consider buying the stock’s shares, the following criteria need to be satisfied:

  • TheStreet score: A+ or A
  • Zacks Rank: 1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold)
  • Weiss Ratings recommendation: A or B
  • Yahoo Finance recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • MarketBeat recommendation: at least mixed Buy/Hold
  • Yahoo Finance target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • MarketBeat target price: min. 5% higher than current price
  • Piotroski F-Score: min. 4
  • Moody’s Daily Credit Risk: 1 to 6
  • InvestorsObserver Overall Score: min. 50

IN SHORT

Today I looked for Viventor reviews published or updated withing the last six months. I was only interested in those of them that gave a final score (it was always a system of five stars, with five meaning highest score). I also looked for opinions at portals, such as Trustpilot. With that I calculated an overall score for Viventor, which turned out to be 3.8 out of 5.0. Below, I’m showing details for that simple calculation, some basic data about this P2P lending platform as well as any other information I believe you should know before deciding to invest.

 

Viventor: key facts

  • Webpage: https://www.viventor.com
  • Established: 2015
  • Country: Latvia
  • Buyback Guarantee: available for all loans
  • Auto-invest and manual investing available
  • Secondary market: available
  • Loan categories: consumer loans, business loans, real estate, leasing
  • Average annual investment return: 13.6%
  • Amount of funded loans: over 136 million EUR
  • Investors: ca. 7500
  • Currency: EUR
  • Regulation: not financially regulated but is under the commercial legislation acts of the Republic of Latvia

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