- America’s collective soul has been picked up, tossed around, battered and bruised by turbulent social winds.
- Philosophic and cultural trends will affect which companies Americans will do business with.
- When selecting stocks, look for objective measures like earnings per share growth, price strength, bullish technical patterns and positive NewsQ.
The great Bob Dylan’s social justice anthem, “The Times They Are A-Changin,’” was originally released in 1964. Well, it seems that the times still are a-changin’ more than five decades later, as America’s collective soul has been picked up, tossed around, battered and bruised by turbulent social winds.
The tragic police-involved killings that came to light this week have scarred our national psyche, leaving many of us to wonder what it all means, and what, if anything, can be done about it all.
As is my nature to do, when I think of the events such as the Dallas sniper shootings and the high-profile police shootings in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, I think about the philosophic and cultural trends that will be embraced in their aftermath.
And as is also my nature, I think about how the philosophic and cultural trends will affect companies that Americans do business with. That association then naturally leads me to which companies, and which stocks, are most likely to be harmed and/or helped by these turbulent winds.
As good Americans, we owe it to ourselves and our fellow citizens to ask what we can do to help make society a better, safer place.
As investors, we would be derelict in our duty if we didn’t recognize which companies are likely to capture more revenue and generate more earnings capable of driving their respective share prices higher, in part due to the collective reaction to social events.
In the next issue of my Next Week’s Winners advisory service, I’ll recommend two stocks with the potential to thrive, in part because of these turbulent social winds.
Of course, social factors aren’t the only reasons these stocks are ripe for gains. There’s also objective metrics such as outstanding earnings per share growth, top-tier relative price strength, bullish technical patterns and positive news flow, or “NewsQ.”
Here’s a sneak peek at two stocks to own for turbulent social times.