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Stocks to Buy Now

Stocks to Buy Now

You need to be shrewd in knowing which stocks to buy now, that are making a consistent profit flow. Also find out how to invest smartly, without falling into severe losses...
Naomi Sarah
The stock market is a tricky arena of buying and selling stocks of companies that are making it big in terms of lucrativeness. You need to get a lot of help before getting involved in the stock market, to sidetrack from any kind of financial kick in the gut. Here you'll find a list of stocks to buy which are making it big in the stock market scene. We also give you a brief know-how of what stocks really are, and what you need to look out for before investing your money into a company.

Stock Investment Research Anatomy

Before we get into the best stocks to buy now, we look at the importance of what factors to look out for in a company's profile. Before you invest in a company, make sure you hire a good stock broker to help you through the process, as well as make sure you have these important documents and papers.

Form 10-K
This is an annual report that is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission or SEC, which helps investors get an upfront profile about everything to do about the company. If you want to get a form filing system, that evaluates a company every quarterly, then you can check out something called a '10Q', that highlights the company's performance every 3 months.

Know the Business from Inside
When it comes to knowing the company inside out, you need to read reports compiled by the CEO, CFO and in some cases the Chairman or others that rank in the company. In this way, you know how they view the company, and how to analyze it from their perspective and formulate a decision about if they are good enough to invest in.

Examine Company Financial Statements
These statements are also important for evaluation. The important papers are - cash flow statement, income statement and balance sheet of the company.

Proxy Statement
This comprises information regarding the Board of Directors, including shareholder's offers and management pay systems. If the company has a statistical statement showing the company's highs and lows of the past five years or so, you can try to get your hands on this as well, for the sake of stock research.

There are a lot of stock scams out there, and you need to be on alert and spot the discrepancies when it comes to company claims.
  • Don't go by investments suggested to you, through email or infomercials, since these can be pretty misleading.
  • Companies pressurize you to invest in them, by being too persistent, and over bearing.
  • It promises returns from the company of up to 24% or more, not being honest about the risks involved - you need to be cautious. The only way to make sure your investments are safe is by buying either a treasury bond or bank Certificate of Deposit.
  • The company is either unheard of or not very well-known among other investors/stock brokers. You need to spot who the scamming people are from such flawed company backgrounds and set ups.
Good Companies to Invest In

These are some pretty good stocks to buy, seeing that they're making it big among investors, and analysts who claim that these companies are gold mines for those interested in investing in stocks.
  • Computer Sciences
  • Hess
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises
  • Verizon Communications
  • BT&T
  • Waste Management
  • Discovery Communications
  • Google Inc.
  • Apple Inc. 'A'
  • Varian Medical Systems
  • Bank of America
  • Alcoa
  • Ford Motors
  • Kohl's
  • IBM
  • Wal-Mart Stores
  • Exxon Mobil Corp
  • FMC
  • Starbucks
  • Home Depot
  • Yahoo
  • Marvell Technology Group
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Microsoft
  • Adobe Systems
  • Urban Outfitters
  • U.S. Steel
  • Nabors Industries
  • Blackstone Group
  • BorgWarner
  • Vivus Inc.
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Ebay
  • Cisco Systems
  • Corning
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • 51Job Inc.
  • Netflix
  • Titan Machinery Inc.
  • Oncolytics Biotech Inc.
  • Deerfield Capital
  • New Oriental Education
  • Liberty Media Corporation
  • Shoe Carnival Inc.
  • Tanzanian Royalty Exploration
  • Power-One Inc.
  • Inc.
  • Research in Motion Limited
  • AgFeed Industries Inc.
  • Comscore Inc.
  • Alphatec Holdings Inc.
  • Ebix Inc.
  • CEVA Inc.
  • Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
  • Standard Microsystems Corporation
  • Smart Balance
  • ATP Oil and Gas
  • UPS
  • Intel
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Akamai Technologies
  • Intuitive Surgical
  • Silver Wheaton
So, now that you're equipped with this info, I hope that it helps you come to a solid decision about which are the best stocks to invest in, that would do you good in terms of company returns and long term benefits. Good luck!