5 Broker-Friendly Stocks To Brave Ongoing Geopolitical Woes

Over the past few weeks, U.S. tensions with China, Iran and the uncertainty regarding diplomatic ties with North Korea have dragged the broader equity market down on multiple occasions.

As if the above woes were not enough, the political crisis in Italy also created ripples across the global equity markets a couple of days ago. Investors fear that such a constitutional crisis in one of Europe’s largest economies will wreak havoc worldwide. Markets are also rattled by the political turmoil in Spain

Time for Some Expert Advice?

Given the string of unfavorable political events worldwide, investors are striving to design a winning portfolio of stocks. They, after all, are putting their hard-earned money into stocks and consequently, their sole objective is to generate handsome returns irrespective of the market conditions.

One of the tried and tested strategies is to maintain a well-diversified portfolio (i.e. including stocks from different industries) so that one rakes in solid returns at all times. However, it is easier said than done.

With multiple stocks flooding the market at any point of time, it is next to impossible to design one’s portfolio with appropriate stocks in the absence of guidance from people equipped with proper know-how about the market.

Additionally, with time at a premium these days, it is next to impossible for investors to go through the extensive process. Given this backdrop, it is in the best interest of investors to seek guidance from “experts in the field."

Who are the Experts & Why?

The “experts” in the field of investing are brokers who are equipped with thorough knowledge about the space. Brokers, irrespective of their types (sell-side, buy-side or independent), have at their disposal a lot more information on a company and its prospects than individual investors.

To attain their objective, they go through minute details of the publicly available financial documents apart from attending company conference calls and other presentations. Broker opinion should thus act as a valuable guide for investors while deciding their course of action (buy, sell or hold) on a particular stock.

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