Where does the market go from here?

Are stocks overbought? Or is this a secular bull market that’s destined to keep shattering records?

With gold near multi-year lows, is it time to load up on the yellow metal? Or is the U.S. dollar a better bet?

Where else should you invest? Ireland? Japan? China?

At the 52nd annual Contrary Opinion Forum, the answer to all of those questions was “yes” – depending on who was speaking. I attended the contrarian investment conference, a Vermont institution, this week. Not surprisingly given the nature of the conference, opinions varied greatly.

Some of the contrarian investors liked the dollar. Others liked gold. Some said avoid U.S. stocks. Others said large caps have plenty of room still to run. Some liked Japan and China as bounceback candidates. Others like Ireland and India.

In essence, the forum was a microcosm for how split investors are about where to put their money right now. With U.S. stocks still in the midst of a furious bull rally, investors – contrarian or otherwise – are divided about what to do.

If some of the most respected investors in the world can’t agree on much, that means there’s no wrong answer for how you want to invest your money. How should you spend your money right now? You’re as qualified as anyone to make that judgment.

As my colleague Tyler Laundon wrote this week, the best way to invest is to keep things simple and to stick with your strategy. If you succumb to the daily whims of the market – especially with all the geopolitical headwinds swirling right now – that’s when you could find yourself in trouble.

Sage advice, Tyler. Here are some other strong opinions – again, contrarian or otherwise – offered up by our team of analysts at Wyatt Investment Research this week.

Why I’m Siding With Warren Buffett on this Investment DisasterOne of Berkshire Hathaway’s largest equity holdings tumbles. Is Warren Buffett losing his Midas touch?

Ignore the Shareholder Yield Fad; Stick with Income Instead– Here’s another reason to shun the bright and new and stick to the tried and true. 

Contrarian Investing Consensus: Buy the Dollar– Ten of the brightest contrarian investors from around the world didn’t agree on much at this week’s Contrary Opinion Forum. Except one thing.

Do Not Fear the Russell 2000 “Death Cross”There is no shortage of alarmist headlines in the major media outlets when the stock market gets volatile. And one in particular jumped out at me, given my focus on growth and small-cap stocks.

How Would You Invest 1 Million Dollars Today?– A colleague of mine posed an interesting question last week. He asked what advice I’d give to somebody relatively new to investing that had $1 million to invest right now. Whether you’re investing a few thousand dollars or a one million, the strategy you follow should be more or less the same.

How to Make an Extra 3% on Apple Stock … Every MonthLast week I went over several simple income strategies using options.  If you are in any way intrigued by the following approach to investing please give my recent webinar a view. I think you just might find something extremely helpful in your long-term endeavor towards investment success. Click here to view.

Three Great Dividend Stocks You Might Be Overlooking– When screening for dividend paying stocks, many investors make the mistake of limiting themselves to stocks with a history of dividend increases.

Three Food Stocks to Buy Before Someone Else Does– The M&A market appears to be on fire.  Which food stocks will be bought out next?

VIDEO: How I’ve Made 70% in Seven Months Using Weekly OptionsBy popular demand, Andy Crowder began trading weekly options in February. The result is a 70% return in seven months. Here’s how he’s done it.

Thanks for spending time with us this week. We look forward to helping you get ever closer to your investment goals next week.

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