Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now

I’m in my early 60s and have about $400,000 in savings. I tend to stick to bank money-market accounts and CDs, as I was scammed in the past. What’s the safest way for me to invest this money?–Maria

Your urge to play it safe is perfectly understandable. You already know from bitter experience that there are people out there who prey on inexperienced (or even experienced) investors by conning them outright or putting them into investments that may be inappropriate for their situation, and expensive to boot.

Such conduct aside, the financial markets in and of themselves can be scary, even when you’re limiting yourself to perfectly legitimate investments. Even though the stock market’s been going gangbusters since rebounding from the financial crisis some eight and a half years ago and has been hitting new records of late, at some point stock prices will tumble big time, as they have many times in the past.

Bonds aren’t as volatile as stocks, but they too are somewhat vulnerable in that bond prices go down when interest rates go up (although as with stock setbacks, no one knows for sure when or how much bond yields will rise).

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hooker Furniture Corporation(HOFT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) and Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, risk and profitability.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Sibanye Gold Limited(SBGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

    Losers
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 19.8 percent to $3.45 in pre-market trading after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.2 percent to $3.80 in pre-market trading after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 15.9 percent to $12.70 in pre-market trading after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APTO) shares fell 11 percent to $2.98 in pre-market trading after climbing 2.45 percent on Monday.
    Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) shares fell 8 percent to $2.91 in pre-market trading after surging 6.40 percent on Monday.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares fell 7.2 percent to $14.36 in pre-market trading following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) fell 7.1 percent to $64.31 in pre-market trading following mixed Q2 results.
    Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNDM) fell 5.8 percent to $10.50 in pre-market trading after rising 25.22 percent on Monday.
    Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) shares fell 5.1 percent to $22.46 in pre-market trading.
    Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) fell 2.4 percent to $186.65 in pre-market trading. Home Depot reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter, while sales missed estimates

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE: SBGL) traded down about 1.6% Thursday and posted a new 52-week low of $3.75 after closing Wednesday at $3.81. The stock’s 52-week high is $10.60. Volume totaled around 3 million, about 15% below the daily average. The company had no specific news. Another stock that has turned it around today and looks to close about 1% higher.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE: SBGL) traded down about 8.4% Monday to post a new 52-week low of $3.16 after closing Friday at $3.45. The stock’s 52-week high is $8.66. Volume was about 35% above the daily average of around 3.9 million shares. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Sibanye Gold Ltd. (NYSE: SBGL) traded down about 8.3% Monday and posted a new 52-week low of $3.66 after closing Friday at $3.99. The stock’s 52-week high is $10.60. Volume totaled around 7.5 million, about double the daily average. The company had no specific news..

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: Star Bulk Carriers Corp.(SBLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Now those new buy recommendations are rolling in. This morning, Stifel Nicolaus — one of the best-rated analysts we have on Motley Fool CAPS — announced a pair of such upgrades, urging investors to buy stock in Scorpio Bulkers (NYSE:SALT) and Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK). Here’s what you need to know.

Best Safest Stocks To Watch Right Now: BioDelivery Sciences International Inc.(BDSI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI) shares were also up, gaining 19 percent to $2.3272 after the company announced board restructuring plan and $50m equity financing deal led by Broadfin to "significantly strengthen" financial position.