Top 5 Stocks To Buy Now

Top 5 stocks to buy now or later? These are the stocks that I regretted I didn’t discover way earlier and able to foresee the hidden potential of the companies. It was way cheaper 5 years ago, and it has grown more than 100%, some even 200% now and they are still going very strong in the stock market.

I started my value investing journey since 2014, back then I was too afraid to place my money into the share market and fear has kept me away from the good opportunities. Well, that’s life, we got to accept somehow we have to miss something good in our life.

 

There is this inspiring wisdom found in this old Chinese proverb:

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

 

Let’s take a look of what I have here, and there are all in my portfolios. Nothing too complicated to understand.


Hi = highest price, Then = 5 years ago, Now = Price now


Ross Stores, Inc.

Top 5 Stocks To Buy Now

Now: $109.14

Hi: $110.255 

Then: $32.20

 

My personal view: Ross Stores are not much affected by the stock market fluctuation thus far. Rost has come down to $77 on last December and now back up again. No doubt on the business model, it seems very stable and growing strong. Every month they are still continued expanding their business, open up more and more stores. At the same time some GUESS and GAP retail stores are closing down, perhaps more customers will consider buying more affordable daily wear at the Ross stores.

 

Top 5 Stocks To Buy Now

  • on Track to Add Approximately 100 New Stores in 2019
  • and its operate two subsidiaries brands of off-price retail apparel and home fashion stores-Ross Dress for Less (Ross) and dd’s DISCOUNTS.
  • off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States, 1,502 stores and the latter 243 stores across the U.S.
  • offers in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices every day.
  • operated 193 dd’s DISCOUNTS stores in 15 states as of 2017
  • owned and operated six distribution processing facilities-three in California, one in Pennsylvania, and two in South Carolina.

 


Microsoft Corporation

Top 5 Stocks To Buy Now

Now: $137.32

Hi: $138.06

Then: $37.84

 

My personal take: This is the most regretted stock that I didn’t buy-in. The reason being, I was over engross with AAPL, being too obnoxious about totally supporting Apple products. In fact, the right thing to do is to open up to the potential, profitable business, rather than focus too much on my personal preference only. If you look at the bigger picture, most companies will be more able to afford a PC than and Apple iMac in the long run. SIMPLE. I still love both companies eventually.

 

Top 5 Stocks To Buy Now

  • develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services, and devices.
  • segments include Productivity and Business Processes, Intelligent Cloud and More Personal Computing.
  • products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games, and training and certification of computer system integrator and developers.
  • designs, manufactures and sells devices, including personal computers (PCs), tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, phones, other intelligent devices, and related accessories, that integrate with its cloud-based offerings.
  • offers an array of services, including cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software, services, platforms, and content, and it provides solution support and consulting services.

 


Nvidia Corporation

Top 5 Stocks To Buy Now

Now: $181.94

Hi: $281.02

Then: $15.70

 

My personal take: The Motley Fool claimed: “Shares of the artificial intelligence chip leader got walloped last year, but are climbing their way back in 2019.” Yahoo Finance claimed, “NVIDIA is the market share leader in graphics processing unit (GPU) suppliers.”

NVIDIA went up to $281.02 in 2018 and down 38%, partly because of a slowdown in the data center business. NVIDIA stock is up 784% over the last five years, even the fall last year. Currently, NVIDIA focuses more on AI (Artificial Intelligent), more companies turn to graphics processing units (GPUs) to power the development of conversational AI, which I believe it will be a really big growth opportunity.

 

Top 5 Stocks To Buy Now

  • focuses on personal computer (PC) graphics, graphics processing unit (GPU) and also on artificial intelligence (AI).
  • operates through two segments: GPU and Tegra Processor. Its GPU product brands are aimed at specialized markets, including GeForce for gamers; Quadro for designers; Tesla and DGX for AI data scientists and big data researchers; and GRID for cloud-based visual computing users.
  • Tegra brand integrates an entire computer onto a single chip and incorporates GPUs and multi-core central processing units (CPUs) to drive supercomputing for mobile gaming and entertainment devices, as well as autonomous robots, drones and cars.
  • processor has created platforms that address four markets: Gaming, Professional Visualization, Datacenter, and Automotive. Its offerings include NVIDIA DGX AI supercomputer, the NVIDIA DRIVE AI car computing platform and the GeForce NOW cloud gaming service.
  • On 11 March 2019, Nvidia announced a deal to buy Mellanox Technologies for $6.9 billion to substantially expand its footprint in the high-performance computing market.

 


Starbucks Corporation (Starbucks)

Top 5 Stocks To Buy Now

 

Now: $90.48

Hi: $96.56

Then: $35.31

 

My personal take: Starbucks went up to $99 and now down to $90.48 perhaps due to the recent changes of executives. Starbucks is always been stable and profitable. Starbucks adds executives from Domino’s, Nike and Apple to its board. Domino’s CEO Ritch Allison, Nike CFO Andrew Campion and Apple’s Managing Director of Greater China Isabel Ge Mahe joined the board on 11 September 2019. Adding these experience people will only make the business even stronger than before.

Other than that, seeing the surrounding people often buying Starbucks and even Grab has integrated GrabFood and able to deliver Starbucks coffee too. I believe the business will boost up more.

 

Top 5 Stocks To Buy Now

  • roaster, marketer, and retailer of coffee
  • as of early 2019, the company operates over 30,000 locations worldwide.
  • as of April 2019, Starbucks is present on 6 continents and in 78 countries and territories, with around 27,340 Locations
  • targeted quality-minded coffee drinkers with hand-made coffee based on lighter roasts, while Starbucks nowadays uses automated espresso machines for efficiency and safety reasons.
  • kiosks for grab-and-go snacks and bags of whole-bean coffee would be removed from stores beginning in September 2019

 


Activision Blizzard

Top 5 Stocks To Buy Now

Now: $55.95

Hi: $83.19

Then: $17.13

My personal take: $83.19 in 2018 come down to $41 and now slowly moving up to $55.95, a good chance to enter. Activision still has a lot of opportunities for growth in the $140 billion video game industry.

Candy Crush is the main draw in-game advertising, they implement in-game ads to further monetize its mobile titles. Blizzard launches three new franchises in the last five years: Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Overwatch. Activision partnered with Tencent on the upcoming Call of Duty Mobile targeting China Market.

 

Top 5 Stocks To Buy Now

  • Activision is a developer and publisher of interactive software products and content.
  • develops and distributes content and services across various gaming platforms, including video game consoles, personal computers (PC) and mobile devices.
  • segments include Activision Publishing, Inc. (Activision), Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (Blizzard), King Digital Entertainment (King) and Other.
  • Blizzard is engaged in developing and publishing interactive software products and entertainment content, particularly in PC gaming.
  • King is a mobile entertainment company. It is engaged in other businesses, including The Major League Gaming (MLG) business;
  • The Activision Blizzard Studios (Studios) business, and The Activision Blizzard Distribution (Distribution) business. It also develops products spanning other genres, including action/adventure, role-playing, and simulation.

 


Long-term Investors are The Winners

Warren Buffett once said, “I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.”

Top 5 Stocks To Buy NowPast track records, those who bought the stocks 10 years ago, and leave it there, doing nothing fancy, made the most profit. They only sell it when they need the money for retirement, otherwise, the periodical up and down is cyclical.

 

Learn more about how to invest safely in the stock market here. To understand more about Value Investing here. Any questions please feel free to leave some comments below! I will be more than happy to discuss this topic with you!

 


 

DISCLAIMER

You are recommended to use the information found here as an initial starting point for conducting your own research and conduct your own due diligence (DD) on the featured companies in order to determine your own opinion of the company BEFORE investing in these or any other companies.

Accuracy of information

While the Information is considered to be true and correct at the date of publication, changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact on the accuracy of the Information. Information may change without notice.

22 Comments

  1. I have been looking at lots of different ways of how to make money online recently, I am in the process of building up my online affiliate marketing business, however I am looking for something that may give me a different angle or rather another money making avenue that I can do while my online affiliate marketing grows and expands, I have never gone in for buying stock because basically I haven’t been confident enough or experienced enough to put my money into it, I have heard that people can and do lose out, however your recommendations here do look very impressive and I have bookmarked your website and I will be coming back to see more of your results before I commit myself, but thank you for sharing this it most certainly given me another direction to look into.

  • I, like you, have regrets for not taking the plunge when it comes to investing. I always find too many reasons not to. I could say that it is becasue I am not the ‘gambling’ type, that would be an injustice to those who do invest regularly and make a living from doing so. Sure, there is always a risk but that can be minimised with good research and being aware of what is happening, not only in the marketplace but also in the wider world.

    I invested ‘pennies’ in a few companies, years ago, on the basis of a radio program I was listening to. Who was to know as I filtered money into some mining companies that the bottom would fall out of the tungsten market. We live and learn.

    I like the look of Activision, plenty of times I have seen the share price fall, mainly due to outside factors, only to see it rise up again within a year. One of the drawbacks for me, currently, is the amount of capital needed to invest at the start out. For some $1000 doesn’t get you many shares. Maybe one day.

    • HI Romero,

      $1000 can buy you many shares. For example, microsoft it cost us $137 for 100 shares. You can buy one share ($137/100=$1.37). 100 shares = $13,700, but you can buy 10 shares, or even 1 share to begin with. 10 shares will only cost you $1,370, and one share is only $137. So you can own 10 company shares, with 1 share each. 🙂

      Warren Buffett – “It is much better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price,” Learn more about how not to gamble in the market here

  • I have also always wanted to place some money in the share market for a while now but always had that fear. Your article resonates well for most states and companies. Maybe if I had seen the Microsoft Corporation offer in my country, I would have jumped right in.  I tend to believe in software and computing technologies.

    We usually do not see what the future holds. For me, when I see a share being hyped, I tend to stay away, thinking that it is just a sale gimmick. But I understand that every type of investment involves some type of risk. If I am not willing to risk, then maybe I am not a business person that I think I am.

    These are great insights on what might just happen if you shake of the fear and dive right in. The Chinese proverb resonates well. Great article!

    • Everything we do, risks involved. What we can do is not to take risks blindly, but we can take manageable risks, and minimum risks by putting more efforts in knowing more about what we interested to invest. That’s what I always do. Teach myself, educate myself before doing something that I’m bad at. Along the way, is either we learn or we win. There’s no failure in life. 

  • Investing in stocks is a very good idea for a Better future, my father thought me about how it works and it really helped me in a long way, though i was afraid of investing in values at first but i sensed it wont help at all, then I developed the courageous mind and I’m really enjoying the shares market. Thanks for sharing this post, It opened my eyes to new stocks I can invest in and its gonna be very useful for me. I love it.

  • Wow, seeing how this stocks have grown over the years, I must say that I am very impressed and I think I should give one of them a try too if I know I don’t want to regret it in a few years myself. I think I should buy into that of Microsoft, it has a very big growing potential. Thanks to you, I have a good investment possibility. Thanks!

    • My pleasure! Good to let more people know good companies are worth our money to invest in it! Through the years we will be able to make money together with the successful companies too! Invest safely!

  • Though it is a little bit late now but then. All of them are still growing pretty well and I would not mind loading myself up to this because they all have great potentials. Microsoft and nvidia are the main ones for me and I will go straight up to enquire to make my purchase right away. Nvidia has really surprised me considering how well received it has become among top brand computer makers. I will surely invest on right away

  • This is something I have had some minor experience in and at times keep kicking myself for not getting Amazon stock at the beginning when the opportunity became available. I believe it is currently $1,822.55 and it started at $18.00 per share. If only we could have a crystal ball or a time machine. LOL

    These top 5 stocks to buy now, with three being in the tech industry, look promising and are still fairly reasonable to purchase now. I know people from back when I was in the video game industry, that are original stock holders in Activision. But if I had to choose one it would be NVIDIA mainly because they are involved in AI and AI is the future.

    • Hi Robert, you are right! Amazon is also one of them, it was affordable back then and now is extremely expensive stock. The business is still going strong, and they are also using AI tech to manage their warehouse operation. I can’t agree more that everyone is dipping in to the AI tech, and it is now and the future. Companies like AAPL, TSLA, BABA, are also AI tech enormously in their products and services. Thanks for the comment!

  • Microsoft, nvidia and Starbucks are the ones I have been looking forward to investing on and I never truly realised all these until I read this post. They have really grown so well and in years to come, I can only be sure that they will grow more and more. Thanks so much for this article and surely, u will try all my best to not let these opportunities turn to a waste for me. Great oiece

  • Investments have been okenofnthe most lucrative prospect to having a good future income, especially when done with the right organization or company. Over time I have had some pretty bad investments which I lost quite some good amount of money, but no regrets it all adds to my experience. Looking at these suggestions you have given here, I’ll love to go with Microsoft. Considering the rate at which they have grown in this short time, its something worth investing in. Thanks for the information.

    • HI Dane, we all do good and bad investments along the way, as long as we learn something and keep investing and reduce the chances of making the same mistake again. We are not being educated on how to invest, in fact that’s the first thing we should first invest in, education in investing. From there we will know how to look for good companies, study the fundamental and when is good time to do, and what kind of investment form suit us most. Then we will know we can buy and sell stocks, or focus on dividend stocks or we can be more advance and go for Options trading. All these are what we can learn before we invest. You can check out my post here, to learn more about what is dividend stocks. Hope you will always find good stocks!

  • Hello there, thanks for sharing such useful information. I have heard alot about Ross and trust me I have sight in investing in it but so far I haven’t been chanced to follow up the market stock as much as I want to. From what I have seen so far for the past two years, they seem to be growing stronger by the day. I’ll love to make more findings before investing with them. Best regards.

    • Thanks Chloe! Ross is still growing everyday and expanding their business and stores! Do it early before the price go up to the sky!

  • Hi Yongli,

    Thanks for sharing, I always find it interesting that such a well established organisation like Microsoft is still worth investing in. I guess that is part of the point of this article, I need to challenge my own belief system that it is only worth investing in organisations like these at the beginning.

    Thanks for the run down on what the organisations future plans are as well, all very helpful! My thought process would be to consider the Activision Blizzard stock, as they are a bit cheaper and I’m probably not as “flush” as some of your other site readers.

    • Hi Nate, if you are unsure about the companies, you can try to read more about their news, follow up their future plans. All the info will make you feel more confident to invest. ATVI is cheaper now, do read up more about what upcoming games launch, esports events, and see what other potential activities can make the company grow more financially. I’m sure you are able to do more stocks investing in the future! Thanks for the message.

    Leave a Reply