Sociedad Quimica y Minera (ADR) (SQM),, Inc. (ADR) (BIDU), Apple Inc. (AAPL): The Best Stocks for Pessimists

Rose-colored glasses
The New Yorker‘s James Surowiecki argues that the market’s rally is real, especially given low corporate taxes, high foreign profits, and weak labor markets. He believes reversion to the mean doesn’t mean much, given how things have changed over time: “The underlying issue is that in recent decades there’s been a shift in the U.S. economy: it’s become far more congenial to businesses and investors. The fundamental trends that have driven the profit boom are unlikely to be reversed.” But Surowiecki could be mistaken. Governments could reassess corporate taxes, and labor could demand higher wages — or market sentiment could change with the wind.

If you don’t believe in the hype, take a look at the options above as the best stocks for pessimists such as yourself. Even if such a market correction never comes, these stocks could still outperform going forward.

The article The Best Stocks for Pessimists originally appeared on and is written by Dan Newman.

Fool contributor Dan Newman owns shares of Apple. The Motley Fool recommends Apple, Baidu, and Sociedad Quimica y Minera (ADR). The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple and Baidu.

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