2021 is coming to an end. Undoubtedly, it was one of the strangest years in the lives of most people. Things simply haven’t normalized since the pandemic began, despite all efforts. That makes the already-difficult act of finding the best investments for next year even more of a challenge.
Suffice to say, overarching predictions regarding the stock market often miss the mark. Case in point, a Bloomberg survey conducted prior to the beginning of 2021 predicted the S&P 500 would close at 3,800 to end this year. As I write this, it sits at 4,635, not far from 52-week highs of 4,743.
Some predict there will be a massive cratering of the stock market in 2022. Others are less alarmist, believing things could continue on an upward trajectory. Overall, markets remain as difficult to predict as they’ve ever been.
The best we can do is attempt to find stocks with catalysts that can propel them higher and reasonably strong business fundamentals. That’s what the stocks listed below all have in common, making them some of the best investments for 2022:
- Uber (NASDAQ:UBER)
- PubMatic (NASDAQ:PUBM)
- Alibaba (NASDAQ:BABA)
- Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA)
- Oshkosh (NYSE:OSK)
- Prologis (NYSE:PLD)
- General Motors (NYSE:GM)
Best Investments: Uber (UBER)
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There are several strong reasons to believe ride-hailing and delivery giant Uber will be one of the best investments for 2022. The basic idea is that Uber uses what has been called a “two-pronged approach,” according to Joule Financial CIO Quinn Tatro.
CNBC reported that Tatro explained, “Their margins are going to increase as the ride-sharing movement comes back online … But the other side is that for those people that aren’t comfortable, they have a huge deliveries segment that is doing exceptionally well.”
The premise is that ride-sharing should increase as we move into 2022 and people become more comfortable interacting. That sounds a lot like predictions for 2021, which were based on the argument that vaccines would be released and an economic reopening would occur. …….