Best Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018


Hurricane Maria has devastated Puerto Rico and upended the lives of millions of Americans. It’s also left billions of dollars in damage that will wreak havoc on the island’s economy, according to initial estimates.

AIR Worldwide, which calculates the financial toll of natural disasters, predicts that losses in the Caribbean covered by insurance will be between $40 billion and $85 billion. More than 85% of those losses are in Puerto Rico, the firm said.

That number doesn’t include damage to property that isn’t insured, and excludes flood damage covered by the National Flood Insurance Program.


Puerto Rico was in an economic crisis before it was slammed by Maria as a Category 4 storm. The island, which remains almost entirely without electricity, is already in the midst of an 11-year recession. It filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history back in May.

Estimates from Chuck Watson, an analyst with the disaster research group Enki Research, were slightly more conservative.

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018: National Health Investors, Inc.(NHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    National Health Investors Inc (NYSE: NHI) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $1.17 per share on revenue of $57.82 million.

    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.B) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $1.75 per share.

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018: Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (TBQBF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTC: TBQBF) raised C$13.8 million ($10.5 million) under a bought deal financing.


    “The money will be primarily used for facility expansion."

    The Green Solution received a $7.5 million loan facility from iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (OTC: ITHUF).

Best Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018: iShares MSCI Europe Financials Sector Index Fund(EUFN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Investors looking to set up a pair trade to capitalize on the divergent paths of U.S. and European banks should consider going long the iShares Dow Jones US Financial (ETF) (NYSE: IYF) and short the Ishares MSCI Europe Fincls Sctr Indx Fd (NASDAQ: EUFN).

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