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Electric vehicle stocks have been among the best-performing and most volatile stocks in the market in recent years. Investors see EV technology as a massive, long-term growth opportunity, and they are scooping up shares of EV initial public offerings and early market leaders. The global EV market is expected to grow 24.3% annually from 2021 to reach $1.3 trillion by 2028, according to Fortune Business Insights. Unfortunately, a rotation out of high-growth tech stocks has weighed on many EV investments in 2022. Here are nine of the best battery companies and EV stocks to buy, according to Bank of America:

Rivian Automotive Inc. (RIVN)
Lucid Group Inc. (LCID)
Proterra Inc. (PTRA)
Nio Inc. (NIO)
XPeng Inc. (XPEV)
Li Auto Inc. (LI)
General Motors Co. (GM)
MP Materials Corp. (MP)
Teck Resources Ltd. (TECK)

Regardless of what you think about his politics, George Soros is one of the most successful investors in history, with an estimated net worth of $8.6 billion, even after donating more than $30 billion to philanthropic causes. Soros formerly managed the Quantum Fund, which generated an average annual return of 30% from 1970 to 2000. Soros also famously made a $1 billion profit in a single day in 1992 by short selling the British pound. His Soros Fund Management had at least $7.3 billion under management as of the end of 2021, according to SEC filings. Here are seven of the Soros Fund's top stock holdings, according to its latest SEC Form 13F.

Rivian Automotive Inc. (RIVN)
Liberty Broadband Corp. (LBRDK)
D.R. Horton Inc. (DHI)
IHS Markit Ltd. (INFO)/S&P Global Inc. (SPGI)
Amazon Inc. (AMZN)
Aramark (ARMK)
Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN)

What stocks has Warren Buffett bought and sold lately? Each quarter, all fund managers with at least $100 million in assets must publicly disclose their stock holdings to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission via form 13F, giving investors a rare peek behind the curtain of some of the world's largest and most successful hedge funds. One of the most anticipated quarterly filings comes from Buffett and his $713 billion company Berkshire Hathaway. Here's a look at nine of the biggest changes the Oracle of Omaha made to Berkshire's portfolio in the fourth quarter, plus one big recent move.

Sold: AbbVie Inc. (ABBV)
Sold: Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY)
Bought: Chevron Corp. (CVX)
Bought: Nu Holdings Ltd. (NU)
Bought: Activision Blizzard Inc. (ATVI)
Sold: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (TEVA)
Sold: Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. (MMC)
Sold: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI)
Bought: Liberty Media Formula One Series C (FWONK)
Bought: Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY)

The global artificial intelligence industry is expected to grow to $554 billion in total revenue by 2024, according to market research firm IDC. That amounts to some serious growth for an industry that generated revenue of $51.5 billion in 2021, according to market researcher Gartner. Virtually every industry is being disrupted by AI, automation and robotics. Whether it be machine learning, smart applications and appliances, digital assistants or autonomous vehicles, companies that aren't investing in AI products and services risk becoming obsolete. Countless companies stand to benefit from AI, but a handful of stocks have AI and automation at the center of their businesses. Here are 10 of the best AI stocks to buy, according to Bank of America.

Nvidia Corp. (NVDA)
Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)
Amazon Inc. (AMZN)
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)
Meta Platforms Inc. (FB)
DocuSign Inc. (DOCU)
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSM)
Dynatrace Inc. (DT)
Workday Inc. (WDAY)

here is my stock pick:
LLNW Limelight Networks 4.86
LXU Lsb Industries Inc 21.36
SSRM Ssr Mining Inc 22.26
PBF PBF Energy Inc 25.28
AMPH Amphastar Pharma 34.3
BKR Baker Hughes A Ge Co. Cl A 37.64
HWKN Hawkins Inc 46.35
CNQ Canadian Natural Resources 60.89
BG Bunge Ltd 109.93
On March 9, Amazon announced that its board of directors had approved a 20-for-1 stock split, its first split since 1999, and the stock closed up 5.4% the next day. Companies may choose to split shares for different reasons, but they usually issue stock splits after extended periods of strong returns. Once a stock's share price gets high enough, even a single share can become too expensive for smaller investors. While stock splits don't create any inherent value, they increase liquidity and are usually bullish catalysts. Alphabet is another example of a stock that jumped following a recent stock split announcement, this one in February. Here are eight stocks recommended by CFRA Research analysts that could be the next to announce stock splits, as they all have high share prices and positive growth outlooks.

Booking Holdings Inc. (BKNG)
Markel Corp. (MKL)
Tesla Inc. (TSLA)
Equinix Inc. (EQIX)
BlackRock Inc. (BLK)
O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (ORLY)
Alleghany Corp. (Y)
ASML Holding NV (ASML)

The metaverse has cemented itself as an investing theme of the future, but a clear definition of the concept has yet to stick. In a report published in early February, Credit Suisse defined the metaverse as "a more spatially immersive, compelling and frictionless internet which comprises five essential components: infrastructure, hardware, content, platforms or communities and payment mechanisms." While technology stocks have fallen since the start of the year, investing in the metaverse is a long-term play, and these lows may offer an opportunity to gain exposure at a discounted entry point. On a macro level, Grand View Research estimates that the industry will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 39.4% through 2030 and attain a market size of $678 billion. With that long-term growth in mind, here are seven of the best metaverse stocks to buy now.

Autodesk Inc. (ADSK)
Shopify Inc. (SHOP)
Match Group Inc. (MTCH)
Nvidia Corp. (NVDA)
Meta Platforms Inc. (FB)
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)
Roblox Corp. (RBLX)

Last year was the year of the initial public offering. Wall Street set records with both the number of IPOs that hit markets – more than 1,000 – and the total amount raised, which exceeded $300 billion and smashed the previous annual record by more than 50%. A horrendous start to the trading year makes 2022's environment far more hostile to hot upcoming IPOs, but there are still a handful of elite privately owned companies primed for a debut on one of the major exchanges by year's end. Here are 10 of the most anticipated upcoming IPOs to watch for in 2022.

The Fresh Market
Impossible Foods

The global drone industry is projected to grow 12.3% annually, nearing $41 billion by 2027, according to Brandessence Market Research. Just a few years ago, drones were still considered science fiction. However, today there are about 322,000 commercial drones and more than 529,000 recreational drones registered with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The U.S. Department of Defense also operates more than 11,000 unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, used for surveillance, data collection and precision military strikes. To profit from the rise of the drone era, analysts say these seven drone stocks make excellent investments.

Boeing Co. (BA)
Nvidia Corp. (NVDA)
Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT)
Amazon Inc. (AMZN)
Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC)
Ambarella Inc. (AMBA)
Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL)

Fifth-generation, or 5G, wireless technology is playing out to be one of the most rapidly growing areas of tech. Why should it be on your radar? This transformative technology will support the future of the telecommunications industry, as wireless providers are rolling out 5G networks all over the world. These next-generation networks allow for faster data transmission, higher-quality internet connections, greater global connectivity and increased capacity for advanced connected software applications. There are many ways to invest in 5G technology. You can invest in 5G networks, network providers, semiconductor manufacturers and even real estate investment trusts. If you want to stay ahead of what's new in technology investments, here are eight 5G stocks to consider buying.

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)
American Tower Corp. (AMT)
Digital Realty Trust Inc. (DLR)
Equinix Inc. (EQIX)
SBA Communications Corp. (SBAC)
AT&T Inc. (T)
Ciena Corp. (CIEN)
Nvidia Corp. (NVDA)

In November 2020, Oregon made history by becoming the first U.S. state to legalize psilocybin, the active ingredient in so-called magic mushrooms. Much like cannabis, psychedelics are becoming more mainstream, and investors are sizing up what could be a major long-term growth opportunity. Market research firm Research and Markets recently estimated that the psychedelic drugs market will reach $10.75 billion by 2027. Unfortunately, cannabis stock investors know the nascent business has faced many regulatory hurdles and experienced multiple boom and bust cycles, so psychedelics investors must have a high risk tolerance. Here are seven top psychedelics stocks to watch.

Mind Medicine Inc. (MNMD)
ATAI Life Sciences (ATAI)
GH Research PLC (GHRS)
Compass Pathways PLC (CMPS)
Cybin Inc. (CYBN)
Seelos Therapeutics Inc. (SEEL)
Field Trip Health Ltd. (FTRP)

This post certainly got my attention :)
Will do some research on your suggestions
The problem with IPOs on stocks - Us normal people can't get access to purchase them.... I have seen several companies over the years I would have loved to invest in at IPO.
I am waiting for the next dip on Nu Bank, missed it earlier this month. Do you think it will come back down?
Portfolio construction is an art, not a science. Some investors prefer growth, some like value, some favor large household names, and others prefer smaller companies. There's no one correct answer in terms of building a portfolio. However, if the events of the past two years have taught any lessons, one is that blue-chip stocks remain a leading option for portfolio construction. As things such as disruptive technology stocks and economic reopening trades have seen their fortunes violently swing about, blue chips have tended to offer more stable, predictable returns. Companies with a long track record of growing earnings and dividends that can withstand the occasional recession tend to provide the most reliable long-term results. With interest rates soaring and geopolitical tensions at unprecedented levels, the case for owning defensive blue-chip stocks is stronger than ever. Here are 10 of the best blue-chip stocks to buy for 2022.

Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)
Walmart Inc. (WMT)
Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB)
Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)
Home Depot Inc. (HD)
McDonald's Corp. (MCD)
American Tower Corp. (AMT)
Visa Inc. (V)
Global Payments Inc. (GPN)