Let’s face it. The chances of the stock market crashing are higher now more than ever. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the only thing propping up equities valuations at stock markets all over the world is cheap stimulus money. Whether the money came from the U.S. Federal Reserve, the European central bank, or the Bank of Japan, it all leads to the same conclusion. Left to their own, all these stock markets don’t have enough sound economic fundamentals to justify their sky-high valuations.
Many analysts point to the fact that stocks are priced at their historic highs. There is really not much room to move on the upside. However, there is a lot of room to fall on the downside. It is only a matter of time until the global financial markets start trending downwards. In the event that there is a crash, keep the following stocks in mind. They may be great buys to scoop up because they can position your portfolio strategically for upward movements in the short-term future.
Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) is no joke when it comes to enterprise systems. It is a very heavy cloud-based competitor. It is definitely well positioned to take care of future developments in cloud-based enterprise systems. Moreover, its niche market is never going away. There will always be a need to manage customer interaction. There will always be a need to manage customer engagement.
The great thing about this market is that it is very easy to scale up. Whenever you are talking about customer engagement, there are so many value-added add-ons and premium placements and services that you can pile on. Moreover, Salesforce.com allows special custom programs to be built on its platform. This open-ended flexibility makes it a great platform for future growth. This is definitely a great stock to buy at depressed prices.
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is the future of online commerce. This is the once and future king. A lot of people like to criticize it. The good news is that it is invested in a very robust infrastructure and can weather any economic storms in the future. Moreover, it has the seeds for creating a truly seamless traffic and commerce platform that generates traffic, as well as monetizes that traffic. Amazon is definitely a great buy if the market crashes.
This is a very powerful old school company that you should look into. General Electric (NYSE:GE) has really gone out of its way to go back to its industrial roots. It has spun off or gotten rid of divisions that really don’t speak to the core of its industrial mission. Expect General Electric to make a strong comeback if there is a great financial crash in the future.