Our New Best Stocks to Buy List for March 2017

how to profitWe just added five new picks to our running list of the best stocks to buy. Some are familiar names about to surge higher on new catalysts. Others are flying under the radar of the investing "herd" (for now). One could even climb triple digits in just a few years.

Of course, the natural question right now is whether current market highs are still a good time to buy. The Dow Jones has now logged 12 record closes in a row. It's up 5.4% in 2017 - and 25.2% higher than where it was at this time last year.

Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald says absolutely, so long as you put your money on quality companies with long-term profit potential. That's exactly what we bring you today.

This list of the best stocks to buy now includes an American icon with Teflon-like resilience in the wake of sell-offs... a tech giant that should get a boost from President Trump's tax overhaul... a software solutions firm that could revolutionize the U.S. home loan market... and more.

Read on for our latest stocks to buy. We'll be adding to this list soon, so drop by Money Morning often for more profitable investing ideas...

Best Stocks to Buy No. 5: Load Up on This Constant Comeback Stock Every Chance You Get

This U.S. aerospace firm has suffered its share of setbacks. But after each one, its stock recovers and then climbs even higher, making a lot of money for investors with the tenacity to ride out the downswing.

In 2013, at least four of its new aircraft experienced electrical problems in their first year on the market. The company traced the issues to lithium-ion batteries. Investors responded by dumping its stock in droves, shaving $6 billion from its market value in a single day.

Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon saw this stock in free fall - and told his paid-up Private Briefing subscribers to take advantage of the discount and load up the cart. Those who followed his advice are now sitting on a 138% gain.

Now he's recommending the stock again. Others have been hitting the "sell" button, spooked by critical tweets from President Trump, labor concerns, and increased competition. But Patalon says to buy. He recommends an "accumulate" strategy: Establish a foundational position now and then buy more stock any time it sells off.

With its backlog of orders for 5,700 commercial jetliners, defense contracts, and $470 billion in total business, this company's shares are ultimately headed higher over the long term. "You will cash in, in a big way," said Patalon. Get the pick and all of Patalon's expert insight on this company here...

Best Stocks to Buy No. 4: Grab These Shares to Make Up Lost Ground (and Profits)

Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald knows what it's like to hang onto a plummeting stock out of a need to be "right" about its potential. He's done it himself. He once refused to loosen his grip on a 1980s educational software provider until he suffered a 50% loss, all because he believed the company could change the world.

When you decide to cut your losses on a stock and move on, the hit to your portfolio is temporary. But the lesson you learn - that being profitable is more important than being right -will last a lifetime. The lesson is so critical to your investing success that Fitz-Gerald believes everyone should own a "stinker" at least once.

He sees the same phenomenon right now with Sears Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD). It's lost a stunning 93% of its value ($152 per share) since it peaked in 2006. The failing, once-iconic retailer is all but dead. Yet some investors are hanging onto their shares, or buying in, claiming it's set to rebound.

Fitz-Gerald doesn't recommend buying SHLD stock right now to learn a lesson. He does suggest turning your attention to one of the very companies responsible for making Sears obsolete.

During the holiday season, this retailer hosted a full 101.6 million more online shopping visits than the previous year. It's growing earnings at a rate of 55.4% per year. Its rapidly expanding cloud service now handles 45% to 60% of all data traffic.

In short, it's literally changing the very face of retailing, rather than scrambling to catch up.

Forget false hope in a company on death watch. Instead, buy into a firm driven by billions of dollars and loaded with profit potential... Click right here for Keith Fitz-Gerald's pick.

Best Stocks to Buy No. 3: This Mining Stock Will Take Off in a Gold Rally

Gold mining stocks tend to amplify the peaks and dips in the metal itself. So while gold prices are up 8.8% in 2017, gold stocks have handily beat those gains. Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) is up 19.6%, for example.

Gold prices should continue to rise this year. Our Resource Investing Specialist Peter Krauth projects gold will finish the year at $1,400 per ounce, a 12% increase from today's price. Expect gold mining stocks to rise even more.

But the best gold stock to buy in 2017 isn't Barrick, according to Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon.

His pick is one of the largest producers in the world, with more than 10 gold mines around the globe. In 2015, this company mined nearly 4 million ounces of gold. It plans to ramp up production by 20% in the next five years.

Its all-in sustaining cost (the cost to extract one ounce of gold) is healthy at $812. But it intends to lower it further to $700.

This stock is already up 19.2% in 2017. With this firm among the better-run of the major mining companies, Patalon expects it will be a big beneficiary of any prolonged rally in gold prices. Click here to get the best gold stock to buy now...

Editor's Note: As much as Patalon likes this gold miner, he's found an even better way to play the coming gold rally. He believes this stock has the potential to deliver returns of up to 10,000% over the next few years. Learn about this special opportunity here.

Continue reading for more of the best stocks to buy in March 2017 - one could double your money in less than three years...

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Best Stocks to Buy No. 2: 246 Billion Reasons to Buy This "Value Stock" Now

Once a high-flying growth stock, this tech giant is more of a "value stock" these days. It's also one of the most compelling buys in the market right now, according to Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani.

Gilani believes it will be a big beneficiary of the tax cuts President Donald Trump touted on the campaign trail.

Although we're still waiting for specifics on Trump's plan, the corporate tax rate could be drastically reduced, potentially all the way down to 15% from 35%. Trump also wants to slash to 10% the taxes U.S. companies must pay if they return cash held abroad back home.

That would be a huge incentive for corporations to "repatriate" their off-shore cash hoards - roughly $2.3 trillion for Fortune 500 companies alone.

Between lower corporate taxes and repatriation, the company Gilani recommends would see a massive influx of cash. Its shareholders will benefit the most, in one way or the other.

Individual tax cuts will likely boost its bottom line as well. More spending money in consumers' pockets would make this company's highly sought-after products more affordable.

Despite smashing expectations in its recent earnings call, this stock is still surprisingly cheap. It trades at less than 16 times earnings, way lower than the S&P 500's price-to-earnings (PE) ratio, which tops 22.

When you factor out its $246 billion in cash and equivalents, it gets even cheaper. Its PE drops down to 9.

This stock is riding momentum after the company's earnings beat, but Gilani says it has much higher to go - "to the moon," in fact. Pick up shares now. Grab even more if the stock pulls back. The last time he recommended it, investors reaped peak gains of 121%. Don't miss the next leg up - click here to get Gilani's pick...

Best Stocks to Buy No. 1: This High-Growth Software Firm Has Double-Your-Money Profit Potential

The U.S. home loan market might not seem like the most thrilling place to invest. But this "plain vanilla" sector generates over $1 trillion in volume each year and is ripe for disruption. As home sales return to prerecession levels, high-tech solutions for what was once a low-tech industry will see increased demand - and profits.

You see, writing home loans is costly and complicated, especially after the 2007-2008 financial crisis. Total loan production costs have more than doubled since then. They've grown from $3,416 in 2007 to $7,120 in 2016.

So a company offering a product that lowers costs and improves efficiency in the loan process would have plenty of business - and nearly built-in growth.

Money Morning Director of Tech & Venture Capital Research Michael A. Robinson identified a visionary company that does just that.

This software solutions provider has a cloud-based loan origination network connecting more than 200,000 lenders and real estate professionals. It seeks to automate as much of this complex process as possible, from loan origination and regulatory compliance to customer relations and more.

Robinson has five rules he refers to when searching for wealth-building tech winners, and this firm meets every one.

It's run by a team of top-notch executives who hail from well-respected companies like General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT). It has rock-solid fundamentals. It operates in the red-hot Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) sector, which hit $106 billion in 2016. It's a veritable growth machine: For Q4, it reported a 126% increase in net income compared with the year-ago quarter, plus a 48% year-over-year gain in revenue. Finally, based on close analysis of its financials, Robinson believes this stock could double in less than three years.

Robinson first recommended this company to his Strategic Tech Investor readers on Jan. 31. Its shares are up 13.9% since then. But with CoreLogic projecting a 5.3% increase in housing prices for the fiscal year ending in August, signaling a brisk market and high loan demand, the gains are just getting started.

This firm already handles roughly 25% of all residential mortgages in the United States today. And as its efficiency-boosting, frustration-reducing software solutions catch on, that figure is sure to grow - and so will your returns. Find out more about this industry disruptor, and get the ticker, right here...

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