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3 Strong Stocks to Buy for the Fourth Quarter and Beyond

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On today’s episode of Full Court Finance at Zacks, Ben Rains discusses the market and what could be next amid increased volatility heading into the election. The episode then dives into three highly-ranked stocks that longer-term investors might want to consider buying as we enter the fourth quarter.

Stocks jumped through late afternoon trading on Monday, as part of a nice run over the last several sessions. The moves come as part of heightened volatility, which traders are betting continues beyond the November 3 election. Meanwhile, investors have grown impatient about the lack of progress on the stimulus front and might be nervous about rising coronavirus rates in Europe and elsewhere.

That said, the political will for a second round of lockdowns likely isn’t there and there are signs of continued economic recovery. This is reflected in the third quarter picture and beyond (also read: Handicapping the Q3 Earnings Season).

Investors should also remember that market corrections are common and healthy. And if we look back to how things were after the brutal selloff in February and March, it seems likely that many would have gladly taken where the market is now. In fact, the S&P 500 currently rests just over 6% off its early September records, as it races back up to its 50-day moving average.

On top of all of this, the Fed plans to keep its interest rates near zero through at least 2023. This means that Wall Street will be hunting for returns. Therefore, investors with a longer-term horizon might want to buy stocks despite the near-term uncertainty. 

The first of the three Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks we dive into is FedEx (FDX - Free Report) . The firm posted blowout quarterly results on September 15 that highlighted its ability to thrive during the e-commerce age.

We then take a look at coronavirus standout Zoom Video (ZM - Free Report) that appears ready to grow for years. The video conferencing firm has outshined the likes of Amazon (AMZN - Free Report) , Apple (AAPL - Free Report) and others in 2020 and it’s already trading at new highs after bouncing back from its early September decline.

The last stock we look at is Nike (NKE - Free Report) . The sportswear giant’s e-commerce results wowed Wall Street last week and it’s ready to stand tall against newcomer Lululemon (LULU - Free Report) and a resurgent Adidas (ADDYY - Free Report) for a variety of reasons.

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