3 Cheap Stocks to Jump on During Today’s Market Correction

If you’re looking for cheap stocks, these three offer a great chance to jump in during the market correction on the TSX today!

| More on:
Woman has an idea

Image source: Getty Images

Motley Fool investors have likely been on edge due to the market correction on the TSX today. For the last few months, shares have climbed higher and higher. And then suddenly, they stopped. Also, there was a pretty major drop on the TSX. But perhaps that means there are some cheap stocks that really shouldn’t be so cheap.

What happened

After reaching all-time highs in early September, the S&P/TSX Composite Index is now down about 590 points as of writing. But on Monday, half of that drop came in with the composite falling by 251 points, sending many investors into panic mode.

While the drop is surely a cause for concern on the global markets, long-term investors need to stay calm. In fact, don’t even look at the TSX today. That’s right. If you’re just going to stare at it and worry and then sell stocks based on fear, it’s better you stay away.

Now granted, there are a number of reasons that the TSX today is down. Inflation, rebound risks, the variant, and a Chinese real estate company and its effects on the United States markets. But if you’re a regular investor, this shouldn’t be a time to panic. You should see the market correction as an opportunity to find cheap stocks.

Where to look

Some of the top companies in the world are likely to fall during a market correction. Companies that Motley Fool investors have been eyeing for the better part of a year, thinking they couldn’t afford it may be able to now. A market correction usually means top stocks are the first to be sold off. These stocks have seen astronomical highs, so it only makes sense that when the market goes into panic mode, investors want to take out their returns.

In that case, the tech sector, energy industry, and electric vehicle companies have all been doing well during the last year. So these are likely the first ones to go. However, that also means there is a significant opportunity to find some cheap stocks in these booming industries.

Three to consider

So let’s look at each of these areas to find some cheap stocks to consider. First, I would consider Lightspeed Commerce (TSX:LSPD)(NYSE:LSPD). Lightspeed stock has been on a tear in the last year, becoming a booming e-commerce company during the pandemic. It’s acquired business after business to become a powerhouse, aiming to be the go-to e-commerce company around the world.

Yet now it may be considered one of the cheap stocks to buy. Granted, its fundamentals are still high. However, given Lightspeed stock and its future outlook, the market correction provides a solid jumping-in point. Shares are up 300% in the last year but dropped about 3% during the market correction. Sure, it’s not much, but it’s better to get in now before Lightspeed stock continues to soar even higher.

Another stock I would then consider is Keyera (TSX:KEY). Keyera stock is down a similar 2% due to the market correction, with the oil market falling during the market situation on the TSX today. However, if you’re a long-term Motley Fool investor, then it’s a great time to jump on one of the best cheap stocks to offer high dividends. Keyera stock has a 5.8% dividend yield as of writing that you can now lock in and take advantage of the oil and gas rebound once the market correction corrects itself yet again.

Finally, I would then consider NFI Group (TSX:NFI) to be an absolute steal during today’s market correction. The recent drop comes from the supply chain demands that have reduced the ability of the company to get new vehicles out the door. This has cut the company’s annual guidance for 2021. So shares are down almost 17% on the TSX today alone!

So this by far is the best deal for investors to sink their teeth into. If you’re a long-term investor looking for cheap stocks, this is where I would look. The company’s short-term headwinds could make for strong long-term gains.

While it may be more of a wait than the other two, this is one of the cheap stocks that could feed your portfolio for decades.

This article represents the opinion of the writer, who may disagree with the “official” recommendation position of a Motley Fool premium service or advisor. We’re Motley! Questioning an investing thesis — even one of our own — helps us all think critically about investing and make decisions that help us become smarter, happier, and richer, so we sometimes publish articles that may not be in line with recommendations, rankings or other content.

Fool contributor Amy Legate-Wolfe owns shares of Lightspeed POS Inc. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Lightspeed POS Inc. The Motley Fool recommends KEYERA CORP and NFI Group.

More on Investing

edit Person using calculator next to charts and graphs
Dividend Stocks

3 Oversold Dividend Stocks That Could Make You Rich When They Bounce Bank

Don't wait around for these oversold dividend stocks to bounce back, each certainly will, which is why now is the…

Read more »

A small flower grows out of a concrete crack.
Dividend Stocks

Down 8% Last Month, Canadian Tire Stock Is a Deal Heading Into June 2023

May wasn't a good month for the stock, but June has been different from the beginning and may present an…

Read more »

Canadian Dollars
Dividend Stocks

Need Passive Income Right Now? Turn $20,000 Into $152 Every Month

This dividend stock may be down now, but offers substantial passive income through its 9.31% dividend yield as of writing!

Read more »

Double exposure of a businessman and stairs - Business Success Concept
Dividend Stocks

Is Exchange Income Stock a Buy?

Even within an industry, some stocks might be worth considering in certain market conditions, while others may be avoided.

Read more »

online shopping
Tech Stocks

Shopify Stock Rose 22% Last Month: Is it Still a Buy in June 2023?

Shopify (TSX:SHOP) stock rose 22% in the last month but is down from 52-week highs. So, is it time to…

Read more »

Dividend Stocks

2 Top Canadian Value Stocks in June 2023

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) stock is a compelling buy in June, and so is this Canadian REIT.

Read more »

Illustration of bull and bear
Dividend Stocks

2 Cyclical Stocks to Buy Before the Next Bull Market

The TSX index has been cyclical in the past 12 months, with neither a bearish nor a bullish trend fully…

Read more »

Hand arranging wood block stacking as step stair with arrow up.

3 Top Canadian Growth Stocks for June 2023

These growth stocks might be up in 2023, but each provides a strong opportunity both for recovery in 2023, and…

Read more »