3 No-Brainer Stocks to Buy Under $13

These three stocks are cheap and easy buys if you want some quick wins in the next while. Just make sure it fits with your own risk tolerance.

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If you’re looking to simply get into the market with a small stake and make some money, then now is a great time. There are some easy, no-brainer buys in this current market. However, it’s important to note that market sentiment can change. So, while these look like strong buys now, that could change in the future.

Even so, if you just want a small stake to watch for the next few months to a year, then these are the easy choices.

Kinross Gold

First up, we have Kinross Gold (TSX:K), a gold producer benefiting from the rising price of gold. Shares currently go for $11 per share as of writing and offer a 1.51% dividend yield.

The company is a strong buy for multiple reasons. The price of gold has been on the rise in 2024, which benefits gold mining companies like Kinross. Kinross’s stock price has risen significantly this month and over the past year. Some analysts believe Kinross is trading below its fair value, suggesting there’s room for growth.

Furthermore, Kinross reported a strong first quarter in 2024 with good profit margins and healthy cash flow generation. It continues to advance its Great Bear gold project in Ontario, Canada. This project has the potential to be a major mine, and Kinross completed significant drilling in 2022 and 2023. Overall, it’s a strong buy to consider for a cheap share price.

NorthWest Healthcare REIT

Another strong option if you want dividend income is NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT (TSX:NWH.UN). The company has seen its share price rising steadily in the last few months, offering a 7.1% dividend yield as well. 

The real estate investment trust (REIT) focuses on healthcare real estate, a sector generally considered defensive during economic downturns. People continue to need healthcare, regardless of economic conditions. Because of this, Northwest Health has a strong track record with long-term lease agreements, providing stable and predictable income. The average lease expiry is over 14 years, which minimizes tenant turnover risk.

What’s more, the aging global population is expected to continue to drive demand for healthcare facilities, which could benefit the REIT in the long run. With that high dividend yield, it looks like a strong investment at just $5.10 per share as of writing.

Hut 8 Stock

Another company doing well right now that investors may want to own a small stake in is Hut 8 (TSX:HUT). The cryptocurrency mining company has been roaring back in share price — especially after strong earnings and solid future outlook.

In particular, Hut 8’s fortunes are tied to the price of Bitcoin. If Bitcoin continues its recent rise, Hut 8 would benefit significantly. Yet, Hut 8 is not just a pure-play Bitcoin miner. They are expanding into data centres, which are in high demand due to the growth of cloud computing and artificial intelligence. This diversification could provide a more stable income stream.

What’s more, Hut 8 recently brought its new Salt Creek site online. This facility boasts lower energy costs, allowing them to mine Bitcoin more efficiently and profitably. Overall, it’s certainly a strong way to get in on cryptocurrency without paying the hefty price tag.

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 has positions in NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust. The Motley Fool recommends Bitcoin and NorthWest Healthcare Properties Real Estate Investment Trust. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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