Forget development stocks like tech. Analysts are recommending that buyers go for corporations with masses of cash. The market rallied in January — together with the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite, which rose almost 10.7% final month for its greatest month-to-month efficiency since July. But analysts say corporations with pricing energy are a safer guess than tech, on condition that inflation is predicted to remain excessive this 12 months and the uncertainty round when the U.S. Federal Reserve will pivot to decrease rates of interest. “The Fed is cautious of offering an excessive amount of traction to the ‘pivot’ narrative,” stated Robert Schein, chief funding officer at Blanke Schein Wealth Management. “Because we do not know the way excessive the Federal Reserve plans to hike rates of interest, buyers needs to be ready for extra volatility by year-end and into 2023.” “We’re beginning to enter a bifurcated market: corporations with sturdy stability sheets will maintain up a lot better than development corporations which have by no means posted a revenue,” he added. Sean O’Hara, president at Pacer ETFs, sounded a related notice, saying that markets will proceed to be unstable. Tech stocks have gotten “a little forward of themselves,” he instructed CNBC’s ” Squawk Box Asia ” final week. “For now, stocks that commerce at a low cost to the general market [price to earnings] that generate excessive free money circulation are preferable to the expansion names that led the final bull market cycle,” he stated. Companies with larger free money circulation yields are typically in a stronger place to satisfy its debt or different obligations. It additionally signifies how shortly a firm can entry money within the occasion of an emergency or alternative. Stock picks O’Hara stated vitality, well being care and supplies are better bets. His high picks are U.S. biotech firm Moderna and oil and fuel large Chevron . He stated his agency has been bullish on vitality, because of excessive free money circulation yield within the sector. “It’s not 100% the worth of oil, it is partially the discount in [capital expenditure],” he stated. “Energy corporations used to take each greenback they may get their fingers on … They’re not doing that anymore.” “They’re principally pulling of their horns … they’re shopping for again shares they usually’re paying dividends and rising their dividends. And so that is what’s driving actually the story for vitality,” O’Hara added. Schein of Blanke Schein Wealth Management can be optimistic on vitality and well being care. “Quality corporations with sturdy stability sheets and a historical past of dividend development are nicely positioned for a number of financial environments,” he stated. He likes American mining firm Freeport-McMoRan , a main copper producer. “This copper-focused firm is nicely positioned to navigate our inflationary setting on account of pricing energy and excessive demand,” Schein stated. “Investors are trying to fade the expansion commerce in favor of extra dependable money circulation producing stocks. FCX largely focuses on copper and gold mining, so buyers will discover the corporate extra enticing as metallic costs transfer larger,” he stated. Copper and gold costs have been on a tear, rising 11% and 6% respectively within the 12 months up to now.