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As a long-term investor, I’m not letting the market’s recent volatility stop me from putting my cash to work right now. In fact, I’m putting even more money into the market today than I was earlier this year. There’s a surplus of high-quality TSX stocks currently trading at discounts that I’m looking to take advantage of.
The S&P/TSX Composite Index is trading at a loss of close to 15% year to date. Two 10% pullbacks have been experienced by the index in the past three month, which accounts for the majority of these losses.
A key reason why I’m confidently snatching up discounted TSX stocks right now is due to my timeline. I don’t plan on selling my positions for at least the next decade. So, whether or not stocks continue to slide for the next several months won’t have nearly as much of an impact on me compared to a short-term investor.
I’ve reviewed two opportunistically cheap TSX stocks that are high up on my watch list today.
This is a great stock for growth in the tech sector. Descartes Systems (TSX:DSG)(NASDAQ:DSGX) has performed impressively well this year. Shares have only slightly lagged the market’s returns in 2022 and are still up a market-crushing 170% over the past five years. Comparatively, Canada’s market has returned less that 30%.
The company has seen a rise in demand since the beginning of the pandemic.
Descartes Systems offers its customers a wide range of cloud-based supply chain management and logistics solutions. The primary objective of the company’s technology is to improve productivity and performance of its customer’s logistics and supply chain operations.
At a market cap of less than $10 billion, I’d still consider Descartes Systems more an under-the-radar growth stock in the tech sector. But with a growing market share in an increasingly important market, I don’t think it will be long before the company is a household name amongst Canadian investors.
Now trading just about 25% below 52-week highs set in late 2021, I wouldn’t bank on this discounted price lasting much longer.
Goeasy (TSX:GSY) is a TSX stock that I’d consider a true under-the-radar company. The market cap for the growth stock is $1.5 billion, and it has returned nearly 250% over five years.
It’s been a rough year for the company in 2022, though. The shares have fallen more than 40% and are now trading at more than half the 52-week highs.
As a consumer-facing financial lender, it’s no surprise that the recent increases in interest rates have negatively impacted the stock. Higher rates can expectedly lead to less consumer borrowing, which in turn means less demand for goeasy’s services.
For short-term investors, there likely wouldn’t be much interest in this TSX stock. But for long-term investors with time on their side, this is a rare buying opportunity that you’ll be thanking yourself in a decade for taking advantage of today.
In the end, interest rates will drop. It might take months before consumer spending starts to increase.
goeasy has a track record of making market-beating gains. This certainly isn’t the company’s first challenging market environment that it’s faced. There’s no doubt in my mind that the company will be able to weather this storm and return to its market-beating ways sooner rather than later.