by Ian Cooper

It’s been another volatile year.

Thanks to the fear of rising interest rates, potential recession, tighter credit issues, higher oil prices, and incessant geopolitical issues, it’s been chaotic. Worse, 71% of Americans say the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction.

But don’t let the chaos chase you from the markets.

Instead, just wait it out. 

Take some advice from Warren Buffett, who, at a 2016 shareholder meeting, suggested that dark clouds would fill the economic skies and they would briefly rain gold. “During such scary periods, you should never forget two things: First, widespread fear is your friend as an investor, because it serves up bargain purchases. Second, personal fear is your enemy. It will also be unwarranted,” as quoted by MarketWatch.

And start buying top stocks that are on sale, including:

Agree Realty (ADC)

Agree Realty is a beaten-down real estate investment trust (REIT) that’s trading at a 52-week low. Not only does it currently yield 5.3%, but some of its top clients are its high-grade tenants, including AutoZone, Costco, Home Depot, Target, and McDonald’s, for example.

Even better, after a recent pullback, insiders have been stepping in. Board member John Rakolta, for example, just paid $1.89 million for 30,000 shares. CEO Joey Agree spent $627,900 on 10,000 shares. Executive chairman and company founder Richard Agree bought about 11,751 shares for $739,725.

Better, the REIT owns retail properties that are secured by triple net leases, where the tenant pays the property expenses such as real estate taxes, building insurance, and maintenance. All in addition to rent and utilities. In addition, with properties leased to grocery, home improvement, dollar stores, and drug stores, it’s less susceptible to recession.

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

According to CEO Lisa Su, as quoted by Barron’s, “First, second, and third priority are around AI, AI, AI. Over the last thirty days, what we’ve seen is a continued acceleration of engagements for AI in the data center.”

Su added the AI market is “skyrocketing.”

All of which is great news for companies like AMD.

In addition, earnings have been solid. In its most recent quarter, the company posted adjusted EPS of 58 cents, a penny above expectations. Revenue came in at $5.36 billion, which was slightly above expectations for $5.3 billion.

Take-Two Interactive (TTWO)

Investors may want to keep an eye on Take-Two Interactive (TTWO).

The gaming stock could push even higher, as millions of gamers wait for the release of Grand Theft Auto VI – one of the most anticipated game releases.

Helping, CEO Strauss Zelnick hinted at a possible release date for Grand Theft Auto VI.

“We leave the announcement of upcoming titles to our labels and we have said we have a very robust pipeline of titles and we have a great outlook for fiscal 2025 where we’ve reiterated our belief that we’ll generate about $8 billion in net bookings,” he said, as quoted by HypeBeast.

They added, “This answer gives fans the hint of a release window between April 1, 2024, and March 31, 2025, with ComicBook adding that GTA VI is one of the few Rockstar titles that could generate a whopping $8 billion US in net bookings.”

Analysts like TTWO here, too.

JP Morgan, for example, just raised its price target on the stock to $165 from $162, with an overweight rating. The firm noted, “the company’s fiscal 2025 guidance for $8B-plus in bookings implies a substantial ramp up in content before March 2025.”