Engineer Goodwin (LSE:GDWN) and nearly-new car dealer Motorpoint (LSE:MOTR) are constituents of the FTSE SmallCap Index. Both rank towards the lower end, with market caps of £150m and £220m, respectively.
I believe one of these stocks currently offers excellent value and I rate it a 'buy'. I see the other as having hidden risks that lead me to give it a place on my 'sell' list.
After crashing to 417p, the lowest level printed this decade, shares in HSBC (LSE:HSBA) have put in a strong performance since the lows of mid-2016.
Indeed, at the time of writing, shares in the global banking giant are trading at around 750p, up approximately 80% from the lows.
Several factors have helped the bank's recovery. Weak sterling has helped improved earnings per share, as an improving global economy, cash returns to investors, and rising interest rates have all helped improve sentiment towards the global banking sector.
I'm not afraid to invest in oil companies with debt at times in the hope that increased production coupled with a possible oil price rise might gear up my profits -- though admittedly my investment in Premier Oil is yet to come good.