You risk passing up promising investments when you eliminate stocks because they seem expensive by many measures.
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My two longtime favorites are Chipotle and Starbucks, which have franchises built for Americans' changing eating habits.
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One study found that returns would rise sharply (with little effect on risk) if managers would pare their holdings to their 20 to 30 favorite stocks.
The prospect of a diminished future may be gloomy, but smart planning can help you temper the effects.
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There is little difference in prospective returns between an index fund and a low-cost, low-turnover actively managed fund.
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The best retailers can develop loyal followings, and those dedicated customers are willing to pay premium prices.
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The best option is large integrated energy companies, which have both market clout and solid balance sheets.
If you buy funds that own high-quality debt, you'll get a bit of income and stand a good chance of getting some price appreciation.
Most of Nasdaq's darlings at the 2000 peak haven't come close to regaining their value.
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China's domestic consumers are willing to spend, giving the economy a sounder footing.
Google trades at a price-earnings ratio of 19, an attractive valuation for a great company.
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When I feel a passion to buy or sell a stock or fund, I question my impulse and test whether the opposite position isn't better.
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Small caps are especially attractive now because they are out of favor, and over the long term little companies beat big ones.
Some of Disney's prime assets are folks who never ask for a raise, including Goofy, Cinderella and Luke Skywalker.
It's not a question of if, but when, some cataclysm will hit markets. Here are some ways to prepare.
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All those kids in their twenties and thirties who are living with their parents will eventually want their own homes.
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The yellow metal has a mystique. But when all is said and done, it is just another commodity.
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The field is clearly becoming more crowded, but Facebook's brand remains strong.
Behavior determines investment success or failure -- not knowledge or skill or luck.
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A manageable portfolio holds between 20 and 30 stocks, roughly balanced by sector and weighted fairly equally.
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The industry may be struggling, but revolutionary management can help make some businesses a good investment.
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You should reserve a small part of your portfolio for investments that don’t move closely with the stock market.
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2013 was a very good year for the stocks I recommended. Let's see how I can follow up.
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Real estate investment trusts offer better yields than most income alternatives and if the economy roars back, their investors will benefit greatly.
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Now, when developing markets are flat on their backs, is the time for contrarian investors to look closely at them.
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As Yogi Berra once said: "You can see a lot just by looking." And nowhere is looking a more powerful tool than in retailing.
Watch out for darling stocks, hidden costs, overly complicated investments and a whole slew of bond funds.
Trading generates taxes, and taxes, combined with trading costs, erode long-term returns.
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Faith-based investing is about finding companies that are currently faltering but that have a high likelihood of doing better.
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There's no doubt natural gas usage will rise and so will employment to support production. How can an investor take advantage?
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The tech giants don't deserve to be ostracized, because they represent some of the best values in the stock market.
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Everyone knows the Dow. Not everyone understands it. Here's how it can make you money.
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You need to know what makes a business great to understand when it is no longer great. Then you'll know it's time to sell shares.
Investment-grade bonds, especially those issued by financial companies, are looking better.
Investors don't believe that Ford can sustain today's high profits. I think they're wrong.
Gross says that stocks "stink." But over the long-term, they'll prove to be the best investment.
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Recent winning returns alone shouldn't earn a fund a spot in your portfolio.
Target-date funds might be a bigger gamble than you're willing to take. Folio Investing offers portfolios with different levels of risk.
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Solid businesses to invest in will be able to show you the money.
Could one of these picks be the next Apple?
Amazon.com dominates the industry, but other Web-based stores are also worth a look.
You don't have to give up performance to invest with your conscience.
If you're searching for a decent yield, getting 6% or 7% on your money can be awfully satisfying.
The ones I favor don't extend loans to Greece and don't load up on fancy derivatives.
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Assets that are neither stocks nor bonds may dampen volatility in your portfolio, but they do come with their own risks.
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These ten investing suggestions should do well for your portfolio in the New Year and beyond.
Home sales are improving, but they have a long way to go before they return to normal.
The countries may be troubled, but many companies based in the European Union are in better shape.
The best stock-buying strategy is to find great companies to buy and hold.
These 12 stocks have held strong through the economic turbulence of recent years. Start buying now.
In this uncertain market and economy, health stocks can serve as safe havens amid the turmoil.
Exchange-traded funds are easy to trade and offer you an affordable way to build a diversified portfolio.
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You can hunt for the few promising investments in this risky sector, but in general you should stay away from financial companies.
These three strategies can help you pick up unloved stocks that wind up winning.
By limiting your munis to maturities of three to six years, you'll reduce the risk of inflation eating away at the value of your bonds.
Diversifying your portfolio with commodities is a smart move, but buying stocks that are tied to them may be better.
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These companies would not have recovered so briskly had they been relying solely on the U.S. market.
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My 2010 stock selections performed well. Here's a batch of promising picks for the New Year.
Take advantage now while the Great Dividend Shift is offering stocks yielding more than bonds.
Fashion trends can change overnight, so look for companies that have a keen sense of style.
Web stocks can be fun, but risky investments. Look for companies with big ideas and plenty of cash.
Despite the risks lurking in this part of the world, Latin America offers excellent prospects for investors.
Housing could do better than people think. That's all that has to happen for building stocks to climb.
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My advice is to wait for a correction in the price of gold and then buy mining stocks.
The bulk of the benefits for small-cap stock investors come from buying the tiniest of the tiny.
Start building your own defensive position by investing in firms that benefit from military spending.
They offer a smoother ride to your investing goals -- and provide a little insurance.
Consider these natural-gas stocks for the long term.
Cash in by investing in companies that benefit from rising demand in their own domestic markets.
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Start by looking at which ones performed the best over the past ten years. Here are 25.
I've chosen these stocks because I expect them to outpace the market over the next 12 months.
The big winner ten years from now will be a company that is tiny today or hasn't even been born yet.
Concerned about the market? Build yourself an insurance policy against future disaster.
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