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Harriet Lefton

Harriet Lefton

Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com
Harriet Lefton, originally from the U.K., began her career as a journalist specializing in the niche world of metal markets. She graduated from the University of Cambridge before becoming a qualified U.K. lawyer. Now she has turned her attention to the world of financial blogging, covering U.S. stocks, analysts and all manner of things finance-related.
5 Defense Stocks to Buy to Toughen Up Your Portfolio
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5 Defense Stocks to Buy to Toughen Up Your Portfolio

September 30, 2019
The Pros Say No: 7 Large-Cap Stocks to Sell or Avoid
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The Pros Say No: 7 Large-Cap Stocks to Sell or Avoid

Volatile markets can sometimes drive investors into the assumed safety of large-cap stocks.
September 6, 2019
10 'Strong Buy' Tech Stocks to Buy Now
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10 'Strong Buy' Tech Stocks to Buy Now

The increasingly volatile market is sending some investors into more defensive stock picks.
September 3, 2019
5 Top ESG Stocks on RBC Capital’s ‘Best Ideas’ List
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5 Top ESG Stocks on RBC Capital’s ‘Best Ideas’ List

If you want to invest with a clean conscience, look no further.
August 19, 2019
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5 ‘Strong Buy’ Dividend Stocks With High Upside
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5 ‘Strong Buy’ Dividend Stocks With High Upside

The markets are looking perilous right now, with rising trade tensions and Federal Reserve uncertainty sparking heavy selling.
August 6, 2019
5 Biotech Stocks to Buy for Blockbuster Potential
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5 Biotech Stocks to Buy for Blockbuster Potential

Biotechnology has boomed over the past few decades as our understanding of living organisms and the human machine has swelled.
July 25, 2019
Analysts' 7 Top Stock Picks for 2019's Second Half
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Analysts' 7 Top Stock Picks for 2019's Second Half

Stocks are sitting atop the clouds.
July 17, 2019
Goldman Sachs: 5 "Superstar" Stocks to Buy Now
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Goldman Sachs: 5 "Superstar" Stocks to Buy Now

Goldman Sachs’ analysts last month homed in on an investing strategy designed to generate outsize returns for investors.
July 3, 2019
10 Top-Rated Industrial Stocks to Snap Up Now
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10 Top-Rated Industrial Stocks to Snap Up Now

July 2, 2019
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10 High-Profile IPOs: What the Analysts Think
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10 High-Profile IPOs: What the Analysts Think

Fans of initial public offerings (IPOs) have gotten one flashy deal after another in 2019.
July 2, 2019
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Mexico Tariffs Could Rattle These 5 Stocks
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Mexico Tariffs Could Rattle These 5 Stocks

June 11, 2019
Goldman Sachs: 5 Stock Picks to Survive the Trade War
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Goldman Sachs: 5 Stock Picks to Survive the Trade War

May 14, 2019
7 "Perfect 10" Stocks to Buy Now
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7 "Perfect 10" Stocks to Buy Now

The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index ended April with its best start to a year since 1987, and most of the major stock indexes are either near or at …
May 8, 2019
The 5 Highest-Rated Dow Jones Stocks
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The 5 Highest-Rated Dow Jones Stocks

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is enjoying a remarkable rally.
April 22, 2019
5 Marijuana Stocks Wall Street Is Most Bullish On
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5 Marijuana Stocks Wall Street Is Most Bullish On

Cannabis and marijuana stocks are an exciting industry right now.
April 16, 2019
10 "Strong Buy" Stock Picks for a Spring Surge
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10 "Strong Buy" Stock Picks for a Spring Surge

April 11, 2019
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Goldman Sachs: 7 Growth Stocks to Buy With Explosive Potential
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Goldman Sachs: 7 Growth Stocks to Buy With Explosive Potential

If you are stuck for investing inspiration after a breakneck first quarter, Goldman Sachs has some valuable tips.
April 1, 2019
5 Warren Buffett Stocks He's Likely In for the Long Term
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5 Warren Buffett Stocks He's Likely In for the Long Term

Warren Buffett has a clear investing mantra: He likes value, and he likes holding on for the long term.
March 19, 2019
10 Cheap Tech Stocks to Buy for Under $10
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10 Cheap Tech Stocks to Buy for Under $10

Cheap stocks – those that trade for a small nominal dollar amount, say, less than $10 – are a double-edged sword.
March 11, 2019
5 Stocks Seeing Insider Selling Right Now
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5 Stocks Seeing Insider Selling Right Now

Insider transactions can provide a valuable glimpse into how corporate insiders really view a company.
February 26, 2019
5 Hot Airline Stocks Ready for Takeoff
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5 Hot Airline Stocks Ready for Takeoff

The airline industry would probably rather forget 2018.
February 18, 2019
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Mizuho's 9 Best Biotech Stocks to Buy for 2019
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Mizuho's 9 Best Biotech Stocks to Buy for 2019

Biotech stocks are a staple among growth investors.
February 5, 2019
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RBC Capital: 5 Tech Stocks to Buy Before Earnings
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RBC Capital: 5 Tech Stocks to Buy Before Earnings

Earnings season is here, and the technology sector is entering the spotlight.
January 30, 2019
5 "Strong Buy" Stock Picks for 2019 (That Crashed in 2018)
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5 "Strong Buy" Stock Picks for 2019 (That Crashed in 2018)

January 27, 2019
7 Cheap Stocks to Buy on the Dip
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7 Cheap Stocks to Buy on the Dip

Despite a rocky 2018, many analysts still are bullish on the investing outlook for 2019.
January 11, 2019
20 Top Stock Picks the Analysts Love for 2019
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20 Top Stock Picks the Analysts Love for 2019

Volatility was the name of the game for stocks in 2018.
December 28, 2018
5 Consumer Staples Stocks to Hide Out In Right Now
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5 Consumer Staples Stocks to Hide Out In Right Now

The stock market’s tumble into 2018’s end has turned investors’ attention toward the more defensive market sectors.
December 21, 2018