James Brumley

James Brumley

Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com
James Brumley is a former stock broker, registered investment adviser and Director of Research for an options-focused newsletter. He's now primarily a freelance writer, tapping more than a decade's worth of broad experience to help investors get more out of the market. With a background in technical analysis as well as fundamental analysis, James touts stock-picking strategies that combine the importance of company performance with the power of stock-trade timing. He believes this dual approach is the only way an investor has a shot at consistently beating the market. James' work has appeared at several websites including Street Authority, Motley Fool, Kapitall and Investopedia. When not writing as a journalist, James works on his book explaining his multi-pronged approach to investing.
13 Ways to Invest in Yourself
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13 Ways to Invest in Yourself

When you hear the word "investing," you probably think about stocks, bonds, maybe commodities.
March 4, 2020
43 Companies Amazon Could Destroy (Including One for a Second Time)
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43 Companies Amazon Could Destroy (Including One for a Second Time)

You would think e-commerce and cloud computing giant Amazon.com (AMZN), after more than 20 years of unfettered growth, would have run out of room to e…
November 27, 2019
7 Dow Stocks That Billionaires Love
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7 Dow Stocks That Billionaires Love

There's something to be said about following the "smart money's" lead into adventurous, high-potential growth plays.
October 15, 2019
17 Consumer Staples Stocks to Take the Edge Off Your Portfolio
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17 Consumer Staples Stocks to Take the Edge Off Your Portfolio

Consumer staples stocks have largely fallen off the radar in recent months.
September 18, 2019
10 Stock Picks That Should Love Lower Interest Rates
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10 Stock Picks That Should Love Lower Interest Rates

It’s official.
August 2, 2019
The 20 Best Small-Cap Dividend Stocks to Buy
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The 20 Best Small-Cap Dividend Stocks to Buy

Small-cap stocks aren’t generally viewed as income-oriented investments.
July 26, 2019
8 Stocks That Are Fending Off Amazon
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8 Stocks That Are Fending Off Amazon

Amazon.com (AMZN) has left a trail of devastated companies in its wake, unable to compete with the e-commerce giant’s lower prices and seemingly infin…
July 8, 2019
The 19 Best Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019
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The 19 Best Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019

The past year has been exciting, if not a little stomach-churning.
June 17, 2019
Save the Date: 11 Biotech Stocks to Put on Your Radar
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Save the Date: 11 Biotech Stocks to Put on Your Radar

May 30, 2019
20 More Best Stocks to Buy That You Haven’t Heard Of
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20 More Best Stocks to Buy That You Haven’t Heard Of

The best stocks aren’t always going to be the most familiar.
May 28, 2019
6 "Warren Buffett Stocks" That Might Not Be His Ideas
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6 "Warren Buffett Stocks" That Might Not Be His Ideas

Warren Buffett, chief stock-picker for Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), is one of the most successful investors of all time.
May 3, 2019
Sell in May and Go Away: 5 Better Investing Tips
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Sell in May and Go Away: 5 Better Investing Tips

These tired clichés still have value, especially for long-term buy-and-holders
May 1, 2019
10 Workhorse Health Care Stocks That Never Break a Sweat
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10 Workhorse Health Care Stocks That Never Break a Sweat

April 30, 2019
50 Top Stocks That Billionaires Love
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50 Top Stocks That Billionaires Love

April 18, 2019
17 Retailers at Risk of Defaulting or Going Bankrupt
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17 Retailers at Risk of Defaulting or Going Bankrupt

The so-called retail apocalypse may be slowing down, but only because there are fewer stores to shutter.
April 10, 2019
10 Companies With New or Improved Stock Buybacks in 2019
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10 Companies With New or Improved Stock Buybacks in 2019

Stock buybacks crashed through the ceiling in 2018.
March 20, 2019
9 Great Dividend Growth Stocks to Buy
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9 Great Dividend Growth Stocks to Buy

March 12, 2019
The 10 Best (and 10 Worst) Stocks of This 10-Year Bull Market
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The 10 Best (and 10 Worst) Stocks of This 10-Year Bull Market

This bull market, after breaking longevity records in August of last year, is about to celebrate its 10th birthday.
March 7, 2019
Walmart (WMT) Has Found a Winning Formula
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Walmart (WMT) Has Found a Winning Formula

The mega-retailer's fourth-quarter results show strong brick-and-mortar performance, still-explosive e-commerce expansion
February 19, 2019
15 Mighty Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy for Big Returns
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15 Mighty Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy for Big Returns

Mid-cap stocks aren’t as prolific as the market’s best-known companies, nor as exciting as nimble newcomers.
February 18, 2019
2019's Most Surprisingly Hot Stocks
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2019's Most Surprisingly Hot Stocks

The market is off to one of its strongest starts in decades.
February 15, 2019
10 Value Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond
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10 Value Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond

Not that 2018 was a stellar year for growth companies, but it was downright miserable for value stocks.
January 29, 2019
7 Companies Getting Hit by the Government Shutdown
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7 Companies Getting Hit by the Government Shutdown

The partial U.S.
January 16, 2019
10 Potential Investing Land Mines to Avoid in 2019
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10 Potential Investing Land Mines to Avoid in 2019

There’s never a shortage of ways to put your money to work.
December 18, 2018
12 Stocks You Should Never Sell
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12 Stocks You Should Never Sell

Hopping in and out of stocks tends to do more harm than good to your portfolio.
December 14, 2018
12 Blue-Chip Stocks With Red-Hot Growth Estimates
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12 Blue-Chip Stocks With Red-Hot Growth Estimates

Much of the market was shelled in October and November – even no-doubt blue chips that typically can take a beating.
November 29, 2018
5 Dow Stocks to Sell (And 2 to Buy)
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5 Dow Stocks to Sell (And 2 to Buy)

Most stocks have been thoroughly shaken and stirred since early October, and a long-overdue corrective move finally took shape.
November 20, 2018