James K. Glassman

James K. Glassman

Contributing Columnist, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
James K. Glassman is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. His most recent book is Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence.
Homebuilder Stocks Get a Pandemic Boost
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Becoming an Investor

Homebuilder Stocks Get a Pandemic Boost

As COVID shifts to an endemic, housing stocks could get a lift should Americans move to homes with more space and amenities.
December 20, 2021
James K. Glassman’s 10 Stock Market Picks for 2022
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Kiplinger's Investing Outlook

James K. Glassman’s 10 Stock Market Picks for 2022

Going contrarian served me well in 2021, and so that’s shaping my thinking for 2022.
November 24, 2021
How to Cash In on Sports Gambling
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Becoming an Investor

How to Cash In on Sports Gambling

Some 27 states have launched sports-betting markets, 11 of them online. Another five have passed laws to do so.
October 29, 2021
Don't Give Up on Small-Cap Stocks
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Becoming an Investor

Don't Give Up on Small-Cap Stocks

Small caps can still attract investors. These stocks offer undeniable value.
September 30, 2021
The Truth About Index Funds
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Index Funds

The Truth About Index Funds

You may think you're diversified by buying an S&P 500 Index fund, but you're making a substantial wager on a handful of stocks.
August 27, 2021
I Still Like the Trillion-Dollar Stocks
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Becoming an Investor

I Still Like the Trillion-Dollar Stocks

Unlike the highfliers of the late 1990s, these trillionaires make tons of money.
July 29, 2021
It's a Good Time to Invest in Europe
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Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

It's a Good Time to Invest in Europe

Europe is not exactly stable, but investors can feel better putting their money there.
June 24, 2021
Disrupters Are Driving the Car Market
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Becoming an Investor

Disrupters Are Driving the Car Market

I was not a Tesla believer years ago, but I am now. Tesla's future looks pretty spectacular, and its stock price has lately become more attractive.
May 26, 2021
Finally, on the Brink of Dow 36,000
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Markets

Finally, on the Brink of Dow 36,000

The main thrust of our book was that buying and holding a diversified stock portfolio is by far the best strategy.
April 24, 2021
Why You Should Consider Commodities
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Stock Market Today

Why You Should Consider Commodities

Besides offering protection against inflation, commodities are good diversifiers in a portfolio.
March 23, 2021
A Word About Short Selling: Don’t
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Becoming an Investor

A Word About Short Selling: Don’t

When you buy a stock, the worst that can happen is you lose what you invested. With a short, you can lose much more.
February 18, 2021
When to Give Up on a Stock
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Becoming an Investor

When to Give Up on a Stock

Selling should have little to do with price. What matters is the business itself and whether it has changed for the worse.
January 27, 2021
Time to Book Some Travel Stocks
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Becoming an Investor

Time to Book Some Travel Stocks

Many travel companies will revive and even thrive, so take advantage of some exceptional bargains.
December 23, 2020
James Glassman’s 10 Stock Market Picks for 2021
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Becoming an Investor

James Glassman’s 10 Stock Market Picks for 2021

Chipmaker Intel, down nearly 19% in the past year, looks like an unusual tech bargain.
November 26, 2020
Investing in Uncertain Times
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Investor Psychology

Investing in Uncertain Times

Trust your gut. Buy companies that you believe have terrific ideas even if you are not sure how they will work out.
October 20, 2020
Not Every Value Stock Is a Good One
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Investor Psychology

Not Every Value Stock Is a Good One

As a sector, value stocks have been hammered. But there are still plenty of good deals out there — you just have to be choosy.
October 1, 2020
Finding Good Stocks in a Bad Sector
Investor Psychology

Finding Good Stocks in a Bad Sector

If you seek value among sectors that are out of favor, you may find it hard to resist small-cap stocks.
August 27, 2020
Cash In on a Housing Revolution
Markets

Cash In on a Housing Revolution

COVID-19 will change home buying for the better, in part by creating more homebodies.
July 22, 2020
I'm Still Bullish on China
Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

I'm Still Bullish on China

Political threats to China's economy are real. But they are also well known and already reflected in stock prices.
July 2, 2020
JAMES GLASSMAN: When Stocks Are Down, Grab Your Wish List
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JAMES GLASSMAN: When Stocks Are Down, Grab Your Wish List

Purchasing stocks when the market is hurting requires discipline. But it’s the way to get great companies at a reasonable price
June 4, 2020
FAANGs + 1: Higher Tech, Lower Risk
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FAANGs + 1: Higher Tech, Lower Risk

These stocks can withstand the shocks that are becoming more common in our interconnected world.
May 7, 2020
Can Rates Go Any Lower?
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Can Rates Go Any Lower?

Rates can go even lower than they are now. In some European and Asian nations, negative yields have prevailed for years.
April 3, 2020
Don’t Give Up on Energy Stocks
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Don’t Give Up on Energy Stocks

Remember the “peak oil” fears? Looks like we’ll be pulling oil and gas from the ground for decades to come.
March 6, 2020
Benjamin Graham’s Timeless Advice
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Benjamin Graham’s Timeless Advice

You don’t have to be a brilliant analyst like Graham to recognize the value in value today.
January 30, 2020
Luxury Stocks: Profit from Indulgence
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Luxury Stocks: Profit from Indulgence

Luxury-goods houses ride high on the power of individual brands—names that evoke style, quality and endurance.
December 27, 2019
The 20 Best Stocks to Buy for 2020
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The 20 Best Stocks to Buy for 2020

Get ready to rumble. The best stocks to buy for 2020 will undoubtedly have growth potential, but they also should be able to withstand a market tantru…
December 13, 2019
James Glassman’s Top Stock Picks for 2020
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James Glassman’s Top Stock Picks for 2020

Nvidia may be the best artificial intelligence play. The stock has bounced off its June low but still offers excellent value.
November 27, 2019