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Tom Petruno

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

Petruno, a former financial columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is an independent investor, writer and consultant. He lives in L.A.

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2017

Stocks to Buy for 2018

If this bull market survives beyond August, it will be the longest-running bull ever. And yet, there's reason to believe it still has has some room left to run. One key factor: A modestly growing economy ...

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2017

18 Best Stocks to Buy for 2018

If this bull market survives beyond August, it will be the longest bull market ever. And yet, there's reason to believe it still has has some room left to run. One key factor: A modestly growing economy ...

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2017

Stocks to Sell for 2018

Recommending stocks to sell in a hot market is begging to be humbled. Even when a company disappoints investors, a “buy the dip” mentality can mean that any share-price decline will be short-lived. ...

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2017

8 Bargain Dividend Stocks in a Pricey Market

Value-oriented investors have faced slim pickings in the U.S. stock market for some time. After more than eight years of gains, few truly cheap stocks remain, at least as measured by price-earnings ratios ...

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SLIDE SHOW
May 2017

8 Cheap Stocks for a Pricey Market

In a market obsessed with sexy, fast-growing technology companies, a better long-term strategy may be to look for wallflowers. Wall Street's rally this year has been led by the tech world's most storied ...

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SLIDE SHOW
March 2017

7 Great America First Stocks to Own Under Trump

Since President Donald Trump’s surprise victory in November, Wall Street has been scrambling to identify businesses that have the most to gain under the new administration. The stock market’s broad ...

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2017

Great Dividend Stocks in the Russell 2000 Index

Small companies have been the stock market's stars this year, with the benchmark Russell 2000 index up a hefty 24%—nearly double the gain of the blue-chip Standard & Poor's 500-stock index. As with ...

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2017

8 Stocks to Benefit from Rising Interest Rates

Donald Trump's election as president has fueled a powerful stock-market rally rooted in expectations of faster economic growth in 2017. And with faster growth is likely to come higher interest rates. Long-term ...

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Stock Watch
November 2016

4 Best Stocks for Yield at a Reasonable Price

Here's an old-school idea: Buy big-name stocks with above-average dividend yields and below-average price-earnings ratios.

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Stock Watch
September 2016

Good Dividend-Paying Tech Stocks Selling at Good Prices

Shares of these technology companies offer income investors yield at a reasonable price, or YARP for short.

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SLIDE SHOW
September 2016

8 Best 'YARP' Stocks for Dividend Investors

In a high-flying stock market, some nervous investors are looking for insurance. Here's an old-school idea: Buy big-name stocks with above-average dividend yields and below-average price-earnings ratios. Some ...

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Stock Watch
September 2016

Best Stocks Outside the U.S.: Siemens

Our search for great stocks from around the world led us to this 169-year-old German conglomerate.

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Stock Watch
September 2016

Best Stocks Outside the U.S.: Taiwan Semiconductor

Our search for great stocks from around the world led us to Asia, home to the largest contract manufacturer of computer chips.

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Stock Watch
September 2016

Sanofi: One of the World's Greatest Stocks

Our search for great stocks from around the world led us to the French drug maker.

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Stock Watch
September 2016

World's Greatest Stocks: SAP

Our search for great stocks from around the world led us to Europe's largest software company.

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Stock Watch
September 2016

Best Foreign Stocks for U.S. Investors: Nestlé

Our search for great stocks from around the world led us to Switzerland, home to the world's largest food and drink maker.

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Stock Watch
August 2016

Best Stocks Outside the U.S.: Royal Dutch Shell

Our search for great stocks from around the world led us to the Netherlands-based oil and gas giant.

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