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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.

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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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November 2017

12 Investments to Cash in on China

China has created the most successful economic revolution the world has ever seen, and it still has room to grow.

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October 2017

4 Mutual Fund Managers Who Can Help You Beat the Market

Star fund managers are a vanishing breed, but I still think they offer value to the investor.

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August 2017

Why Socially Responsible Investing Is Not for Me

Wanting to put your money in firms that follow certain ideals is laudable, sure. But it's not as straightforward as it used to be.

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July 2017

16 Stock Picks With Staying Power

Standard & Poor's 500-stock index has never recorded a loss over any 20-year period.

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May 2017

How to Thrive as Market Cycles Return

We’re heading back to the old normal. The Fed is raising interest rates as the economy approaches full employment and inflation picks up.

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April 2017

Buy Retail Stocks at Wholesale Prices

Department-store stocks have lost one-fifth of their value in the past five years, while the overall stock market has nearly doubled.

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March 2017

Investors, Stop Worrying About a Bear Market

It's not like there aren't risks out there, but the smart strategy is to stay in stocks, and stay diversified.

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February 2017

Best Ways to Invest in Bonds Now

With Donald Trump's election, the yield on U.S. bonds has risen dramatically. That spells opportunity for bond investors.

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February 2017

6 Bond Funds to Boost Your Income

In part because of the election of Donald Trump, the yield on U.S. bonds—the percentage of your investment you get for holding them—has soared. For bond investors who seek relatively high income without ...

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January 2017

A Surprise Boost for Emerging Markets

Trump’s election has provided emerging markets with an unexpected benefit: a stronger dollar, which makes foreign goods even cheaper here.

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April 2017

27 Best Stocks for 2017

Amid a dense fog of uncertainty, an aging bull will have to find its footing in 2017. Rarely has the way forward been so obscured by the murky policies of a new political regime, as well as by questions ...

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December 2016

James Glassman's 10 Stock Picks for 2017

Having beaten the market in 2016, I'm banking on these 10 stocks to outperform in the year ahead — and beyond.

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November 2016

5 Tech Investments Poised for Growth

To get higher profits over the long haul, you need higher sales of products and services that keep improving. Tech firms are the best place to look.

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October 2016

11 Stocks to Buy No Matter Who the Next President Is

Boosting economic growth will be a top priority of the new president, whoever wins the election. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump differ in some ways on how to get the job done. For example, Clinton wants ...

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October 2016

12 Stocks to Buy No Matter Who the Next President Is

The U.S.'s long-neglected infrastructure is set to get a spending boost, and these stocks stand to benefit.

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September 2016

Investors, It's Time to Bet on Banks

The big banks have different personalities. JPMorgan Chase is strong and steady. Wells Fargo is seen as the best managed and most innovative.

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