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Michael Brush

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger.com

Michael Brush is an investor and market commentator for MarketWatch who also publishes a stock newsletter called Brush Up on Stocks. Brush is a graduate of the Columbia Business School Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program, and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Italy. He has also covered business and investing for The New York Times, The Economist Group and MSN Money, and he has won several journalism awards. He is the author of Lessons From the Front Line, a book about investing published by John Wiley.

Latest Features

SLIDE SHOW
May 2018

10 "Best Brands" Stocks With Big Insider Buying

As consumers, we love brands. And why not? We’re all time-starved, so brands offer quick shortcuts in a cluttered marketplace. Buy a Mercedes car or a Martin guitar, and you know where you are in terms ...

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SLIDE SHOW
April 2018

10 Stocks to Buy on Any Trade War Dip

How do you know in advance which stocks to watch for potential buyable declines sparked by fears about a China trade war? For one, look for the ones that have a lot of sales in China. Several tech companies ...

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Stock Watch
April 2018

7 Reasons Why a U.S.-China Trade War Is Unlikely

Very few people would benefit from a U.S.-China trade war, including President Donald Trump himself.

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SLIDE SHOW
April 2018

10 Commodities to Buy to Beat Back This Volatile Market

That bout of weakness in February turned out to be a lot more than just another little market hiccup to file away and forget. The market only partially recovered, then gave into additional weakness. This ...

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SLIDE SHOW
March 2018

10 Attractive Utility Stocks to Buy While They’re Down

Utility stocks tanked hard starting in mid-November on worries about rising interest rates, which can be bad for supposed “bond proxies” like utes. The broad Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLU ) ...

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2018

10 REITs That the Insiders Love

Real estate investment trusts (REITs), like bonds, are high on the list of income investments the experts think will get hit as the Federal Reserve continues to hike interest rates. But these “experts” ...

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2018

10 Value Stocks to Buy for 2018 and Beyond

The stock market was unkind to Warren Buffett disciples in 2017. Value investors missed out as their “cheap” stocks lagged growth miserably – by as many as 16 percentage points depending on the yardstick. ...

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SLIDE SHOW
January 2018

6 Tech Trends That Will Dominate 2018

We have witnessed the arrival of amazing tech breakthroughs over the past few years. They range from the profound (algorithms that can spot tumors better than radiologists, or self-driving cars) to the ...

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SLIDE SHOW
November 2017

7 Best Energy Stocks to Buy for the Dividends

The U.S. is near full employment and global economies are in synchronized growth mode. That's going to make life trickier for income investors, as these trends will spark higher interest rates, which will ...

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