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Ken Berman

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger.com

Ken Berman has been buying and selling stocks since he was a teenager and met with early success trading then-fledgling biotech stocks like Amgen, Biogen and Immunex. He later became a broker and worked for two wire houses, where he developed a proprietary system for buying and selling equities. In 1999, Mr. Berman formalized his method under the GorillaTrades name and now has subscribers in the U.S. and 55 other countries around the world.

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October 2019

6 Stocks to Buy for Their Massive Stock Buybacks

Stock buybacks are big business. In the second quarter of 2019 alone, S&P 500 companies spent almost $165 billion on share repurchases – and that was 26% less than the record high spent in Q4 2018. But ...

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September 2019

5 Stocks You Shouldn’t Hold in the Next Recession

It’s easy to predict that a recession will come eventually. They always do. The trick is in the when – and even the most experienced experts take a lot of swings without making contact. But more ...

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July 2019

5 Stock Picks for Safety in America's Everlasting Trade War

With a “Tariff Man” in office, investors have been buffeted by volatility and uncertainty. Where will President Donald Trump’s tariffs land next? Sure, Mexico is off the list for now – but it’s ...

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May 2019

5 Best-of-Breed Gold Stocks to Buy Now

Gold prices have endured an up-and-down 2019 that has seen the yellow metal surge for the first couple months before sliding to a slight year-to-date loss. Still, gold stocks – the mining companies that ...

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April 2019

10 Energy Stocks to Buy for Dividends AND Growth

Certain sectors of the stock market have gained a reputation for being income-friendly. If you want dividends, you know to look at utilities, consumer staples and real estate investment trusts (REITs). ...

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February 2019

5 Pharmaceutical Stocks With Big Moats and Bridges

Pharmaceuticals are a tricky business. Public policy, science, R&D, global growth and regulation all play a role, sometimes outsize, in the success of pharmaceutical stocks. But some Big Pharma companies ...

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January 2019

Dogs of the Dow 2019: 10 Dividend Stocks to Watch

The “Dogs of the Dow” is a simple but successful value investing strategy that many on Wall Street swear by. It’s easy: At the beginning of the year, buy the 10 highest-yielding dividend stocks in ...

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December 2018

6 Genome Sequencing Stocks to Buy for Healthy Gains

Genome sequencing – basically figuring out the order of DNA, the building blocks of life – was once essentially little more than a lab exercise. But now, it has reached commercial viability and then ...

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November 2018

10 Deeply Discounted Stocks to Buy

The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index is on pace for well-below-average gains in 2018. While the 2% improvement year-to-date isn’t exactly catastrophic, it is disappointing compared to most expectations ...

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October 2018

5 Hot-Running Health Insurance Stocks to Buy

Many of us are unhappy with our health insurers. Premiums are high. Hospital bills can be large and deductibles for many policyholders are larger than ever. But the world looks good if you own health ...

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September 2018

5 Fintech Stocks to Buy for the Future of Finance

Fintech cuts a wide swath, covering the digital, online and network-based tools and services used by banks, brokerages and other financial institutions. But while it is, by its very nature, technology, ...

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July 2018

6 Stocks to Buy for Trade War Protection

Trade war tensions between the U.S. and China have only intensified over the past few months, causing a growing headache for investors. One day the market gains on optimism of a cease-fire between President ...

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June 2018

14 Top-Flight International Dividend Stocks to Buy

Income investors can do well enough by staying domestic in their hunt for dividends. But they can add some oomph by branching out into international dividend stocks, which provide several benefits. First, ...

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May 2018

10 Safe Blue-Chip Stocks You Want to Own

When markets get jittery (like they are now), investors’ thoughts often turn to so-called “safe stocks,” to protect their portfolios against losses. Especially when there are numerous headwinds and ...

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April 2018

5 Sin Stocks You Can Feel Good About

Sin stocks – shares of businesses that make weapons, operate casinos, brew beer and grow tobacco, among other activities – are immoral and don’t merit their precious investment dollars. However, ...

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March 2018

5 Bank Stocks to Buy for Rising Interest Rates

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates three times this year. In fact, the CME Group’s FedWatch tool even has been projecting a 25%-30% possibility of a fourth hike by the end ...

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February 2018

5 Dividend Stocks That Can Deliver Income and Growth

Finding growth stocks to invest in isn’t a very difficult task, even when a bull market is this long in the tooth. (Stocks are approaching the nine-year mark of its upward march without a decline of ...

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