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Harriet Lefton

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger.com

Harriet Lefton, originally from the U.K., began her career as a journalist specializing in the niche world of metal markets. She graduated from the University of Cambridge before becoming a qualified U.K. lawyer. Now she has turned her attention to the world of financial blogging, covering U.S. stocks, analysts and all manner of things finance-related.

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July 2019

Goldman Sachs: 5 Superstar Stocks to Buy Now

Goldman Sachs’ analysts last month homed in on an investing strategy designed to generate outsize returns for investors. The strategy focuses on stocks that are dominating their respective industries ...

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June 2019

10 High-Profile IPOs: What Analysts Think About These New Stocks

Fans of initial public offerings (IPOs) have gotten one flashy deal after another in 2019. Some companies such as Beyond Meat (BYND) shocked onlookers with a meteoric ascent, while other hotly hyped companies ...

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June 2019

Mexico Tariffs Could Rattle These 5 Stocks

As if U.S.-China tensions weren’t worrying enough, there is now a new downside risk rattling the markets: Mexico tariffs. The Trump administration recently threatened across-the-board tariffs on imports ...

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June 2019

10 Top-Rated Industrial Stocks to Buy Now

If you are looking for compelling investing opportunities, consider an often-overlooked area of the market: industrial stocks. Industrials frequently have made headlines because its components have ...

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May 2019

Goldman Sachs: 5 Stock Picks to Survive the Trade War

U.S.-China trade war tensions are rising again, and investors are scrambling to find the right defensive stock picks to weather this latest flare-up in what has been a year-plus standoff. President ...

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May 2019

7 'Perfect 10' Stocks to Buy Now

The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index ended April with its best start to a year since 1987, and most of the major stock indexes are either near or at all-time highs. That’s great for existing shareholders, ...

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April 2019

The 5 Highest-Rated Dow Jones Stocks

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is enjoying a remarkable rally. In 2019, Dow stocks – a group of 30 American blue-chip companies – have soared 13.9% as a group. We now find ourselves within striking ...

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April 2019

The 5 Best Marijuana Stocks (According to Wall Street Analysts)

Cannabis and marijuana stocks are an exciting industry right now. According to Cowen & Co.’s Vivien Azer – a pioneer in cannabis-stock analysis – U.S. marijuana sales are set to reach about $80 billion ...

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April 2019

10 Strong Buy Stock Picks for a Spring Surge

Welcome back, bulls. A stellar first quarter and a strong jobs report has sent the market into full-on rally mode. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has now gained nearly 15% since the start of ...

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April 2019

Goldman Sachs: 7 Growth Stocks to Buy With Explosive Potential

If you are stuck for investing inspiration after a breakneck first quarter, Goldman Sachs has some valuable tips. The firm has just released a report advising investors to focus on growth stocks with rapidly ...

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March 2019

5 Warren Buffett Stocks He's Likely In for the Long Term

Warren Buffett has a clear investing mantra: He likes value, and he likes holding on for the long term. The tactic has worked out well. Since Buffett took the reins of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) in 1964, ...

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March 2019

10 Cheap Tech Stocks to Buy for Under $10

Cheap stocks – those that trade for a small nominal dollar amount, say, less than $10 – are a double-edged sword. And those blades can be even sharper in the case of tech stocks. On the one hand, ...

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February 2019

Watch Out: 5 Stocks Seeing Insider Selling Right Now

Insider transactions can provide a valuable glimpse into how corporate insiders really view a company. As the famous saying goes: Actions speak louder than words. And the advantage here is that insiders ...

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February 2019

5 Hot Airline Stocks Ready for Takeoff

The airline industry would probably rather forget 2018. Most airline companies ended the year in the red as investors worried about high oil prices cutting into profits. The same can’t be said for ...

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February 2019

The 9 Best Biotech Stocks to Buy for a Blowout 2019

Biotech stocks are a staple among growth investors. The rewards can be staggering – prices on biotechnology shares can literally double overnight – but the risk is just as high. It’s not unusual ...

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January 2019

RBC: 5 Tech Stocks to Buy Before Earnings

Earnings season is here, and the technology sector is entering the spotlight. Tech stocks will be reporting over the next few weeks, and based on some omens from the first few results, it could be ugly. ...

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January 2019

5 Strong Buy Stock Picks for 2019 (That Crashed in 2018)

Which of 2018’s losers are poised for big gains in 2019? There’s certainly no shortage of stocks to pick from. The major indices all suffered losses in 2018, with hundreds of their components (and ...

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