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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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January 2019

7 Cheap Stocks to Buy on the Dip

Despite a rocky 2018, many analysts still are bullish on the investing outlook for 2019. Yes, the final quarter of last year was miserable – but the upshot is that it left investors with numerous higher-quality ...

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December 2018

20 Top Stock Picks the Analysts Love for 2019

Volatility was the name of the game for stocks in 2018. The market plunged to severe lows in both February and December, but all-time highs in September. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index and Dow ...

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December 2018

5 Consumer Staples Stocks to Hide Out In Right Now

The stock market’s tumble into 2018’s end has turned investors’ attention toward the more defensive market sectors. If consumer staples stocks come to mind, they should. Investors tend to pile into ...

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December 2018

7 “Strong Buy” Defensive Stocks to Buy for 2019

Market sentiment looks like it will ring in the new year with a grouchy disposition. For 2019, portfolio-building strategies are increasingly focusing on defensive stocks. And why not? There are a host ...

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December 2018

Wall Street Is Souring on These 7 Stocks to Sell

There’s a lot of talk about Wall Street’s top-rated stocks. As 2018 ends and 2019 nears, everyone – including us – is talking about our favorite stock picks for 2019, or even the next decade. But ...

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November 2018

7 "Strong Buy" Stocks to Buy With 30%-Plus Upside

This shaky stock market has lost almost all of its momentum. But if you’re looking for lucrative returns in growthy stocks, you’re still in luck. The market still offers plenty of high-upside stocks ...

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November 2018

4 Lit Marijuana Stocks to Buy

Cannabis is a hugely exciting market right now. Marijuana stocks are surging following multiple positive regulatory movements: Utah and Missouri voters both just passed resolutions to legalize medical ...

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October 2018

10 "Strong Buy" Stock Picks You Shouldn't Overlook

The market may be in turmoil, but there still are some compelling stock picks out there for the savvy buyers willing to dig a little deeper. Amazon.com (AMZN) and Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) recently ...

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October 2018

5 Tech Stocks to Buy Before Earnings

We are entering a crucial period for tech stocks, especially for the mega-cap players, which have really taken on water over the past few weeks. Indeed, some market commentators believe strong earnings ...

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October 2018

5 Stocks to Sell According to Wall Street Analysts

The fourth quarter has been a pretty painful experience for investors so far. Major indexes have just posted their worst weekly losses in more than six months thanks to rising concerns over high interest ...

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September 2018

7 Tech Stocks to Buy With 100% Street Support

Tech stocks enjoyed a scorching summer. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite has just experienced its best August since 2000, climbing 5.7% in just one month. Heavyweights such as Apple (AAPL) and Amazon ...

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August 2018

7 Stocks to Buy In Case This Bull Market Stalls

This bull market is officially the longest one in history. And while the major indices are at or near all-time highs, investors have chosen stocks to buy in a curious way: they’ve gone on defense. Bank ...

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August 2018

7 Stocks to Avoid (Or Even Sell) This Fall

This bull market is getting awfully long in the tooth. Stocks haven’t recorded a 20% drop since March 9, 2009 – the beginning of the recovery from the Great Recession. At 3,444 days at last count, ...

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August 2018

7 Biotech Stocks With Big Upcoming Catalysts

Are you ready? Biotech stocks provide a compelling opportunity for risk-tolerant investors looking for rich rewards. Regardless of market sentiment, economic data or trade wars, a key regulatory approval ...

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August 2018

RBC’s 10 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for 2025

It’s easy to identify the hottest tech stocks of today, but it’s much more difficult to look several years through the fog and determine who’ll still be on top. But RBC Capital’s analysts have ...

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July 2018

7 Health Care Stocks to Buy for Robust Returns

If you are looking to diversify your portfolio away from trade-war jitters and earnings volatility, consider the highly lucrative health care sector. Most of the sector’s companies don’t fall under ...

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July 2018

5 Energy Stocks With 100% Street Support

Energy stocks are gearing up for a blowout second-quarter earnings season. And if that comes to pass, that should help extend an encouraging 2018 for the sector, which is up roughly 3% as a whole compared ...

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