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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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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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July 2018

7 Top Tech Stocks That Could Catch Fire Soon

The stock market is rolling into an important second-quarter earnings season. The market is volatile and hasn’t gained nearly as much ground in 2018 as the optimism heading into the year would have indicated. ...

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July 2018

7 “Strong Buy” Stock Picks for Breakneck Growth

Growth investors have the same simple goal: Jump into a stock before it skyrockets. Naturally, the solution isn’t as simple: Making the right stock picks takes patience, monitoring, a little bit of luck ...

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July 2018

The 7 Highest-Rated Dividend Aristocrats

The Dividend Aristocrats are an elite group of 53 stocks that have at least one thing in common: They have raised their annual payout in at least each of the past 25 years, if not longer. But just because ...

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July 2018

5 Triple-A Semiconductor Stocks to Buy Now

If you are looking for quality growth investments with compelling valuations, consider the world of semiconductor stocks. Yes, this can be an expensive area of the market, put over the past few months, ...

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June 2018

5 ‘Strong Buy’ Artificial Intelligence Stocks

The artificial-intelligence revolution is coming, whether you’re ready or not. AI supporters believe that it has the potential to transform the world as we know it; Google CEO Sundar Pichai describes ...

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June 2018

5 Chinese Stocks to Buy for Market-Beating Growth

Chinese stocks, while hardly the under-covered investment opportunity they were more than a decade ago, still have intriguing growth prospects. They still offer exposure to China’s enormous market – ...

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