BofA: 13 Stocks to Buy for a Tax-Loss Harvesting Haul

A BofA Securities note identifies 13 stock picks that might be temporarily hampered by tax-loss harvesting but are fundamentally sound and could outperform in the coming months.

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Tax-loss harvesting season is upon us once again – that depressing time of year when investors must face the worst of their stock-picking blunders.

Although kicking losing positions out of a portfolio to salvage a tax break is no one's idea of fun, it doesn't have to be all doom and gloom. Indeed, BofA Securities has actually found a way to turn tax-loss harvesting season into an opportunity for tactical stock picking glory.


Share prices and other data are as of Oct. 26, courtesy of S&P Global Market Intelligence and YCharts, unless otherwise noted. Dividend yields are calculated by annualizing the most recent payout and dividing by the share price.

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Dan Burrows
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Dan Burrows is Kiplinger's senior investing writer, having joined the august publication full time in 2016.

A long-time financial journalist, Dan is a veteran of SmartMoney, MarketWatch, CBS MoneyWatch, InvestorPlace and DailyFinance. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Consumer Reports, Senior Executive and Boston magazine, and his stories have appeared in the New York Daily News, the San Jose Mercury News and Investor's Business Daily, among other publications. As a senior writer at AOL's DailyFinance, Dan reported market news from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and hosted a weekly video segment on equities.

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