9 Stocks That Smart Managers Like Now

Benjamin Graham, author of The Intelligent Investor, the value-investing bible, likened the stock market to a man with wild mood swings.

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Benjamin Graham, author of The Intelligent Investor, the value-investing bible, likened the stock market to a man with wild mood swings. One day Mr. Market would offer to sell you his business at a ridiculously high price; the next day he’d offer it at a crazy discount.

During market declines, mutual fund managers are paid to look out for fire-sale stocks. Many used the downturn that began last September to snap up new holdings or add to positions they already owned.

We asked a few smart bargain hunters to share where they’re finding good values now.

Prices and other data in this story, unless otherwise noted, are through Jan. 11, 2019.

John Waggoner
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com
John Waggoner has put personal finance and investing into plain English for more than three decades. He was a senior columnist for InvestmentNews and, prior to that, USA TODAY's personal finance columnist for 25 years. He has written for Morningstar, The Wall Street Journal, and Money magazine. Waggoner has also written three books on finance and investing. He has an undergraduate and graduate degree in English literature and is working on his Certified Financial Planner designation. He lives in Vienna, Virginia.