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Finding Good Stocks in a Bad Sector
Investor Psychology

Finding Good Stocks in a Bad Sector

If you seek value among sectors that are out of favor, you may find it hard to resist small-cap stocks.
August 27, 2020
Cash In on a Housing Revolution
Markets

Cash In on a Housing Revolution

COVID-19 will change home buying for the better, in part by creating more homebodies.
July 22, 2020
I'm Still Bullish on China
Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

I'm Still Bullish on China

Political threats to China's economy are real. But they are also well known and already reflected in stock prices.
July 2, 2020
JAMES GLASSMAN: When Stocks Are Down, Grab Your Wish List
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JAMES GLASSMAN: When Stocks Are Down, Grab Your Wish List

Purchasing stocks when the market is hurting requires discipline. But it’s the way to get great companies at a reasonable price
June 4, 2020
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FAANGs + 1: Higher Tech, Lower Risk
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FAANGs + 1: Higher Tech, Lower Risk

These stocks can withstand the shocks that are becoming more common in our interconnected world.
May 7, 2020

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Don’t Give Up on Energy Stocks
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Don’t Give Up on Energy Stocks

Remember the “peak oil” fears? Looks like we’ll be pulling oil and gas from the ground for decades to come.
March 6, 2020
Benjamin Graham’s Timeless Advice
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Benjamin Graham’s Timeless Advice

You don’t have to be a brilliant analyst like Graham to recognize the value in value today.
January 30, 2020
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Luxury Stocks: Profit from Indulgence
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Luxury Stocks: Profit from Indulgence

Luxury-goods houses ride high on the power of individual brands—names that evoke style, quality and endurance.
December 27, 2019
James Glassman’s Top Stock Picks for 2020
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James Glassman’s Top Stock Picks for 2020

Nvidia may be the best artificial intelligence play. The stock has bounced off its June low but still offers excellent value.
November 27, 2019
Dine Out on Restaurant Stocks
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Dine Out on Restaurant Stocks

Although these are flush times for eating out, success for restaurants can still be elusive. The tight labor market has hit them especially hard.
October 3, 2019
The Long-Term Allure of Dividends
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The Long-Term Allure of Dividends

The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index has returned an annualized 18.3% over the past 10 years, compared with 17.1% for the S&P 500.
October 2, 2019
Betting on Stocks Down Under
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Betting on Stocks Down Under

With their sound fundamentals and enticing yields, Australian stocks make logical additions to any portfolio.
August 29, 2019
Picking Stocks: It’s Okay to Go With Your Gut
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Picking Stocks: It’s Okay to Go With Your Gut

Investing in a Big Idea is more fun than other investing strategies, potentially more profitable and not necessarily more risky.
August 1, 2019
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How—and Why—to Invest in the Dow
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How—and Why—to Invest in the Dow

The Dow seems to prove that a reasonably diversified portfolio of 30 stocks will perform close to the broad market.
July 3, 2019
The Right Way to Add Bonds to Your Portfolio
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The Right Way to Add Bonds to Your Portfolio

When markets are choppy, bonds add ballast to your portfolio, offering stability no matter what interest rates do.
July 3, 2019
Don’t Be Afraid to Invest in Emerging-Markets Stocks
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Don’t Be Afraid to Invest in Emerging-Markets Stocks

Emerging-markets stocks have been beaten up so badly that they are a good value now.
May 9, 2019
The Power of Index Funds
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The Power of Index Funds

Index funds benefit investors in other ways besides low fees. Trading expenses and tax consequences are minimal.
March 7, 2019
Go Into Show Business With These Value Stocks
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Go Into Show Business With These Value Stocks

When times are tough, people are still willing to spend a buck to be amused.
January 31, 2019
When It Makes Sense to Buy the Dip
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When It Makes Sense to Buy the Dip

If nothing serious has gone wrong with the company, consider a stock decline a buying opportunity.
January 2, 2019
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James K. Glassman's Top 10 Stock Picks for 2019
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James K. Glassman's Top 10 Stock Picks for 2019

I am making a contrarian pick: the New York Times. The industry is said to be dead. But the Times is figuring out how to make money.
November 29, 2018
How Oil and Gold Help Your Portfolio
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How Oil and Gold Help Your Portfolio

Owning gold or oil — or both — can even out the volatility of a stock-heavy portfolio.
November 1, 2018
What Drives Ariel Investments’ John Rogers
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What Drives Ariel Investments’ John Rogers

Rogers, a deep believer in the power of value stocks, says “It’s fun to be different,” he says. It’s been profitable, too.
October 4, 2018
When Bad Things Happen to Good Markets
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When Bad Things Happen to Good Markets

Looking at today’s booming economy, the question is not whether it is good but whether you think it is going to get better.
August 30, 2018
Don’t Ignore Small-Company Stocks
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Don’t Ignore Small-Company Stocks

Small-cap stocks tend to move in cycles, and we look to be on the rising side of one.
August 2, 2018
More Gains in Store for Homebuilders
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More Gains in Store for Homebuilders

Recommending homebuilders’ stocks isn’t the contrarian call it used to be. Now the concern is that they might be overvalued. But I think they still ha…
July 6, 2018