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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
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
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
Buy Homebuilders’ Stocks If You Dare
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Buy Homebuilders’ Stocks If You Dare

Housing could do better than people think. That's all that has to happen for building stocks to climb.
June 8, 2018
Stocks to Energize Your Portfolio
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Stocks to Energize Your Portfolio

Energy stocks that have performed poorly in recent years have now started to perk up. Buy some, but don’t go nuts.
June 7, 2018
Trade War? These Stocks Will Do Best
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Trade War? These Stocks Will Do Best

If tariffs soar, the economy will take a hit. But firms that don't rely as much on global trade will be harmed less than those that do.
May 10, 2018
Should You Invest in Commodities?
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Should You Invest in Commodities?

Investments in crops, metals, energy, currencies and other tangible things tend to go up when stocks and bonds go down.
April 10, 2018
Why You Should Stick With Stocks
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Why You Should Stick With Stocks

Investors are just realizing that you don’t earn an average of 10% annually without taking some risk and suffering some pain.
April 4, 2018
Is the Stock Market Dangerously High?
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Is the Stock Market Dangerously High?

Warning signs are flashing, but no one has the slightest idea when a bull market -- or a bear market, for that matter -- will end.
February 1, 2018
Is It Time to Try Investing in Japan Again?
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Is It Time to Try Investing in Japan Again?

If you're ready, you need to employ a cautious strategy.
January 9, 2018
James Glassman's 10 Stock Picks for 2018
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James Glassman's 10 Stock Picks for 2018

Columnist James K. Glassman consults with experts from top funds and firms to identify 10 stocks to that should outperform the S&P 500.
December 6, 2017