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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
12 Investments to Cash in on China
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12 Investments to Cash in on China

China has created the most successful economic revolution the world has ever seen, and it still has room to grow.
October 20, 2017
4 Mutual Fund Managers Who Can Help You Beat the Market
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4 Mutual Fund Managers Who Can Help You Beat the Market

Star fund managers are a vanishing breed, but I still think they offer value to the investor.
October 6, 2017
Join the Race to $1-Trillion Stocks
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Join the Race to $1-Trillion Stocks

Five technology behemoths are contenders for this new benchmark. But is it sustainable?
August 24, 2017
Why Socially Responsible Investing Is Not for Me
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Why Socially Responsible Investing Is Not for Me

Wanting to put your money in firms that follow certain ideals is laudable, sure. But it's not as straightforward as it used to be.
August 1, 2017
16 Stock Picks With Staying Power
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16 Stock Picks With Staying Power

Standard & Poor's 500-stock index has never recorded a loss over any 20-year period.
June 22, 2017
4 Types of Investments to Avoid
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4 Types of Investments to Avoid

Sometimes it's what you don't buy that pays off the most in the long run.
May 25, 2017
Buy Retail Stocks at Wholesale Prices
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Buy Retail Stocks at Wholesale Prices

Department-store stocks have lost one-fifth of their value in the past five years, while the overall stock market has nearly doubled.
April 28, 2017
Investors, Stop Worrying About a Bear Market
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Investors, Stop Worrying About a Bear Market

It's not like there aren't risks out there, but the smart strategy is to stay in stocks, and stay diversified.
March 17, 2017
Best Ways to Invest in Bonds Now
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Best Ways to Invest in Bonds Now

With Donald Trump's election, the yield on U.S. bonds has risen dramatically. That spells opportunity for bond investors.
February 7, 2017
A Surprise Boost for Emerging Markets
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A Surprise Boost for Emerging Markets

Trump’s election has provided emerging markets with an unexpected benefit: a stronger dollar, which makes foreign goods even cheaper here.
January 3, 2017
James Glassman's 10 Stock Picks for 2017
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James Glassman's 10 Stock Picks for 2017

Having beaten the market in 2016, I'm banking on these 10 stocks to outperform in the year ahead — and beyond.
December 30, 2016
5 Tech Investments Poised for Growth
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5 Tech Investments Poised for Growth

To get higher profits over the long haul, you need higher sales of products and services that keep improving. Tech firms are the best pl…
November 1, 2016
12 Stocks to Buy No Matter Who the Next President Is
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12 Stocks to Buy No Matter Who the Next President Is

The U.S.'s long-neglected infrastructure is set to get a spending boost, and these stocks stand to benefit.
October 5, 2016
Investors, It's Time to Bet on Banks
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Investors, It's Time to Bet on Banks

The big banks have different personalities. JPMorgan Chase is strong and steady. Wells Fargo is seen as the best managed and most innovative.
September 30, 2016