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29 Stocks to Sell Now!

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  • When the Music Stops: Utilities with Enduring Value

    Regardless of what happens in the sector, the most productive utilities will do the best job of holding their value.

  • A Tale of Two Apples

    It was the best of Apples, it was the worst of Apples—depending on what type of investor you are. At the same time a high-profile hedge fund manager was reducing his position in Apple during the second quarter of this year, legendary investor Warren Buffett was increasing his stake by 55%. That brings the amount of […]

  • Avoid This Sneaky MLP Tax

    Growth incentives paid to sponsors can dramatically reduce investor returns. Here are the partnerships that don’t play this game.

  • Don’t Catch Gold Fever

    It’s not just Olympians going for the gold.

  • Rocky Road Investing

    I recently returned from a trip to the wild northwest of Ireland. The people of Connemara were warm; the weather chilly and misty. Hot tea or cool Guinness was consumed at every stop and lively conversation wove its way among tin whistle melodies.But I couldn’t quite take off my analyst cap, as the sharp boulders […]

  • Geothermal and Chill

    This mature renewable technology performs more consistently that wind or solar power. It’s a small niche with a red-hot stock.

  • Is the S&P 500 Nearing a Breakout to the Upside?

    In my most recent Technical Nuggets column, (August 1, 2016) I noted: “Lower interest rates have created momentum conditions where higher prices continue to bring in buyers.  This momentum dynamic has pushed this bull market much further than anyone could have expected and the current trend remains up but is showing signs that a correction […]

  • A Mixed Report Card

    Despite sales declines, utilities continue to grind out earnings growth.

  • Surprise, Surprise!

    Upside earnings surprises could indicate future outperformance.

  • The Hole in Your Portfolio

    Today, we’re announcing the end of one of our newsletters, but not the end of our faith in emerging markets (though you may have given up on them a long time ago). It’s a faith we continue to champion in our Personal Finance newsletter as a key growth engine in a balanced portfolio. I’ll tell […]

  • Surf’s Up for Fracking Sand Suppliers

    The sector has rallied hard alongside the shares of key oil patch customers.

  • Hero Worship

    Calling a company a “hero” for doing what it should be doing—investing for the future—seems odd. But after another quarter of declining productivity and business investment we know many companies aren’t spending for future growth.Those companies that do reinvest are being called “U.S. investment heroes” by many economists and investment analysts. This small group of […]

  • [CONTROVERSIAL] 9 of 10 Americans Clueless About This

    We crunched the data.We did this survey work.Our conclusion: More than 9 out of 10 Americans aren’t aware of how pervasive “invisible dot” technology has become in their everyday lives.What we didn’t know was that it would cause such a stir across our readership.Since I published the first part of this story last week, my article […]

  • The Excellent Oil & Gas Co.

    EOG isn’t the largest U.S. oil and gas producer but it is the best, as confirmed by the latest results.

  • Trump v. Clinton, Tech Edition

    I usually avoid discussing politics in these columns, given the odds of getting nasty emails from one side or the other (sometimes both). But it’s election time and we can’t ignore the elephant and the donkey in the room: who’ll be sitting in the White House next year. I believe there will always be money […]

  • What Is Trump’s Deal?

    We have to be careful when drawing conclusions about a president’s affect on stock market and the economy. For example, traditionally the pro-business Republican Party is regarded as good for the stock market, while the more regulatory-minded Democratic Party is viewed as an impediment to economic growth. However, no evidence supports those notions.In fact, since the end […]

  • Looking Past Oil’s Bummer Summer

    A stronger dollar and imposing stockpiles have knocked crude down from its recent peak, but demand growth still favors higher prices.

  • Bear Market Countdown

    The stock market is starting to look like it’s ready to fall; buy utilities on dips.

  • It Feels Good to Be Preferred

    Our favorite utility fixed-income fund offers an attractive payout.

  • Surveillance Technology: The “Next Big Thing” for Investors

    “Big Brother” is all around us, in the civilian as well as defense sectors. Successful investors are not only aware of this fact of modern life, they’re using it to profit from the resulting innovations in surveillance technology.You don’t have to take our word for it; just look at the latest moves of retailing giant […]