Daniel Putnam
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Daniel Putnam is a professional financial writer with 16 years of experience writing articles about the financial markets, investment ideas, and personal finance.

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Recent Articles

Why Investors Need to Stop Sweating the Federal Reserve

Sep. 18, 2014, 2:34 pm EDT – The outlook for Federal Reserve policy continues to make headlines, but its potential market impact is being greatly exaggerated. More 

Small Caps: An Asset Class on the Brink

Sep. 17, 2014, 12:46 pm EDT – Small-cap stocks and the IWM ETF are sitting just short of a key technical breakdown, an ominous sign for the broader stock market. More 

Gold Is Down, But That Doesn’t Make It a Buy

Sep. 12, 2014, 9:45 am EDT – Gold and gold stocks are depressed, but major currency headwinds mean that any rally is likely to be short-lived. More 

The 10 Stock Charts You Need to Watch in September

Aug. 29, 2014, 8:20 am EDT – If the stock market keeps rising through the autumn, the stock charts show that these 10 names are primed for a breakout. More 

Why You Should Always SELL on Takeover News (TMUS, TWX)

Aug. 6, 2014, 12:16 pm EDT – The collapse of T-Mobile and Time Warner deals shows the dangers of holding on after a bid. Rather than taking on headline risk, do what the pros do: sell. More 

The Hidden Dangers of Defensive Stocks

Aug. 6, 2014, 11:41 am EDT – Defensive stocks - including dividend ETFs, low volatility ETFs, and the consumer staples and utilities sectors - are highly vulnerable to rising bond yields at this stage of the cycle. More 

Watch Industrials, XLI for Signs of a Correction

Jul. 31, 2014, 11:37 am EDT – Industrials have underperformed in July, and the XLI has broken a key trendline. Is the downturn a sign of things to come for the rest of the market? More 

Will the Rising U.S. Dollar Derail the Rally in Gold? (GLD)

Jul. 30, 2014, 11:24 am EDT – Gold prices and GLD have performed well so far this year, but will the rising U.S. dollar could be a persistent threat to continued gains in 2014. More 

Attention, Stock Investors – The Bond Market Has a Message for You

Jul. 28, 2014, 6:14 am EDT – The resolution of a disconnect in the bond market between 10- and five-year Treasuries might be the key to the second-half outlook for stocks. More 

6 Stock Charts to Watch for Big Breakouts

Jul. 23, 2014, 11:40 am EDT – The stock charts of these six companies show the potential for outperformance if the bull market in stocks continues. More