InvestorPlace » Daniel Putnam http://investorplace.com Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:22:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Why Investors Need to Stop Sweating the Federal Reserve http://investorplace.com/2014/09/federal-reserve-fed-policy/ http://investorplace.com/2014/09/federal-reserve-fed-policy/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:34:44 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=560764 The outlook for Federal Reserve policy continues to make headlines, but its potential market impact is being greatly exaggerated.

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The outlook for Federal Reserve policy continues to make headlines, but its potential market impact is being greatly exaggerated.

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Small Caps: An Asset Class on the Brink http://investorplace.com/2014/09/small-caps-asset-class-brink/ http://investorplace.com/2014/09/small-caps-asset-class-brink/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:46:43 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=560150 Small-cap stocks and the IWM ETF are sitting just short of a key technical breakdown, an ominous sign for the broader stock market.

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Small-cap stocks and the IWM ETF are sitting just short of a key technical breakdown, an ominous sign for the broader stock market.

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Gold Is Down, But That Doesn’t Make It a Buy http://investorplace.com/2014/09/gold-stocks-gld/ http://investorplace.com/2014/09/gold-stocks-gld/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:45:52 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=558380 Gold and gold stocks are depressed, but major currency headwinds mean that any rally is likely to be short-lived.

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Gold and gold stocks are depressed, but major currency headwinds mean that any rally is likely to be short-lived.

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The 10 Stock Charts You Need to Watch in September http://investorplace.com/2014/08/10-stock-charts-need-watch-september/ http://investorplace.com/2014/08/10-stock-charts-need-watch-september/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:20:35 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=554351 If the stock market keeps rising through the autumn, the stock charts show that these 10 names are primed for a breakout.

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If the stock market keeps rising through the autumn, the stock charts show that these 10 names are primed for a breakout.

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Why You Should Always SELL on Takeover News (TMUS, TWX) http://investorplace.com/2014/08/tmus-twx-takeover-ma/ http://investorplace.com/2014/08/tmus-twx-takeover-ma/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:16:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=547203 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.

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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.

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The Hidden Dangers of Defensive Stocks http://investorplace.com/2014/08/hidden-dangers-defensive-stocks/ http://investorplace.com/2014/08/hidden-dangers-defensive-stocks/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:41:12 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=546713 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.

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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.

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Watch Industrials, XLI for Signs of a Correction http://investorplace.com/2014/07/industrials-xli-correction/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/industrials-xli-correction/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:37:00 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=545376 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?

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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?

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Will the Rising U.S. Dollar Derail the Rally in Gold? (GLD) http://investorplace.com/2014/07/gld-gold-prices-us-dollar/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/gld-gold-prices-us-dollar/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:24:03 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=544798 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.

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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.

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Attention, Stock Investors – The Bond Market Has a Message for You http://investorplace.com/2014/07/bond-market-10-year-treasury/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/bond-market-10-year-treasury/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:14:36 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=543544 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.

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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.

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6 Stock Charts to Watch for Big Breakouts http://investorplace.com/2014/07/6-stock-charts-breakouts/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/6-stock-charts-breakouts/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:40:20 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=542700 The stock charts of these six companies show the potential for outperformance if the bull market in stocks continues.

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The stock charts of these six companies show the potential for outperformance if the bull market in stocks continues.

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Chipotle – Great Company, But It’s Time to Bail (CMG) http://investorplace.com/2014/07/chipotle-stock-cmg-expensive/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/chipotle-stock-cmg-expensive/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:04:26 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=542344 Chipotle issued a blowout earnings report on Monday, and the company has plenty of growth ahead. But with CMG's valuation where it is, it's time for investors to take some money off the table.

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Chipotle issued a blowout earnings report on Monday, and the company has plenty of growth ahead. But with CMG's valuation where it is, it's time for investors to take some money off the table.

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Are High Yield Bonds Flashing a Warning for Stocks? http://investorplace.com/2014/07/high-yield-market-correction/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/high-yield-market-correction/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:45:49 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=542047 High-yield bonds have lost ground in the past month, even as stocks continue to trade sideways. Is this warning of a coming market correction?

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High-yield bonds have lost ground in the past month, even as stocks continue to trade sideways. Is this warning of a coming market correction?

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High Valuations Leave the Stock Market With No Margin for Error http://investorplace.com/2014/07/valuations-stock-market/ http://investorplace.com/2014/07/valuations-stock-market/#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:00:56 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=540583 With stock market valuations at their highest level in almost seven years, earnings must exceed expectations to keep the bull market rolling.

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With stock market valuations at their highest level in almost seven years, earnings must exceed expectations to keep the bull market rolling.

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When Will The Bull Market End? Let the Charts Be Your Guide http://investorplace.com/2014/06/bull-market-end-charts/ http://investorplace.com/2014/06/bull-market-end-charts/#comments Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:19:16 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=532871 How long can this bull market go on? For an answer, investors can consult three indices with distinct trendlines.

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How long can this bull market go on? For an answer, investors can consult three indices with distinct trendlines.

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The Frightening Foolishness of the Fed’s Bond Fund ‘Exit Fees’ Idea http://investorplace.com/2014/06/bond-funds-exit-fees/ http://investorplace.com/2014/06/bond-funds-exit-fees/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:39:40 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=532514 The Federal Reserve is considering slapping exit fees on bond funds in order to prevent disorderly selling. Here's why this idea is so, so foolish.

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The Federal Reserve is considering slapping exit fees on bond funds in order to prevent disorderly selling. Here's why this idea is so, so foolish.

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Retail Stocks and Gas Prices: Is the Link Just a Myth? http://investorplace.com/2014/06/retail-stocks-gasoline-gas-prices/ http://investorplace.com/2014/06/retail-stocks-gasoline-gas-prices/#comments Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:02:53 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=525140 Rising gas prices are supposed to be a negative for retail stocks. So why do retailers and gasoline have an almost perfect correlation?

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Rising gas prices are supposed to be a negative for retail stocks. So why do retailers and gasoline have an almost perfect correlation?

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Why You Need to Sell Your High-Yield Bond ETF NOW http://investorplace.com/2014/05/high-yield-bond-etfs-hyg-jnkw/ http://investorplace.com/2014/05/high-yield-bond-etfs-hyg-jnkw/#comments Tue, 27 May 2014 16:22:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=521875 The downside potential far outweighs any remaining upside in high yield bonds. If you own high-yield bond ETFs such as HYG and JNK, now is the time to sell.

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The downside potential far outweighs any remaining upside in high yield bonds. If you own high-yield bond ETFs such as HYG and JNK, now is the time to sell.

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6 Stock Charts to Watch After the S&P 500′s New High http://investorplace.com/2014/05/6-stock-charts-to-watch-sp-500/ http://investorplace.com/2014/05/6-stock-charts-to-watch-sp-500/#comments Tue, 27 May 2014 12:33:17 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=522199 The S&P 500 closed out Friday at a new high. If the index is able to keep pushing above the 1900 mark, the stock charts say these six companies might have some decent upside.

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The S&P 500 closed out Friday at a new high. If the index is able to keep pushing above the 1900 mark, the stock charts say these six companies might have some decent upside.

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Financials Flirting With Breakdown: 7 Charts to Watch http://investorplace.com/2014/05/financials-c-stock-jpm-bac/ http://investorplace.com/2014/05/financials-c-stock-jpm-bac/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 14:10:27 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=520802 Financial stocks are exhibiting strong fundamentals, but these seven stock charts are telling a different story about the outlook for financials.

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Financial stocks are exhibiting strong fundamentals, but these seven stock charts are telling a different story about the outlook for financials.

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Retail Stocks – The 7 Stock Charts You Need to Watch Now http://investorplace.com/2014/05/retail-stocks-7-stock-charts-to-watch/ http://investorplace.com/2014/05/retail-stocks-7-stock-charts-to-watch/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 13:26:34 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=520220 Retail stocks have been hit hard in recent weeks, putting a number of stock charts on the verge of a breakdown. Which retail stocks are most vulnerable?

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Retail stocks have been hit hard in recent weeks, putting a number of stock charts on the verge of a breakdown. Which retail stocks are most vulnerable?

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Hold That Button Before You Buy Consumer Staples for Safety (XLP) http://investorplace.com/2014/05/consumer-staples-stocks-xlp-pricey/ http://investorplace.com/2014/05/consumer-staples-stocks-xlp-pricey/#comments Mon, 19 May 2014 13:01:22 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=519186 Consumer staples have rallied and outpaced the S&P 500 in 2014. But with valuations rich, how long can the rally in consumer staples, and XLP, continue?

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Consumer staples have rallied and outpaced the S&P 500 in 2014. But with valuations rich, how long can the rally in consumer staples, and XLP, continue?

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What the Bond Market Rally Says About Growth – and Stocks http://investorplace.com/2014/05/bond-market-bonds-treasury-yield/ http://investorplace.com/2014/05/bond-market-bonds-treasury-yield/#comments Fri, 16 May 2014 14:57:01 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=518786 With the 10-year Treasury yield at 2.5%, the bond market has rallied as far as it can before investors need to begin worrying about the economic outlook.

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With the 10-year Treasury yield at 2.5%, the bond market has rallied as far as it can before investors need to begin worrying about the economic outlook.

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The One Reason a Stock Market Crash Simply Won’t Happen http://investorplace.com/2014/05/stock-market-crash-bull-market/ http://investorplace.com/2014/05/stock-market-crash-bull-market/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 13:39:50 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=517388 Everyone loves making headlines predicting the next stock market crash, but they apparently don't like being right. The Fed's near-zero rate policy ensures that the bull market can continue for at least another year.

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Everyone loves making headlines predicting the next stock market crash, but they apparently don't like being right. The Fed's near-zero rate policy ensures that the bull market can continue for at least another year.

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Wall Street Says Weak Economic Growth Isn’t Just a Blip http://investorplace.com/2014/05/wall-street-economic-growth-earnings/ http://investorplace.com/2014/05/wall-street-economic-growth-earnings/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 12:45:30 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=514259 Weak first quarter economic growth was supposed to be a weather-related blip. So why are some key indicators showing no sign a second-half recovery is in the cards?

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Weak first quarter economic growth was supposed to be a weather-related blip. So why are some key indicators showing no sign a second-half recovery is in the cards?

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‘Sell in May and Go Away’ Might Lead You Astray http://investorplace.com/2014/04/sell-in-may-and-go-away-astray/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/sell-in-may-and-go-away-astray/#comments Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:41:46 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=508930 "Sell in May and go away" fails as often as it works, but this key indicator will tell you whether you should indeed sell in May 2014.

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"Sell in May and go away" fails as often as it works, but this key indicator will tell you whether you should indeed sell in May 2014.

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The 9 Most Interesting Stock Charts to Watch Right Now http://investorplace.com/2014/04/stock-charts-to-watch/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/stock-charts-to-watch/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:16:29 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=507580 These nine stock charts point to opportunities for traders, and they can also act as indicators of what may be next for the stock market.

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These nine stock charts point to opportunities for traders, and they can also act as indicators of what may be next for the stock market.

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PFF: Why You Should Give Preferred Stocks Another Look http://investorplace.com/2014/04/preferred-stocks-pff/ http://investorplace.com/2014/04/preferred-stocks-pff/#comments Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:46:38 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=505535 Preferred stocks and iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFF) offer high yields and a favorable risk-reward profile. It's time to give the PFF ETF another look.

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Preferred stocks and iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFF) offer high yields and a favorable risk-reward profile. It's time to give the PFF ETF another look.

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It’s Time to Sell High-Yield Bonds http://investorplace.com/2014/03/high-yield-bonds-to-sell-hyg-jnk/ http://investorplace.com/2014/03/high-yield-bonds-to-sell-hyg-jnk/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:00:17 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=494171 High-yield bonds and ETFs such as HYG and JNK, have delivered great five-year returns, but there's no longer enough return potential to offset the risks.

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High-yield bonds and ETFs such as HYG and JNK, have delivered great five-year returns, but there's no longer enough return potential to offset the risks.

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FXI: The Largest China ETF, But Not the Best http://investorplace.com/2014/03/fxi-largest-china-etf-best/ http://investorplace.com/2014/03/fxi-largest-china-etf-best/#comments Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:41:45 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=493361 The iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) dominates the universe of China ETFs, but its huge weighting in financials is a key drawback. You have better options.

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The iShares China Large-Cap ETF (FXI) dominates the universe of China ETFs, but its huge weighting in financials is a key drawback. You have better options.

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Gold Stocks Are Up 35%. Now What? http://investorplace.com/2014/03/gold-stocks-gdx/ http://investorplace.com/2014/03/gold-stocks-gdx/#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:01:17 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=490055 Gold stocks have surged from their December low, benefitting ETFs such as GDX. With strong gains already in the books, can the rally in miners continue?

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Gold stocks have surged from their December low, benefitting ETFs such as GDX. With strong gains already in the books, can the rally in miners continue?

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Is the Bill Gross & Mohamed El-Erian Spat a Reason to Avoid Pimco Funds? http://investorplace.com/2014/03/bill-gross-mohamed-el-erian-pimco-funds/ http://investorplace.com/2014/03/bill-gross-mohamed-el-erian-pimco-funds/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:23:43 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=488925 The financial press has gobbled up news of the split between Pimco's Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian. Is this turmoil a reason to avoid Pimco funds?

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5 Blue-Chip Stocks to Avoid http://investorplace.com/2014/03/5-blue-chip-stocks-to-avoid/ http://investorplace.com/2014/03/5-blue-chip-stocks-to-avoid/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:32:04 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=488232 These five blue-chip stocks are down, sure ... but the lack of any meaningful upside potential means there's no reason to buy at current prices.

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These five blue-chip stocks are down, sure ... but the lack of any meaningful upside potential means there's no reason to buy at current prices.

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NASDAQ:WFM NYSE:T NYSE:BHP NYSE:BUD NYSE:IBM NYSE:TAP NYSE:RSH NYSE:JCP Stocks to Sell
Is It Too Late to Buy the Rally in Small Caps? http://investorplace.com/2014/03/small-caps-small-cap-stocks/ http://investorplace.com/2014/03/small-caps-small-cap-stocks/#comments Fri, 07 Mar 2014 11:00:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=486727 Small cap stocks have delivered stellar returns in 2014, but the rally may be getting overextended. Is there any opportunity left for small caps?

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Small cap stocks have delivered stellar returns in 2014, but the rally may be getting overextended. Is there any opportunity left for small caps?

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How to Profit From Insider Buying http://investorplace.com/2014/03/profit-insider-buying/ http://investorplace.com/2014/03/profit-insider-buying/#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:21:08 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=486443 Stocks with insider buying outperform the broader market over time, but how can investors put this information to work in their own portfolios?

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Stocks with insider buying outperform the broader market over time, but how can investors put this information to work in their own portfolios?

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5 Stocks to Buy in March http://investorplace.com/2014/03/5-stocks-to-buy-march/ http://investorplace.com/2014/03/5-stocks-to-buy-march/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:26:26 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=485446 This month's list of stocks to buy includes some energy plays, but also a couple of contrarian ETF plays -- all of which looks set for outperformance in the month ahead.

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This month's list of stocks to buy includes some energy plays, but also a couple of contrarian ETF plays -- all of which looks set for outperformance in the month ahead.

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2 Factors that Argue for a March-April Rally http://investorplace.com/2014/02/stock-market-march-april-rally-vix/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/stock-market-march-april-rally-vix/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:52:17 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=482635 Strong historical stock market returns in March-April, together with a sub-14 VIX, argue for continued stock market gains in the next two months.

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Strong historical stock market returns in March-April, together with a sub-14 VIX, argue for continued stock market gains in the next two months.

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5 Stocks to Sell in March http://investorplace.com/2014/02/5-stocks-to-sell-march-tsla-hsy/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/5-stocks-to-sell-march-tsla-hsy/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:40:40 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=482031 After February's rally, it's time to take money off the table in stocks whose prices are improving faster than fundamentals. See 5 stocks to sell in March.

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After February's rally, it's time to take money off the table in stocks whose prices are improving faster than fundamentals. See 5 stocks to sell in March.

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NYSE:HSY NYSE:CAT NYSE:ANR NYSE:ACI NYSE:WLT NYSEARCA:HYG NYSEARCA:JNK NASDAQ:TSLA NASDAQ:NFLX NASDAQ:FB NASDAQ:PCLN Stocks to Sell
You Can’t Make a Case for Emerging Markets http://investorplace.com/2014/02/emerging-markets-eem-vwo-spy/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/emerging-markets-eem-vwo-spy/#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:46:33 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=478326 Fund companies tell investors that stocks in emerging markets provide high returns and diversification, but does this claim hold up to scrutiny?

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Fund companies tell investors that stocks in emerging markets provide high returns and diversification, but does this claim hold up to scrutiny?

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How Bad Weather Affects the Stock Market http://investorplace.com/2014/02/bad-weather-stock-market/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/bad-weather-stock-market/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:10:27 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=477284 How bad weather affects daily stock market performance: What can individual investors learn from the stock market's tendency to underperform on cloudy days?

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How bad weather affects daily stock market performance: What can individual investors learn from the stock market's tendency to underperform on cloudy days?

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Utility Stocks: There’s No Need to Chase This Rally http://investorplace.com/2014/02/utility-stocks-xlu/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/utility-stocks-xlu/#comments Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:41:34 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=476868 Utility stocks have outperformed so far this year, but the move isn't based in fundamentals. Don't rush into XLU and the utilities sector just yet.

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Utility stocks have outperformed so far this year, but the move isn't based in fundamentals. Don't rush into XLU and the utilities sector just yet.

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NYSEARCA:XLU NYSEARCA:SPY NYSE:DUK NYSE:D NYSE:NEE NYSE:SO NYSE:EXC NYSE:AEP NYSE:SRE NYSE:PPL NYSE:PCG NYSE:PEG Dividend Stocks
Start Browsing Consumer Staples Stocks for Fairly Priced Defense http://investorplace.com/2014/02/consumer-staples-xlp/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/consumer-staples-xlp/#comments Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:05:18 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=474184 The consumer staples sector has underperformed in 2014, bringing valuations down to more reasonable levels. The time to buy the sector is nearing, but...

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The consumer staples sector has underperformed in 2014, bringing valuations down to more reasonable levels. The time to buy the sector is nearing, but...

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Natural Gas Is the Secret Driver of This Market http://investorplace.com/2014/02/natural-gas-stock-market/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/natural-gas-stock-market/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 13:46:48 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=473459 Stocks and natural gas have moved with an almost perfectly negative correlation in 2014. What does natural gas reveal about the stock market outlook now?

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Stocks and natural gas have moved with an almost perfectly negative correlation in 2014. What does natural gas reveal about the stock market outlook now?

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Healthcare Stocks: No Longer a Sure Thing http://investorplace.com/2014/02/healthcare-stocks-xlv/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/healthcare-stocks-xlv/#comments Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:50:11 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=473333 Healthcare stocks have outperformed in recent years, but investors need to be selective with valuations that now are at richer levels.

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Healthcare stocks have outperformed in recent years, but investors need to be selective with valuations that now are at richer levels.

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NYSE:MRK NYSE:PFE NYSEARCA:XLV NYSE:LLY NASDAQ:AMGN Stocks to Sell
The 3 Charts That Matter Most Right Now http://investorplace.com/2014/02/3-charts-sp-500-treasury/ http://investorplace.com/2014/02/3-charts-sp-500-treasury/#comments Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:38:19 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=472737 Is this stock market downturn a buying opportunity or the start of a larger correction? These three charts might hold the key to what's next.

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Is this stock market downturn a buying opportunity or the start of a larger correction? These three charts might hold the key to what's next.

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NYSEARCA:VT NYSEARCA:FXY INDEXSP:.INX INDEXCBOE:TNX Trading Advice
What Traders Can Learn From Super Bowl Sunday http://investorplace.com/2014/01/traders-can-learn-super-bowl-sunday/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/traders-can-learn-super-bowl-sunday/#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:12:48 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=471168 Traders and sports gamblers occupy two different worlds, but they share many secrets to success. What five tips could traders learn from Super Bowl betting?

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Traders and sports gamblers occupy two different worlds, but they share many secrets to success. What five tips could traders learn from Super Bowl betting?

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Don’t Sweat the Fed http://investorplace.com/2014/01/fed-policy-markets/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/fed-policy-markets/#comments Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:36:00 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=470634 For all the attention given to Federal Reserve policy, the Fed has little latitude to surprise the financial markets in 2014.

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For all the attention given to Federal Reserve policy, the Fed has little latitude to surprise the financial markets in 2014.

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Market Insight, Financial Articles
5 Stocks to Sell in February http://investorplace.com/2014/01/stocks-to-sell-ewj-t/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/stocks-to-sell-ewj-t/#comments Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:02:48 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=469315 Risk has re-entered the market, and that means investors should be looking to lighten up their loads. Here are five stocks to sell.

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Risk has re-entered the market, and that means investors should be looking to lighten up their loads. Here are five stocks to sell.

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NYSE:T NYSEARCA:EWJ NYSE:AA NYSE:PEP NASDAQ:SYMC Stocks to Sell
The Rally for Retail Stocks Might Be Over http://investorplace.com/2014/01/is-the-rally-in-retail-stocks-over/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/is-the-rally-in-retail-stocks-over/#comments Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:56:37 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=466369 Retail stocks have slumped badly in 2014. Is this just a blip, or have retailers lost their market leadership role for good?

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Retail stocks have slumped badly in 2014. Is this just a blip, or have retailers lost their market leadership role for good?

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NYSEARCA:XRT NYSE:TGT NYSE:BBY NYSE:M NYSE:BBBY Market Outlook
Mining Stocks Are Dangerous, Sweet Valuations or Not http://investorplace.com/2014/01/mining-stocks-vale-bhp-rio-fcx/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/mining-stocks-vale-bhp-rio-fcx/#comments Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:48:05 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=465671 Mining stocks feature low valuations, improving earnings and strong recent performance, but the potential for bad news out of China remains a major risk.

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Mining stocks feature low valuations, improving earnings and strong recent performance, but the potential for bad news out of China remains a major risk.

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NYSE:FCX NYSE:BHP NYSE:RIO NYSE:VALE NYSEARCA:FXI Stocks to Sell
Buy VIX Calls for Cheap Protection http://investorplace.com/2014/01/vix-calls-cheap-protection/ http://investorplace.com/2014/01/vix-calls-cheap-protection/#comments Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:54:47 +0000 http://investorplace.com/?p=463609 The combination of a depressed VIX and steady stock market gains means that volatility is cheap. Now's the time to buy VIX calls to protect yourself.

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The combination of a depressed VIX and steady stock market gains means that volatility is cheap. Now's the time to buy VIX calls to protect yourself.

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