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

INTC, MSFT: Don’t Count Intel and Microsoft Out Just Yet

Mar. 17, 2015, 12:18 pm EDT – Intel and Microsoft are facing the headwind of slow PC sales, but their dividend yields offer a meaningful source of support. More 

Mutual Funds: Active Management Outed as a Failure AGAIN

Mar. 12, 2015, 12:44 pm EDT – Everyone knows that actively managed mutual funds deliver inferior results, but the latest SPIVA Scorecard removes all doubt that active management is a fool's game. More 

GLD: All the Reasons You Need to Avoid Gold, Gold Stocks

Mar. 5, 2015, 12:44 pm EDT – Gold and gold stocks continue to attract interest, but fundamentals and technicals both indicate that ETFs such as GLD and GDX should be avoided for now. More 

Why Offshore Energy Stocks Still Aren’t a Buy

Mar. 4, 2015, 10:28 am EDT – Offshore energy stocks such as Transcoean and Diamond Offshore are well off of their highs, but the risks remain high. More 

5 Overvalued Consumer Staples Stocks to Sell NOW

Mar. 2, 2015, 12:36 pm EDT – Consumer staples stocks have climbed to extremely high valuations, and these five stocks stand out as being particularly overvalued right now. More 

10 Must-See Stock Charts for March

Feb. 27, 2015, 4:45 pm EDT – Netflix, financial stocks and a Vanguard ETF highlight the list of the top stock charts to watch in the month ahead. More 

Why Nasdaq 5,000 Is Meaningless for Invididual Investors

Feb. 23, 2015, 2:41 pm EDT – The Nasdaq Composite Index is in striking distance of both the 5,000 level and its all-time high. But should anyone really care? More 

10 Stock Charts You MUST Watch

Jan. 29, 2015, 2:50 pm EDT – Volatile markets create trading opportunities, and that's certainly the case right now. Which stock charts are poised to break out in February, and which could break down? More 

The Best Europe ETF for 2015

Jan. 27, 2015, 9:23 am EDT – Buyers of Europe ETFs have favored hedged products such as the HEDJ ETF in 2015, but funds exposed to the euro may now be the better bet. More 

Why Owning Utility Stocks Is a Risky Bet

Jan. 23, 2015, 6:01 am EDT – By almost any measure, utilities don’t offer a compelling risk-reward profile for investors right now. More