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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2 Factors that Argue for a March-April Rally

Feb. 26, 2014, 2:52 pm EDT – 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. More 

5 Stocks to Sell in March

Feb. 26, 2014, 8:40 am EDT – 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. More 

You Can’t Make a Case for Emerging Markets

Feb. 18, 2014, 8:46 am EDT – Fund companies tell investors that stocks in emerging markets provide high returns and diversification, but does this claim hold up to scrutiny? More 

How Bad Weather Affects the Stock Market

Feb. 13, 2014, 2:10 pm EDT – How bad weather affects daily stock market performance: What can individual investors learn from the stock market's tendency to underperform on cloudy days? More 

Utility Stocks: There’s No Need to Chase This Rally

Feb. 13, 2014, 9:41 am EDT – 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. More 

Start Browsing Consumer Staples Stocks for Fairly Priced Defense

Feb. 7, 2014, 9:05 am EDT – The consumer staples sector has underperformed in 2014, bringing valuations down to more reasonable levels. The time to buy the sector is nearing, but... More 

Natural Gas Is the Secret Driver of This Market

Feb. 6, 2014, 8:46 am EDT – 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? More 

Healthcare Stocks: No Longer a Sure Thing

Feb. 5, 2014, 1:50 pm EDT – Healthcare stocks have outperformed in recent years, but investors need to be selective with valuations that now are at richer levels. More 

The 3 Charts That Matter Most Right Now

Feb. 4, 2014, 1:38 pm EDT – 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. More 

What Traders Can Learn From Super Bowl Sunday

Jan. 31, 2014, 1:12 pm EDT – 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? More