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

Don’t Sweat the Fed

Jan. 31, 2014, 9:36 am EDT – For all the attention given to Federal Reserve policy, the Fed has little latitude to surprise the financial markets in 2014. More 

5 Stocks to Sell in February

Jan. 29, 2014, 9:02 am EDT – Risk has re-entered the market, and that means investors should be looking to lighten up their loads. Here are five stocks to sell. More 

The Rally for Retail Stocks Might Be Over

Jan. 23, 2014, 9:56 am EDT – Retail stocks have slumped badly in 2014. Is this just a blip, or have retailers lost their market leadership role for good? More 

Mining Stocks Are Dangerous, Sweet Valuations or Not

Jan. 22, 2014, 8:48 am EDT – Mining stocks feature low valuations, improving earnings and strong recent performance, but the potential for bad news out of China remains a major risk. More 

Buy VIX Calls for Cheap Protection

Jan. 15, 2014, 12:54 pm EDT – 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. More 

Emerging Markets: Value Opportunity or Trap?

Jan. 15, 2014, 8:17 am EDT – Stocks in emerging markets are trading at a deep discount to the rest of the world, but this doesn't mean it's time to buy just yet. More 

The S&P’s Most Dramatic Performances of 2013 (And What They Taught Us)

Jan. 3, 2014, 11:59 am EDT – We look at 2013's best and worst performers in the S&P 500, as well as what that might say about returns in 2014. More 

Why Dividend Stocks Could Bounce Off the Mat in 2014

Dec. 19, 2013, 9:18 am EDT – Higher-yielding dividend stocks lagged in 2013, but income plays could revive in the year ahead now that the Fed has finally started tapering. More 

Don’t Kill Yourself Interpreting Dow Jones’ Charts

Dec. 12, 2013, 9:39 am EDT – The Dow Jones Industrial Average is making a triple-top on an inflation-adjusted basis. Here are two reasons why it just doesn't matter. More 

The Top 6 Stock Charts to Watch in December

Dec. 3, 2013, 12:24 pm EDT – The stock charts of five midcap companies and one international ETF point to lucrative trading opportunities in December. More