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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Hold That Button Before You Buy Consumer Staples for Safety (XLP)

May. 19, 2014, 9:01 am EDT – 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? More 

What the Bond Market Rally Says About Growth – and Stocks

May. 16, 2014, 10:57 am EDT – 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. More 

The One Reason a Stock Market Crash Simply Won’t Happen

May. 14, 2014, 9:39 am EDT – 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. More 

Wall Street Says Weak Economic Growth Isn’t Just a Blip

May. 7, 2014, 8:45 am EDT – 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? More 

‘Sell in May and Go Away’ Might Lead You Astray

Apr. 25, 2014, 5:41 am EDT – "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. More 

The 9 Most Interesting Stock Charts to Watch Right Now

Apr. 21, 2014, 2:16 pm EDT – 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. More 

PFF: Why You Should Give Preferred Stocks Another Look

Apr. 16, 2014, 5:46 am EDT – 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. More 

It’s Time to Sell High-Yield Bonds

Mar. 25, 2014, 6:00 am EDT – 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. More 

FXI: The Largest China ETF, But Not the Best

Mar. 21, 2014, 1:41 pm EDT – 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. More 

Gold Stocks Are Up 35%. Now What?

Mar. 14, 2014, 9:01 am EDT – 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? More