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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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 

Is the Bill Gross & Mohamed El-Erian Spat a Reason to Avoid Pimco Funds?

Mar. 13, 2014, 9:23 am EDT – 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? More 

5 Blue-Chip Stocks to Avoid

Mar. 11, 2014, 8:32 am EDT – 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. More 

Is It Too Late to Buy the Rally in Small Caps?

Mar. 7, 2014, 6:00 am EDT – Small cap stocks have delivered stellar returns in 2014, but the rally may be getting overextended. Is there any opportunity left for small caps? More