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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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 

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