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

Financial Stocks: A Winning Bet for Fed Tapering

Nov. 25, 2013, 9:37 am EDT – Financial stocks have performed very well during periods of rising bond yields thus far in 2013. What does this tell us about financials' 2014 outlook? More 

Will This Be a December to Remember for Stocks?

Nov. 25, 2013, 6:00 am EDT – The "Santa Claus Rally" has been one of the most reliable seasonal trends of the past 30 years. Will Santa Claus pay the stock market another visit in 2013? More 

5 Broken Momentum Stocks, 1 Easy Way to Protect Yourself

Nov. 21, 2013, 2:27 pm EDT – How can you participate in the upside of momentum stocks and still limit downside risk? This technical indicator can point the way. More 

How to Trade Thanksgiving Week

Nov. 20, 2013, 8:17 am EDT – Thanksgiving week brings lower trading volume for the stock market, but not lower volatility. Find out how traders can make money in the week ahead. More 

It’s Not Too Late to Buy Red-Hot Industrials

Nov. 18, 2013, 11:16 am EDT – Industrials have surged to market-beating gains in 2013, led by the defense, aerospace and transportation sectors, and the outperformance could continue. More 

12 Stock Charts to Watch Right Now

Nov. 18, 2013, 8:44 am EDT – A look at several stock charts right now shows eight potential breakout buys, as well four stocks that could be vulnerable in coming weeks. More 

What Valuations Are Trying to Tell Investors Right Now

Nov. 13, 2013, 8:54 am EDT – Based on current valuations, the defensive consumer staples, utilities and healthcare sectors remain expensive. Where can you find better opportunities? More 

3 Reasons to Give Tech Funds the Ol’ Heave-Ho

Nov. 12, 2013, 11:02 am EDT – The technology sector doesn't measure up to the broader market in terms of earnings, valuations or beta. So why invest in tech ETFs such as XLK? More 

The Gruesome Truth About Actively Managed Mutual Funds

Oct. 25, 2013, 1:48 pm EDT – The data confirm an ugly truth about mutual funds: There's no reason for self-directed investors to own actively managed funds over index funds. More 

Gold Mining Stocks – 3 Reasons the Worst is Over

Oct. 23, 2013, 5:52 am EDT – Gold stocks have been the market's worst performing sector in the past year, but it may finally be safe to buy miners again. Here are three reasons why. More