Value Investing

Credit Suisse Issues Top Outperform Stock Picks for 2019

Almost every December it seems that investors stop thinking about the prior 11 months and turn their attention to how they want to position their investments for the new year. With ...
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High Debt Maturities Bring Risk to the Endless Stock Buyback Addiction After 2018

Now that 2018 is nearing an end, it is a serious time for investors to start thinking about expectations in 2019 rather than looking back at how choppy 2018 has been. ...
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Defense Stocks on Safer Ground After the Midterm Elections

The defense sector took it on the chin during October's selling pressure. There were many reasons for the move: Saudi Arabia, the midterm elections, lower government spending ambitions, potential changes ...
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10 ETFs to Avoid the Next Stock Market Crash — or Profit From It

An atrocious October in 2018 has spooked many investors in the stock market. And almost as fast, the stock market has proven yet again that it can bounce back rapidly. Just don't ...
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Bank Stocks Now Reflect Their Own Bear Market

Investors have been blindsided in recent weeks as gains suddenly turned into losses. The reality is that nobody should be surprised that a nine-and-a-half-year bull market may at some point ...
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10 Speculative Stocks With 50% to 300% Upside Potential

The nine-and-a-half-year-old bull market of 2018 has run into some headwinds in the major equity indexes, but the United States has remained far better with positive gains in 2018 than ...
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Why Berkshire Hathaway May Be Undervalued by Almost 20%

Very few analysts follow Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A). After all, it has so many moving parts and nearly 40% of its over $500 billion market capitalization can be attributed ...
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10 Crucial Issues for Value Stock Investors in a Down Market

The bull market may be approaching 10 years old, but a big nasty market sell-off and a more cautious tone from the financial media can unnerve even sophisticated investors. One ...
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Rising Interest Rates and All, 13 Blue Chips Outyield 10-Year and 30-Year Treasuries

After a series of stops and starts throughout the Federal Reserve's interest rate hiking cycle, the eventual rise in long-term interest rates finally has started to play out in 2018. ...
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Are All of Warren Buffett’s Top Stock Picks Still Grossly Undervalued?

It may have become routine to say that the stock market keeps hitting all-time highs. Still, many investors find it hard (or even impossible) to win by investing in individual stocks. After all, the ...
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10 Well-Known Large Stocks That Do Not Know It’s a Raging Bull Market

There are bull markets, and then there are big raging bull markets. After more than a nine-year-run from the V-bottom during March of 2009, it's pretty evident what this stage ...
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Are Fears Overblown on Homebuilders’ Stocks?

Following a strong performance in 2017, U.S. homebuilders have had a disappointing first nine months of 2018. Looking at a group of seven stocks, the best performer of the bunch ...
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It’s Finally Time to Be Bullish on IBM — for 2020

The typical morning's analyst upgrades and downgrades rarely seem to offer much good to say about International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). Maybe nothing lasts forever, and that may even ...
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7 Large Foreign Stocks With Big Upside for US Investors

2018 has been a strange time for investors. While the U.S. stock market sits close to all-time highs, many of the emerging and other developed markets nations have seen their ...
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Will JC Penney or Sears Become a Penny Stock First?

The world of retail has been in a state of disruption for many years now. Brick-and-mortar retailers have been fighting the e-commerce leaders, and the so-called omnichannel offerings by big ...
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