Here is a concept that is very important in the market—and I even saw it at work just last week when the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) finally kicked out three old duds.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, 2013 has been the year of domestic stocks. Small and mid-cap domestic stocks are the hottest places to be in the market this year—for whatever reason.
If a CEO wants to work in an environment where he can do anything he wants and no one will notice for two years, I suggest he get a job running the Department of Energy.
I have written many articles in the past about what a great stock Visa (V) is. Well finally, somebody else besides me must also think it is a great company because it was just added to the DOW Jones Industrial Average.
Well, all of a sudden, three things crept up on us: 1) the debt ceiling, 2) taper talk, and 3) Syria. They are all big threats, but Syria could be the most dangerous one.
It seems that the vast majority of articles written about the market and stock these days are contrarian in nature. They are making the case for buying down and out stocks, mainly because they are cheap and out of favor.
Back in the spring of 2011, I chose fifty stocks to write about in my book Best Stocks Now. At the time they were all the best examples that I could find of my investing style. I am not a pure value investor, nor am I a pure momentum investor; I am both.
Being in the right areas of the market at any given point in time can vastly improve your investing experience. The obvious next question is, what are the right areas of the market at the current time?
Asset Allocation is almost “GOSPEL” to the investment advisory profession. Classic asset allocation generally calls for a balance between stocks and bonds, depending upon your age and risk tolerance.
Lithia Motors (LAD), which is headquartered in Medford, Oregon is a good proxy as to just how strong auto sales have been recently.
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