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Investors who realize individual stocks will eventually revert to their mean can save themselves money and frustration.
What stocks to buy and what to avoid on the continual leaks coming out of the Kudlow-Mnuchin camp and the Lighthizer-Navarro camp.
It's behavioral finance at its finest, and makes for a fascinating debate.
Selecting the creme de la creme of last year's top dividend dogs generated an average total return of 8.8%.
Let's dig deeper on the charts today.
Dollar strength is affecting the competitive advantage of U.S. companies around the globe, and it is a more insidious problem that most people recognize.
When the stock's inexpensive, hated and devoid of love -- that's when.
I really like the pin action in a number of my core longs: , , , , (as expected off of the strength), , , , and . and , not so much! Note: Long GS (large), BAC (large), C (large), WFC (large), JPM (large), DWDP (large), HIG (large), CBS, M (small), ...
3M guided full year numbers lower, as expected. But unexpectedly, the market's reaction has been quite favorable - perhaps because the miss wasn't as big as feared. This could enure to the benefit of DowDuPont , which, too, should report somewhat di...
What we have seen of late from a number of chip producers really might be interpreted as pre-recessionary.
These themes are working despite the turmoil in Washington and slowing global growth.
Though financials and FANG (which are at an important top of the price channels/charts) are great, industrials (DowDuPont , 3M ), autos (a one-day wonder from yesterday), retail (Macy's , Target ), semiconductors (Micron Technology ), transports (Un...
"The day will come when you think you are safe and happy, and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth." - Tyrion With interest rates still messaging weakening economic growth and industrial stocks doing the same (see and ) we continue to be caught...
I was a large buyer of stocks during the last half of December. On the market's extraordinary strength since Christmas I have made a number of portfolio changes this week: * Eliminated longs in 3M , Amazon and Google . * Reduced long holdings in Squ...
There is nothing worse than spending several weeks researching a company -- talking to competitors, suppliers etc. -- and then determining at the very end that the fundamentals do not appear to be holding up. That is the real crappy part of fundamen...
I have called an audible on 3M . Based on my research in the last few days I am no longer comfortable with my earnings expectations. I am taking 3M off of my Best Ideas List and selling the stock now (for a gain).
I see a lot of winners here because of hindsight.
Thanks for reading my Diary today. I am going to cut out early because I want to finish my write-up on 3M which I hope to have out tomorrow morning. Enjoy your evening.
But extreme short-term volatility will produce extreme long-term loss of public trust.
"Look up and not down; look out and not in; look forward and not back, and lend a hand." - Edward Everett Hale Make no mistake about it, the stock market panic and Bear Market of November-December 2018 is serious and profoundly threatens the economi...
My three favorite tech stocks for the near and intermediate term remain , and (my Trade of the Week). My two favorite industrial stocks are and . My favorite financial stock is . My favorite ETF is . My favorite takeover speculations are SQ, TWTR an...
As mentioned, I have been an aggressive buyer of over the last few days. I hope to have my analysis out later this week but I have been jammed.
I had promised the delivery of a full analysis of my most recent buy (also added to Best Ideas List) - 3M . Unfortunately, as I am travelling I won't have most of my notes so I will send out the column on MMM next week. Thanks for understanding.
Over the last 10 days I have been active on the long side. Additionally, I added several new longs to my Best Ideas List. I currently have, as previously reported, no individual equity shorts. Last week's long buys (and add-ons) of , , , , , etc. w...
What to buy and what to trim on the 90-day extension on trade talks.