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We are seeing positive action for the indices, but it is pitifully dull for the great bulk of stocks.
A poisonous atmosphere will still exist in Washington and there will be little, if any, honeymoon period.
And why companies like Fluor and Sterling Construction are gaining now.
Their sole focus is the U.S. market and their earnings are rising.
Keep cash on hand and be ready for oportunities as they arise.
Let's look at other attractively valued bets in what is at least a slightly overbought market overall.
That winter has done a number on our roads. This is good news for several construction names.
Sterling Construction shows how price can turn an inferior asset into an investment opportunity.
This group is most likely to present market inefficiencies that you can exploit.
The approach may be unconventional, but the 2012 results speak for themselves.
With dividend tax rates likely to increase in 2013, cash-rich companies ought to consider returning some of excess to shareholders.
This update of the 10 stocks I put together is handily outperforming the S&P 500.
Make sure your stock has a strong defense to protect you when earnings growth falters.
At the half-year mark, this value portfolio has outpaced the S&P 500 by 500 basis points.
If the market continues on its blazing path, this portfolio is likely to continue outperforming.
A company with undervalued assets and a proven ability to grow them can be the best of both worlds.
Let's look at a few more stocks and sectors that could have a positive effect on our portfolios.
This portfolio is built for tough times, and it's beating the S&P 500 by a comfortable margin so far in 2012.
The way to get on board is by being selective, not playing the broader indices.
This stock is cheap and the company is cash rich and highly profitable.
Selling cash-secured puts is a low-risk way to generate profits on value stocks.
Low price isn't enough. Remember, the main creator of investment value is growth.