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Why IBM Should Be Your First Buy Of The New Year

The ongoing market correction has been particularly hard on International Business Machines (IBM) given the stock has fallen 34% off its 52-week high. That presents an opportunity to buy what I’ve long considered as one of the best dividend stocks on the market. In my opinion, the stock is significantly undervalued for the following reasons:IBM […]

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Ford Plummets – Are You Concerned?

In 2018, stock investors faced a great deal of anxiety and turbulence. This was certainly true for those focused on the equities benchmarks, but it was even more true for those holding long positions in Ford Motor Company (F). As a measure of comparison, the S&P 500 finished the year with sizable losses of 7.03%. […]

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3 Things That Will Definitely Happen In 2019

Much about 2019 is uncertain. But a few things are pretty much guaranteed, including the following:Government Debt Will Rise at an Accelerating RateLike a life-long dieter who finally gives up and decides to eat himself to death, the US is now committed to trillion-dollar deficits for as far as the eye can see. And that’s […]

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10 Predictions For 2019 – Gold, Bitcoin, Trump, And More!

I don’t really believe in palm readers and crystal balls and tarot cards, but I respond to the need for them. – Stephan JenkinsI skate cautiously on the thin ice of making predictions and realize it’s a fool’s errand. But people love to read them and I usually get a few correct along the way.Here […]

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The Lesson From 2018? Stocks Go Down as Well as Up

As we close the books on 2018 we are rudely reminded that stocks go down as well as up. The last quarter of the year was the worst since the fourth quarter of 2008 and was bad enough to produce negative returns for all the indices despite hitting new all-time highs earlier in the year. […]

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Updated Lists Of Stocks Topping Our Ranking Model

BackgroundIt has been a year since we first introduced our factor-based quality ranking model. The purpose of the model has always been to find wonderful businesses at fair prices, although the valuation consideration is not reflected by any factor in the model. Our investment approach is to follow businesses only with strong fundamental qualities (e.g., […]

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3 Stocks to Build Your Portfolio Around

Just 86 stocks accounted for half of the increase in the U.S. stock market between 1926 and 2016, according to a paper by Professor Hendrik Bessembinder of Arizona State University. His research further shows that only 4% of all stocks ended up delivering 100% of the stock market’s return in that span. The main takeaway […]

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The Top 2 Contrarian Stocks to Buy in 2019

With 2018 coming to a close, one thing is painfully clear: The stock market doesn’t go up in a straight line.At one point recently, stocks were on pace for their worst December in 90 years, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite and broad-based S&P 500 dipping into bear market territory (i.e., a decline of at least 20% from recent […]

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Buy IBM Stock as It Begins 2019 as the Cheapest Dow Component

International Business Machines Corp. has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average since June 1979. The stock set its all-time intraday high of $215.90 in March 2013 and has been trading sideways to down since then, trading to a multi-year low of $105.94 on Dec. 26 as the stock is becoming “too cheap […]

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Here Are the Health Care Stocks to Watch in 2019

Sara James, senior health care analyst at Piper Jaffray, tells “Squawk on the Street” what companies she’s watching in 2019.See the Original post here.

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