Investors plowed back into stocks en masse last week, breaking a four-week string of losses and generating the biggest weekly returns since the beginning of 2013. The major averages were oversold heading into last week and due for some sort of bounce. Signs that the U.S. Read more about Clear Skies Through Year’s End, But Beyond? 10-27-14
We can all breathe a little easier now. Last week during intraday trading, blue chip stocks stopped short of a 10 percent drop off their September highs, closing down 7.4 percent at their nadir. Read more about What Last Week’s Red/Green Market Tells Us 10-20-14
Investors are likely to remain skittish after last week’s volatile action, in which stocks turned in their worst performance since May, 2012 and left the blue chip averages at their lowest level in five months. Investors’ well-known concerns include the possible impact on earnings from Europe’s slowing economies, a strengthening dollar and, increasingly, the Ebola threat, among others. Read more about Bad News is Baked into Share Prices 10-13-14
This month we highlight seven stocks that are well positioned to benefit from the fledging improvement in consumer income, two of which we add to the Growth Portfolio. We recommend selling two positions.
In the Stock Spotlight section, continuing the consumer theme, we highlight one consumer stock to avoid despite seemingly low valuation.
We recommend a new stock in FundFinds and sell one from Small-Cap Investing. Additionally, we discuss various happenings around the world including the fall in oil prices, the Shanghai free-trade zone, and much more! Read more about Ready to Start Shopping