Best Blue Chip Stocks To Watch For 2017

Russ Kaplan is a money manager and newsletter advisor who focuses on buying value-oriented stocks with a multi-year investment horizon; here’s his top idea for conservative investors over the coming year.

One of the most under appreciated stocks on Wall Street is Apple (APPL). The stock is among the bluest of blue chips.

Apple has a financial rating of A++. On every measure....More>>>

Hot China Stocks To Own For 2017

Genworth (NYSE:GNW) has agreed to be acquired by China Oceanwide and partners for $5.43 per share. Genworth trades at a huge discount to the announced merger price because of doubt that the deal will succeed. If the merger is successful, it offers 65% upside from the current price, or approximately 130% annualized.

Genworth is currently an orphan equity with no clear shareholder base. The....More>>>

Sears Isn’t the Only Retailer Stock We Told You to Sell

After years of falling sales and losses, Sears Holdings (SHLD) is now in danger of running out of cash and ceasing operations. That could spell the end for the iconic American retailer, which is what we were worried about when we warned investors to stay away from Sears shares in January.But Sears isn’t the only seemingly cheap retailer stock we advised against owning.


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The bulls tried to chip away at Tuesday’s loss, with the S&P 500 up for the better part of the day. Once Congress opted to postpone a vote on the pivotal repealing and replacing of Obamacare though, investors protested. By the time the closing bell rang, the S&P 500 had lost 0.11% to end the session at 2,345.96.

It could have been worse, however, and for Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical....More>>>

Best Small Cap Stocks To Invest In 2017

This small cap Top Pick is a regional bank based in California that boasts strong scores in our Quadrix ranking system for operating momentum and share-price action, notes Richard Moroney, editor of Upside.

Preferred Bank (PFBC) has surged 54% in the past year but still trades at a modest discount to the median S&P 1500 regional bank, based on both trailing earnings and estimated....More>>>

Stock Market Rally Could Stall Thanks to This Political Battle

The stock market rally in 2017 has driven the Dow Jones Industrial Average 6.2% higher in just 11 weeks. The index is on track today (Thursday, March 16) to close above 21,000 for the second time this year.

Markets have roared higher since Donald Trump teased his new tax plan on Feb. 9, which promised to slash corporate taxes by 25%.

But with Congress now racing to replace the....More>>>

Staffing 360 Solutions (STAF) is In the Right Place at the Right Time

The staffing industry – and the IT staffing industry in particular – is poised for tremendous growth in the foreseeable future, and that rising tide bodes very well for Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:STAF).

For those who’ve followed the sociopolitical rhetoric it would be easy to conclude what job growth we’ve seen in the past few years has been measly,....More>>>

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Though we’re nearing the end of 2016, oil bankruptcies in the United States continue to crop up at a record pace…

That’s according to a Sept. 12 report from Debtwire Analytics, a New York company that studies debt and predicts coming bankruptcies and restructuring.

The firm’s not-so-great outlook is based on overwhelming evidence that the exploration and....More>>>

Seth Klarman’s Top 5 High Dividend Stocks

(Published by Nicholas McCullum on March 19)

Investing is unique in that anyone has the ability to learn from the best in the business.

Institutional investment managers with more $100 million in assets under management have to disclose their portfolios in 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) is an example of this. As....More>>>

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More and more, I have seen retailers falling into the trap of using markdowns as a pricing strategy. This strategy was on full display over the 2016 holiday season. “Median discounts across top retailers during Thanksgiving weekend increased by 5 percentage points to 16 percentage points over 2015,” according to Boomerang Commerce, a provider of retail pricing technology.

In addition,....More>>>