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James Brumley

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger.com

James Brumley is a former stock broker, registered investment adviser and Director of Research for an options-focused newsletter. He's now primarily a freelance writer, tapping more than a decade's worth of broad experience to help investors get more out of the market. With a background in technical analysis as well as fundamental analysis, James touts stock-picking strategies that combine the importance of company performance with the power of stock-trade timing. He believes this dual approach is the only way an investor has a shot at consistently beating the market. James' work has appeared at several websites including Street Authority, Motley Fool, Kapitall and Investopedia. When not writing as a journalist, James works on his book explaining his multi-pronged approach to investing.

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June 2018

10 Best Energy Stocks for the Rest of 2018

The more-than-doubling of crude oil prices over the past couple of years has been a difficult rally to trust. Energy companies still aren’t exactly highly disciplined outfits despite the pain of overproduction ...

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May 2018

The 18 Best Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2018

We’re almost to the halfway point of the year, and so far … not so good. The market has disappointed, and the investing landscape has shifted drastically in a very short time. Thus, investors looking ...

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May 2018

10 Top Health-Care Stocks That Never Break a Sweat

Health-care stocks – and pharmaceutical makers in particular – recently dodged a bullet when President Donald Trump unveiled a relatively benign overhaul to the nation’s health-care system with the ...

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May 2018

10 Stable Stocks to Buy Now for a Wobbly Market

The past several weeks have been frustrating for investors. While an eight-day win streak for the Dow Jones Industrial Average showed we’re clearly not in the throes of a bear market, things largely ...

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May 2018

10 of the Best Financial Stocks to Buy Now

Prospective borrowers might not be thrilled about it, but the ongoing rise in interest rates is proving a boon for one group of people: investors in financial stocks. The higher interest rates go, the ...

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April 2018

Sell in May and Go Away: 8 Things That Matter More

Are you ready for what’s supposed to be the slowest and least productive period of the year? May kicks off a five-month stretch that is so synonymous with lackluster performance that the term “sell ...

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Stock Watch
April 2018

Alphabet (GOOGL) Shareholders Left Wanting After First-Quarter Earnings

While Google's parent beat Wall Street estimates, the uninspiring Q1 report should have shareholders on edge

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April 2018

10 Tech Stocks to Watch Like a Hawk This Spring

The first-quarter earnings season is here, and this one is an important one. That’s because we should see the effects not only of an economy that’s heating up, but the massive corporate tax cuts signed ...

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Stock Watch
April 2018

Facebook Will Be Regulated … But Likely Not by Congress

CEO Mark Zuckerberg came away unscathed from his recent testimony to a Senate committee. That's good news for FB shares.

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April 2018

The 15 Best “Turnaround Story” Stocks Right Now

Investors love being involved in innovative companies. The market’s love affair with Apple (AAPL) and Amazon.com (AMZN) serve as evidence to that end. Few things are more thrilling than seeing a company ...

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Stocks & Bonds
April 2018

5 Defense Stocks Poised to Go on the Offensive

Rising federal spending bodes well for all makers of military hardware and services. But these will do better than most.

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April 2018

10 Stocks at Serious Risk of a Meltdown

When stocks took a sizable hit in early February, it was painful but not terribly unnerving. Most investors innately knew the market was overextended and in need of a pullback. Waiting the weakness out ...

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Stock Watch
March 2018

“Automation Nation”: China’s Enormous Opportunity in Tech

The next industrial revolution is happening now, on the other side of the world. Benefit by investing in Chinese industrial and technology companies.

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Stock Watch
March 2018

Retailers Closing Stores in 2018

Thousands of retailers shut their doors last year, and thousands more will do the same this year.

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March 2018

12 Retailers That May Soon Disappear Forever

Remember Circuit City, Woolworths, Linens ‘n Things and Sam Goody? Each of those retailers was once a powerhouse in their respective slivers of the retailing world. But time and competition eventually ...

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March 2018

10 Biggest Losers of a Global Trade War

Only time will tell whether a much-ballyhooed global trade war will end up becoming a reality. While President Donald Trump exempted Canada and Mexico from significant tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, ...

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February 2018

10 Defense Stocks to Buy to Go on the Offensive

Handicapping stocks isn’t exactly easy right now. The echoes of the federal government’s infrastructure spending plan unveiling still are ringing, and investors are trying to determine whether early ...

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