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Harriet Lefton

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger.com

Harriet Lefton, originally from the U.K., began her career as a journalist specializing in the niche world of metal markets. She graduated from the University of Cambridge before becoming a qualified U.K. lawyer. Now she has turned her attention to the world of financial blogging, covering U.S. stocks, analysts and all manner of things finance-related.

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September 2019

7 Large-Cap Stocks to Sell or Avoid

Volatile markets can sometimes drive investors into the assumed safety of large-cap stocks. But a warning: Not every big company can help you weather the storm. September is a notoriously difficult ...

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September 2019

10 'Strong Buy' Tech Stocks to Buy Now

The increasingly volatile market is sending some investors into more defensive stock picks. The fearful rarely seek out tech stocks to buy when they need a safe haven – especially amid ongoing trade-war ...

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August 2019

5 Top ESG Stocks on RBC Capital's 'Best Ideas' List

If you want to invest with a clean conscience, look no further. RBC Capital has just released a report revealing its favorite stocks for sustainable investing. These are stocks that the firm rates Outperform ...

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August 2019

5 ‘Strong Buy’ Dividend Stocks With High Upside

The markets are looking perilous right now, with rising trade tensions and Federal Reserve uncertainty sparking heavy selling. While there has been a flight out of stocks generally – Standard & Poor’s ...

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July 2019

5 Biotech Stocks to Buy for Blockbuster Potential

Biotechnology has boomed over the past few decades as our understanding of living organisms and the human machine has swelled. As a result, biotech stocks have become some of the most exciting growth plays ...

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July 2019

Analysts' 7 Top Stock Picks for 2019's Second Half

Stocks are sitting atop the clouds. All three major indexes have recently surged to surged to all-time highs amid strong signals that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates soon. Standard & Poor’s ...

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July 2019

Goldman Sachs: 5 Superstar Stocks to Buy Now

Goldman Sachs’ analysts last month homed in on an investing strategy designed to generate outsize returns for investors. The strategy focuses on stocks that are dominating their respective industries ...

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June 2019

10 High-Profile IPOs: What Analysts Think About These New Stocks

Fans of initial public offerings (IPOs) have gotten one flashy deal after another in 2019. Some companies such as Beyond Meat (BYND) shocked onlookers with a meteoric ascent, while other hotly hyped companies ...

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June 2019

Mexico Tariffs Could Rattle These 5 Stocks

As if U.S.-China tensions weren’t worrying enough, there is now a new downside risk rattling the markets: Mexico tariffs. The Trump administration recently threatened across-the-board tariffs on imports ...

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June 2019

10 Top-Rated Industrial Stocks to Buy Now

If you are looking for compelling investing opportunities, consider an often-overlooked area of the market: industrial stocks. Industrials frequently have made headlines because its components have ...

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May 2019

Goldman Sachs: 5 Stock Picks to Survive the Trade War

U.S.-China trade war tensions are rising again, and investors are scrambling to find the right defensive stock picks to weather this latest flare-up in what has been a year-plus standoff. President ...

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May 2019

7 'Perfect 10' Stocks to Buy Now

The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index ended April with its best start to a year since 1987, and most of the major stock indexes are either near or at all-time highs. That’s great for existing shareholders, ...

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April 2019

The 5 Highest-Rated Dow Jones Stocks

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is enjoying a remarkable rally. In 2019, Dow stocks – a group of 30 American blue-chip companies – have soared 13.9% as a group. We now find ourselves within striking ...

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April 2019

The 5 Best Marijuana Stocks (According to Wall Street Analysts)

Cannabis and marijuana stocks are an exciting industry right now. According to Cowen & Co.’s Vivien Azer – a pioneer in cannabis-stock analysis – U.S. marijuana sales are set to reach about $80 billion ...

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April 2019

10 Strong Buy Stock Picks for a Spring Surge

Welcome back, bulls. A stellar first quarter and a strong jobs report has sent the market into full-on rally mode. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has now gained nearly 15% since the start of ...

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April 2019

Goldman Sachs: 7 Growth Stocks to Buy With Explosive Potential

If you are stuck for investing inspiration after a breakneck first quarter, Goldman Sachs has some valuable tips. The firm has just released a report advising investors to focus on growth stocks with rapidly ...

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March 2019

5 Warren Buffett Stocks He's Likely In for the Long Term

Warren Buffett has a clear investing mantra: He likes value, and he likes holding on for the long term. The tactic has worked out well. Since Buffett took the reins of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) in 1964, ...

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