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Trading Diary: Our stock portfolios heading for Splattsville?

WASHINGTON, September 5, 2017 – As we’ve noted in our companion column, news of North Korea’s latest blatant act of nuclear one upsmanship has sent U.S. stocks into a swan dive Tuesday. Other market fundamentals, however, are still transfixed by one key question: How quickly all manner of energy companies with business in the Houston-Louisiana ...

Gold, oil catch a bid on Wall Street’s wild Wednesday

WASHINGTON, February 3, 2016 – In all honesty, there’s not a lot of concrete news to report today except for the same old, same old. Oil, commodities and stocks of all shapes and sizes are trading seemingly at random, with prices either overreacting or underreacting to earnings reports, rumors and whatever else the idiots running ...

2016 Bounce Back Stocks: Integrated oil and refiners

WASHINGTON, December 28, 2015 – As promised, we’re presenting our extended list of 2016 Bounce Back Stock Candidates. The stocks in our lists have been severely beaten down—rightly or wrongly—in 2015 and for a variety of reasons could experience significant price appreciation in 2016. It’s an almost universally recognized fact that out-of-favor stocks, stocks that ...

Oil refining, chemical, insurance stocks worth checking out

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2015 – Today, Tuesday, we are going to split our Market Maven column into two, moving our background market discussions to our other column, The Prudent Man while keeping our specific market recommendations right here. We’re doing this partially to keep column sizes down to an Internet-acceptable minimum—Internet readers seem to really ...

Chilly East Coast Monday inspires “Meh” trade in stocks

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2015 – Brrr. It’s cold today on the East Coast, as global warming climate change has once again resulted in subfreezing temperatures here rather earlier than normal for October. How allegedly anthropomorphic warming can make us colder and colder every winter is beyond the Maven’s ken. But then again, it must be ...