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Resolution for 2017: Don’t Be Afraid to Buy Low

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 11, 2016

Buying a stock when others are selling can be just as challenging psychologically as taking a profit on an investment that seems to rally every day. However, these incremental moves can help to juice your portfolio’s returns during periods of volatility.

Paying close attention to valuation worked well for us in 2016 and will again in 2017, when we’ll learn the extent to which an expansionary fiscal policy can prolong the bull market and accelerate economic growth.

This month’s feature article highlights 10 trends that could drive returns for the more than 200 essential-service stocks in our coverage universe.


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