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James K. Glassman

Contributing Columnist
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

James K. Glassman is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. His most recent book is Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence.

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Opening Shot
August 2018

When Bad Things Happen to Good Markets

Looking at today’s booming economy, the question is not whether it is good but whether you think it is going to get better.

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Opening Shot
August 2018

Don’t Ignore Small-Company Stocks

Small-cap stocks tend to move in cycles, and we look to be on the rising side of one.

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Opening Shot
July 2018

More Gains in Store for Homebuilders

Recommending homebuilders’ stocks isn’t the contrarian call it used to be. Now the concern is that they might be overvalued. But I think they still have room to run.

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Opening Shot
June 2018

Stocks to Energize Your Portfolio

Energy stocks that have performed poorly in recent years have now started to perk up. Buy some, but don’t go nuts.

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Opening Shot
May 2018

Trade War? These Stocks Will Do Best

If tariffs soar, the economy will take a hit. But firms that don't rely as much on global trade will be harmed less than those that do.

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Opening Shot
April 2018

Why You Should Stick With Stocks

Investors are just realizing that you don’t earn an average of 10% annually without taking some risk and suffering some pain.

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Opening Shot
March 2018

Should You Invest in Commodities?

Investments in crops, metals, energy, currencies and other tangible things tend to go up when stocks and bonds go down.

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Opening Shot
February 2018

Is the Stock Market Dangerously High?

Warning signs are flashing, but no one has the slightest idea when a bull market -- or a bear market, for that matter -- will end.

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Opening Shot
December 2017

Is It Time to Try Investing in Japan Again?

If you're ready, you need to employ a cautious strategy.

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Opening Shot
December 2017

James Glassman's 10 Stock Picks for 2018

Columnist James K. Glassman consults with experts from top funds and firms to identify 10 stocks to that should outperform the S&P 500.

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SLIDE SHOW
December 2017

18 Best Stocks to Buy for 2018

If this bull market survives beyond August, it will be the longest bull market ever. And yet, there's reason to believe it still has has some room left to run. One key factor: A modestly growing economy ...

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Opening Shot
October 2017

12 Investments to Cash in on China

China has created the most successful economic revolution the world has ever seen, and it still has room to grow.

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Opening Shot
October 2017

4 Mutual Fund Managers Who Can Help You Beat the Market

Star fund managers are a vanishing breed, but I still think they offer value to the investor.

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Opening Shot
August 2017

Why Socially Responsible Investing Is Not for Me

Wanting to put your money in firms that follow certain ideals is laudable, sure. But it's not as straightforward as it used to be.

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Opening Shot
June 2017

16 Stock Picks With Staying Power

Standard & Poor's 500-stock index has never recorded a loss over any 20-year period.

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Opening Shot
April 2017

How to Thrive as Market Cycles Return

We’re heading back to the old normal. The Fed is raising interest rates as the economy approaches full employment and inflation picks up.

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Opening Shot
April 2017

Buy Retail Stocks at Wholesale Prices

Department-store stocks have lost one-fifth of their value in the past five years, while the overall stock market has nearly doubled.

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