Street Smart

Street Smart

James Glassman writes monthly about economic and investing trends.

June 4, 2020

When Stocks Are Down, Grab Your Wish List

Purchasing stocks when the market is hurting requires discipline. But it’s the way to get great companies at a reasonable price

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Financial Planning | Investor Psychology

May 7, 2020

FAANGs + 1: Higher Tech, Lower Risk

These stocks can withstand the shocks that are becoming more common in our interconnected world.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Tech Stocks

April 3, 2020

Can Rates Go Any Lower?

Rates can go even lower than they are now. In some European and Asian nations, negative yields have prevailed for years.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds

March 6, 2020

Don’t Give Up on Energy Stocks

Remember the “peak oil” fears? Looks like we’ll be pulling oil and gas from the ground for decades to come.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Mutual Funds

January 30, 2020

Benjamin Graham’s Timeless Advice

You don’t have to be a brilliant analyst like Graham to recognize the value in value today.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds

December 27, 2019

Luxury Stocks: Profit from Indulgence

Luxury-goods houses ride high on the power of individual brands—names that evoke style, quality and endurance.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Financial Planning

November 27, 2019

James Glassman’s Top Stock Picks for 2020

Nvidia may be the best artificial intelligence play. The stock has bounced off its June low but still offers excellent value.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Mutual Funds

October 3, 2019

Dine Out on Restaurant Stocks

Although these are flush times for eating out, success for restaurants can still be elusive. The tight labor market has hit them especially hard.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Mutual Funds

August 29, 2019

Betting on Stocks Down Under

With their sound fundamentals and enticing yields, Australian stocks make logical additions to any portfolio.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

August 1, 2019

Picking Stocks: It’s Okay to Go With Your Gut

Investing in a Big Idea is more fun than other investing strategies, potentially more profitable and not necessarily more risky.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Investor Psychology

July 3, 2019

How—and Why—to Invest in the Dow

The Dow seems to prove that a reasonably diversified portfolio of 30 stocks will perform close to the broad market.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Markets

June 6, 2019

The Right Way to Add Bonds to Your Portfolio

When markets are choppy, bonds add ballast to your portfolio, offering stability no matter what interest rates do.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Mutual Funds

May 9, 2019

Don’t Be Afraid to Invest in Emerging-Markets Stocks

Emerging-markets stocks have been beaten up so badly that they are a good value now.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Smart Buying

April 4, 2019

The Long-Term Allure of Dividends

The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index has returned an annualized 18.3% over the past 10 years, compared with 17.1% for the S&P 500.

See More On: Dividends

March 7, 2019

The Power of Index Funds

Index funds benefit investors in other ways besides low fees. Trading expenses and tax consequences are minimal.

See More On: Index Funds | Stocks & Bonds

January 30, 2019

Go Into Show Business With These Value Stocks

When times are tough, people are still willing to spend a buck to be amused.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Wealth Management

January 2, 2019

When It Makes Sense to Buy the Dip

If nothing serious has gone wrong with the company, consider a stock decline a buying opportunity.

See More On: Stocks & Bonds | Financial Planning

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