Oberweis: Look to Niche-Oriented Small-Caps

While still somewhat wary of the economy, Jim Oberweis says that you can find plays in the technology and consumer discretionary sectors — “the pillars of a growth portfolio” — if you know where to look. Oberweis writes in his latest Forbes.com column that retailers such as restaurants, auto suppliers, consumer semiconductor makers, and advertising […]

Arnott Sees “Another Tough Slog” in Coming Decade

While many are predicting that the coming decade will feature some strong bounce-back gains for stocks after a poor 2000s, Rob Arnott of Research Affiliates says not to count on it. In a piece written with John West for IndexUniverse.com, Arnott says that the standard market-cap-weighted 60/40 stocks/bonds allocation “is likely to disappoint. Again. Net […]

Ritholtz: No Signs Rally Is Ending

Barry Ritholtz of Fusion IQ and The Big Picture blog remains bullish on stocks, saying that he sees no indication that the rally is in its final stages. “As long as the fed is going to make money free … it’s hard to find a short, other than some company restating earnings,” Ritholtz tells Yahoo! […]

Guru Strategy Rating Changes: GE, Eli Lilly on the Rise

Each week, we take a look at which stocks John Reese’s Validea.com Guru Strategy computer models have newfound interest in, and which they have soured on. Here’s a look at some of the stocks John’s strategies have upgraded or downgraded today. Among the bigger names: General Electric and Eli Lilly.

A Different Take on Valuations

Liz Ann Sonders, Charles Schwab’s chief investment strategist, says in her latest market commentary that the recent downturn helped temper some of the investor optimism that was becoming “troublesome”, and that — despite the big gains stocks have made in the past year — stock valuations continue to look attractive. Sonders’ favorite valuation gauge is […]

Bogle: Keep It Simple

In an interview with Texas’ The Statesman, Vanguard’s John Bogle says the key to successful investing is keeping things simple, and not allowing short-term performance to impact your decisions. “[The biggest problem in investing] is that people are focused on short-term performance,” Bogle tells Scott Burns. He says that there will always be some funds […]