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IP has nearly doubled in price during the pandemic – but it might not be done

No matter what current market conditions are at any given time, the point of value-oriented investing is to find stocks that offer attractive long-term upside. For my approach, that means using a combination of valuation, fundamental strength, and technical analysis to filter through the thousands of stocks that are available. The market’s rally to fresh […]

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Where is the bargain price for HUN?

Over the last several months, one of the best sectors of the stock market’s rally back to, and even above pre-pandemic levels has been the Materials sector. Beginning in mid-May to a peak last week, the sector had increased in value by nearly 93% as measured by the S&P 500 Materials Sector SPDR (XLB). This […]

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WLK has broken to a new 52-week high – can it go higher?

In my search for value, I’ve found it useful to develop a watchlist of stocks that I can check on a regular basis. That means that I often recycle stocks that I’ve previously used to make useful investments in, but don’t currently have a position in. That’s useful, because the familiarity that comes with the […]

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STLD is retracing off of a peak – is this is a good new bullish setup for a good value stock?

Over the last few months, one of the best sectors of the stock market has been the Materials sector. From its bear market low in March to now, the sector has increased in value by nearly   81% as measured by the S&P 500 Materials Sector SPDR (XLB). This is a sector that I like […]

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WRK has dropped about -11% off of its most recent high. It looks like a good buying opportunity

With so much in flux about the financial markets and the health of the global economy, it can be a challenge to know how to best position yourself as an investor. It doesn’t really help to know that there are tens of thousands of available stocks to choose from, each of which can be used […]

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STLD has reclaimed most of its bear market drop. How much upside is left?

The last week or so of market activity has put a lot of investors and analysts on edge, and appears to be forcing many to confront the possibility that the market has finally reached levels that mark an increasingly elevated amount of risk. That has given the major indices room to slide back by a […]

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HUN is down almost -8% in the last two days. How much downside risk is there?

Through the summer, one of the best sectors of the stock market’s rally back to, and even above pre-pandemic levels has been the Materials sector. Beginning in mid-May to the end of the last week, the sector had increased in value by more than 71% as measured by the S&P 500 Materials Sector SPDR (XLB). […]

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WLK is still 20% below its pre-pandemic high – and that is a good reason to keep watching this stock

In my search for value, I’ve found it useful to develop a watchlist of stocks that I can check on a regular basis. That means that I often recycle stocks that I’ve previously used to make useful investments in, but don’t currently have a position in. That’s useful, because the familiarity that comes with the […]

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WRK’s value proposition is getting better every quarter

With so much in flux about the financial markets and the health of the global economy, it can be a challenge to know how to best position yourself as an investor. It doesn’t really help to know that there are tens of thousands of available stocks to choose from, each of which can be used […]

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Is MOS ready to break out of its two-year downward trend?

There is a pretty significant difference in the way different investors perceive a stock in a long-term downward trend. For growth oriented-investors, the longer the downward trend, the less attractive the stock is, simply because the expectation is that the longer, bearish trend will outlast any near-term, bullish sentiment or momentum the stock may see. […]

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UFS: small-cap value, or bad bet in this economy?

Moving deeper into a new earnings season, it is true that a number of the largest and most recognized names in the market have been posting better earnings results in the last quarter than expected. In many cases, companies have displayed an impressive ability to shift gears from traditional, office-based work arrangements to nearly complete […]

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