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IBM is down -12% from its December peak – where is its value price?

No matter what the economic or market cycle is, one of the things you can bet on is that the Technology sector will be on the bleeding front edge of the stock market’s direction. In today’s world, it shouldn’t be that surprising to hear that Technology tends to lead the way in defining whether the […]

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Rail
Railroad Stocks
Transportation
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Value Stocks

Is CSX a risky bet for 2023?

Every year begins in the stock market by investors, analysts and experts all trying to find the thread that will define economic and market activity for the next twelve months. Trying to find that thread, of course is as much guesswork, at least in the early stages of the year, as anything else when it […]

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Energy Sector
Oil Feild Services
Oil Field Machinery
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SLB is up more than 80% from its yearly low. Is it worth its current price?

With the market’s uncertainty pushing a majority of stocks to levels at or near their historical lows, finding a big winner in the last year has been a rare thing. One of the pockets of the market that has been more resilient over the last few months is the Energy sector. High demand has kept […]

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Food Prices
Food Products
Specialty Food
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CAG is down -10% in January. Is it a good value?

More than two decades of experience as a student of the markets have taught me that while the market is generally resilient, there is one word that always seems to automatically put the market on edge: change. The COVID-19 pandemic was the start of the most recent example. After a decade of practically uninterrupted growth, […]

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Employment
Employment Services
Rising Interest Rates
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MAN is up 38% since Q4 2022 — where is its value price?

In 2023, one of the biggest questions that seems to overshadow the market is if interest rates will begin to decline this year. Employment has been of the biggest benchmarks the Fed has used to evaluate the need to raise, lower or maintain their interest rate policy over the last several years. Every month, the […]

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Basic Materials
Chemical Products
Chemicals
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DOW is picking up bullish momentum – is it still a good bargain?

For most of the past year, the Basic Materials sector has offered some of the most interesting cases for value-based investing. While a number of stocks in the sector have since surrendered most, or even all of the gains seen in their early-year rallies, their drops have continued to make them attractive targets of opportunity. […]

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Consumer Discretionary
Consumer Retail
Consumer Spending
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Is BBY a smart buy right now?

Heading into the end of 2022, the broad market staged a significant rally off of its bear market bottom, raising questions to start the new year of whether that momentum can be sustained. Since 2020, one of the surprising stories has been the way that a lot of traditional, brick-and-mortar retail companies found creative ways […]

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Chemical Products
Chemicals
Specialty Chemicals
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Is EMN a good value to start 2023?

Any experienced investor, no matter what their investment philosophy is, will undoubtedly tell you that one of the most useful ways to find new opportunities is by maintaining a watchlist of stocks that they can check on a regular basis. A good, diversified list of stocks in a variety of different industries can be an […]

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Drug Stores
Health Services
Healthcare Solutions
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CVS is down -14% in the last month. Does that make it a good bargain?

2023 is off to a positive start; the S&P 500 is up about 4% so far, which has so far been enough to get people talking about a recovery from last year’s bear market. That broad, bullish momentum means that a lot of stocks have been rallying off of their own lows as well. If […]

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Crude Oil
Energy Sector
Oil Exploration
Value Investing
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MRO is down about -10% since December. That could make it a nice bargain now

Having a contrarian temperament has been very useful for me as an investor, because unlike growth-focused investors, I’m able to find excellent long-term opportunities at much lower, bargain-level prices.  Having a contrarian temperament generally means doing the opposite of what most people would do. That’s why, while most people flock to stocks trading at or […]

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Fertilizer
Materials
Nitrogen Fertilizer
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CF is down about -20% from its yearly high. Where is its bargain price?

In 2022, one of the sectors that experienced significant challenges was the Materials sector, experiencing a drop of about -30% from its mid-year high to its October 2022 low. I find the Materials sector to be one of the more interesting sectors of the market, because it encompasses a pretty wide range of business types. […]

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Consumer Staples
Food Prices
Food Products
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KHC is up 30% from its yearly low. Where is its bargain price?

As a conservative-minded, value and fundamental-driven investor, my natural tendency is to shy away from stocks that market experts and popular market media analysts tend to talk to the most about. Another way to describe this mindset uses the word “contrarian,” and it’s a mindset that I think has even more importance the longer market […]

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Medical
Medical Instruments
Medical Products
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MDT could be setting up a good long-term buying opportunity

During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the sectors of market that experienced major shifts in its business models was the Healthcare sector. For the last three years, the entire system – local clinics, hospitals, and more – has been forced to shift its focus from regular operations, and even delay or […]

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Drug Stores
Health Services
Specialty Retailers
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Is WBA still a good value pick for 2023?

When you filter through all the noise about inflation, interest rates, and war, the main question for 2023 is whether the market will stage a recovery from 2022’s bear market. That, of course begs the question, at least to me, of whether 2022’s economic headwinds – inflation, supply constraints, war, and rising interest rates that […]

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Building Materials
Materials
Specialty Materials
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WLK is up 34% from its 2022 low – and there’s room for more

The start of a new year, naturally is always a hopeful look ahead to better times. That’s coming after a bullish final quarter of 2022 that had some analysts talking about a new bull market starting this year. In my search for value, I’ve found it useful to develop a watchlist of stocks that I […]

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