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CPB is down more than -12% in the last month – is that a buying opportunity?

Value-oriented, contrarian-minded investors like me tend to think a little differently than the average investor, which means we like to look for opportunities in the areas of the market everybody else tends to ignore. The Food Products industry is a good example. While this is pocket of the economy that I think makes sense to […]

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Energy Stocks
Energy Storage Systems
Liquefied Natural Gas
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Where is the bargain price for ET?

Every year, threads emerge that can be used to tell the story of the U.S. economy, and therefore the financial markets. For me, one of the most interesting and consistent threads is the movement and pace of energy prices. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude, which acts as the benchmark for oil produced throughout North America […]

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Consumer Staples
Food Products
Organic Food
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HRL could be positioned to start a new upward trend. Is it a good value?

For several years now, I’ve been writing about the wisdom in taking a defensive approach to your investing portfolio. There are lot of ways you can get defensive. Pulling cash out of the market when you have opportunities to do so, and keeping it on the sidelines for the time being is one approach. Another […]

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Healthcare Solutions
Medical Devices
Medical Equipment
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MDT has picked up bullish momentum – what does that mean for its value price?

Over the last three years, one of the sectors of market that experienced major shifts in its business models was the Healthcare sector. Every facet of the entire system, it seems, from local clinics, to hospitals, and more was forced to shift its focus through practically all of 2020 and 2021 from regular operations, and […]

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Consumer Discretionary
Retailers
Specialty Retailers
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SIG is down -24% since February – does that make it a good bargain?

Sometimes, answering the question of whether a stock represents a legitimate, attractive value opportunity is more art than science.  Strict, quantitative value and fundamental analysis would dictate that you stick to the numbers, and to distrust anything but what the numbers tell you. As often as not, however, I find it necessary to look beyond […]

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Energy Stocks
Energy Technology
Oil Drilling
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SLB is down more than -25% from its yearly high. Is it a good bargain yet?

No matter what the market’s current direction may be, the hunt for useful opportunities never really ends for a bargain hunter. One of the pockets of the market that has been interesting this year is the Energy sector. Healthy demand has kept oil prices well above their 2021 levels, and that’s been a positive things […]

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Chemical Products
Chemicals
Home Improvement
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Where is WLK’s bargain price?

The market appears to be picking up some new, bullish momentum, with the S&P 500 pushing to a new, 52-week high point that could be a catalyst for more upside to come. An extension of the overall bullish trend in the S&P 500 that dates back to October of last year is a generally positive […]

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Crude Oil
Oil Production
Oil Refiners
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DINO is picking up bullish momentum – it’s a good bargain, too

Uncertain market conditions can make it hard for even the most patient, disciplined bargain hunter to find useful investing opportunities. The trick to effective investing in a difficult market is being able to identify pockets of the economy where current conditions create opportunity or where companies may have been able to buck broader industry and […]

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Consumer Staples
Food Products
Grocery
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Kellogg is nearing its 52-week low. Is it a good buy?

No matter what your approach to the stock market may be, there are a myriad number of issues that come at you and demand attention.  Some of those elements can be anticipated, if not predicted; for example, if a company is getting set for a new quarterly earnings report, it’s pretty normal to see a […]

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Financial Sector
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Nasdaq
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Is NDAQ’s consolidation range a good buying opportunity?

One of the challenges for any investor, no matter what method they prefer to use, is how to find new, useful opportunities to put their money to work for them. In that effort, one area that I think most investors don’t think about is investing in the companies that make access to the markets possible. […]

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Computer Networks
Internet Of Things
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Value Stocks
Wireless

Are CSCO’s improving fundamentals keeping up with its trend?

Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) is one of the most recognizable and established companies in the Technology sector.  With a market cap of more than $200 billion, and a clear position as a leader in the Technology sector, companies like CSCO are, without question, the standard against which all other business in their respective industries are […]

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Gold
Gold Miners
Precious Metals
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Is GOLD a smart bet right now?

Uncertain economic times means that, for the average investor, finding effective places to put your money to work for you become more difficult. Interest rate fears stoked by inflation, plus the threat of war are just a couple of things that history has proven make up a pretty toxic mix for the stock market. Following […]

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Consumer Retail
Retail Stores
Specialty Retailers
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BBY is down -23% since February. Where is its value price?

In many way, 2023 has been an extension of fears and uncertainty that plagued the market for most of 2022. The last year and a half has shifted the narrative away from COVID and onto the reality of inflation, rising interest rates, and all of its normal effects. Issues that existed prior to the pandemic, […]

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Chemical Products
Chemicals
Specialty Chemicals
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HUN is nearing its 1-year low – but that’s a good thing for bargain hunters

One of my favorite methods to quickly filter through the thousands of companies in the stock market is to focus on stocks that pay a consistent dividend. There are a couple of primary methods companies have to return the value of their business to shareholders. If you pay much attention to market media, you’ve probably […]

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Specialty Materials
Tech Stocks
Technology
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GLW is nearing its 52-week low. Where is its bargain price?

Value analysis, or growth-focused, momentum-based trading? Most investors tend to think of these two approaches as incompatible, polar opposite investing methods. Looking for stocks at the low side of their historical ranges is a no-brainer approach for a value-oriented investor, because that price action generally increases the odds that the stock will represent a good […]

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