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Is It Safe To Buy Homebuilder Stocks?

Homebuilding stocks have had an impressive run higher, but weak demand and the possibility of growing supply remain stiff headwinds.


Beware: Oil Stocks May Face A Reckoning in 2023

The tailwinds supporting oil prices will likely fade next year, pressuring this year's best performing sector.


Doug Kass’s Marijuana Bet Gone Wrong

Marijuana's promise is huge, but investing in cannabis companies has been disastrous. The upside? The experience has provided lots of helpful investing lessons and reminders.


Should Retail Stocks Be On Your Holiday Shopping List This Year?

A weakening economy could pose problems for retailers, suggesting investors approach top retail stocks cautiously.


Oil Prices May Drop, Then Pop Into Year’s End

Oil prices could slip ahead of OPEC's meeting on December 4, but seasonality suggests a rally could emerge by the end of 2022.

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Why Software Stocks Remain Risky

Software stocks could find footing if interest rates stop rising, but the industry still faces a host of headwinds that make buying them now a high-risk proposition.


Will The Grinch Come To Wall Street This Holiday Season?

Retail stocks sound alarms ahead of the important holiday shopping season.


It’s Still Too Soon To Buy Credit Card, Housing, and Transportation Stocks

The Federal Reserve's GDP-busting rate hikes create headwinds for companies issuing credit cards, selling homes or housing-related goods or services, and transporting goods nationwide.