Don’t miss Orioles players, John Means & Paul Fry, as they guest host at our Brews and O’s event!

If you're jittery, try 'quiet' stocks, Forbes says


Do your investments keep you awake at night? "If you can't stomach the stock market's swings as it searches for a bottom, look for 'quiet' stocks," says Forbes, Feb. 5. Listed under the heading "Stocks To Help You Sleep at Night" are Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., Darden Restaurants Inc., H. J. Heinz Co., NCR Corp., Tenet Healthcare Corp. and ConAgra Foods Inc.

VALUE LIST: "Growth stocks are still pricey," says Ken Safian, investment adviser. "But value stocks like Caterpillar Inc., Dow Chemical Co., and Ingersoll Rand Co. should benefit from a weaker dollar, lower trade deficit, tax cuts and more public spending."

FUND FACTS: Did you know that more than half of Americans don't know the difference between a stock and a bond? That only 12 percent know the difference between a load and a no-load fund? That only 16 percent have a clear understanding of an IRA (Individual Retirement Account)? (Better Investing, March)

WALL STREET WATCH: "I have always been intrigued that only one company in American history has been able to grow at 15 percent or higher for 15 consecutive years--and that was IBM." (Kenneth Janke, President, National Association of Investment Clubs)

"Everyone has the brainpower to follow the stock market. If you made it through fifth-grade math, you can do it." (Peter Lynch, former CEO, Fidelity Magellan Fund)

"This is no time to be bearish. Recent interest-rate cuts are clarion calls to investors that the market will strengthen. In the past, sharp declines in rates have produced higher stock prices." (Personal Finance)

Copyright © 2019, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad