September 17, 2014
FROM THE EDITOR
by Nancy Zambell
Editor of Dividend Digest and Investment Digest
from Investment Digest, Issue 761
The markets have stayed on an upward trend this past month, and sentiment—as you can see from our Advisor Barometer—has become decidedly more bullish. However, our expert market prognosticators are still cautious, awaiting the Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates this week.
On the economic front, consumer credit and sentiment have become more positive and unemployment claims are holding steady. Corporate America saw an excellent earnings season, and when companies feel confident that they can continue making money, they are more apt to spend it, which helps accelerate the economy.
Our Spotlight Stock this month reflects that growth, expanding its outsourcing services around the globe. I take a further peek into that growing industry in my feature article.
Growth stocks were on the minds of our advisors this month, and they span number of different industries, including retail, online auto information, REIT, energy, home building supply and drug store.
The financial industry is improving, offering several ideas in technology, brokerage and auto lending. And value stocks are beginning to heat up, with our contributors finding ideas in the food, temporary staffing, auto and insurance industries.
And while the markets continue to set records, our advisors have still managed to find several enticing low-priced stocks.
Technology remains attractive, and we share picks in a variety of industries, including communications, payment processing, robotics, RFMD and information technology. You’ll also find a large generic drug maker, a couple of balanced/blended funds, and some commodity ideas in our Funds/ETFs and ETNs section.
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