Beware These Back-From-the-Dead Stocks

The bull market has continued roaring ahead in 2013, and many of the companies that appeared to be in the direst of straits coming out of 2012 have been among the best-performing stocks so far this year. But just because these stocks appear to be back from the dead doesn't mean that they're necessarily smart bets for new money now.

In the following video, Fool contributor Dan Caplinger looks at five stocks that have been among the top performers so far in 2013. He notes that despite their big runs, they've still left long-term investors with substantial losses, and it's far from clear whether all of them will survive. Dan concludes with his own ideas about which of these five stocks has the best prospects going forward and which appear riskier than they're worth.

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  • Report this Comment On May 30, 2013, at 2:29 PM, sandrewapic wrote:

    Dammit,! I don't want to watch a video. Reading is much more efficient. The internet is devolving into a child's picture book.

  • Report this Comment On May 30, 2013, at 2:39 PM, kcsag wrote:

    Aye aye! SandreWapic, I totally agree.

  • Report this Comment On May 30, 2013, at 6:24 PM, todamo13 wrote:

    I agree too.

    I'm stuck with an ancient dial-up connection, 3KB/s at best.... So I can't watch the videos even if I wanted to.

    Can't you include a text transcript of these videos at least???

  • Report this Comment On May 30, 2013, at 10:06 PM, rav55 wrote:

    Get rid of the moron in the Video and get someone who can write. I came to this site saw the video link and didn't bother. I'm not going to watch some Neil Cavuto wannabee acting self important behind a camera. What a marroon, what an ignoranimous.

  • Report this Comment On May 31, 2013, at 10:03 AM, cbglobal wrote:

    Yes, beware of back from the dead stocks. Remember what happened to prior dead stocks like Apple, Ford, IBM, Target....

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