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James Brumley

James Brumley


James Brumley is former stockbroker with a large Wall Street firm, and a former trading analyst for a small, options-based newsletter. After twenty years of professional experience in and around the market, his approach is one that combines fundamentals, sentiment, and common sense. It's also an approach that respects this John Keynes reality: The market isn't always rational.

Recent articles

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Is McDonald's Stock a Buy?

The stock isn't cheap by any means, but investors would be wise to bet on any industry's leading name. It's leading for a reason.

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Forget AT&T: Here Are 3 Better Dividend Stocks

Income-minded investors should think about more than just a currently attractive yield.

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Netflix Is Losing Market Share, but This Is the Actual Risk to Shareholders

Investors have never seen the streaming giant forced to deal with so much serious competition.


Is Comcast Stock a Buy?

It was never in serious trouble, but a looming end to the pandemic only makes this stock more attractive.

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Mall REITs Like Simon and Brookfield Need a (Different) Contingency Plan

Owning your rent-paying tenants isn't a solution if those tenants are part of an industry that's fighting for its very survival.

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Better Buy: Costco vs. Walmart

This is the year when changes to the retailing landscape become clear, separating retailers that have adapted from those that haven't.

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Better Buy: Amazon vs. Kroger

Investors don't fully appreciate one's potential liabilities while they're looking past the other's big prospects.


3 Top Dividend Stocks to Buy Right Now

Don't let the current low yields two of these three stocks are paying discourage you. There's more to their stories.


4 Key vMVPD Takeaways From T-Mobile's Canceling of TVision

Investors should review what went wrong with this cable television initiative. These hurdles aren't unique to T-Mobile's failed project.

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AT&T's HBO Max Just Isn't Sticky Enough

The young streaming service is the sixth-favorite option among consumers, who only need an average of four.

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Could Amazon Be a Millionaire-Maker Stock?

The next 20 years won't be as good as the past 20 have been, but that doesn't mean this e-commerce giant is going to falter.

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Former Disney CEO Taking New Sports Company Public via SPAC

Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, play a key role in this next chapter of Topps' history.

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4 Top Consumer Stocks to Watch in April

This collection of companies is a good proxy for the health of the entire sector.

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Comcast to Make Peacock Truly Competitive With Netflix and HBO Max ... Maybe

Comcast-owned NBCUniversal reportedly wants to forego future third-party film licensing revenue so it can monetize its movies in a more fruitful way.

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Is It Time to Buy the Dow Jones' 2 Worst-Performing Stocks in March?

Most of the time, earnings-based valuations don't mean much. This isn't one of those times.


3 Top Large-Cap Stocks to Buy in April

These major names are riding trends that are not only bigger than the pandemic, but bolstered by it.


3 Top Value Stocks to Buy in April

Investors may be underestimating just how bright the near-term future is for each of these names.


3 Reasons Why Bed Bath & Beyond Is Quickly Becoming a Buy

A fairly vague revitalization plan from a year ago has gelled into some smart specifics. The initiatives seem to be working too.

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Is It Time to Buy the S&P 500's 2 Worst-Performing March Stocks?

Both stocks started the month out vulnerable to a pullback, and as could have been expected, the selling was overzealous for all the wrong reasons.


4 Reasons Comcast Is a Buy

The stars are finally lining up for the underestimated media giant.