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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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This Is How Much Most People Are Actually Earning From Social Security

You can't count on the average monthly benefit check to be the amount you'll be receiving.

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This ETF Could Help Grow Any Retirement Account

There are just some industries that are sure to grow in the foreseeable future.

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Why Futu Fell 26% This Week

China's political leadership and state-run media appear to be warning investors as well as the public that more restrictions and regulations are on the way.

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Warren Buffett Can't Buy This Stock, But You Can

Investors don't have to (and shouldn't) limit their picks to only the ones that big-name investors like.


It's Official: HP Is Overwhelmed by Its Unique Supply Chain Woes

The computer company wasn't built to withstand this sort of environment. Adapting isn't easy or quick.

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Affirm's Users Are Falling Behind on Payments

Customers' credit scores for the "buy now, pay later" specialist are starting to slip as well.

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Why Airline Stocks Like Southwest and United Got Grounded on Wednesday

A key cost warning from one of the industry's leading names applies to all the major airlines.

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Why SMART Global Is Soaring Today

The computer memory maker appears unfazed by the global semiconductor shortage and brewing DRAM glut.

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4 Top Dividend Payers of the S&P 500

Most of the index's highest-yielding stocks come with a big asterisk, but they're still worth a look.

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Why Micron Technology Fell Nearly 4% Today

Industry researchers dished out yet another warning that Micron's pricing power is under pressure.


5 Growth Stocks That Can Turn $250,000 Into $1 Million by 2030

A handful of companies are in the right place at the right time with the right product can produce four-bagger returns.


3 Cheap Stocks That Help You Retire Early

You don't have to pay a premium price for high-powered stocks with great long-term prospects.


3 Top Growth Stocks I'd Buy Right Now Without Hesitation

Not every stock is capable of shrugging off a sweeping headwind that works against the broad market, but a few growth names are.


Can You Retire a Millionaire With ETFs Alone?

Investors should be results-oriented and goal-minded, cognizant of the fact that picking individual stocks has also become a dangerous form of entertainment.

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Walmart's Private-Label Brands Are Its New Edge

The world's biggest retailer is quietly rounding out its inventory mix and therefore its overall appeal to consumers.

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Better Buy: Cisco Systems or Every Nasdaq Stock?

Investors' choices are more complicated than usual right now due to extreme movement from the broad market.

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Why Takeda Pharmaceutical Stock Is Down More Than 10% Today

The prescription drugmaker is halting a trial before a scheduled stopping point, suggesting it's too dangerous to expect an approval.


Bed Bath & Beyond Just Proved How Very, Very Broken Retailers' Supply Chains Are

A wide array of names, from Nike to Dollar Tree to Kohl's, have already waved similar red flags.

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This Bad News for Theaters Is Good News for Streaming Services

At least some of the entertainment industry's pandemic-driven shakeup appears to be permanent.

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Is It Time to Buy the Dow's 3 Worst-Performing September Stocks?

Pullbacks make stocks less expensive, but that doesn't inherently make them worth owning.