Fools were out and about this week in an investing world jampacked with actions and ideas. Here are three articles you might find useful as you decide how to invest your money.
Buffett and Gretzky Tell Us Where the Market Is Going
"Skate where the puck's going, not where it's been." Fool contributor Brian Stoffel put that quote from hockey great Wayne Gretzky through the Fool's atomic investing axiom machine and ended up with this: "A good investor invests where the growth is now. A great investor invests where the growth is going to be."
What's it all mean? Think big(ger).
Brian takes a cue from Fool analyst Charly Travers, who asked during the weekly Motley Fool Money radio show when investors would stop bidding small-cap stocks up to nosebleed valuations and instead look at "the great values staring them in the face."
Charly suggests four stocks for investors to research, including Coca-Cola
The Easy Times Are Over for These Stocks
Fool editor and writer Dan Caplinger brings news that "the big bounce is done" and offers advice on how to be "increasingly aware of the potential impact that the new reality for corporate America could have on stock prices."
He also brings a theory of relativity to the investing world and explains how stocks have lost one lever to drive their prices up: Investors reacted especially favorably to 2010 results because they looked so good compared with weak 2009 results, but that year-over-year glow isn't going to keep repeating.
"As euphoric as the recovery has been for corporate profits over the past two years, continuing to ramp up earnings will become increasingly difficult for most companies," Dan wrote.
Head over to Dan's article for all his insight and to see how companies including Whole Foods
The Heck With OPEC
Adam touted the fact that natural gas is a cheap, domestically produced alternative to gasoline. "Chesapeake's investment in natural gas infrastructure may seem like a drop in the bucket, but the goal is to get the ball rolling and ultimately create a 'demand revolution' for natural gas," he wrote.
See the article to read more from Adam, who says "natural gas is the no-brainer solution for energy independence."
Fool online editor Kris Eddy owns no shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.
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