3 Dogs of January to Buy Now


dogcomputer_250Forget about Dogs of the Dow. I want to own the Dogs of January.

With each passing day, I am becoming more and more confident in my forecast of a 10% gain in the major market indexes in 2014.

The selling in January might be nerve-wracking, but it took what little froth there was in the market out of the equation.

In other words, we are experiencing a normal and very healthy pull-back. Don’t let the fear-mongers prevent you from missing out on what ultimately will be another year of solid gains for equity investors.

Jeremy Siegel sums it up perfectly by stating that those most screaming about a bubble in any asset class are the ones that never owned that class to begin with. How right he is!

How many investors missed out on the run in 2013?

I know some very serious hedge fund managers were clocked by being too pessimistic last year. In fact returns in the entire hedge fund complex last year were pathetically lacking.

To make up for that missed opportunity, they have been using the turn of the calendar to promote their bearish case. The problem is there is no real reason to be bearish.

Stocks at worst are fairly valued and the economy in the U.S. is poised to grow solidly in 2014. More importantly, there is none of the excess that typically results in a bear market sort of freefall.

As such, it would make sense to be a buyer in the wake of selling here in late January. A good place to find what stocks to buy would be those dogs of January – the dogs that can still bark.

These stocks are being thrown out for no particular reason and yet growth prospects remain. That to me is the formula for investing success.

Here then are 3 dogs of January to consider buying today:

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James (Jamie) Dlugosch is a contributing editor to MSN Money, The Street.com, InvestorPlace.com and Traders Reserve. He has a long and distinguished career in the investment industry that includes editorial and publishing stints with the highly rated Rational Investor, The Prudent Speculator and the current Penny Stock Winners. Jamie was a contributing editor to InvestorPlace Media where his content was syndicated to numerous on-line financial sites including MSN Money and AOL Finance. At the turn of the Millennium he was the President and CEO of Al Frank Asset Management where he honed his skills under the tutelage of the well respected guru, Al Frank. With The Rational Investor Jamie adapted Al Frank’s long-term market beating strategy to reduce risk and increase ease of use for subscribers. He was quickly rewarded for his efforts by compiling the second highest total return of all investment newsletters in 2004 according to The Hulbert Financial Digest. His investment approach has produced winning returns in competitions held by MSN Money in their long running Strategy Lab. He also has successfully raised private capital for a variety of private ventures including the purchase of Al Frank Asset Management, an investment now worth many times its original cost. Jamie is frequent guest and contributor to a wide range of financial television, radio and internet broadcasts including CNBC, Market Watch and MSNMoney. Jamie holds a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He resides in Minneapolis, MN with his wife Sarah and two daughters, Julia and Ellie.

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