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September 22, 2017

Who Says You Can’t Beat the Market?

As I explain in a recent Barron's piece "Who Says You Can't Beat the Market?", Joel Tillinghast at Low-Priced Stock has crushed his benchmark time and again, even with 40% of his portfolio in foreign stocks. That's one way you can understand you're in the presence of a truly skilled stockpicker.

August 15, 2017

Is it a Good Time to be an Investor?

It’s not an easy time to be an investor especially an amateur trying to rush into the market and follow its momentum, says Jim Lowell, Editor of Fidelity Investor.

August 04, 2017

Jim on CNBC: “We Will See Some Sort of Pullback In This Market”

Fundamentals remain solid in the U.S. and other developed markets, but it would be more surprising not to see a reversion to the mean of 10% or more in U.S. stocks sometime soon than to see it, Jim tells Martin Soong on CNBC.

July 07, 2017

Bloomberg Interview with Jim Lowell

The market environment recently feels good from a fundamental standpoint, says Jim Lowell, Editor of Fidelity Investor.

July 03, 2017

Is Healthcare Debate Helping the Economy?

The healthcare debate has created swoons that have resulted in a payoff for NASDAQ, says Jim Lowell, Editor of Fidelity Investor.

June 29, 2017

2 Fidelity Blue-Chip Growth Funds: Which Is a Buy?

FLGEX has amassed nearly a billion dollars in assets, but investors should keep their eye on FBGRX

June 20, 2017

Is the sell-off in tech over?

The tech sector is likely to remain relatively strong in the medium term, says Jim Lowell, Editor of Fidelity Investor.

May 30, 2017

Why a pullback is a buying opportunity

In his May 23 CNBC interview, Jim explains that while the markets are long overdue for a 10% pullback, odds have been rebuilding for a rate hike in the June 13–14 Fed meeting. The reason: the U.S. consumer is fully employed, and job figures ranging from wages to job quality to hours worked are on the rise. While these fundamentals are in place, a pullback is a buying opportunity, not a selling opportunity.

May 16, 2017

MoneyLife Market Call with Jim Lowell

In his talk with MoneyLife, Jim explains how while the the index fund and ETF revolution is gathering assets at a rapid clip, investors in those products are making an assumption that low cost means low risk. When you're investing in loftily valued markets, index funds become increasingly risky compared to funds actively run by skilled managers.

May 10, 2017

VIX is at a 23-year low. Now what?

Jim Lowell cautions against overexuberance but says he remains "cautiously optimistic" on the U.S. markets.