50 stocks to buy in February

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Feb 3, 2013 2:22PM
Why can't you guys put all the informaion on one page instead of having punch on the next page to continue with an article??????
Feb 3, 2013 7:47PM
time to sell not buy. The market is overblown now, and to buy now, is when stocks are near their peaks. Just look at the number of stocks near 52 week highs. Sure MSN money is working for the good of the people?  No, they are working for Wall Street, trying to lure in the retail investor, try to get them back in the market, and then BAM, the selling starts, and the carnage starts. If your in the market now, time to sell some winners, and shave half your portfolio. Let the market tank, and then buy in again after the dust settles. No say on exact timing, but, to buy shares in the companies you were invested in, (especially great dividend paying stocks). I would much rather profit before the fat cats, then buy back in at cheaper prices. That is what the fat cats have been doing to us small fries for years. Time to do it to them.
Feb 5, 2013 6:45AM
Guess you could buy GM stock again when they bring out the new 2016 Obama which will run on hot air
Feb 5, 2013 7:16AM
Aren't these the same "experts" that told us to invest our hard-earned money into Apple as it is (was) a  sure winner ?  If I had invested in 1000 shares when they were saying it would be at $900/share by the end of the year, I would have lost $250,000.00 or a quarter of a million dollars by now and with no real end in sight either.  Sorry, I need my money for an eventual retirement.
All the focus has been on gun control as a diversion on how the economy is dipping in to another recession. The temporary surge in the market because the "fiscal cliff" was avoided is just that, TEMPORARY.  What goes up must come down, and when it does it will hit hard. A 3-4k drop.
The time to SELL is now.  Let wall street have a taste of their own medicine.

MSN money is nothing but a lobbyist for the 1%'ers

Feb 2, 2013 11:49AM

I think the best stock to buy is Gernsey Cows, or maybe Holesteins,  of course Jerseys ar good too.  We had them on the dairy farm when I grew up.


I knew you would want to know.


Have a good day

Feb 5, 2013 8:40AM
LOL most of them say, "Shares are being heavily sold by financial institutions."

I wonder how much those "financial institutions" paid MSN to run this article (cough AD) so they could sell off their stocks to poor saps who will then sell it back to those same financial institutions once the price of the stock has tanked?
Feb 3, 2013 5:52PM
the object is buy low sell high  why buy here markets going to correct soon   I say short or buy puts when time is here
Feb 5, 2013 4:22AM

Yes you are absolutely right: Time to sell not to buy.


I am 100 % cash as of today


wow, one day and stocks have a sell day, and you think it's doom and gloom? get real. I am actually 45% cash right now, so I do anticipate a sell off, but, the sky is not falling yet.
Feb 2, 2013 6:57PM
I certainly could not place any of the listed stocks in my MSN Money Portfolio, because I can no longer view it! I have the latest silverlight and I cannot get past the stinking page that asks to check my version or download. It says I have the correct version, yet it will not let me view it.
Feb 5, 2013 7:51AM

Welllll, I pretty much agree with several posters who suggest going into cash; however, I would also add one caveat: if you have bought a stock a year ago for which you have researched the fundamentals, and if the fundamentals are still valid (but the stock has not reached it's potential), then you might want to hold on to it and monitor it's progress. On the other hand I'd sell anything that is approaching your target prices of a year ago. For example, I had put ~$30,000 into a 4 year "new car fund" last January, which included mostly dividend paying, somewhat "safe" stocks. To date those stocks (Cat +.93%, F +21.9%, CVX +5.3%, ORCL +30.3%, TRW +48.6% and two ETF's: SCHM +11.9% and SCHG +15.6%) have (on balance) done very well; however, I'm selling everything except CAT and CVX. I do believe that CAT and CVX are still undervalued; however, I may end up on the wrong side of that bet---but at least I have limited my exposure. At any rate, that's my strategy, and I may possibly miss a run up in the near future---on the other hand, there is NOTHING wrong with taking a profit. Good luck to all, and be careful out there!



Feb 5, 2013 9:59AM
Yes, buy these stocks now so the person who wrote this article can sell tomorrow and make a profit!
Feb 5, 2013 7:57AM
Hi, most of my money is in solid American Blue Chip stocks, that is where people all over the world invest, American  companies are still the best investment  in the world !
Feb 5, 2013 7:39AM
this is not the time to buy, country's all over the world are in two to tree times  resection !!!! YOU NEVER SEE YOUR MONEY BACK  BETTER PUT IT IN THE BIN !
Feb 5, 2013 10:12AM

Don't look like winners to me. Suggest the person(s) who put this list together give us a report a year or so from now as to how a portfolio of these stocks performed. My projection -- negative.  

Feb 5, 2013 11:22AM
This is worthless information!

The SEC should shut this kind of crap down.

Feb 5, 2013 9:29AM
Stop the talk...only invest funds you have no plans to use and won't be sick if it drops.  Over the long haul, the dividend pays will prevail.
Feb 5, 2013 10:06AM
Feb 5, 2013 11:15AM
As always the stupid article said nothing even worth reading.
Feb 5, 2013 10:21AM
The time to buy stocks was 3-4 years ago.  We're nearing the top of the market now and it will be difficult to pick winners in stocks.  Now is the time to see a rebound in real estate as people lock in their stock profits and investing into their homes.   
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