50 stocks to buy in May

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May 1, 2014 2:54PM
Why do I have to click through 14 screens?  A one page list is just fine.... 
May 5, 2014 5:51AM
To bad we all couldn't get inside trader info like congress did legally till just recent when it was suppose to stop, this way I would know for sure what to buy and what not to simple always two sets of rules the congress and the American people. I wouldn't buy any stock now, with companies showing in the red and ceo's taking big bonuses for no profit being made something is still sour here. How is that 10 cent dividend when ceo's of corporations can dump millions of shareholder dollars into a campaign and not get permission from shareholders that have invested in the company for years to help live on at retirement time. # 1 REASON I WONT BUY ANYMORE STOCK, THEY CAN GO TO HELL WITH THE POLITICIAN THEY JUST BOUGHT. SPIT ON YOU ALL BASTARDS. CORAVETTE.
May 5, 2014 3:05AM
This has got to be the most corrupt list of companies I have ever seen. Southwest and HP are the only ones that have some sort of good to the world.
May 5, 2014 11:46AM
Southwest may be the best stock to buy.  Its certainly the most consumer friendly and pricing-conscious airline flying.  I pledge them my business, and wish them a very prosperous future!  
May 5, 2014 7:56PM
OMFG is this the most boring list of stocks, and a very typical list.

I have to laugh at EBAY on that list, that stock has been flat FOR A DANG YEAR, how does it make your top ten?
May 6, 2014 8:17AM
Bah. I think have a a better chance gambling at the blackjack table in Vegas. More fun too. But thanks for the info MSN.
May 5, 2014 9:26AM
The little investor gets screwed all the time. The banks use to pay 4 and 5 % interest now .01 % but they still charge there same rates for all there loan. And not one went to jail for all the crap they pull. Like the Eagles song should be (Kill al the Bankers and kill up the night) not lawyers.
May 5, 2014 8:18PM
Sounds like a list Cramer made. Try Delta Airlines, Wendys, and Whiting. Plum Creek isn't bad either.
May 10, 2014 4:20PM

A comment about Stock Scouter et al freebies:

The MSN Stock Scouter ratings--of course--are NOT fool-proof, though very useful. 

I compare Scouter ratings with "Rooters" surveys of analysts.

The NASDAQ website also has (no fee) easy access to ratings by theories of gurus (Peter Lynch, Ben Graham and others) and analysts' specific chart/technical metrics. 

And I sometimes try to look at other handicappers on the web, such as SEEKING ALPHA, free


I certainly do not regard all stock behavior as a science, but the above resources are almost better than throwing darts.

May 25, 2014 10:12PM

FRBK has lived up this Spring to its 10 rating of months ago. If there are any more penny stocks (below $5)  found, that make, say,  8, 9, and/or especially a 10 rating,  do not hesitate publishing the sleeper. Hoping of course that whatever had kept the price down, doesn't return as a hungry bear. Anybody seeing this know why the bank's stock price was approximately $3 not that long ago. It's now

approximately $5+, so perhaps some funds/institutions can accumulate.


May 6, 2014 11:13AM
It's easier to manipulate small cap stocks than it is the above mentioned stocks.  And unless you can afford to lose the money you invest you shouldn't be involved with the stock markets anyway
May 6, 2014 5:47AM
Stockscouter rates my "pet stock" at a 2.  I kinda like it that way.  May lose my investment and that's OK as that's how big returns are made.  I have a whopping 1/2 of 1% of my net worth invested in it, that's how safety is maintained.  What's the stock?  If I posted it here then everyone would know and I don't want that.  Perhaps in a couple years.
Real estate is BY FAR a better investment than any of these listed here. In the last 6 years, I have been able to more than quadruple my original investment. By the time the news comes out about these stocks, most of the money has been made and those invested, will be selling to the suckers.
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