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10 Dow stocks to buy (and 2 to sell)

Here are 10 blue-chip stocks Kiplinger's recommends adding to your portfolio, and a pair to cut loose.

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Aug 7, 2013 1:30PM

If you do just the opposite of this article, you will make some serious money.

GE was a buy at $6.00, it is a sell now. I did just that and made a small fortune.


Now is time to buy Alcoa, not after it goes back up 200%. These morons will be calling it a buy then, when the smart money will be selling.

Aug 7, 2013 9:54AM
If you listen to this woman you will see you money go down the tubes!  Buy Pfizer stock I never heard of anything that ridiculous!  The company will be going through another massive layoff because they simply have nothing to sell, if it looks like crap and smells like crap putting sugar on it doesn't make it a brownie!
Aug 6, 2013 8:32PM
Great recommendations.  I will wait until after the crash (the month after QE 2,000 stops), and buy them at their 52 week low price.
Aug 7, 2013 12:36PM
Long on the healthcare/pharmaceuticals. If and when Obamacare kicks in they will have business coming out of woodwork. Millions who never go to a doctor will be seeing doctors like crazy and they will be charging top dollar for everything. Of course the deficit might eventually reach the zillions, but the new administration will just blame the outgoing one. And so on.   
Aug 7, 2013 3:32PM

The only thing these analysts do to write articles is to line their pockets.  Maybe what they should be required to do before writing any article with their "recommendations"


-List all buy/sell transactions for the 2 weeks prior.

-Be restricted from making any trades in their recommendations for 4 weeks after.


They have probably just all shorted the ones they recommend you to sell, and have taken out options on all the ones they want you to buy.


Then, after the price goes way up because you followed their advice, they all sell, make money off YOU and watch the stock price go right back down.


Yup.  Follow their advice and watch THEM get rich.  Haven't figured that out yet?




Aug 7, 2013 4:10PM
Honestly, I'm not buying anything right now.  
Aug 6, 2013 10:53AM

Okay a couple of questions:

Why not have the "average recent" 3-5 day price on the Equity.

And please the most recent Dividend and percentage...


Those are all "hard figures" and not so-called "projections".

Aug 7, 2013 12:24PM
I remember when Cramer recommended we buy ALCOA at $18 a share.  Now it's between $8 and $9 a share. 

I wondered why he told us that, so I looked at Alcoa's Chart for fun.  Ha, ha, Cramer, you fell victim to the dead cat bounce, LOL.

Aug 7, 2013 12:33PM


UTX does NOT build "refrigerators".  Their Carrier Div. is the largest HCAV company in the world.


GE builds refrigerators.....and continues to get beat up by Whirlpool and Samsung AND LG.

Oh, and GE just announced they are bailing on Solar Panels.

GE's stock kind of looks like Microsoft...both should be a SELL



Aug 16, 2013 1:37PM
Any opinions on Stock Scouter? What about their 1 month buy 10 of their top ten list  and sell after 30 days if the stock is no longer in the top 10 and replace with the new  top 10 stock (s). They claim an above average return vs. S&P 500. I would like to try it. I welcome your feedback. Most posts seem negative regarding MSN money, so I'm naturally skeptical.  They say buy at the begininning of the new month. The time seems to be somewhat irrelvant. I would think it would be better to buy a few days before the end of the month or even sooner. The institutions make their adjustments at the end of the month, so you want to get in before then. I can run a paper money test but it would take time. If anyone has done and tried this, did the trend seen to be   profitable and above the S&P. Any help would be greatly appreciated . I'm mostly in cash now and would like to make some intelligent investments. I'm good at trading bonds and i'm out for now. Good luck to all in your investment quest.
Sep 8, 2013 1:16AM
Buy Microsoft and IBM and be patient. Buy as much as you can and continue to buy every time the stock drops. Thank me later.
Aug 6, 2013 8:50PM
what no anxiety associated with any of them?? I'm shocked!!
Aug 10, 2013 9:14PM

New investor here ,Tell me the deal with this Cramer  I know the basics  ,his bio ,and have watched the show trying to fiqure out ,if he is what he says ,

Aug 7, 2013 11:28AM

Other than Cisco,good advice.Cisco get dropped by companies because they

charge way too much for their products.

Aug 6, 2013 9:28PM
Hey... wow... it's another cascade advertising black hole of useless information. When you see- Blue Chip buys... you automatically see your investment paying for Country Club memberships, private jets and pompous asss executives who wear loafers because they can't tie shoelaces but they have some obscure "talent" worth multi-millions. If it's a Blue Chip, it's significantly past it's prime and is a prime target for collapse in the crash. Think-- octogenarian GOP with 20th Century mentalities.
Aug 7, 2013 3:25AM

Can no longer take you seriously after I missed Tesla at $46/share because you said do not buy it because it was a high-risk boutique stock. Now, it's $145/share. Cramer and MSN Money couldn't pick a stock to save their lives. ALCOA is dropping because of a projected slump in military/government sales and because carbon fiber is the material of the future. Have zero interest in a bunch of loser oil stocks propping up the Bush trust fund babies. Support your President and ask the do-nothing GOP Congress what's taking them so long to renew the nation's energy grid so we can all have electric cars and solar homes. I like Blackstone Group (BX) M&A Kings and biggest landlord in U.S. and also (TDG) Transdigm a supplier of parts for aircraft and drones. Brief pause and then this market is going sky high. Stay positive on stocks. Ignore MSN MONEY. Microsoft? Really? You recommended your own stock? Most mismanaged stock on the planet who flubbed the xbox. PS4 is better.

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