Value Stocks Take the Lead

January and February have been a training ground for stocks, with earnings reports flooding in and giving us an idea of which companies might be able to thrive as well as which companies might be able to execute a lasting turnaround from last year's close. Economically last year was better than 2010, which in turn was better than 2009. It is anticipated that this year will be better than the last and the economy will continue to recover and give some companies a chance to resume an upward trajectory.

Earnings season has been lumpy at best, with many leading companies reporting an OK quarter but dampening expectations for the rest of the year. The market has been on a tear since early December, and it was one of the best Januaries in stock market history. Many of our value stocks have gone from unloved to market leaders, as they began to show signs of recovery, leading to positive investor attention....602 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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