Of Eagles and Turkeys

We are nearing the end of the first quarter of the year and it has certainly been interesting so far. We have had fiscal cliffs, sequesters, Russians ravaging Cyprus banks and all sorts of assorted fun stuff to keep hold our attention. In spite of the politicians' best efforts, the stock market has paid far more attention to Uncle Ben that the dysfunctional circus on Capitol Hill and the S&P 500 is up about 8.5% so far. My macro-oriented friends are continuing to painfully learn that ZIRP (zero interest-rate policy) trumps all.

The Value Line service conveniently lists the best and worst performing stocks on one page, so I can spot trends and stories at a glance. Looking at the top performers' list, I was gratified to find a few of my stocks included. Tecumseh Products (TECUA) has drifted back off its highs, but the stock is still up more than 50% since the first of the year. Albany Molecular (AMRI) has doubled since I picked it as a long shot in the first week of January. One of my cheapies for the year, Sony (SNE), has participated in the Abe rally in Japan rising by almost 70% in the quarter....556 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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