Consider This Handy Toolmaker

Embracing change in one's personal life and business career is very difficult. Once you become comfy in a particular surrounding or relationship, a kind of "if it ain't broke, don't fiddle with it" mindset tends to set in.

I am having trouble dialing it down a notch in analyzing the 50 or so companies I had coverage on at my old firm. These 50-plus companies offer invaluable insight into the global economy, and I look to them as a great resource to assess where the broader equities market is heading. After years of reading corporate commentary and figures from these companies, I have developed the ability to spot when one of them is sick -- or taking the ball and running hard into the end zone. Today, I want to briefly touch on Stanley Black & Decker (SWK)....415 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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