Pick Stocks With Sustainable Growth

Investors have had a good year so far in 2013, even with the recent government squabbles and the second week of the government "shutdown" beginning. The S&P is up over 18% as we start the fourth quarter of the year. Unfortunately, earnings growth has not been nearly as steady with S&P earnings up just around 5% so far in the year.

Many gains in the market have been driven by multiple expansions as the price-to-earnings ratio for the S&P has gone from 14.7 to start the year to a current 16.5. The continued liquidity provided by the Federal Reserve has been one of the primary drivers of this multiple expansion....447 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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