Washington Driving These Stock Ideas

As the markets balk in the face of big round numbers (16,000 on the Dow, 1800 on the S&P 500, 4000 on the Nasdaq), and as Obamacare's troubled rollout has sucked the political oxygen out of Congress, Washington may nevertheless be a source for investment ideas. Three I'll mention here involve auto dealers, dredging companies and the drug manufacturer Regeneron (REGN).

Particularly interesting may be the auto dealers (CarMax (KMX), AutoNation (AN), Group 1 Automotive (GPI), Sonic Automotive (SAH), Asbury Automotive Group (ABG), Penske Automotive Group (PAG) and Lithia Motors (LAD)). These stocks have beaten the S&P for five years straight, but they have paused since September as sales data finally showed a decline and the 16-day government shutdown further slowed consumers in October....638 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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