The Bright Side of Life

As I worked my way into a food and football coma yesterday I did spend a little time talking markets and stocks with some folks.

An associate pointed out to me that although I have often referred to the downward changes in Value Line rankings, I had never written about the upward changes in the ranking system. I have to confess I am guilty as charged. I look at the positive changes, but not as deeply as the downgrades. Value Line is based on momentum and trends in earnings and stock price and I do not usually pay much attention to momentum stock picking efforts. Momentum turning negative has always been of higher interest since it helps avoid potential problems....539 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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