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As we sprint toward the end of December and with roughly six trading days left in the year, the temptation is to say "that's a wrap" and coast in the coming days.

While I can understand the temptation to do just that, recent warnings and misses from the likes of Oracle (ORCL), II-VI (IIVI), Texas Instruments (TXN), Micron Technology (MU) and others has me revisiting investment theses and double checking data points while looking at fresh ideas and companies. But just because some new stocks look appealing at first glance, that doesn't mean we should jump without rolling up our sleeves to gauge the potential reward to risk tradeoff in the shares....568 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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