John Dorfman

Dorfman: Looking at the cheapest stock in each sector

Investment professionals often divide the world of stocks into 10 sectors, using a classification system from Standard & Poor's. What if you simply bought ...

American Railcar and HCI Group could be undiscovered gems

Attention, lovers of small stocks. Here are five small-capitalization stocks that I think qualify as undiscovered gems. American Railcar Industries Inc. (ARII), a railcar ...

Dorfman: Alaska Air, Delta and NVR Make the 30-30 Club

What is the corporate equivalent of baseball's 30-30 club, the elite group that has bashed 30 home runs and stolen 30 bases in a season? ...

Dorfman: Marathon Petroleum, Frontline on Casualty List

I like to find wounded stocks that I think have excellent recovery potential. That's the point of my Casualty List, published at the end of ...

Dorfman: A twist in this year's stock-picking contest

For years, I ran a stock-picking contest in this column. It was a lot of fun, but there was one problem. In a contest based ...

Dorfman: In your portfolio, why limit yourself to U.S. companies?

Donald Trump wants to keep out some foreigners. But what's your attitude toward foreign stocks in your portfolio? The All-American approach may not be the ...

Dorfman: My favorite shares on Nasdaq

Nasdaq stocks are a bit like sandwich cookies. Some people don't even want them in the house. Others binge on them. Nasdaq and the New ...

Dorfman: Bank of New York Mellon flirts with split

Bank of New York Mellon Corp., meet P. Edward Garden. The New York-based bank (BK) was founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1784, three years before ...

Dorfman: 5 stocks to buy

Buying low is half the secret to making money in the stock market. But as every seasoned investor knows, a cheap stock can stay cheap ...

Dorfman: W.Pa. represents well in forecasting competition

My latest Derby of Economic Forecasting Talent, or DEFT for short, was the closest and highest-scoring in many years. Retired attorney John Winn of ...

Dorfman: Some stocks are best kept at arm's length

Like a politician's promise, some stocks have an alluring story but little to back it up. You are definitely walking into danger if you buy ...