John Dorfman

These companies show financial might

Alphabet Inc., the parent to Google, is back on my Balance Sheet Powerhouse list for a fifth time. This list honors companies that show ...

Stocks show value, momentum

Not many stocks have momentum after a sour January. But a few stocks managed to eke out gains, and they are precious specimens to investors ...

Dorfman: January barometer broken, but that's probably a good thing

Winter storms have been raging, not only in the weather, but in the stock market. So, naturally, all eyes are on the barometer. The January ...

Casualty List brings together stocks that are undeserving of bad rap

Sometimes bad things happen to good stocks. In an effort to find bounce-back candidates, I compile a quarterly Casualty List of stocks that I think ...

Dorfman: Analysts on the money with their top picks for 2015

The stock market went nowhere in 2015, but Wall Street analysts' top picks had an excellent year. The analysts' four top choices beat the ...

Dorfman: Robot Portfolio tripped up as single energy stock nose-dives

A single disastrous energy stock was enough to scuttle my Robot Portfolio last year. The portfolio suffered a 3.8 percent loss in 2015, dragged ...

Dorfman: New year, new picks for list of 10 favorite stocks

Investors are hoping for a better year ahead after the sullen and choppy stock market of 2015. I think the chances of that are ...

Dorfman: Real threat to 2016 stock market? It's neither ISIS nor Federal Reserve

Boxers love to distract opponents with a threatening left jab, then hit them with a right hook. The stock market is doing something similar. ...

Dorfman: Netflix, Amazon shine in 2015; energy stocks stumble

The stock market ran in circles this year and is little changed as the year's final days tick down. But there were some mighty gainers ...

Dorfman: 2014 Bunny Portfolio hops into a wall, but the tradition keeps going

My Bunny Portfolio, which has an admirable record since I launched it in 1999, fell on its face in the past year. This hypothetical ...

Dorfman: Barnes & Noble could beat bookstore blues, chief's stock buy suggests

Money talks. Actions speak louder than words. Therefore, actions involving money speak especially loudly. That's why it pays to keep an eye on what ...