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John Dorfman is chairman of Thunderstorm Capital in Boston and a syndicated columnist. His firm or clients may own or trade securities discussed in this column. John Dorfman can be reached via e-mail or at 617-542-8888

Dorfman: Trio of stocks still looks like good buys

By John Dorfman
Many people get antsy when a stock has doubled from the purchase price. That’s understandable, but a stock that has doubled shouldn’t be automatically be sold, or even trimmed. The decision should depend on three things: • Your evaluation ...

Dorfman: Here are 5 stocks I would sell right away, starting with Kellogg

By John Dorfman
Selling is harder than buying. That’s what many professional investors, including myself, feel. When you buy something, your thought process is fairly straightforward. A stock looks attractive based on thoughtful analysis (or maybe heedless intuition), and you buy it. Selling ...

Dorfman: 3 stagnant stocks shouldn’t be ‘Do Nothings’ for long

By John Dorfman
Why doesn’t anyone love a stagnant stock? Tons of people like to jump onto the bandwagon of stocks that have been rising. And some people (like me) like to snatch up stocks that have fallen. But very few people choose ...

Low-debt stock picks outperform Standard & Poor’s 500 for 10th time

By John Dorfman
One criterion I feel strongly about in picking stocks is low debt. Companies that don’t have much debt are not at the mercy of their banks and bondholders. They are free to make strategic moves, including acquisitions of struggling ...

Dorfman: Old Faithful stock picks beat market 10th time out of a dozen

By John Dorfman
Whew, that was a close one. About once a year, I bring you some selections from my Old Faithful stock screen. They were up 15.4 percent from April 29, 2014, through April 24, 2015, just edging out the Standard ...

Dorfman: Naive cheapskate concept can yield profits quietly

By John Dorfman
What would happen if you bought the cheapest stock in each of the 10 sectors of the market, and held it for one to three years? Mostly, good things. Seven times since April 2002, I have constructed hypothetical portfolios using that ...

Dorfman: 4 small-capitalization stocks with big potential

By John Dorfman
Many investors get satisfaction from finding an undiscovered gem in the stock market — a little company that hasn’t yet been discovered by most of Wall Street. Small-capitalization stocks often have a greater potential for gains than the Exxons and IBMs ...

Dorfman: This 30-30 Club is for major league companies, not ball players

By John Dorfman
In baseball, it’s a great honor to make the 30-30 Club, which requires smacking 30 homes runs and stealing 30 bases in the same season. In well over a century of Major League play, only 37 players — the ...

Dorfman: Fossil, Pilgrims Pride, Micron latest picks for Casualty List

By John Dorfman
I like stocks that have been smacked down and seem to have great rebound potential. That’s why I compile my Casualty List. It is a roster of wounded stocks that I believe have an excellent chance to recover and ...

Dorfman: Exploring world of foreign stocks can turn up gems

By John Dorfman
Mark Twain once wrote that the oyster thinks it is the pinnacle of evolution — but that only an oyster would be egotistical enough to think that. Similarly, there is a bit of arrogance in thinking that all worthwhile investment ...

Dorfman: Sanderson, Inner Workings among bargains on Nasdaq

By John Dorfman
No one ever bought a chicken stock because it was glamorous. That’s one reason I like Sanderson Farms Inc. (SAFM). Sanderson is one of the top half-dozen American chicken producers. I owned its shares personally and for clients a ...

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