I love a good summer sale.
When it's sticky and blazing hot outside, how good does it feel to spend a little leisure time wandering through the cool comfort of an air-conditioned mall?
I'm not that much of a shopper, really. But when I do partake, it's part of my nature to spend a fair amount of time looking through the bargain racks. I'm always looking for good value for readers of my new book,
The Millionaire Zone
. Not necessarily the cheapest thing out there, but a good value.
Switching gears to the stock market, it seems like this year is no different from any other.
The bargain racks are out. Despite a generally strong year and a high single-digit percentage gain in stock indices in the second quarter, there are still bargains out there.
You've probably heard this expression before: It's a "stock picker's market." Only now that might be truer than ever. The energy sector,
, equipment manufacturers and some financial services firms have been pulling the sled, while others -- retailers, lenders, builders -- have been lagging far behind. And within each of those categories, some companies have far outperformed others.