Updated from 7:03 a.m. EDT
By Stockpickr Guest Columnist Glen Bradford
When I see people stampeding, I try to ask myself what they are running from and where they might be headed. The trick as far as asset allocation goes is to buy companies before the stampede gets there.
An investor in the four stocks I'm recommending today would be following what in my opinion is Warren Buffett's No. 1 rule:
Never lose money.
That's really the basis of this article. I formulated my own opinions about several companies and then compared them with analyst estimates to confirm my bias. So what we have here is that analysts expect the stock to go up, historical fundamental analysis expects the company to grow, and there's a high level of historical probability.
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