You Ask, MacDougall Answers: GE, Xcel, Wells Fargo Ratings' David MacDougall answers a range of timely questions about how to invest in this market.
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Updated from March 10

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David MacDougall

( Ratings) responded to a round of timely questions.

Here are a few of those questions and MacDougall's answers.

What do you think of Jeff Immelt's recent comments on GE being "an opportunity of a lifetime," and the recent insider buying?


I'm not sure if I would be ready to catch that falling knife just yet.

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In Wednesday trading, shares of GE closed at $8.49 (down 4.28% for the day; down 47.59% year-to-date).

What, in your opinion, would be the leading sectors to take us out of this economic hole?


With the aims of the stimulus package focusing on "green-collar" jobs, I could see energy related stocks getting some juice in the coming years... I recently wrote about

Xcel Energy

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, which is currently working with smart-grid tech in Colorado.

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When I first got into the market I started my portfolio with Citigroup , Fannie Mae , Freddie Mac , Sun Microsystems , Altria and Fortune Brands . Now I've dumped FRE and FNM for Eldorado Gold and Silver Wheaton . Do you feel this makes my portfolio a little stronger?


Dropping FRE and FNM for EGO and SLW is a good move. FRE and FNM are both rated as Sells by Ratings, while EGO and SLW are both rated as Holds.

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What are your feelings on oil and financial stocks right now (specifically Wells Fargo ,GE, Transocean and Exxon Mobil ). I feel like the 'good' bank stocks are oversold, and that the oil stocks have good support here. Your thoughts?


XOM and WFC both have Buys from Ratings.

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