NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Finding bargains, the diamonds in the rough, is rarely an easy task. The old mantra of Wall Street is "buy low and sell high" but many investors find their results appear closer to "buy high and sell low."I don't recall when I heard it first, but the quote "buy high and sell even higher" is what most investors should strive for. Value buying is more difficult because as any value buyer who has invested for a long time knows, it's a fine line between buying value and becoming a bag holder. I am here to help you separate the values from the bags. My favorite filtering tool is DeMark indicators. I don't make trading decisions from DeMark indicators directly, but my own modifications of several market timing tools heavily influence me. My last oversold article was
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Exelon ( EXC) Background: Exelon subsidiaries are engaged principally in the production, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to residential, commercial, industrial and wholesale customers and the distribution and sale of natural gas to residential, commercial and industrial customers. 52 Week Range: $28.40 to $41.75 Price To Book: 1.2 The good news is the company currently pays $2.10 per share in dividends for a yield of 6.9%. The bad news is that fears of a dividend cut are contributing to the sell-off. One possible solution is to use options as the means to gain exposure.
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Arch Coal ( ACI) Background: Arch Coal engages in the production and sale of steam and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines located in the U.S. 52 Week Range: $5.16 to $15.99 Price To Book: 0.5 Arch Coal is experiencing a one-two punch from the current administration's lack of enthusiasm for the coal industry, along with record low natural gas prices. Low natural gas prices mean coal is experiencing displacement from power producers for the fuel choice.
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