Stocks: The Frightful Five

This week, S&P scopes out names the smart investor may do well to shy away fromfar away

In pro sports, an old chestnut says that "Sometimes the best trade is the one you don't make." The same holds true for equity investing. While the aspect of equity research that people like to focus on is whether a stock is a buy, it's equally useful—and something we like to emphasize from time to time—to use analytical tools to identify stocks you should shun.

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