Donald Cassidy was senior research analyst for Lipper Inc., a Reuters Co., from 1990 to 2006. He recently founded the Retirement Investing Institute, a nonprofit educational foundation, and is the author of five books on personal investing, including “It’s When You Sell That Counts” (now in its third edition). Contact the author at


Joshua from PA posted over 7 years ago:

Mr. Cassidy, thank you for writing this great article with a well anchored perspective. It's so easy to get caught up in the momentum and unrealistic expectations, forgetting that earnings are what drive the stock price. I am going to save a copy of this in my investing library.

Ashok from CA posted over 5 years ago:

I am sending this article to my stock broker.
AAII gives a detailed analysis of and recommendations on a stock in focus at periodic intervals. They are available in archives.
Recently I invested in three such recommended stocks, namely, AMAT, CLF and JOY, with disastrous results.
Wouldn't it be nice if AAII would revise its price targets for recommended stocks in focus?

Ashok Choksi

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