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Zacks #1 Stocks on the Move 04/17/2014

Company Name Symbol %Change
DIXIE GRP IN DXYN
7.90%
GLOBAL EAGL ENT
6.72%
AGENUS INC AGEN
5.81%
TAOMEE HOLDI TAOM
5.22%
BOFI HLDG IN BOFI
4.97%

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Uncle Sam Needs to Wait

What we have here is a classic consolidation period for stocks. After the market surged to a new high to end 2013, it now needs time to digest those gains. As such profits are being taken from some of the recent darlings and rotated to new positions.

A lot of this activity is driven by a desire to take profits on big winners, yet delay the tax consequences. Meaning profits on a stock sold on December 31st are due to Uncle Sam by April 2014. Whereas just waiting another couple days for the calendar to flip to the new year allows an investor to keep that extra money around until April 2015.

These are great periods to get into some of the best growth stocks at discounted prices. So put together a wish list of top stocks you would love to buy after a 5%+ haircut then patiently wait for it to avail itself. Just don’t get too cute hoping they will go lower only for the opportunity to slip through your fingers.

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