Zacks.com featured highlights include: Braskem, Etsy, Live Nation, Gardner Denver and PTC

<!–*/ */ /*–>*/ Chicago, IL – January 2, 2019 – Stocks in this week’s article are Braskem S.A. BAK, Etsy, Inc. ETSY, Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. LYV, Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. GDI and PTC Inc. PTC. Just like selecting good and undervalued stocks on a regular basis is one of the keys to investing success, identifying and proactively getting rid of toxic stocks is also crucial to maximizing portfolio returns. A toxic stock is basically one that trades at a price not supported by its fundamental strength. Moreover, these stocks generally have a high level of debt. The price of these stocks is artificially inflated. Irrational exuberance associated with a stock may lead to overpricing. Owning such stocks for an inordinate period could lead to erosion of wealth for an investor. However, if you can correctly identify the toxic stocks, you may also gain by resorting to an investment technique called short selling. In short selling, one can sell an un-owned stock and then purchase it when the price falls. Naturally, short selling has excelled in bear markets, while it typically loses money in bull markets. As such, identifying toxic stocks is also impera...

BJP likely to field Sadhvi Pragya or Uma Bharti against Congress’ Digvijaya Singh

Bhopal: Bhopal may need to brace for a heavy dose of polarisation if RSS has its way in the selection of a challenger for Digvijaya Singh in the Lok Sabha elections. Hardliners Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and Union Minister and former chief minister Uma Bharti are among the candidates being considered. The BJP has been dithering over the issue since Digvijaya Singh entered the fray three weeks ago. Pragya Singh Thakur, who came to limelight after her arrest for Malegaon blasts in 2008, is another option. But her candidature is suspect because the special NIA court is yet to discharge her in the case. Pragya is keen to jump into the fray for what she calls “Dharma Yuddha” or crusade. Uma Bharti had led the BJP to spectacular victory over the Congress in 2003. Digvijaya who was forced into a 10-year exile from electoral politics, became a synonym for Congress` failures. Many felt he became a key reason for the BJP`s decade-long tenure.  Bharti who had announced that she won`t contest for 17th Lok Sabha, came back into contention after Digvijaya Singh was named by the Congress. The earlier move to present a Thakur candidate was also dropped after Union Minister Narendra ...