Best Stocks to Buy Now Weekly Roundup: The Ripest Picks This Bull Has to Offer

Best stocks to buy for the week ending March 21, 2014: Stock futures ended last week on a  bullish note despite ongoing tensions in Ukraine, where Russia continues to trade sanctions with the West.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.48% last week to finish at 16,300.45. The S&P 500 hit an intraday all-time high on Friday and gained 1.37% to close at 1,866.60. The Nasdaq ended the week at 4,276.79, up 0.74%.

Money Morning keeps readers current on the best stocks to buy now, and last week was ripe with picks across industries. Here's what we covered.

  • On Friday, Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon III told readers that recent insider buying for a particular stock sent the biggest "buy" signal he's seen. The transaction took place last Monday, March 17, when the stock was at $7.17 a share; on Thursday, shares had zoomed more than 9% to close at $7.74. Here's why Patalon is so bullish on this national security and defense firm.

  • The American Association of Individual Investors found that bearish sentiment – 18% at Christmas – doubled to 36% of investors by the first week of February; as of last week, one-quarter of all investors were in the bear camp. That's why on Wednesday Robinson offered readers this strategy – the best play for a scary market…

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