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Where Are the Best Bargains Now?

Some investors are biting on blue chips, while other argue that stocks aren't cheap enough given macro headwinds.

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Morningstar's stock analysts are spying bargains amid the recent market volatility, judging from the number of newly minted stocks with  Morningstar Ratings of 5 stars. Are Discuss forum participants also finding securities to buy among the market's wreckage? I recently posed that question in the "HandsOn" forum.

Not surprisingly, given the diversity of investment philosophies espoused by users, posters were divided about what types of securities appear most attractive at this juncture. Among those buying, blue-chip names received multiple mentions, while other posters opined that the broad market is on sale. Still other posters dispute the notion that the market is a buy at these levels, arguing that there's more pain on the way. To read the complete thread or join the conversation, click here.

A Buying Opportunity in the Blue Chips
Many posters who are buying are spotting the best opportunities in the realm of blue-chip stocks.

Christine Benz does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.