Speaker Details


John Boyd is an editor of Fidelity Monitor & Insight, and joined the firm in 1994. He spent nine years at Fidelity Investments, including a stint as a stock analyst for Peter Lynch. At Fidelity, Mr. Boyd was President and founder of Fidelity Publishing, a consumer investment publishing division of the firm. There he launched Personal Investing newsletter, The Fidelity Mutual Fund Guide, Worth Magazine, and published Mr. Lynch's books, "One Up On Wall Street" and "Beating The Street." Before Fidelity, Mr. Boyd was the Business Manager of Newsweek magazine, and he later co-founded Market Intelligence Corporation, which published The Daily Commodity Transcript, a daily newsletter for commodity traders.

John has a BA in economics and philosophy from Tufts University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Content from John Boyd

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Five reasons to Like Stocks

The list of worries for stocks is long indeed: the North Korean nuclear threat, Marine Le Pen in France, weak first-quarter GDP, concerns of overvaluation, fear of higher interest rates, little or …

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Boyd's Bets: Fidelity Growth Funds

There seems to be little “trust” in the market; the higher it goes, the more worried investors are that it  is headed for a fall. And that is a very good thing, states John Boyd, e…

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Fear: A Healthy Sign for Stocks

Legendary investor Sir John Templeton summed up the life-cycle of market advances as follows: “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism and die on euphoria.…

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Fed Fears Are Overblown

A little over a year ago, everyone was filled with angst over the Fed’s impending taper of its bond purchases. That was supposed to cause interest rates to spike and stocks to get whacked. So …

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Fidelity Fund Favorites for 2014

Over the past year, stock prices have risen much faster than earnings, so the P/E ratio of the S&P 500 has risen from 14.2 to 18.1 over the past year; this suggests that further P/E expans…

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Long-Legged Bull

Nothing it seems, not even a Congress bent on self-destruction, can stand in the market's way. With each new high, more pundits come out of the woodwork to warn of imminent doom, notes John Bo…

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Taper Talk and the Wall of Worry

There is no shortage of worries for investors in the stock market these days. If interest rates have risen sharply just in anticipation of Fed tapering, how high will rates soar when tap…