James Investment Research Inc, with $1.35 billion in assets under management, recommends that financial advisers and money managers urge investors to focus on high-value, long-term investment stocks in the upcoming volatile year, the Dayton Daily News reports.

The investment management firm forecasts that for 2006, there will be trouble in the housing market, causing consumer confidence to plummet, and therefore a slowdown in spending. Also, high oil prices could also hurt the economy and slow down the stock market.

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