Wall Street’s Best Dividend Stocks 324

Market Views One Stock at a Time The major indexes are tilted to the upside to start the week. However, under the surface, we’re continuing to see increasing selling pressure on most growth stocks, including a bunch of names from leading areas like software and While...
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Wall Street’s Best Dividend Stocks 323

Market Views Be Ready for Profit-Taking The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average were little changed today on slightly negative breadth on the NYSE. Broad foreign equity ETFs (EFA, EEM, VEU) also had a quiet day. However, small and mid-cap ETFs fell about 1⁄2%. The Russell...
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Wall Street’s Best Dividend Stocks 321

Market Views Be Ready for Profit-Taking I see yields and stocks falling considerably more than this in the months ahead. Likewise, I think gold’s countdown is nearing its end, prior to re-launching in more dramatic fashion its interrupted secular bull market. But these moves—or at least of...
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Wall Street’s Best Dividend Stocks 320

Market Views Watch for Violation of Lows Technically, not much has changed since last week. Momentum indicators on the major averages remain overbought for the short, intermediate, and the long term. Market sentiment shows high optimism (a contrary indicator), suggesting short-term caution. Today’s decline and were...
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Wall Street’s Best Dividend Stocks 319

Market Views Still Bullish but Cautious Today’s rally, sparked by better than expected manufacturing data from the U.S and China, was worldwide. Twenty-four out of the twenty-five international ETFs that we track finished higher. The Dow surged +329 (+1.27%) and easily took out its February highs. of...
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Wall Street’s Best Dividend Stocks 318

Market Views Keep Your Cool Remain calm. This market is behaving exactly as it should be. Famed investor Bernard Baruch once said, “The main purpose of the stock market is to make fools of as many men as possible.” The recent collapse and rebound in stock...
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Wall Street’s Best Dividend Stocks 317

Market Views Bullish; Time for Strategic Buying With the emerging markets outlook continuing to improve, investors shouldn’t worry about the lack of upside catalysts in the coming months. The U.S. stock market is still benefiting from strong corporate earnings momentum and equally strong internal momentum on...
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Wall Street’s Best Dividend Stocks 316

Top Picks 2018 Congratulations to our Top Picks for 2018! The broader markets started 2018 off with a bang. But Washington politics—including the Mueller investigation, a turnover in the House, tariffs creating consternation in China and Canada, Trump’s coziness with North Korea, and the well...
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Wall Street’s Best Dividend Stocks 315

Market Views In Recovery Larger stocks led this week’s comeback with growth stocks picking up the most interest. Our FAANG Index bounced off its low, however I am still expecting a long recovery time for these stocks. For the market as a whole we have a..
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Wall Street’s Best Dividend Stocks 314

Market Views Can Go Either Way Resistance for the QQQ remains between 172.00 and 174.00. Support is between 165.00 and 168.00. A break below 165.00 would imply 162.50 is likely. A break below 162.50 would suggest the low on 10/29 at 160.09 will not hold a..
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Wall Street’s Best Dividend Stocks 313

Market Views Looking for a Sharp Pullback Predicting exactly when the market will bottom is always a random guessing game at best. I offer no forecast as to when, or at what level, the major averages will hit their final lows. Based on the huge in...
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The Bull Runs On

Wall Street’s Best Editor’s Note: As the stock markets continue to set records, market pundits and investors alike are wondering if we are near the top and should ‘keep our powder dry,’ take profits on our more speculative holdings and begin to concentrate a..
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A Hair-Raising Ride

The markets have certainly given us a hair-raising ride since last month. Although the Federal Reserve’s decision to bump up interest rates was already priced into the market, the headwinds of China sent global market exchanges into a tailspin.
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Bulls May Have a Happy Yuletide

One might wonder if the exceptionally strong rally off the summer correction could negatively impact seasonal strength this year. The S&P 500 was up 8.3% last month—the fifth best October market performance since 1960. Historically, strong summer-end rallies have rarely detracted from emerging seasonal in...
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Analysis: Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF)

The top five holdings in this financial exchange traded fund are Berkshire Hathaway Inc Class B (BRK.B, 8.66% of assets), Wells Fargo & Company (WFC, 8.55%), JP Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM, 7.71%), Bank of America Corporation Com (BAC, 6.12%) and Citigroup, Inc. 5.50%). Financial...
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InvesTech Research, July 11, 2014

The blue chip market indexes have marched steadily higher over the past three months, despite the annual admonitions from “Sell in May” advocates. On an equally positive note, economic data has also strengthened since early this year, and our...
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Is This Bull Market Getting Old?

The Market Outlook section of our latest Investment Digest issue featured the chart below, from InvesTech Research. In addition, InvesTech Editor James Stack wrote: “The greatest profits in a bull market are made by long-term investors. Yet new highs in an aging bull market tend...
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The Future of the Stock Market

After a super-strong January, the major indexes spent February consolidating their gains—with increasing volatility toward the end of the month. But even after the last week and a half, the major indexes all ended the month with slight gains; the S&P was up for...
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