The Aerospace & Defense Sector Is Hotter Than Ever (ITA)

From Zacks: President Trump has finally signed the $717-billion 2019 defense spending bill into law -- the largest allotted to U.S. defense.
BATS:ITA August 16, 2018 6:23am

Retail ETF Breaks Out To New Highs, But Should You Buy It? (XRT)

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From Dana Lyons: A popular retail ETF just broke out to all-time highs - but is the breakout for real?

Dividend Aristocrats Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up To Be (NOBL)

From Contrarian Outlook: First-level investors are at it again, crowing that now is a great time to give the vaunted Dividend Aristocrats another look.
BATS:NOBL August 15, 2018 6:03am

Strong Earnings Are Likely To Continue (IVV)

From BlackRock: Richard Turnill explains why we believe earnings strength is likely to extend through the rest of the year.

Semiconductors Again Testing Dotcom Era Highs (SMH)

Technical analyst Chris Kimble examines the chart of a popular semiconductors ETF for signs of another breakout.
NYSE:SMH August 14, 2018 6:42am

Top Dividend Picks For Late Summer (VIG)

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From Contrarian Outlook: There's been a massive discount building in a pocket of the market where you can get big dividends that are entirely tax-free.

Stocks/Bonds Ratio Still Looks Bullish (SPY)

From Chris Ciovacco: If we knew with 100% certainty the stock market was on the verge of falling 50%, as it did after the peaks in 2000 and 2007, would we rather own 100% stocks or 100% bonds?  The answer is simple - bonds.

The Pool of Publicly Traded Stocks Is Shrinking – What Can Investors Do?

Elon Musk is no stranger to making controversial and outlandish comments, and his tweet last week is no exception. As you probably know by now, the perennial entrepreneur announced to his more than 22 million Twitter followers that he is "considering taking Tesla private at $420."

S&P 500 Looks To Bounce Back From Last Week’s Losses (IVV)

From Jill Mislinski: The S&P 500 started last Monday climbing, only to stay in a narrow range through the rest of the week, closing Friday down 0.71% from Thursday and below its Monday open.
NYSE:IVV August 13, 2018 5:57am

Don’t Settle For The S&P 500’s Meager Yield (SPY)

From Contrarian Outlook: The average yield among the 25 largest dividend exchange-traded funds is a meager 2.7% right now. That means if you plunked a $1 million on ETFs dedicated to dividend stocks, you'd only make $27,000 every year.

What A Trade War Could Mean For The U.S. Economy (QQQ)

From Invesco: The growing prospect of a global trade war presents major consequences for global markets, and the implications are difficult to assess. 
NASDAQ:QQQ August 12, 2018 6:15am

Is It Possible To Find 10% Dividends That Are Secure?

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From Contrarian Outlook: When it comes to dividends, any stock yielding more than 10% these days needs to be taken with a grain of salt. That's because bigger isn't usually better when you're talking about dividend yields.

Bulls Remain In Charge Of S&P 500 Price Action (SPY)

From Larry McMillan: Stocks continue to press onward, with the S&P 500 trying to reach the January highs at 2870.
NYSE:SPY August 11, 2018 7:02am

How To Avoid Brokerage Fees When You Buy ETFs

From BlackRock: Five or ten dollars may not seem like much to buy a low-cost ETF. But when you think about it in percentage terms, those dollars can add up. Martin Small explains.
NYSE:IVV August 10, 2018 6:19am

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