Defensive Stocks

8 Stocks That Will Win as the Fed Lowers Interest Rates

The debate is on over whether or not Jerome Powell and the Federal Reserve's FOMC will lower interest rates sooner rather than later. Some pundits and investors had been calling ...
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5 Dividend Leaders To Buy From Merrill Lynch’s Large Cap Defensive Portfolio

With summer starting on Friday, we could be in for a hot three months in more ways than one. On-going trade battles, the potential for escalation of tensions in the ...
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10 Old-School Tech Giants Offer Great Value and Dividends During the Trade War

Now that the "sell in May and go away" theme has given way to a stock market recovery in the first half of June, many investors are seeking safety net ...
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Only 3 Defensive Utility Stocks Are Considered Cheap With Big Upside

With the stock market's caution in May giving way to a recovery in June, the major equity indexes are now trading back within striking distance of their all-time highs. Some ...
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Worried About Even More Tariffs? 4 Stocks to Buy With Very Limited Trade Exposure

Depending on whom you listen to, the tariffs levied on products coming into the United States from abroad has either started a trade war that will hasten a new depression ...
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Are Utilities Losing Their Defensive Appeal Ahead of Summer?

It is no secret that the economy and the market have run across some newfound challenges. On top of slower global growth, as well as an escalating trade war with ...
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As Yields Plunge to Lows, 4 Blue Chips Sport Incredible 6% Dividends

For the first time in a very long time, the federal funds rate of 2.5% is higher than the yield on the 10-year Treasury, which is at a 20-month low ...
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5 Jefferies Franchise Picks to Buy With Virtually No Foreign Tariff Exposure

Like it or not, at least for the time being, it appears that the U.S. president is staying true to his word and slapping 25% tariffs on up to $200 ...
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Why Many American Companies Can’t Be Hurt by Trump’s Trade War With China

The Trump administration has slapped 25% tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese products, an increase from 10%. China's government said it would retaliate in kind. Many American companies look to ...
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Worried About China Trade Issues? 5 Stocks to Buy With Zero Exposure

Back when Saturday Night Live was in its heyday, and arguably actually funny, the late and great Gilda Radner played a character called Rosanne Rosannadanna, who would lament on current ...
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Continued Low Interest Rates Keep This Super-Safe Sector Hot

For years after the great recession and the near collapse of the equity and debt markets in 2008 and 2009, interest rates were hammered to levels that were the lowest ...
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In 2019, Should McDonald’s Be Worth More Than All Direct Competitors Combined?

Sometimes having the first-mover status can be a great advantage. McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) was not the world's first hamburger chain by a long shot, but the company does date ...
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5 Merrill Lynch US 1 List Stocks That Pay the Highest Dividends

With earnings reporting for the first quarter right around the corner, and the second quarter of 2019 starting next week, many of the top companies we follow on Wall Street ...
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5 Must-Own Merrill Lynch Income Portfolio High-Dividend Stocks

It became pretty clear last week that interest rates are going nowhere this year, and they may not go anywhere in 2020. The Federal Reserve is worried about slowing growth, ...
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Huge 2019 Market Run Is Over: Move to These 5 Safe Stocks Now

According to the old Wall Street trading adage, “The market goes up like an escalator, and down like an elevator.“ Many times, that is exactly what happens. After what seemed ...
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