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3 Food Stocks to Own in a Recession

Periods of economic weakness put into sharp focus those companies with reliable earnings streams, and in particular, reliable dividend streams.

Bearish Bets: 3 Stocks You Definitely Should Consider Shorting This Week

These recently downgraded names are displaying both quantitative and technical deterioration.

Whirlpool Continues to Spin to the Downside

The shares have yet to hit bottom after an earnings miss.

PepsiCo Pops on Solid Earnings, but Will the Fizz Last?

The beverage and snack food giant is seeing shares get a boost from its results and outlook, but the bigger technical picture isn't encouraging.

Let's Comparison Shop These Two Consumer Staple ETFs

The Fed has spoken, and we know a rough ride likely awaits as the inflation battle rages on. So, here we'll compare the First Trust Consumer Staples AlphaDEX and the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR funds.

General Mills Shares Have Eaten Their Wheaties

Let's see if the strength can continue.

I'm Not Convinced PepsiCo Is Ready to Pop

The beverage giant just posted a second-quarter earnings beat, but whether its stock can push through technical resistance remains to be seen.

3 'Hiding Places' for Investors to Shelter in This Bear Market

These stocks have done me right of late, and are in better technical shape than the market.

I'm Intrigued as Kellogg Splits Into 3: Here's the Play

The company, despite a nice looking first quarter, has not been in the greatest shape fundamentally.

Any Bounce in This Nasty Bear Market Should Be Viewed With Caution

For now, any rebound is a short-term trading opportunity and nothing more.

3 Name-Brand Stocks That Traders Might Take a Stab at in This Rotten Market

Rather than try to catch falling knives, traders should give a look at Merck, IBM and Procter & Gamble.

Strange Options Moves on Staples ETF Sparks a Trade Idea

Here's how I would play the XLP right now.

Ketchup? Check. Jelly? Check. Beer? Of Course. Let's Go Get Some Staples

Names like J.M. Smucker and Kraft-Heinz may seem dull, but they provided needed stability in this kind of market. Let me show you why it's time to get back to the basics.

Shares of Whirlpool Are Spinning Round and Round

Let's check the charts and indicators.

With Costco Executing at a High Level, Here's a Trade Idea

The fact is that COST is the kind of retailer that does well when times are difficult.

Take a Position in McCormick? Here's What Traders Could Do

MKC reported fiscal first quarter financial results Tuesday morning.

Having a Cow Over High Prices: Americans Shun Meat, but Should Investors?

Many shoppers have a beef with surging grocery bills as they opt for animal substitutes, but what happens as other parts of the world grow hungry for livestock raised in the Americas? Investors should take note.

Commodity Chaos: Volatility Is Running Amok

In 20 years, I've never seen this type of market disfunction and illiquidity.

Gauging If We're Seeing a Bear Market Bounce or Start of a V-Shaped Recovery

Let's check out the 21-day exponential moving averages of SPY and QQQ for clues and also look at three stocks for trading ideas.

M'm M'm Good... Campbell Soup's Charts Improve Ahead of Earnings

The technical signals for the iconic food company's stock are largely positive.

Take Profits in Hostess Brands Before Its Rally Turns Stale

Bearish signals on the charts of the cupcake maker are popping up.

Is It Time to Clean Out Consumer Staples Stocks From Your Portfolio?

Investors are understandably reassessing these pandemic-driven names.

2 Charts That Hint at More Food Inflation to Come

Corn and soybean are ingredients in many foods and are used to feed cattle, and prices for both look like they are headed higher.

Boring Is the New Exciting for 2022

Let's look at Clorox, Amazon, Microsoft and several other stocks to see why avoiding the fan favs of tech is the way to go.

Kimberly-Clark Is on a Roll as It Makes an Upside Breakout

Bullish signals abound for the maker of household paper products.

Bulls Run On, Energy and REITs Rule, Chips Go Wild, Options Trump Stocks

Plus, we bid a not-so-sad adieu to the mania in 2021 in meme stocks, SPACs and NFTs.

Here's My Tasty Stock Pick for 2022

I'm going to show you a good stock to buy and hold for the new year -- with charts and a delicious reason why.

Coming This Christmas: More Inflation

Combined with continued global supply chain shortages, the holidays are shaping up to be one Scrooge would be proud of.

Are Pandemic-Driven Panic Buying Stocks Suddenly Passe?

There is a lingering apprehension that the moment has passed for many of these names.

Whirlpool's Charts Tell Me the Stock Is Still in the Spin Cycle

Let's see if it's the right time to go long.