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Rather than an outright short on commodities, consider a spread bet between long energy and short base metals.
China's latest round of sanctions is about to make the pain real for many energy names.
Oil above $70 a barrel supports more infrastructure spending around exports.
Micron Technology, Intel and Lam Research are good buys on this heat in semiconductors.
These names are showing bullish or bearish reversal patterns over the past week.
Combining stock buybacks and dividend growth has been a fairly compelling, if not controversial technique that has worked well over the past year.
Crude has been rising since last June, and here are the names that I like here.
Companies have lots of repatriated cash to use on purchases.
KLA-Tencor, Microsoft and Intel all report earnings after the close Thursday.
These areas have little exposure to China, so buy them on any broad-market dip over U.S.-Chinese trade tensions.
All of the names are boosting dividends and share buybacks.
I still also use Graham-inspired stock screens, including one based on his 'stocks for the defensive investor' methodology.
This will be the ninth consecutive year when the big game tops that 100 million-viewers mark.
It is fitting that the next leader of Berkshire will be either Jain or Abel.
Aramco wants to almost double its refining capacity; here are some companies it could buy to do just that.
Saudi Aramco's efforts to bulk up its refining capacity before its planned initial public offering could be positive for global refiners.
There are many other attractive choices available for investors seeking decent yields.
The forces that artificially impacted the marketplace return to normal; so will the marketplace itself.
Prices have been challenging the $70 area for months, but it looks like an upside breakout is possible.
On the long side, it would be national refiners, with Valero Energy at the top of the list; on the short side, it's the bedraggled oil producers.
This wouldn't be the first time players needed to be beaten over the head with a new trend before changing positions.
Brinker International? Not so much.
Companies as diverse as Wendy's and Boeing are among the names big into stock buybacks and raising their payouts.
Playing stocks through the political prism is always a difficult game.