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What I suggest individual investors do is give their portfolios a physical. Like a visit to the doctor.
Here's how to play the defense stock right now.
What you have is a geopolitical event that markets were not positioned for.
There are two overt threats to market health and by extension to U.S. economic growth.
There is less risk if one has the conviction of opinion in expressing their own view through several options strategies than there is in staking a claim in the equity space.
If you've ever read me, you know that I have long been involved with almost all of these defense stocks at one time or another.
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Defense stocks offer both downside protection and potential upside.
Markets are watching what Fed Chair Powell will signal for future rate cuts during this afternoon's FOMC rate decision.
There is a chance that Presidents Trump and Xi sign something when they meet up at the APEC summit this November in Santiago, Chile.
The Trump and Xi administrations are at least looking at the same page. That's more than nothing.
'Playing defense' makes sense in this market.
The lack of accurate predictability across all of these metrics is why a certain level of diversification is always necessary.
The fact is that there are several highly significant barriers with China still to be satisfactorily addressed before any real progress might be realized.
Plus, defense contractors remain stocks to own as geopolitical risk isn't going away.
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The U.S. economy may see a real lift-off in consumer prices due to higher energy prices, even if certain sectors stand to benefit greatly -- as might the trade deficit.
That the market didn't plummet following the strikes on Saudi oil facilities shows big differences in our economy and reliance on foreign oil compared with just a decade ago.
The drone attacks on Saudi oil operations even could influence the Fed's thinking on inflation and rates.
There is no denying that markets got ugly over the last 30 minutes or so of the Thursday session.
About the upcoming U.S./China talks, call me skeptical, but I trade the environment, and not my starchy views on what is versus what should be.
Recent U.S. jobs creation wasn't as great as first thought, which isn't welcome news in an economy powered by consumer spending.
Stocks to buy on this volatile global macro environment, and what needs to change to avoid a recession.
Plus, if you think equities have been on an upward trajectory, you might want to give them a second, longer-term look.
The uptrend that technicians would have confirmed as late as last Wednesday, or even Thursday around mid-day, is now clearly a market in correction.
These stocks and sectors are safe havens, and may even be opportunities.
And as the semiconductor sector continues to shine, Brooks Automation is a name to keep in mind.
Interesting day no doubt. Equity markets rallied first on generally positive earnings results, then suffered from some mid-morning profit-taking, only to return to the highs of the day on optimism that a supposedly planned trip to Beijing by U..S Tr...