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How to Invest in Military Stocks [0.07]

Posted on Aug. 16, 2017, 2:36 p.m. by Latest Articles in Stocks @ [source]

Over the past year, the five biggest defense stocks have averaged returns of more than 37% -- and have become a whole lot more expensive. But every single one of the large biggest defense contractors costs nearly twice its average valuation over the past two decades today.

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It's deja vu all over again for Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) .

And although the market reacted as it did last time -- dropping the stock on the report before bidding Shake Shack's shares back up -- investors should prepare themselves for another long slog down.

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The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) may not a household name among investors, but it has exhibited impressive results during its short stint as a public entity.

The Trade Desk went public in September 2016 at $28.75, 60% higher than its IPO price of $18.

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U.S. stock futures were trading significantly higher in step with European equities amid reports that the European Central Bank will maintain monetary accommodation, and as risk aversion continues to dissipate across global bourses.

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Canada's benchmark index looked set to open higher on Wednesday after oil prices returned to the positive territory, following good news from the American Petroleum Institute (API). Traders are anticipating the minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee's monetary policy meeting and will look for hints when the bank might raise key rates again.

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Energizer Holdings, Inc. ( ENR ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 17, 2017.

The previous trading day's last sale of ENR was $41.48, representing a -30.95% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.07 and a 1.22% increase over the 52 week low of $40.98.

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BWX Technologies, Inc. ( BWXT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 17, 2017. Shareholders who purchased BWXT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.

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The marijuana industry in the U.S. is huge and growing at an exponential rate, but between regulations and legal uncertainty, the industry is incredibly risky for businesses and investors.

In this clip from Industry Focus: Healthcare , host Kristine Harjes and contributor Todd Campbell explain how lawncare company Scotts Miracle-Gro (NYSE: SMG) is getting exposure to the huge upside of marijuana without risking its whole livelihood on legislative calls that are still up in the air.

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In the last few decades, incredible strides have been made in genome typing and precision medicine technology. When you look at the cost of the first-ever genome sequence, it was maybe $1 million, ballpark around there.

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In this Motley Fool Money podcast segment, host Chris Hill, Million Dollar Portfolio 's Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger, and Total Income 's Ron Gross consider the business model problems of Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) as it delivers its second-ever earnings report as a public company. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, Motley Fool Stock Advisor , has tripled the market.

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In this Motley Fool Money podcast segment, host Chris Hill, Million Dollar Portfolio 's Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger, and Total Income 's Ron Gross ponder an interesting hypothetical question from a podcast listener: Among hot future-looking trends such as driverless cars, augmented reality, virtual reality, electronic payments and the war on cash, renewable energy, and healthcare, if you had to choose just one to invest in, which would it be, and why? After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, the Motley Fool Stock Advisor, has tripled the market.

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The second quarter of 2017 will likely prove to have been a high point for Chinese solar manufacturers, which made it a key for Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) .

And demand could go down in the second half of the year, particularly for commodity multi-crystalline silicon modules, which are low efficiency, don't qualify for China's Top Runner program, and are less in demand in U.S. commercial and residential markets.

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President Donald Trump's power to polarize continued after the weekend's tragic events in Charlottesville, Va.-and his subsequent remarks-caused the president to become further isolated from some members of the business community on Tuesday.

Scott Paul, President of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, stepped down from President Trump's American Manufacturing Council on Tuesday.

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In this Motley Fool Money podcast segment, host Chris Hill asks Million Dollar Portfolio 's Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger, and Total Income 's Ron Gross to tell us about the companies they have their eyes on this week, and why: pest-control giant Rollins (NYSE: ROL) , home-improvement retailer Home Depot (NYSE: HD) , and wireline telecom Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) .

Motley Fool co-founders Tom and David Gardner have spent more than a decade beating the market.

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3 High-Yield ETFs for Retirees [0.24]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 11:37 p.m. by Latest Articles in Stocks @ [source]

Income is the lifeblood of retirement, but by definition, once you quit working, your income will be coming from new sources -- like your portfolio.

Tim Brugger (iShares Preferred Stock Index ETF): Preferred stocks are a sometimes overlooked investment alternative, but there are several upsides to them, particularly for retirees in search of predictable income.

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Can You Trust Your Financial Advisor? [0.17]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 11:36 p.m. by Latest Articles in Stocks @ [source]

There is a disconnect in the financial industry, and it is yet to be resolved.

The problem is that too many people who work as financial advisors aren't legally required to have their clients' best interests at heart.

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Marijuana producers and dispensaries face an incredible amount of risk from multiple angles.

In this clip from Industry Focus: Healthcare , show host Kristine Harjes and contributor Todd Campbell explain the current state of the marijuana industry in this country, how much it could grow in the next few years, and why long-term investors would be wise to avoid most of the companies involved until the industry environment isn't quite so turbulent.

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Snap, Inc. Shares Rise on Analyst Upgrade [0.06]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 10:36 p.m. by Latest Articles in Stocks @ [source]

Just yesterday, Cantor Fitzgerald dropped its price target on Snap (NYSE: SNAP) from $17 to $15 while maintaining its overall neutral rating on the Snapchat operator's shares. Cantor Fitzgerald is encouraged that the majority of these lock-up shares were freed without massive selling pressure.

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China Banks Upgraded to Overweight [0.11]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 9:34 a.m. by Latest Articles in Stocks @ [source]

CIMB has upgraded Chinese banks to overweight, arguing they are undervalued and a good way to play a cyclical recovery.

CIMB expects the MSCI China to reach 100.5 points by the end of 2018, up from 79 points currently, thanks to stable growth and upside from structural improvements in the economy like industry consolidation.

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The following are today's upgrades for Validea's P/E/Growth Investor model based on the published strategy of Peter Lynch.

The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of this strategy's tests.

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