• Weakness in Defensive Stocks Today

    2 monthes ago - By Crossing Wall Street

    Here's a good post for newer investors. Some stocks tend to group together based on similar behavior. A good example of this is stocks with high dividends. Investors will either reward or punish this key characteristic based on where we are in the economic cycle.
    Dividend stocks have been lagging today. It's nothing to be alarmed about. It's simply a trend of the day. Here's a chart showing the sector ETFs for utilities and real estate investment trusts. I use these two because both groups tend to have high dividends.
    The chart shows their relative strength, meaning the ETF price divided...
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