I have been advocating buy-rated Dow stocks as core holdings in a diversified equity portfolio. Recently, Cisco and Intel were upgraded to buy while GE and United Health were downgraded to hold.
Trading bonds, gold, crude oil and three popular equity ETFs can buffer your portfolio from the more risky investments in specific equities.
The major equity indices recently set all-time or multiyear intraday highs, and so have several of the 11 sector ETFs I've been tracking.
Since Nov. 13 Apple and Amazon are up by more than 8% while former leader Chipotle slipped 4%.
The market bubble is inflating but you don't know how high the major averages can go before the big bang.
Discount retailers Big Lots and General Dollar, and men's clothier Joseph A Bank are among nine more retailers set to report results tomorrow.
First Trust Nasdaq ABA Community Bank index fund has 108 publicly traded community banks. With this index at a multi-year high, it's time to book profits.
Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo JPMorgan control 44.3% of the $14.6 trillion of banking assets.
Tiffany results led Barnes & Noble, Chicos FAS, Hewlett-Packard, Hormel Foods and Children's Place.
Eight retail-oriented companies report results through Wednesday including Aeropostale, Bob Evans, Express, Mattress Firm and Shoe Carnival.