Don't downplay the importance of dividend paying stocks, according to one expert.

John Eade, CEO of Argus Research, likes companies that raise their dividend by 10% a year. Microsoft (MSFT) is in that camp, along with a host of names in the aerospace and defense sector.

Eade expects the S&P 500 to wrap up 2018 at 3,000, up from its current level of 2,815.

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Tired of FANG stocks? Head over to Real Money for Jim Cramer: 6 Stocks That Mr. 'Anti-FANG' Loves and for a look at all things charts, our Bruce Kamich take a look at Where Can FANG Stop? A Stock by Stock Look at the Charts and Indicators.

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