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Beginning the Second Half of 2017 Doing Research




Beginning the Second Half of 2017 Doing Research




I’m up early this morning doing some stock market research to kick off the second half of 2017.

Yes, boring stuff, I know…

But, I’m dedicated to finding the right stocks to invest in the second half, and researching the current holdings again to ensure that the remainder of 2017 is fruitful.

The focus is passive income streams with dividend stocks. And at least a 3% annual yield.

See also: Chances for second-half stock market gains are good, according to history

The Struggles of Big Pharma and Tech

Right now tech stocks have been struggling. And also Big Pharma stocks.

I have a feeling Trump doesn’t like tech companies all that much. Why? I don’t really know. It’s just a gut feeling. He’s been pushing the defense companies and those stocks are doing well this year.

I don’t know what he thinks of Big Pharma. But he seems to perceive tech companies as a threat because of the power they have in today’s economy.

I mention Trump only as a factor in the stock market.

Economy-wise, I’ve always been against the idea of a Great Wall. It’s pretentious and a Great Wall was done already and ultimately didn’t succeed. So, why repeat history.

I’ve always been for the U.S. FINALLY building a high speed railway system that rivals or surpasses those built in Europe, Japan and China! And the more I think about that, building a bullet train would make America Great Again rather than a huge concrete wall that illegal immigrants are just going to tunnel under anyway.

The Second Half Contenders

Because Trump is emphasizing the building up of our defense, I look for continued growth in Boeing stock (BA). And I look to other defense-related stocks to continue their uptrends: Lockheed Martin (LMT), Ratheon Company (RTN), General Dynamics (GD) and Northrop Grumman (NOC).

Boeing

Northrop Grumman

Raytheon

General Dynamics



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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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