Dividend Market Wrap-Up for July 9 (V, NSC, ACE, NEM, GE, AA, YUM, more)

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We were happy to see the markets get some of its mojo back this week, but we will still be looking for better volume. .

We pointed out an example in yesterday's late day wrap-up about how the volume during sell-offs continues to be quite a bit larger than the volume on days we see the averages move substantially higher. We refuse to ignore the distribution factor and will not be swayed by market experts that pooh-pooh this trend. Today's NYSE totaled 3.5 Billion shares, way off the 5 Billion number we have been seeing and way off the 6 Billion total during a couple of last week's distribution days.

We continue to monitor the names on our "recommended" list as well as many other names that are in our database. There are some potential names that are getting more attractive from a dividend yield standpoint that we are considering adding, but the list is very short. We will let subscribers know if the changes are made or if we need to trim more names from our narrowing list of favorites.

As for today's action, we saw Wall Street analyst upgrades help push up stocks like Visa ( V ) and Norfolk Southern ( NSC ) . Ace LTD. ( ACE ) ran up on news it will be added to the S&P 500. Commodity plays bounced up with gold stocks making a bit of a comeback after a recent pullback. Shares of Newmont Mining ( NEM ) , Barrick Gold ( ABX ) , and Agnico-Eagle Mines ( AEM ) were all higher.

Looking ahead to next week, we will start to get some of the bigger names reporting results, such as General Electic ( GE ) , Alcoa ( AA ) , Yum Brands ( YUM ) just to name a few. Be sure to check out Dividend.com Premium this weekend for the latest watchlist updates as well.

Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .



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