Market Wrap-Up for Aug.18 (BHP, POT, DE, more)


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We introduced a new feature focus on earlier today as we continue to look to ways to enhance our offerings to our loyal readers and subscribers.

In the coming weeks and months, we'll continue expanding our coverage into the retirement spectrum. We're certainly pleased with how our dividend stock recommendations are performing, but I hope to personally deliver my best advice when it comes to trying to find the extra money to put to work, as well as focus on the preparation one needs to make for planning ahead. I hope everyone enjoys the new content!

As we take a look at today's action, I see BHP Billiton ( BHP ) has gone public with their bid for Potash Corp ( POT ) . You can bet investment bankers are scrambling to bring other bidders into the picture. We are not seeing a big follow-through today on the other names in the sector, at this point, but we'll be watching. Deere ( DE ) is traded lower despite a solid quarter out of them. For the second day in a row, the market seemed to drift lower at in the last hour, finishing off the earlier highs of the day. Volume continues to struggle to get above the 4 Billion level on upside days on the NYSE, as we tallied 3.72 Billion shares.

Again, I hope everyone enjoys some of the new work we will be putting out and hope to see more new readers and subscribers join the experience. Be sure to check out today's retirement article, How Much Money Will You Need For Your Retirement?

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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