Market Wrap-Up for Nov.19 (NKE, WLT, CLF, WYNN, DIS, BA, more)

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It's been pretty amazing to see the trend of quick morning spikes, followed by 5-6 hours of a tight trading range whenever we get the triple digit gains on the Dow (which we saw again yesterday).

This type of action certainly stirs the pot for market conspiracy theorists. We all know the Federal Reserve has been active in the financial markets with liquidity, so the action should not be too much of a shock. The key thing to watch is if the pattern starts to change.

Here at Dividend.com, we've been able to successfully navigate through any sort of market environment as we look for the best dividend investment opportunities we can find. Investors need to focus on this area as well. There have been too many people that have remained on the sidelines for fear of the markets tumbling. Sitting in cash for long periods of time rarely makes for the best strategy. We're certainly not known here as the most bullish of market pundits, but we don't want investors to get hooked on trying to time the markets either. We still have a number of potential new recommendations we are eying, but also know that we may need to make changes to our current list if need be.

As we look at today's action, there were some well-known plays that powered higher, despite the sluggish averages. Nike ( NKE ), Wynn Resorts ( WYNN ), Walter Energy ( WLT ), and Cliffs Natural Resources ( CLF ) paced the gainers' list. On the flipside, Disney ( DIS ) and Boeing ( BA ) were a couple of weak performers. Be sure to check out the "Market Themes" video for some notes on this week's action and a look toward next week.

Speaking of next week's holiday-shortened trading, there will be fewer earnings on the board, but we will be getting reports from Deere ( DE ), Tiffany ( TIF ) and Analog Devices ( ADI ), to name a few. Be sure to catch up with our latest watchlist updates this weekend on Dividend.com Premium, and as always, you can view our current recommendations on our industry-leading Best Dividend Stocks List.

Have a great weekend everybody, and thanks for reading!

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Referenced Stocks: ADI , BA , CLF , DE , DIS

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