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Category 2 (part 2)

|Ticker|Name|Sector|Price|Market cap|P/E|Earnings date| :--|:--|:--|--:|--:|:-:|--:| |PNR|Pentair plc|Industrials|47.03|7778742986|14.4|07/26/2022| |META|Meta Platforms, Inc.|Communication Services|170.16|460507931590|12.88|07/27/2022| |TMO|Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.|Healthcare|544.81|213272411264|28.37|07/27/2022| |MCD|McDonald's Corporation|Consumer Cyclical|247.9|183333696786|26.19|07/27/2022| |BMY|Bristol-Myers Squibb Company|Healthcare|78.96|168110891490|28.04|07/27/2022| |QCOM|QUALCOMM Incorporated|Technology|125.1|140111998291|12.81|07/27/2022| |NOW|ServiceNow, Inc.|Technology|504.09|101049779847|458.76|07/27/2022| |ADP|Automatic Data Processing, Inc.|Industrials|218.79|91398885204|32.31|07/27/2022| |PYPL|PayPal Holdings, Inc.|Financial|77.68|89956469873|25.68|07/27/2022| |BA|The Boeing Company|Industrials|141.53|83734214051|#N/A|07/27/2022| |CME|CME Group Inc.|Financial|210|75477801000|27.47|07/27/2022| |EQIX|Equinix, Inc.|Real Estate|689.17|62729485458|127.32|07/27/2022| |LRCX|Lam Research Corporation|Technology|450.19|62448106188|14.07|07/27/2022| |GD|General Dynamics Corporation|Industrials|222.33|61742175391|19.04|07/27/2022| |SHW|The Sherwin-Williams Company|Basic Materials|231.25|60155340000|33.68|07/27/2022| |HUM|Humana Inc.|Healthcare|456.81|57783449745|19.38|07/27/2022| |NSC|Norfolk Southern Corporation|Industrials|230.43|54918956229|18.61|07/27/2022| |MCO|Moody's Corporation|Financial|277.5|51198722250|26.29|07/27/2022| |F|Ford Motor Company|Consumer Cyclical|12.01|48277378570|4.22|07/27/2022| |ORLY|O'Reilly Automotive, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|639.06|42002493135|20.47|07/27/2022| |APH|Amphenol Corporation|Technology|65.85|39321569313|24.43|07/27/2022| |TEL|TE Connectivity Ltd.|Technology|118.39|38142155985|15.67|07/27/2022| |CTSH|Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation|Technology|70.26|36617672301|16.86|07/27/2022| |AFL|Aflac Incorporated|Financial|55.79|35937938044|9.16|07/27/2022| |HES|Hess Corporation|Energy|101.69|31652284384|43.6|07/27/2022| |ODFL|Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.|Industrials|257.72|29213515702|26.32|07/27/2022| |VICI|VICI Properties Inc.|Real Estate|30.32|29198220346|18.75|07/27/2022| |AVB|AvalonBay Communities, Inc.|Real Estate|195.15|27285520876|24.33|07/27/2022| |DRE|Duke Realty Corporation|Real Estate|57.45|22086951533|21.44|07/27/2022| |HIG|The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.|Financial|65.69|21603116376|9.03|07/27/2022| |ALGN|Align Technology, Inc.|Healthcare|258.75|20390938650|29.15|07/27/2022| |RJF|Raymond James Financial, Inc.|Financial|92.5|20040920500|13.05|07/27/2022| |MAA|Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.|Real Estate|172.53|19914723687|33.53|07/27/2022| |GPC|Genuine Parts Company|Consumer Cyclical|136.75|19363129925|21.17|07/27/2022| |GRMN|Garmin Ltd.|Technology|100.13|19337605719|22.87|07/27/2022| |CINF|Cincinnati Financial Corporation|Financial|116.5|18681380800|9.24|07/27/2022| |URI|United Rentals, Inc.|Industrials|248.29|17780421337|11.67|07/27/2022| |TDY|Teledyne Technologies Incorporated|Technology|378.02|17707537422|31.16|07/27/2022| |HOLX|Hologic, Inc.|Healthcare|70.93|17688594406|11.68|07/27/2022| |IR|Ingersoll Rand Inc.|Industrials|43.33|17588938977|23.96|07/27/2022| |ROL|Rollins, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|35.11|17290288455|52.28|07/27/2022| |MOH|Molina Healthcare, Inc.|Healthcare|267.13|15680533957|22.72|07/27/2022| |UDR|UDR, Inc.|Real Estate|46.15|14694206635|91.76|07/27/2022| |GNRC|Generac Holdings Inc.|Industrials|224.55|14333010976|29.75|07/27/2022| |TYL|Tyler Technologies, Inc.|Technology|345.33|14322112264|88.88|07/27/2022| |AVY|Avery Dennison Corporation|Industrials|165.35|13511451736|18.94|07/27/2022| |PTC|PTC Inc.|Technology|112.44|13152770481|27.8|07/27/2022| |RE|Everest Re Group, Ltd.|Financial|283.19|11168433156|8.42|07/27/2022| |LW|Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc.|Consumer Defensive|71.91|10387169916|44.86|07/27/2022| |FBHS|Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|63.24|8272253871|11.27|07/27/2022| |VRSN|VeriSign, Inc.|Technology|169.27|18542631837|23.79|07/28/2022| |PFE|Pfizer Inc.|Healthcare|51.59|289466125496|11.84|07/28/2022| |MRK|Merck & Co., Inc.|Healthcare|93.13|235507602704|16.66|07/28/2022| |ABT|Abbott Laboratories|Healthcare|109.45|191640596556|25.27|07/28/2022| |CMCSA|Comcast Corporation|Communication Services|39.57|177274192182|12.74|07/28/2022| |INTC|Intel Corporation|Technology|38.61|157876253885|6.42|07/28/2022| |HON|Honeywell International Inc.|Industrials|180.02|122545575570|34.79|07/28/2022| |MO|Altria Group, Inc.|Consumer Defensive|43.4|78578176562|26.44|07/28/2022| |NEM|Newmont Corporation|Basic Materials|64.18|50936527840|48.63|07/28/2022| |AEP|American Electric Power Company, Inc.|Utilities|93.6|48067736336|17.96|07/28/2022| |FCX|Freeport-McMoRan Inc.|Basic Materials|30.99|44912629048|8.99|07/28/2022| |VLO|Valero Energy Corporation|Energy|103.93|42413458976|16.73|07/28/2022| |BAX|Baxter International Inc.|Healthcare|66.78|33625639293|32.02|07/28/2022| |BIIB|Biogen Inc.|Healthcare|211.93|31037571287|21.72|07/28/2022| |TWTR|Twitter, Inc.|Communication Services|39.41|30116357329|162.78|07/28/2022| |NUE|Nucor Corporation|Basic Materials|111.06|29548833964|3.96|07/28/2022| |TROW|T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.|Financial|121.5|27616524750|9.83|07/28/2022| |SIVB|SVB Financial Group|Financial|415.52|24453829201|14.1|07/28/2022| |FITB|Fifth Third Bancorp|Financial|35.22|24163995543|10.09|07/28/2022| |LUV|Southwest Airlines Co.|Industrials|37.73|22372248473|40|07/28/2022| |FE|FirstEnergy Corp.|Utilities|37.29|21290065989|16.66|07/28/2022| |DPZ|Domino's Pizza, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|396.54|14293312365|30.31|07/28/2022| |POOL|Pool Corporation|Consumer Cyclical|356.94|14286495042|19.79|07/28/2022| |CE|Celanese Corporation|Basic Materials|127.57|13816953582|6.83|07/28/2022| |KIM|Kimco Realty Corporation|Real Estate|20.14|12446656574|12.77|07/28/2022| |SNA|Snap-on Incorporated|Industrials|201.87|10774661605|13.08|07/28/2022| |AAL|American Airlines Group Inc.|Industrials|13.9|9028255472|#N/A|07/28/2022| |ALLE|Allegion plc|Industrials|99.6|8745368902|19.14|07/28/2022| |RHI|Robert Half International Inc.|Industrials|77.9|8609001818|13.2|07/28/2022| |ALK|Alaska Air Group, Inc.|Industrials|41.92|5285768025|11.45|07/28/2022| |XOM|Exxon Mobil Corporation|Energy|86.9|366127520928|14.4|07/29/2022| |PG|The Procter & Gamble Company|Consumer Defensive|144.35|346338392244|25.23|07/29/2022| |CVX|Chevron Corporation|Energy|144.77|284445986404|13.61|07/29/2022| |ABBV|AbbVie Inc.|Healthcare|152.34|269201530928|21.85|07/29/2022| |LIN|Linde plc|Basic Materials|303.23|152441155658|39.02|07/29/2022| |CAT|Caterpillar Inc.|Industrials|185.49|98935601836|15.56|07/29/2022| |CHTR|Charter Communications, Inc.|Communication Services|463.12|88684051976|16.77|07/29/2022| |CL|Colgate-Palmolive Company|Consumer Defensive|80.38|67353759582|33.3|07/29/2022| |ITW|Illinois Tool Works Inc.|Industrials|187.92|58526349197|22.09|07/29/2022| |AON|Aon plc|Financial|271.74|57713171737|43.16|07/29/2022| |PSX|Phillips 66|Energy|84.2|40508610111|14.65|07/29/2022| |JCI|Johnson Controls International plc|Industrials|48.95|34052988290|28.37|07/29/2022| |IDXX|IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.|Healthcare|361.48|30366934423|42.43|07/29/2022| |LYB|LyondellBasell Industries N.V.|Basic Materials|89.24|29236968732|5.07|07/29/2022| |WY|Weyerhaeuser Company|Real Estate|34.33|25558610837|9.55|07/29/2022| |GWW|W.W. Grainger, Inc.|Industrials|460.95|23555315410|20.4|07/29/2022| |CHD|Church & Dwight Co., Inc.|Consumer Defensive|91.61|22240251458|28.1|07/29/2022| |VFC|V.F. Corporation|Consumer Cyclical|48.01|18650904943|15.49|07/29/2022| |CBOE|Cboe Global Markets, Inc.|Financial|114.94|12205317943|24.61|07/29/2022| |NWL|Newell Brands Inc.|Consumer Defensive|20.03|8282405283|#N/A|07/29/2022| |CTRA|Coterra Energy Inc.|Energy|26.35|479941278|32.7|07/29/2022|

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Category 2 (part 2)

|Ticker|Name|Sector|Price|Market cap|P/E|Earnings date| :--|:--|:--|--:|--:|:-:|--:| |PNR|Pentair plc|Industrials|47.03|7778742986|14.4|07/26/2022| |META|Meta Platforms, Inc.|Communication Services|170.16|460507931590|12.88|07/27/2022| |TMO|Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.|Healthcare|544.81|213272411264|28.37|07/27/2022| |MCD|McDonald's Corporation|Consumer Cyclical|247.9|183333696786|26.19|07/27/2022| |BMY|Bristol-Myers Squibb Company|Healthcare|78.96|168110891490|28.04|07/27/2022| |QCOM|QUALCOMM Incorporated|Technology|125.1|140111998291|12.81|07/27/2022| |NOW|ServiceNow, Inc.|Technology|504.09|101049779847|458.76|07/27/2022| |ADP|Automatic Data Processing, Inc.|Industrials|218.79|91398885204|32.31|07/27/2022| |PYPL|PayPal Holdings, Inc.|Financial|77.68|89956469873|25.68|07/27/2022| |BA|The Boeing Company|Industrials|141.53|83734214051|#N/A|07/27/2022| |CME|CME Group Inc.|Financial|210|75477801000|27.47|07/27/2022| |EQIX|Equinix, Inc.|Real Estate|689.17|62729485458|127.32|07/27/2022| |LRCX|Lam Research Corporation|Technology|450.19|62448106188|14.07|07/27/2022| |GD|General Dynamics Corporation|Industrials|222.33|61742175391|19.04|07/27/2022| |SHW|The Sherwin-Williams Company|Basic Materials|231.25|60155340000|33.68|07/27/2022| |HUM|Humana Inc.|Healthcare|456.81|57783449745|19.38|07/27/2022| |NSC|Norfolk Southern Corporation|Industrials|230.43|54918956229|18.61|07/27/2022| |MCO|Moody's Corporation|Financial|277.5|51198722250|26.29|07/27/2022| |F|Ford Motor Company|Consumer Cyclical|12.01|48277378570|4.22|07/27/2022| |ORLY|O'Reilly Automotive, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|639.06|42002493135|20.47|07/27/2022| |APH|Amphenol Corporation|Technology|65.85|39321569313|24.43|07/27/2022| |TEL|TE Connectivity Ltd.|Technology|118.39|38142155985|15.67|07/27/2022| |CTSH|Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation|Technology|70.26|36617672301|16.86|07/27/2022| |AFL|Aflac Incorporated|Financial|55.79|35937938044|9.16|07/27/2022| |HES|Hess Corporation|Energy|101.69|31652284384|43.6|07/27/2022| |ODFL|Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.|Industrials|257.72|29213515702|26.32|07/27/2022| |VICI|VICI Properties Inc.|Real Estate|30.32|29198220346|18.75|07/27/2022| |AVB|AvalonBay Communities, Inc.|Real Estate|195.15|27285520876|24.33|07/27/2022| |DRE|Duke Realty Corporation|Real Estate|57.45|22086951533|21.44|07/27/2022| |HIG|The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.|Financial|65.69|21603116376|9.03|07/27/2022| |ALGN|Align Technology, Inc.|Healthcare|258.75|20390938650|29.15|07/27/2022| |RJF|Raymond James Financial, Inc.|Financial|92.5|20040920500|13.05|07/27/2022| |MAA|Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.|Real Estate|172.53|19914723687|33.53|07/27/2022| |GPC|Genuine Parts Company|Consumer Cyclical|136.75|19363129925|21.17|07/27/2022| |GRMN|Garmin Ltd.|Technology|100.13|19337605719|22.87|07/27/2022| |CINF|Cincinnati Financial Corporation|Financial|116.5|18681380800|9.24|07/27/2022| |URI|United Rentals, Inc.|Industrials|248.29|17780421337|11.67|07/27/2022| |TDY|Teledyne Technologies Incorporated|Technology|378.02|17707537422|31.16|07/27/2022| |HOLX|Hologic, Inc.|Healthcare|70.93|17688594406|11.68|07/27/2022| |IR|Ingersoll Rand Inc.|Industrials|43.33|17588938977|23.96|07/27/2022| |ROL|Rollins, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|35.11|17290288455|52.28|07/27/2022| |MOH|Molina Healthcare, Inc.|Healthcare|267.13|15680533957|22.72|07/27/2022| |UDR|UDR, Inc.|Real Estate|46.15|14694206635|91.76|07/27/2022| |GNRC|Generac Holdings Inc.|Industrials|224.55|14333010976|29.75|07/27/2022| |TYL|Tyler Technologies, Inc.|Technology|345.33|14322112264|88.88|07/27/2022| |AVY|Avery Dennison Corporation|Industrials|165.35|13511451736|18.94|07/27/2022| |PTC|PTC Inc.|Technology|112.44|13152770481|27.8|07/27/2022| |RE|Everest Re Group, Ltd.|Financial|283.19|11168433156|8.42|07/27/2022| |LW|Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc.|Consumer Defensive|71.91|10387169916|44.86|07/27/2022| |FBHS|Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|63.24|8272253871|11.27|07/27/2022| |VRSN|VeriSign, Inc.|Technology|169.27|18542631837|23.79|07/28/2022| |PFE|Pfizer Inc.|Healthcare|51.59|289466125496|11.84|07/28/2022| |MRK|Merck & Co., Inc.|Healthcare|93.13|235507602704|16.66|07/28/2022| |ABT|Abbott Laboratories|Healthcare|109.45|191640596556|25.27|07/28/2022| |CMCSA|Comcast Corporation|Communication Services|39.57|177274192182|12.74|07/28/2022| |INTC|Intel Corporation|Technology|38.61|157876253885|6.42|07/28/2022| |HON|Honeywell International Inc.|Industrials|180.02|122545575570|34.79|07/28/2022| |MO|Altria Group, Inc.|Consumer Defensive|43.4|78578176562|26.44|07/28/2022| |NEM|Newmont Corporation|Basic Materials|64.18|50936527840|48.63|07/28/2022| |AEP|American Electric Power Company, Inc.|Utilities|93.6|48067736336|17.96|07/28/2022| |FCX|Freeport-McMoRan Inc.|Basic Materials|30.99|44912629048|8.99|07/28/2022| |VLO|Valero Energy Corporation|Energy|103.93|42413458976|16.73|07/28/2022| |BAX|Baxter International Inc.|Healthcare|66.78|33625639293|32.02|07/28/2022| |BIIB|Biogen Inc.|Healthcare|211.93|31037571287|21.72|07/28/2022| |TWTR|Twitter, Inc.|Communication Services|39.41|30116357329|162.78|07/28/2022| |NUE|Nucor Corporation|Basic Materials|111.06|29548833964|3.96|07/28/2022| |TROW|T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.|Financial|121.5|27616524750|9.83|07/28/2022| |SIVB|SVB Financial Group|Financial|415.52|24453829201|14.1|07/28/2022| |FITB|Fifth Third Bancorp|Financial|35.22|24163995543|10.09|07/28/2022| |LUV|Southwest Airlines Co.|Industrials|37.73|22372248473|40|07/28/2022| |FE|FirstEnergy Corp.|Utilities|37.29|21290065989|16.66|07/28/2022| |DPZ|Domino's Pizza, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|396.54|14293312365|30.31|07/28/2022| |POOL|Pool Corporation|Consumer Cyclical|356.94|14286495042|19.79|07/28/2022| |CE|Celanese Corporation|Basic Materials|127.57|13816953582|6.83|07/28/2022| |KIM|Kimco Realty Corporation|Real Estate|20.14|12446656574|12.77|07/28/2022| |SNA|Snap-on Incorporated|Industrials|201.87|10774661605|13.08|07/28/2022| |AAL|American Airlines Group Inc.|Industrials|13.9|9028255472|#N/A|07/28/2022| |ALLE|Allegion plc|Industrials|99.6|8745368902|19.14|07/28/2022| |RHI|Robert Half International Inc.|Industrials|77.9|8609001818|13.2|07/28/2022| |ALK|Alaska Air Group, Inc.|Industrials|41.92|5285768025|11.45|07/28/2022| |XOM|Exxon Mobil Corporation|Energy|86.9|366127520928|14.4|07/29/2022| |PG|The Procter & Gamble Company|Consumer Defensive|144.35|346338392244|25.23|07/29/2022| |CVX|Chevron Corporation|Energy|144.77|284445986404|13.61|07/29/2022| |ABBV|AbbVie Inc.|Healthcare|152.34|269201530928|21.85|07/29/2022| |LIN|Linde plc|Basic Materials|303.23|152441155658|39.02|07/29/2022| |CAT|Caterpillar Inc.|Industrials|185.49|98935601836|15.56|07/29/2022| |CHTR|Charter Communications, Inc.|Communication Services|463.12|88684051976|16.77|07/29/2022| |CL|Colgate-Palmolive Company|Consumer Defensive|80.38|67353759582|33.3|07/29/2022| |ITW|Illinois Tool Works Inc.|Industrials|187.92|58526349197|22.09|07/29/2022| |AON|Aon plc|Financial|271.74|57713171737|43.16|07/29/2022| |PSX|Phillips 66|Energy|84.2|40508610111|14.65|07/29/2022| |JCI|Johnson Controls International plc|Industrials|48.95|34052988290|28.37|07/29/2022| |IDXX|IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.|Healthcare|361.48|30366934423|42.43|07/29/2022| |LYB|LyondellBasell Industries N.V.|Basic Materials|89.24|29236968732|5.07|07/29/2022| |WY|Weyerhaeuser Company|Real Estate|34.33|25558610837|9.55|07/29/2022| |GWW|W.W. Grainger, Inc.|Industrials|460.95|23555315410|20.4|07/29/2022| |CHD|Church & Dwight Co., Inc.|Consumer Defensive|91.61|22240251458|28.1|07/29/2022| |VFC|V.F. Corporation|Consumer Cyclical|48.01|18650904943|15.49|07/29/2022| |CBOE|Cboe Global Markets, Inc.|Financial|114.94|12205317943|24.61|07/29/2022| |NWL|Newell Brands Inc.|Consumer Defensive|20.03|8282405283|#N/A|07/29/2022| |CTRA|Coterra Energy Inc.|Energy|26.35|479941278|32.7|07/29/2022|

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Sounds like Aflac AFL. Low PE and good dividends, but it's way down today. Wish I had cash to buy more of it.

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> stop making shitty arguments in bad faith.

Ah, the protectionist claiming this lmao. The information is completely open and public. The Jones Act is heavily supported by unions. Steel/lumber/etc tariffs are heavily supported by unions. Labor unions are constantly fighting port automations.

>AFL CIO would fight against immigration

Yes, but only from non-white countries at a time where we had open borders with NW Europe and stopped only after the civil rights movement...

>when immigrant labor, as it stands, is used strategically by greed driven corporations all of the time to undermine US worker’s rights

So having open borders to white countries was great over 150 years. But the second brown people start coming in they start limiting immigration broadly. Wow.

Lump of labor fallacy. There is a lot of research on immigration impact on native populations. I forcing women to not work will DOUBLE WAGES right? Or people working half the hours would DOUBLE WAGES right? Jesus.

> Research shows that illegal immigrants increase the size of the U.S. economy, contribute to economic growth, enhance the welfare of natives, contribute more in tax revenue than they collect, reduce American firms' incentives to offshore jobs and import foreign-produced goods, and benefit consumers by reducing the prices of goods and services.[3][4][5][6]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegal_immigration_to_the_United_States

I get it the truth is painful. Don't worry, labor unions percentage is at a all time low. Dems are going to get rekt in 2024. (The year the Fed expects inflation to hit targets again)

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Cool copy pasta bro 😂

(https://www.reddit.com/r/neoliberal/comments/vcghba/comment/icefb05/ )

You’re seriously busting out a random cherry picked list of anti immigration things AFL CIO supported going back to the 1800s as some kind of proof all Unions are evil? How does that make your point that unions are evil any stronger? Uh oh Seems like someone’s been ingesting a whole lot of propaganda.

Or are you trying to convince me that unions are evil by painting a false narrative with your lackluster list of 1800s baseball stats up there because you think that I’m a tribalism troglodyte like you and will hate all unions as soon as I hear they don’t always align with what you, In your simplistic understanding of the world, perceive to be MY librul values?

You think that an American labor union at times, being anti immigration is somehow a huge “you can’t explain that pinhead librul!” moment?!

My guy, ya gots to turn off the Hanity and go outside once in a while..

It comes as a shock to exactly no one with a modicum of intellectual honesty that this shit is nuanced and it’s not completely unreasonable to think that the AFL CIO would fight against immigration (assuming you can even deduce that from the chicken shit stats you provided above) when immigrant labor, as it stands, is used strategically by greed driven corporations all of the time to undermine US worker’s rights and is one of the many tactics in their arsenal of bad faith used to suppress wages (along with sending jobs overseas where they aren’t beholden to labor/environmental rights or pesky unions and can instead bribe officials and enslave poor people to their heart’s content,) gotta love that wonderful capitalist efficiency baby!

And while we’re at it, you realize unions are democratically organized right?

Corporations are not.

Leadership at AFL CIO are beholden to what was it you said in your copy pasta? “13 million members”? These 13 millions members aren’t all libruls and I argue it’s a big enough sample size that they will reflect the views of the country as whole, which, happens to be America. A country notorious for its systemic racism, fervent anti immigration sentiment and straight up xenophobia.

What you listed are examples of a union doing exactly what a union is supposed to do, fight for the interests of their members, whom by the way, get to vote on these things and vote on their leadership which is a hell of a lot more power and control than they have without a union in a corporation where it’s the owner’s way or the fucking curb to starve another day.

Unfortunately all of the shit you’re listing in a feeble attempt to gish-gallop your way through YOUR OWN CLAIM that unions are evil, is only shocking if you’ve bought into the propaganda that unions “kill business innovation and productivity” and you definitely don’t want to be a part of them or even allow yourself to think critically about why they even need to exist.

The overwhelming fact (which you can only deny if you’re intellectually dishonest and willfully ignorant) is that time and again all of the research points to the same thing; Unions objectively improve the working conditions for all workers and they reduce income inequality. The strongest, most egalitarian democracies all have two things in common, strong unions and strong safety nets.

Stop willfully burying your head in the sand and stop making shitty arguments in bad faith.

Be best dude.

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Good deals now : sbux, Mmm, Tgt. Afl.. Actually most stocks are a deal now.. -Oversold Market

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If you're running your site on WordPress, do checkout our AFL UTM Tracker plugin.

It helps to capture the UTM parameters and the first landing page.

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U.S. and Western officials have been exploring efforts to build temporary silos in Ukraine and other nations as a means to quickly scale up grain storage capacity in Ukraine.

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. will build temporary silos on Poland’s border with Ukraine to facilitate the export of grain out of the war-torn nation and address surging food prices amid Russia’s invasion.

“We’re going to build silos, temporary silos in the borders of Ukraine, including in Poland. So we can transfer [grain] from those cars into those silos into cars in Europe and get it out into the ocean, and get it out across the world. But it’s taking time,” Biden said in a speech at the AFL-CIO convention in Philadelphia, where he discussed potential solutions to rising food prices across the country.

U.S. and Western officials have been exploring efforts to build temporary silos in Ukraine and other nations as a means to quickly scale up grain storage capacity in Ukraine, where a Russian naval blockade is holding back more than 25 million tons of grain from the world food supply. Russia’s blockade in the Black Sea has upended global trade routes while threatening to financially strangle Ukraine and deepen hunger crises around the world. In the next month, Ukrainian farmers will start harvesting the summer wheat harvest, but won’t have anywhere to store it, Ukrainian officials have warned.

U.S. officials and lawmakers are also worried that food shortages, along with rising fuel and food prices, could spark mass starvation, political unrest and migration across parts of Africa, the Middle East and, possibly, Central America, in the coming months.

Biden said Tuesday that the grain can’t be shipped out through the Black Sea “because it’ll get blown out of the water” by Russia’s naval blockade. The U.S. for now has ruled out sending military ships into the region, which would risk Russian retaliation.

Biden noted the U.S. has been working on a plan to export the grain through other countries by rail but acknowledged the overland routes are rife with logistical problems. Rail routes can only move a fraction of the grain that Ukraine normally exports from its Black Sea ports and Ukrainian trains operate on a wider rail gauge than that used by the rest of the tracks in Europe. Biden suggested building silos is a better option for now and could help Ukraine buy some time.

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Volcker and Reagan broke the back of the working class. Worst recession since the Great Depression. IIRC, the national unemployment rate reached 12% in 1982. When the AFL-CIO failed to call a general strike in response to Reagan's union busting of PATCO, the deal was sealed for the working class.

Reagan: the California Governor who threatened there would be students' blood in the streets if they continued to protest against the Vietnam War. Why that blood-thirsty sociopath is stlll venerated by a large portion of the populace is beyond me

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Washington Commanders? lmfao when the fuck did this happen? I thoughts they were talking about some indoor or afl team.

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WM, BTU, EPD, PG, GOOGL, AFL, HD, V, CPB, and BRK.b

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The problem is that a union’s fundamental business model is rent seeking. The more powerful they become, the more they entrench themselves in government, and the harder it is to replace them. This results in massive economic inefficiencies that benefit a few union workers at the expense of everyone else in society and on Earth (including members of different unions).

I mentioned the UAW. The reason they became so powerful and corrupt is because currently the main purple voters in the main swing states are rust belt union members. The voted Obama, then Trump, then Biden. They get enormous subsidies and bailouts for their industries and enact powerful tariffs on competitors. Steel, fracking, coal, etc. are all protected by unions. Even though there are far more green jobs, union workers are a major opposition group. This is partly why ideas like Green New Deal haven’t gained much traction.

Here’s a podcast interview with the head of the AFL-CIO. Personally, I think the biggest knowledge gap in the US is that economics is a college level course that most students don’t take. This means most college students and almost all high school graduates in the US have never taken the subject. Basic economic ideas get turned into good and evil debates, even though most of the time it’s like blaming your neighbor for the weather. This creates an incredible opportunity for charlatans to take advantage of people. Union leaders aren’t the worst (megachurch pastors are the worst), but they’re close.

Oh, and UBIs aren’t that hard to pass. Sovereign wealth funds like Norway’s Oil Fund already work this way. Perhaps unions had a place in the past (like the mafia), but now money can go directly from companies to individuals with less need for unions and politicians along the way. But politicians (Republicans and Democrats alike) will do everything possible to slow this down.

https://freakonomics.com/podcast/do-unions-still-work/

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Although AFL has been punished lately because of covid in Japan (in-person really matters for how they originate business over there), I am mega bullish on it and still hold.

They have insane "mindshare" and you can't replicate that easily. It was something like 94% of US consumers have a positive image of the brand and it's even higher in Japan like 97%.

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I started buying AFL and OCSL in September and (including dividends) both positions are still green and had solid outlooks. That's 15% of my portfolio that's holding up well even if the rest is having a rough time.

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AFL is very solid and under the radar.

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That is what the owners of the means of production do. They don’t want to invest in training and they want to pay as little as possible.

https://www.epi.org/publication/ceo-pay-in-2020/

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/14/investing/ceo-employee-pay-afl-cio-report/index.html

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If I was going to pick QQQ. I would just pick QQQ + VTI.

I honestly don't think you need both VTI and VOO. Also research shows they are almost the same. But I think VOO comes out ahead by like 1-5% because of slight tech heavy skew.

Dividend companies you will get mixed opinions. Dividend aristocrats are pretty solid.

Personally I like O, PG, PEP, TROW, AFL, RTX, etc.

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O,MMM,MO,WBA,AMCR,ABBV,INTC,AFL,PEP,MCD and GD

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Remember, the Unions have been there the whole time. The Teamsters Union, the Longshoreman's Union, the Teachers Union, the United Auto Workers Union, the Machinists Union, National Steelworkers Union, AFL-CIO. There is employer subsidized health insurance policies because of politicians passing laws, not any Union effort. The Unions have been there when CEO salary went from a few hundred times the average worker pay to hundreds of times average worker pay.

Most of the Unions are owned by the American Mafia. The American Mafia, the Syndicate, still controls the ports and long haul trucking. They are in the United Autoworkers Union and that is why the Japanese and European car manufacturers have their plants in Non-Union states. This is why the Syndicate is trying to get Unions going on in Amazon warehouses, the largest distribution system on the planet.

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29 total, but the bottom four are really a very small amount of money, just a share or two.

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Top three are:

Aflac AFL

Wells Fargo WFC

Check Point Software CHKP

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AFL undervalued. Gonna 🚀 with interest rate hikes.

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A lot of companies have boards authorize a share buyback program for X dollars over Y period of time and then they stick to it pretty closely (AMZN, GOOG, APPL, etc) and announce the progress at earnings report (we bought Z shares over the last period of time and have so much more cash left to spend on buybacks). Then other companies give execs authorization to buyback more but do it more at the executives' discretion (AFL is the notable stock I own like that but I believe Berkshire and others do as well).

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IMPLIED MOVE | AVERAGE MOVE ON PAST EARNINGS | LAST MOVE ON EARNINGS

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2022-04-25

$ATVI before open: 2.62% | 6.05% | 5.73%

$KO before open: 3.24% | 2.89% | 0.67%

$WHR after close: 6.75% | 7.01% | 6.81%

$OTIS before open: 6.98% | 5.96% | 2.22%

$KREF after close: 7.83% | 2.91% | 6.26%

$GABC before open: 8.01% | 3.3% | 3.38%

$CRSP after close: 8.16% | 7.39% | 2.89%

$PCH after close: 8.93% | 4.72% | 3.17%

$SCCO after close: 9.52% | 3.06% | 2.46%

$CDNS after close: 10.14% | 5.81% | 3.25%

$ARI after close: 12.36% | 3.05% | 4.65%

$HLX after close: 12.37% | 12.98% | 13.68%

$BCLI before open: 20.07% | 8.93% | 4.47%

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2022-04-26

$CNI after close: 4.73% | 3.39% | 4.18%

$FCF before open: 5.15% | 4.69% | 6.46%

$VLO before open: 5.23% | 5.22% | 0.9%

$CNC before open: 5.29% | 6.43% | 2.31%

$ADM before open: 5.5% | 4.7% | 2.24%

$ARCC before open: 5.5% | 3.08% | 2.15%

$AGR after close: 5.74% | 3.33% | 4.67%

$COF after close: 5.94% | 4.28% | 3.5%

$GLW before open: 6.03% | 6.24% | 9.39%

$GE before open: 6.14% | 6.33% | 9.38%

$GPK before open: 6.69% | 6.02% | 6.98%

$ECL before open: 7.08% | 3.44% | 2.15%

$GM after close: 7.48% | 4.66% | 7.77%

$GOOGL after close: 7.96% | 4.69% | 6.3%

$BCO before open: 8.69% | 8.33% | 6.75%

$AER before open: 9.3% | 5.5% | 7.03%

$APAM after close: 9.43% | 4.2% | 2.19%

$CEQP before open: 9.89% | 6.7% | 6.84%

$DHI before open: 10.22% | 6.09% | 4.54%

$ACCO after close: 10.36% | 11.21% | 4.08%

$NAVI after close: 10.64% | 6.57% | 6.73%

$BYD after close: 11.04% | 6.64% | 4.34%

$CMG after close: 11.92% | 8.78% | 12.05%

$JBLU before open: 12.11% | 6.56% | 8.08%

$MTDR after close: 14.72% | 9.02% | 6.18%

$ENPH after close: 14.84% | 18.61% | 10.15%

$ACIU before open: 32.47% | 7.55% | 5.01%

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2022-04-27

$AFL after close: 3.41% | 2.54% | 2.98%

$AMGN after close: 3.57% | 4.3% | 8.88%

$NLY after close: 4.13% | 2.2% | 2.98%

$BXMT before open: 4.27% | 3.05% | 3.6%

$ORLY before open: 5.14% | 5.31% | 5.7%

$AVB after close: 5.28% | 2.97% | 4.48%

$AMT before open: 5.94% | 3.3% | 0.53%

$AXS after close: 6.95% | 4.37% | 4.33%

$WAB before open: 6.96% | 6.68% | 6.19%

$NYCB before open: 7.89% | 5.99% | 9.48%

$F before open: 8.23% | 5.85% | 8.99%

$ALSN after close: 8.8% | 5.77% | 2.29%

$BG before open: 8.97% | 7.53% | 6.53%

$AM after close: 9.85% | 7.9% | 8.19%

$AROC after close: 10.58% | 8.23% | 1.56%

$BMRN after close: 10.59% | 4.21% | 3.71%

$CACC after close: 10.73% | 7.37% | 3.75%

$OSK before open: 10.79% | 6.24% | 8.87%

$HP after close: 12.01% | 5.92% | 5.14%

$SMED before open: 12.61% | 11.97% | 3.99%

$ETR before open: 14.08% | 2.53% | 6.3%

$EQT after close: 14.36% | 10.18% | 13.63%

$AR after close: 15.61% | 6.25% | 7.19%

$HBNC after close: 15.64% | 3.57% | 5.65%

$BCOV after close: 15.95% | 16.0% | 18.36%

$ARAY after close: 20.96% | 12.12% | 24.08%

$EVLO before open: 35.56% | 12.77% | 21.22%

$UCTT after close: 56.25% | 11.26% | 9.32%

$GNCA before open: 502.44% | 11.78% | 2.44%

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2022-04-28

$BAX before open: 3.95% | 4.29% | 3.11%

$AEP before open: 5.18% | 2.21% | 5.54%

$AAPL after close: 5.37% | 4.46% | 7.63%

$CAT before open: 5.59% | 4.53% | 6.35%

$LUV before open: 6.08% | 6.7% | 8.86%

$CINF after close: 6.15% | 4.71% | 4.83%

$AMZN after close: 6.69% | 5.41% | 16.53%

$KRNY before open: 6.72% | 4.09% | 6.03%

$INTC after close: 7.18% | 7.42% | 9.37%

$SWK before open: 7.19% | 4.79% | 4.52%

$HUN before open: 8.97% | 5.72% | 11.86%

$AIMC before open: 9.55% | 7.96% | 9.53%

$IPG before open: 10.24% | 6.33% | 8.79%

$TWTR before open: 11.33% | 12.89% | 8.8%

$IMAX before open: 11.82% | 9.99% | 9.71%

$CPT after close: 13.66% | 2.83% | 1.13%

$BZH after close: 13.85% | 11.03% | 4.58%

$TEAM after close: 14.51% | 10.32% | 7.5%

$ATUS before open: 16.67% | 9.59% | 24.43%

$ATR after close: 17.91% | 4.25% | 4.52%

$AOS before open: 28.66% | 5.81% | 6.61%

$AVTR after close: 31.48% | 7.88% | 4.85%

$AQMS after close: 141.28% | 16.32% | 10.0%

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2022-04-29

$BMY before open: 3.21% | 3.85% | 2.91%

$CHTR before open: 4.16% | 6.15% | 4.28%

$WPC before open: 4.48% | 2.61% | 1.64%

$ABBV before open: 5.1% | 5.46% | 2.48%

$WY before open: 5.59% | 4.63% | 3.19%

$XOM before open: 5.87% | 3.33% | 6.66%

$TRP before open: 5.98% | 2.38% | 2.48%

$AON before open: 7.69% | 3.81% | 7.64%

$NWL before open: 9.34% | 10.73% | 15.18%

$MGA before open: 10.29% | 5.21% | 9.84%

$WETF before open: 11.31% | 7.89% | 7.68%

$ARCB before open: 15.8% | 11.41% | 2.22%

$LNTH before open: 17.54% | 15.02% | 37.79%

$SLCA before open: 17.93% | 14.11% | 27.63%

$DTEA after close: 18.37% | 13.88% | 13.95%

$CVEO before open: 29.38% | 15.97% | 4.53%

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I bought AFL for the low PE. I think it was 7 then and it’s still nicely low at 10. I’m still looking for another to buy.

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AFL

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AFL Aflac is my best one today. It just keeps going up. I love their less than 10 PE.

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I am; I have a portfolio made almost entirely on blue-chip dividend growth stocks, spread across ~34 positions in 6-7 sectors. Currently up about 3% in the past 3 months, 12% in the past 6 months. Beating all 3 indexes.

Positions are: $A, $AAPL, $ABBV, $AFL, $ALL, $AVGO, $CLX, $CVX, $ENB, $EPD, $FLO, $HII, $JNJ, $KMB, $KO, $KR, $LMT, $LOW, $MAIN, $MDT, $MO, $MRK, $MS, $MSFT, $O, $OKE, $PEP, $PFE, $PG, $STAG, $T, $TGT, $TROW, and $XOM

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>Note: NOT talking about the last 3 or whatever years you've been investing.. are you beating the market THIS year?

Yes.

As far as what stocks, a range of them though I've recently taken profit in some as I'm tired of doing DD to the extent I've been, so I'm cutting out positions slowly. $ABBV, $AOS, $DG, $AFL, and $ATO are just a few I'm currently either invested in or recently sold.

I don't chase after quick ROI in volatile swingers but invest in already established companies that pay out dividends and grow said dividends over time. It's a strategy that fits me perfectly.

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Past history of great financial crisis. Also the regulations and holding of reserves.

AFL on the other hand is dividend aristocrat. Growing, even if somewhat slow.

Low payout ratio of like 30%. So means they can keep increasing no matter the economy.

Buybacks, they keep buying back shares.

Honestly just BRK.B and AFL is enough insurance exposure for any portfolio and they are top tier.

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Only insurance businesses I own are BRK.B, PRU and AFL.

I don't really like the management at the others and overall quality of their business.

PRU also is kind of so so, but I got in at the $60's.

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Stupid MO and AFL.

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A little different but I guess I'd avoid tech: JPM, AFL, BLK I think if you bought a stake in any of those companies today and held it your life I think there's a very low probability that you won't get your money out+ in dividends. So worst case scenario you just stop dividend reinvestment. All 3 have strong balance sheets and a history of raising dividends as well as buybacks.

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So be smart and buy the other insurers that haven't mooned yet lmao.

AFL, ACGL, TRV. All excellent and are not only shielded from hikes, they benefit massively.

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I transitioned to dividend investing. I own AFL, KO, PEP, LMT, MCD, AMGN, ABBV, MO, PM, PG, TROW, SBUX, PFE, O, HSY, and probably a dozen more names. Must pay a dividend, must have increased dividend for 10+ years, reinvest dividends. S&P 500 index fund in my 401-K. Play the long game now.

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Insurers I like TRV, ACGL, AFL. BRK is diversified af with a lot of insurance exposure they should be fine too.

Banks almost all are good and super cheap / undervalued. My favorites are C / WFC., then BAC for more traditional banks. JPM, GS, MS those will do great too I am sure.

Consumer staples I think the clear winner by far is TGT. Everything else looks pricey as hell although I can't see WMT or COST going anywhere either.

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Everybody red and TGT green. AFL green as well.

I completely reject the 🌈 idea that all tickers must suffer when the market is down.

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CMI, SNA, HON, CAT, JNJ, JPM, BLK, TXN AFL, TD for example

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Read my comment history all the way to the December dip.

It's all AFL, DAL, ACGL, TRV, banks, and CCL.

No bull is claiming to be printing but I'm still green for the year.

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JMO but I prefer investing in companies that with strong financials that are steadily growing their dividends (and business) than hunting for really high dividend yields. AFL, BLK, and JPM being the best examples in my portfolio of this. I'm also looking at adding some more non-cyclical stocks like TELNY and RHHBY (also gives exposure to Europe which I don't have much of at the moment). For higher yield stuff I think some specialized lenders like OCSL or MAIN are interesting.

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Some yes but deep ITM so it's closer to leveraged shares... it's called finding alpha and not buying trash WSB growth tickers.

DAL, AFL, TRV, ACGL, WFC, CCL.

Look at my comments since December. I've been advocating consistently for those tickers.

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I don't recommend getting your intel from discord or pretty much any social media person, especially if they are an "influencer" or sell their services, both are red flags. If you are paying someone for the service, stop, that's just ridiculous....that means they are making more money from giving you a dart pick than actually trading on the market, they are a sham and should be ridiculed for their shady practices.

If you hear them talk about "daytrading," "the strat," "chicago 123" or they say resistance/support more than 5 times in 20 seconds....immediately ignore them. The only thing you really need to know to make money is a very small set of strategies...that's "the wheel" and pmcc for the most part, and only a very few vertical spreads. The choice of when to use them is even easier....all the time on a list of stocks you put in your watchlist when they are below value, that's it. When you hear of a company, do research on them, and decide if they won't go bankrupt in the next 20 years, and add them to your list, done.

If you want some good ones to start with: WMT, PEP, KO, MCD, JNJ, AAPL, GOOGL, CAT, CSX, CLX, MSFT, T, NKE, CVS, CSCO, AMZN, HRL, AFL, COST, PG, CVX, VZ, LMT, DIS.

If you want to know when they are "below value"....RSI below 35. That's it....no need to think.

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Thanks. Now that I'm retired, I going to sell AFL, HD, XOM drips that I bought back in 1994 but need to calc Cap Gains so I can stay below the $80k MAGI level and pay zero percent on the gains.

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The Super Bowl Indicator is a spurious correlation that says that the stock market's performance in a given year can be predicted based on the outcome of the Super Bowl of that year. It was "discovered" by Leonard Koppett in the 1970s when he realized that it had never been wrong, until that point. This pseudo-macroeconomic concept states that if a team from the American Football Conference (AFC) wins, then it will be a bear market (or down market), but if a team from the National Football Conference (NFC) or a team that was in the NFL before the NFL/AFL merger wins, it will be a bull market (up market).

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We are looking at a very rocky market for most of 2022. High inflation is not going away. Increased interest rates are not going away. Decreases in Liquidity are just starting. Plus Commodity prices will continue to rise.

I would avoid any index that includes Tech, and focus on Energy, Minerals, Agriculture & Insurance. A good commodity etf would be $GUNR , if you want to include insurance then opt for stocks like $AFL, $MET, $PRU, to name a few.

It’s my opinion that a significant pullback is still to come.

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We are facing a very choppy market with high inflation & commodity prices. You might want to consider etfs like $GUNR (energy, minerals, agro) & $MOO (agro ). Also insurance stocks are often a good hedge $PRU $MET $AFL to name a few. Then there are defense stocks like $GD.

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A lot of stuff. AEP, JNJ, CMI, AB, SNA, JPM, BLK, BX, VYM, ORI, VXUS, TD, BNS, ABBV…...

Other stuff, I swing trade/hold short term, which has included TXN,BLK, AFL, CAT, HD, HOn

That’s how I get heavy growth. I don’t think CAT is gonna shoot up really high out of nowhere but I make money buying the constant dips and selling on the constant peaks.

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Depends what stocks you have. I have AEP, GIS, TD, SO, AFL, JPM, HD, BLK, K, ETR, JNJ…..some losses but barely anything to write home about

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Long or semi-long term AFL, TRV, ACGL, WFC, C, DAL, CCL, TGT, INTC, GOOG.

Intraday VXX or UVXY and SPY

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>What is undervalued to you?

Insurance companies, many in single digit PE's with incredibly healthy balance sheets, strong history of real profits. They have to invest in bonds due to float. They benefit from rate hikes. AFL, ACGL, TRV are my picks but there's a ton of other good ones.

Banks. 1.5 tangible book. Very strong cyclical tickers good in inflation and rate hikes. C trading at a ludicrous 6.5 PE.

Consumer staples / defensive retail plays such as TGT a bit high at 16 PE but fairly priced. GOOG is still VERY attractive valuation given growth.

>How are these mega caps reasonably priced given current interest rates when they haven’t even gone up yet?

The most important interest rates for comparison are not short-term rates, which the Fed controls. You do know that long-bonds are not controlled by the Fed yes? The 10 year, key benchmark for equities, is forward looking and has barely budged. Fed Fund Futures have fully priced in four hikes and 10 year still hasn't moved. So given these low rates and inflation likely to persist, megacap is a bargain.

>It’s going to blow your mind when you see companies like apple with a PE under 20.

Believe me, you are not the only one that wants easy mode turned on again where you don't have to think and you can mindlessly buy leaps on monopolies like GOOG when it was 10 PE and make free money. Just because we are all praying for it doesn't mean it's going to happen.

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Yes, I used the S&P aristocrats list. The way I filtered them to find what I considered the 10 best was to look for dividends of at least 3% and growth of 8%. (only gave me 9, but that’s close enough) To me that strikes a good balance between consistent dividends and future growth. Over the past 10 years these gave an average dividend of 3.66% and still grew at 10.81%.

ABBV ADM AFL CAT CINF GOC NUE PEP SYY

If I look at 4+%dividends, I’d have to drop the growth to 4% as well to get enough of them to make me comfortable. (I don’t like putting all my eggs in one basket.). These have an average dividend of 4.88% and growth of 7.03%.

ABBV ADM AMCR FRT LEG MMM PBCT WBA

One thing to keep in mind if you are looking that far out, is choosing stocks with enough growth so that they will compound and give you a nice, fat balance from which to draw the dividends. If you make a nice nest egg of growth and then have to sell in order to switch to a good dividend stock, you’re going to pay tax on that past 20 years of growth. And that cuts your nest egg. It’s better if you don’t need to sell at all.

I think these are a pretty good start (avg dividend of 3.99% and avg growth of 9.91%):

ABBV, ADM, CAT, MMM

I grew up around CAT and ADM (my grandfather retired from CAT, brother-in-law works for ADM). Both have been around for a long time and don’t appear to be going anywhere. ABBV is newer, but it’s a spin-off of Abbott Labs, which has been around a long time. And MMM has been around a while. I could see them all being solid for several decades.

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Eh. When SPY tanked last month, I was green by making lots of small trades without any puts at all. That and a lot of defensive positions like DAL, CCL, AFL that I got in December.

I don't beat SPY every month but I definitely don't tank with it.

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>U.S. LABOR GROUP AFL-CIO ENDORSES U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BILL ON CHINA COMPETITION, CHIPS -- STATEMENT

^*Walter ^Bloomberg ^@DeItaone ^at ^2022-01-31 ^09:00:10 ^EST-0500

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AFL 10 PE.

ACGL 10 PE.

Both massive beneficiaries of rate hikes.

Banks, 1.5 tangible book.

Airlines, travel plays at massive discounts, single digit PE to even half of peak historical earnings.

WMT 48. But TGT, arguably better company going forward at 16.

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Maybe as a whole? But nominally it will be green and that's what matters at the end of the day.

Also it's incredibly polarized. Lots of trash cos, shitSPACs, etc. But there's an absurd number of solid companies with good earnings that are SUPER fair price.

AFL, TRV getting huge tailwind from rate hikes. Banks trading at 1.5 tangible book. Travel recovery plays post omicron like some airlines / cruiselines.

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AFL, TRV are hella cheap. Banks trading at 1.5 tangible book value in a coming rate hike cycle.

DAL is cheap.

CCL is cheap.

TGT still on firesale.

INTC cheap.

Honestly just need to know where to go.

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I like the way nasdaq presents it

https://www.nasdaq.com/market-activity/stocks/afl/dividend-history

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Nothing to write home about but green. Bought the December dip with AFL, INTC, DAL, CCL. Basically all stuff that was on firesale.

Sold some CC's on those too to make some extra money in all this volatility.

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Been like free money here lately just buy puts . up 300% on f 21 p Jan 28 this week sold half . afl is my biggest share holdings bought few puts on it to just in case it tanks protect my money

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Look at my post history. I bought DAL, CCL, AFL, INTC all on the December dip.

I'm still up, how is that fucking possible?! World is about to collapse!

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Honestly fine. I bought the omicron dip on DAL and CCL from December.

My AFL, INTC play from December is doing spectacular too. Bought the TGT dip yesterday and thus far it's printing.

Idk there's like this weird delusion that the ENTIRE market is overvalued. If you're making money on ber plays good for you though, I'm all for making money up and down using the whole animal.

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Very true. I'm holding SCHD, VNQ, VYM and JEPI.

Even my small single stock Plays like AFL, KO, NEE, LOW are doing very well for me. Up 15-30% on all of those still.

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ET, AFL, BNS, VST, WM, YUM

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I would much rather have 2mm of AFL than say, 2mm of NVDA, especially right now. It's great to have the value, but I prefer my assets to pay me over sitting there waiting for me to sell 20 years from now.

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I realize I'm ignorant of a lot of things and I don't have enough time to do the deep enough research to have enough confidence to put all of my money into two or three stocks. I try to pick a diversified group of 20 to 25 stocks that I think will outperform their peers.

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My biggest holding right now is Wells Fargo WFC based on a combination of positive events. First, they are a consumer bank, rising rates on their reserves, higher mortgages at higher rates will help. The eventual removal of the asset cap is a big positive also. This didn't start as my biggest position; it just grew into the position, and I don't have a good reason to sell any yet.

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My next biggest in Williams Companies WMB, again, I didn't intentionally make it my second largest position, but it hasn't grown too big that I sell some. Same with my third largest Aflac AFL. I've been holding this one for a long time and it just keeps slowly going up.

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My fourth is Checkpoint CHKP. At one point last year this was my largest by a lot and I came close to selling a portion, but then it dropped. I have a good feeling about CHKP for this year and I'm planning on holding even if it runs up a quite a bit before selling. CHKP doesn't have a lot of institutional investors since it's an Israeli company and isn't part of the major indexes. No debt, lots of Free Cash Flow. They buy back lots of stock every year, the total share count is down a lot over the past decade. They shifted to a subscription model for security which made them look worse than they were for a while, and their newest product is ramping up sales. I'm kind of excited for people returning to value may find this one and once it starts going up the momentum people will show some love. Also about a 5% short float from people using it as a hedge when buying some of their hot running unprofitable competitors. Those competitors are dropping so this should help give it a little gas.

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JPM, MAIN, TROW, AFL

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AFL seems kind of under the radar on this sub but quietly doing the right things. Solid balance sheets, steadily raising dividend, steady share buybacks, doing solid on ESG stuff, and doing a pretty good job digitizing the product.

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Go with AFL INSTEAD

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Financials like

Got AFL when it was in the 30's.

BEN when it was 20's.

TROW was below $130.

BAC, JPM, MS

COST, DPZ

CVS

XLE, VDE

Got all these in 2020.

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Wow, thank you for adding in reasoning instead of the typical low effort comments. Please be careful with shipping company stocks, a lot of them have terrible management (self-serving to borderline criminals), and also face green regulations (convert your ships to Nat Gas). I thought about buying in last spring and decided it wasn't worth it.

For insurance I've owned Aflac AFL, for five years (and had owned some from 2012 to 2014 too). It went from a normal position to my fourth highest so far with me just holding.

I own 200 shares of VALE for materials and I've lost a bunch, cost basis $17.69, I'm holding but not exactly hopeful.

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I'm not going to act like I've spent enough time there to get a good feel for the sub. But from the perusing I have done on that sub it seemed like the posts were very oriented on d/y to an extent that's kind of short-sighted.

The stocks I buy that pay a dividend are ones that I think can continue growing their share price (either by growing the company or share buybacks) and will continue to grow their dividend amount, not companies with a super high payout ratio. Off the top of my head I think the highest d/y in my portfolio is OCSL (which does variable dividends) and then AFL which is like 2.3%. BLK, JPM, TSM, are some of my other ones, but they're not exclusively dividend stocks. The dividend reinvestment is just fun to track. And 30 years from now it will add up.

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BLK is the one I'm most confident about. Also holding JPM, AFL, and OCSL.

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$UNM for me but I've nearly built a full position now and will not be adding much going forward.

Going long mid cap companies offering life and health insurance products. Mortality rates flattening and eminent rising rates will both be positive for this sector. Considering adding $MET as a new position as well as adding to my $AFL more for some of the bigger players in the area.

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Oh just what teams are which. I'm not super familiar with everything related to football do I have no who's pre NFL AFL. I don't even know what the AFL is lol

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You mean AFL VS NFL? In '70 when they merged, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Cleveland moved from NFC TO AFC. For the Super Nowl indicator they are included in the NFC. I assume that now means PITT, BALT, and IND.

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When a team from the original, pre AFL , NFL wins the SuperBowl the market goes up that year. Accurate 40 of 54 years. 74%

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Try adding companies that sell something people are always going to buy, no matter the economic/financial landscape that pay some reliable dividend. Think companies like retail and groceries, like TGT, IMKTA, MDLZ, KO... People are always going to buy groceries. Communications like TMUS or VZ... People aren't going to ditch phones and internet anytime soon. Financials and insurance like V, AXP, JPM, ALL, AFL ... People need to park their savings, get loans/credit, and insure themselves from somewhere. Utilities like ED or EIX; people gotta pay their utility bills...

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I would say AFL and CAG are currently value stocks. Low PE lots of money coming in. WHR or SNA or SWK as well

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I’m currently in : AFL, ABBV, BMY, CSCO, JNJ, KMB, MDT, PG, VZ, WBA & XOM. Mainly all dividend “aristocrats” however I mainly looked for companies I liked and seem positioned to do well. For me as well

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JPM and AFL are positive for me so that's nice.

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I want to emphasize that I can't find an actual source, other than the [AFL-CIO web page, which is literally propoganda.]

I can only tell you what I've seen being extremely active in IBT politics. Jimmy Hoffa absolutely fucked us on the last contract, and we essentially purged the entirety of the old gaurd in this last election, with Obrien's straight ticket.

The alternative was partnering with the AFL-CIO like the incumbents wanted, and attempting to repeal RtW.

But the overall opinion is to attempt to unionize Amazon, whilst partnering with or collaborating with the AFL-CIO to repeal RtW in a small window with Amazon's first few shops to ensure maximal bargaining power for the next contract.

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I look for good companies selling at a 50-70% discount off of intrinsic value and that I believe 80-90% they’ll double within 2-3 years. Companies that meet this criteria at the moment would be ATVI, VIAC, PRIM and those are what I’m buying now. Companies I’ve done this with in the past have been AAPL, MSFT, AFL, WFC, NVDA, TSLA, CTRE, and many more. I’ve averaged between 50-100% year over year for the last 15 years

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My reccomendation in this market 8 2k slots and try to pick high dividend stocks. VZ, agnc, o, mmm, afl just to name a few

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I also own ALL (all state), but I think afl is a better overall company

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CTRE (nursing homes), CE (basic materials/industrials, AFL (insurance), C (banking), HMC and F (auto), O (REIT) STAG (REIT), STWD (REIT), TCNNF (pot) , TGT (target), VIAC (media), VST (utilities). Have reasons for every single company as to why they’ll outperform the market in the next 5 years

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I like the duck ‘AFL’ Lolol

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>So if I took it up with the California Labor Commission, they would tell first to get in touch with my labor union?

Very likely. The commission will step in if the CBA doesn't govern and ultimately your rights as a resident of California aren't waived on the grounds of you being a union member.

You should ask who represents you, as in which union. I'm a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union. There are others like Teamsters, SEIU, SMART, and IBEW, to name a few.

EDIT: You appear to be with The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union. Contact them and ask who and where your local chair is along with your steward(s). Tell them what's going on with your paycheck and also ask for a copy of the CBA (or a link to download it). It looks like this is a national level union, meaning your CBA is likely the same CBA for all KFC properties in the US. There may be variations state to state, which would be included as a side-letter or amendment to the national agreement.

If they don't help, which is possible, let me know. Our local is also in California, and is very strong with the AFL-CIO (a federal level, union of unions). If your local or stewards don't want to help, I'll hook you up with reaching out to the AFL-CIO, who won't care for a union not doing what they should be doing for a dues-paying member.

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Insurance companies don't go up that much, but I do expect it to go way up after they pay their first dividend. Been holding AFL Aflac for months with their less than 7 P/E, but it hasn't gone up much.

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Go back, read it again. Look at it from another angle - why did Electrek underreport the numbers? I'm not alleging fraud at all. I ignore it completely, since it's tinfoil and not worth my time.

I'm looking at pro-union regulatory barriers (like the tax credit disadvantage, and noting the NTSB chair who negged FSD was legislative rep for AFL-CIO and then the Teamsters) and media coverage not doing Tesla justice. Like a supposedly pro-EV publication underreporting deliveries by 60%. Non-tinfoil publicly visible obstacles that don't make sense. Hate on it all you want, fine. It's just an intro as I learn to do this. How could it be better?

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Sold lmnd at a loss and bought afl today.

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Interesting. It appears there is at least a little competition between the 3 different unions ("Relations between the federations are generally good and there are agreements between most LO and TCO unions to help resolve potential conflicts over membership. [editorial from me: this means they are colluding, which is bad for the customers] There is, however, greater scope for competition between TCO and Saco as many employees can choose between unions in either confederation, and there are comparison websites, which allow potential members to assess the relative benefits offered by competing unions. In practice employees, however, will normally join the union which has a collective agreement with their employer." https://www.worker-participation.eu/National-Industrial-Relations/Countries/Sweden/Trade-Unions). I wonder what effect that has. I don't think enough people talk about the fact that union participation dropped off in the US after the AFL and CIO merged.

When firms don't have competition they are less likely to bother providing a good product to the customers. When I was in a union 20 years ago, they garnished my wages but didn't do anything good for it. I got paid less than the nonunionized workers at other companies.

Not enough people look back at when labor unions were growing. They were competing to get members, often by showing that they were better at delivering the goods (wages, working conditions, etc.). Although sometimes they did it through coercing employers and prospective members, which is terrible.

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The numbers there aren't adjusted for age, and Amazon has an (on average) older workforce than a typical warehouse. The LACFL (LA County's regional AFL-CIO) study this bill is largely based on straight up quotes an activist complaining about how Amazon is unjust in holding grandmothers to the same standard as their other workers.

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ive owned every stock you just mentioned haha, thats the silly part with me. Bumble is good but still speculative IMO. I literally have had so many different portfolios with different strategies (passive income account with VERY boring names like XOM, ABBV, CLX, PG, MMM, WMT, etc..) but ive recently sold all of those and just bought the two etfs JEPI and SCHD. SCHD owns a great diversified portfolio of names and pays a decent dividend with low volatility. JEPI tracks the S&P but uses a covered call strategy to pay a roughly 7.5% annual dividend yield while also having low volatility and returning 16.5% YTD. I plan on adding to those as my “boring” investments while reaping the slow and steady benefits. Tech is more exciting for me! Cheers man, appreciate the comments and the wisdom 🍻

edit: CVS and AFL are boring, right? 😅

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Keep ignoring the past and calling me names:

https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/the-republican-record-on-social-security/

And before you move the goalposts AGAIN by claiming this website doesn’t count or something more that this is a timeline provided by AFL-CIO (coalition of labor unions) and compiles publically available info. I’m sure you know better than a republican president trying to privatize the whole program in their budget. I’m sure they SAY that all the time lol.

You don’t have to agree politically, but you’re a liar if you claim republicans don’t think this.

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MSFT 20.4%

AAPL 17.4% SQ 12.8% AMD 10.4% ABBV 7.7% NIO 7.7% O 7.5% TTCF 4.3% PFE 3.8% CSCO 3.8% AFL 3.4% VTRS 0.7%

I invest $1,000 a month. It’s a pretty boring portfolio.

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The AFL-CIO is not a union, per se. It is an umbrella organization that has very little direct authority over its member unions. So while I appreciate them coming to the correct conclusion, it doesn’t change that unions are nearly all against mandated vaccination.

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Different unions are taking different positions. The AFL-CIO is in favor of them.

https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/business-a-lobbying/565195-afl-cio-backing-vaccine-requirement-for-workers

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