📈 Investors Lose Appetite For Vegan Burgers

Plus: The best laptops for day trading

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First up, we'll dive into the world of Aerospace/Defense ETFs, which are making a stylish comeback, but we've got a little "caution" flag to wave.

Then, if you thought Beyond Meat was cooking up a storm in the stock market, think again! It's more like a deflated soufflé as the stock takes a 6% tumble, thanks to folks losing their appetite for those pricey vegan burgers.

And for all you future day traders out there, we've got a treat. We're spilling the beans on the best laptops for day trading. You know, finding the perfect machine to make those green candles dance.

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Markets

Aerospace/Defense ETFs Back in Vogue, But Caution Warranted (5 minute read)
With the ongoing Gaza Strip conflict and Russia's Ukraine invasion entering its third year (can you believe it?), it seems aerospace and defense stocks are having their moment in the sun again. The Dow Jones U.S. Select Aerospace & Defense Index, our trusty war indicator, has been on a 6.37% joyride in the past week.

When global tensions rise, we tend to see people flocking to defense stocks like they're the latest Black Friday deal. It makes sense, right? But, hang on a sec! Before you rush in like it's a buffet at your favorite all-you-can-eat joint, remember that markets can be a bit like your favorite TV show spoilers – once the news is out there, it's not as thrilling anymore.

Investing

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Beyond Meat Stock Drops 6% as Investors Lose Appetite for Pricey Vegan Burgers (1 minute read)
Beyond Meat (BYND), the plant-based meat supplier, is watching its shares take a nosedive! It got a proper punch in the gut when Mizuho analyst John Baumgartner gave it a thumbs-down, shifting from "Neutral" to "Underperform." Shareholders weren't thrilled and said goodbye to 5.8% of the stock's value, which now rests at $8.32. So what's cooking? Well, it seems like the demand for plant-based meat is waning - with inflation doing its inflation thing, folks are shying away from pricey veggie burgers.

The Best Laptops for Day Trading – Discover Your Perfect Machine (5 minute read)
In the exhilarating and high stakes world of day trading, having the best trading laptop can make the difference between a prosperous day at the market or a disappointing one. Your laptop, the nucleus of your trading setup, needs to be equipped with the best features to ensure flawless performance, stability, and reliability because every second count.

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Money

This Is the Salary Americans Now Need to Feel Financially Secure (3 minute read)
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Poll Results

Have you ever tried options trading?

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