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ETF Alternatives for Last Week’s Hot Stocks

Some of InvestorPlace's top stock picks in grocery, materials, consumer discretionary, insurance and meat stocks can be bundled into ETFs instead for a little portfolio protection. More 

Stock Showdown: Wall Street’s Meat Elite

Months after the fact, meat stocks made it through the Midwest drought smelling like roses. But which is worth riding in the shadow of a bull run? More 

Bacon Lovers Beware, Shortage Is on the Way

Global drought conditions have pig producers cutting their herds to save money, leading to an ‘unavoidable’ shortfall. More 

USDA: Corn Crop Larger Than Expected

The USDA projected the U.S. corn harvest for this year at 10.727 billion bushels, topping analysts' estimates, but still the smallest harvest in six years. More 

A Mixed First Day Back: Monday’s IP Market Recap

A third consecutive poor monthly manufacturing report from the ISM gets September off to a rough start. More 

Smithfield Foods Misses on Weak Pork Demand

Smithfield Foods reported first-quarter earnings and revenue below Wall Street expectations, the second straight quarter in which it has missed estimates. More 

3 Food Stocks Growing Sturdy Dividends

Some food stocks are getting hit by the drought -- but not all of them. Here are three that are somewhat shielded, and also offer investors some protection. More