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 We provide you with a list below of the best defensive stocks updated for 2020. Also we're the only trading community that includes completely free courses on how to trade this popular stock sector. Lastly, we post a day trade watch list daily as well as a swing trade watch list several times per week. Check out our watch list pages daily here

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Below is a list of popular defensive stocks in this sector. Pricing of these stocks will change based on the movement of this sector. News potentially affects how this sector moves. Look at how the market reacted when the US took out Iran's number 1 General on January 3rd 2020?! Stocks like $LMT were extremely bullish the next day.  As always, be sure to do your proper fundamental research on these companies as well as have an understanding of support and resistance levels before purchasing. 

Below is a list of large caps and etf's. Make sure to check each symbol in your trading account to verify pricing. * We are not affiliated with nor endorse any of the companies on the lists below! Also, check out our stock sectors page.


NOC: Northrop Grumman Corp - under $90

LMT: Lockheed Martin - under $150

MRCY: Mercury Systems, Inc. - under $75

AJRD: Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. - under $50

TDY: Teledyne Technologies, Inc. - under $360

TXT: Textron, Inc. - under $50

AAXN: Axon Enterprise, Inc.under $75

KTOS: Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. - under $25

GD: General Dynamics  - under $200

UTX: United Technologies Corp. - under $160

BA: Boeing Co - under $400

TGI: Triumph Group, Inc. - under $25

BWXT: BWX Technologies, Inc. - under 70

HXL: Hexcel Corp. - under $80

RTN: Raytheon Co. - under $250

AIR: AAR Corp. - under $50

LHX: L3Harris Technologies, Inc. - under $225

AVAV: AeroVironment, Inc.-under $70

CUB: Cubic Corp. - under $70

MOG.A: Moog, Inc. - under $100

CW: Curtiss-Wright Corp. - under $150

TDG: TransDigm Group, Inc. - under $600

WAIR: Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. - under $20

RGR: Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. - under $50

AOBC: Outdoor Brands- under $10

VSTO: Vista Outdoor - under $10

SJM: JM Smucker - under $120

PG: Proctor & Gamble - under $120

AVY: Avery Dennison - under $125

KMB: Kimberly-Clark - under $135

PEP: Pepsi - under $135

HSY: Hershey's - under $150

MKC: McCormick & Co - under $160

CLX: Clorox - under $170

DEO: Diageo - under $175

EL: Estee Lauder - under $200

ECL: Ecolab - under $205

STZ: Constellation Brands - under $210

COST: Costco - under $285


LW: Lamb Weston Holdings - under $70

SYS: Sysco Corp - under $75

CL: Colgate-Palmolive - under $75

CHD: Church & Dwight Co - under $80

TSN: Tyson Foods - under $85

PM: Philip Morris - under $90

BUD: Anheuser-Busch - under $100

CRI: Carter's - under $100

POST: Post Holdings - under $115

WMT: Walmart - under $115

SJM: JM Smucker - under $120

PG: Proctor & Gamble - under $120

AVY: Avery Dennison - under $125

KMB: Kimberly-Clark - under $135

PEP: Pepsi - under $135

HSY: Hershey's - under $150

MKC: McCormick & Co - under $160

CLX: Clorox - under $170

DEO: Diageo - under $175

EL: Estee Lauder - under $200

ECL: Ecolab - under $205

STZ: Constellation Brands - under $210

COST: Costco - under $285


ITA: iShares U.S. Aerospace & Defense ETF - under $250

XAR: SPDR S&P Aerospace & Defense ETF under $120

PPA: Invesco Aerospace & Defense ETF- under $80

DFEN: Direxion Daily Aerospace & Defense Bull 3X Shares - under $70

IFLY: ETFMG Drone Economy Strategy ETF - under $40

FITE: SPDR S&P Kensho Future Security ETF - under $45

UFO: Procure Space ETF - under $30

ROKT: SPDR S&P Kensho Final Frontiers ETF - under $40


So why did we create this type of list? Well, as we all know, the last few years the geopolitical world has been heating up. The Middle East is still wrapped in conflict, and there are more conflicts brewing in South America as well as east Asia. As traders and investors, we wanted to know the best defensive stocks for 2020 and focus on trading them around the extremely volatile time we are living in.

Included with our list are free trading courses that teach you how to trade defensive stocks, as well as stocks in other sectors and do so with the best risk management. Our courses teach you how to buy at support and sell at resistance for any type of stock chart. This is the foundation to becoming a profitable trader in 2020 and beyond.

Don't listen to the people trying to tell you support and resistance doesn't matter to trade or invest! All charts matter! Register for our free stock market courses below. Defense stocks is list located below.*

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There are a total of 11 sectors in the stock market for you to be aware of and the defense sector comprises one of them. Sectors are broken down into cyclical and non-cyclical categories. You can watch us trade various types of stocks of options that might be on this list live each day in our trade room. We've added the best stocks in the defense sector to this list.

Non-cyclical types of stocks are known to outperform the market when the economy is experiencing a downturn or becomes stagnant. Non-cyclical securities are stronger in these times regardless of the state of the economy because they make or distribute goods or services that are always needed by citizens to consume. Read More

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