Playing Defense

Published on
November 1st, 2018
13 minutes

Playing Defense

Technical Trader ·
Featuring Louis Llanes

Published on: November 1st, 2018 • Duration: 13 minutes

Is it time to get defensive? Louis Llanes, founder of Wealthnet Investments walks us through which sectors to buy and how to make the trade. He reviews the key fundamental drivers, catalysts to watch and specific stocks to buy. Filmed on October 30, 2018 in Englewood, Colorado.


  • JO
    Johnny O.
    27 November 2018 @ 18:16
    Walmart WMT not doing so great. Kimberly Clark KMB, as recommended elsewhere on Real Vision, is doing better. However, if things go south in a big way (below the market's 29-Oct low), I think it will be better not to be invested, as opposed to be invested "defensively".
    • LL
      Louis L. | Contributor
      2 December 2018 @ 19:56
      If you bought this basket you’d be in profits. Buy the basket. Like how this joker picks the one down. Clearly a hindsight back seat Trader.
  • LL
    Louis L. | Contributor
    12 November 2018 @ 22:38
    Just saw a technician on CNBC basically present this trade with some modification including a basket on Fast Money. What a coincidence. It was done several weeks after I recorded this trade. Lol!
  • JF
    Joseph F.
    9 November 2018 @ 04:31
    On Nov 4, I made a small basket of these defensive stocks, with only one of the metals. MCD,PG,VZ, WMT,PM,PALL. Nov 8 the basket is up 2.74% in four days.Thanks Louis!
    • LL
      Louis L. | Contributor
      9 November 2018 @ 21:05
      Great! Happy Trading and investing. :-)
  • KC
    Ken C.
    1 November 2018 @ 12:02
    Hi Louis, In your defensive stock basket the basket weight percentage adds up to 188.5% not 100% . Can you explain? KC
    • LL
      Louis L. | Contributor
      1 November 2018 @ 15:31
      I apologize. Those were the weights prior to normalization to 100%. Here are the correct weights: MCD 23.59% PG 23.34% VZ 19.21% WMT 17.30% PM 16.5%
    • M.
      Milton .. | Founder
      1 November 2018 @ 18:07
      Thanks Ken - we fixed the graphic, appreciate the spot.
    • JQ
      JACK Q.
      9 November 2018 @ 07:33
      how are the weights computed? just out of my curiosity - theres other baskets i'd like to construct
  • FC
    Frank C. | Contributor
    3 November 2018 @ 16:43
    Well done, Louis!
    • LL
      Louis L. | Contributor
      8 November 2018 @ 01:23
      Thank you. So far so good. Making money even after string bounce upward in stocks
  • MR
    Mathew R.
    1 November 2018 @ 21:53
    These are the kind of videos I like. Ie, besides do we prepare our portfolio for a recession
    • MT
      Mike T.
      4 November 2018 @ 12:20
      You could perhaps start the process of learning about short (selling) premium credit option trading. Takes about three months of daily study, not to become proficient, but to get to the point of realisation that short premium option trading is really powerful and hence the need to commit to further long term learning. However I don't believe there's anything of substance to be found on RV.
  • JB
    Johan B.
    3 November 2018 @ 14:01
    Perfectly clear!
  • RH
    Rick H.
    2 November 2018 @ 16:20
    Excellent. Thank you for the explanation and breaking down the details. Very helpful
  • MP
    Mirjam P.
    2 November 2018 @ 10:03
    I came to RealVision for insights about reasoning and methodology. Most of the macro pieces deliver while the more trading focused pieces sometimes fall short in that respect. Louis once again does a superb job, this is the gold standard.
    • LL
      Louis L. | Contributor
      2 November 2018 @ 12:02
      Thank you!
  • FK
    Firoze K.
    1 November 2018 @ 18:31
    Enjoyed that thanks.
  • TD
    Thomas D.
    1 November 2018 @ 17:58
    Very thoughtful.