Just when we thought we were done with 2020… we got 2020 2.0.
I’m talking about the Delta variant, of course – the new, more contagious, twice as infectious strain of COVID-19 that now makes up 83% of new cases in the U.S.
To be clear, nobody knows if COVID-19 will return to 2020 peak levels. However, even the prospect of things getting worse before they get better again is enough to move the markets.
We already have proof of that.
On July 8, 2021, Japan issued a national state of emergency in Tokyo to span through the completion of the Olympics due to a surge in COVID-19 cases. The S&P 500 dropped 1.5%+ in response.
Last Friday and this Monday saw the S&P 500 drop 3% with COVID-19 surge news.
Tuesday, the S&P 500 bounced with a rise in bond yields.
The markets are jumpy – and any further negative Delta variant news will likely drop them.
That means a lot of volatility. And volatility spells opportunity for us.
Here’s a fast-moving “Delta” play that could make you 500% in the next month…
“It’s that time of year, where the world falls in love. Every stock you see seems to… GAP BIG!”
Yes, it’s Christmas in July with earnings season now upon us. Hands down, earnings is the best catalyst of consistent and tradeable patterns. If you know how to trade them, you can drop some Christmas cheer right in your trading account any time of the year.
Earnings are concentrated in January and every three months after. Do the math and you’ll discover that July is one of the months with a concentration of earnings announcements.
And this July features a few especially juicy ones.
In fact, today I’m going to give you a sneak peek at a couple of the earnings trades I’m featuring in Operation Surge Strike this month…and show you exactly when and how to profit.
Here’s what to do…
How We Look “Between The Gaps” to Find Precise Earnings Profits
Every listed company in the stock market must announce earnings every 3 months. With the analyst community looking at the financial data of companies with a magnifying glass, the slightest over or under performance can lead to gaps in the stock price immediately after the announcement.
Stocks gap at earnings all the time. Here are a few from last earnings period:
As traders, we strive to win 100% of the time…
But in this business, even the best of the best inevitably lose sometimes.
So last week, I explained my strategy to fix losing trades without adding extra cost or risk.
And this week, I’m back with part two – answering your most asked questions so that you’re ready to fix the sore spots in your portfolio.
Check it out here…
Tom Gentile here.
Until 2020, “SPAC” was practically considered a dirty word to serious investors.
Yet over the last year and half, some of America’s top startups and private businesses have made the jump onto the stock market thanks to their partnerships with such organizations.
Many others are in talks to do the same, including personal finance giant SoFi and DNA test company 23andMe.
To fully illustrate just how far this shift has come, look back in 2009… There was only one single SPAC active at the time – and today, there are nearly 550!
I’m sure you’ve heard about this SPAC boom by now…
Meme stock? What’s a meme stock? That’s what I said when I first heard the term.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “meme” as:
- An idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture.
- An amusing or interesting item (such as a captioned picture or video) or genre of items that is spread widely online especially through social media.
If you’ve ever been on Facebook or any other social media platform, you’ve seen memes. And probably shared a few yourself.
This week, I want to show you my preferred strategy for trading stocks like AMC and GME.
You may have noticed that most of the folks who made money on AMC got in before Labor Day.
And since then, apart from a few tiny bumps, nearly everyone else has been eating losses.
That’s why, in my latest video, I’m revealing how I minimize risk while grabbing a bite of these high-volume surges.
Sometimes, it’s hard to know where to even begin with meme stocks.
So let me give you a few quick profit pointers right here…
“Curb your enthusiasm.” Easy to say, hard to do!
At the end of the day, enthusiasm moves stocks. Meme stocks like AMC Entertainment (NYSE: AMC) and Blackberry (NYSE: BB) rocketed up as the Reddit community all banded together and bought these dumpster stocks with great eagerness.
Back in the late 90s, investor enthusiasm for tech stocks was so rampant and reckless that Fed Chair Alan Greenspan coined the term “irrational exuberance”. I’m quite certain that Alan would deem the rash of Meme stock enthusiasm “irrational”.
That’s how we humans roll. We tend to overreact. Terms like “FOMO” (Fear of Missing Out) have even been coined to describe trader humanity. FOMO drove Bitcoin up 850% from $6,890 to its all-time high of $65,520 in a year without any real rationale behind the move.
Traders can also be enthusiastic about dumping stocks… like Bitcoin, which dropped over 50% from its all-time high in a month. It happens with stocks. It happens with real estate. It happens in anything we humans invest in.
Enthusiasm can be based on hard data like earnings. It can also be purely emotional. It can be both.
The bottom line is it doesn’t matter what the source of the enthusiasm is. Either way, if we can detect the sentiment and ride the wave, we can cash in.
And that’s a much harder science then you might initially think…
Let me show you exactly how I translate emotion into cold, hard cash – and give you a couple of the names I’m looking at…
Here’s the “No-Fail” Tool I Use to Spot Upward Movement
Tom Gentile here.
When a trade’s volume surges, we strike… or at least check out what’s happening.
You see, our job as traders is to identify the right moment to enter a position.
And in saying that, I’m not telling you to wager a random guess based on how you think a position will move…
I’m talking about using tools and strategies to identify your probability of success.
And two factors that often sets off smoke signals about a trade’s growing momentum include volume and open interest.
That’s why in this week’s video, I’m covering how you can scan for all the signals using my brand-new tool.
Check out the full story here…
Following typical annual trends, mid-June has once again brought on the summer slump.
With such little news coming out of D.C., I’m cautiously optimistic that we’ll see slow – but fairly steady – growth over the summer.
Now, don’t get me wrong – just because the market is sluggish doesn’t mean there isn’t money to be made.
What’s the name of that popular precious metal again? You know, the one that humans have fought and died for over millennia? The one with a limited world supply that could be contained in two Olympic-sized swimming pools and that many investors gobble up as safe investments? Oh yeah! GOLD! That’s it!
Mankind has had a love affair with gold for millennia. Although it is estimated by the US Geological Survey (usgs.gov) that 244,000 metric tons of gold have been recovered to date and with approximately 3,000 tons of new gold mined each year, to be clear the supply is limited. Demand is high and will only get higher as the world’s population increases by over 1% per year.
To be fair, gold has been a dark horse for awhile. It hasn’t been occupying much media space since Covid-19 graced the scene.
But…stealthily….gold has been on the rise for months now.
Ever since the shine started to wear off the bitcoin bubble, that speculative cash has been pouring quietly back into safe havens.
And now is the perfect time for all you gold bugs to get a piece….