Month: September 2016

The Fed Will Raise Rates by December 31 – Prepare for Profits Now

As you saw yesterday, Fed Chair Janet Yellen helped drive the markets down by announcing that there’s no fixed timetable for raising interest rates.

But with rates under 1% since since 2008, and with three FOMC voting members opposing the decision to hold rates steady for now, I see the next Fed rate hike happening by December 31st.

Now there are two different strategies you can use that offer the best protection for your portfolio…

The first helps you lock in steady income every month.

The second offers you unlimited profit potential – with limited risk.

And the best part is, it doesn’t matter if this is your first time trading or you’ve been trading for years – they’re both extremely easy to use.

So let’s get started.

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Use this “Ancient Rule” to Predict Every Market Pullback – Before it Even Happens

Amidst all the Fed commotion, you may have missed something pretty major that happened to a pretty major sector…

Prior to the FOMC meeting, gold had hit a two-week trading slump. But shortly after the announcement, it broke through several “resistance” levels, including the so-called “38.2” line, and posted the largest gains in the past two weeks.

Now we’ve talked about resistance lines before. But what you may not know is that everything you trade – gold, oil, stocks, bonds, even currencies – follows the same “rule” involving that line.

This rule can tell you when a pullback is forming in the markets.

It can tell you the percentage amount the markets will move.

It can even tell you how long that pullback will last.

And I’m going to show you exactly how to use it right now…

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You Can Still Cash in on Apple’s Record iPhone Sales – Here’s How

My inbox has been flooded by Apple headlines ever since the iPhone 7 was released on September 7 -yours probably has been, too.

After all, the stock rallied higher for 11.6% gains… in just one week.

That gave investors who already own the stock craving more. And those who didn’t are wishing they got in when they had the chance.

But the stock has fallen a bit from last week’s highs, leaving investors wondering if it’s too late to cash in on Apple.

Don’t worry… it’s not.

And here are three very different ways you can profit…

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These Three Industries Benefit the Most from an Interest Rate Hike

We all know that the FOMC meets on September 20 and September 21 to play the “to raise or not to raise interest rates” game. And there are a lot of officials at odds about it.

Boston Fed President, Eric Rosengren, has already made it crystal clear that he wants a rate hike – and soon – while others, like Fed Governor, Lael Brainard, disagree.

And on Monday, Brainard gave a speech stating that the case for raising rates is less compelling, citing concerns over the effects slowing global economies (such as China) could have on the U.S. economy.

But in the end, I’m going to be watching something completely different.

And if the Fed does agree to finally raise rates and actually sets a date to do so…

These three industries stand to gain the most.

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You Won’t Want These Stocks in Your Portfolio Come Fall

Right now, the biggest topic on everyone’s minds (aside from the Fed, of course), is volatility.

Now, we’ve been in a sideways trading range since the end of July and saw some nice gains on Monday.

But since 1950, September’s actually turned out to be a tough road to hoe for the markets.

In fact, the DJI has declined, on average, by 1.1% while the S&P 500 has averaged a drop of 0.7%. And if you look at the NASDAQ, you’ll see that since its inception in 1971, it too, has fallen on average by 1% every September.

So checking your holdings and cleaning out those stocks that could hurt you the most over the next few weeks has never been more important.

And don’t worry about figuring out which ones those are.

I’ve got the top 10 threats to your portfolio right here…

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America’s Favorite Soup is in Trouble – and This is the Best Time to Profit

One of my earliest childhood memories is eating a nice hot bowl of soup whenever I got sick or it was cold outside.

This soup, in particular, was a staple in my family’s kitchen, and I bet it was in yours too.

Now this company’s been around since 1869. However, its latest earnings report suggests that America could be falling out of love.

But contrary to what investors are thinking, it’s never been a better time to put your money on it.

And this is why…

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Newton Was Wrong… What Goes Up Doesn’t Always Come Down

As a novice trader back in the late ’80s, I used to sit with my Compaq computer in the loft of my small New Jersey home house in New Jersey when I first discovered charting patterns and indicators.

I also spent quite a bit of time in front of the TV watching then-called FNN (now CNBC). And the most popular trading “mantra” then was: buy low and sell high.

You may have heard this…

But I learned quickly that this doesn’t always hold true.

Actually, quite the opposite.

Here’s why…

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Hermine’s Not the Only Hurricane Gunning for Your Portfolio – Here’s How to Protect Yourself

I live on the Gulf Coast of Florida, right in the path of Hurricane Hermine. As I know well, the biggest risk of a hurricane isn’t actually the winds… it’s the flooding. So I’ve spent most of my week draining the pool, boarding up the house and patio, and of course, making sure my family’s got enough food and water to ride out the storm.

Even before it hits, this storm is already historic because we haven’t had a hurricane make landfall in Florida for 11 years now. In fact, some of my own neighbors don’t even know what it’s like to experience a hurricane and only know what they see on the news.

But there’s an even worse storm brewing… one that will affect all of us.

And the only way to beat it is to get prepared now.

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Why Putting Your Money in Foreign Stocks Could Actually Hurt You

An article hit from Motley Fool recently hit my inbox about investing 15% to 30% of your money in foreign stocks.

The reasons they cited for doing so were diversification, exposure to big-name brands outside of the U.S. (that aren’t listed on major U.S. stock exchanges), and exposure to economies growing faster than the U.S.

Now I’ve heard this all before – and I’m sure you have, too.

But there’s one reason they’re wrong.

And it’s a big one…

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