Month: August 2020

How Monday’s Dow Rebalancing Will Impact Your Portfolio

Every now and then, stock indices like the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rebalance themselves.

And on Tuesday, August 25th, the Dow Jones Industrial Average announced a major shakeup.

The major index is replacing three companies previously considered to be “blue chip” and replacing them with some “newer economic” stocks.

Now, these indices are constructed to create an average look at the overall stock market – and when component stocks no longer fit the bill, they get replaced.

But the loss of some of these top stocks has investors worried.

And the big question for investors remains: “How will this impact my portfolio?”

And I have the answer. Here are all the details on Monday’s Dow shake-up – and its effect on your money

One Stock, Two Strategies – Here’s the One That Came Out on Top

Last week, my brother-in-law and I both went bullish on the same stock.

Fast forward to one week later, and he’s down 10%…

But I’ve already cashed out for profits.

See, so much more goes into a trade than the underlying stock. What matters most is the strategy you use to place a trade. A stock can go up or down. At the end of the day, the strategy is what puts money in your pocket

The $75 Billion Sports Industry is Taking a Hit – Start Profiting on the Downside Now

In 2020, revenue from athletics in the U.S. was projected to be over $75 billion.

This was all before coronavirus took a hit on the world as we know it.

The 2020 Olympics has been postponed… which hasn’t happened since 1940 during World War II.

The Big-10 and PAC-12 just canceled their college football seasons in light of coronavirus developments with other conferences likely to follow.

MLB is being played in empty stadiums with crowd noise piped in and cardboard cutouts of fans in the stands.

The NBA has even gone so far as to create its own “bubble” with strict quarantine restrictions and no outside contact for the season.

Even the NFL, which is the biggest league by revenue in the U.S. bringing in an average of $13 billion a year, hasn’t announced any official plans on the season that is set to pick back up in a couple of weeks.

Sports used to be profit hotspots – there aren’t fans buying tickets or $10 hot dogs at games. There aren’t people spending money on jerseys or pay per view matches to see their favorite players in actions. And the sports world is seeing the impact.

Coronavirus social distancing guidelines have all but shut down sports, leaving not just leagues, but athletic companies gasping from the one-two punch of reduced revenues derived from sports.

But while these stocks are taking a hit, traders are reaping all the benefits.

Here’s how you can profit on the declining sports industry…

The Low-Risk Trade I Just Discovered Inside my Winnebago Van

A couple of weeks ago, my family and I packed up and hit the road to upstate New York.

That’s right – we drove the 1,500 miles up the east coast from Florida…

And we did it in a van.

“Van life” has become a trending topic on social media since before COVID-19 even began. And I had to see what all the fuss was about.

So today, I’m coming to you from my Winnebago Boldt, a 23-foot long van that doubles as a second home. And let me tell you – I can do just about anything in here

Six Renewable Energy Stocks to Watch as Oil Declines

35 years ago, oil was selling for around $30 a barrel. In July 2008, it hit an all-time high of $147.27 – and since then, it’s been in a 12-year, albeit choppy, downtrend.

In April 2020, it hit an all-time low and even traded negative for a day.

Today, the commodity sits at $42 a barrel.

So much has happened this year that the oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia that caused the 65% quarterly fall in prices seems to have been mostly forgotten about.

As top oil companies search for alternative ways to make money, the answer is clear: renewable resources.”

The world’s seventh largest oil company, BP PLC (NYSE: BP), with a $78 billion market cap, recently announced that it will pump the brakes on oil and gas production and pour billions of dollars into clean energy.

It seems that BP sees “the writing on the wall.” Just ask the company’s chairman, Helge Lund. He expects that the demand for fossil fuels will fall by 75% over the next 30 years, and he’s not going to let BP get left behind.

With fossil fuels headed down, globally, we are seeing an increase the demand for renewable energy. In the U.S. alone in 2018, 11% of energy consumption was renewable. This is expected to grow by a whopping 24% in the next ten years.

Climate change is causing people to look at cleaner energy options, and big oil companies are feeling the heat.

Gas giant Saudi Aramco used to be the largest company in the world. Now, it has fallen behind Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL). The stock price has dropped over 6% this year with plummeting oil prices.

So, is it time to dump oil stocks?

Not completely. We can still profit on energy – we just need to shift our thinking.

Here are six opportunities to profit on renewable energy…

Bank Over 150% by Labor Day with This Holiday Trading Strategy

Labor Day is less than a month away – and the end-of-summer holiday could be your ticket to a 150%-plus profit.

See, every time the market closes, we undergo something I call the holiday pattern. And this pattern presents a profit opportunity that the market only sees nine times a year.

Now, there are only three days left that you can play this pattern in 2020…

And Labor Day’s pattern starts now.

Profit on this “Bigger Than Tesla” Competitor Before Its IPO

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Back in my day, the electric car was a thing of the future.

It was up there with hover boards and jet packs – something you like to daydream about and draw on construction paper, but nothing you thought would ever be plausible.

And now, here we are… it’s 2020, and electric cars are taking over the automotive industry.

BloombergNEF just reported that electric vehicles will account for 10% of global passenger sales in 2025. That number is expected to jump to 28% in 2030 and 58% in 2040.

And it’s not just cars… 67% of city busses, 47% of mopeds and motorcycles, and 24% of light commercial vehicles will be electric by 2040 as well.

Needless to say, this technology is growing… and fast.

Now, we’ve seen how lucrative this business can be. I mean, Tesla just reached the highest market cap in the automotive industry, clocking in at a crisp $281 billion.

So, the assumed answer as to how to play this “electric car extravaganza” is to buy TSLA stock. That could very well be a great long-term play, but TSLA has already left the station. It’s one of the most expensive stocks on the market, trading north of $1,500 per share.

So of course, the $1 million question… what company is “the next TSLA?”

Well, I have the answer. And you can find it right here

Supercharge Your Stock Returns During August’s Profit Wave

The economy seems to be one big conflicting story right now.

COVID-19 cases are more rampant than ever before, with 4.8 million infected across the country. The 2020 presidential election is getting closer and closer. Tensions between the U.S. and China are mounting…

Yet, volatility remains low. Stocks closed Monday in the green, the Dow notching over 200 points.

Here’s the thing – thanks to the market’s current movement, there is an absolute ton of money to be made out there. In fact, there’s a phenomenon going on right now that I’ve only seen three times in my life…