A lot’s happened this week to really drag down U.S. stocks. Between an unsurprisingly poor earnings performance by the latest round of retailers, like Macy’s and JC Penny, and constant new developments breaking out of Washington, it’s no surprise that people are feeling uneasy about putting (and keeping) their money in the markets.
But it’s also a great opportunity to turn this uncertainty into profits.
You just need to know which, of the nearly 4,000 stocks out there, are the easiest – and fastest – ones to “cash out.”
And I’ve got the list right here…
Janet Yellen was hawkish in last Wednesday’s Fed meeting and even referred to the slowed economic growth in the first quarter as “transitory.”
Translation – no big deal.
So while they’re holding interest rates steady for now, you’re looking at more than a 90% chance of another interest rate hike on June 13, when the Fed meets again.
Now higher interest rates could affect everything from your mortage and credit card payments to the equities in your portfolio.
But here’s how you can protect yourself…
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading at historic highs for the first time since it broke 21,000 in March. The NASDAQ has also broken to new highs, thanks in part to positive earnings reports for many of its larger-weighted stocks.
Despite these highs right now, history tells us that between now and the end of October, we’ll see declining or flat markets.
But one particular sector offers two advantages that makes it an optimal addition to your portfolio right now.
And it’s virtually “market proof…”
Credit Suisse recently released a report stating that over 8,600 brick and mortar stores could close their doors by the end of this year. That’s 2,437 more closures than in 2008 – at the onset of the Great Recession.
So it’s not surprising to hear so many of the pundits telling investors to dump their retail stocks.
What is surprising – and disturbing – is that they’re not telling you about profits you could make in the short term.
In fact, there’s an easy, low-risk way to play even the worst of the retail stores …
And this strategy could give you unlimited cash.
You’re looking at a major shift in the stock market come Monday.
It’ll happen because most investors will make a decision that they think is best for their portfolios.
But it’s not.
In fact, it could be the single worst mistake they’ll make this entire year – and could cost them seven months of profits.
I don’t want that to happen to you.
So here’s how to avoid it…
In 10 days, the final round of the French Presidential election will take place between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen.
Now the markets are clearly betting on a Macron win.
But no matter the outcome, this election could be huge for your portfolio…
If you play it right.
And here are two ways to do just that…
When we spoke on Wednesday, I mentioned that I’d show you the best way to play Apple in light of its upcoming earnings announcement on May 2.
What I didn’t tell you, though, is that your best profit opportunity’s actually got nothing to do with earnings at all.
In fact, you could make the most on Apple by waiting until this date…
The Dow took a hit yesterday, dropping 100 points, after Goldman Sachs (GS) missed earnings expectations. Now this came as a major surprise to analysts and Wall Street – but more importantly, to anyone sitting and waiting to take profits on a seemingly easy trading opportunity.
And that’s exactly what I want to talk to you about…
The biggest threat to your portfolio during earnings is an unexpected result – like GS yesterday.
But the solution is actually quite simple.
And it has the power to deliver unlimited profits – on each and every trade…
When we spoke last weekend, I mentioned that earnings – not the poor jobs report – would be the number one driver of volatility in the financial sector.
Now Citigroup, JPMorgan, and Wells Fargo just kicked off earnings for the big banks by beating expectations.
But as I told CNBC yesterday, here’s why you should stay away from one of them…
On Monday, Tesla (TSLA) hit its 52-week high – just one week after becoming the most valuable automaker in America.
It’s not the only one, though. There are actually 126 stocks trading at or near all-time highs.
But don’t worry about figuring out which ones to add to your portfolio right now…
These eight are the cream of the crop.