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Wall Street

Here's the Size of the Scam the Fed and U.S. Companies Are Pulling on Us

Stocks have been on a tear. After looking weak in February, they've soared close to 13% in a matter of weeks.

So why does it all feel like a magic trick? Why isn't the market rally giving investors any solid feelings? Why is everyone so nervous?

I'll tell you what's going on, who's responsible, and what you need to do now. Let's get started...

Market Crash

Why This Rally Reminds Me of 2008

It seemed for a minute that reality would bring some semblance of market-pricing to U.S. and global markets, because it's much needed.

But then central banks stepped in… again. I knew they would.

No, I'm not surprised that, all around the world, central banks continue to manipulate market-moving pawns across a chess board. And by pawns I don't mean economies, I mean equity market prices for banks, bank debt, and sovereign debt.

What is surprising is how blatant central bankers are becoming about the manipulation.

Under these conditions, the market – let's call it the "Extend and Pretend Market" – has some big opportunities and some pitfalls for investors.

So let's have a look at what's in store...

Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Adds 120 Points on Healthcare Boost

Why did the Dow Jones Industrial Average gain 120 points today?

Here's how the stock market did today, earnings reports, the top stock market news, and stocks to watch based on today's market moves…

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Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Up as Oil Prices Rise

Find out what's ahead for the stock market today.

Get your update on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, stocks to watch, the biggest stock market news, and today's best profit plays.

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Market Crash

Negative Interest Rates Could Cause the Next Crash

Negative Interest rates – a policy move that was once unthinkable for central banks – is quickly becoming the new normal to combat tepid economic growth.

Already, many European countries have switched to negative rates. Even U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has toyed with the idea of using negative rates to fight the next recession in the United States.

Negative-interest-rate policy (NIRP) charges banks for holding money at central banks. Over time, that cost is supposedly passed down to bank customers by penalizing them for keeping savings. The overall idea is to encourage consumer spending...

Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Down After Fed Delays Rate Hikes

Find out what's ahead for the stock market today.

Get your update on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, stocks to watch, the biggest stock market news, and today's best profit plays.

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Market Crash

3 Signs a Stock Market Crash Could Be Coming in 2016

U.S. markets have logged four consecutive weeks of gains, but investors shouldn't get too comfortable. In fact, we've spotted three signs a stock market crash could be coming in 2016…

But before we get to the stock market crash warning signs, here's what has been pushing markets higher...

Trading Strategies

This Indicator Has Racked Up Huge Profits for Investors Who Caught It

FOX Business Network host Stuart Varney cut right to the chase recently, asking me within seconds of the market opening:

"What specific strategies can our viewers use to make a lot of money really fast in today's markets?"

"Two things," I replied.

You short the weakest companies – meaning you bet on them going down – and you buy the strongest companies because they've got what's needed to survive turbulent market conditions.

But, today, I want to tell you what I couldn't say on TV.

Right now I'm watching a key technical indicator we've seen only do what it's doing now twice in the past 22 years. What's more, this same indicator has heralded radically different market conditions than most investors expect both times it's appeared.

And some whopping profits for investors who recognized it, too.

Today I want to tell you what "it" is and share a company that's poised for profits as a result.

Here's what you need to know...

Global Markets

How the ECB Interest Rate Cut Will Affect U.S. Stocks

Another ECB interest rate cut is coming after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi unveiled his most daring stimulus package yet today (Thursday).

Part of this package is another ECB interest rate cut that will affect U.S. stocks. The cut will hurt some U.S. companies and help others.

But before we get to that, let's look at what Draghi's stimulus package entails....

Market Crash

This Will Make the Next Stock Market Crash as Bad as 2008

We're facing the prospect of a stock market crash as bad as the one we suffered through eight years ago – and it's the fault of governments the world over.

The 2008 financial crisis chopped about 56% from the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. And in an effort to stop the bleeding, governments simply laid the groundwork for a 2016 stock market crash.

This economic dynamite, quiet while the fuse burns, will go off at some point. And here's what happens then...