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Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Climbs as Traders Celebrate Jobs Report

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today is climbing because traders are optimistic about the U.S. economy.

The Labor Department reported on Friday 255,000 new jobs were created last month, beating expectations of 180,000.

But that's not the only story you need to know today- here's all the important stock market information to get you ready for August 8...

Stocks

The 3 Best Stocks to Buy Now in the $21.8 Billion Virtual Reality Sector

The best stocks to buy now are strong companies developing products and content for virtual reality (VR).

By 2020, the VR market is projected to reach $21.8 billion in sales.

The future capabilities of VR are going to change the world. And these are the three companies that will earn the most money in this emerging market...

stocks

Why We're Still Avoiding WMT Stock Despite Today's Major Acquisition News

The WMT stock price has gained nearly 1% today on some big acquisition news.

Reports say that Wal-Mart plans to acquire online retailer Jet.com.

Despite the news, there's one reason we're avoiding Wal-Mart stock in 2016...

Global Markets

World Leaders Will Use G20 to Whine About Donald Trump Instead of Fixing Economies

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew won't be quiet at the G20 Summit this weekend.

Not with Donald Trump as the GOP nominee.

In fact, we're expecting trash talk galore...

stocks

Why Marijuana Legalization Will Bring Massive Profits to Investors in 2016

With 25 states and Washington, D.C., on board, marijuana legalization is spreading like wildfire across the country.

Still, few investors understand the massive profit potential of the marijuana market.

Here are some numbers that will show you just how big this market will become by 2020...

commodities

One of the Market's Juiciest Takeover Targets Just Might Solve World Hunger, Too

By the time you're done reading this one sentence, roughly 20 people will have been born. In fact, around 200,000 new babies will have joined us by midnight tonight, mostly in the global East, where economic growth, along with the population, of course, is far outpacing that of the global West.

That's obviously a lot of hungry mouths to feed. The difference is that now, thanks to that economic growth, there's an increasing amount of wealth with which to buy food – and quality food, at that.

One thing that isn't increasing, however, is the amount of arable farmland on the planet. That's actually shrinking fast.

And so one of the world's most pressing challenges is the need to dramatically improve crop yields across every possible square foot. Solving this challenge is the single biggest focus in farming today.

The company I want to tell you about today is in the best possible position to profit as it helps meet the challenge head on.

The company is paying a $0.25 dividend on August 2, it's true, but there are some very good reasons why this company could be bought in the near future...

Election

Why the Bill Clinton Economy "Boom" Is a Dangerous Myth

The Bill Clinton economy of the late 1990s is suddenly an issue in the 2016 campaign.

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has promised to put the former president in charge of the economy should she be elected.

The only trouble is, the magic of the Bill Clinton economy is a myth.

Here's why Bill Clinton had less to do with the 1990s economic boom than many think - and how he instead sowed the seeds of two stock market crashes...

Global Markets

Negative Interest Rates Are Still Dangerous Despite Japan's GDP Growth

The Japanese economy grew in Q1 2016, but negative interest rates could cause long-term issues for the world's third-largest economy.

You see, central banks are making dangerous assumptions about negative-interest-rate policies facilitating economic growth and recovery.

And if more countries adopt these short-sighted policies, we could be on the verge of an economic collapse. Here's why negative interest rates are so dangerous...

Washington

Washington's Agenda Shatters Another American Dream and Sets Up Savvy Investors for More Profits

Flawed economic policy is killing the American Dream and, with it, the retirement hopes of millions of investors. Thankfully, though, not yours.

Here's how the government's latest move actually makes way for bigger profits - and what to buy when you see it repeat the same mistakes...

Washington

Congress' Trillion-Dollar Budget Crisis No One Is Talking About

There's a looming budget crisis involving America's defense program – what's known as the "nuclear triad."

No one's talking about it.

But it's going to cost U.S. taxpayers big – as in "trillions of dollars" big.

Here's what you need to know about this unnecessary modernization and where all that money will likely go...