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Market Volatility Could Roar Back This Month

This August of 2016 was one of the most placid in market memory, a stark contrast to the record high volatility of August 2015, to say nothing of August's traditional volatility. But last month's markets traded in the tightest range ever, a trend we're still seeing in September.

But… as sure as your summer tan will fade to pale, the coming market volatility will turn you white with fear if you're not prepared.

Now, when most investors think about volatility they think about the VIX, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index. Often referred to as the "Fear Index," the VIX represents one measure of the market's expectations of volatility over the next 30 days.

And this upcoming 30 days – critical days for the market – could get extraordinarily rough.

Buckle up...

ETFs

Our Best Investments for 2016 Include This Market-Beating Winner

We recommended one of the best investments for 2016 back in April.

Since then, it's netted investors gains of 4%.

You see, this investment has a history of providing market-beating gains. And since the risk of this investment is minimal compared to the type of gains you can receive, we had to make sure it was on your radar...

Penny Stocks

Three Red Flags for Penny Stock Investors

Penny stocks are very popular, and the dream of finding the next great Microsoft, Facebook, or Netflix is alive and well in the minds of millions.

Finding successful penny stock investments is no different than finding other great investing opportunities… if you know what to look for and have the right risk tolerance and perspective.

Tiny micro-cap companies – penny stocks by any other name – can be fabulously profitable over time when done right.

And that, of course, is the allure. Here's what to look for when trying to find the most promising penny stocks...

Hot Stocks

One of the Best MLPs to Buy Today

Investing in master limited partnerships (MLPs) has long been known – and loved – as a reliable income source.

MLPs generate stable cash flow by charging user fees for the transportation of oil, gas, and other fuels through pipelines and other energy infrastructure.

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Tech Investing

Bank 200% Gains from My Recent Dinner Conversation

From the Editor: The gains potential here isn't quite as dramatic as the 1,000,000% growth story Michael's covering at Strategic Tech Investor. But a 200% potential gain is still very attractive. Here's Michael…

For the past 20 years, I've had regular conversations with one of the nation's top chemistry experts.

His name is Dr. Robert Fisher and he is a retired chemist who was also a researcher at the University of California, Berkeley for nearly 40 years.

The fact that he's also my father-in-law shouldn't dissuade you from hearing about the hellacious profit opportunity he clued me in on over dinner the other night.

It centers around an industry that I myself have been following since the late 1980s when I began writing about the Reagan-era defense buildup.

Gone, of course, from that time is the Soviet Union and the threat of a nuclear holocaust.

But what remains are a whole slew of miracle materials that scientists were experimenting with to help give the U.S. military a secret edge.

Today, these miracle materials touch nearly every aspect of our economy, from smartphones, to electric cars, computers, semiconductors, consumer electronics, and satellite communications.

In fact, they've now become so critical to the global economy, they're ready to unleash a $1 trillion windfall.

Investing Tips

How to Invest During Turbulent Times

Earlier this week (Monday), Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on Bloomberg TV to break down his method for how to invest during turbulent times.

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Stocks

Where to Invest as Central Banks Make this Unusual Move

You already know central banks have been boosting markets through loose monetary policies the past few years.

Now it looks like they'll move markets in another way – by pouring record amounts of money into buying equities.

The stunning revelation comes in a survey by Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (NYSE ADR: RBS) and CentralBanking.com. The survey reveals that 23% of the 60 central bank respondents are buying stocks or plan to do so in the next five years.

In fact, this marked the first time in the survey's nine-year history central bankers were asked whether they bought or planned to buy stocks.

While it's not the first time central banks have ever bought equities, it is the most aggressive purchasing they've done.

"This time around, they're not just throwing in the kitchen sink; they're throwing in the garage, a couch, the guitar, the dog, anything they can get their hands on," said Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald.

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Investing Tips

Where to Invest in 2013: What Jim Rogers is Most Optimistic About

If you're looking for where to invest in 2013, know that the best investment opportunities often come from areas that are out of favor, giving them large potential upside.

That is what successful contrarian investors such as Jim Rogers and others do. They look for investments where people are rushing out of the 'doors' – creating bargain prices, as opposed to investments where people are clamoring to get into – creating rich valuations.

So far in 2013, one sector where investors have been rushing out of is the entire commodity space. This has created opportunities for sharp-eyed investors.

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