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The Fed

The World's Two Most Legendary Traders Tipped Their Hand – Are You In?

These two legendary traders initiated massive bearish bets ahead of Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

This is no coincidence. Here's why - and how you can profit, too...

Trading Strategies

Record Highs Don't Mean Smooth Sailing

Despite hitting record highs, markets will remain volatile in the near term.

These five investing tactics will help you preserve (and build) your wealth in choppy seas...

Stocks

The Best Stock to Buy Now Before the Next Fed Rate Hike in 2016

The best stock to buy now will help mitigate losses in your portfolio from the next Fed rate hike. After the fallout from the last Fed rate hike, this stock actually gained 10% as the S&P 500 lost 10%.

And this stock could very well do that again...

Stocks

This Gun Stock Has Returned 5X the S&P 500 for a Reason You May Not Expect

Buying "what you know" used to be a fundamental underpinning of investment success. Now, it's a recipe for disaster.

As the performance of this gun stock shows, true investing success is all about "knowing" the real numbers.

In fact, understanding this company's fundamentals would have helped you beat the markets five times over...

Market Crash

Our Stock Market Predictions Show More Losses Ahead in 2016

It's true that global markets rallied last week, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has climbed 3.8% since Tuesday, Feb 16.

But our stock market predictions show more losses ahead. In fact, Money Morning Global Credit Strategist Michael E. Lewitt says investors should not be fooled by the strong performance of stocks last week.

Here's why the markets are falling and how to protect your money...

Stocks

Three Market-Crushing Tech Stocks for 2016

The S&P 500 declined around 1% in 2015, but the tech-centric Nasdaq Composite is up more than 5.5%. Plenty of my favorite tech stocks have performed spectacularly, in fact, dominating the market this year.

And 2016 already promises to be even better for this entire sector, as the new concepts that were on the drawing board in 2015 move to market reality to pack on bottom line profits in the new year.

So here's a special video report on three stocks - including one that will change medicine as we know it - that I believe every investor should buy now for 2016...

Retirement

The Biggest Retirement Mistake Investors Still Make and How to Fix It

The most common retirement strategy mainstream advisors give today is "buy a good index mutual fund and hold it forever." Buy and hold is the easiest strategy for a client to follow.

But as investors, a buy-and-hold approach to all your retirement assets is one of the biggest, most costly financial mistakes you can make.

Today I'll show you the value in taking a more active approach to retirement and give you a few better strategies to grow your nest egg...

Stock Market Today

S&P 500 Closes at New Record High Friday

The S&P 500 gained 8 points today to close at a new record high. The cause? Positive macro-economic forces spreading across Europe.

The Russia-Ukraine ceasefire, improved data on the German economy, and improving prospects for a Greek debt agreement pushed stocks higher.

Here are the top market stories from today - plus our new profit tip for investors...

Stock Market Today

S&P 500 Gains 31 Points Today to Erase 2015 Losses

The S&P 500 and other major benchmarks soared today on news the European Central Bank has launched a massive bond-purchasing program.

The ECB's stimulus package will clock in at 60 billion euros a month, up from the 50 billion euros a month many had anticipated. The bank also said it will keep interest rates unchanged.

Here are the other top stories from the stock market today…

Credit Rating Agencies

This Rating Agency Feels the Heat – and It's About Time

In February 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice slapped Standard & Poor's with a $5 billion civil suit.

The lawsuit charges the world's largest rating agency with egregiously rating residential mortgage-backed securities and related structured products it knew were garbage as AAA. And believe it or not, a lot of people bought it.

And now, some serious stuff, as in smoking-gun internal emails at S&P, has surfaced. Just get a load of this…