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How to Defeat Wall Street's Secret Weapon

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For most investors, the relationship between investing and profits seems simple enough. You buy low, sell high, and your portfolio grows - or so goes the story.

In reality, success ultimately comes down to defeating Wall Street's secret weapon: something called "Gambler's Ruin."

Understanding what it is and how to beat it will give you an edge other investors would pay dearly to have. Not one in 250,000 understands it.

The difference between heartache and success comes down to this concept, so here's what you need to know...

How to Invest in Stocks During 2016's Extreme Volatility

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Global markets have been extremely volatile in 2016, leaving many investors wondering how to invest in stocks right now.

That's why we turned to Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald for the answer. He's a seasoned market analyst with more than 30 years of global experience in the markets.

But first, here's why the markets are so turbulent...

How to Stay in This Market When Everyone Else Is Running Away

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This stock market in 2016 is sending investors running away, and the FOMC meeting today will address that.

I know the markets are tough right now. There are millions of investors who are rightfully concerned about their portfolios, their investments, and frankly, their financial future.

Here's what you need to keep in mind...

Your Complete Bear Market 2016 Investing Guide

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen 12.4% from its May highs, and Money Morning experts anticipate more volatility ahead in 2016.

That’s why they’ve compiled their complete bear market investing guide for 2016…

Here’s how you can protect your money, and even profit, during a bear market in 2016…

These Two Words Explain All You Need to Know About the Stock Market Sell-Off

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Understanding this stock market sell-off may sound little more than academic at this point. Who cares why something happened? You want to know what to do now.

But you can't go on the offensive - you can't make the right moves - without first understanding the sell-off.

And to understand its most basic elements, you really only need to know two words. So, let's get cracking...

Three "Open Source" Investing Strategies to Start Using Today

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More and more tech companies are building their success by going "open source." With these platforms, they're saving money, running their business more efficiently... and raking in the profits.

In fact, there are three open-source investing strategies that you can use every day to improve your skill set, find winning stocks, know when to cut your losses - and enjoy peace of mind.

These three strategies will improve your odds of crushing the market not just in 2016, but in the years to come. Take a look - they're free...

Here's How Low the S&P 500 Could Go in This Bear Market

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The bear market deepened last week as investors sold everything that wasn't tied down that had the faintest tinge of risk associated with it - stocks, commodities, junk bonds, you-name-it.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 358 points or 2.2% to close below 16,000 at 15,988.08 while the S&P 500 fell 42 points or 2.17% to close under 1900 at 1880.33.

But losses could get even steeper from here...

How to Invest in 2016: Follow These 8 Trends

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With the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq all starting 2016 with declines of at least 6%, Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald has developed a strategy for how to invest during the volatility of 2016.

According to Fitz-Gerald, it’s more important than ever to focus on his eight favorite market trends.

That's because they'll make investors money even during periods of high volatility...

This Approach Could Make You "Templeton Rich"

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There's extreme value in being an investor who's willing to "zig" when the rest of the masses are "zagging."

No one proves that point better than the legendary investor I'm going to tell you about today.

His strategy and approach are so effective, in fact, that our Chief Investment Strategist, Keith Fitz-Gerald, is using it right now on three stocks that should prove to be among the smartest Contrarian investing moves of this year - and beyond.

And you're going to be able to participate, too...

How to Start Investing: Begin with These Top Guides

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With the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling more than 5% to start 2016, new investors have plenty of questions about how to start investing now.

The first thing investors need to remember is that even when the markets are volatile, there is plenty of profit to be had.

That's why Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald has shared his top guides for those wondering how to start investing in 2016...

Play These 3 Companies to Get the Biggest Profits from CES 2016

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One of the first important investing events of the year is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which kicked off yesterday in Las Vegas.

CES is a dream world for tech fanatics. For investors and traders, it's a quick way to find growth in public companies.

So here are my top three picks to bet on from this year's CES, and the best way to maximize profits on each trade...

Why 2016 Will Be So Volatile

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Predicting market performance in any given year is a lot like predicting heavyweight fights; you assess each fighter's history, weigh it against their opponent, read the "tale of the tape," and put your money down on the line.

For 2016, my market prediction is the same as Mr. T's Clubber Lang from "Rocky III": Pain!

Asset classes and markets all over the world will get a heaping helping of extreme volatility.

Here's why 2016 will be so volatile, and what to do.

Get Protection and Profits in 2016 with This Easy ETF Strategy

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There's no doubt 2015 was one of the most volatile years in recent history.

But here's the thing... I believe 2016 could be even rougher.

We haven't even seen the sell-off I'm predicting yet; it's likely to make the plunge we saw on Aug. 24, 2015, look like a kiddie ride.

Just as there's nothing solid or healthy underpinning the stock market gains we're seeing now, there will be nothing to catch investors who aren't prepared to trade this volatility - just a long, deep drop.

There's no bottom in sight, but the good news is there's one easy way to trade just about everything the market is likely to throw at you this year.

Here's what we should do...

The Best Investing Books to Read and Share in 2016

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What you do every day has a major impact on your wealth. Reading, in particular, is a "rich habit," according to author Thomas Corley, who spent five years studying the lives of rich people and poor people.

Reading provides three key elements successful investors need: mental stimulation, knowledge, and stress reduction. All help you form new brain pathways called synapses while strengthening existing mental connections.

And each one of these eight investing books will help you get a profitable head start on 2016.

Three Red Flags for Penny Stock Investors

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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...