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    In journalism circles, there's an axiom that tells writers that it's usually better to "show" than to "tell."

    It's a nifty bit of wisdom that I've shared with dozens of young writers through the years.

    In this Private Briefing report, I'm taking my own advice.

    Yesterday, we told you that that high-yielding dividend stocks were one of the best ways to navigate this whipsaw market.

    Today we're going to show you just how powerful one particular dividend play can be.

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How to Get a Piece of Wall Street Profits Without the Wall Street Corruption

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There's simply no limit to how far Wall Street will go to make a buck.

It's no wonder. With corporate offenses and "bad behavior" routinely going unpunished, perpetrators have developed a sense of immunity.

But just weeks ago there was an indictment in a case of alleged manipulation of commodities futures.

It's the first ever federal prosecution for "spoofing," a tactic I recently discussed.

While we wait to see if it either sets the tone for a wider crackdown or proves to be little more than a slap on the wrist, we can also take the opportunity to profit.

Here's how we're going to play a non-bank investment against a rigged services industry...

How to Profit from the Biggest IPO Ever

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If you couldn't get a piece of the largest IPO in history a couple of weeks ago, you weren't alone.

The Alibaba IPO will go down as the greatest wealth opportunity of a generation - but only about 4% of the $25 billion worth of stock went to individual investors.

Here's how to profit from Alibaba's huge profit stream at a nearly 50% discount from the stock's current price - and at a much lower level of risk...

How to Trade After a Market Reversal

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The markets fell hard yesterday (Thursday), in the biggest one-day drop so far this year. Traders kept their fingers on the sell button pretty much all day. The Dow tumbled 335 points, the S&P 500 Index got shellacked 41 points, and the tech-laden Nasdaq lost 90 points.

Yet this is NOT a "run for the hills" moment. Instead, it's a fantastic short-term trading opportunity.

Here's how to trade after a market reversal...

Forget What the "Analysts" Say, Both of These Omens Mean Big Profits

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It's been 14 trading sessions since the financial media was abuzz with the fact that the Russell 2000 Index experienced a Death Cross. That is to say its 50-day simple moving average (SMA) trended below its 200-day SMA. The coverage was all about why the Death Cross spelled impending doom for small-cap stocks and, by extension, the entire stock market.

In fact, in all of the Death Cross commentary I saw on television and read on the Internet there was no mention of historical performance after a Death Cross. None! Just a lot of hyperbole about why we should be concerned.

Indeed, instead of even the most basic statistics, all the well-spoken analysts, well-dressed pundits, and market commentators just kept showing chart screenshots of the current market condition as a reason why we should all hunker down for a correction.

Basically, a sample set of one.

And as you remember from Statistics 101, a sample set of one means absolutely nothing! It's not's even really a set because a set implies at least two data points.

The lack of statistical support raised quite a few questions about the actual performance of stocks following instances of a Death Cross the Golden Cross - when the 50-day SMA trends above the 200-day SMA.

So, I took it upon myself to do myth-busting, and what I found has startling lucrative implications for every savvy investor.

Indeed, my test results suggest some actions that will set us up for a profitable ride ahead... Full Story

How to Invest in Wearable Tech with Just One Power Play

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Wearable tech is expected to grow 78.4% through the end of 2018. If we want to get on the road to wealth that tech provides, then this is a sector we must cash in on.

But I don't want us to get hurt by messing with risky stocks.

That's why today I'm going to show you how to invest in wearable tech - the entire sector - with a single investment that offers both safety and big profits...

Add Easy "Muscle" to Your Returns

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Former Fidelity Magellan Fund manager Peter Lynch used to tell investors to "buy what you know."

It's good advice.

Granted, you may not be able to do that with every investment you make.

But if you look for as many opportunities as possible to employ this philosophy, chances are you'll end up adding some real muscle to your portfolio.

Here's why I was thinking about Lynch, who shared his investing philosophies with millions of individual investors in such runaway best-sellers as One Up On Wall Street...

How to Invest in the U.S. Navy's New Futuristic, Electricity-Powered Destroyer

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The newest Navy ships, such as the U.S.S. Zumwalt, are really giant electric generators.

The Zumwalt, a 600-foot destroyer, has four diesel generators that make enough electricity to propel the $3 billion, 15,000-ton ship to speeds of 12 knots before using its conventional gas turbine engines.

Here’s how to invest in this cutting-edge defense technology…

How to Invest in the Best Minds in Silicon Valley in Just One Move

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A quiet revolution is sweeping the top ranks of tech's biggest companies. In the past three years, 10 top global tech companies have announced new CEOs.

Today I'm going to show you how to invest in the 11 members (Oracle takes up two slots) of this New Guard for a price well below what many of these stocks cost.

This investment has already thrashed the overall market by 46.5% so far this year...

Taking Profits in a $1.5 Quadrillion Bubble

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Many experts claim we're not in a bubble economy because they can't see the "bubble."

Why is beyond me.

The bubble is so enormous that any serious bailout attempt would have to encompass the entire shootin' match, or roughly $600 trillion to $1.5 quadrillion ($1,500,000,000,000,000) in order for it to work.

That's the total estimated amount of outstanding derivatives, credit default swaps, and exotics outstanding according to various industry sources.

I say estimated because nobody actually knows for sure, as the derivatives markets remain almost entirely unregulated.

And, that's why the well-intentioned but completely misguided onesey-twosey's bailouts and Band-Aids we've seen so far won't cut it despite the fact that they're already into the trillions of dollars.

I say this because, despite what most politicians and central bankers think, we are not staring at a series of independent bubbles blown into the wind, but a single, massive all-encompassing monster bubble that surrounds us all.

But don't abandon the ship yet. We can get through and take our profits at the appropriate time; all it takes is a little moxie and a steady game plan like this one...

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(Other) Investors Will Hate You for Using This Investment Strategy

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In the past couple of weeks, we've been seeing record highs in the markets nearly every day.

However, we saw a pretty scary headline earlier this week about the Nasdaq Composite Index.

On Monday, Bloomberg reported that nearly half of the stocks in the tech-centric Nasdaq have declined 20% from their highs of the past 12 months - putting them in "bear territory."

Now this decline is mostly in small caps, which I don't cover in Strategic Tech Investor.

However, Nasdaq small caps are not the only place we're seeing jitters in the overall market.

Even with interest rates so low and the economy steadily improving, many nervous investors - worried about a correction - are selling off.

Whenever there's this sort of negative noise in the air, I tell you it's not a time to sell - but a profit opportunity for tech investors.

So, today I want to share with you three strategies designed to turn market declines to your financial advantage.

With them, you'll leave the nervous sellers in the dust...

Don't Let Media "Noise" Drown Out True Value

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Signs of overvaluation and "irrational exuberance" abound in the market, and not surprisingly, it is most often seen in the run-up of stocks with which we have daily familiarity.

We hear incessantly of Facebook and Twitter - when not checking them ourselves.

That lends some validity to the exuberance, as a ubiquitous presence in our lives can feel like a lock for growth potential, or permanence in the marketplace beyond challenge.

The tech sector as a whole has the ability to deliver tremendous returns - we've seen it often - which makes it all the more critical to use a few tools to screen out stocks of perceived value so we can invest in the true winners... Full Story

If You Own Only One Investment, Make Sure This Is It

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For a change of pace today I wanted to tell you a personal story.

Twenty years ago, when I was working as a business reporter in upstate New York and covering Eastman Kodak Co. for Gannett Newspapers, I decided it was time to start saving for a house.

So I concocted a plan.

I wasn't exactly getting rich as a journalist, but I was doing okay. Even so, I knew I'd need an actual plan that I could commit to if I really was going to amass the needed down payment.

My plan was simple. In the years that followed, every time my bosses gave me a raise, I started a new mutual fund.

By the time I got a job at The Baltimore Sun in 1998 - and Robin and I moved to Maryland - I had more than $25,000 set aside from this plan and some other money I'd saved. And we could start looking for our first house.

I also learned a valuable lesson: A little discipline can take you a long way.

I was thinking about this the other day when Radical Technology Profits Editor Michael Robinson and I were talking about the "one investment you should never sell."

It's a perfect investment for house down payments, college funds, retirement, a vacation house, a boat, or the cruise of a lifetime - in short, the kind of big-ticket purchases that come along a couple times during a lifetime.

Let's take a look...

Let the "Big Boys" Do the Legwork and Take Bigger Gains for Yourself

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Regardless of what the loudmouthed know-it-all in the locker room thinks, retail investors (that's code for you and me) don't have much of an impact on stock prices.

It might be fun to think that buying 100 shares of Apple Inc. is somehow part of some larger force of collective wisdom pushing stock prices higher - but with average liquidity of nearly $5 billion (in AAPL shares) the only players with enough might to make the stock move are the big boys - institutional buyers.

When I say institutional buyers, I'm referring to mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds, and insurance companies.

It's nearly impossible for a stock to deliver a huge upside run without the deep-pocketed firepower of institutional buying - and that's why it's so important to look for clues indicating they're building positions and scooping shares.

After all, wouldn't you rather go sailing with the wind doing the work rather than paddling back to shore?

I know I sure would. And here's how we can...

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