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    Last Monday, I shared a chart with Money Map Report subscribers and suggested they may want to batten down the hatches because I saw a 30- to 40-point drop happening by the end of the week.

    Now I want to share that same chart with you plus a new one - and encourage you to do the same thing.

    The shellacking the markets took last Thursday is the most powerful warning sign we've seen yet that things are not what they seem in the financial markets. For lack of a better term, it's a bearish omen, despite Monday's recovery.

    Today I want to talk about what that means for your money and what you can do about it in the name of protecting your money and, more importantly, the pursuit of profits.

    Contrary to what you might believe, not all bears are bad news.

    Let's start with the chart....

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The Worst Investing Mistake You Could Make Now

Many investors are understandably nervous when it comes to what the markets will do this week. Some are downright agitated.

My take? Keep calm.

The markets are doing what they need to be doing right now. The big swings we're experiencing lately are not a sign that the markets are broken. Far from it.

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The Six Questions that Can Make You Rich (Part Three)

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In May, McKinsey Global Institute released its latest report,Disruptive Technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy. The highly prestigious research and consulting firm devised a list of 12 technologies that could have a potential economic impact of $14 trillion to $33 trillion a year by 2025.

These 12 technologies (ranked by economic impact) are mobile internet, the automation of knowledge work, the "internet", cloud technology, robot automation, autonomous vehicles, next-generation genomics, energy storage, 3D printing, advanced materials (like graphene), advanced oil and gas discovery, and renewable energy.

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The Six Questions that Can Make You Rich (Part Two)

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For some reason, we love the concept of technology, but hate the tech that surrounds us.

We curse our email when it freezes for the slightest second. We damn the cellphone carrier that sends a signal to space and halfway around the earth when we're talking with someone thousands of miles away, but the drops the call.

We dismiss certain innovations because we think they're just another passive fad.

This bias against technology sometimes leads us to miss some of the greatest investment opportunities of a lifetime.

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A Fantastic Ground Floor Opportunity

It's only once in a very long time that investment watersheds like this happen and you can get some long-term positions at stunning bargains. But the big money will be made by getting in before the 4th of July; the herd will be jumping in once this deal is enacted.
For anyone looking for alternatives to a U.S. market that looks increasingly pricey and vulnerable - and that should be you, if it isn't already - you can't miss this opportunity.
Check out the stocks I've found to take of advantage of this historic event...

How to Invest in Sports Teams – and Profit

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Professional sports are big business, to put it mildly. A top franchise, no matter the sport or market, can be worth billions of dollars.

More and more, sports organizations are beginning to offer shares to investors on the open market, but if you're to profit, you need to be armed with the right knowledge about how to invest in sports teams.

Sponsorships, ticket sales, broadcasting rights, and even tax breaks all contribute to the value of a team.

Most of these sports teams are held privately, in families or small combines. But there are ways you can figure out how to invest in sports teams, going from fan to financier by picking up shares of these organizations - but perhaps not in the ways you'd think.

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How to Invest in The Two Hottest Tech Trends I've Ever Seen

Last week, I told you the "Mobile Wave" was one of the biggest profit opportunities that I'm following for you.

I even shared a potential "double-your-money" profit play that the "experts" seem to have missed.

But as good as the "Mobile Wave" story might sound, it's not the only hot sector that can substantially bolster your net worth.

Today I'm going to tell you about two other high-tech trends that I'm following - and each one represents the double-your-money profit opportunities that I'm always hunting for.

And I'll give you a stock to watch with each one ...

How to Invest in the Top Tech Trends

The trends that I'm talking about are "Big Data" and "Cloud Computing" and each is an example of the "unstoppable trends" that I search out in my Five Rules of High-Tech Wealth that I've been talking to you about over the last few weeks.

Let's look at each of these two powerful developments.

And we'll start with Big Data, a term that refers to technologies that make massive data sets - once inaccessible - available for analysis and use in decision-making.

According to a recent study by IBM, we now create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day.

But it's what we do with all that data that truly matters.

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How to Invest in E-Cigs: The Cigarette of the 21st Century

E-cigarette-301 They look like cigarettes, feel like cigarettes, taste like cigarettes - and, smokers will tell you - satisfy the craving for a smoke.

But electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, don't have any of the offensive smoke that's so harmful to health. Instead, they feature an odorless vapor in which nicotine is delivered to the user. And they're sometimes allowed in public places where cigarettes are banned.

Studies show e-cigs make smoking healthier for smokers and those around them, while also helping smokers quit.

Plus, e-cigs cost about half as much as regular cigarettes.

Big tobacco continues to place bets that electronic cigarettes can keep the tobacco industry and its annual sales north of $750 billion and growing.

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), the world's biggest tobacco company and parent company of Philip Morris USA, is the last of the three major U.S. tobacco firms to get into the e-cigs game.

"There is no denying that adult tobacco consumers have shown interest in it," Marty Barrington, Altria's CEO, told investors during an earnings conference call last week.

Thanks to increased health awareness, as well as the introduction of several taxes which have led to the price of packs more than tripling in some cities, cigarette sales began declining over15 years ago and continue to do so, falling 6.2% in the first quarter of 2013.

Even though e-cigs were introduced almost 10 years ago, they are just starting to take off. Sales in the U.S. totaled $500 million in 2012 and are expected to double to $1 billion in 2013.

And a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 21% of adults who smoke regular cigarettes had used e-cigs in 2011, up from 10% in 2010.

So, now that e-cigs are growing more popular, what's the best way to invest in them?

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The 10 Secrets of Successful Investing

For Sir John Marks Templeton, the road not taken really did make all the difference in the world.

A true contrarian, the legendary investor became a billionaire by "avoiding the herd".

He bought low, sold high, and was always working against the grains of extreme bullish and bearish sentiment.

In fact, it is when the streets were the bloodiest that Templeton became the most eager to invest.

It was at these moments of what Templeton called "points of maximum pessimism" that he began to wade in snapping up rock bottom bargains along the way..

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The Best Investments to Play Emerging Market Growth May Surprise You

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If you're looking for ways to profit from soaring emerging market growth, you don't have to go overseas.

Some of the best investments to play emerging economies are in the United States.

Investors need exposure to emerging market growth, as U.S. GDP grew a paltry 2.2% last year, ranking 137th worldwide. The prospects for this year don't look much better.

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The Best Investments for a Market Sell-Off

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With fears of a market sell-off growing, you can survive a downturn if you know the best investments to make now.

For example, one way savvy investors navigate through volatile markets is by buying inverse funds.

Inverse funds enable you to make money when markets fall, while lowering your risk and protecting the value of your investments in the long run by smoothing out volatility.

Here are some of the best investments to make when the market's about to slide.

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