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Chicago's Woes Presage More Problems for Muni Investors

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Detroit and Chicago couldn't seem to be more different. The former is a manufacturing wasteland, except for the resilience of the Big Three, and it suffers from massive demographic and economic problems.

Chicago, by contrast, is the home of the world's largest futures and options exchanges and it is the Midwest's center for trade and entrepreneurship...

How to Profit Today from This Sweeping Global Trend

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Savvy investors know that over short time periods, and especially during bear markets, the saying "cash is king" often holds true. It provides security and allows for bargain hunting when assets are cheap.

However, through times of financial repression and negative interest rate policies (NIRP), central planners along with banks are changing that precept into "cash is trash."

That notion is a dangerous one that you can prepare for and prosper from….

Total Wealth Tactics: Analysts' Expectations Are Your Secret Weapon

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Apple's most recent earnings were nothing short of spectacular, and the headlines reflected that:

... "Apple Beats Estimates on Soaring iPhone Sales" -The Street

... "Apple Beats Estimates with $10.2 Billion in Profit" - AppleInsider.com

... "Apple Crushes iPhone Estimates, Boosts Buybacks" - CNBC

What they should have said is "Analysts Got It Wrong Again."

We've talked in the past about how far off the mark Wall Street analysts can be, and how costly that can be for investors who blindly follow along. It's no surprise - or at least it shouldn't be - given the hidden biases Wall Street holds.

But we haven't talked about how to use that information to your advantage.

Until today.

Here are the two best presents analysts could possibly give you this earnings season...

Arrest of "Flash Crash" Trader Could Reshape High-Frequency Trading

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The arrest of alleged flash-crash architect Navinder Singh Sarao could reshape the debate over high-frequency trading. The British futures trader reported to be largely responsible for the 2010 flash crash is fighting extradition to the U.S., where he faces a potential 380 year sentence for market manipulation and fraud, according to Bloomberg.

His arrest, and the heavily punitive charges against him are a "very significant" development...

The Hidden Way to Play the $18.3 Billion Tech Sector Trend

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We want to tell you about a lucrative tech sector trend that's flying under Wall Street's radar. We're talking about private equity's plunge into Silicon Valley in order to take advantage of software's high profit margins.

Because publicly held software companies are now regularly agreeing to be acquired and taken private. In fact, four software firms have been delisted in leveraged-buyout deals worth a combined $18.3 billion in the last 18 months.

With money like that flying around, you'd think this would get more attention. But Wall Street's ignorance is fine with us...

Avoid the Spread of This "China Syndrome"

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Stocks were sailing toward new record highs last week until they suddenly came crashing down on Friday. The shift occurred after China took steps to rein in its parabolic market by easing restrictions on short selling and raising margin requirements.

This is what happens when equity investors decide to ignore weak earnings, deteriorating economic conditions and geopolitical chaos and place all of their faith in the ability of central banks and other regulators to bail them out time after time...

This "Piggybank Investment" Will Make You a Millionaire

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Where "the herd" sees doom and gloom, we see profit opportunity. And today we're going to show you a piggybank investment that will make you huge profits.

In fact, this stock represents an opportunity to create the kind of wealth that you'll be able to pass along to future generations.

Here's our pick and how "piggyback investing" works...

Always Buy Apple Nasdaq AAPL Stock on the Dips

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Several analysts have recently downgraded Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) from "Buy" to "Hold." Shah, on the other hand, told Fox Business watchers today that now is not the time to downplay Apple's stock. Between smartphone sales and the just launched Apple Watch, Shah explains exactly why now is the time to buy the iDevice King and stick with it.

The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor

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Having the right financial advisor in your corner can mean the difference between huge profits and devastating losses. But how do you pick the right one?

A quick Internet search reveals dozens of articles devoted to the topic of which questions to ask a financial advisor.

They all cover the basics, but to really determine whether an advisor is truly aligned with your interests, make sure you ask these five critical questions...

This Turnaround Tech Stock Is Poised for Big Gains

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However, there are investments that don't pass my rigorous five-part system found in "Your Tech Wealth Blueprint" - but are still worth taking a look at.

I call these "Special Situations" - or "turnaround plays" - and today I want to share one of them with you.

I'm looking for this $9 stock to soar 50% in less than three years.

Now, not every Special Situation can succeed in its turnaround and produce those kinds of gains. That's why I also have a set of rules to determine if these kinds of investments will become lucrative.

In fact, there are three tell-tale signs that can help you find these big-profit stocks.

Let's take a look...

Three Iconic Stocks to Short

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Today we've got three iconic stocks to short that aren't identifiable to everyone. Because there's only one reliable metric investors can use to recognize these seemingly pristine companies.

And our timing couldn't be better, since corporate profit growth is about to go negative and fears of another recession mount.

Here are the lucrative picks to profit from and why most investors are missing them...

Tax-Efficient Investing in 5 Simple Moves

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The deadline for submitting 2014 tax returns is fast approaching.

What you pay this year is largely determined by what you did in 2014. But now is a great time to make sure you're doing everything possible so you don't overpay next time around.

That's where tax-efficient investing comes in.

Here are five simple moves you can make today to be as tax-efficient as possible and legally keep more of what's yours...

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