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How to Stay Protected (and Earn 164% More) When the Market Tanks

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Over the past 12 months we've had several major market corrections and, each time, I've counseled you to buy into the madness because history shows beyond any shadow of a doubt that's the path to enormous profits.

And, each time, I get a blizzard of emails, and the past few trading sessions have been no exception...

...but what happens if the markets go down further?

That's a logical question.

So I thought we'd answer that today with a quick look at how to combine two tactics for maximum profits and minimum risk, especially on big down days.

It's powerful stuff, and not just because of the profit potential.

The real message here is that the tools I'm going to share with you today can give you the confidence boost you need to buy on big down days when everybody else and their mother has their finger on the "sell" button.

As usual, I've got a few easy-to-understand examples so you can put what you learn to work straight away.

Here's how to protect yourself from a market dislocation - and profit when everybody is losing...

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.

The Most Powerful Argument You'll Ever See for Staying in the Stock Market

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Investors pulled almost $40 billion from stock markets last quarter alone, according to Morningstar. That's nearly 50% of everything taken out for all of 2015.

But here's the thing... no matter how grim the global situation is or even becomes, indiscriminately selling is exactly what you don't want to do.

It's one of the worst possible decisions any investor can make and, ultimately, one that will cost investors billions in lost profits.

Today we're going to talk about why and, because this is not a simple subject, I'm going to prove it to you, too.

The Only Two Stocks You Need This Shopping Season

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The stock market is diverging, split between the top-tier "Haves" and the struggling, shrinking "Have Nots."

This shift means big profits for investors looking at the companies I'm about to talk about.

But it also means classic retail stocks are facing nearly insurmountable headwinds this year. And it would be a (costly) mistake to expect much good news for them in the upcoming 2015 holiday shopping season.

Tech Stocks Poised to Rise on This Economic News

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As we've talked about in several recent conversations, I live by the credo "always have some money invested in tech stocks" - no matter how much "noise" you hear out of Wall Street and Washington.

Otherwise, you'll miss opportunities to buy winning stocks when they are "on sale." Worse, you'll miss taking a big profit from the rebound.

Here's a breakdown of brand-new market data proving this - and why you should be bullish about tech investing for the rest of 2015...

Use These Four Tools to Profit from Today's "Hidden Tech Rebound"

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The mainstream financial press would have you believe that markets "have fallen and they can't get up." They're telling you to gather your capital and dash for the sidelines.

Those folks are clearly clueless about how to make money as an investor.

You see, since hitting bottom on Aug. 25, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index has rallied for gains of roughly 11%. That means, in about two months, this tech barometer has turned a year-to-date loss into a nearly 6% profit.

So, today I'm going to show you four tools you can use to turn this hidden tech rebound into gold...

How We'll Profit as Volatility Shakes Out the "Weak Money"

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After seven down days in a row, the markets roared back Monday and appeared to erase last week's sharp declines.

Now, Monday's action looked impressive by any measure... but the "green" chart I'm about to show you told me that we were looking at something other than the start of a sustainable rally.

And just as I thought, the markets headed lower again yesterday.

I'm not worried, though - and you shouldn't be either. Volatility like we're seeing now means we're looking at much bigger potential gains...

Pick the Stock, Mark a Date on Your Calendar… and Collect Clockwork Profits

stock In a market like this, buy-and-hold investors often watch volatility eat away at stock gains. But there's a simple way to boost your return on investment while you hold shares for their long-term price appreciation and dividends. One of my favorite strategies is to use leverage to get the absolute maximum profit performance from my […]

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The Power of the Loophole Trade

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Today we're going to examine in granular detail a moneymaking tool called the loophole trade. And we're going to drill down and comprehensibly discuss why certain market conditions would compel us to recommend this tactic.

Remember: Through familiarity that's gained by the proper application of financial knowledge, you can overcome fear of volatility and risk.

We want you to confidently embrace the power of the loophole trade...

The Secret to Superior Returns

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Many people are surprised to learn that dividend income and reinvestment can account for nearly 90% of total stock market returns over time.

That's right. Not a quarter... Not half... But 90%.

But the potential returns we can bank with this simple method can be much, much higher...

What Is the Difference Between Insider Buying and Insider Trading?

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Strong insider buying is one of the most accurate indicators that a stock is headed higher. So whenever we see a stock that has strong insider buying, we alert our readers.

But we frequently hear the same question from readers: What is the difference between insider buying and insider trading?

Here's the difference between the two, and why insider buying is such a strong "Buy" signal...

What Is the Beta of a Stock?

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There are numerous financial figures to analyze when determining which stocks to buy, and the beta of a stock is one of the most important.

That’s because the beta of a stock indicates its volatility.

Here’s everything you need to know about beta, and how to properly analyze the figure…

Today’s Top Blue-Chip Stock to Buy

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been extremely volatile in 2015. Through January, the index fell 3.7%. In February it climbed more than 5%.

Now the Dow is back below 17,700 after falling more than 240 points. 

That’s why we’re recommending a blue-chip stock to buy today. Blue-chip stocks are some of the best investments to make when the markets are choppy. Here’s why…

Here's How to Invest in SpaceX if its Rocket Failure Makes an IPO Less Likely

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The explosion of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday looks likely to rattle investors' nerves enough to quash any talk of Elon Musk taking his company public anytime soon. But space enthusiasts have a way to get exposure to SpaceX right now, according to Money Morning's Defense & Tech Investing Specialist, Michael Robinson.

The failed attempt to resupply the International Space Station represents a serious setback...

How to Profit from a Pattern Few Others See

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In a moment I'm going to show you a chart for EOG Resources.

As I looked at the chart for this oil and natural gas development company, and positioned myself for a possible trade, an old song happened to come on the radio. It's a catchy tune that my friends and I used to "try" to dance along with.

Fast-forward to today, and as the song plays in my head, I'm almost moved to dance again by the profit pattern I'm seeing develop for us on this chart!