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Celebrate This High-Profit Milestone with Some More Triple-Digit Gains

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This was the very first stock we recommended on the very first day Private Briefing was published - Aug. 11, 2011.

On that day, you could've owned it for less than nine bucks a share - $8.60.

That's a distant memory.

We've re-recommended these shares more than a dozen times since then, so successive "classes" of our readers can participate in these gains.

And sure enough, this stock hit an all-time high at midday yesterday... up a whopping 717% from that first day we wrote about it.

Let me tell you the ticker - and why I think there's a lot more profit in store for this "classic" pick...

A Double-Digit Profit Play for the Upcoming Defense "Supercycle"

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A rogue nation and its cartoonish, unpredictable leader fire two ballistic missiles towards its rival neighbor, a vital American ally. Then the nation claims to have detonated its most powerful atomic bomb ever, which it says will fit nicely on a warhead fitted to those ballistic missiles.

A strongman in charge of a world power decides to invade a sovereign country to "reunite" half its territory with the mother country - twice, and both times during the Olympic Games.

Unfortunately, as we all know, these events weren't lifted from the plot of a spy novel.

They're actually happening in the world today. Border wars, frozen conflicts, and saber rattling in the South China Sea, Ukraine, the Russian Caucasus, the Korean peninsula, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia don't show any signs of letting up.

A global economy lurching toward recession, bad planning, and poor leadership across the globe don't help international tensions, either. 

But this is precisely the kind of environment lucrative defense stocks thrive in.

In fact, nervous nations with deep pockets are propelling the entire defense sector into a "supercycle" that could be good for steady gains for the next 20 years.

And it doesn't matter who wins in November, either...

Should You Buy a Stock Based on the Politics of Its CEO?

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Should you buy a stock based on the politics of its CEO?

Our technical trading specialist D.R. Barton answers this question in the following video...

Here's a 360% "Glocal" Gainer to Buy This Week

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"Glocals," U.S. companies that do business all over the world, are some of my favorite companies to own because they put shareholders like you out in front of all the growth that's still very much underway all across the globe, despite the sub-2% growth we're experiencing in the United States.

These are global brands with the experience necessary to manage real growth in the most challenging markets and economic conditions, but they're listed right here at home.

They have the leadership (and cash) to withstand the crises, chaos, and disruptions that are front-page news today.

But most of all, they pay some of the market's juiciest dividends, income that is absolutely essential at a time when central bankers the world over are doing their level best to take interest rates right through the floor.

So today I'm going to share one of the very best dividend achievers in the Money Map Report portfolio with all of you.

It's not for nothing that it's a $5.62 billion powerhouse with a 29.53% profit margin, and now you have the chance to own it...

Why Investing at Market Peaks Can Be Very Profitable

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The markets have once again been flirting with new all-time highs, leading many investors to ask if they should be buying. And, once again, all the usual suspects are trying to convince investors to abandon ship:

...They've overvalued

...There's a crash around the corner

...Earnings stink

...Clinton this, Trump that

...the Fed

To paraphrase a famous line from the 1990s smash American NBC sitcom "Seinfeld"...

Yada, yada, yada.

The markets are always making new highs. Putting more money to work is exactly what you should be doing.

You've just got to pick your bets a bit more carefully...

Thank Michael Phelps for These Three Winning Stocks

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The Rio Olympics are winding down, but these three stocks are about to rake in billions thanks to endorsements from athletes like Michael Phelps.

Get the tickers - and a way to play these shares - right here...

This Trend Is Not Your Friend

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The S&P 500 hit another record high last week on the back of an employment report that was boosted by "large seasonal adjustments," which is really just another way of saying the government is manipulating the numbers.

Even after these adjustments, however, three- and six-month average job growth is below 200,000 and also lower than a year ago. The last two months' reports were boosted by higher government hiring (+71,000, the highest two month level since 2010).

Private sector jobs growth is running at a lower 3-month average of 150,000, down significantly from 221,000 in 2015 and 240,000 in 2014.

Don't fall for any of this...

Why We're Still Avoiding WMT Stock Despite Today's Major Acquisition News

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The WMT stock price has gained nearly 1% today on some big acquisition news.

Reports say that Wal-Mart plans to acquire online retailer Jet.com.

Despite the news, there's one reason we're avoiding Wal-Mart stock in 2016...

How "Bizarro Finance" Has Given Us More Than Double the Markets' Gains Since 2015

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If negative-interest-rate policies (NIRP) sound like some kind of esoteric, unknowable concept, that's not by accident.

It's exactly what central bankers would like you to think.

In the same way people consider money something difficult to define, negative interest rates suggest some sort of complicated economic theory.

In fact, it's very simple. Instead of being paid to lend money, negative rates mean it costs you to lend. It's like the laws of physics have been turned upside down, as though gravity began to push rather than pull.

This "Bizarro finance" underlying NIRP couldn't exist without fiat money and central bankers hell-bent on destroying its value. I first mentioned this last year, when I recommended a negative rate protective profit play that's since gone on to do better than double the markets' return. At that point, negative rates were already eating into Europeans' savings.

The situation has only gotten worse in the meantime, with trillions more in sovereign debt under negative rates, and as you'll see, more banks "offering" their depositors a negative rate.

What's worse, the idea of negative rates is growing more popular among the global central banking set... including, ominously, Janet Yellen's U.S. Federal Reserve.

That's right: NIRP could be the next hot European import, and the results could be devastating to the unprepared. But it will also work to turbocharge that protective profit play I told you about..

The Best Tech Investment You Can Buy Is… Ford?

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To say I love cars is a huge understatement. When I'm not picking stocks or reading history, I'm working on any one of several hot rod restoration or rebuild projects I've got going on at all times.

So naturally I'm familiar with the old gearheads' joke: "Know what 'Ford' stands for? Fixed or Repaired Daily!"

Once upon a time, I might have laughed along with the crowd. But not so much these days.

That's because I know Ford has gone beyond "cleaning up its act" and become an indisputable industry leader in that all important profit-generator: innovation.

In fact, this "car" company is fast becoming virtually indistinguishable from the hottest, most valuable Silicon Valley players.

Its shares are starting to act the part, too - they're up nearly 13% over the past six months alone.

But the company has some new technology hitting the streets soon that could act as a shot of "nitro" to the share price.

This company is innovating right now, with strength, like few others. That makes it a classic tech play.

Here's Why Markets Keep Going Up (and How to Profit from Them)

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People ask me all the time...

"How can the markets keep going up when everything else is going to hell in a handbasket?"

Believe it or not, I can explain the situation in five words.

You can understand it in two.

And you can do something about it in one.

In fact, word for word, this may wind up being the most profitable article you'll read all day.

Here's what it all boils down to...

Terror and Chaos Can’t Stop the Markets, but I Know What Will

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Uncertainty seems to be the only sure thing in the world these days. Friday's failed, bloody military coup attempt in NATO ally Turkey comes at the worst possible time in the West's fight against Daesh in Iraq and Syria, just one day after the terror group pulled off a horrific attack in the south of France.

Here at home, we've had several high-profile incidents of violence and civil unrest during one of the most heated, tense presidential election campaigns in modern history.

Yet if you only follow stock markets, you'd barely know anything was amiss. With record highs on the Dow Jones Industrials and the S&P 500, there seems to be no stopping this thing.

But I'm not expecting this to last.

I'll show you what we're going to do when we get our pullback, but first I want to show you why these markets are so strong right now...

Why Making Market Predictions Is Child's Play

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Barely two trading weeks after some of the steepest, quickest losses of 2016, and U.S. stocks are all over all-time highs.

The S&P 500 has topped 2,166, the Dow set a closing high of 18,526, and the Nasdaq, lagging behind a bit, closed above 5,039.

So the bulls are clearly running the show right now.

But here's the thing: That could change. I'm looking at an upcoming "event" that happens today, in fact, that could send the markets to even higher highs... or signal a wipe out of the gains of the past few days.

But don't worry at all - this represents a chance to make money.

I know that because of this simple shape...

Here’s How to Play Amazon Stock Ahead of Prime Day

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The Amazon stock price netted a quick gain for investors last year after its first-ever Prime Day event.

The 2015 Prime Day offered deals on baby products, home appliances, and electronics.

It was so popular that 398 items were ordered per second. So now that Prime Day is back in 2016, how should you invest in Amazon stock before July 12? Here's what you need to know...

We Predicted the IPO Market Would Come Roaring Back… and Here It Is

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Wall Street types would say we've been in a "period of low issuance" for IPOs.

Back in March, I put it much more strongly when I said the market was "downright lousy" for investors looking to grab these often-lucrative opportunities.

In fact, I took it further, saying the "IPO window" had been "shut... and locked and bricked over."

But... in that same issue, I made a prediction that we were about to see IPOs come back around in a big way.

The gains we've seen in the fund I'm going to show you speak for themselves, but we got even stronger confirmation of that predicted surge this week, when iconic American snack food maker Hostess Brands announced a $2.3 billion issue hitting the Street this quarter.

My favorite IPO play has all the sizzle of that market, but with some of the risk squeezed out. And right now, it's going for an unbelievably low price...

That's just what has happened, so here's the single best way to play it... without all the risk.