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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.

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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.

Why This 387% Gainer Is Set to Go Even Higher

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"When in doubt, go for growth."

As you can see, I'm fond of investing anecdotes and aphorisms, because stories and often-repeated "sayings" are an easy way to convey a key lesson or to drive home an important message.

The message here: Don't let this Brexit-induced correction put you off your game. Be mindful of risk, and look for opportunities, and you'll be able to turn this Brexit wreck to your advantage.

And there are two sure-fire ways to do this...

Look for growth.

And look for bargains.

Indeed, I've found one stock that achieves both goals.

It's a stock my Private Briefing subscribers and I know well - and like a lot, because it's treated us to peak gains of 387%.

But I want to tell everyone about this so they'll have the chance to participate in what's coming next.

And I want to do that this weekend, because the stock just dropped squarely into "bargain territory."

There are more profits directly head. Get ready to buy on Tuesday for a potential 66% gain in short order...

The Best Stocks in the World Are On Sale Now – We Like These Five

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A small measure of stability has returned to markets early this week after a ferocious bout of volatility that wiped $3 trillion from the world's balance sheets in the worst two-day sell-off of all time.

Many investors are understandably nervous about what's next.

I'm here to tell you: Don't be.

Chances are, the Brexit is probably not the first financial temper tantrum you've lived through, nor will it be the last. Getting all worked up about it just isn't worth the aggravation.

Today we're going to talk about why, and what you need to do to build up a profit-positioning reflex that the world's most successful investors regard as second nature.

It's deceptively simple, elegant, and easy to execute. What's more, once you've built up the reflex I'm going to talk about today, you'll know how to immediately position yourself for profits the next time markets pitch a fit.

And, you'll have a huge advantage over other investors...

Why We'll See Stocks Act Like Bonds and Currencies Soon

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The British people powerfully repudiated their political and business elites last week by voting in favor of Britain exiting the deeply flawed European Union (E.U.).

As the Wall Street Journal pointed out, 52% of British voters gave a collective middle finger to all five major political parties, more than 1200 corporate CEOs, and even American President Barack Obama who told them that it would be a terrible mistake to leave the death-clutch of the European bureaucratic state.

This was not only a victory for democracy but a resounding rejection of dismal economic and political leadership that has led the world to the brink of another global financial crisis.

But there's so much more happening beyond the United Kingdom...

How to Profit as D.C.'s Pork-Barrel Politics (and Spending) Go Global

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Of course the Fed has pulled out all the stops to try and kick-start a modest 2% inflation rate. You see, governments don't just want inflation, they absolutely need it if they want to maintain even the faintest hope of managing their multitrillion-dollar debt burdens.

So far, nothing has worked... But, as I've said, and as recency bias shows, we're likely to be swamped with more inflation than anyone bargained for, courtesy of government spending.

That's because they're about to embark on a spending and money-printing spree of historic proportions.

This could make quantitative easing look like chump change. The entire world is going to be getting in on the action, led by the United States...

... and it's likely to happen no matter who moves into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in January. Both Clinton and Trump are talking this up in a big way. It's the one thing they can actually agree on.

One thing no one is mentioning, however, is how this spending spree will act like rocket fuel to one stock I mentioned three months ago. It's already done about twice as well as the markets, and based on what I see coming, that's barely the start of the gains...

If You Go Long Fannie and Freddie, You'll Lose

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If Fannie and Freddie win their case against the federal government, their shares will skyrocket. But if the government wins, they'll drop to zero.

And it's far, far more likely they're going down. Here's why investors should stay well away...

No One on Wall Street Has the Guts to Say This

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Markets moved lower for the fourth straight week after the Fed kept open the possibility that it will raise rates again in June.

My money is still on a single rate hike later in the year and not next month, but the 12-headed Hydra known as the Federal Open Market Committee (aka The Committee to Destroy the World) said just enough to keep markets worried last week, thus the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are both up a mere 0.4% on the year.

But, considering that these indexes are trading at nearly 20 times GAAP earnings, (and that GAAP earnings are complete bull because they are inflated by billions of dollars of bogus non-GAAP adjustments (see Valeant Pharmaceuticals Int'l Inc. [NYSE: VRX,] and Sunedison Inc. [OTC: SUNEQ]), this is better than investors deserve.

What's more, have no illusions about the "vast cash hoard" Corporate America is thought to have on hand. As you'll see, that's a fairy tale...

The Only Investment You Need to Profit from Silicon Valley's Massive Dividend Hikes

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Investors are still scared of Apple Inc.'s quarterly report, which contained the company's first earnings miss in 13 years. The stock is currently being punished by skittish analysts and investors, which is a tremendous opportunity in and of itself.

But it's what else these investors are running away from that I want to talk to you about today. It's a lot more than just the potential gains Apple has to offer.

These investors somehow completely missed Apple's massive profits: $10.52 billion, or $1.90 a share, and all in an "off" quarter.

With that truckload of cash, Tim Cook & Co. decided to give shareholders a consolation prize in the form of a stunning 10% dividend hike. It's still early yet, but it's likely that boost will be the tech sector's biggest of the quarter.

Here's the thing... Apple's not alone in this welcome tech trend of huge dividend hikes. So today I'm going to show you how you can buy the very best, biggest dividends in tech... for less than the cost of dinner for two at the Olive Garden.

This is a one-stop income machine that would be good in any market, but is an absolute must-have in this volatility...

Why Conventional Investors Are Getting Slaughtered

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Recently, legendary investor and philanthropist Stanley Druckenmiller made news when he said that investors should sell their stocks and buy gold. Lost in that message - with which I wholeheartedly agree - was another important point that Druckenmiller made in looking back at his career.

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Here's Why the Bear Market Rally Could End Soon

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One current and three former members of the American branch of The Committee to Destroy the World - otherwise known as the Federal Reserve - met last week in a public forum to discuss their work.

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This Shipping Company's Stock Is Rising – No Matter What Amazon Does

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In its quest to become more than just the king of e-commerce, Amazon has set its sights on global shipping and logistics.

Individual investors and Wall Street alike feel this is a poor time to invest in the other major shipping firms.

But that's a misguided notion. In fact, this global shipping company is so competitive and innovative that it'll flourish no matter what Amazon does...