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For the first time in three days, the Dow and S&P 500 closed lower as investors weighed the prospects of reopening the economy as job losses grew across the country.
A grim U.S. payrolls report showed private payrolls dropped by 20.2 million in April - the worst job loss in the history of the ADP report.
At the same time, 30 U.S. states have already partially reopened their economies or are planning on doing a partial reopening soon.
Here's how our experts - D.R. Barton, Jr., and Shah Gilani - see things playing out in the economy moving forward.
They even provided some of the top stocks to buy and sell today...
- If you have to be long stocks today, D.R. thinks investors would be wise to keep their money in tech stocks.
- D.R. is bearish on the following stocks:
- Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) - the company suffered reputation damage after news came out that it was trying to collect stimulus money meant for small businesses from the government.
- Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE: H) - occupancy is down considerably, and D.R. doesn't see people traveling and staying in hotels anytime soon.
- Wynn Resorts Ltd. (NASDAQ: WYNN) - as a nonessential business, this stock is not likely to see revenue return to pre-COVID levels for a long time.
- To identify the best stocks to buy and sell during the pandemic, D.R. is using a brand-new proprietary tool he just developed.
- It's called the Dark Edge system, and you can learn more about it here.
- Shah explained the advantages of owning ETFs over mutual funds.
- Shah has never owned a mutual fund and recommends investors use ETFs for better liquidity and lower fees on average.
- Tomorrow, Shah will be revealing some of his favorite ETFs to trade in the market today.
- Shah will also closely be watching the new jobless claims number tomorrow.
- He's seen estimates range anywhere from 1.9 million to 4.5 million additional losses.
Catch us tomorrow - starting LIVE again at 8:45 a.m. EDT with Chris Johnson, right here.
If you missed our live streams today, you can now replay them on our YouTube channel, here.
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