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South Korea raised the alert on the coronavirus to the "highest level" this morning. The ongoing spike of cases outside of China has driven governments to panic, while analysts continue to warn that global economic growth is poised to slump. More on this below.

First, here are the numbers from Friday for the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq:

Index Previous Close Point Change Percentage Change
Dow Jones 28,992.41 -227.57 -0.78
S&P 500 3,337.75 -35.48 -1.05
Nasdaq 9,576.59 -174.37 -1.79

Now here are what I think will be the most important market events and stocks on Monday morning.

The Top Stock Market Stories for Monday


  • This morning, concerns about the coronavirus have accelerated as investors continue to monitor the latest updates from China, South Korea, and other global markets. New cases have emerged in Iran and Italy. In response to the Iranian patient, Turkey reportedly closed its border with the country. The ongoing worries about the coronavirus have a number of leaders speculating how nations will respond. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he anticipates that central banks from Europe to China will likely provide additional stimulus to beat back any reduction in growth across the globe.

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  • Over the weekend, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) won the Nevada caucus, a victory that has confirmed his status as the front-runner for the Democratic nomination. Sanders easily beat centrist candidates and has sparked significant concerns among more moderate members that he could lock up the nomination and fail to build a coalition against the Trump administration.
  • In commodity news, gold prices continue from seven-year highs as concerns about the coronavirus and the ongoing stimulus efforts rush capital toward safe-haven assets. Meanwhile, oil prices continue to retreat as worries about Asia-Pacific demand accelerate. With a "demand shock" happening across the Chinese economy, all eyes are now turning to a March meeting where OPEC will debate additional production cuts to support crude prices.

Stocks to Watch Today: INTU, BRK.A, BUD, BREW

  • In deal news, Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU) is reportedly close to purchasing online credit monitoring giant Credit Karma for $7 billion. The deal would give Intuit a massive technology platform that allows it to expand its reach into the digital consumer financial sector. Look for the firm to announce the deal as it reports earnings on Monday.
  • Meanwhile, pay close attention to Craft Brew Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: BREW). The company's shareholders will vote tomorrow on its buyout offer Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD).
  • Over the weekend, Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.A) reported earnings. Warren Buffett's company posted a profit of $29.2 billion for the quarter. Of course, the big headline around this report was news that the firm now has a staggering $128 billion in cash on hand. The firm said that it increased its stock buyback program by $2.2 billion during the quarter and $5 billion for the year.
  • Look for an earnings report from Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: PANW), Hewlett-Packard Inc. (NYSE: HPQ), Clovis Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: CLVS), Nautilus Inc. (NYSE: NLS), Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ), and Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: KTOS).

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Of course, a billionaire with his reputation as a savvy business leader would no doubt get lots of obituaries written about him. And most focused on his very successful career as an oil and gas baron.

It's easy to see why. After all, in 2007 alone, he is reported to have earned more than $2.7 billion from his two energy-investing funds.

So, it may sound surprising for me to suggest that those obituaries were inaccurate...

Here's the thing - at least two years before his death, Pickens went through a sea change and closed his energy funds. He became a massive backer of solar technology.

Now, I spoke to you recently about all the opportunity that I'm seeing heading our way, thanks to the solar revolution. No doubt, a smart businessman like T. Boone Pickens also realized the sheer scope of this technological transformation. It all comes down to basic science.

Boone (as he was known) saw what many people are beginning to see: Renewables are the next generation in energy production.

His move into solar is a major signal of the profit potential we can unlock from this sector.

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Land of Opportunity

Boone knew what many are just learning.

Renewable technology can produce energy as cheaply as fossil fuels. And it's easier to find sites for the sun and steady wind than it is to find oil and gas deposits.

Boone saw the fact that his adopted home state of Texas was now the national leader in renewable energy production.

He grew up in the business, in Oklahoma, around oil and oil men. His father sold oil and mineral rights.

By 1956, just a few years out of college, he founded Mesa Petroleum. Within 15 years, it was one of the largest independent oil companies in the world.

In 1996, Boone sold Mesa and started a couple of energy investing funds instead. But shortly before he died, he spun out one of the funds and turned it into a renewable energy fund.

And Boone's not the only energy executive to go solar. Just look what's happening deep in the heart of Kentucky...

First, the state is - and has been for a very long time - a coal state. It's almost as famous for coal production (and consumption) as it is for bourbon and the Kentucky Derby.

That's why it was so notable when early into 2020, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities Co. announced they were going to build and jointly operate a 100-megawatt solar power plant.

Plus, two industry titans would help fund the project and use some of the capacity for their factories - chemical giant Dow Inc. (NYSE: DOW) and carmaker Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM).

To give you some perspective on how big a deal this is in Kentucky, the two utilities currently generate 80% of their energy using coal, and 19% using natural gas.

In other words, almost every single watt of power comes from burning fossil fuels.

The new solar plant will be able to generate enough electricity for nearly 100,000 homes (assuming the rule of thumb that 1 milliwatt = 100 homes).

This isn't a small "experiment." This is a real renewable energy power plant that already has all its power bought and accounted for.

There's no doubt that coal-fired plants have been on the decline in the United States. In 2014, they accounted for nearly 40% of the power generated. By 2018, that number was 27%, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency.

Part of this transition is happening because natural gas is now plentiful in the U.S. and it's much cheaper and easier to access and transport, not to mention more efficient.

But since this transition to natural gas has been occurring, the next generation of solar panels and wind farms have also been rolling out. And the prices have come down dramatically.

It used to be a dream of solar advocates to get the price of solar power installations down to $1/watt. But we've hit that now, and prices have continued to drop as new panels become increasingly efficient, giving the solar installations more bang for the buck.

Forecasters at GTM Research project that by 2022, solar-generated electricity will be down to $0.70 a watt. Talk about affordable.

It Makes Business Sense Now

Even with a coal-friendly administration in Washington, states and companies are giving renewables the green light - and not just because they're trying to save the planet, but because it makes good business sense.

Now the state most associated with fossil fuels - Texas - is hoping to become the biggest renewable energy producer in the United States.

You read that correctly.

Over the past 15 years, Texas has committed to a $7 billion plan to build the generation and transmission capacity of wind power in West Texas. In the Lone Star State, they love the fact that solar is now affordable and has created 25,000 jobs already.

Even in the middle of the fracking center of the universe, the Permian Basin, many of the rigs and their operations are powered by solar and wind.

Other states are now seeing this benefit, and if even Texas is on board, they really have no reason not to join the solar revolution.

According to Fortune Business Insights, the current global production of solar power is around 680 gigawatts. By 2026, that market is expected to be 4,766 GW. That's a sevenfold increase in the next six years.

And in California, a new energy initiative just went into effect this year. The Golden State is looking to go 100% renewable by 2045.

Remember, California is nearly the fifth largest economy in the world. So, what happens there could be a profit bonanza for savvy tech investors.

The state has mandated that beginning on Jan. 1 of this year, every new home in the state must be solar-powered.

We're talking a $153 billion stampede as home builders scramble to order solar panels. Without solar, they simply cannot get construction permits.

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The 10-year bond hovered at 1.53% - a pittance for investors who are looking out on a decade horizon.

Gold - which doesn't pay a yield - also isn't the most attractive option for anyone seeking income.

And things are only going to get more challenging for income-seeking investors in the months ahead...


Japanese investors - blighted by negative interest rates in their home country - are poised to swarm the U.S. markets with a huge influx of cash that will only suppress American bond yields further.

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That's why I highly recommend that you explore real estate investment trusts (REITs) as a source of potential asset appreciation and income generation.

REITs produce gobs of cash from rent and other fees generated from properties including office buildings, storage units, multifamily units, and more.

And the three high-yield REITs I'm discussing today produce annual yields of 8%, 10%, and 12%.

High-Yield REITs to Buy No. 3

CoreCivic Inc. (NYSE: CXW) isn't a popular name among the social justice community.

The firm is a for-profit operator of jails and detention facilities across the United States and along the nation's borders.

The company has long been a target of divestment efforts by activists pushing institutional investors to no longer own units in the company.

Shares have pulled back by roughly 33% from 52-week highs of $24.63 per unit.

However, CXW stands as a potential proxy of U.S. President Donald Trump's campaign.

As Democrats move to shut down Immigration & Customs Enforcement and border detentions, CoreCivic has moved to obtain new contracts with states and the federal government.

With state-run prisons facing overcrowding, firms like CXW provide the government with a cheaper alternative to building new holding facilities.

CXW benefits from government-backed contracts that extend multiple years.

The company's cash flow has grown steadily quarter-over-quarter over the last few years.

The stock is trading at a ridiculously low free-cash-flow level, meaning it is underpriced and provides significant value.

CXW has a dividend of 10.3% and a price target of $23 over the next 12 months. That target represents a potential upside of 35% from today's current price.

High-Yield REITs to Buy No. 2

Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is a REIT that centers on communications infrastructure with an emphasis on the wireless industry.

The company operates more 6 million fiber strand miles and roughly 630 wireless towers across the United States.

Uniti has benefited recently from a settlement proposal to address its ongoing battle with Windstream Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS: WINMQ)

The proposed merger between T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) and Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) is also a major tailwind.

Now, the company can focus on the rollout of 5G and deployment of assets from wireless companies.

The firm could also benefit from the expansion of DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH). This will boost its market share as a standalone organization.

The REIT carries an 8.4% yield and has solid upside in the year ahead...

I think UNIT has the potential to climb to $17 per share.

That price target represents upside of 57% ahead.

High-Yield REITs to Buy No. 1

Macerich Co. (NYSE: MAC) is our top high-yield REIT.

The company is the third largest owner and operator of shopping centers in the United States.

The shopping mall industry has faced incredible pressure over the last year, with MAC shares dropping as much as 50% over the last year.

However, a recent deal by Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SMG) has breathed new life into this beaten-down part of the REIT world...

Simon purchased Macerich's rival, Taubman Centers Inc. (NYSE: TCO), for $3.6 billion.

The deal has put Macerich in the crosshairs of other large real estate and private equity groups that may be looking to scoop up cash-yielding assets on the cheap. Macerich is a firm that is worth buying and holding.

Macerich currently pays a massive 12.7% dividend.

And its underlying share price stands to benefit from ongoing deal-making in the space.

The REIT has upside of $40 from current levels in an M&A environment.

That means it could fetch a 71% premium from today's levels.

The Bottom Line

If you're looking to generate yield in today's low-rate environment, then these REITs could be for you.

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Last January, we here at the National Institute for Cannabis Investors told you 2019 would be the "Year of CBD." CBD is short for cannabidiol, and it's one of the primary active compounds found in cannabis plants.

Man, did it deliver...

On March 21, CVS announced that it would sell CBD products in 800 stores throughout eight states.

Then Walgreens announced it would sell CBD creams, patches, and sprays in nearly 1,500 stores in nine states.

Not to be left behind, Rite Aid said in April it would sell CBD lotions and lip balms in more than 200 stores in Washington and Oregon.

That race to get CBD products on the shelves for major pharmacies and health stores really got the ball rolling for other retail outlets...

In May, Sheetz gas stations started selling CBD patches, tinctures, vape pens, pouches, capsules, and pet products in 140 stores throughout Pennsylvania.

And as a sign that CBD is ready for the mainstream, athletes - from U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe to former NFL star Rob Gronkowski, to name a few - began signing on as spokespeople for various CBD companies.

The best part of all these developments is that 2019 was just the start for CBD, which is quickly becoming the most profitable niche of the cannabis industry...

By 2024, Arcview Market Research projects CBD sales will surpass $20 billion. That's nearly twice the $10.8 billion that the entire legal North American cannabis industry was worth in 2018.

That's why now is the time to add the top-tier CBD companies to your portfolio. And today, we'll show you where to find them...

Focus on Branding

People use CBD for a variety of reasons, so companies need to make sure their branding is telling a story about what the product will do for a consumer.

In other words - a company needs to clearly brand itself so consumers know what it's all about.

For instance, Charlotte's Web Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS: CWBHF) offers CBD gummies to help aid in sleep, calmness, and recovery.

The image on the product bottle is very peaceful-looking. It doesn't have vibrant or bright colors, and the design ties in perfectly with the idea that the product could help in aiding a restful night's sleep.

The company uses the same design approach for its "Calm" and "Recovery" gummies.

Lord Jones, another CBD company, takes a different approach. You can quickly tell from their product packaging that the company aims to reach an upscale clientele. It was the first CBD brand available on Sephora.com, and Lord Jones was named one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies of 2019."

Abacus Health Products Inc. (OTCMKTS: ABAHF)'s CBDMedic brand, which Rob Gronkowski is a spokesperson for, has an athletic look and feel.

The company offers topical pain solutions that it says provide natural relief for arthritis, everyday aches and pain, and occasional pulled muscles. It also sells skin care products for eczema, itches and rashes, and face care.

The company takes a very direct approach on its packaging. It has its logo printed and places a big emphasis on clearly stating what the product is designed to do, which easily draws in a potential new customer.

There are a lot of CBD brands to try out there, but CBDMedic shows up front why you should try its products.

Focus on Management

Charlotte's Web provides one of the best lessons about management.

Started by seven brothers, how the company got its name is a heartwarming tale...

A little girl named Charlotte Figi was having 300 seizures a week, and her parents were trying desperately to find anything that could help provide some relief for her. They finally found that CBD oil almost completely stopped their daughter's seizures.

The family then met with the Stanley brothers, who grew a strain of cannabis that was low in THC but high in CBD. That all happened around when Charlotte was five.

At age six, thanks to the CBD oil, Charlotte was down to just two to three seizures a month.

In honor of Charlotte, the Stanley brothers decided to change the name of their company to Charlotte's Web.

This is one of the best stories in the cannabis industry. A family that's working together and has dedicated the company name to a brave little girl.

However, when you have a family-run business, it's fair to question the structure.

Would the company be better off adding someone from the "outside"? What makes one of the family members more qualified at their position than another candidate? Do the family members in key executive positions have the skill sets to take the company to the next level?

Fortunately, the brothers at Charlotte's Web knew their limitations and brought in outside help.

Deanie Elsner was the former President of U.S. Snacks at the Kellogg Co. (NYSE: K), and she became the CEO of Charlotte's Web effective May 15, 2019. For the CBD company, she's bringing 25 years of experience in consumer packaged goods and marketing. She also served in various roles at Kraft Foods.

If you've been following along with some of the new products and packaging changes Charlotte's Web has introduced, you can see that she didn't waste any time making an impact. In fact, the branding of the products we talked about earlier are all under the direction of Elsner.

For the furry members of your family, Charlotte's Web has also relaunched its hemp extracts for dogs. Similar to the gummies for humans, the dog CBD products are designed to help to keep a dog calm, improve cognition, and help with hip and joint issues.

We've talked before about the pet CBD market, and in the long run, it should help give Charlotte's Web an early foothold. Remember that even Martha Stewart is creating a pet CBD line, so that shows you this segment of the CBD market is about to go mainstream.

At the National Institute for Cannabis Investors, we also like seeing individuals with a legal background in key positions at a company. This means they know the ins and outs of the legal system, and that's especially important when running a cannabis business.

Trulieve Cannabis Corp. (OTCMKTS: TCNNF) is perhaps the best example of a company that understands the licensing process from front to back.

CEO Kim Rivers has an extensive background navigating mergers and acquisitions, and she utilized her skill set quickly; she opened the first cannabis dispensary in 19 different municipalities in Florida.

Rivers took a look around at the potential legal roadblocks, then took initiative by fighting the original cap on dispensaries in Florida. In a genius move, she attacked the 2017 law that limited the number of licenses for each operator. That number was set at 35.

Rivers argued that because she already had licenses before the law was established, those shouldn't count towards the cap.

She won.

Now, you may be wondering about how to find out this information. If you go to a company's webpage, it should have information about the executives running a company. It should talk about their backgrounds and their visions for the company.

If that information isn't on their website or easily found, that's a bit of an issue. Indeed, if you're going to invest in a company, then you deserve to know who is running the company.

Focus on Marketing

Marketing right now is tricky in the cannabis industry. Companies can't use traditional platforms to advertise their products, and there are also certain restrictions on social media sites when it comes to advertising cannabis-based products.

But that doesn't mean companies have to just sit around and do nothing.

For example, cbdMD Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: YCBD) has recruited a long list of athletes to help spread the word about CBD and the company, such as professional beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings, former NFL wide receiver Steve Smith, Sr., and skateboarder Ryan Shekler, just to name a few.

In terms of other marketing, companies should be investing in email marketing, have a search engine optimization (SEO) strategy, and attend trade shows. Because if they're not, you really have to question how well the firm is going to be able to get the word out about its products.

By attending trade shows, the company can become familiar to its audience. It can win over new customers and attract positive attention.

You can gauge a company's efforts and presence through the company's website and social media accounts or through online searches.

CBD Companies to Watch

Using the information above and looking at the financial health of a company through earnings reports as well as company projections, you have a lot of tools available to you to help you find the best CBD firms to invest in.

While the companies in the list below should not be considered as official recommendations, they can be a guide to help you get started looking for profitable CBD investments:

  • Abacus Health Products Inc. (OTC: ABAHF)
  • Cresco Labs Inc. (OTC: CRLBF)
  • Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC)
  • Charlotte's Web Holdings Inc. (OTC: CWBHF)
  • Elixinol Global Limited (OTC: ELLXF)
  • GW Pharmaceuticals Plc. (NASDAQ: GWPH)

Of course, there are plenty of websites that just have lists of CBD stocks. You'll see a ton of different companies, but the problem is, there isn't any kind of rating system or in-depth analysis report to show if the stocks are even worth buying.

A mineral company could say it is getting into the CBD market and, because of that, it makes it on a list of CBD stocks to watch.

That's why we set out to help serious investors get the information they need.

In October 2018, the National Institute for Cannabis Investors launched a proprietary cannabis stock-rating system that currently has over 200 entries.

Not only do we provide ratings from 0 to 5 on the companies in our database, we also have analysis reports with our take on whether a company is worthy of an investment based on its cannabis- and CBD-based revenue sources.

You can find more information about this critical service that we made for investors on our website.

Before you go, there's yet another cannabis opportunity we wanted to share with you that you simply can't miss...

You see, 2020 is shaping up to be a landmark year for cannabis markets - and we want you to be able to capitalize on this unprecedented economic phenomenon.

That's why we teamed up with legendary quarterback Joe Montana and cannabis pioneer Danny Brody for the 2020 American Cannabis Summit.

In this extraordinary event, you'll learn the number-one trick to spot a winning cannabis IPO...

The biggest investing mistake first-time cannabis investors make...

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Long before I was an angel investor, I sat on the other side of the table as a startup founder. I've personally founded four successful businesses. And let me tell you - it is seriously grueling work.

It was all worth it, though - and not just because I ended up making money.

More than anything, I'm glad I did it because each business started with an amazing idea. And what's better than watching an amazing idea come to life?

World-changing ideas are the bedrock upon which the startup world is built. Every successful business starts with one. And once you find a winning team to work with, you have to see whether their idea is any good.

But what does a great idea really look like?

How do you tell the difference between a founder with a billion-dollar idea... and one who's just blowing smoke? I'll show you...

Picking an Idea That Will Grow into a Business

First of all, an idea solves a problem. If it's not solving a problem, then it's not going to do well in the long run.

So when you're trying to decide on all the ideas floating around out there, you need to look at the following four key factors to help you pick the one that can actually grow into a business...

Factor No. 1: Is the Idea Revolutionary?

Here's what I mean by that: Is this concept going to change people's lives? And if so, will it change their lives for the better?

For example, with so many people living in New York, parking is very expensive, and there's a ton of traffic. Companies like Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) have made people's lives - especially those living in big cities like New York - so much easier.

With a simple tap, they can request a car on their smartphone and no longer have to wait for a taxi. It's much more cost-efficient, as well.

In fact, take a look at the taxi industry in New York right now. It's almost nonexistent. Uber has almost wiped them all out.

Cutting-edge companies that change people's lives (for the better) are what you need to target.

Factor No. 2: Is There Anyone Else Doing This?

There may not be anyone currently executing your idea or something similar in a business, but there are eventually going to be competitors. And if there isn't anyone doing that right now, how closely is it related to all the competitors out there?

How big is their addressable market size? Are they making a ton of money? Because if they're not, then this cutting-edge idea... may not cut it or do well in the long run. You want to go after big markets, and what you want to see is if anyone else is doing the same thing out there.

Even if they're not identical competitors, you want to look at the closest ones to make sure it's a big enough market.

Factor No. 3: If You Don't Like the Idea, You Shouldn't Jump on It

You should only go after an idea if you love it and truly think it can change people's lives. You should also talk to other people and listen carefully to their feedback.

That's the only time you should jump on an idea.

And it's not just as simple as liking an idea and thinking you're good to go. If you do like it, think it's cutting-edge, know it's going to meet all other requirements, and other people love it and think it's going to be revolutionary, that's when you should get into it.

Don't forget that feedback is very important. Listen to what those around you are telling you about the idea.

Bottom line: If you don't like something, then there's no point getting into it.

Factor No. 4: Don't Invest Blindly

A great idea with a not-so-great team is useless - execution is everything.

You need to look closely at the team and their past work. You can do this by searching their LinkedIn account online to research exactly what they're doing in the background.

Have they climbed the ranks of the corporate world? Have they been in other companies that have done well? Do other people say good things about them? Again, feedback is critical.

When you Google them, can you at least find something on them? Because if you can't, then that means that they're probably not that good at marketing.

You need to make sure the team is amazing. That ensures you that the great idea you're going to invest in will have the support it needs to flourish and eventually grow into a successful business.

So when you're looking at potential ideas to invest in, it's not just about deciding whether you like the ideas or not. By going through and following these four simple steps, you'll find yourself picking better companies.

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And if you didn't, great! That just means you could earn even more with two of the best penny stocks to buy today - up to 154% profit potential.

It's important to control your fear of missing out (FOMO) in today's market. The markets are sitting near all-time highs, and fears of recession are brewing. You want a breakout stock with limited risk.

If you're going to speculate, tap into penny stocks that combine low cost with strategies that dramatically improve your probability of triple-digit returns.

I'll show you my two favorites today. I'll also discuss a few of my favorite penny stock strategies to help you find stocks with the most upside.

This first one could earn you more than 45%...

The Top 5G Penny Stock


Nokia Oyj
(NYSE: NOK) was once the darling of the mobile phone industry before the invention of the iPhone. The Finnish global telecom and consumer electronics company has actually been around since 1865.

But 5G is giving this stock a new tailwind.

The firm is working to bolster its 5G offerings in Japan and considers the next-generation technology the "end-to-end network transformation" that can bring it back to international prominence. It just bought optical networking firm Elenion to help with the 5G race.

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One of the key things I want to see when buying a tech penny stock is who else is going along for the ride. Over the last year, we've watched as hedge funds pile more and more money into Nokia. In the fourth quarter, hedge funds increased their holdings of Nokia stock by a whopping 21.3 million shares. This included big purchases by Capital Growth Management ($28.57 million in stock) and Southeastern Asset Management ($12.06 million).

The ongoing growth of hedge fund investment signals that large institutional investors are willing to put large stakes of capital on a company at a time of major transformation. These companies believe in Nokia's next-generation technology and view it as a low-floor, high-return opportunity compared to other speculative positions in the space.

Nokia stock currently trades at $4.12 per share. But with 5G ramping up, shares could rise to $6 over the next 12 months. That price target represents a potential upside of 45.6% in the next year.

But our best penny stock today could earn 154% for today's investor...

The Best Penny Stock to Own Right Now

We start with one of the best small-cap biotech stocks on the market.

ADMA Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: ADMA) develops and commercializes human plasma and plasma-derived therapeutics. It specializes in the treatment of immunodeficient patients at risk for infection.

The company currently markets three FDA-approved plasma-derived biologics.

And though the company has been raising capital aggressively in recent years, the short-term outlook is bright given one important factor: insider buying.

Insider buying with biotech stocks is a remarkable strategy. It hints positive catalysts on the horizon for the company. Biotech is one of the more speculative sectors of the market. But who knows the true value and upside of the company better than the executives themselves?

In this case, we're looking for purchases north of $75,000 by CEOs, CFOs, and other major executives at the firm. Recently, the company issued a stock offering at $3.50, and its CEO and CFO both made very large purchases. Simply put, they're expecting a big return in the future given the niche market in which ADMA operates.

Shares are already up more than 10% since that offering.

ADMA stock trades right now at roughly $3.93 per share, and it's on a real path toward $10 per share in the next year. That price target represents a potential upside of 154% in the next 12 months.

Action to Take: Now is not the time to buy into bullish hype right away. The best penny stocks can be great speculative plays for a risky market. You can pick up ADMA Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: ADMA) for 154% return on the year. You could also pick up Nokia Oyj (NYSE: NOK) for 45.6%.

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And AAPL is just the beginning. Revenue across multiple industries is about to feel the effects of COVID-19, aka the coronavirus.

As the second-largest economy in the world, China produces over $25 trillion in products a year. Pick up any product on your desk right now - a stapler, a pen, even your keyboard - and it probably says those three little words, "Made in China."

But the country's economic growth has hit a major roadblock with the coronavirus.

As the pneumonia-like virus continues its rapid spread through China, revenue will suffer. Which, in turn, could pull stocks in world markets down drastically.

In fact, it already has...

But I'm not writing this to scare you. There's no reason to be fearful.

Today I'm going to show you the best way to deal with a dropping stock and protect your portfolio...

How to Double Your Money on Stocks That Fall

Tech companies like Apple are getting a lot of China-related attention now, but they're not the only industries being hit.

China is the biggest importer of oil and gas in the world. As a result, a few leading companies have been hit this year:

Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC): -25.75%

Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO): -19.88%

Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA): -18.55%

The coronavirus is also limiting travel to and from, as well as within the country. That further affects oil and energy stocks - but also cruise ship and airline companies.

American Airlines Inc. (NYSE: AAL), for example, has been in a sharp decline since Jan. 8, 2020, and is currently trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages. And these cruise lines have had a rough start to the year, as well...

Carnival Corp (NYSE: CCL): -15.16%

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL): -14.89%

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH): -9.40%

Stocks are dropping - that much is clear. And the coronavirus is spreading further and wider every day, threatening to reverse the current bull market with the most volatility we've seen all year.

But like I said, this doesn't need to be scary. A dropping stock isn't something to fear; it's an opportunity to profit.

And stocks like the ones I've listed above are set to help you make gains. So here are two ways you can profit on a stock that's falling:

No. 1: Short the Stock

"Shorting" is selling the stock first and buying it back hopefully at a lower price.

This isn't for everyone. It requires margin and can be expensive.

Now if you can handle the higher risk that comes with shorting a stock, then it can be very rewarding and offer big profits.

However, when you're trying to defend your portfolio and avoid as much risk as possible, such as right now, then there's a safer strategy out there...

No. 2: Buy Put Options

The better option here is puts.

Buying a put option gives you the right to sell a given stock at a certain price by a certain time. Put options offer leverage, higher returns, and lower risk.

If you're unfamiliar with exactly how put options work, I've detailed that right here.

When you're ready to buy, consider the 60- to 90-day out-of-the-money (OTM) puts. "Out of the money" simply means the current price of the underlying stock is below the strike price of the option.

For example, you can buy a Carnival Corp. CCL April 17, 2020 $40 put for $1.60, a total $160 investment.

With just a small move to the downside, this put will double your money.

So you see, there's really nothing scary about dropping stocks if you know how to play them. You'll not only protect your portfolio and money, but you'll also make money no matter what happens.

I'll be sure to keep a close eye on the market in the coming weeks in order to provide you with the latest updates and strategies so that you're always prepared.

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And it looks like the Fed might want to keep interest rates lower for longer. In times like these, many investors look to the top dividend stocks for safety.

Today, we break down the biggest dividend news. We'll also discuss a new dividend stock on our radar that is now a screaming "Buy."

This first one just raised its annual dividend...

Walmart Hikes Dividend

This week, Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported lackluster earnings. However, the company increased its annual dividend by 1.9% to hit $2.16 per year.


Walmart continues to boost its dividend and tease buybacks as a way to attract investors away from Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), its primary online competitor.

Walmart also announced that it spent roughly $11.8 billion over the last 12 months on dividends and buybacks. Meanwhile, Amazon spent no money on the same practices.

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The difference in such practices are core to the company's goals. Walmart is focused on building trust with investors and placing an emphasis on profits and cash flow. Amazon, meanwhile, has effectively reset Wall Street's expectations and encouraged investors to focus on revenue growth and pivots into new business lines where it can dominate.

That's what separates Walmart as one of the best dividend stocks to own. You may be familiar with this next top dividend stock as well...

Harley-Davidson Puts Cash to Work

Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is an iconic motorcycle maker. However, shares have been under pressure in recent years due to the challenge of selling motorcycles to younger customers.

Despite concerns about cash flow, the firm announced it would increase its quarterly dividend by 1.3% to $0.38 per share. It also authorized a plan to purchase back upward of 10 million shares of the company. However, the company has struggled in positive economic times. Most people on Wall Street and on Main Street are worried about what could happen to HOG stock if the United States and global economy fell into recession.

It's looking better for this next company, which has rallied over 60% since September.

Domino's Delivers Once Again

Domino's Pizza Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) is one of the top delivery companies in the world. Since I wrote about the company and recommended it back in September 2019, shares have rallied 62.9%.

It looks like the company has even further to go in the wake of its earnings report on Thursday. The pizza maker shattered earnings expectations with news that profits increased by 19% year over year, while revenue jumped 6%. The company successfully bypassed competitor delivery companies like GrubHub Inc. (NASDAQ: GRUB) and UBER Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER).

The company also announced it would hike its quarterly dividend by 20% to $0.78 per share. The firm has successfully boosted its takeout order program, boasting that 45% of its domestic orders during the third quarter came from takeout orders.

But another significant dividend hike just came from UPS...

UPS Is Delivering New Returns

United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) announced that it would increase its dividend by 5.2% as the firm attempts to establish greater investor confidence and attract new capital. The firm's dividend on Class A and Class B shares has increased to $1.01 per quarter, or $4.04 per year.

UPS followed a number of other transportation companies in hiking its dividend this month.

Now, the moment you've been waiting for. Here's our best dividend stock to buy right now.

The Dividend Stock to Buy Today

On Thursday, shares of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC) fell more than 16% after the firm reported weak earnings. The company also announced it will attempt to license content to multiple platforms rather than holding its own standalone streaming service. ViacomCBS said it would merge with CBS Corp. (NYSE: CBS) in a deal worth $30 billion.

Today, the combined company has a market capitalization of $18.2 billion, a figure that suggests it has shed the entire value of Viacom before the merger. Not only has the stock moved into oversold territory, but it is also paying a reliable dividend for a company that generates so much cash flow from advertising. Investors would be smart to lock in the dividend above 3% and allow this recent downturn to shake out.

In fact, we predict that ViacomCBS stock is poised to break out from this sudden downturn. That's because the company has Money Morning Stock VQScore™ of 4.9, placing it right in our "Buy Zone."

It pays a dividend of 3% today but has a price target of $36 by the end of 2020 as the firm cuts costs and streamlines its operations. That price target represents more than 20% upside from today's price of $29.45.

Action to Take: Ranked from 1 to 4.9, the higher the score, the more likely the stock is to break out. ViacomCBS (NYSE: VIAC) has a perfect 4.9 VQScore, which means it's almost certain to break out. You can pick up Viacom for $29.45 and 20% upside potential today.

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Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have always been one of my favorite types of investment. Very few stocks offer the same share appreciation and dividend payments as REITs.

Take the Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSE: VNQ), for example. In 2019, VNQ popped more than 32%. It also paid shareholders a 3.58% yield. Don't forget, that's for an ETF. Picking out the individual REITs poised to break out will yield even higher returns.

And in 2020, outperforming REITs have become even more important. Especially for income investors.

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Just yesterday, the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield fell again. Now, it sits at 1.52%.

Those kinds of measly returns simply won't do. How can anyone reach their financial goals by relying on 1.5% over 10 years?

Today, we've found three high-yield REITs to buy and hold through the year. Each of these REITs pays a solid dividend and offers significant profit potential.

Plus, each has recently earned a top score from our proprietary Money Morning Stock VQScore™ System. That means shares are poised to break out.

Here are the top three REITs to buy today...

Top REITs to Buy, No. 3

Washington REIT (NYSE: WRE) owns 46 properties totaling 4 million square feet in the Washington, D.C., area. It owns a mix of office properties, retail spaces, and multifamily housing complexes.

WRE is growing revenue modestly. It's expected to climb 1.5% in 2020 to $314 million. In 2021, analysts anticipate revenue jumping 5%.

One thing to keep an eye on: WRE should see a significant earnings dip in 2020. At the end of 2019, WRE posted a whopping $4.75 in diluted EPS. That was up significantly from the $0.32 it posted in 2018, and $0.25 in 2017.

But this pop was due to the sale of assets. So we should not expect EPS anywhere near that in 2020.

WRE currently pays a 3.9% yield. Right now, that's good for $1.20 in dividend payments per share annually. And WRE has been rock-solid with its dividend payments. It's dished out $1.20 per share for the last seven years.

WRE also has a 4.9 VQScore.

Top REITs to Buy, No. 2

Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO) owns properties in some of America's largest cities. Most of its properties are in New York City, but it also owns in Chicago and San Francisco. Many of its properties are office and retail spaces.

One thing that separates VNO from its competition is its dedication to sustainable policies. It boasts more than 23 million square feet of certified LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) space.

Revenue is expected to dip in 2020, but only 5%. That's likely part of the reason why VNO stock has pulled back nearly 5% in the last month. But today's buyers are getting a discount.

Analysts do anticipate a turnaround, with revenue expected to jump 4% in 2021.

VNO also pays a solid 4.1% dividend yield. And the company had $1.5 billion in cash and cash equivalents at the end of 2019. So that dividend is stable.

Not to mention, its 4.9 VQScore indicates it is poised for a break out.

Top REITs to Buy, No. 1

Douglas Emmett Inc. (NYSE: DEI) is an absolute cash machine.

Most of the company's properties are office buildings in Los Angeles, but it also develops and manages offices and multifamily properties in Los Angeles and Honolulu.

In 2020, earnings per share are expected to come in at $0.66, according to Ycharts. Incredibly, that will be 106% growth from the previous year. Earnings are expected to jump another 23% to $0.81 in 2021.

Revenue is also expected to climb over the next two years. For 2020, analysts expect 6% growth to $993 million. That should jump another 4% to over $1.03 billion in 2021.

Its yield is smaller, at 2.4%. But DEI's dividend payments have grown every single year since 2010. A decade ago, payouts were $0.40 per share. In 2019, investors were getting $1.06 per share annually.

And with a VQScore of 4.8, DEI shares are poised to break out.

Action to Take: If you're looking to add income to your portfolio, the three REITs listed above are great picks to buy and hold. Buying on any dips and dollar-cost averaging are great ways to make sure you maximize your returns.

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Don't get me wrong; I'm in no way backing off my bullish belief in Amazon.

After all, we recently had a conversation about the potential double ahead for the King of E-Commerce.

The point of today's chat is to show you how much money you can make by finding a great backend play on a booming sector like e-commerce.

It's even better if the firm in mind is a high-growth outfit that flies under Wall Street's radar. That way, you can get in before the so-called "smart money" shows up, and pile up even more profits.

And that's the exact setup we find with a company I refer to as "Amazon's Hidden Supercharger." Most folks haven't heard about it, giving us the perfect chance to get in before Wall Street does.

Since Feb. 2, 2016, when it hit a post-IPO low, up until Feb. 4 of this year, this stock has gone up 2,409%.

That's the equivalent of turning $10,000 into $251,000 in four years.

Now, this stock could hand you 200% profits in as little as 18 months...

Third-Party Support for the E-Commerce King

There's no getting around that retail continues to shift away from physical stores and malls.

For tech investors, this is a very profitable trend that will continue for years to come.

A recent market outlook from Statista notes that online sales will rise by 58% from 2017 through 2023. They'll have risen from $468 billion to $740 billion.

Now boasting a $1 trillion market cap, Amazon is set to dominate the U.S. market over the long haul. We have impressive financial results to bear that out. It brings in close to $70 billion in sales every quarter.

In last year's fourth quarter alone, Amazon crushed on earnings, beating forecasts by 59.7%. Sales of $87.4 billion also beat Wall Street's expectations.

Here's the thing. As powerful as Amazon is, it can't handle the millions of transactions it conducts every day all on its own.

That's why it quietly launched a program several years ago that lets third-party vendors sell their products on Amazon's website. That move has turned out to be a huge win.

Consider that the percentage of third-party sellers has more than doubled in about 12 years. It was just 26% back in 2007. But in last year's second quarter, the last period for full data, that figure came in at 54%.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos hit on a key fact facing companies all over the United States - most firms don't have the talent or the cash to build a winning website. Now, plugging into Amazon's sprawling platform isn't exactly easy either.

You don't have to take my word for it. The Wall Street Journal has likened the reseller program to the stock market's own complicated system, complete with the use of very sophisticated computer coding and artificial intelligence algorithms.

Enter the Hidden Supercharger: Amazon's Vital Supporter

Thanks to Amazon's Hidden Supercharger, Canada-based Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP), e-tailers are provided with sophisticated software that allows them to plug into Amazon, manage orders, collect payments, and send out e-mails to buyers.

But wait, there's more. It also helps them build their own online sites, handle multiple sales channels, and plug into social media. The idea is to ramp up sales by giving buyers a great shopping experience.

Shopify hosts software in the cloud that merchants use to run their business across all their sales channels. These include web and mobile storefronts, physical retail locations, social media storefronts, and marketplaces.

It's no wonder that Shopify has been on a roll for several years now. Ironically, though it has made fortunes for its investors, most folks have never heard of the company.

That's fine with us. We know from experience that getting in front of Wall Street and Big Media can hand us a huge payday.

That means finding a hot stock that's still flying under the radar or buying into a company with amazing prospects before it potentially even goes public in the first place.

But whether it's pre-IPO private investing or hidden gems in the stock market, the key is finding a disruptive company that fits right into a high-demand niche.

Shopify really proves my point here several times over. Amazon's Hidden Supercharger has become an integral part of the King of E-Commerce's success.

High tech is the one place in the United States where investors can regularly find a handful of stocks that can turn them into millionaires in a relatively short time frame.

SHOP is a classic example. It had its initial public offering (IPO) on May 26, 2015. Following my rule of avoiding these stocks for the first six months that they trade, this play had the kind of growth that can create a small fortune in less than five years.

The stock hit its post-IPO low on Feb. 8, 2016, when it closed at $19.33. Since then, it's scored gains of 2,409%.

As I mentioned earlier, those are the kind of gains that can turn just $10,000 into $251,000 in less than five years.

But don't worry. I still see a lot of upside ahead...

Money-Doubling Growth

Talk about a fast mover. Last year, SHOP had $41.5 billion in gross merchandise volume through its channels. That's compared to just $750 million back in 2012.

That big move translates into massive sales growth. Shopify had a mere $23 million in sales for 2012. But by 2018, that figure had soared to nearly $1.1 billion, an increase of an amazing 4,772%.

That kind of success has translated into massive profits for savvy tech investors. But I believe the stock's climb is far from over. Yes, earnings have been off lately, but the long-term track record here is great.

During the past three years, SHOP has averaged per-share earnings gains of 55%. That means it is doubling roughly every 15 months.

Remember, stock prices tend to follow earnings growth. So, we could easily forecast two doubles in the next three years. But to be conservative, let's double that to say six years.

At that rate, our original $10,000 would be worth $1,000,000.

By contrast, that same amounted invested in the S&P 500 would be worth $13,500.

Like I keep saying, if you want to become a millionaire from the stock market, you absolutely have to grab hold of tech leaders like Shopify.

In other words, stocks like SHOP are drag cars on the high-tech road to wealth.

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We'll also look at the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the marijuana industry.

First up, a pot stock that just beat earnings expectations.

Canopy Growth Tops Earnings

Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC) easily beat earnings expectations for the third quarter. Shares popped more than 18% on Friday after the firm reported a quarterly loss of $0.26 per share. That figure was well below the consensus loss of $0.39 expected by analysts. The firm reported revenue of $93.4 million, topping expectations of $79.4 million.


However, it's worth noting that Canopy faces a massive glut of cannabis. The company has produced 183 metric tons of cannabis since the end of 2017, according to MKM Partners. However, it has sold just 68 metric tons of that product. That means it has nearly two years of supply available even as it continues to grow and process cannabis.

Next, cannabis stocks could move on a Pennsylvania vote...

Marijuana Legalization in Pennsylvania Could Be Next

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives could vote on a recreational marijuana bill in 2020. Rep. Jake Wheatley (D-PA) introduced Bill 2050 on Tuesday and has a bold plan to grow the legal cannabis market in the Keystone State.

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The bill creates rules for dispensaries, growers, and processors. It also will introduce a 10% wholesale tax on business-to-business cannabis transactions. Consumer taxes would start at 6% and double after two years. Despite the robust plan, Republicans control the House Health Committee and may prevent the legalization bill from receiving a vote.

Time will tell. But here's the real question at this very moment...

Will the Coronavirus Disrupt the Weed Industry?

First, trade disputes between the United States and China disrupted the supply chain for cannabis vaping hardware and other products. Now, concerns have emerged that the coronavirus may do the same for packaging supplies, LED lighting tools, and other products.

Richard Huang, CEO of Cloudious9, said this week that we will see a crunch for the hardware supply chain in the coming months. Huang noted that the vaping hardware sector relies heavily on China for batteries, cartridges, and vaporizers.

Lastly, legislators duke it out over New Mexico legalization.

The Battle for New Mexico Cannabis Laws

This week, politicians battled over two laws surrounding medicinal and recreational marijuana.

First, the state has passed a new bill in the state's House of Representatives that will prevent non-residents from accessing identification cards for medicinal marijuana.

The new rule, likely to receive a signature from Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, aims to address residents of nearby states like Texas who found a loophole in the existing law. Opposition to the bill remains stiff due to the fact that it is the only form of healthcare that is restricted to state residents.

Meanwhile, a new bill to legalize cannabis has been tabled by the state's Judiciary Committee. Even though state residents and the governor back legalization by a wide margin, SB 115 will likely need to wait for a new legislative calendar. Advocates have said that legalized cannabis would generate $100 million in tax revenue over five years and establish up to 11,000 new jobs to the state. Although Republicans largely opposed the bill, two Democrats - who could have ensured its passage - voted to table the measure. Advocates believe that the next bill will provide a strong, new version.

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Plus: Look for big names set to deliver earnings reports today...

First, here are the numbers from Tuesday for the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq:

Index Previous Close Point Change Percentage Change
Dow Jones 29,232.19 -165.89 -0.56
S&P 500 3,370.29 -9.87 -0.29
Nasdaq 9,732.74 +1.57 +0.02

Now here's a closer look at today's most important market events stocks. We'll also discuss the stories that slipped under the radar of the mainstream financial press on Wednesday.

The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday


  • On Wednesday, the coronavirus death toll surpassed 2,000 people. Chinese officials are now reportedly going door to door in an effort to contain the outbreak. Reports indicate that China may soon introduce additional stimulus to help support its weakening economy. Investors anticipate that Chinese GDP may fall under 5% in the first quarter due to the ongoing impact of coronavirus on consumer spending and its manufacturing supply chain.

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  • Keep an eye on the central banks Wednesday. The U.S. Federal Reserve will release minutes from its most recent FOMC meeting. Meanwhile, the Peoples' Bank of China could provide additional easing measures to prevent additional damage to the economy. Reports indicate that the Chinese central bank could slash its interest rate and provide more mid-term lending for banks in the region. The nation may also inject cash into its struggling airlines.
  • The U.S. talent shortage continues to get worse. According to Manpower Group, seven out of 10 companies have reported a talent shortage for 2019. That figure is more than three times the shortage figure experienced a decade ago. Even though there are 6.4 million job openings in the United States, the tight labor market continues to weigh on small businesses and firms looking to grow.

Stocks to Watch Today: FB, NKE, APRN, TSLA

  • Shares of Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) are under pressure on news that the IRS has sued the company over its alleged offshoring of profits. The tax agency will attempt to convince a judge that the company owes $9 billion that it attempted to shift to Ireland. The IRS will call for several executives to testify over its royalty payment practices.
  • Shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) popped another 6.7% this morning after the electric vehicle giant received an upgrade from Piper Sandler. The research firm's analyst hiked its price target from $729 to $928 per share.
  • Shares of Nike Corp. (NYSE: NKE) are on the move after the company shuffled its executive suite. The firm announced that its CFO, Andy Campion, will switch to COO. The firm's e-commerce chief will become president of the firm's consumer business.
  • Blue Apron Holdings Inc. (NYSE: APRN) is exploring a sale of the company after another terrible fourth quarter. The firm fell short of financial expectations once again.
  • Look for earnings reports from Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH), Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), Boston Beer Co. Inc. (NYSE: SAM), Williams Cos. Inc. (NYSE: WMB), Stamps.com Inc. (NASDAQ: STMP), and Energy Transfer LP (NYSE: ET).

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That is the prospect of a market crash in the weeks ahead.

Now, a crash is possible. The reasons why range from COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) to the upcoming presidential election to another terrorist attack.

However, it's important to remember that nobody knows for certain what's going to happen. So do not let these - or any - uncertainties throw you off your long-term investing plan or cloud your thinking. Remember that making investing decisions based on emotion can lead to big losses.

What's best to ask is whether a market crash is probable. This allows you to prepare ahead of time for the unknown, which makes all the difference.

Take the coronavirus. Many analysts are calling it a black swan event, meaning it's unpredictable. But at this point, I think it's more like a "gray swan" - we know this thing is coming.

But the markets do not reflect this possibility. Even with Tuesday's market drop, major indexes are flirting with all-time highs. The melt-up that I told you was likely last fall seems unstoppable.

Well, I don't particularly like surprises. And this all leads to me to think there's another shoe out there getting ready to drop. Some folks may or may not share that opinion, but what we do share is the desire to future-proof our portfolios and our wealth.

So here are the steps to take to ensure both are protected...

The Markets May Be Uncertain, but You Don't Have to Be

There are three steps to take to "future-proof" your portfolio so you're prepared for whatever comes next.

The first thing you need to do is to make a short list of companies that you'd sell and those you'd keep if there's a sudden downdraft.

Mind you, this doesn't have to be complicated.

The easiest way to do this is to simply ask yourself which companies have the strongest performance and the clearest path to profits.

The answers will become self-evident pretty quickly when you line them up with my Six Unstoppable Trends and whether or not the companies that interest you make "must have" products or merely the "nice to have" variety.

Using this same logic, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is a keeper at any price. Uber Technologies Inc. (NYSE: UBER) is one to toss.

The second step to take is to bring your trailing stops up nice and tight - probably even tighter than you're used to.

As a quick reminder, a trailing stop is an advanced options order that automatically tracks the prices of your options positions and then sells them automatically when their value declines by a predetermined amount from the highest price achieved.

If, for example, you identify a company you want to "throw" away and you're running at a 25% trailing stop as a rule of thumb, consider bringing that up to just 5% or even tighter to get out early if and when there's a rollover.

There may not be, so this strategy gives you the freedom to ride along to more profits. That's a win-win.

And finally, the third step to take is to get ready to buy.

Now, I know that catches a lot of people by surprise, but you really do want to play offense when things go south.

As I've mentioned before, when there's blood in the streets, buying is the single most powerful move you can make - even if you're scared to make it. While it may come across as counterintuitive, non-obvious advice, history shows that it's very, very valuable.

In fact, the late Sir John Templeton - arguably the greatest global stock picker of the century - had a term for what I'm talking about. He called it "buying at points of maximum pessimism."

With that in mind right now, I'm particularly focused on companies that do not have a lot of coronavirus exposure and which may be even stronger when the virus really takes hold. It's a pretty short list of firms, as you might imagine.

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I'll be sure to keep a close eye on the market in the next several weeks in order to bring you the latest updates and ways to play it for the most profits while protecting your money at the same time.

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The number of legal cannabis companies in America is growing by the day. It's no surprise. Everyone wants in on one of the fastest-growing industries in U.S. history.

The growth numbers are outrageous.

According to the National Institute for Cannabis Investors, legal marijuana sales totaled $10.8 billion in 2018. In the next nine years, it's estimated the market could hit a whopping $2.6 trillion in annual sales.

That's industry growth of 23,974% in just over 10 years.

But investing in marijuana stocks requires extensive research. Many of the "companies" popping up are not the type of firms you want to invest in. They're just trying to cash in on the hype.

We have you covered. Today, we'll show you how to invest in marijuana successfully by picking out companies with strong fundamentals. Of course, marijuana investing is more speculative than income investing or passive investing. But the potential returns are astonishing.

Just look at CV Sciences Inc. (OTCMKTS: CVSI). It soared over 1,500% in just five months in 2018.

The marijuana companies we'll show you today are the perfect balance of solid fundamentals and huge profit potential.

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These are also companies that are directly involved with cannabis. These aren't massive biotechs looking to diversify their billion-dollar portfolios with a cheap cannabis drug. They're firms directly involved in the industry. That gives them much higher upside.

These are the three top legal marijuana companies to invest in now...

Legal Marijuana Companies to Invest In No. 3

Canopy Growth Corp. (NYSE: CGC) is one of the biggest names in legal marijuana. With over 3,000 employees, Canopy is one of the largest producers and distributors of cannabis in Canada.

It also may be the most diversified marijuana company on the market.

The company's products include dried flower, concentrates, oils, soft gel capsules, and various hemp products. These products appeal to both recreational and medical cannabis users.

But that's not the extent of Canopy's medical program.

Through its healthcare division, the company focuses on cannabis-based medicines as well. Canopy has a clinical research partnership with NEEKA Health Canada. Together, the two research the effectiveness of cannabinoids for treating athletes with concussions.

The firm also purchased a stake in Biosteel Sports Nutrition Inc. in 2019. Now, Canopy is creating CBD-infused drinks for athletes.

Another major selling point for CGC is its partnership with Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ). In 2018, Constellation bought a 38% stake in Canopy. As one of the largest alcoholic beverage makers in the world, Constellation plans to help Canopy expand into the cannabis-infused beverage market.

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Of course, you can't mention CGC stock without discussing its poor performance in the last year. Since peaking in September 2019, Canopy stock has fallen more than 54%.

But as is the case with all marijuana stocks, CGC is a long-term investment. This is not a stock you hold for two to three months and hope to make a quick profit. This is a stock to buy and hold for years if you believe in the long-term potential of the cannabis market.

Shares trade near $22 today.

Legal Marijuana Companies to Invest In No. 2

Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY) is another big name in the cannabis industry. Unfortunately, this is another stock that's gotten hammered over the last two years, dropping 88% since its peak in 2018.

While some may avoid the stock because of that dip, we see an opportunity. The fact is you can get another long-term player in this enormous industry for pennies on the dollar.

Headquartered in Canada, Tilray operates in 12 countries around the world. Its name might also be familiar because it was the first cannabis company to hold its IPO on a major U.S. stock exchange.

That's a big part of the reason for the stock's run-up and eventual pullback. After the IPO, TLRY shares exploded 400% in less than three months. Of course, that was purely hype-driven and completely unsustainable.

Like Canopy, Tilray has numerous partnerships in multiple fields. It has a joint venture with ABInBev to create cannabis beverages. It acquired the hemp food manufacturer Manitoba Harvest in 2019, allowing it to break into the food business. It also acquired a 155,000-square-foot greenhouse in Ontario last year to boost its production.

A look at revenue growth is another extremely bullish sign. In 2020, TLRY is expected to grow revenue 75% to over $300 million. Like many other cannabis companies, TLRY is not yet profitable, but it's making progress. Earnings in 2020 should come in at -$1.02. That's an improvement from -$1.41 the previous year.

You can buy TLRY shares near $17 today.

Legal Marijuana Companies to Invest In No. 1

Acreage Holdings Inc. (OTCMTKS: ACRGF) is our top stock today and also the smallest of the three companies. Shares trade for just $5.25 today. That makes this stock more speculative that Tilray or Canopy, but it also has the highest upside of the three.

Acreage was founded in 2014 and is based in New York. Today, it operates in 20 states.

But it's a partnership with Canopy Growth that really put Acreage on the map.

In April 2019, the two companies announced a deal where Canopy will acquire Acreage when the United States legalizes the growth, sale, and production of cannabis. Of course, cannabis is legal in the states where ACRGF operates now, but the deal depends on federal legalization.

The deal was valued at $3.4 billion. That's significant because ACRGF has a market cap of just over $350 million today.

Instead of building its own brand in the United States, Canopy will rely on Acreage. It's hard to imagine a bigger bullish signal than that for ACRGF.

Acreage stock is down 79% since it peaked in 2018. Now it trades near penny stock territory. There's no doubt that this is a speculative investment. But it's also the kind of cannabis stock that can bring triple- or even quadruple-digit gains as the legalization movement continues.

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More on this story below. Plus, see what else is moving the Dow Jones today.

Here are the numbers from Monday for the Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq:

Index Previous Close Point Change Percentage Change
Dow Jones 29,398.08 -85.34 -0.29
S&P 500 3,366.15 -7.71 -0.22
Nasdaq 9,731.18 -26.46 -0.27

Now, here are the most important market events and stocks I'm following today.

The Top Stock Market Stories for Tuesday


  • Apple Inc.
    (NASDAQ: AAPL) is sounding the coronavirus alarm. The firm said it won't meet expected revenue levels given the fact that it has struggled to bring a large amount of production online in China. Delays due to worker shortages and factory closures could also impact other products. The firm also said that demand in China has plunged due to the ongoing outbreak. China reported another 98 deaths Tuesday and 1,886 new cases.

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  • The U.S. Federal Reserve's easing activity registered at $18.9 billion last Wednesday. It was the 15th of 16 straight weeks that the Fed has pumped more than $246.6 billion into the markets since September. Ongoing efforts by the Fed and the U.S. Treasury Department are now starting to create headaches for regulators as U.S. deficits continue to surge. The Fed might not be able to prevent a rise in volatility if it doesn't stabilize reserves.
  • Finally, oil prices were falling yet again thanks to delays among OPEC leaders to reach an agreement on further production cuts. In addition, the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus has weakened demand for crude in China and other key Asian markets. This morning, WTI crude prices fell another 1.92% to settle just above $51 per barrel. Meanwhile, Brent crude was off 2.1% and sitting near $56.50 per barrel.

Stocks to Watch Today: WMT, HSBC, BEN, LM

  • In earnings news, shares of Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) added 1% this morning after the company reported earnings. Its quarterly earnings of $1.38 was short of expectations by $0.05. Revenue was also light in terms of expectations. The stock is likely getting a small bounce because the firm announced a 1.9% increase to its dividend.
  • Meanwhile, HSBC Holdings Plc. (NYSE: HSBC) - a bank notorious for money laundering schemes and other serious violations of public trust - is preparing to let go of 35,000 employees. The job cuts will take place over the next three years as part of a broader plan to shed about $100 billion in assets. HSBC stock was off 4.8% in pre-market hours.
  • Franklin Resources Inc. (NYSE: BEN) and Legg Mason Inc. (NYSE: LM) have both been looking for ways to operate in a world where investors have increasingly shifted away from active management. The solution: a $4.5 billion deal that marries the two firms. Shares of LM stock popped more than 24% this morning, while BEN shares added 13.7%.

Look for earnings reports from Medtronic Plc. (NYSE: MDT), Bloomin Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: BLMN), Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), Devon Energy Corp. (NYSE: DVN), Choice Hotels International Inc. (NYSE: CHH), and Enphase Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: ENPH).

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There were reports of five-hour waits across dispensaries in Illinois, with lines stretching around the block.

A good chunk of the cannabis enthusiasts willing to brave the elements were not even from the Prairie State. Out-of-state visitors spent $8.6 million in Illinois in January.

In just the first month, Illinois hauled in a total $39.2 million. That puts the state on pace for $470 million in total sales for 2020.

That number is only going up - way up. It all has to do with Illinois' neighbors...

"Illinois has a really strong advantage, being in the middle of prohibition territory," Bethany Gomez, Managing Director of Cannabis Research at Brightfield Group said in a statement.

She's right. Bordering Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky, Illinois is in the perfect spot to capture the money people want to spend on legal, tested, and safe products.

It's become an "oasis" in prohibition land.

And it's proof of the profitability of a safe, regulated market. After the first year of legal recreational sales, it's going to be a wakeup call for the states dragging their feet, which is a huge catalyst for change - and profits...

Political Pressure to Legalize Cannabis Is Mounting

Politicians clinging to outdated beliefs in states bordering Illinois will get the message this year that legalization is inevitable.

They'll see new tax dollars that could have been spent in their state, and they will want a piece of it.

Because - as we've talked about before - there is a lot of money being left on the table, money that should be trickling into the legal market.

New Frontier Data, a company with the mission to be the intelligence authority for the cannabis industry, projects that all cannabis sales in North America were $86 billion in 2018.

As a reference, legal sales in the United States in 2018 were $10.8 billion.

That means more than $70 billion in sales were conducted in the black market.

Collectively, legalization will help turn these illicit sales into legal sales, which will boost company revenue, and then be reflected in incredibly higher stock prices.

And because legalization is proceeding despite what even the most conservative politicians say, you'll want to keep your eyes on even the most conservative states, too - especially as we inch closer to the election.

That means Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky will soon be opening themselves up to the possibility of some form of cannabis legalization.

Politicians can no longer ignore the demand of citizens in such a pivotal year - when so many of them are telling their political representatives what the laws will be through ballot measures. It's happening across the country.

As I've said before, no politician - even in those prohibition states I mentioned above - is bold enough to make a strong stand against legalization.

So what does this mean for you? There are three things to do now:

Keep Your Eyes on the Conservative States: Because legalization is proceeding despite what even the most conservative politicians say, you'll want to watch even the most conservative states, too - especially as we inch closer to the election.

That means Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky will soon be opening themselves up to the possibility of some form of cannabis legalization. Politicians can no longer ignore the demand of citizens in such a pivotal year - when so many of them are telling their political representatives what the laws will be through ballot measures. It's happening across the country. As I've said before, no politician - even in those prohibition states I mentioned above - is bold enough to make a strong stand against legalization.

Invest in the Companies Breaking into These Markets: Dixie Brands Inc. (OTCMTKS: DXBRF) has been making moves in Oklahoma, Cresco Labs Inc. (OTCMKTS: CRLBF) sold more than 9,000 products on the first day of legal sales in Illinois, and Curaleaf Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS: CURLF) is making deals to expand operations from 12 to 19 states. Get a piece now, before Wall Street has caught on to the profitability and drives the price higher.

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This should be the most profitable time of year. But so many traders miss the best opportunities.

That's why I trade earnings differently than everyone else.

I'm not an analyst. I don't give much thought to revenue and earnings per share (EPS). If you only focus on the top and bottom line, earnings can get really complicated, really quickly.

So I created my three-step earnings trading plan.

This plan simplifies the earnings process and still comes loaded with that same exciting profit potential that earnings brings.

For anyone who doesn't feel like they're making as much as they could from earnings, this plan will help you profit every single quarter, like clockwork.

Here's all you need to do...

Simplify Earnings Straight Down to the Profits

Step No. 1: Look at the historical movement

"Historical movement" is pretty simple. All you're looking for is how many times a stock has moved up or down over the last eight quarters.

You can think of this in terms of sports betting.

Let's say there's a big game coming up and you know you want to put money on it. You start to dig into the numbers of the team's matchups over the years. You focus on wins versus losses and realize that Team A has won seven of the last 10 matchups. And suddenly, deciding which team to put your money on seems simple.

Determining a stock's historical movement is a lot like that. I'm looking for stocks that are consistently going up every quarter. If a stock has gone up seven times out of the last eight quarters, I'm interested.

Step No. 2: Check out the implied movement

If you've been in the trading game for a while, you probably know all about this step. But here's a refresher...

Implied movement is an indicator that's used to predict how much a stock price will increase or decrease due to an upcoming event - which in this situation would be earnings.

This number is based on implied volatility, and when paired with historical movement, it can give you a strong sense of where a stock or option could be headed next.

Step No. 3: Establish a measured move target

Once I have an idea of a stock's implied movement, I can establish a measured move target. This is the prediction of where the price of the stock could move.

I like to profit from earnings season by trading options - and this is an important part of ensuring I'm adding the right option to my lineup.

The way that this is done is by taking the price of the actual stock and then both subtracting and adding the implied movement. The two final numbers that you get are the two price points the market makers believe the stock could hit.

For example, let's say a stock is priced at $30 and the implied movement is $3. You would first subtract $3 from $30 and get $27. Then you would add them and get $33, so now $27 and $33 are your two targets.

Putting It All Together

So, imagine you're getting geared up to place your next earnings trade. You've got your eye on a stock you've been watching. The guys on the financial news networks all have different opinions of where it could head next.

But you know that none of that back and forth even matters, so you shut off the TV and get down to business.

First up, you check out the historical movement, and you see that the stock has rallied six times and sold off twice over the last eight quarters. What that tells you is that this stock has great historical movement. So you check off your first box.

Secondly, you dig into a stock's implied move. You find out that historically it moves 3% on average - another great sign.

Second box: checked.

Following this, you take a look at the stock's current price, which is $30. From here, you're easily able to calculate your measured move target. It gives you the two possible outcomes I showed you earlier - $27 or $33 - but since the stock has moved up consistently over the last eight quarters, you're going to trust that history will repeat itself.

Now, you could purchase the stock and settle for small return - or you could set yourself up for the possibility of unbelievable gains.

And it's all done with one thing: Options...

When it comes to earnings, my favorite trading strategy is a call butterfly spread.

This setup lends you limited risk, but allows you to pocket major gains.

It's done by purchasing four option contracts with the same expiration date, but three different strike prices: a higher strike price, an at-the-money strike price, and a lower strike price. And it makes for the perfect positioning for an earnings trade.

Thanks to my three-step plan, you know exactly what your move is... Buying the weekly $31-$33-$35 call butterfly.

This means that you would buy one $31 call, sell two of the $33 calls, and buy one $35 call. Now, your total comes out to $0.40 per contract. And as you might know with options, one option equates to 100 contracts, meaning you would pay an easy $40.

Easy, right? Now you can kick back your heels and watch the money come rolling in because all you need is for the stock to follow its historical pattern - which comes with an 80% chance.

If the stock moves up to $33 on expiration (just like the historical movement predicted), the spread would be worth $2, so you would make 400% profits. Much better than a normal stock investment return, huh?

And it really is that easy.

Bottom line, making money through earnings doesn't have to be complicated. And with this three-step plan, you're already on your way to cashing in on that next big earnings report.

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But the big tech stocks aren't the only big winners.


If you're looking for that next breakout stock, you might want to consider buying a few penny stocks. They trade for under $5, and they can have an immense upside on just a few dollars' change in share price.

To find the best penny stocks to own, I typically incorporate several different strategies. I always want to make sure these companies are viable and provide a favorable risk-reward profile. I'll look at the company's balance sheet to examine cash flow and debt. Then I'll look for positive signals like insider buying among executives.

My top penny stocks to own this week pass one or more of these tests. The best one is even positioned for a 185% breakout in the next year.

Let's get started...

Best Penny Stock to Own This Week, No. 3: WisdomTree Investments

WisdomTree Investments Inc. (NYSE: WETF) is a popular provider of exchange-traded products. You've probably seen their exchange-traded funds (ETFs), exchange-traded notes, and exchange-traded commodities. The firm has about $60 billion under management, a figure that is small compared to its competitors. The firm competes with some of the biggest names in finance, including BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BLK), Vanguard, and Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ).

Launched in 2006, it has grown to the seventh-largest provider of ETFs in the United States.

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WisdomTree currently trades around $5.15 thanks to a recent uptick from 52-week lows. The company is a prime takeover target for a larger ETF or asset manager. We see an upside for WETF at $6.50 by the end of the year. That would represent a potential upside of 26% from current prices.

This next penny stock, however, could more than double in the next 12 months - 136% growth...

Best Penny Stock to Own This Week, No. 2: Cerecor Inc.

Cerecor Inc. (NASDAQ: CERC) is a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in treatments for rare and orphan diseases and neurological conditions.

The stock has pulled back in recent months thanks to its purchase of Aevi Genomic Medicine. However, this deal is poised to be a major catalyst for Cerecor in the future. The combination of the two companies will address pediatric orphan diseases.

The company has a fantastic pipeline of new drugs, led by three therapies for inborn errors of metabolism. Specialization in these diseases makes Cerecor a potential takeover target by a larger pharmaceutical company in the future.

And its stakeholders have been very bullish on its future. Last week, one of the company's directors, Armistice, purchased $5 million in CERC stock, a sign that it expects a big windfall in the future. With shares trading at $3.80 per share, we agree. Our price target for CERC stock is $9 over the next 12 months.

That figure represents an upside of 136% by this time next year. But you won't get more upside than from our very best penny stock to buy today.

This next penny stock could deliver 185% for today's investor.

The Best Penny Stock to Own This Week

If you're looking for huge upside, look no further than the biotech industry.

ADMA Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: ADMA) is a biotech firm that develops and commercializes human plasma and plasma-derived therapeutics. This means that the firm specializes in the treatment of patients with immunodeficiency disorders at risk for infection and others at risk for certain infectious diseases. It caters to immunity-compromised patients in the United States.

The company currently markets three FDA-approved plasma-derived biologics. And the upside for this niche market is significant - despite the recent downturn in the stock.

This week, we saw the company issue a large amount of stock through a new offering at $3.50 per share. The company is raising money for its ongoing push to bring products to market and continue its operations. It was positive to see its CEO, CFO, other executives, and large investors pour tens of millions of dollars back into the company. They're expecting a massive return for the effort.

ADMA stock trades right now at roughly $3.50 per share. But we see a track for the stock to trade at $10 per share in the next year. That price target represents a potential upside of 185% in the next 12 months.

Action to Take: Penny stocks can have a tendency to break out on even the smallest successes. So when you see a penny stock with healthy risk-reward, trusted by analysts, you're likely to get the highest gain by investing as soon as possible. In this case, ADMA Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: ADMA) can earn 185% for today's investor.

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It's easy to forget this or get discouraged during your investing journey. Even seasoned investors can have moments of doubt when they hit a setback. But the powerful truth is that it's completely real and achievable.

The message is this: It's absolutely possible to become a millionaire, even without a lot of money to start with.

And the key to turning a little into a lot is surprisingly simple.

Now, one hurdle to overcome is to not let yourself be "beaten" before you even start.

I've seen it happen. People fall prey to get-rich-quick schemes, fancy trading seminars, and all sorts of investing-related hooey that races across the Internet. Worse, they decide they're only going to "lose" so much in the effort to line up big profits.

Building real wealth takes diligent effort, focus, and discipline. There will be ups and downs. There will be losses along the way.

But don't believe anyone - even the voice inside your head - telling you that it's not possible. You can turn a little into a lot.

The answer isn't money. It's time.

Let me show you...

There's Always Time to Build Your Wealth

People tell me frequently that they're starting late, that they're uncertain what they can make with the time they have. They say they don't have "time" when it comes to building wealth.

But I beg to differ.

It's a valid concern. But it's a not show-stopper.

Think back to 2001, when the late Steve Jobs promised "1,000 songs in your pocket" using a never-before-seen digital music player he called the iPod. Millions of people couldn't wait to plunk down a cool $399 to get one.

Consider the alternative, though. Had you taken that same $399 and put it in Apple's stock instead, you'd be sitting on more than $93,000 in Apple shares today.

Look at these even smaller time frames...

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) doubled last year.

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) has tacked on 190% over the past five years.

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has chalked up 1,760% over the past 10 years.

Each of the companies I've just mentioned could easily double in the next 12 to 24 months, barring a major market reset. There's actually plenty of time.

You just have to know where to look.

The world's best companies are creating wealth faster than at any point in recorded history, and the markets reflect that.

It took 88 years for the Dow to first cross 1,000 points - back on Nov. 14, 1972.

It only took another fourteen years to go up another 1,000 points - on Jan. 8, 1987.

Fast-forward to 2017, when the venerable index crossed from 24,000 to 25,000 in just 24 trading days from Nov. 30, 2017, to Jan. 4, 2018, the fastest 1,000-point run in market history.

You can buy a single share of any of the companies I mentioned earlier any time you want if that's what you can afford. Ironically enough, Apple is trading at $322 a share (or $77 less than the original iPod) as I type. Alphabet is at $1,525 a share while Amazon is at $2,183.

Or, you can start by investing in a mutual fund like the Vanguard Wellington Fund (MUTF: VWELX), which offers you exposure to all of these names, plus another 41 holdings with high growth potential in the tech space. The initial investment is a low $3,000, and the expense ratio is an ultra-low 0.25%.

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The latest state to draw cannabis investment is none other than Oklahoma.

Oklahoma is one of the biggest markets in the country when you look at the number of medical cannabis cardholders per resident. It's estimated that nearly 5% of Oklahoma residents have a medical card, with 15.6 cannabis dispensaries per 100,000 residents. That puts it second only to Oregon.

Doctors in Oklahoma are able to prescribe medical cannabis for any condition. As of Jan. 20, the state had 235,786 patients.

Pair such a large market with the growth potential that more liberal laws offer, and you get more and more cannabis companies - like the ones I'll cover today - heading to the Sooner State...

Full Steam Ahead in Oklahoma

A handful of companies you've heard about from me in our daily cannabis profits newsletter have started to stake their claim on Oklahoma.

Last July, cannabis operator Curaleaf Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS: CURLF) announced it was buying multistate operator GR Companies (doing business as Grassroots Cannabis) to increase Curaleaf's presence to 19 states from 12. When the merger closes, GR will give Curaleaf a dozen licenses and three retail locations in Oklahoma.

Acreage Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS: ACRGF) has plans to open a retail location in Tulsa, and it has been approved for one grower license in Pocasset.

Dixie Brands Inc. (OTCMKTS: DXBRF), one of the cannabis industry's leading consumer packaged goods companies, and SLANG Worldwide Inc. (OTCMKTS: SLGWF) are also getting in on the action.

SLANG will license its products to Elite Cultivation, which will distribute and sell those products in dispensaries throughout Oklahoma.

Dixie Brands is also partnering with a manufacturer in the state. Dixie expanded its footprint to six states in 2019, when it announced it would enter the rapidly expanding Oklahoma market in November.

Dixie is a big name in cannabis products, with a portfolio of more than 100 cannabis-infused products in 15 categories. It's one we covered in August thanks to its deal with Arizona Beverage Co. to produce and sell iced tea containing THC.

That was a huge one for the cannabis industry - the first instance of a mainstream U.S. consumer products brand making its valuable trademarks available for THC products.

The fact that Dixie is in Oklahoma is huge for both the company and the state's moneymaking potential.

I'll keep you posted on the latest profit opportunities out of Oklahoma and every state. And in case you missed our announcement this week, there's a special event coming you won't want to miss...

Cannabis Laws Being Reformed En Masse

It's hard to deny that the medical, personal, and economic benefits of "America's Green Gold Rush" are appealing to both Republicans and Democrats alike.

Once the feds end cannabis prohibition nationwide, all bets will be off - demand will boost share prices through the roof.

But you can still get in on the ground floor, just in time for what could be the windfall of the century.

You don't want to miss out on this opportunity...

In fact, legendary quarterback Joe Montana says "NOW is the time to invest in cannabis."

Public support is at an all-time high...

Thirty-three states have legalized (with more on the way)...

And $12.8 billion in new wealth has been created from cannabis.

There's no denying it: This market is an unstoppable economic force.

Join us on Tuesday, Feb. 25, as we sit down with legendary quarterback Joe Montana to talk all things cannabis: how to get in, how to pick the RIGHT stocks, and how to avoid the most common investor mistakes.

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