Money Morning https://moneymorning.com Money Morning is here to help investors profit handsomely on this seismic shift in the global economy. In fact, we believe this is where the only real fortunes will be made in the months and years to come. Money moves markets. But Money Morning lets you move first. en Sat, 29 Feb 2020 12:53:05 +0000 Sat, 29 Feb 2020 12:53:05 +0000 How to Stay "In to Win" with These Simple Panic-Defense Tactics https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/29/how-to-stay-in-to-win-with-these-simple-panic-defense-tactics/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=How to Stay "In to Win" with These Simple Panic-Defense Tactics By Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning Stocks, trading strategies After a tough week in the markets, we're facing a sobering reality that the coronavirus's continued spread could very well turn into a full-fledged pandemic. The best thing to do is prepare on all fronts to meet this reality head-on.

Everything I've been warning you about for the past few weeks appears to be happening, which means that it's time to begin focusing on the flip side... what happens next.

As public health agencies around the globe hopefully take strong action and necessary next steps to contain a further spread of the virus, it is my job as Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist to provide you with the necessary next steps and tools to not only help protect your money, but also help you profit while the rest of the market panics and sells off.

And the how is much easier than you think. That's why today, I'm going to show you the four simple tactics I use that will not only defend your portfolio against loss, but will also help make you money...

What's Next?

Estimates are all over the map.

The epidemiologists that I've talked to see two distinct possibilities at this point: a) the virus becomes nothing more than a flu-like nuisance that surfaces annually, or b) the virus turns into a series of self-sustaining "blooms" in major urban areas where close-contact exposure is unavoidable.

My own experience with SARS and the Avian Flu in China makes me think that it's the latter. I doubt very seriously that China is giving us anything even remotely resembling the whole story.

Worse, I also believe the disease is already out of control because governments did not act quickly enough to contain the emerging risks.

From a financial perspective, I hear a lot of supposed experts talking about how the flu kills more people, that this is relatable to other experiences, and so on.

What a load of hooey.

I was livid to hear White House Director Larry Kudlow's assessment that the United States has contained the coronavirus and that the economy is "holding up."

If that were true, the CDC wouldn't be warning about "severe disruption to American life" nor would it be telling people to "get ready now!"

You may or may not agree, and that's OK. In fact, that's great!

My job is not to take sides - good or bad, popular or not. My job is to assess probabilities and cold hard facts in my capacity as Chief Investment Strategist.

The possibility that we won't have a major outbreak right here in the United States is miniscule at this point. I see it as not a matter of "if," but "when" because of the nature of international air travel and reports that the virus is now jumping from person to person in Europe and the Middle East, where in some countries healthcare systems are primitive if they exist at all.

Worst case, I see this stripping a few thousand points from the Dow and 10-year yields dropping as low as 1% before this is over. The difference between probable and possible is becoming more razor-thin by the minute.

I'm not trying to scare you, but I would be remiss if I didn't tell you the truth. Of course, there's always action to take to keep your portfolio as healthy as possible.

Your Coronavirus "Hedge" Actions to Take

There are plenty of ways to hedge, ranging from simple mutual funds and ETFs to all sorts of options, futures, and more.

I'm a big fan of keeping it simple, which is why I advocate Total Wealth Tactics like Trailing Stops and Profit Targets at all times, not just when it's convenient.

I'm also a keen proponent of zigging when everything else zags. That's why I recommend specialized inverse funds like the Rydex Inverse S&P 500 Strategy Fund (RYURX), which appreciates as the S&P 500 declines, or its cousin, the ProShares Short S&P 500 (NYSEArca: SH) exchange-traded fund. These are both up by about 6.38% and 6.5% respectively since last Friday's close.

Don't make the mistake of thinking this is an all-or-nothing decision, though.

Studies show that allocating as little as 1% to 3% of investable capital to a choice like these can substantially stabilize your overall investment portfolio while ensuring you have dramatically lower exposure to market volatility that will demoralize investors without a comparable safety net.

It's a move that can help you stay "in to win" - something that's vitally important over time.

More sophisticated folks wanting to lock in specific profit targets or ranges may find options strategies like the Profit Collars I wrote about recently to their liking. Or they may prefer to buy or sell directional bets, including various combinations of options spreads that accomplish the same thing.

At the end of the day, it doesn't really matter which avenue you take. Just that you take one and stick to it.

As for buying stocks... my "buy list" is as long as a CVS receipt, but I'm content to "wait" this out for a bit until traders calm down, especially if you've been preconditioned to "buy the dips" like Wall Street wants.

The coronavirus is an exogenous shock to the system and that makes it a very different animal from fundamental downturns, which are a dime a dozen.

Tactically speaking, I suggest that you buy in smaller amounts than you would otherwise with new money or use Total Wealth Tactics like Dollar-Cost Averaging that can help you sidestep the volatility that's scaring the pants off a lot of folks.

Keep Trailing Stops a little tighter than normal; you can always buy back in if things calm down. Take profits a bit sooner than you would instead of shooting for the fences every time.

Sectors that are going to get clobbered - as if they haven't been already - include anything related to retail exposure and to travel, including, for example, reservation and travel companies, airlines, cruise lines and convention planning companies, destination resorts, and casinos and the like.

Sectors that stand to gain (after the indiscriminate selling stops) include cyber shopping, Big Tech, remote medical providers, booze, and even trucking companies that'll have to haul everything if and when social adjustments like closing schools and shutting down public gatherings are implemented.

But there are no guarantees - period.

History shows that stocks with strong cash flow and dividends fall less and roar to recovery faster, which is why you will want to be very "choosy."

That means choosing "must haves" like companies offering a built-in defense against global recession. In fact, I'm sharing two new recommendations with paid subscribers in upcoming Money Map Report.

There's no need to rush into anything... or, for that matter, out of anything.

This is why we have a plan at all times.

Let me leave you with a thought...

Global growth may slow, it may sputter... but IT WILL NOT STOP.

That's why playing offense is still the best course of action, even if it doesn't feel good and even if there's more selling ahead.

I'll be with you every step of the way.

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Why the E-Trade Merger Is a Bad Deal for Investors Like You https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/28/why-the-e-trade-merger-is-a-bad-deal-for-investors-like-you/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=Why the E-Trade Merger Is a Bad Deal for Investors Like You By Money Morning Staff Reports, , Money Morning Investing, Investing Tips, Investment Advice We're always skeptical when Wall Street takes away your choices. They are only doing it to make more money from you and that is exactly what we see happening with Morgan Stanley's (NYSE: MS) acquisition of E-Trade Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: ETFC).


It's a similar theme that we saw when other Wall Street titans, like Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS), started to offer their money management services to retail investors.

We know you need to use a brokerage firm to buy and sell stocks. And now, with zero-dollar commissions being the industry standard, we really have to wonder why Morgan Stanley would buy a non-income producing asset like a discount broker.

When you take all individual investors together as a group, they are sitting on $72 trillion in cash. That's all you need to know.

You know they didn't do it to level the playing field between you and their lucrative institutional clients who generate millions in fees each year. They did it because they found another way to make money, this time off a segment that up until now wasn't worth their time.

As their new client, you will be part of a new revenue generation stream that goes beyond simple brokerage commissions.

Here's what to look out for to protect your money when Wall Street wants even more of it...

Why the E-Trade Merger Limits Your Choice

You're likely going get pitched for more services, especially money management services, that come with a big fee. One percent of assets might sound small, but it could add up to $500,000 over the lifetime of your portfolio. And you're likely to be getting the most generic, one-size-fits-all advice produced by an algorithm.

Just take a look at the rise of technology-based firms, also called robo-investors - such as Betterment, Wealthfront, Ellevest, and even Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW). All are digital platforms that offer algorithm-driven, automated financial planning services. No humans. No middleman. And no fuss. You just set it and forget it.

That's a low-cost business for Wall Street. It's also a low-quality service for you. While robo-investing is headache-free, you turn over all the decisions to an entity that gives the same advice to everyone. Wall Street is more interested in charging you management fees than trying to hit a home run with your money.

That's why you're better off managing your own money. Only you know what types of investments make you truly comfortable and able to sleep at night. And only you know when you're ready to take that bigger risk to go after bigger returns. And given what just happened in the markets, only you know when you get that feeling that you should step aside for a while.

Forget about E-Trade. Forget about TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: AMTD), which was just bought by Schwab. The old EF Huttons and Dean Witters are no more. Even the Merrill Lynches are mere shells of what they used to be. The brokerage industry as we knew it, with its army of advice-dispensing financial consultants, is gone too.

We believe that all individual investors can control their financial futures without depending on Wall Street's help. But don't worry; managing your own money doesn't mean you're all alone. Far from it. We're here to help you take control of your financial future so you can set your goals - and reach them.

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The Coronavirus Sell-Off Has Made These the Dividend Stock "Must Haves" https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/28/the-coronavirus-sell-off-has-made-these-the-dividend-stock-must-haves/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=The Coronavirus Sell-Off Has Made These the Dividend Stock "Must Haves" By Garrett Baldwin, Behavioral Trading Specialist, Money Morning Dividend Stocks, Dividends, Stocks This week has seen one of the most remarkable sell-offs in recent history.

Fears of the COVID-19 coronavirus spreading have moved markets into correction territory. This morning, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down another 1,085 points (4%) in early trading.


It's clear that many institutional investors - already worried about considerable spikes in valuations - have used this period as an opportunity to ditch stocks and move to cash.

Meanwhile, as the United States begins to face the threat of a spread of coronavirus across the country, investors remain in a panic.

Remember, panicking is the worst thing you can do right now. Make no mistake: It's only natural to worry when the markets fall so sharply. But this is the time when maintaining a disciplined investing approach is so important. You can't let emotions drive your decision-making.

One way to maintain that discipline is finding discounted stocks that pay solid dividends. Collecting cash dividends is one of the best ways to offset losses by the broader markets.

And this market correction has driven down the price of many stocks that are still poised to outperform over the long term.

With stock prices falling, dividend yields are becoming more attractive on some great long-term dividend stocks to own. To identify the best dividend stocks to own, we use the Money Morning Stock VQScore™ system, a proprietary model that tells us which stocks are poised to break out in the future.

If you're looking to buy stocks for the long haul, consider these three dividend stocks.

Dividend Stocks to Buy, No. 3

Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) is a major holding company that operates more than 1,150 bank branch locations and nearly 2,500 ATMs around the country. Fifth Third is the 20th largest bank in the country.

While the coronavirus fears have spread across the financial sector, it has created a remarkable "buy and hold" opportunity for investors looking to lock in a stable yield at a time that interest rates continue to fall.

Fifth Third stock has fallen close to its 52-week low. That also happens to be right beside its technical bottom. The stock currently has a VQScore of 4.2, putting it right in our "Buy Zone." At the moment, shares return a dividend of 4.18%.

Meanwhile, the current price target on the stock - 12 years out after coronavirus fears have subsided - is roughly $32 per share. That price target represents a potential upside of 23.7%.

Dividend Stocks to Buy, No. 2

The coronavirus threat has hindered stocks across the board. So even "safe" utilities have taken a hit as a result of the broader sell-off.

Here's the thing: Even if the coronavirus moves across the United States, Americans are still going to need electricity. Utilities remain a safe place to park your money, and we're starting to see a rise in yields thanks to the sell-off.

One of the best to own is Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK). This Charlotte-based electric power firm currently pays a dividend of 3.9%. That's fantastic given that the Fed is poised to cut interest rates again in the coming months to provide some cushion to the U.S. economy.

Duke Energy has a VQScore of 4.4. We also have a price target for Duke Energy at $110. That represents a potential 12-month upside of 13.3%.

Dividend Stocks to Buy, No. 1

Mall shopping REITs have taken continuous hits over the last year. They were the worst-performing class of REITs in 2019. The combination of the coronavirus, the ongoing struggles of brick-and-mortar retail, and the weakening economic outlooks have driven Tanger shares lower.

Also, the stock was just dropped from one of the top retail ETFs, which caused a flood of selling on the market.

That said, Tanger is one of the best dividend plays at the moment, with the yield currently sitting at a whopping 11.7%.

It's worth noting that the company just increased its dividend, and it has the coverage to ensure payment well into the future. Tanger has the best occupancy rates in the mall operator space. If shares continue to trickle lower, it will become a possible takeover target for a private equity firm or another larger operator.

Shares currently trade at $12.16. With a VQScore of 4.8, we believe Tanger offers a rare combination of double-digit yield with significant price appreciation upside. We're setting a conservative price target of $16 per unit over the next 12 months. That represents a potential upside of 31.5%.

Action to Take: With investors around the world panicking about this week's sell-off, the first thing to do is remain calm. Maintain a disciplined investing approach, and do not let emotion take over. If you're investing for the long term, this is an excellent opportunity to add solid, dividend-yielding companies to your portfolio at a discount.

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This Coronavirus Hedge Can Double Your Money https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/28/this-coronavirus-hedge-can-double-your-money/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=This Coronavirus Hedge Can Double Your Money By Chris Johnson, Quantitative Specialist, Money Morning trading strategies Just hours after I delivered a trade recommendation to hedge the coronavirus market drop, markets took another 3% to 4% hit. That's how fast shares are moving right now.

There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to what's ahead for the coronavirus market impact. But using my history of trading in the stock market, I've found there is a sector that often leads the market lower in similar circumstances as we have today: the financials.

I've been focusing on this group for the last week. A closer look shows us that there are a couple of companies within the financial sector that have actually not been making new highs, have been trading level since December, and are now starting to lead the rest of the sector down.

These are what I refer to as my "Worst in Breed" stock picks as opposed to my usual "Best in Breed" picks. A "Worst in Breed" pick is a stock leading a hard-hit sector even lower.

The coronavirus is going to have a global impact on the economy, which we'll see play out in the financials. These stocks are intertwined with all the large economies. There will be continued weakness in this sector.

That's why today, I'm going to show you a way to play the entire sector's drop with two trades that are so easy to execute, even my mother could do it.

Remember, there's no such thing as a shortage of opportunity - even among rising market panic - so long as you know where to look...

Two Simple, Fear-Hedging Plays

The first step to take is to buy an inverse ETF. These are ETFs that move in the opposite direction of the overall market or a specific sector. They're a great hedge to own when markets are falling.

In this particular case, it's going to be the ProShares Ultrashort Financials (NYSE: SKF). You'll want to place a limit order to buy SKF for $15.50.

SKF is the inverse play to the Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLF). As XLF continues to go lower, SKF will go higher. This makes it a great and easy way to hedge against the falling financials.

Now, when I start to look at my "Worst in Breed" company in the financial sector, one in particular is looking at me straight in the face and saying that it's going to run into problems as we go through the next three to six months.

That company is none other than JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM).

Now, JPM was trading around $130 and moved back down to $122 or so. The reason that it's bouncing right now is because we're seeing a "dead cat bounce" in its stock price. Once it gets back up to around $128 or $130, that's when it's time to short it.

Over the next three to six months, my price target for JPM is down around the $110 level, so what you want to do is buy a July 17, 2020 $120 JPM put (JPM200717P00110000) using a price of $7 or less.

Leveraging the drop in JPM could hand you a potential 75% to 125% profit on that sell-off.

We'll continue watching as the financials get tested over the next couple of months and the markets continue to struggle and move lower.

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Warren Buffett Has a Blind Spot for These 3 Dividend Stocks https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/27/warren-buffett-has-a-blind-spot-for-these-3-dividend-stocks/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=Warren Buffett Has a Blind Spot for These 3 Dividend Stocks By Money Morning Staff Reports, , Money Morning Dividend Stocks, Dividends, Stocks When interest rates are as low as they are right now, currently under 2%, investors have to turn to stocks to find higher yields.


But according to Warren Buffett, chair of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK.B), chasing after yield with risky or exotic investments is, well, just plain stupid.

While the Oracle of Omaha hits the nail on the head most of the time, we think he's a little short of the mark here. In fact, just like Buffett's preaching of passive investing, he doesn't always follow his own advice, and that's the case here too.

Today, we'll show you why Buffett doesn't follow his own advice, including three dividend stocks that can offer you healthy yield and upside potential...

Why Buffett Likes Dividend Stocks

Now, Buffett isn't completely wrong here.

What he means is that investors should always live within their risk tolerances and personal financial situations. Sometimes that means discarding tried and true safe investments in favor of taking on higher risk. That could mean buying a 10-year bond vs. a 1-year bond. Or it could mean limited partnerships investing in cancer cures or Hollywood blockbusters.

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Grandma living on a pension should not be buying natural gas well leases. Or even junk bonds. That little bit of extra promised return may not be worth it if the investment goes south.

Retirees, especially, need to be careful. If they were used to getting 8% on their money and now they are barely getting 1% or 2%, they could end up losing a lot more if they chase riskier assets.

Remember, a high yield investment only works when it doesn't go bankrupt. After all, it's only a promised rate of return. There are no guarantees.

That's why we like to invest in some of the best dividend stocks on the market. While stocks require a higher risk tolerance than a savings account, a reliable dividend-paying stock can provide you stable returns.

In fact, it's something Buffett looks for himself.

Berkshire looks for stocks that reward shareholders, with both price appreciation and with healthy dividends. Buffett even negotiated a much larger dividend for Berkshire's shares of Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) when that deal was in the works. He purchased $10 billion in Occidental preferred stock that paid an 8% dividend in order to help Occidental buy out Anadarko Petroleum back in April, 2019. Retail investors had no shot at getting this yield.

That's important because the income from the investment gave Berkshire returns even as the market was volatile.

He wasn't worried when shares in OXY and in energy stocks in general fell apart last year. Berkshire shareholders were enjoying that nice, fat 8% dividend payment while they waited for the rally. And Berkshire also started to snap up common shares in the company for cheap.

But opportunistic buying aside, it's really a very simple concept. Dividends are great for investors and are often a sign the company is stable enough to own over the long haul. That's why we don't follow Buffett's advice on accepting the 1% return from your savings account.

The good news is that you don't have to be Warren Buffett to be a prudent investor. And you don't have to take on huge risks to get yields. There are plenty of stable, well-run businesses that reward investors with healthy total returns.

Here are three of our favorites...

3 of the Best Dividend Stocks with Upside

Although it's still one of the premier tech stocks in the world, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) also pays a dividend yield of 1.1%. It doesn't look like much, but it is just gravy on top of a stock that doubled last year alone. As one of the handful of stocks valued at more than $1 trillion - with a "t" - it's also a major player in the economy. Do you know anyone who does NOT have an Apple product in their homes, from iPhones, to iPads, to iMacs, to Apple Watches? Does anyone you know use iTunes, Apple TV, or iCloud services?

Even though the company's supply chain is under pressure from the coronavirus, its long-term trend remains to the upside. In fact, with a 10% correction under its belt, it has already worked off the overbought condition it was in earlier this month. In other words, weak hands were shaken out, bringing the share price back down to more reasonable levels.

Make no mistake: The market is volatile right now. Some of its leaders rallied too far, too fast, including Apple. But a good pullback is healthy for long-term investors.

Another blue-chip stock with a nice combination of growth and income is Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ). With a 2.6% dividend yield, JNJ outperformed the S&P 500 since bottoming last October and even through the current market's decline.

Johnson & Johnson is a healthcare and pharmaceuticals company. Its consumer segment includes products used in the baby care, oral care, beauty, and wound care markets. The pharmaceutical segment focuses on immunology, infectious diseases, vaccines, and more. The medical devices segment manufactures orthopedic, surgical, cardiovascular, diabetes care, and eye health products. Basically, it is another company that touches the lives of most of us.

As a Dividend Aristocrat, Johnson & Johnson has increased its dividend for 57 straight years. That's a sign of reliability we like to see, and it means the income will keep pace with growth over time.

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are more in line with what investors think of as being a dividend producer. Most have built in to their stock covenants that they must pay out, or pass through, perhaps 90% of their income to investors in the form of dividends.

We like Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO) and its 4.6% dividend yield. Vornado operates office buildings, including some in the very tight Manhattan market. It's a who's who that includes Amazon's NYC headquarters at 7 West 34th Street, Bloomberg's NYC headquarters at 731 Lexington Avenue, Neuberger Berman NYC headquarters at 1290 Avenue of the Americas, and more than 10 million square feet in the Penn District, NYC, including One Penn Plaza.

To be sure, shares took a beating over the past week after releasing fourth-quarter 2019 earnings. While it beat analyst estimates on revenue, the stock was pummeled, losing 15.2% in just six days. Of course, the general market decline exacerbated this drop, but regardless, the stock is now sharply oversold. That means it is likely to be a bargain at these levels.

With the U.S. Federal Reserve prepared to keep interest rates lower for longer - and the central bank pumping cash constantly into the system - investors and speculators are turning toward assets like buildings, land, and other real estate. And that means REITs like Vornado.

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Why the Rebound of Cannabis Stocks in 2020 Is Starting Now https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/27/why-the-rebound-of-cannabis-stocks-in-2020-is-starting-now/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=Why the Rebound of Cannabis Stocks in 2020 Is Starting Now By Garrett Baldwin, Behavioral Trading Specialist, Money Morning Marijuana, Marijuana Stocks, Pot Stocks If you're serious about making money in the year ahead, you need to tap into the rebound of cannabis stocks in 2020.

Two years ago, cannabis stocks heated up on speculation of broad-scale legalization for medicinal and recreational marijuana across America.


Stocks have since pulled back from record highs as investors set more reasonable expectations for the year ahead. But cannabis stocks are about to surge again.

At the moment, the trends and fundamentals point toward a massive movement that aims to legalize medicinal and recreational cannabis at the state and federal levels.

So let's dive into the top stories moving cannabis stocks this week...

Joe Montana: "NOW Is the Time to Invest in Cannabis"

Through his investment fund, legendary quarterback Joe Montana started backing some of the most monstrous companies in the world way before they became household names. We're talking tech industry giants like Dropbox - now worth $7.4 billion. Not to mention the $100 billion social media titan Pinterest. But now, he's also got his eye on another market sector... and it's going to surprise you. Click here to learn more.

American Seniors Increase Cannabis Use

According to a study by JAMA, the number of Americans over the age of 65 who smoke cannabis or use edibles doubled between 2015 and 2018. The report shows that seniors are increasing use as an alternative to prescribed pain medications and sleeping aids.

The report shows a sharp uptick over the last 14 years overall. In 2006, just 0.4% of seniors used cannabis during the previous 12 months. That figure hit 2.4% in 2015 and surged to 4.2% in 2018.

Debating Cannabis Legalization

During Tuesday night's Democratic debate in South Carolina, candidates discussed the potential of legalizing cannabis should they become president. The divide was evident between former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and Democratic Socialist and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Bloomberg said politicians should wait for further studies by research centers to determine the impact of cannabis on Americans, particularly younger citizens who have not fully developed.

Sanders, however, promised that he would quickly remove cannabis from the Schedule 1 drug list. He also promised to help clear the way to set up businesses for African Americans and Hispanic Americans to allow them to legally sell cannabis. He said he preferred that system of distribution to a "handful" of corporations controlling the legal cannabis trade.

Elizabeth Warren Talks Cannabis

Speaking of last night's debate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has outlined her plan to legalize cannabis across the United States. According to Warren's campaign, her plan pushes to legalize cannabis through Congress. She would also push the MORE Act (Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act). Should Congress refuse to act, she would appoint various agency heads at groups like the DEA, FDA, and ONDCP who support legalization. In addition, she would work to expunge marijuana convictions, reinstate the Cole Memo, and fund new research to promote greater decriminalization and economic opportunity.

Smokable Hemp Deal

The State of Virginia may soon legalize smokable hemp. According to Marijuana Moment, state lawmakers have sent a new bill that will rule that smokable hemp products can be sold to adults 21 years or older. The law will land on Governor Ralph Northam's desk next Monday.

At the same time, both chambers of the state's Congress have passed separate bills that would decriminalize marijuana possession. Although the decriminalization bills have many similarities, the two chambers are attempting to resolve differences in committee to prevent the need for additional conference meetings to expedite this bill and get it on the governor's desk.

Will Ohio Legalize Marijuana in 2020?

New reports indicate that Ohio may put recreational cannabis on the 2020 election ballot. State medicinal marijuana growers are helping to form a new coalition that would allow legal recreational sales in the state. Lawmakers are considering a state constitutional amendment that would enable anyone 21 or older to purchase cannabis. In addition, the new bill would allow individuals to possess up to an ounce of cannabis and cultivate up to six plants.

Supporters of the bill will need more than 440,000 signatures by July 1 to qualify for the ballot. According to reports, the coalition is spending millions of dollars to hire professional signature gathering companies.

We Just Blew the Doors off of the Cannabis Market at This One-of-a-Kind Event

We spared no expense... called in every favor... and we were still absolutely blown away by the sheer amount of cannabis investing secrets that came out of the 2020 American Cannabis Summit. Legendary Quarterback Joe Montana revealed his top cannabis trend. Master cannabis investor Danny Brody revealed how to potentially spot a MONSTER IPO. And America's No. 1 Pattern Trader, Tom Gentile, showed us how to hone in on small-dollar plays with soaring profit potential. Did you miss the event live? Don't worry. We recorded the whole thing. And you can view it right here - for FREE.

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This Is How to Double Your Money When COVID-19 Panic Slams Stocks https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/27/this-is-how-to-double-your-money-when-covid-19-panic-slams-stocks/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=This Is How to Double Your Money When COVID-19 Panic Slams Stocks By Fast Profits Team , Contributing Writer, Money Morning Stocks Before Monday, the economic effects of China's viral outbreak were minimal at worst. Then the Dow fell over 1,400 points in three days...

COVID-19 has been coined an "international public health emergency" for weeks now, but the stock market is only just begging to feel the true effects.

So today Chris Johnson, Fast Profits guest and Editor of Night Trader, has joined us to tell you where the opportunity is when the market looks covered in red.

Using the ugly twin to his usual "Best in Breed" stock picks, he's found the "Worst in Breed" - the sector that is getting hit the hardest, and the stock with more pain ahead.

He also gives you a way to play the entire sector's drop. And as usual, the trades are easy to execute - easy enough for his mother to place.

Here's Chris with today's Fast Profits recommendations:

Today's trade details:

Action to Take No. 1 - Place a limit order to buy ProShares UltraShort Financials (NYSEArca: SKF) for no more than $15.50.

Action to Take No. 2 - Buy the July 17, 2020 $120 JPM put (JPM200717P00110000) for no more than $7.

Even though we're staring down the barrel of an all-out public health cataclysm, Chris is still able to find moneymaking opportunities with his "Best In Breed" system.

The key takeaway: There is no such thing as a shortage of opportunity, so long as you know where to look.

Chris knows this better than anyone, except of course for his colleague and fellow Fast Profits guest, Andrew Keene.

If you haven't already seen his special contributions, Andrew's story is pretty incredible...

In a matter of two years, he went from laid-off and living on his last dime to a net worth upwards of $5 MILLION.

He did it all using a stock screening tool of his own making - a system that can pinpoint the activity of Wall Street insiders.

For option traders this could mean some of the largest and fastest would-be paydays you could ever hope for.

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The 2020 American Cannabis Summit Shows You How to Build a Multimillion-Dollar Portfolio https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/27/the-2020-american-cannabis-summit-shows-you-how-to-build-a-multimillion-dollar-portfolio/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=The 2020 American Cannabis Summit Shows You How to Build a Multimillion-Dollar Portfolio By Money Morning Staff Reports, , Money Morning Cannabis, Marijuana The National Institute for Cannabis Investors has one simple goal...

To show you how to build a multimillion-dollar cannabis portfolio.

That's why, today, the team has something special that should give you a giant head start.

The cannabis industry, as we know it, is still new.

And we're about to see something we've only witnessed once before.


Rewind back to 2016.

Back then, it was definitely phase 1 for cannabis companies.

Most investors were scared to invest in these stocks.

They were trading for pennies a share.

That was about to change.

You had eight states voting to legalize cannabis in the coming months.

This created a situation where two massive forces could converge.

It was a powder keg waiting to explode.

During phase 1, the Institute released all of its research on its top cannabis stocks.

Then all eight states passed their laws. In the months that followed, every stock the Institute recommended shot up.

CannaGrow jumped as much as 456% in a month and a half.

General Cannabis Corp. was up to a peak of 642% during that time too.

It took InMed Pharmaceuticals about four months to hit a 617% peak gain.

Mentor Capital peaked at as much as 1,828% in less than six months...

... Canopy Growth as much as 1,869%.

It was stunning.

We could be about to see an even bigger explosion.

The cannabis industry reaching $12.8 billion in North America is quite an accomplishment.

But the future looks like $50 billion, then $100 billion, and so on. There's a lot of room to run still.

Yet once again, cannabis stocks are trading for pennies on the dollar.

This time it's due to the industry entering phase 2, where a lot of the early companies - after soaring in value initially - failed to live up to their promise.

Some went out of business - others have pulled back. And that has had an effect on the entire market.

As an investor, this is an enormous buying opportunity.

They shouldn't be bargains much longer.

A major election is on the horizon with 18 states voting on new cannabis laws leading up to and on election day.

This could develop very fast.

The Institute wants new members to be able to immediately acquire stakes in the stocks that could pop the fastest in the months ahead.

So the team just identified the top 10 to buy right now.

Click here for more information...

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Joe Montana Has Teamed Up with the National Institute for Cannabis Investors https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/27/joe-montana-has-teamed-up-with-the-national-institute-for-cannabis-investors/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=Joe Montana Has Teamed Up with the National Institute for Cannabis Investors By Money Morning Staff Reports, , Money Morning Cannabis, Stocks, Top News If you're at all interested in cannabis investing - if you want to take it seriously - it pays to surround yourself with a team that has the same goals as you.

Billionaires like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates couldn't have gotten to where they are without a team of people who shared their goals.

During his playing days, Joe had Bill Walsh as a coach. He was throwing to guys like Jerry Rice and Dwight Clark.


He always says, "I didn't win anything on my own. We won as a team."

When he retired and launched his investment fund, he made sure to surround himself with a team of superstars.

They're out there finding deals and vetting companies while he's meeting with the founders.

They are all working toward a common goal as one.

It's just like the formidable team that's been put together at The National Institute for Cannabis Investors.

You'll get all the insights, research, and analysis - all the tools you need to help you make the best decisions and to surround yourself with the best people.

The Institute would like to invite you to come join the team.

You'll get everything you need to win big as a cannabis investor.

The mission of the Institute is to help folks make smart decisions for themselves.

They have the expertise, the connections, and the influence, and they've recruited the leading business, political, and medical minds in cannabis.

They leverage all of that to identify the most exciting investments in this booming industry.

Today, they'll reveal the three most important numbers to check before you invest in a cannabis stock. It just takes a second, and it could help you pick the winners from the wannabes.

And that's just the start.

You'll learn how you can walk away with a list of the Institute's top 10 cannabis stocks to target immediately.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:01:42 +0000 https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/27/joe-montana-has-teamed-up-with-the-national-institute-for-cannabis-investors/
Joe Montana Has Joined the 2020 American Cannabis Summit https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/27/joe-montana-has-joined-the-2020-american-cannabis-summit/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=Joe Montana Has Joined the 2020 American Cannabis Summit By Money Morning Staff Reports, , Money Morning Cannabis, Marijuana
When it comes to investing in cannabis stocks, there is an absolute mountain of information investors need to parse through.

That's exactly why the National Institute for Cannabis Investors was founded. To do this hard research for you...

In the United States, every private company has to file a form called the S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission before they can go public. These documents can run 400 pages or longer.

Parsing through these is often best left to the experts.

That's where the National Institute for Cannabis Investors comes in...

The Institute's founder, Mike Ward, has spent millions of dollars uniting the CEOs who launched billion-dollar cannabis firms...

The medical teams developing those cutting-edge treatments, the major players in banking and finance...

The most successful investors, and even the politicians reshaping cannabis laws in this country.

The latest example is legendary quarterback turned startup investor Joe Montana.

Now, they're all on one team.

And everybody reading this can join the team and learn how to chart their own course through this exciting industry.

The press has repeatedly described the cannabis industry as a "green" gold rush.

And they're right.

Just on Wall Street, we've seen no less than 64 of the best-performing pot stocks shoot up over 1,000%.

Eleven past 10,000%.

Five over 25,000%.

Three over 50,000%.

No other sector of the stock market offers this kind of upside, but you don't want to lose your shirt on the wrong companies.

The mission of the Institute is to help folks make smart decisions for themselves.

They have the expertise, the connections, and the influence, and they've recruited the leading business, political, and medical minds in cannabis.

They leverage all of that to identify the most exciting investments in this booming industry.

Today, they'll reveal the three most important numbers to check before you invest in a cannabis stock. It just takes a second, and it could help you pick the winners from the wannabes.

And that's just the start.

You'll learn how you can walk away with a list of the Institute's top 10 cannabis stocks to target immediately.

Click here to learn more...

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Thu, 27 Feb 2020 14:59:57 +0000 https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/27/joe-montana-has-joined-the-2020-american-cannabis-summit/
What Bernie Sanders' Marijuana Legalization Plan Means for Investors https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/27/what-bernie-sanders-marijuana-legalization-plan-means-for-investors/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=What Bernie Sanders' Marijuana Legalization Plan Means for Investors By Money Morning Staff Reports, , Money Morning Investing, Stocks, Top News No matter on which side of the political aisle you sit, election years are a great opportunity for investors.


In the current election cycle, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) has, for now, jumped into the lead on the Democratic side. Aside from political enemies, many people, including business executives, think that a Sanders presidency would change the economy.

It's no wonder investors are concerned about his chances of winning the White House.

Senator Sanders has railed against big banks and unfair taxes. And his "Medicare for All" plan will change the face of the health insurance industry, if one is even left standing. Indeed, we think markets will react negatively to Bernie, but we also expect he will be constrained by Congress on some of his most ambitious plans.

There's cause for concern, but it's certainly not a time to panic.

In fact, there's also an opportunity here for investors - he completely supports marijuana legalization...

Why Bernie Sanders' Marijuana Legalization Plan Is Great News for You

We here at Money Morning are not concerned with who is in the White House. Our only mission is to help readers make money no matter the political, economic, or social landscape.

Whatever the reality, we want to have a plan to exploit it.

Even if a President Sanders cannot just dictate marijuana laws, he will wield a lot of influence on how the federal government handles marijuana regulations.

And that could be a massive catalyst for marijuana stocks.

If you visit the marijuana page on his website, the first words you will see are "We will legalize marijuana and vacate and expunge past marijuana convictions." His stance is quite clear. In fact, he states that he will take executive action to legalize marijuana by removing it from the Controlled Substance Act within the first 100 days of his administration.

Right now, weed has already been legalized by 33 states for medical use, and 11 of those states have made it legal for recreational use, too. A Gallup poll shows that two-thirds of Americans are for full legalization. But the federal government still classifies marijuana as an illegal drug, and that's keeping a lid on the entire industry.

From which stocks can list on exchanges to whether banks will lend money to cannabis firms, federal prohibition is a drag on the industry.

But full legalization will unleash the animal spirits of the markets.

It will create huge tax revenue, which will make politicians happy enough to want more weed development. It will create billions in wealth for cannabis growers, purveyors, processors, distributors, and retailers, bringing the industry out of the shadows and into the mainstream.

And it will unleash research dollars to create new products and medicines. Medical schools will finally be able to train young doctors to effectively prescribe cannabis for all sorts of needs.

Existing cannabis companies would also see additional benefits from the streamlining of operations. Right now, they must have duplicate operations in every state they serve because they can't transport products across state lines. Reduced costs go right to the bottom line, and that could provide a windfall for shareholders.

The more momentum the Sanders campaign gets, the more his Democratic rivals will have to follow his lead. We could even see President Trump offer a similar plan as a way to cut off some of Bernie's support when the general election gets near.

Make no mistake: This is a huge opportunity.

And we're here to help you make the most of it...

You Could See Gains of up to 1,000% with the Three Hottest Trends in Cannabis

Four of the brightest minds in cannabis recently gathered at the 2020 American Cannabis Summit - and they revealed what could be the three hottest trends in cannabis this year. We're talking about plays with the potential for gains of 288%... 790%... even up to 1,000%. But you're going to want to jump on these trends before federal legalization - because once the institutional money starts pouring in, the prices could shoot through the roof. You can view the entire Summit right here.

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Thu, 27 Feb 2020 14:56:29 +0000 https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/27/what-bernie-sanders-marijuana-legalization-plan-means-for-investors/
How Joe Montana Went from Football Legend to Legendary Cannabis Investor https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/27/how-joe-montana-went-from-football-legend-to-legendary-cannabis-investor/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=How Joe Montana Went from Football Legend to Legendary Cannabis Investor By Money Morning Staff Reports, , Money Morning Cannabis, Marijuana
Here's something you may not know about Joe Montana.

After he retired from football, he started another career.

He launched his own investment fund. And he's been extremely fortunate.

He's invested in a handful of unicorns either through his fund or personally.

Some were famous, like Dropbox and Pinterest, which he backed long before they went public.

Others weren't exactly household names. They stayed private and exceeded his wildest expectations.

And he has a couple more in his portfolio he thinks could reach that billion-dollar milestone soon.

However, when he started researching the cannabis industry...

He immediately realized...

This holds more promise than anything he'd been involved with before.

Which is why he's been making some significant investments.

It goes without saying that there are risks and there are challenges that come with investing in cannabis.

That's why the upside is off the charts.

Now, he's teaming up with Mike Ward, the founder of the National Institute for Cannabis Investors (NICI).

NICI went out and united the major CEOs, political heavyweights, the leading medical and policy experts - not to mention the most successful cannabis investors - all under one roof.

They realized there are millions of Americans seeking a credible source for straight talk on the opportunities and the risks present in this industry.

That's why Joe wanted to join the National Institute for Cannabis Investors.

Today, NICI is giving you a simple-to-follow roadmap. It's designed to help you become a successful cannabis investor.

Billions of dollars are flooding into this market.

We'll examine the three hottest trends in cannabis.

Then we'll drill down and identify what they see as the most promising investment opportunities.

It's no secret that some pot stocks have shot up 1,000%.

A handful have even shot up past 10,000%.

And just as many have come crashing down.

So they'll reveal the three most important numbers to check before you invest in a cannabis stock. It just takes a second, and it could help you pick the winners from the wannabes.

And that's just the start.

You'll learn how you can walk away with a list of the Institute's top 10 cannabis stocks to target immediately.

Click here to learn more...

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Thu, 27 Feb 2020 14:45:25 +0000 https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/27/how-joe-montana-went-from-football-legend-to-legendary-cannabis-investor/
Caliva Stock Is Just One of Many Ways to Start Investing in Cannabis https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/27/caliva-stock-is-just-one-of-many-ways-to-start-investing-in-cannabis/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=Caliva Stock Is Just One of Many Ways to Start Investing in Cannabis By Money Morning Staff Reports, , Money Morning Investing, Investment Advice Caliva is a Californian cannabis startup that's getting a big boost from legendary quarterback Joe Montana.

Montana's venture capital fund, Liquid 2 Ventures, has a stake in Caliva. The marijuana startup raised $75 million in funding last year. The company offers retail cannabis stores and same-day delivery and is using the funding to expand its operations.


That includes making Jay-Z its brand strategist.

California isn't just the biggest cannabis market in the United States; it's the biggest in the world. Its licensed sales hit an estimated $3.1 billion last year, and billions more are flooding into the market. It's no wonder investors are looking for ways to invest in cannabis startups like Caliva.

But there are even more opportunities out there - you just need to know where to look.

And Joe Montana is here to help.

He's teaming up with Mike Ward, the founder of the National Institute for Cannabis Investors (NICI).

The National Institute for Cannabis Investors has one simple goal...

To show you how you could build a multimillion-dollar cannabis portfolio.

That's why, today, the team has something special that should give you a giant head start.

When it comes to investing in cannabis stocks, there is an absolute mountain of information investors need to parse through.

That's exactly why the National Institute for Cannabis Investors was founded. To do this hard research for you...

In the United States, every private company has to file a form called the S-1 with the SEC before they can go public. These documents can run 400 pages or longer.

Parsing through these is often best left to the experts.

That's where the National Institute for Cannabis Investors comes in...

The Institute's founder, Mike Ward, has spent millions of dollars uniting the CEOs who launched billion-dollar cannabis firms...

... the medical teams developing those cutting-edge treatments, the major players in banking and finance...

... the most successful investors, and even the politicians reshaping cannabis laws in this country.

The latest example is legendary quarterback turned startup investor Joe Montana.

Now, they're all on one team.

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The press has repeatedly described the cannabis industry as a "green" gold rush.

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Just on Wall Street, we've seen no less than 64 of the best-performing pot stocks shoot up over 1,000%.

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The Game Is Buy Low, Sell High – and This Tool Will Help You Win Every Time https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/27/the-game-is-buy-low-sell-high-and-this-tool-will-help-you-win-every-time/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=The Game Is Buy Low, Sell High – and This Tool Will Help You Win Every Time By Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning Stocks, trading strategies A sense of panic has taken hold of the market this week.

This past Monday, we saw algorithms drive the market lower; most of the downdraft was due to computers and deleveraging. That's why the move felt so aggressive and so quick.

Tuesday followed with the human trader reaction, as more fear creeped in around the edges. The likelihood of a major coronavirus outbreak in the United States is increasing, and as such, related panic selling will not cease anytime soon.

The only question now is how bad the disruption will be, but one thing I can assure you of is that panic selling in moments like this has proven time and again to be the wrong strategy.

You have to remember how the game is played, no matter the severity of the event impacting markets, and that has been and always will be buy low and sell high.

Right now, we're getting our "buy low" moment: a chance to continue to outperform the market over time.

Everyone will debate on when to get in, but it's nearly impossible to time it perfectly. Instead, you should think about how to get in.

That mentality is the key to profits - and here's exactly what you can do to help you win every time...

This Is Serious, but It Doesn't Mean Panic and Sell

First off, I want to be very clear: The spread of the coronavirus is very concerning.

I'm certainly not downplaying that. We potentially have a far more serious situation than the media or any government is letting on - especially with the explosion of cases in Japan, Italy, South Korea, and Iran.

The markets hate uncertainty, and unfortunately, the coronavirus is serving us that in plenty. But one thing everyone forgets is this: Chaos creates opportunity.

And you know what that means.

Profits.

If you know how to play the game, you and your money will be protected no matter how unpredictable the markets get - and you may even be able to make a buck if you keep your profit targets tight.

As I've always said, having discipline and a set plan is key to not only surviving, but also succeeding in any kind of market or market event - and the coronavirus is no exception.

There are some "first steps" to take, like check your trailing stops and profit targets. You want to keep them nice and tight, meaning you're ready to harness big winners and jettison anything that rolls over.

This is exactly why we set up trailing stops, to keep us disciplined when we want to sell and run away. When you have a 20% trailing stop in place, you stop the bleeding before you lose too much of your gains.

For anyone who needs a reminder on how to set these up, check here.

We will definitely look for opportunities to buy. And you should also have a list of stocks you want to toss - equally as important.

As for my buy list, I've got my eye on Big Tech, and other strong companies that focus on growth. Quality companies will always outperform the overall market over time, and that's where you want to be.

While it's best to be ready to buy, you don't want to go all in right away. The sell-off isn't done yet.

I'd like to say "buy the dip," but this is an exogenous shock. That makes it very different from the fundamental shocks we've seen in the past. Wall Street wants you to buy the dip, so they can separate you from your money. We have no idea how steep and deep the sell-off could get, so there's no need to rush a "buy," if that makes sense.

So to remain disciplined and get into the positions we want in a smart way, I want to share the only "back to basics" technique I know of that's never failed to produce huge profits over time.

It's the best way for you to cut through the hysteria and line up big profits at the same time.

The Most Powerful Wealth-Building Tool for "Buying Low"

One thing I love about this Total Wealth technique is that anyone can do it. Young or old, rich or poor, just starting out or looking maximize your holdings and finish rich, YOU can do this.

It lets you buy into stocks and other investments by spreading out your money over time... days, weeks, months, even once a year... rather than diving in all at once.

The time frame really doesn't matter too much.

What matters is that it lets you "buy the dips" when others are too scared to get in, but does so in a way that avoids piling in all at once.

This is a very important concept right now because it will help you score the biggest "deals" and line up huge profit potential that is practically immune to short-term fears... and longer-term pullbacks, if that's what is keeping you up at night.

This is an especially good tactic to use on stocks you might otherwise think are "too expensive" for your retirement account - think Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN).

This powerful technique is known as dollar-cost averaging. Here's how it works...

Imagine you automatically send $300 each month toward a stock, let's call it XYZ, for your retirement fund. It's January, and shares of the stock are trading at $50 per share. Your automatic purchase of $300 worth translates into six shares:

$300 ÷ $50 = 6 shares

In February, perhaps there is a health scare in China that drives the stock down to $30. But, in sticking to your disciplined approach, you still devote $300 as planned. This time, your automatic $300 purchase translates into 10 shares:

$300 ÷ $30 = 10 shares

The following month, it trades at $46.15. You automatically devote another $300 and purchase 6.5 shares:

$300 ÷ $46.15 = 6.5 shares

By April, let's say that there's a rally and the stock hits $54.50 per share. You automatically pick up another 5.5 shares:

$300 ÷ $54.50 = 5.5 shares

After your April purchase, you're sitting on 28 shares for an average buying price of $42.85 per share. In total, you spent $1,200 ($300×4).

Now, consider if you had instead spent all that $1,200 in one go back in April.

$1,200 total investment ÷ $50 per share = 24 shares

Owning 16% more shares can pay off handsomely over time - especially if you're doing that with all your long-term buys.

What I like about dollar-cost averaging is that it helps keep risks low yet returns high because it prevents you from investing a single large amount at the wrong time... like now, for example.

I'm also a big fan of the discipline dollar-cost averaging instills because it takes emotion out of the equation.

And finally, dollar-cost averaging forces you to buy more shares when prices are low, which means that your "cost basis" - a fancy way of saying your total cost - actually drops, and that, in turn, means you have that much more profit potential!

Just imagine using dollar-cost averaging back in 2008 and 2009, when people thought the end of the financial universe was upon us...

Let's say you invest $10,000 into AAPL in September 2008. You'd be sitting on 421 shares worth only $5,313 as of March 3, 2009.

Had you staggered your purchases for three months starting that same September, though, your holdings would be sitting on 581 shares worth $7,333 on the same day. Both are losses, and that's no fun.

Here's where it gets interesting, potentially very profitable, and so powerful...

Apple would have to rise only $4 per share for you to break even if you'd used dollar-cost averaging, versus needing gains of $11 per share for you to break even if you went all in.

More to the point, 12 months later, you'd be sitting on profits of 37.98% because of dollar-cost averaging versus barely breaking even had you invested all at once.

It's a powerful and very compelling performance advantage that capitalizes on your skepticism yet keeps you in the game, even if stocks still have a way to go before they find another bottom.

Remember this - what's happening right now is going to be nothing more than a blip on the radar in the long term. The story remains more about short-term disruption than long-term destruction. For now, at least.

That's why I'll continue keeping a watchful eye on markets in order to bring you the latest updates and the best moves to make for you and your money.

Before you go, there’s another opportunity I wanted to talk about today…

The cannabis industry is still a young, volatile market… but it’s on track to become an estimated $250 billion to $500 billion industry within the next few years. And that’s something that we can’t just ignore.

Because the fact is 33 states have already launched medical cannabis programs – and there are dozens of different ways to invest in this fast-growing industry. Legendary quarterback Joe Montana along with three of the top minds in cannabis shared their favorite ways you could make cannabis cash at the 2020 American Cannabis Summit – which you can view right here

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Our Readers Made 306% on the Coronavirus; Here's the Next Opportunity https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/26/our-readers-made-306-on-the-coronavirus-heres-the-next-opportunity/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=Our Readers Made 306% on the Coronavirus; Here's the Next Opportunity By Mike Stenger, Associate Editor, Money Morning Making Money, Options, Stock Market The Dow lost over 1,000 points on Monday. South Korea announced 700 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Turkey closed its border with Iran. Italy is in a panic.

But that doesn't mean you have to panic yourself. We have an options trading strategy that could double your money in a week if things continue as they have.

Tom Gentile, Money Morning's options trading specialist, helped our readers make 360% gains from the most recent drop. He shared the pick with our readers last week.


And we're going to use Tom's strategy to make even more profit.

The Dow hasn't lost 1,000 points since 2015. But while all the chicken littles run around crying doomsday, you can actually take charge and win from these nasty market slides.

We'll show you the play for this week. But first, here's how last week went down.

The 360% Options Trading Strategy

Instead of buying shares of a stock, Tom bought put options that were poised to go up in value as the stock price went down. He focused on stocks most affected by the crisis, with out-of-the-money put options expiring within 60 to 90 days.

The travel industry has been hit hard by the virus, so Tom looked at Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) and noticed it had lost a whole 15.16% on the year.

So Tom pinpointed the Carnival Corp. CCL April 17, 2020 $40 put for $1.60. That's a put option on Carnival cruises with a $40 strike price and an April 17 expiration date.

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If you bought that put option contract, it cost you $160 ($1.60 x 100 options). That turned into a $5.30 contract this week after Carnival shares plunged 17% more - a 306% gain for anyone holding those contracts.

But that's just one options trade in a gold mine of others with the markets in a frenzy.

Now you've read about what happened last week, here's how you can be part of the action...

The Best Options Strategy Right Now

The options play on our radar this week is Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO).

Because the travel industry is down, oil demand is also hitting a low. WTI Crude has gone down 19% since the start of the year, from above $60 to below $50.

And Marathon has lost 18% in the last five days.

It's trading a 52-week low of $8.82. But it doesn't look like it will rally back to $10 any time this week.

Before this stock sinks any further, you should think about buying a put option with a strike price of $10, expiring April 17, 2020.

These go for $1.45 today. Multiply that by 100 shares, and that's a $145 investment - even less than the $160 investors paid for last week's Carnival options play.

But it's the same profit potential, because it's following the same trend.

The travel industry is in for a period of stagnation. World leaders have just started talking about cancelling the Olympics.

Since Marathon stock has already shown itself tethered to the broader market fears of the coronavirus, it will continue to sink as travel barriers go up.

And when it does, you could double your money.

Action to Take: Find a stock that's been hit hard by the coronavirus. If you think it's going to go down, snap up some out-of-the-money options on the stock. Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE: MRO) could be one of these. Check out the Marathon Oil Corp. MRO April 17, 2020 $10 put for $1.40.

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average Remains Volatile After Historic Losses https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/26/the-dow-jones-industrial-average-remains-volatile-after-historic-losses/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=The Dow Jones Industrial Average Remains Volatile After Historic Losses By Garrett Baldwin, Behavioral Trading Specialist, Money Morning Dow, Dow Jones, Dow Jones Industrial Average The Dow Jones Industrial Average is reeling after a massive two-day sell-off that wiped away $1.7 trillion from the domestic stock market's value.

With earnings season in full swing, investors will take any value they can find to combat the uncertainty.

More on what's moving the Dow below. And be sure to check out our Money Morning insight of the day...

Before we get into this story and more, here are the numbers from Tuesday for the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq:

Index Previous Close Point Change Percentage Change
Dow Jones 27,081.36 -879.44 -3.15
S&P 500 3,128.21 -97.68 -3.03
Nasdaq 8,965.61 -255.67 -2.77

Now here's a closer look at today's most important market events and 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

  • This morning, the focus is back on the COVID-19 coronavirus. Greece has confirmed its first case, while France reported its second death linked to the virus. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) has canceled 30 cruises in Southeast Asia. A top U.S. health official has suggested that a global pandemic is likely. And they're now even talking about canceling the Olympics. U.S. President Donald Trump said he plans to speak on the subject later this evening. He is reportedly very upset that the markets are falling due to concerns about a potential global pandemic.


  • Panic in the market has pushed interest rates even lower as capital continues to pour into safe-haven assets. The U.S. 10-year yield slipped to 1.36%. Markets now increasingly expect that the U.S. Federal Reserve will cut interest rates yet again by April. The odds of a rate cut jumped above 50% earlier this week, according to CME FedWatch.

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Stocks to Watch Today: DIS, SJM, GE

  • Shares of Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) slumped more than 3.4% after CEO Bob Iger retired on Tuesday. The company has appointed Bob Chapek, who has experience running the company's parks, to take Iger's position immediately.
  • In earnings news, J.M. Smucker Co. (NYSE: SJM) reported earnings before the bell. The firm reported EPS of $2.35, a figure that topped expectations by $0.12. The firm said that it saw stronger sales in its coffee, peanut butter, and Uncrustables brands. However, revenue dipped from slowing sales in premium pet food.
  • General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) has seen shares rally over the last six months. However, the rally has come at the expense of the company's headcount. According to GE figures, the company had employed roughly 313,000 people in late 2017. Now, that figure has declined by 108,000 in just two years.
  • Look for earnings reports from Square Inc. (NASDAQ: SQ), 3D Systems Corp. (NYSE: DDD), Box Inc. (NYSE: BOX), Wendy's Co. (NYSE: WEN), Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), Marriott International Inc. (NYSE: MAR), and L Brands Inc. (NYSE: LB).

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Get In Early on the Companies Leading Cannabis's Fastest-Growing Market https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/26/get-in-early-on-the-companies-leading-cannabiss-quickest-emerging-market/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=Get In Early on the Companies Leading Cannabis's Fastest-Growing Market By The Institute , Contributing Writer, Money Morning Marijuana Stocks, Stocks, Top News It's no secret that the cannabis markets in the United States and Canada are the largest in the world. Some estimates value the combined market at $35 billion in just a few short years.

While we're excited about the profit potential soaring up from these regions, there's a faster-growing market that deserves investor attention right now...

In just a couple of years, Latin America has stepped out from the shadows. Consumer demand is skyrocketing, labor is dirt cheap, and the geography offers the perfect growing conditions - an ideal combination for huge margins.

Revenue in the region is starting to ramp up as well. Legal sales in 2018 were around $125 million, but analysts expect this to explode 100-fold to $12.7 billion by 2028.

And we're seeing new evidence to support these estimates every day. Large cultivation operations are popping up. Deals are being signed to export Latin American cannabis to Europe and Canada.

But most importantly, the opportunities in Latin America are starting to capture the attention of the world's largest cannabis firms. Newer companies are even getting their operations up and running in these countries.

This, in turn, gives cannabis investors nearly endless opportunities in yet another growing cannabis market - and a chance to get in on the two firms that have a leg up on all the rest...

The Latin American Gem with Power at the Helm

Given its smaller size, you may not have heard about Khiron Life Sciences Corp. (OTCMKTS: KHRNF). But between its multinational footprint, high-profile partnerships, and top-tier management team, it is truly impressive.

Its reach is extensive. It has products or operations in nine countries throughout Latin America. And it comes at just a US$113 million valuation.

Despite its Canadian headquarters, all of its assets are in Latin America.

There's a lot to unpack with Khiron's operations, so let's begin with cultivation and processing.

Currently, it has an 80,000-square-foot greenhouse and GMP-certified extraction lab. In total, it can cultivate 24,500 kilograms of cannabis annually. But an ongoing expansion will bring its cultivation to 1.9 million square feet and its annual capacity to nearly 160,000 kilograms.

To further add to its cultivation assets, Khiron has entered into a joint venture with DayaCann, a medical cultivator in Chile. The agreement entitles Khiron to produce 1,000 kilograms of cannabis in Chile.

Khiron is proving that Latin America is the best place to cultivate cannabis. In Colombia, it's experiencing a cost per gram of US$0.26.

In Canada, producers are experiencing costs of up to US$3.01 per gram.

To move its low-cost cannabis, Khiron developed a number of product lines and has established multiple distribution networks.

Khiron is developing brands across the medical, adult-use, and wellness categories. Each are distributed and sold through different avenues.

Its medical products are offered under the Khiron brand. Its products include THC and CBD and different combinations and formulations of both: high-THC strains, THC and CBD blends, and pure CBD.

These medical products are distributed by doctors via prescriptions and clinical networks. One such network is ILANS, a Latin American institute for neurological health that has over 119,000 patients.

The institute is also looking to enter Colombian pharmacies. For one, it's rolling out Khiron-branded pharmacies in major cities. But it also signed an agreement to distribute its products in over 900 pharmacies throughout the country.

For recreational products, Khiron has an agreement with Dixie Brands Inc. (OTCMKTS: DXBRF), a leading branded products company that we recently mentioned is also making headway in the United States' latest cannabis hotspot, Oklahoma. Dixie distributes Khiron-branded cannabis products throughout Latin America.

Khiron has also developed Latin America's first CBD-infused beauty products under the Kuida brand. It's the first product of its kind in Latin America and is currently selling in Colombia and Peru.

In fact, through its Dixie Brands partnership, the Kuida product line will make its way into the U.S. marketplace.

And that's only the beginning of Khiron's expansion plans.

The company is heavily targeting entrance into the emerging Mexican market. And Khiron will have a huge leg up on its competition throughout the expansion process.

Vicente Fox, a former president of Mexico, is on the board. With this connection, Khiron is establishing itself in the Mexican market by hosting educational cannabis events with Centro Fox, a think tank run by the former president.

The organization is hoping its educational efforts will help generate credibility around the Khiron brand and help it establish a widespread customer base.

Overall, Khiron ticks a lot of boxes. It has the infrastructure, it's moving into high-growth areas, and it has a lot of pull at the highest levels.

Finally, we wanted to take a look at a recent IPO that's putting Canadian growers to shame.

More Cultivation Capacity Than All of Canada Combined

The region's leading producer currently has 1 million square feet of cannabis under cultivation, and this will soon double by the end of the year. But those numbers still pale in comparison to this company's full potential.

In total, this company can bring its cultivation footprint to over 15 million square feet, equating to over 5.5 million kilograms of cannabis annually.

PharmaCielo Ltd. (OTCMKTS: PCLOF) is an early leader in Colombian cannabis production. In fact, this small medical marijuana producer was the first to grow legal cannabis in the region.

Since then, it has rapidly become the largest grower in Colombia, and it has a massive expansion plan that could make it the largest cannabis grower in the world.

And PharmaCielo's cost advantage compared to U.S. and Canadian growers is why this company deserves your attention. By the time Canadian companies can get cannabis production costs to less than $1 per gram, PharmaCielo will be doing it for closer to $0.05 per gram.

It will start selling cannabis in Colombia - and it will expand to Mexico, Brazil, and Europe. Most countries in the EU are relying on Canada for medical marijuana, but it won't be that way much longer if PharmaCielo has its way.


You see, PharmaCielo is a customer-to-contract growing business, which is how it's able to gain such an immense footprint.

Because along with the traditional growing facilities it owns, it has agreements with a number of Colombian farmers. These farmers get paid by PharmaCielo to cultivate cannabis on their land and in turn give the crops to the company.

To deal with its enormous and increasing capacity, PharmaCielo began to build out its processing capabilities and developed a complex sales strategy.

The company is operating out of a temporary extraction facility where it has processed 600 kilograms of cannabis throughputs so far. Ongoing expansion will increase this capacity to around 70,000 kilograms annually.

PharmaCielo has a two-part strategy for selling its cannabis - one within Colombia and one for all other countries.

In Colombia, it sells to medical cannabis patients through a telemedicine firm it acquired back in July 2019. That has given PharmaCielo access to 80,000 patients, a number the company expects to increase to 350,000.

This means PharmaCielo directly sells cannabis products to all of these patients. It also sells products directly to established Colombian pharmacies. Finally, it wholesales its unbranded products to other Colombian producers.

In fact, this strategy is how PharmaCielo will also conduct sales outside of Colombia. While this won't allow the company to get the premium prices it might get by selling a branded product, its low costs still leave room for great profit.

The company also entered a joint venture with a Mexican medical distributor in January of last year. Through the agreement, PharmaCielo supplies its partner, Mino Labs, with its medical-grade cannabis oil to be distributed throughout the country.

The Latin American market is gearing up to explode, and we want to make sure you can take advantage of this exciting opportunity in 2020.

But we didn't want to stop there...

You see, the legal cannabis market brought in $12.8 billion last year. But the real demand for cannabis products? It's estimated at $85.6 billion.

That's a $72.8 billion shortfall between supply and demand... because cannabis dispensaries can't restock the shelves fast enough to meet the soaring demand in this industry.

Analysts are predicting that this could even become up to a $500 billion global market as countries around the world - like those in Latin America that we just talked about - recognize how lucrative legalization could be.

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Apple Stock's Drop Is Just a Hint of How Hard the Coronavirus Will Hit the Economy https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/25/apple-stocks-drop-is-just-a-hint-of-how-hard-the-coronavirus-will-hit-the-economy/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=Apple Stock's Drop Is Just a Hint of How Hard the Coronavirus Will Hit the Economy By David Zeiler, Associate Editor, Money Morning global pandemic, Stocks, Top News As Apple stock tumbled yesterday (Monday) along with the rest of the market, it was just a taste of the economic bite the still-spreading COVID-19 coronavirus will take out of the global economy.

Shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) fell 4% helping pace a 1,000-point loss in the Dow Jones Industrial Average yesterday. AAPL was down another 1.3% in morning trading today.


In Apple's case, it's something of a delayed reaction. The company warned one week ago (on Feb. 17) that the coronavirus would reduce its earnings for the current quarter.

For weeks, the market "experts" have insisted that any impact on corporate earnings and the world economy would be minimal and brief. This despite a steady stream of reports that suggested the situation was far worse than the Chinese government was admitting.

Wall Street's wake-up call finally came over the weekend as the coronavirus reached places like Italy, South Korea, and Iran - and new cases multiplied despite efforts to contain the disease.

It's time for investors to take a hard look at just how much of an impact the coronavirus will have on the global economy in 2020 - and what that will mean for stocks. Even if other nations are able to mostly contain the disease, what's happened in China so far guarantees a severe disruption to global supply chains.

And Apple is Exhibit A.

Why Apple Stock Is Getting Slammed Especially Hard

Apple is the prototype of a global corporate giant that does business all over the world but has a supply chain highly dependent on China. That makes it particularly vulnerable to any sort of disruption to business as usual in China.

What we have here is an unusually far-reaching disruption. No one knows how long it will last.

A major complication resulted from the timing of the outbreak. When it struck, hundreds of millions of Chinese workers were hundreds of miles from home celebrating the Lunar New Year. Widespread travel restrictions mean most are stuck where they are, unable to return to work.

Nearly half of that nation's population - 780 million people - have had some type of travel restrictions imposed on them. Several cities in the Hubei province, ground zero of the outbreak, are virtually sealed off, its residents holed up in their homes.

Factories that normally have thousands of workers on the job are struggling to do what they can with skeleton crews of a few dozens.

"If this [outbreak] drags past March, that really becomes quite bad," Tom Rafferty, China research head at The Economist Intelligence Unit, told NPR. "Then you're talking about long-term dislocation in supply chains. You're talking about a negative impact on the consumer sector, which is not temporary."

This is why Apple, and an increasing number of other companies with supply chains tied to China, are issuing warnings.

According to the South China Morning Post, only about a quarter of the migrant workers across 15 sample cities had returned to their jobs as of Feb. 19.

The situation varies according to region. In Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak, many factories are shut down completely. Others are open but operating at less than half their usual capacity.

And once the workers do get back, it will take weeks for production and complex supply chains to get back to normal. Right now, no one knows when that will happen.

We're talking about a massive and extended disruption to Chinese production. It's already lasted long enough to affect the availability of many products in the United States by April. That includes not just Apple's iPhones, iPads, and Watches, but consumer goods ranging from small appliances to Barbie dolls to shoes.

If the coronavirus continues to spread in other nations, their economies will be affected as well.

An additional risk is that even in the best-case scenario - in which the disease is contained relatively soon - the strain on the global economy could be enough to tip it into a recession. That will certainly be the case if the outbreak is still spreading in April.

The truth is no one knows just the extent of the damage the coronavirus will have on the economy.

But data analytics firm Dun & Bradstreet estimates 5 million companies could be affected worldwide. And Oxford Economics has warned that the outbreak will shave 1.3% off global growth this year, or $1.1 trillion in lost income.

And some U.S. industries are feeling the effects already...

Who's Losing Money Due to the Coronavirus

The tech industry will be among the hardest hit. According to UBS, China builds 80% of the world's tablets and smartphones and exports 55% of the world's handsets and computers.

That affects not just the makers of these devices like Apple and Samsung, but all the companies in the supply chain.

That includes such chipmakers as Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM), Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS), STMicroelectronics NV (NYSE: STM), and Texas Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: TXN), as well as makers of specialty parts like Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW), which makes Gorilla Glass screens for smartphones and tablets.

"Just in time" production strategies mean that most manufacturers today don't keep a lot of spare parts on hand for situations like this. When the supply of even one critical part stops, all production stops.

That's affecting the world's automakers in particular.

Several auto companies, including Nissan Motor Co. (OTCMKTS: NSANY), Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), and Hyundai Motor Co. (OTCMKTS: HYMTF) have been forced to halt production at some factories for lack of parts from China.

IHS Markit estimates that if the stoppages last until mid-March, 1.7 million fewer autos will be built this quarter - a 32.3% drop from the research firm's estimates before the virus struck.

Most of the stuff made in China arrives in the United States by cargo ship. Shipping from China has already started to drop off. The Port of Los Angeles estimates it will receive 20% fewer cargo containers at its twin ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. That affects not just the businesses waiting for goods, but dockworkers, truck drivers, and any other business associated with distribution.

In addition, U.S. companies that do business in China itself will see a sharp drop in sales from that region as long as the crisis lasts.

That includes:

  • Food companies Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) and Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX).
  • Shoemakers Nike Inc. (NYSE: NIKE) and Adidas AG (OTCMKTS: ADDYY). Adidas reported an 85% drop in sales in China since Jan. 25.
  • Entertainment company Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS), which has theme parks in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Closing those parks will ding operating income by $175 million this quarter.
  • Wynn Resorts Ltd. (NYSE: WYNN), which says it is losing $2.4 million to $2.6 million each day its Macau casino remains shuttered.

What Investors Should Do

Warren Buffett said that he's neither buying nor selling based on the headlines regarding the coronavirus. Which is fine for a billionaire like him.

But Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald thinks it's better to manage risk while seeking out opportunities.

"Keep your profit targets and trailing stops nice and 'tight,' meaning you're ready to harness big winners and jettison anything that rolls over," Fitz-Gerald said. "This is NOT the same thing as selling in advance, which is a fool's errand. What I am talking about is letting the markets play out and acting in accordance with what they're telling you, instead of guessing."

Fitz-Gerald also said investors should be looking for companies to buy - especially companies with high growth potential.

"Make ready to buy. Chaos - regardless of reason - has an unintended consequence in that it almost always creates opportunity," he said. "The coronavirus situation will ultimately be no different."

At the same time, Fitz-Gerald cautions against being too aggressive.

"We have no idea how steep and deep the sell-off could get," he said, "so I suggest adding shares a little at a time using dollar-cost averaging or value-cost averaging as a way to harness the downdraft."

Action to Take: Don't let drama in the markets distract you from your long-term strategies. Tighten your trailing stops on your existing holdings and take advantage of investing opportunities that arise from the turmoil.

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Tue, 25 Feb 2020 21:24:58 +0000 https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/25/apple-stocks-drop-is-just-a-hint-of-how-hard-the-coronavirus-will-hit-the-economy/
Should I Sell My Stocks as the Coronavirus Hammers the Market? https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/25/should-i-sell-my-stocks-as-the-coronavirus-hammers-the-market/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=Should I Sell My Stocks as the Coronavirus Hammers the Market? By Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor, Money Morning Investing A sense of panic has taken hold of the market this week as the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread.


On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 1,031 points (3.6%). Today, the Dow dipped another 650 points (2.4%) in afternoon trading.

But remember, in times like this, panicking is the absolute worst thing you can do.

So our first step for investors today is a simple one. Take a deep breath.

Panic selling in moments like this has proven time and again to be the wrong strategy.

Today, we'll show you exactly how to protect your money from the market's extreme volatility this week.

First, here's what the experts at Money Morning expect from the markets this week.

This Is Serious, but Not a Time to Panic and Sell Your Stocks

Make no mistake: the spread of the COVID-19 virus is very concerning.

We're not downplaying that.

And as Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald pointed out on FOX Business Network's "Varney and Co." yesterday, the sell-off we've seen this week is a direct response to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.

"This [selling] is all about the virus, and the spread of it," Keith told Stuart Varney. "We potentially have a far more serious situation than the media or any government is letting on."

Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani also appeared live on FOX Business Network to weigh in.

"This is a 'wait and see' game right now," Shah said. "And as Keith pointed out, we don't know how far the virus may spread. I believe the news out of China has been clouded from the get-go. So we really don't know the extent of it, and I think that's what investors are worried about."

If there's one thing the markets hate, it's uncertainty. Unfortunately, that's exactly what we have with the coronavirus.

It's not the answer anyone wants to hear, but we simply don't know how far the coronavirus will spread. That also means it's impossible to predict what the market will do next.

Fortunately, there are some very simple steps you can take to protect your portfolio from any more downside risk.

Here they are...

3 Steps to Take Now as the Markets Continue to Drop

The first step to take immediately is to double-check your trailing stops.

"Keep your profit targets and trailing stops nice and 'tight,' meaning you're ready to harness big winners and jettison anything that rolls over," Keith says. "This is NOT the same thing as selling in advance, which is a fool's errand. What I am talking about is letting the markets play out and acting in accordance with what they're telling you, instead of guessing."

Trying to time the market is extraordinarily difficult. When investors panic-sell, they often do so once the market has already dropped considerably. They wait to try and find a new entry point, but by the time they want to get back in, the rebound has already happened.

This is the definition of selling low and buying high.

With trailing stops, you'll maintain your discipline (and profits).

Secondly, you can add gold or another "safe haven" to your portfolio. This is perfect if you'd like to make your portfolio more defensive.

If you need stability right now and can't afford to take losses on stocks, then gold is a great choice.

You don't want to put all of your money in gold, but a small allocation between 2% and 5% is a good balance to volatile stocks.

At Money Morning, we like the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (NYSEArca: GLD). It's liquid, reliably tracks the price of gold, and has a low fee structure. You get the benefit of owning gold without the inconvenience.

The third thing you can do is use the volatility of the market to your advantage.

"Most people don't think this way, but remember how the game is played. You buy low and sell high," Keith says. "So believe it or not, what you want to do is buy in on big down days, knowing full well that volatility cuts both ways."

"That takes nerves of steel, because nobody knows when the markets are going to rebound. But we do know that history is very clear that they will. It's a function of growth, not headlines."

Keith suggests keeping a list of "must have" stocks nearby at all times. Any time the market makes a big move (like it has this week), you can pounce on these stocks and get in at discounted prices.

Above all else, the main thing to remember is not to panic. There may be a ton of uncertainty in the market, but panicking is never the way to handle a situation like this.

Action to Take: The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on the markets, and uncertainty is high. But now is not the time to panic. You can protect yourself in three simple steps. 1) Tighten your trailing stops and make sure they are set correctly. 2) Add a defensive position, like gold, to your portfolio. 3) Make a note of which stocks you want to buy and hold for the long term, and scoop them up at discounted prices.

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This Catalyst Could Propel Our Top Stock to Buy 100% Higher https://moneymorning.com/2020/02/25/this-catalyst-could-propel-our-top-stock-to-buy-100-higher/?src=feedlink_latest-full&feedId=latest-full&anchortext=This Catalyst Could Propel Our Top Stock to Buy 100% Higher By Money Morning Staff Reports, , Money Morning Stocks, Top News Earnings season has come and gone. But that doesn't mean the opportunities have ended...

The company we're bringing you today beat the average Wall Street analyst estimate by 36% when it reported on Feb. 11.


But somehow the stock is down 10% to date.

That's a mistake. This is a great opportunity to own a wonderful business at a discount. You don't want to wait until it's back up 10% before buying...

You see, the company has one major tailwind at its back that means there's a high probability shares will run much higher this year and next.

We first detected this catalyst using a propriety tool created by some of our top data scientists here at Money Morning. It uses a company's recent earnings and fundamentals to predict where its future profits and share price are likely headed next...

It's called the Money Morning Stock VQScore™. This system will tell you exactly when to buy, when to sell, and when to hold a stock with one simple number.

The database ranks roughly 1,500 of the world's most profitable companies on a scale from 0 to 4.9. The higher the number, the better. And any stock you see with over a 4.0 rating is in our "Strong Buy Zone."

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Today, VQScore uncovered one top toy manufacturing company as a "Strong Buy" with a 4.9 rating.

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Here's why it's one of the best stocks to buy today...

The One Catalyst Ready Propel This Toy Manufacturer Higher

The stock VQScore uncovered for us today is American toymaker Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS).

We like that it pays a solid 3% dividend yield. But we like the company's ability to increase its profits even more...

From fiscal 2018 to 2019 alone, Hasbro grew its earnings a whopping 136%.

That helped the stock jump 49% over the last 12 months (even with the recent 10% decline).

Mind you, this was all without a major catalyst like the one we're unpacking for you today...

See, Hasbro just made a new deal with the Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) last Friday. And we expect it to conservatively double the company's earnings (and possibly triple them) by 2021.

Hasbro and Disney agreed to extend their strategic merchandising agreement for Disney's Star Wars and Marvel superhero franchises.

Here's why that's huge news for Hasbro:

  • Under the multiyear licensing deal, Hasbro will continue to develop a wide range of toys and games based on Marvel's collection of more than 8,000 characters.
  • The merchandising agreement covers film and television properties released during their terms for the respective franchises. It also includes properties from the newly launched Disney Plus streaming service.
  • As for the Star Wars universe, Hasbro will produce toys and games based on entertainment like "Star Wars: the Clone Wars" and "The Mandalorian." This includes the breakout star of the show, Baby Yoda.

Hasbro is the only company allowed to sell officially licensed Disney Baby Yoda toys.

We think many investors are missing the opportunity on Hasbro because they're worried about the delay between the end of "The Mandalorian: Season 1" and the June release of Baby Yoda toys.

But in fact, the delayed release has actually built up some serious demand for the products...

Less than a day after becoming available for preorder, Hasbro's new $59.99 Baby Yoda animatronic toy completely sold out on the Disney and Amazon websites.

Disney recently confirmed the release of "The Mandalorian: Season 2" for October 2020. So we expect that to drive a second wave in sales of Baby Yoda toys just in time for the holidays later this year.

Plus, upcoming Marvel releases like "Black Widow," "Spider-Man: Homecoming 3," "Thor: Love and Thunder," and "Black Panther 2" will surely lead to even more toy sales for Hasbro.

In all, we're projecting Hasbro's exclusive deal with Disney to increase total net profits between $1.2 billion and $1.8 billion in fiscal 2020.

That would mean doubling or tripling the $594 million it made in 2019.

Action to Take: Wall Street has NOT correctly priced the Disney catalysts into Hasbro stock yet. We expect these exclusive rights will allow Hasbro to conservatively double net income in fiscal 2020. That will lead the stock to jump at least another 50% from current levels. It could even triple earnings, which would cause the stock to surge 100% or more. With a 4.9 Money Morning Stock VQScore today, you can feel comfortable owning this stock for the intermediate term to profit off the high demand for these Disney products.

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