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The Best Stocks to Buy Before the Next Round of Stimulus

Stocks were at their lows for the year back in March when COVID-19 was spreading rapidly throughout the world for the first time.

It was a time of fear and panic in the financial markets as stocks fell about 35% from their all-time highs in February with little information to go on for the novel virus.

But then, the United States federal government went into their economic playbook and passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

This provided over $2 trillion in economic support to American workers, families, and small businesses.

In general, most of the stock market has reacted favorably.

Since the CARES Act was passed on March 27, the S&P 500 is up 30% to new all-time highs.

So today, we're going to reveal some of the best stimulus stocks to buy now (and avoid) before a second major round of stimulus hits the markets...

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Dow Jones Today Rises on Calls for $25 Billion Airline Bailout

The Dow Jones today could see gains after President Trump called for $25 billion in emergency funding for the airline industry.

Trump’s latest push for stimulus came just hours after he said that he had called off stimulus talks until “after the election.” The President’s statement also comes shortly after Fed Chair Jerome Powell urged Congress to take action.

More on everything moving the Dow today, below.

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Markets Live Recap: Stocks Today Inched Higher Thanks to Apple

Stocks traded lower to start the week as investors assessed an uptick in coronavirus cases and the pace of the economic recovery.

Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) were 6% lower after the company said it was seeing an additional $3.5 billion in new financing to improve the airlines liquidity as it grapples with travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) dropped over the weekend after the company announced plans to shut down stores in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Arizona upon rising levels of COVID-19 in these states. But after announcing it would ditch Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) to produce its own chips, the stock rallied 2.25% today and lead markets higher.

The S&P 500 finished the day 0.5% higher, the Dow 0.4% higher, and the Nasdaq 0.9% higher.

Here's what our experts - Chris Johnson and Tom Gentile - saw throughout the day, including some of their favorite stocks to trade now...

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There's an Options Strategy for Every Investor Out There

Buy-and-hold investors are in deep, dark water right now, and there's no telling what's down there.

They've either just taken heavy losses, or they've been knocked right out of hard-won positions it may have taken years to build.

Maybe the Bull Run resumes this week… or maybe the bears take over for a while.

The thing is, it doesn't have to matter all that much.

Buy-and-hold investing has its place, particularly with must-own companies.

But trading gives you supreme flexibility in your moneymaking endeavors; whether shares are going up or down, you can nab profits.

You don't have to have a huge risk appetite, either; there are some very conservative strategies available that can be just as successful.

So today, we're giving you a chance to get familiar with some of the strategies – and some of the smartest people recommending them right now:

Our experts.

They'll show you how they make their research recommendations for their subscribers, and how profitable those can be.

You'll get the chance to join them, too.

So, let's turn this over to four of our top trading experts so you can hear from them directly...

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3 Key Takeaways from Warren Buffett's Annual Shareholder Meeting

Over the weekend, Warren Buffett hosted the annual Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) shareholders meeting.

The so-called "Woodstock for Capitalists" featured a few surprise revelations from the Oracle of Omaha.

Buffett, who has been at the helm of the company since 1970, expressed optimism over the long-term outlook of the U.S. economy.

"Nothing can basically stop America," Buffett quipped.

But if you dig through the transcript or listen closely to the full video of the event, you can't help but notice that Buffett was less optimistic about the near-term conditions and more realistic about the challenges that we face in the months and years ahead.

Here are the three most important takeaways of the 2020 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Meeting.

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What Warren Buffett May Be Planning with Airline Stocks

The ongoing pandemic has shutdown multiple sectors in the economy.

But no sector has taken a harder hit than airline companies.

Perhaps the most surprising news around airlines came from famed investor Warren Buffett.

His firm Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) has long been a holder of airline stocks given their steady demand and reliable cash flow streams.

According to GuruFocus, Berkshire may have lost up to $5.3 billion on its stakes in airline companies.

So, what is Buffett's plan with airline stocks for the road ahead?

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