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Dow Jones

Dow Jones Today Testing All-Time Highs After California Weed Legalization

Investors are optimistic the Dow Jones today could reach 25,000 after yesterday's first day of trading pushed markets to new all-time highs.

Dow futures are up 43 points this morning as investors pile back into tech stocks after last Friday's dip.

Here's a look at today's most important market events and stocks, plus a look at today's economic calendar...

Options

How We Turned Breaking News into 455% Overnight Gains

Hedge funds and institutional trading desks make huge bets on mergers and acquisitions, much like the pending $69 billion proposed buyout of Aetna Inc. by CVS Health Corp.

It's not rocket science.

In fact, merger arbitrage, as the strategy is sometimes called, is easy and can be very profitable.

We just notched a gain of 455% in two days, taking off half of one of the positions we put on to play the proposed CVS-Aetna merger in my Zenith Trading Circle.

The other half of that trade could still yield us 2,600%.

Here's how we did it, and how you can, too...

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Score 328% Gains on 2017's Largest Deal Without Buying a Single Stock Share

On Monday, CVS announced its $69 billion plan to acquire the third-largest health insurer in the United States, Aetna. And if it goes through, it will go be the largest deal of the year – and the largest ever in the health insurance history.

Now AET shareholders will get $207 per share and 0.8378 of a share of CVS stock (valuing $62).

But there's a much better way to cash in on this potentially record-breaking deal…

It could more than triple your money in just six weeks.

And it doesn't require you to own - or buy - a single share of stock...

Wall Street

Why I'm Excited About the $70 Billion CVS-Aetna Deal

If you were decorating for the holidays or glued to NFL games last weekend, you might have missed some massive news: CVS Health Corp. announced it'd buy Aetna Inc. for a cool $70 billion.

Of course, the deal had been discussed as a possibility for weeks, but it's finalized now – it looks for all the world like it's going to happen.

In the press release announcing the deal, CVS Health President and Chief Executive Officer Larry J. Merlo said, "This combination brings together the expertise of two great companies to remake the consumer healthcare experience. With the analytics of Aetna and CVS Health's human touch, we will create a healthcare platform built around individuals."

That's putting it mildly. And, in a turn I find completely unsurprising, Wall Street is downplaying and even dismissing the deal.

I think that's a huge disservice to the public. Because I think this deal is one of 2017's biggest.

It's going to be transformational... and a potential goldmine.

Dow Jones

How Passing the Senate's Tax Bill Could Lead to a Record High for the Dow Jones Today

Investors are optimistic about the Dow Jones today following the Senate's passage of the largest overhaul of the American tax code in 30 years.

Dow Futures are up 246 points this morning after every Republican senator except for Bob Corker of Tennessee voted in favor of the reform bill.

Here's a look at today's most important market events and stocks, plus a look at today's economic calendar...

Dow Jones

Why the Dow Jones Today Is Falling After Former Trump Campaign Chair Arrested

The Dow Jones today is trending downward after Paul Manafort turned himself into the FBI this morning.

Dow Jones futures are down 59 points after President Trump's former campaign chair becomes the first person charged in connection to the investigation of Russia-Trump collusion.

Here's a look at today's most important market events and stocks, plus a look at today's economic calendar...

Dow Jones

Dow Jones News Today: Stocks Flat After Hitting Record 22,000 Mark

The Dow Jones news today is highlighted by a more hawkish stance from the Bank of England as it signals interest rates will rise faster than expected.

Dow Jones futures are up five points after hitting an all-time high 22,000 yesterday.

Here's a look at today's most important market events and stocks, plus a look at today's economic calendar...

Washington

These Health Insurers Have Been Stealing from You for Over a Decade

Turns out several of the big health insurers have been doing some big-time cheating to deliver those huge stock gains over the past several years.

By exaggerating the illnesses of their Medicare Advantage patients, health insurers have pumped up government reimbursements by billions of dollars that came out of taxpayer pockets.

Now the Justice Department is fighting back with a lawsuit against UnitedHealth Group, the largest U.S. health insurer and biggest offender.

The details of this suit make it clear that UNH deliberately siphoned off taxpayer dollars to inflate its own profits...

Dow Jones

Dow Jones News Today: Stocks Fall After United States Launches Missile Attack on Syria

The Dow Jones news today is a projected a 57-point decline after the United States military launched at least 50 missiles toward an airfield in Syria.

Markets are also looking for insight into the meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Here's a look at today's most important market events and stocks, plus a look at today's economic calendar...