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Here’s a Look at My Earnings Season Stock Watch List

It's not too hard to pick winners in a market like this one.

But the serious profits go to folks that know the data and use it to trade stocks to juice those profits.

They understand and trade the patterns – the way stocks move.

This knowledge becomes even more critical during earnings season.

That's why Tom's showing you a "trick" the pros use, plus the stocks he's looking at that could be big movers when they report….


Trading Strategies

What to Buy as the Dow Nears 30,000

The Dow is pushing toward 30,000, up more than 1,000 points in the past 30 days – great news for all of us in the markets.

Of course, now I'm being asked more and more when the sell-off is coming…

Any time you get a big run-up like this, it's normal to expect a pullback. But here's the key takeaway on that: That is normal.

We want buying and selling. Corrections happen; we use them to get a better entry point into our favorite stocks and enjoy the ride when they inevitably climb back up.

That's why, no matter where the market is, what we buy largely remains the same…

Anyone following along with my Total Wealth research service is familiar with the six forces of the investing world that never lose the power to move markets – the Unstoppable Trends.

These industries are always in demand and evolving with the times, and they never stop bringing profits to investors.

In other words: These are the stocks with the potential to dramatically outperform the markets.

Not only are all the Unstoppable Trends just as profitable as they were when I identified them 13 years ago, but many are getting even stronger – meaning the companies they support could make you even more money.

That's why I'm always looking to buy in these six areas – whether markets are at highs, lows, or somewhere in between.

Here's a look at the best plays these trends are showing us today – including the one I call "the biggest opportunity on the planet right now"… Full Story

Here's a look at the best plays these trends are showing us today - including the one I call "the biggest opportunity on the planet right now"... Full Story


The 5 Top Dividend Stocks to Watch Now

While 2019’s market handsomely rewarded investors, the U.S. Federal Reserve also cut interest rates to around 1.75% during the year, making it a little harder for folks to make passive income through savings accounts.

Fortunately, the top dividend stocks to watch now are great ways for investors to overcome this hurdle.



One of the 5 Top Dividend Stocks to Own This Week Could Earn You 11%

The Fed's dovish policy might be helping the economy, but it's leaving income investors out in the cold.

If you're looking for retirement income or just some extra cash to pad your portfolio, the top dividend stocks can more than make up for low interest rates and weak bond yields.

Our best dividend stock to own offers a dividend higher than 11%.

That's five times higher than the average S&P 500 yield of 2%.

But it's just one of several dividend stocks out there that can provide both appreciation and long-term income potential.


Trading Strategies

The Three "Big If" Sectors Every Forward-Looking, Profit-Oriented Investor Should Own Today

The end of summer or any change of season is a natural time to look back and reflect; I know I made plenty of happy memories this summer with family and friends – and I hope you did, too.

As rewarding as that can be, we should take care that "looking back" doesn't become the almost permanent condition of "focusing on the past."

Millions of investors are focused on the past right now, for a number of reasons: They're thinking about past earnings or past performance, or they might be apprehensive about the future, say, with the feeling that things were "just simpler back then."

Especially when it comes to how they view current headlines.

I don't blame 'em, though.

It may feel comforting, but that focus puts those investors at a huge disadvantage – because it's the future that matters, both in terms of how we live our lives and how we make our money.

These investors have essentially been conditioned to believe that life moves because of what's already happened. So they see the financial markets the same way and, not surprisingly, get stuck in a rut – an expensive one, at that.

That's too bad, especially right now. Here's why...


Triple-Digit Gains and Resilience Aren't the Only Reasons to Own This Company

In my capacity as Chief Investment Strategist, I'm often asked to recommend stocks that will "beat the market" or "withstand a trade war with China" or – as of late – be "recession-proof" – a thought on the minds of many given the prospect of a Fed rate cut.

In investing, there are no sure things, of course, but the stock I've got for you is damn close…

In fact, it's the closest thing out there to a recession-proof stock as I can find. Not only that, but it's a company that's delivered more than 291% in gains on a special move we've made in past.

It's still perfectly positioned for profits, and as you'll see in a second, it likely will be for a long time to come.

Before I tell you what it is, though, let's talk for a moment about why this matters...

Trading Strategies

The Biggest Danger to Your Profits at a Time Like This

Traders and investors are just now sticking their toes back into the water after being spooked by the inverted yield curve that developed late last week, warning of a possible recession.

This kicked off the selling, with many analysts on the Street advising watchers to sell and sell some more.

But we know better, and we can tell that there's very real risk in this situation.

Though it's not what you might think...


Connect These Two "Dots" to Find True Bargains Like Apple

There's no shortage of loud distractions out there for investors right now, competing for our precious mental bandwidth. I'm bombarded with it every day, just like you are.

The good news is you can tune all that "stuff" out, because there are really just two things to focus on right now.

First, revenue drives earnings, and earnings drive stock prices – line up one, and the other is almost certain to follow.

Second – and as folks are quickly discovering in my new Straight Line Profits service – knowing how to determine whether a stock should be higher is absolutely critical to your investing success.

I know that sounds obvious, but you'd be amazed at how many investors don't connect the two.

Apple - a company that's already doubled our money - is a great example of what I'm talking about...

Market Crash

How to Prepare for a Stock Market Crash in 2019

With the stock market ending 2018 with the worst December since the Great Depression, it's not surprising that there are rising fears about the possibility of a stock market crash in 2019.

In December, the S&P 500 officially entered correction territory. The United States has been in the longest-running bull market in history, and this caught many investors by surprise.

While there are some stock market concerns in 2019, this doesn't necessarily mean that a crash is on the horizon.