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How to Invest (and Profit) in Real Estate - Without Buying Property

The coronavirus has left 13.3% of people in the United States without jobs. Retail spending is down about 8% compared to pre-pandemic times. Earnings from big-name companies like Nike Inc. and Costco Corp. have missed already-low expectations.

Yet, in the face of these stats, the stock market has been rising.

Since its March low, the Dow Jones and S&P 500 have risen about 37%. The Nasdaq is at an all-time high, up 45%.

The V-shaped bounce off of these lows has been completely unprecedented. But stocks aren't the only asset investors are flocking to…

Last Monday, pending home sales for May were released. Coming in at a whopping 44.3% spike, the number overtook the 15% expectation, making for the largest one-month jump in history.

In the face of low economic numbers, real estate, just like stocks, is surging. Realtor.com reports that over the course of 2020, inventory has declined by 15.7%, all while average listing prices rose 3.8% – both indications of a market in high demand.

But you don't have to buy property to invest and make money in the real estate sector.

Here's how to take advantage of the real estate boom… without touching an inch of land… Full Story

Here's how to take advantage of the real estate boom... without touching an inch of land...

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The Two Stocks to Buy amid Market-Media Tensions

Many stocks, with a few exceptions, moved up last week. Clearly, investors are seeing some cause for optimism out there, pushing the Dow back over 25,000.

But you couldn't tell that from the news. I'm looking at a CNN headline chyron right now, for instance, that reads: "COVID-19 cases are rising in 18 states." The business section leads with "Markets are pushing higher as lockdowns ease. But huge risks remain."

However, in that same business section, decent gains are being reported, too.

So there's clearly a "Reality Gap" between those negative headlines and the prevailing, generally positive mindset and upward moves in the markets.

In that gap, there's plenty of room for making money… Full Story

In that gap, there's plenty of room for making money... Full Story

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Markets Live Recap: Dow Turns Negative After President Trump Announces China Conference

Another 2.13 million Americans filed for unemployment over the past week, once again outpacing Wall Street's estimate of 2.05 million.

That means, nearly 41 million Americans have submitted jobless claims since the coronavirus pandemic gripped economies around the world.

That news was overshadowed by the by the four million people who discontinued their unemployment benefits over the same timeframe.

Continuing jobless claims fell from 25 million last week to 21 million this week.

That's largely due to states reopening their economies to various extents.

Stocks rallied for most of the trading session, with the Dow up 0.8% mid-day.

But then the big news of the day occurred at the end, when President Trump announced he will be giving a news conference regarding the China situation with Hong Kong tomorrow.

Here's what our experts – Chris Johnson and Shah Gilani – saw throughout Thursday's volatile trading session.

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The 3 Top IPOs to Watch in 2020

It’s likely to be a blowout year for initial public offerings.

In fact, many observers think 2020 could be the largest IPO year yet, with some places like CB Insights saying there are 402 unicorns worth $1.3 trillion in total potentially going public in 2020.

That’s why Money Morning is bringing you the three top IPOs to watch in 2020.

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2020 IPOs: The 10 Most Exciting Public Offerings to Watch

2020 is almost here.

And it's lineup of IPOs could make it the biggest year yet for initial public offerings.

In fact, there are at least 10 firms poised to go public in 2020.

And almost all of them have valuations over $1 billion in industries ranging from financial services, mattresses, and even travel and lodging.

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Trading Strategies

The Market's Getting Ahead of Itself - Here's How to Profit

If you've been with us a while, my "10 Commandments of Trading" have probably helped you make easy shovel shots in all kinds of markets. My Costco recommendation this summer bagged a cool 297% profits for anyone following along.

The commandments are "rules" that are designed to turn chaos into something easily understandable. They help you make money, sure, but they'll also make you a better trader over time.

I was thinking about stocks (as I do basically all the time), and one intriguing thing stuck out:

There are three of my commandments "in play" in stocks right now.

That alone tells me the tension and interplay of market forces is going to make something happen - something that could be mighty profitable if you follow my recommendation... Full Story