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Markets Live Recap: Our Experts Cover Earnings Season, Airlines, Gold, Oil, and Amazon

The markets were met with more selling this morning as investors continue hedging the uncertainty brought by the coronavirus.

There have been discussions of re-opening the economy, but nobody can be sure when this will happen or how long it will take to get back to full capacity.

To help you navigate these unprecedented times, we're going live every day the markets are open.

Our experts – Chris Johnson, Tom Gentile, D.R. Barton, Jr., and Shah Gilani – are each taking time out of their busy days to show you exactly what they're seeing in the markets in real time.

They will even answer your questions live, on air.

Here's what they covered today, Monday, April 13...

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Score a 300%-Plus Profit on the S&P 500's "Mirror-Opposite" by June

The S&P 500 is considered to be one of the best gauges of market movement. And from its all-time high of 3,393 on February 19, the index crashed 35% in a matter of weeks.

Since then, however, things have turned around. From its March 23rd lows, the S&P has mounted a 25% rise at the time of writing.

Investors are clinging to the bullish bounce, question after question floating through their minds…

Will the jump continue? Is the market bottom in? Is it time to load up on stocks?

For the answer, we look to the technicals – and they're shaking their heads from left to right. The recent run up has no staying power. Another down-leg is likely.

But you don't have to fear another bearish drop. This time, we know it's coming – and with the strategy I'm going to show you today, you could profit even more than if the bullishness were to continue.

In fact, this trade could hand you a 327% gain in two-months' time...

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Give Me Three Minutes, and I'll Share a Secret for Taming These Mean Markets

The markets are scary, right? Gutwrenching, even. They take rallies that look strong at midday and wipe them out by market close.

It's the one thing that investors at all levels are feeling and can agree upon.

But it doesn't have to be.

There's one simple strategy you can add to your investing game plan that will "smooth out" the worst of the coronavirus-pandemic volatility and ease the impact of the big sell-offs that could still come our way.

It's your single most powerful tool to protect against the one thing we have right now: uncertainty.

It's called "hedging," and the way I'm proposing to do this is so simple that anyone can do it – even my 75-year-old mom.

And here today, I'm going to show you how… Full Story

And here today, I'm going to show you how...

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Markets Live Recap: Here's What Our Experts Are Seeing in Stocks, Bonds, Currencies, and Commodities

During our markets live segments today, April 8, our experts covered it all: stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodities.

So, if you own any of those things… You're going to want to pay close attention.

If you're able to watch live, you can execute the same trades before the majority of the market catches on.

You see, the coronavirus crisis has many second and third layer "knock-on effects," which are affecting all industries – not just restaurants, airlines, cruises, and the other typical industries everyone knows has issues now.

It's also changing the way the world looks at fiat currencies, gold, oil and bonds.

Based on that, here's how our experts – Chris Johnson, Tom Gentile, D.R. Barton, Jr., and Shah Gilani – see as the best way to position for profit today.

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What You Should Be Watching in the Markets This Week

Here we are in yet another week of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on nearly every aspect of our lives…

The markets are clearly no exception as volatility continues to shake up not only the stock market, but also the bond, oil, and currency markets – the four areas that I look at to gauge where we are and where we're headed.

Now as you may know, I start out every Monday by looking at the S&P 500 ETF. While it came down on Friday, we were able to see a big bump up on Monday.

One reason behind this is some of the positive news that came from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo about the situation stabilizing a bit in that state, which could lead to more investors getting back into the markets.

Of course, as has been true since this trouble started, you can't trust these rallies. Once that buying happens, the "smart money" will sell that enthusiasm because the reality of the situation is likely worse than the numbers indicate.

Moreover, Q1 earnings are going to be reported this week and will likely have an impact on the markets going forward.

So let's take a more detailed look at what's moving these markets and what you can do about it… Full Story

So let's take a more detailed look at what's moving these markets and what you can do about it... Full Story

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Markets Live Recap: Today’s Rally Will Be Short-Lived (So Here’s What to Buy Instead)

Every day the markets are open, our experts – Chris Johnson, Tom Gentile, D.R. Barton, Jr., and Shah Gilani – are live streaming what they're seeing in real time.

They're breaking down the latest news and giving our Members actionable steps to continue making money in assets most investors are missing today.

And if you join the stream live, you can get our experts' best trade ideas before the broader market catches on.

Here's what Chris, Tom, D.R., and Shah had to say on their live streams today, Monday, April 6...

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Pinpoint the Market Bottom with These Three Indicators

The only thing that's kept markets above water since the coronavirus took hold of the globe has been the $2 trillion stimulus package.

The three-day jump in markets was exciting, but the "stimulus overdose" did not last.

On Friday, the market's three-day rally ended on news that the U.S. now led the world in highest number of coronavirus cases.

Then Monday, the Dow rallied over 600 points – about 3% – on a few "good" news items. However, with the Dow down Tuesday, this sentiment isn't sticking.

Instead, hedge funds and money managers got a second chance to "rebalance" their portfolios by cutting risk.

The week of upward movement was simply a swapping of securities from institutions to the retail public.

The up-and-down leaves us with the question of when we hit market bottom.

Everyone has their strategy to figure out how to tell - and these are the three indicators our Tom Gentile is glued to...

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The Do's and Don'ts of Trading Through a Recession

Never in my lifetime could I have imagined an event like this.

Just a few months ago, COVID-19 hadn't even been named. It was simply considered a different strain of the flu. Today, it's a worldwide pandemic that has taken over the globe, eclipsing tragedies and disasters like 9/11 and the financial crisis of 2008.

Based on the numbers coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this pandemic should run its course by the end of July if it continues on its exponential trend.

But that's more than three months away. And already, at its lowest, the market fell 37%, breaking all the wrong kinds of records.

Trading has been halted multiple times. Stocks have seen their worst days in history. People everywhere have lost a ton of money.

Yesterday's bounce was welcome – but we're not in the clear. If the CDC has anything to say about it, we're just getting started. We could be dropped into a recession any day now, and the panic is evident in the up-and-down movement of the market.

The word "recession" is scary. But it's not the end of the world – not even close. In fact, you could come out of it even stronger than you were before.

See, the stock market is typically two to three months ahead of everything else. If the pandemic lasts through July, then I expect the market's bottom to hit by the end of April.

Now, the move higher from there will be slow. It could take until the end of the year before the market begins to rise significantly. But don't wait around – there's a lot you can do until then… Full Story

Now, the move higher from there will be slow. It could take until the end of the year before the market begins to rise significantly. But don't wait around - there's a lot you can do until then... Full Story

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Our Coronavirus Options Trading Strategy Is Bagging 1,000% Gains

You're stuck at home.

Restaurants are shutting down.

Retirement accounts are in shambles.

Tom Gentile, Money Morning options trading specialist said this yesterday: "It didn't start yesterday, and it's not going to end tomorrow."

But Tom still has trading strategies for this market.

Yesterday, he said traders should "simply take less risk, look at what's going up in a down market, and exploit volatility using options."

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