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Biden's Move Could Put 50% or More in Your Pocket

A change in D.C. is the perfect time to make sure your investing and trading posture is lined up with trends the government really drives with the federal budget and new policy.

Or, if you want to put it another way, when $4.8 trillion starts talking, it pays… a lot… to listen.

Earlier this week, President Biden committed to taking the entire federal fleet "green" with electric vehicles, or EVs – American-made EVs, to be precise.

Big slices of the private sector have been making similar moves for a year or two now, moving to EVs or "clean-ish" natural gas power, so really, this is Uncle Sam playing catch-up. In the long run, it is cheaper and they do reduce harmful emissions, and it jives with the Biden administration's stated "Made in America" policy, too.

Turns out, it takes a lot of vehicles for the government to do its thing. Now, just to be clear, I'm talking about the cars and trucks you sometimes see out and about with tags that read "U.S. Government" – I'm not counting hundreds of thousands of military vehicles like tanks or Humvees.

At last count, the federal vehicle fleet was thought to be around 645,000, and in some cases, the government's going to have to move pretty quickly to replace them.

Take the U.S. Post Office, for instance. We all recognize the Northrop Grumman-made "Long Life Vehicles," or LLVs that mail carriers work their routes in. Well, the LLV design isn't living up to its name, because it's getting on 30 years old at this point; they're said to be breaking down and catching fire on the regular.

In other words, the spend is going to have to come quickly, and it is going to have to be big.

There are two big-money trends at work here – electric and self-driving vehicles (SDVs). There are two companies "in play" in this story, one of which I think is a juicy takeover target. When the trigger gets pulled, takeover targets typically experience fast, intense bull runs.

Here's how you could find yourself in the right place at the right time, sitting pretty… Full Story

Here's how you could find yourself in the right place at the right time, sitting pretty...

Options

This "Short Squeeze" Options Trade Could Pop After Feb. 11

So far, 2021 is already shaping up to be great for traders.

Two days after the Nasdaq and S&P 500 reach all-time highs, the bears ravaged the market for its biggest loss in three months on Wednesday.

Short-sellers are getting crushed and even some the big tech leaders – like Apple Inc.

(NASDAQ: AAPL) and Tesla Inc.

(NASDAQ: TSLA) – are in play with huge moves higher and lower.

In other words, volatility is back and that makes this a great market for options traders.

Not only that, but earnings season is here and that is usually a major catalyst for stocks.

One of the themes Money Morning's Quantitative Specialist Chris Johnson has identified for this season is the rebuilding of America.

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And nothing supports that effort like the raw materials industry...

Stocks

How You Can Own "FAANG 2.0" with One $35 Stock

"The FAANGs" have been a convenient shorthand for the mega-cap Nasdaq tech firms that have led the markets higher since the middle of the last decade. In 2020, at a time when markets desperately needed a leader, they were there.

But from a technical perspective, the FAANGs are starting to show a little long-term fatigue in the charts.

And then there's the elephant in the room: Everyone points to the FAANGs as a reason to be in the market – and they are great stocks – but if you wanted to buy 100 shares of each of these stocks, you'd have to fork over nearly $687,000 (the price of a nice house in many parts of the country).

Fortunately, the next group of market leaders is out there right now, going more or less under everyone's radar.

I'm not sure how much longer they'll stay there, though – performance like this tends to get noticed. Tech stocks grew by around 45% in 2020, but the ones we'll talk about in a second shot up 147%.

I think we're just getting started here… Full Story

Options

Best Call Options to Trade Now for a Quick 70% Profit

With all the hype in the market these days as the economy recovers, the vaccines are rolled out and more stimulus from Washington seems to be just over the horizon, you've likely noticed options contracts are getting very expensive.

Those high prices for contracts take the wind out of sails when it comes to trading options.

For one, higher prices means more risk since you have more to lose.

And when you start at a high price, there may not be as much room for the trade to profit.

We have a solution for that problem, and it's making for our best call options to trade right now.