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Prepare for a Volatile Dow Jones Today as Politics Take Center Stage

The Dow Jones today could be volatile today as three big events in Washington will dominate the news.

President Trump is meeting with North Korean leader, Kim Jung Un today, while his former attorney Michael Cohen will testify before Congress on the President's alleged business ties to Russia, and trade negotiations with China continue to stalemate.

But uncertainty doesn't mean you can't make money. We'll break down exactly how to play the volatility today below...

Trading Strategies

The Hottest Way to Trade the "Retail Ice Age"

There are a few popular names for what brick-and-mortar retail is going through right now: "Amazon-ization," the "Retail Apocalypse," or, my own personal favorite, the "Retail Ice Age."

The good news for traders is, there are even more ways to make money on companies with sagging sales and collapsing stock prices.

The thing is, not all retail stocks are headed directly for extinction. Some left-for-dead retail names have seen dramatic price spikes.

Which is more good news for traders, because it's also easy to make money on beaten-up retail stocks when they do break out to the upside.

Let me show you how easy it is to make money on the ups and downs of retail stocks - something we do all the time in my Zenith Trading Circle trading research service...

Dow Jones

How Today's Earnings Reports Will Lift the Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trending up this morning thanks to highly anticipated earnings reports from Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT), which is up 3.3% already today.

Dow Jones futures today are up 68 points ahead of trading, but a Republican defector from the Senate's tax cut bill could threaten gains.

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

Options

I'm Busting One of the Biggest Investing Myths of All Time

We're going to make a little wager with you.

The next time you're talking with a group of "informed" investors, bring up the topic of options trading. Before long, someone in your group will cite the well-known statistic that more than 90% of all options expire worthless.

And most of the other folks will nod in solemn agreement.

All the experts want us to believe that options are to retail investors what Kryptonite is to Superman.

Because of that the "90%" stat is presented as trading gospel and is cited over and over and over again – in speeches, in magazines, and in investing analyses of every type.

There's only one problem.

It's just not true.

In fact, it's one of the biggest investing myths of all time...

Retirement

These Charts Show Exactly What Happens Before Markets Dive

I've been saying – constantly – that traders and investors should keep a bullish bias; that it's the key to making big, consistent profits.

And I'll say it again: This market is going to continue going up.

There's no mystery as to why. I've got a simple, straightforward interpretation of what the market is telling us, and it just makes good sense (and, for the folks following along, good money).

Last week, we saw new all-time closing highs in the S&P 500 four times – and we did it all over again on Monday, opening to record highs.

In Stealth Profits Trader, we've ridden this bullish trend to another 200% win in our Best Buy calls. That was our 36th triple-digit win of 2017, and it was perfectly indicative of the kinds of gains this market's giving those who know which way the wind is blowing.

Now, I hear a lot from readers asking what they should do with all their profits. But there's a question I get even more, from folks who are clearly anxious about a good thing being perhaps a little too good…

"What's next?"

Well, let me show you - and tell you how I know...