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Here's a Rich Contrarian Profit Play on the United Kingdom's Brexit Problems

The UK has recently appointed Boris Johnson as its new prime minister during its "Brexit" departure from the European Union.

Now not paying attention to what's happening in Britain is an expensive mistake.

So today, Garrett's going to walk you through the big changes underway in Britain and even bigger changes that could rock markets in short order. Plus, this stock will put you in the best position to profit...

Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Continues to Fall as China Shows Signs of Economic Weakness

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped sharply Monday after the People's Bank of China (PBOC) took drastic action to reduce the amount of cash its financial institutions need to hold as reserves.

Such action is designed to spur lending as the country continues to battle the United States over trade.

This is the fourth time that China has slashed what is known as the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) in 2018.

China's Shanghai Composite was off 3.7%.

Global markets

Why Now Is the Perfect Time for Central Bankers to Pull Something Stupid

The media didn't pay very close attention to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week. Aside from coverage of the copious amounts of snow and the quick left spin on U.S. President Donald Trump's reception by the global elite, no one was really watching the gathering of billionaires and politicians there in the Alps.

They should have. The attendees are the One Percent and the people who worked to make 'em (and keep 'em) that way. These folks can money-whip the world in any direction they want it to go.

I'm not saying it's right; I'm not saying it's fair… but it's the reality. No investor can afford to go unaware of what these folks are doing.

I mean, I'm a skeptic, and not a believer in those weird "Illuminati" or "Trilateral Commission" conspiracy theories, but the Davos crowd comes pretty close.

They can raise and destroy markets, create or eliminate jobs – entire industries, even – and make or break just about every politician in the world.

The headlines from this gathering of gatherings, what few there were, were almost uniformly bright. Trump declared America "open for business," and the sentiment was well-received by the global honchos listening in.

And that's what's got me worried...

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones in 2018 Will Rise on California's Legal Marijuana

Investors are optimistic about the Dow Jones in 2018 as California starts 2018 with legalized recreational marijuana.

Dow futures are up 83 points this morning on the first trading day of 2018. Markets are optimistic over the impact of tax reform on the U.S. economy and marijuana legalization in California.

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