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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...


How to Bank Triple-Digit Profits with the Hottest Stocks in the S&P 500

The S&P has been hovering around all-time high territory for the last few weeks, which means that lucrative trading opportunities are everywhere you turn.

But that doesn't mean you should just jump into the next trade you see.

The key is to identify the best of the best in this bullish market – and that's where you put your money.

But that's much easier said than done…

So today, I'm going to let you in on the market's best-kept secret – and show you exactly how to pinpoint your next big profit opportunity...


My Favorite "Digital Gold" Play Costs Less Than $5

When Bitcoin was rising by $1,000 a day back in December, you didn't have to look far to find pundits speculating on whether the crypto might "replace gold" as a "safe-haven investment."

Of course, that was before the digital currency peaked above $20,000 and then dramatically plunged to under $7,000. That put paid to the "safe haven" talk.

By comparison, gold, that 5,000-year-old "un-crypto," has risen a modest 7% over the past year.

What's more, 2016 and 2017 marked the first consecutive years of gold gains since 2011 to 2012. We've talked extensively about all the ways there are to cash in on the resurgent gold bull.

But today, I want to tell you about a high-tech game changer I'm watching – one that promises to bring gold into the digital age.

Why is this "disruptor" important?

Well, it'll eliminate most of the old "hassles" – security, portability, storage – that have kept gold's potential "vaulted" and bottled up for centuries. 

This promises to make gold incredibly easy to use as cash, with no more difficulty than we encounter using banknotes or plastic today – easier and as secure as Bitcoin, in fact, with none of the volatility.

Now, this exposes physical gold to extreme upside potential - that's a given. But what's more, this disruptor will act like rocket fuel for the small company I'm going to show you...


Bitcoin Futures Trading Will Send Prices to $50,000 in 2018

Bitcoin futures trading, which just launched this month, will play a key role in driving Bitcoin as high as $50,000 in 2018.

Two major exchanges, CME and CBOE, are now trading Bitcoin futures. Since CBOE first announced its plans back in August, Bitcoin is up more than fivefold.

But the impact of Bitcoin futures trading has only just begun.

It has prepared the way for a much more powerful catalyst, expected to go live in 2018...

Dow Jones

The Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Will Climb Higher After a Positive November Jobs Report

The Dow Jones Industrial Average looks like it will climb today on growing hourly wages and no increase in unemployment reported in November's job report.

Dow futures are up 55 points this morning thanks to positive numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor's November jobs report. The unemployment rate remained unchanged and wages increased compared to October.

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


How to Buy Bitcoin Without Buying Bitcoin

Bitcoin has captured the imagination of millions of investors hoping to cash in on the seemingly instant riches it's creating. You can't go anywhere without somebody talking about how much money they're making… including my taxi driver last Monday.

Yet, I still won't touch it for reasons we've talked about many times – limited liquidity, tulip-like pricing, or the fact that it's one of more than 900 cryptocurrencies available today.

However, that doesn't mean Bitcoin is a bust.

In fact, there are some great ways to play Bitcoin without buying Bitcoin...