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How We'll Surf (and Trade) the Looming Bankruptcy "Tidal Wave"

Thousands of American companies – many of them publicly traded – are sliding towards bankruptcy.

The U.S. Federal Reserve is buying the bonds of some failing companies in an effort to keep them alive, but this is one strategy that's not going to work.

The coming tidal wave of bankruptcies will overwhelm the Fed's rescue efforts and could sink the stock market.

And here's how you can take the bit of "market intelligence" we're going to give you today - and turn it to your personal advantage...

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How to Invest $2,000 Right Now

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

– Chinese proverb attributed to philosopher Laozi

With all the COVID-19 whipsawing we're experiencing in the U.S. economy – and the uncertainty that's created for folks like you and me – Money Map Press is seeing more direct inquiries about stocks than at any time since the Great Financial Crisis of 2008 to 2009.

And one of the most intriguing queries we're seeing is this one: "I have $2,000. I want to invest it in stocks. But I'd sure be grateful for some guidance on which stocks to buy and what 'strategy' to employ."

Let me tell you folks: I love this question.

And I respect the heck out of those who posed it, or who were thinking along those lines, for a few reasons…

For one, you're ignoring the near-term "noise" and are focusing on the long term.

Second, you're taking action – and taking control of your own financial destiny – which is always one heck of a lot better than just sitting back and letting stuff "happen to you."

And, finally, it can be a difference-maker. That two grand is merely the first step. But it shows that you're serious about changing your future. It puts "skin in the game." It forces you to pay attention. And you'll be stunned at how much you learn.

It takes courage to act, to make tough decisions, to move forward.

And by posing this question, you're doing just that.

Just as a long journey can start with a single step, the journey toward a secure financial future can begin with a single investment – even one as seemingly small as $2,000.

And I'm going to start by sharing a personal story that proves the value of a "mere" $2,000 investment. I'll even offer some stock recommendations that will help you take that first step… Full Story

And I'm going to start by sharing a personal story that proves the value of a "mere" $2,000 investment. I'll even offer some stock recommendations that will help you take that first step...


Markets Live Recap: Bank Earnings, New York Manufacturing, Safety Stocks, and Gold

Huge declines in year-over-year bank earnings were in focus on Wall Street this morning as some of the heavyweights reported before the opening bell.

The market opened down about 2% and closed near the same levels.

But that certainly isn't the only news you should be taking into account today…

You see, bank earnings have "knock-on effects" that can ripple throughout the economy in a variety of ways.

Here's what our experts – Chris Johnson, Tom Gentile, D.R. Barton, Jr., and Shah Gilani – saw in real time today, April 15



Markets Live: the Afternoon Trading Breakdown with D.R. Barton, Jr., and Shah Gilani

Today's markets live afternoon session was a wild one.

The Dow was up 4% in the first half of the trading day, but was ultimately met with selling resistance midway through the day and closed slightly lower.

While that sounds concerning, the constant volatility we're seeing today is actually creating a multitude of opportunities to make fast profits.

Here's why our Markets Live experts - D.R. Barton, Jr., and Shah Gilani - think the market went down this afternoon - along with some of the top stocks they're looking to buy soon...


Should I Buy Facebook Stock Right Now?

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is down more than 23% year to date.

And the reason for this dip is more than just a global pandemic.

On March 31 (Tuesday), it was reported that Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) was illegally providing user data to Facebook.

That's even for users without Facebook accounts.

Zoom is now facing a lawsuit, while Facebook could take even more of a hit in the coming weeks.

This raises a question that's been asked countless times over the last three years: should I buy Facebook stock?