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Markets Live Recap: Why the "Fed Effect" Is Very Real

Markets were volatile today as the Dow struggled to rally for the fourth day in a row, ultimately falling short.

But our experts are unfazed.

The Fed's latest push is giving this market real momentum, and it's fueling moneymaking opportunities left and right.

We've got 10 trading opportunities laid out for you below.

Chris Johnson and Andrew Keene unveiled these opportunities live today as they were tracking markets in real time.

Here's what our experts – Chris Johnson and Andrew Keene – thought about today's markets, and make sure to tune in to Markets Live tomorrow for even more actionable insight.



Markets Live Recap: Record Retail Sales Push Stocks Higher Today

Stocks rose Tuesday on the back of a record retail sales jump in May, positive trial results from a potential COVID-19 treatment, and more economic stimulus from the Fed.

The U.S. government reported all-time increase in retail sales of 17.7% in May.

Economists were expecting a 7.7% increase.

Meanwhile, trial results announced today showed an already widely-available drug called dexamethasone can help critically ill coronavirus patients.

Combine that with the Fed's announcement yesterday that it will begin buying individual corporate bonds, and you get another market rally.

The S&P 500 was up 1.6%, the Dow up 1.7%, and the Nasdaq closed 1.5% higher on the day.



This Is the Best Stock to Buy as We Enter Tax Season in 2019

This week, the Washington Post reported an alarming story with tax season approaching. It seems that the average tax refund for Americans has declined roughly 8% year over year.

On the surface, the Post framed this story about the 2018 tax cuts. The claim was that Americans were suffering because they received smaller refunds on average.

Today, I'll explain a few key changes that you need to know about in your taxes, and I'll show you a stock to buy now that should surge due to demand for its services...