Hertz stock made its way back into headlines recently when it announced it would “re-IPO.” This news came with an ambitious plan to electrify its fleet with an order of 100,000 Teslas.
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The Fed’s backstopping of the bond market was an effort to save the U.S.
stock market, but it’s clear now that saying it and actually doing it are two very different things.
Our Shah Gilani’s takeaway from it is that it’s time to short the bond market.
And today he’ll show you exactly how to do that to ensure you’ll walk away with the most profits….
Precious metals like silver and especially gold have had a stellar year, to put it mildly.
The physical bullion-backed SPDR Gold Trust ETF, probably the easiest way to invest in gold, is up more than 30% this year.
If you bought it at the March bottom, you'd be up even more, nearly 37% or so.
Since the last great gold bull market ended in 2011, this is the most movement (and most profit) gold investors have seen.
It's undeniably exciting.
Thanks to the bull run, gold seems to be everywhere; Wall Street is talking about it again, ads for gold are everywhere on television, and mobile app-based traders are piling in.
In the long term, they're absolutely right: Gold and silver will keep rising, and I'll show you why.
But do not join the crowd. At least not yet. What's unfolding right now will burn many overeager traders before it creates a big buying opportunity.
The real short-term opportunity I'll show you in a minute holds even bigger profit potential, and it won't be long in coming… Full Story
The only constant in life is change. That goes double for markets: Investing, just like everything else, evolves.
The latest evolution has, for some folks, turned investing into something like a video game…
Armed with a smart phone and their trading app, tons of new investors are taking the markets by storm. No kidding – it's not a bit unusual these days for friends of mine to whip out their phones and buy shares of stocks that they've never heard from outside of a mention on Twitter, or some other 24/7 social media feed.
I hate to say, "When I was your age," but when I was growing up, investors would thoroughly research the fundamentals and technicals of a stock before moving hard-earned money into it. More recently, they'd at least plug the ticker into a search engine to get some insight to what they're buying.
Nowadays, though, it seems that if "RealK1ttyL0ver77" posts on their Twitter account to buy shares of "Kitten Mittens Holdings Ltd." because they're "real dope," people buy big, and before you know it, Kitten Mittens jumps 700%.
It's all about what the crowd is doing, and that has major downside.
A real-life example would be Hertz Global. Investors, who looked at a sub-$1 stock and saw a bargain, piled in by the busload. The stock rallied 700% even as its (inept) management team was dotting the i's and crossing the t's on the bankruptcy filing!
Sometimes there are real bargains… and sometimes cheap is cheap for a good reason – but that's a truism that seems to have been forgotten for the moment.
Now, don't get me wrong: I'm not knocking new trading apps or their new legions of users. I think it's fantastic that a new generation of investors – who, you could argue, have been clobbered by both the 2008 financial and the 2020 coronavirus crashes – are accessing the massive opportunities the markets provide.
More investors in the market means that there is the opportunity for more robust, fairer pricing.
More dynamic markets also means that more ideas are going to flow through the daily narrative. Simply put, crowdsharing of investment ideas means that you're more, not less, likely to find an investment that fits your risk and objective profile.
I'm a hardcore optimist. I've found ways to harness this huge momentum shift for everyone reading today, whether you're a new investor or an old hand.
You're going to be able to make better decisions on platforms like Robinhood and learn how to leverage the crowd's activity on there for maximum profits… Full Story
Dow Jones Industrial Average could slide further Thursday after COVID-19 passed its record for most cases in a single day, hitting 36,358 cases.
Investors are also eyeing an ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China, a weak U.S. economy.
The market is discounting the possibility that the Fed will continue to expand open market operations given the weakness in underlying fundamentals.
Three weeks ago, Hertz declared bankruptcy due to a COVID-19-driven demand collapse for travel and car rentals and about a $24 billion debt. Now as a trade, there could be some possibilities with HTZ shares if you like risk, but as a "buy" proposition, this is not a stock you want to get close to. Yet over the past few weeks, investors sensing a bargain chased it from $0.56 to a high of $5.53 – more than 887% – despite it being a zombie stock. Sometimes speculators can make money moving in and out of zombie stocks, but it's very dicey, and someone has to lose out. The New York Stock Exchange served Hertz with a de-listing notice, which the company is appealing, and until something decisive happens, speculators will do what speculators do. But there's a very unusual idea being floated that's not only likely to slaughter folks searching for some kind of value that HTZ simply doesn't have, but that could fundamentally alter the way American businesses enter and exit bankruptcy…
But there's a very unusual idea being floated that's not only likely to slaughter folks searching for some kind of value that HTZ simply doesn't have, but that could fundamentally alter the way American businesses enter and exit bankruptcy...
The Dow Jones today is falling after the latest round of jobless claims and a swell of new COVID-19 cases around the nation.
Airline stocks and retail stocks fueled Thursday's downturn.
Markets are also reacting to a recent breakout of coronavirus in Beijing, the capital of China.
The Chinese government said that it has contained the spread over the last few days.
The S&P 500 and Dow Jones were both down in early market trading as investors continued yesterday's sell-off.
Then, Jerome Powell said the U.S. Federal Reserve intends to keep interest rates near zero through 2022.
And he expects GDP to expand by 5% in 2021.
Stocks rallied across the board on the back on the announcement by the Fed Reserve Chairmen.
But only the Nasdaq closes the day in positive territory – up 1.2% and closing at a record high.
The S&P 500 was flat and the down was down 0.6%.
Here's what our experts – Chris Johnson and Shah Gilani – saw live at the open and close of the trading day.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have been the classic "last nail in the coffin" for Hertz, but this company has been in trouble for four years now.
And with travel at a standstill, Hertz was out of time, money, and options.
So just last week, it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
But a week into its bankruptcy, and there's still no credible restructuring plan.
Now, ordinarily, investors wouldn't want to touch this stock with a 10-foot pole, especially from a buy and hold perspective.
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn might agree… after sinking $1.88 billion into the stock over the past six years, he recently sold his Hertz shares for a whopping $0.72, just about $40 million.
But Icahn (and 99% of investors) missed the move Tom's about to show you today.
The Dow Jones is climbing despite news that China has approved a controversial national security law that will impact Hong Kong.
The number of unemployed continues to grow since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, approaching 40 million.