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Markets Live Recap: Stocks Fall Another 2% Thanks to 4 Dire Warnings

Stocks fell today as investors weighed the negative remarks and cautiousness of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, hedge fund managers Stanley Druckenmiller and David Tepper, and Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Here's what our experts – Chris Johnson, D.R. Barton, Jr., and Shah Gilani – thought about their comments, where they see stocks heading next, and how you can position your portfolio today.



A High-Tech Way to Cash In on Investors' Endless Search for Yield

If you're of a certain age, you've probably heard a financial planner say that you should have some money in fixed income – and the closer to retirement you get, the more you're supposed to own.

Now, I'm not going to wade into the lively debate about investing in bonds. Tens of millions of investors hold them, and there are probably just as many opinions.

But it does bring us back around to the existential question of 21st century investing: How do you collect any meaningful bond yields in a zero-interest rate market?

That's particularly pressing for investors over age 50 – or, really, anyone building a retirement fund for themselves.

Now, I've always believed that the road to a happy, prosperous retirement is paved with tech – even more so in an era of low to no interest rates.

And there's an entire bond market I know whose management's taken that very idea to heart. The leadership team is bringing that notoriously low-tech investment into the 21st century, and, even now, reaping remarkable gains for their efforts.

So you don't have to be in bonds to make a lot of money from them… Full Story

So you don't have to be in bonds to make a lot of money from them...


Follow These Rules to Profit from This "Trading Range" Market as Earnings Come Out

My glasses almost fell off my face Monday night when I read this headline from Bloomberg

"ETF Investors Are All-In on Stimulus with $17 Billion Stock Bet"…

That's right. Investors have pumped more than $16.5 billion into stock exchange-traded funds in just seven trading days in April.

The article stated that the "torrid" pace put inflows on track to exceed December's monthly inflow total of $42.5 billion.

Talk about a crowded trade…

What's happening right now is a toxic combination of analysts saying, "The bottom's been put in!" and also, "Buy the dips!"

Yes, you can start to buy in. Slowly. Use dollar-cost averaging and buy in increments.

But going all in… Well, there's a reason the great Wayne Gretzky said to skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been…

That's exactly why the last time I saw this happening, in December, I bought puts. And they paid off heavily in January and February, such as my 47.87% January gain on FedEx and my 108.57% February gain on Tilray.

The truth of this market is that there's still too much uncertainty, fundamentals are questionable, and technicals are pointing to the downside.

This type of long bet – with people throwing money into the market with coal shovels because it's been climbing for a few weeks- tells me one thing: We're still in the first stage of the market pullback.

So instead of going all in, you trade. Just like I did before. And when you follow these trading rules, you can profit… Full Story

So instead of going all in, you trade. Just like I did before. And when you follow these trading rules, you can profit... Full Story


Markets Live Recap: Our Experts Aren't Buying This Rally

The consensus among our experts here at Money Morning is that the worst for the economy is still yet to come…

Instead of a quick "V-shaped" rebound, they're expecting longer, drawn out, "W-shaped" recovery for stocks.

But that doesn't mean some companies aren't worth owning now…

If you're patient and know what to look for, you can trade in and out of stocks with defined momentum.

The trend is your friend.

And it gives you a higher probability of making fast money in this volatile market.

It's important to pay attention to the nuances in this market.

And our experts know exactly what to look for.

Here's what Chris Johnson, Tom Gentile, D.R. Barton, Jr., and Shah Gilani saw in the markets today, April 14...


Reality Gap of the Week

The OPEC oil cartel and other oil-producing countries, mainly Russia, spent most of last week hashing out a deal to cut oil production and put an end to oil's 60% price drop.

Under the so-called OPEC+ umbrella, the group finally agreed to a deal over the weekend.

Oil futures shot up, but fell back before trading Monday.

Oil opened up, but then fell.

That's because there's a huge Reality Gap between what the oil deal needed to do, and what it actually entails.

Here's D.R. with the details...


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?


Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Volatile as Jobless Claims Spike Over 3 Million

The Dow Jones Industrial Average faces a battle today after the U.S. Department of Labor reported more than 3 million jobless claims.

They expected 1.5 million.

The Great Recession jobless peak was 665,000.

The ongoing coronavirus crisis has decimated the hospitality, retail, restaurant, and airline industries, in addition to secondary businesses that cater to these sectors.

Read on for details.