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Markets Live Recap: What Made the Nasdaq Break Its 6-Day Winning Streak

Stocks fell sharply today as investors continue to evaluate the United States' ability to reopen the economy.

The Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq all closed about 2% lower for the day as the volatility/fear index (VIX) spiked over 14%.

That's even on news that House Democrats unveiled their latest $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill…

Here's what our experts – Chris Johnson, D.R. Barton, Jr., and Shah Gilani – thought about the volatile move today, and which stocks investors should be focusing on to smooth out the bumps in their portfolios.

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3 Key Takeaways from Warren Buffett's Annual Shareholder Meeting

Over the weekend, Warren Buffett hosted the annual Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) shareholders meeting.

The so-called "Woodstock for Capitalists" featured a few surprise revelations from the Oracle of Omaha.

Buffett, who has been at the helm of the company since 1970, expressed optimism over the long-term outlook of the U.S. economy.

"Nothing can basically stop America," Buffett quipped.

But if you dig through the transcript or listen closely to the full video of the event, you can't help but notice that Buffett was less optimistic about the near-term conditions and more realistic about the challenges that we face in the months and years ahead.

Here are the three most important takeaways of the 2020 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Meeting.

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Dow Jones Climbs Ahead of FOMC Meeting

The Dow Jones could soar again today as the Federal Reserve meets to discuss monetary policy.

The central bank has been notably dovish in its handling of the ongoing pandemic.

Concerns are again emerging that the oil futures contract could go negative before expiration.

This morning, WTI crude is off 12%, while Brent crude is flat around $20.00 per barrel.

Read on for more detail and other events moving the Dow today.

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Markets Live Recap: Our Experts Cover Earnings Season, Airlines, Gold, Oil, and Amazon

The markets were met with more selling this morning as investors continue hedging the uncertainty brought by the coronavirus.

There have been discussions of re-opening the economy, but nobody can be sure when this will happen or how long it will take to get back to full capacity.

To help you navigate these unprecedented times, we're going live every day the markets are open.

Our experts – Chris Johnson, Tom Gentile, D.R. Barton, Jr., and Shah Gilani – are each taking time out of their busy days to show you exactly what they're seeing in the markets in real time.

They will even answer your questions live, on air.

Here's what they covered today, Monday, April 13...

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What Warren Buffett May Be Planning with Airline Stocks

The ongoing pandemic has shutdown multiple sectors in the economy.

But no sector has taken a harder hit than airline companies.

Perhaps the most surprising news around airlines came from famed investor Warren Buffett.

His firm Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) has long been a holder of airline stocks given their steady demand and reliable cash flow streams.

According to GuruFocus, Berkshire may have lost up to $5.3 billion on its stakes in airline companies.

So, what is Buffett's plan with airline stocks for the road ahead?

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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...

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average Slides 700 Points as Coronavirus Fears Accelerate

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is off another 700 points Thursday as investors continue the rollercoaster in the markets.

Despite yesterday's 1,000-point gain, markets continue to monitor government reactions to coronavirus and the rising number of cases on the West Coast.

The death toll in the United States has reached 11, and the number of confirmed cases has topped 160.

This morning, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) announced plans to shut one of its Seattle offices after a contractor tested positive for coronavirus.

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Ignore the Headlines; Airline Stocks Are Great Buys Right Now

Boeing's commercial 737 Max just crashed twice in a span of three months.

WOW Air went bankrupt last week, stranding several thousand passengers.

Hundreds of planes were grounded on Monday due to a computer malfunction.

And oil prices are going up.

Still, airline stocks are some of the best buys on the market right now.

And you can cash in while less savvy investors overreact to the negative headlines...