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Not Even This One-Two Punch Can Knock Out Our Top Military Tech Play

I've flown all over the world in all kinds of jetliners, and usually when the plane gets going, I tune out the safety presentation.

Been there, done that.

But on a recent Southwest Airlines flight from Money Map Press headquarters in Baltimore to Oakland International Airport, I listened carefully as the flight attendant described the plane's safety features.

And when I looked around, I noticed a lot more passengers than usual doing the exact same thing.

Just two days before, a woman died on a Dallas-bound Southwest flight after an engine failed and she was nearly sucked out of the cabin.

At a time like this, many investors might shy away from The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA), which made the ill-fated 737 aircraft in question.

But today, I'm going to show you why that would be a big mistake...


Earnings Season Is Here, and There's One Way to Play It

It's the start of the earnings season, and we all know how that can go.

Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) kicked off April 18 by crushing expectations, and 80% of the companies in the S&P 500 have topped analysts' estimates – and that's in comparison to the previous historic average of 67% of companies that exceeded conjecture.

But, all beats aside, the S&P 500 has dropped 1.3% since earnings reporting started.

And Alcoa, which popped more than 5% and made a new all-time high at $62.35 after it reported, closed Monday, April 30, at $51.20 – down 17.9% a mere seven days after soaring like Icarus.

Overall, the market's performance has been poor, and with the unusual number of companies that beat earnings big-time and have since traded down, it's giving investors a lot to worry about.

It makes one sick of relying on stocks.

Here's why they should be worried, what to watch for, and what to do if it all goes wrong...


The Best Turnaround Play I Can Find Is Still Under $5 (for Now)

Quick! What do the following have in common?

    … Gordon Ramsay

    … Kim Kardashian

    … Major League Baseball

They're all third-party personalities and licensed brands for one of the hottest turnaround plays I can find in one of the hottest sectors going – mobile gaming.

Best of all, shares are still under $5.

Ordinarily, this wouldn't interest me for a New York minute. My family and I would rather be out living life than watching it or playing games about others living theirs. However, that's not true for millions.

And that's, of course, your entry...


Three Ways to Play Netflix Stock Right Now

If you think back to last November, you'll remember that everyone was throwing in their towels on Netflix amidst a sudden whirlwind of bad news – like the serious Kevin Spacey allegations, and Disney pulling all of its content in order to start its own streaming business.

It was a bad news business for this streaming giant.

But fast forward six months, and the tables seem to be turning…

Recently, Netflix announced it is spending $8 billion on developing and acquiring original content. And on top of this, it plans to raise $1.5 million in debt.

That's a step in the right direction – something any investor likes to see.

So, I've got three ways you can play this upswing - and the third one will blow your mind...


Three Ways to Score Big Profits on Your Next Earnings Trade

In a recent interview with CNBC, Jack Bogle – the former CEO and founder of Vanguard Group — admitted he had "never seen a market this volatile in 66 years."

On top of this, we've got earnings season to contend with, which could send the markets soaring or crashing…

And when the uncertainty is high, I know it's easy to be tempted to sit on the sidelines entirely.

But when you pull yourself out of the game due to unstable markets, you may be safe, but you miss huge profit opportunities, too.  

So, I'm going to reveal to you exactly how to trade through earnings – even in one of the most volatile markets we've seen.

And it's easier than you think...


Forget Trump - This "Value Play" Stock Is a Long-Term Buy

We all know what happened in the stock market last week.

And while it seems as though volatility isn't quite over – that's not what I want to talk about today.

Instead, I want to focus on a company that's found itself in a center-stage battle with President Trump himself.

This company is one of the most valued companies in the world when it comes to patents.

It's got royalties coming in from all over the world.

And it's not Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)...


The Markets Have Just Set a Textbook "Bear Trap"

Everything old is new again. The power of using the narrative to inform our investing choices is as evident as ever. Today, we're going to touch on narrative briefly in order to add a twist, but we're going to concentrate on a very bold money-market call on market direction.

As a reminder, the market narrative is the overarching concept that is central as a market driver. Since the U.S. presidential election, that narrative has been the Trump growth agenda based on three pillars: lower taxes, less regulation, and more infrastructure spending.

With the new tax reform bill signed into law, one of those legs is firmly in place. The reduction in regulations is ongoing, but enough changes have been made (largely through executive order) to say that two out of three are largely in place. The infrastructure plan is now looking like it is going to take some time to enact…

We've also seen evidence of our "narrative in waiting" rearing its head from time to time; the Fed Great Unwind narrative will be the foundation of tightening monetary policy and will be accompanied by rising interest rates – and a more challenging market environment.

I believe the technicals on the charts are confirming the narrative in a big way.

And the markets may have just set the perfect Bear Trap...


This Is How the Pros Play the Facebook Lows

Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) is a must-own tech darling stock. In five years, it went from $20 to $195, for an 875% gain.

But it's been giving investors a royal headache lately, dropping from $195 to $150 in two months – a scary, quick 23% correction.

The social media hero, and sometimes villain, is now back up to just below $160.

If you own it, you're probably wondering what to do with it. If you don't own it and you want to buy it, you're probably wondering what's a good price to get into it. Or, if you're a hater and want to see it keep falling, maybe you're wondering how low it can go and how you can make money on it dropping.

Here's how I see the company and the stock right now, and how to play it every which way...


Three Ways to Play the President's "Amazon Ire"

No stranger to controversy, President Trump went after Inc. with a vengeance – saying that the company pays no taxes, abuses the Postal Service, and puts retailers out of business. Amazon stock, of course, immediately got a 4.4% buzzcut that trimmed $31.77 billion off its market cap.

Unfortunately, the president is off base, and unless you take steps right now, your portfolio will get hammered as the battle escalates.

Don't get me wrong – I get where Trump's coming from, personally.

The notion that Amazon is somehow capitalizing on the system is a popular one. The war on success, begun decades ago and brought to the forefront for millions of hard-working people during the Global Financial Crisis, remains in full swing. The unfortunate byproduct, of course, is that huge swaths of society are not even remotely interested in fighting back to defend the founding principles of free enterprise, productivity, and personal initiative that define our national character.

What he's saying is just not factually correct.

Here's why - plus how to play this situation for maximum profit potential...