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These Long Picks Should Soar as the Rally Takes Hold

I feel like I'm trapped in a never-ending nightmare installment of "Deal or No Deal" right now. And I bet you feel the same way.

On Friday, traders were biting like trout; market vibes were upbeat on word of a "partial deal." But then, Chinese government media outlets said, not in so many words, "Whoah – don't break out the champagne just yet!"

So the Chinese have thrown cold water on things, but the administration's still calling this "phase one" of a deal.

I watched Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on CNBC yesterday morning talking about the deal. Questions were coming left and right… and Mnuchin was dodging right and left. It's clear there are a lot of details still to be ironed out, and no one in the White House feels like talking about them.

But still, most of the pieces are in place for a decent run higher, maybe even back to all-time highs. When we see stocks and volatility hit the levels I'm going to show you, we'll know that a respectable bull run is underway.

Make sure you've got a position in these stocks poised to move higher when the bull is confirmed… Full Story

Make sure you've got a position in these stocks poised to move higher when the bull is confirmed...

Trading Strategies

How to Change Up Your Trading When Markets Get Rough

I'm going to share a quick pro trading secret with you today. Don't worry – I won't get kicked out of the elite traders' club for sharing it, but you'll definitely impress your friends if they get a look at your account balance.

The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, the VIX, has been pretty hot this year, running anywhere from 12.1 to 25.4. It didn't dip below 15 for all of August. What's that tell you? That the market's moving more than usual! What I mean is that moving up, down, all around – it's enough to send most investors into a tailspin.

There's no reason to expect that turbulence to subside for the rest of the year. Geopolitics, seasonality, trade, the economy, and even the president's Twitter feed will keep the VIX action hot.

In other words, strap yourself in – because it's going to be a volatile three months to round out the year. Above all, don't be scared. Remember my Eighth Commandment of Trading: "Volatility is a trader's best friend."

That's right; as traders, we need volatility because a market that's moving means a market full of opportunities.

So that you're better able to capture every single one of those chances, I'm going to show you a tweak pro traders use when markets get chaotic.

It'll take you about four seconds to get the hang of this – and even less time to see how powerful it is. You can start using it immediately to spot chances and rake in profits at a time when, typically, slower traders are giving their profits back to Wall Street…



We're Right in the Thick of 2018's Biggest Profit Opportunities

What could be better? We're now in the first full week of the season, with 62 S&P 500 companies on the docket.

This is a critical season that I believe takes on more significance than most. That's because the market itself is at a critical juncture – a tipping point, if you will.

The bulls and bears are in a monster tug-of-war over the market's direction during the next few months, and, naturally, earnings could be the factor that tips the scale one way or the other.

I couldn't be more fired up about the next few days - and you will be, too, once you see this...