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Today I have a recommendation for you that's nothing but positive - the best "investment" to protect your money right now.
The securities I'm about to discuss are far safer than the bank. They're extremely liquid.
I have misgivings about Wall Street. Their short-term trading distorts the energy markets, almost beyond recognition.
Indeed, the past year has shown clearly how disastrous such speculation can be. But there is a way to remedy this situation: You.
Last week the U.S. Federal Reserve decided against raising interest rates four times this year, opting for just two hikes instead.
Some analysts point to this recent change of mind as proof of an impending recession. Others state there's no strong possibility of one.
But I'm not going to wait to find before I make my trading decisions. And you shouldn't either.
We've had a nice run in the markets since last month, but we've only got a few more weeks of the bulls.
And that means one thing: Right now is the perfect opportunity to increase the size of your portfolio.
There's nothing like a market swoon when it comes to unleashing the most damaging of all investor behaviors - emotional decision-making.
Investors who make knee-jerk decisions damn themselves to abysmal returns.
You might have centered your entire trading strategy around this myth fed to traders - especially newer traders.</P
But here's the thing: Even if it seems like what you heard is paying off, it will eventually hurt you - and your pockets.
Buying "what you know" used to be a fundamental underpinning of investment success. Now, it's a recipe for disaster.
As the performance of this gun stock shows, true investing success is all about "knowing" the real numbers.
There's no point in spending your money on a trade if you don't know how well a company is doing. And just because a company may seem like it's "too big to fail" doesn't mean it can't.
No matter how large and popular a business may seem, it simply cannot survive if its growth is dwindling or stagnant.
Financial data analysts at FactSet believe that six weeks from now, thanks to this one catalyst, stock prices - and your portfolio - could see a nice pop.
Stifel Nicolaus analysts made headlines when they recently downgraded Twitter, noting that they were returning their rating to "where it should have been all along - Sell." Other analysts are piling on.
Now, you and I've been talking about this since December 2013, when I called it out as one of my three top shorts. So it's not a surprise to us.
Twitter stock has fallen by 75.49% since then, and if you've been following along, you're sitting on some great profits.
Convinced that the bull market is over, many investors are selling out and heading for the sidelines using even the slightest market drop as justification for their actions.
I can't think of a worse mistake. No investor need fear a bear market - there are all kinds of ways to run flat or down markets to your advantage if you are properly prepared.
I want to show you how to buy more stock without spending more money.
For most investors, the relationship between investing and profits seems simple enough. You buy low, sell high, and your portfolio grows - or so goes the story.
In reality, success ultimately comes down to defeating Wall Street's secret weapon: something called "Gambler's Ruin."
Understanding what it is and how to beat it will give you an edge other investors would pay dearly to have. Not one in 250,000 understands it.
Researching, planning, and executing your plan perfectly is key to finding moneymaking trades, but you also need to account for risk.
More and more tech companies are building their success by going "open source." With these platforms, they're saving money, running their business more efficiently... and raking in the profits.
In fact, there are three open-source investing strategies that you can use every day to improve your skill set, find winning stocks, know when to cut your losses - and enjoy peace of mind.