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Making millions in the stock market is simple - all you have to do is predict its direction. Easier said than done, right? Not necessarily.
While most of Wall Street and the world didn't see this global market sell-off coming, I did.
There's are a lot to be concerned about, given the market sell-off, but there's an even bigger concern coming right from those who deem themselves to be financial experts.
This particular advice could be catastrophic in 2016. The truth is, there are moneymaking trades when the markets are up... AND down.
Understanding this stock market sell-off may sound little more than academic at this point. Who cares why something happened? You want to know what to do now.
But you can't go on the offensive - you can't make the right moves - without first understanding the sell-off.
Millions of investors are struggling to come to terms with yet another big down day and with good reason - stocks have now taken out August lows and this is the single worst start to a new year on record.
Will there be a massive stock market crash in 2016? What's the best course of action for your money?
Over the past 12 months we've had several major market corrections and, each time, I've counseled you to buy into the madness because history shows beyond any shadow of a doubt that's the path to enormous profits.
And, each time, I get a blizzard of emails, and the past few trading sessions have been no exception...
...but what happens if the markets go down further?
That's a logical question.
So I thought we'd answer that today with a quick look at how to combine two tactics for maximum profits and minimum risk, especially on big down days.
It's powerful stuff, and not just because of the profit potential.
The real message here is that the tools I'm going to share with you today can give you the confidence boost you need to buy on big down days when everybody else and their mother has their finger on the "sell" button.
As usual, I've got a few easy-to-understand examples so you can put what you learn to work straight away.
Investors panicked over the August 2015 stock market correction. Many didn’t know whether to sell their stocks or wait out the huge dip in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
U.S. markets have been propped up by the Federal Reserve since the 2008 financial crisis.
Eventually, interest rates will rise.
And when they do, Americans could face a huge stock market correction.
The Fed is just one hazard...
Having experienced their first true stock market correction in four years - and the potential beginnings of a rebound in the three weeks since - investors are naturally asking whether now is a good time to buy stocks ahead of the Fed meeting tomorrow.
You can see why it might be attractive to "buy the dip."
When it comes to stock market corrections, the urge to sell and run for cover is completely understandable - but it's the wrong move.
Instead, when the going gets tough, the tough... go shopping.
Shopping after a market sell-off is absolutely critical to capture the maximum possible profits. Remember, the markets' powerful upward bias means corrections and even crashes will always pass into history, giving way to wealth-generating bull runs.
U.S. markets this week have painted the perfect picture of volatility. But exactly what does stock market volatility mean for investors?
Put simply, volatility is the amount of uncertainty about the size of changes in the stock market.
If there's one number that summarizes the stock market correction over the last week, it's $2.1 trillion.
That's the amount of money U.S. markets have lost in just the last six days.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been exceptionally volatile this week.
The volatility has investors wondering: Is this stock market correction over?
At the end of 2014, we predicted that the coming year would be defined by extreme market chaos. Shah actually called it "the perfect storm of volatility" in his first investor briefing of the year.
Now that volatility is here with a vengeance.
On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average alone dived more than 1,000 points, then surged 900 points... only to drop more than 400 points again. That's a story that repeated itself on indexes worldwide.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) surged to a six-year high of 53.29 until volatility swamped the quoting system.
The markets swung more than 1,000 points in each direction over the course of trading yesterday. The chaos started in Asia and spread to the United States as the day went on.
That the markets plunged that far in the first place is a sure sign that panic is definitely setting in. I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel the angst just like you do. You're not alone.
So today, let's talk about how you do that and, as usual, take a quick look at three specific investments you can put to work immediately if the U.S. markets fall further or if China's markets have not yet bottomed.