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Market crashes cause fear in many, but others see opportunity. Conditions can quickly change, and that’s why it’s so important to garner as much knowledge as possible from experts who have proven themselves over numerous market cycles. You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of market forces, insights into the risks and opportunities most investors miss, and learn how to position your portfolio accordingly.

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Financial advisors will often recommend clients allocate outside of the US by investing in non-US stock markets. This can potentially help investors better diversify their portfolios. But even if you only invest in US stocks, it doesn’t mean you’re not exposed to overseas economies. Plus, the US market is performing best, notes Sam Ro, editor of
The expression “strike while the iron’s hot” is not a new idiom. It dates back to the 15th century, where it originated from blacksmiths who could only work with their iron while it was, well, hot. And much like a good chunk of iron, the market is burning hot enough for us to strike — strike at oil, that is. I like the iShares US Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (IEO), counsels Jim Woods, editor of Successful Investing.
We investors based in the US have become jaded. There are many versions of how to illustrate that, but the one I’ll focus on here is the belief that the US stock market is always a perennial performance juggernaut. I believe the world stock markets have a lot to offer. And I’m going there with my money, writes Robert Isbitts, founder of
Stocks and bonds have retreated recently due to the fallout of the Israel-Iran conflict, higher oil prices, and higher bond yields. Most high-yield asset classes in our model portfolio took a step back over the past few days in tandem with the broader market. But I like Apollo Tactical Income Fund Inc. (AIF) here, explains Bryan Perry, editor of Cash Machine.
Kinetik Holdings Inc. (KNTK) is an energy midstream company that was formed in February 2022 when publicly traded Altus Midstream merged with privately held EagleClaw Midstream. This created the only pure-play midstream company operating in the Texas Delaware Basin, notes Tim Plaehn, editor of The Dividend Hunter.
Two important inflation reports were released recently. Both indicated that overall pricing pressures have retreated from peaks in 2022. But both also confirmed that inflation remains above the Fed’s target of 2% -- and both indicated that progress to that level may be hard to achieve, advises John Eade, president of Argus Research.
In a four-part special report beginning today, Bob Ciura — editor of Sure Dividend — offers a countdown of his favorite dividend aristocrats; here, he begins with a top investment idea chosen from the utility sector.
It was a great first quarter. The S&P closed out March up 10% YTD. The index also rallied an impressive 28% from late October through the first quarter. In the meantime, energy stocks are quietly killing it. I like The Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB), says Tom Hutchinson, editor at Cabot Dividend Investor.

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In this session, Dalia Barsoum and Rachel Oliver will reveal a real estate investment strategy that allows you to benefit from the direct ownership of Canadian real estate without the headaches of tenants and toilets. They will also delve into why now is one of the best times to own Canadian real estate using this strategy, how it compares to other real estate investing strategies, and how to structure deals and financing to earn double-digit annualized returns and mitigate the risks involved with this investment strategy. 

Alternative investments, such as real estate mortgages, were traditionally only available to institutions and high-net-worth investors. David Morrison explains the basics of mortgage investing and describes how retail investors can participate and benefit from this alternate asset class. Mortgage investment enables individuals to diversify their portfolios, generate passive income, and grow their wealth steadily with low correlation to the public markets. 

Discover the blueprint to start or expand your real estate portfolio from one to seven properties and build your pension through real estate so you can retire wealthy. Ideal for both new and experienced investors, this session covers identifying opportunities, making smart decisions, and using leverage to boost your portfolio. Join us to chart a direct course to financial freedom with seven properties. 

Canadian real estate investors are looking for relief from high-interest rates and inventory issues this year. To give you some insight into the markets—Canada-wide!—MoneySense teamed up with Zoocasa. They analyzed real estate data to reveal the regions and neighbourhoods offering the most value to Canadian buyers in 2024. Find out the top spots in Canada, the best neighbourhoods in Toronto and Vancouver, and what else the data reveals. 

Every waste stream is a potential source of power. As electric rates continue to rise and pressure increases on power producers, USA Water & Power is building a profitable, clean series of projects in the biggest industry in America.  

Recession, soft landing, or liftoff? Will 2024 bring about a sea change in equity leadership that spurs small caps to outperform or tech and communications sector leadership to break? If the Fed does indeed begin to trim interest rates this year, it could spur a recovery in sentiment that reshuffles equity leadership. Likewise, consensus expects a revenue and earnings recovery to begin this year that could spur some interest in eschewed groups. But the outlook is far from certain. In this session, the U.S. Small-cap and sector strategist for Bloomberg Intelligence will cover the U.S. equity market outlook, including a size and sector allocation framework, an analysis of valuations and earnings trends, and a review of burgeoning technical signals for domestic stocks. 

As India powers its large-scale digital transformation, many parts of its economy will be affected. Thanks to technological advancements, shifting consumer behaviors, and a dynamic business landscape, we see India’s investment potential and believe 2024 will be a landmark year for its continued digitization. Join Kevin T. Carter, founder and CIO of EMQQ Global and the India Internet & Ecommerce Index (INQQ) as he discusses everything investors need to know about the India opportunity.

Gary Kaltbaum will show you exactly where you need to be in the markets as well as what to avoid. It is in these chart patterns that he will show you the definable uptrends and downtrends. What is emerging? What is submerging? 

It is an election year and emotions are running high. Everyone remembers what happened to stocks and the economy in election years like 2000 and 2008, so could that happen again? In this special webinar, Ryan Detrick, chief market strategist at The Carson Group, will calm fears over this upcoming November. Yes, who is in the White House matters, but some things matter more for investors, and he will share what they are. Ryan was one of the very few strategists who said there wouldn’t be a recession in 2023 and expected a big year for stocks. Although a gain of more than 20% probably isn’t happening this year, he will discuss why he remains quite bullish on both the economy and stock market in 2024. 

Join veteran professional investor Doug Flynn, CFP, for an in-depth and thought-provoking conversation on various observations and trends, centered around investing your portfolio for maximum potential in the current market climate.   


Cruises’s renowned market experts help you go beyond the latest market news to unravel the effects of geopolitical events on the global economy, analyze the current market environment to identify hot spots for potential investments, and discern the long-term market and economic trends and opportunities around the world.

There are no sure-shot techniques for market forecasting and analysis. If one were developed, it wouldn’t work for long, since as everyone applied it, its foundation would change significantly. There’s an excess of data in the world today, so the trick is to spot the one or two key variables in a specific time. They could be Fed policy, consumer behavior, foreign trade wars, etc. Any these factors could change, sometimes several times, throughout the year. That’s why it’s important to keep up with market news and the ever-changing conditions. For a framework to add value, it must entail market-moving events that have a good chance of occurring, but are not yet within the consensus.

Research has consistently shown that Investors are more surprised by bear than bull markets, and economic and financial market downturns unfold faster than upswings. Successful investing entails studying varying perspectives, then folding in history, experiences, hunches—and great timing. The goal is to identify the significant but undiscounted aspects of the outlook. This is where the true opportunities for investors lie and where our experts excel.

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