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Equities are a key component of every investor’s portfolio, making it important to learn the fundamentals and technicals required to invest successfully and with confidence. Discover how top professional investors separate fact from fiction to maximize their profit opportunities. From explosive IPOs to solid value plays, our experts can help you formulate the right action plan for your portfolio no matter where the markets are headed.

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Augmented reality is finally ready for the mass market. New AR devices are coming soon that will change the way we learn, play and see the world, states Jon Markman, editor of Strategic Advantage.
Leading variety retailer Dollar General (DG) posted robust second quarter results a month ago, reporting $9.4 billion in revenues, up 9% YoY, compared to $8.6 billion a year ago, observes Todd Shaver, editor of Bull Market Report.
Darden Restaurants (DRI) is one of the best-managed casual dining companies in our coverage group, asserts John Staszak, an analyst with Argus Research, a leading independent Wall Street research firm. 
Stock market sell-offs don’t affect every company negatively and some stocks that have been knocked down will bounce back, suggests Mark Skousen, editor of TNT Trader. 
Last week was particularly tough for investors as all 11 sectors experienced losses to some extent, explains Bryan Perry, editor of Cash Machine.
Founded in 2000 by Julian and Felix Baker, Baker Bros. Advisors is a private hedge fund based out of New York City. The two brothers are still at the helm of the fund, and along with around 25 employees, cater to 2 clients, notes Nikolaos Sismanis, a specialist in hedge funds and a contributing editor to Sure Dividend.
We have long used a growth-at-a-good-price approach to stock selection, which explains why utilities rarely quality for our Buy List, explains Rich Moroney, editor of Dow Theory Forecasts.
Our Buyback Premium Portfolio is beating the S&P 500 by more than 207% since its inception in 2000; the portfolio is up 382.66% since inception vs. a gain of 175.03% in the S&P 500 over the same time frame, notes David Fried, buyback specialist and editor of The Buyback Letter.
The pattern is clear enough with turns in the CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, and equity market, states Jon Markman, editor of Strategic Advantage.
Clearly, there is plenty about which to be concerned these days, but there are always things to fret over — and we would argue that a significant amount of bad news is “in” equity prices, notes John Buckingham, value oriented money manager and editor of The Prudent Speculator.

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In this presentation, Dana Samuelson will explain how inflation has trapped the Fed into committing yet another policy error, one that will continue to reverberate in currency markets worldwide, which in turn has put gold and silver temporarily on sale. He'll also comment on why equities markets remain extremely vulnerable to further declines, and how gold offers safe haven in what could be six of the most turbulent economic months ahead of us all.

You have tried to get a decent return from high-yielding stocks only to get crushed when the market tanks. Attend this session and I will show you how a professional asset manager is able to generate 11%+ from stocks that only have a 3% dividend yield. If you are tired of swinging for the fences and striking out, this is the session for you...slow...steady...11%. Low risk and high return. It is what everyone wants, and I'll show you how to do it.
Most investors in the US are not aware that bailouts, where the US taxpayer "bails out" financial missteps by the too-big-to-fail crowd—is now against the law. Now, bail-ins will take place. What will this mean for you? And most importantly, what immediate action can you take to minimize this threat to your financial wellbeing?

Discover why thousands of professional and self-directed investors have turned to IBD's Leaderboard to help them with their stock selection. Leaderboard identifies top-performing growth stocks and gives you technical and fundamental analysis on each stock. Each day, IBD's experts provide a short list of top stocks that have the potential to make huge price gains. Its experts then annotate the charts and pinpoint the optimal time to buy and when to take profits.
Discover practical tips for managing your active investment portfolio for fast returns. Using a combination of specific technical analysis signals and chart patterns, you'll see how to quickly choose stocks and ETFs that can achieve high returns. You'll learn strategies for locating strong sectors that are worthwhile (e.g. healthcare, value vs growth, cyclicals), how to use position sizing to scale into successful entries by scaling in progressively, correct risk-management strategies for minimizing drawdowns and low-yield positions, and a step-by-step process for building and growing your portfolio for maximum profits. Join popular active trading coach Ken Calhoun for this fast-paced, dynamic session featuring live market charts.



Big market moves create sizable risks and potential rewards. Hear what Elliott Wave International thinks about the current trends and coming opportunities.
Join this session to watch an exclusive interview with Frederick Hubler Jr., CEO of Creative Capital Wealth Management Group, hosted by Mike Larson. Mr. Hubler will be answering questions such as what inspired him to focus on the accredited investor space, what the hardest thing about working in accredited investments has been, why he has the nickname of "millionaire whisperer," what encouraged him to go out on his own 18 years ago, and how large Creative Capital Wealth Management Group has grown.

These are unprecedented times. Are we in a recession? Is the job-market strong enough to hold up this economy? Has inflation peaked? Will the Federal Reserve pivot this year and become more accommodative? There are so many variables that impact today's stock market. What even is rational or irrational anymore? Good news seems to be bad news and bad news seems to be good news. The biggest question of all, and the key to today's stock market, is understanding when good news will become good news again and bad news will become bad news again. Throughout this presentation, Luke tries to shed light on that fundamental question and how to control risk in your portfolio.

After experiencing the largest government-financed consumption boost in history, household demand for goods and services is poised to fall off a cliff. The US economy simply cannot handle the Fed's continued monetary tightening. This is the onset of a vicious stagflationary environment.
September and October will bring a big deceleration in inflation, partially because inflation was soaring a year ago, so the 12-month cumulative average will decelerate as those months are remove from the annual inflation calculation. Additionally, crude oil prices typically decline in the fall as seasonal demand drops. Natural gas prices also tend to cool in the fall, but due to record LNG exports, natural gas prices will remain artificially high. Interestingly, despite moderating energy prices, energy stocks will have the strongest earnings for two more quarters due to easy year over year comparisons. Analysts are cutting earnings and investors must be especially careful moving forward. Louis will reveal his highest-rated stocks.

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While the mechanisms and machinations of the markets have changed a lot since Benjamin Graham first devised a practical method for analyzing stocks, or even since Peter Lynch racked up big wins picking equities for Fidelity's Magellan Fund, one thing remains true: companies that deliver constant profits for shareholders will see their share prices increase.

Lofty current valuations show that the easy money has already been made, and those looking to profit should be more selective going forward. So which sectors will lead the market over the months ahead? What’s the best way to limit risk in the current environment? You will find the answers to these questions and more from the top industry professionals on these pages, unlike watching the stock market news on TV. Going beyond the stock market news today, many investors are searching for investments that they can depend on. Of course, there's no such thing as a sure bet, but the top experts featured here will share the picks they think are the next best things and the sectors that are bound to thrive in the days and months ahead.

The current market environment is particularly well-suited for stock pickers and stock-trading experts—especially the experts featured here whose careers are devoted to uncovering the best opportunities available in even the most rapidly changing environment. Get easy access to the nation’s leading stock experts who regularly share their takes on where market trends are headed, where to find bargains, and how to stay ahead of the curve.

Watch videos and read articles by these experts and discover their outlooks on what’s ahead for stocks, but more importantly, identify the most compelling sectors and industry groups, as well as the specific buying opportunities for optimal growth or income. These pages are chock-full of valuable insights from our experts' varying perspectives and expertise.