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Master trader Clark: This could be the best opportunity in the world right now

From Jeff Clark in Growth Stock Wire:
 
It's either a massively stupid idea, or it's brilliant…
 
Buying gold looks like a good trade right here, right now.
 
I'm still wearing a black eye from my call for a huge gold-stock rally earlier this month. But that's not going to stop me from jumping back in the ring and taking a few more punches.
 
The potential prize money is too big to ignore.
 
Stop rolling your eyes and stay with me here for a minute while I explain the thinking…
 
There's an obvious contrarian trade here. Gold has underperformed the market this year. It has disappointed investors for so long that only the most diehard gold bugs are still onboard. Most investors have jumped ship and are sailing away with the stock market instead. Nearly every article I read this past weekend on gold predicted the metal would soon be trading at $1,000 or even $800 per ounce.
 
Sentiment just doesn't get much more bearish than that. So anyone looking to "buy low" has to be looking at gold right now.
 
There's also a "reversion to the mean" trade developing. After falling for 11 of the past 12 trading days, gold's proverbial rubber band is stretched far to the downside. Even a quick bounce just to alleviate the extreme oversold condition could be good for a fast move up toward $1,300 or so. That's a good trade.
 
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One of the world’s greatest "trophy assets" is on sale right now

From Amber Lee Mason and Brian Hunt in DailyWealth Trader:
 
One of our goals in DailyWealth Trader is to pass along insight and actionable ideas from the world's best investors.
 
The top investors have decades of experience, proven track records, huge research budgets, and the best contacts. That makes "looking over their shoulders" a good source of investment and trading ideas.
 
Today, we're looking over the shoulder of Leon Cooperman. And we see that he's buying a certain stock with large upside potential…
 
Cooperman is the billionaire founder of asset-management firm Omega Advisors. Barron's recently noted that his average annual return since 1992 is 14.3%, after subtracting management fees (a tremendous long-term performance).
 
Cooperman is one of the most connected investors in the world. He's one of the few legitimate "gurus" worth listening to. And his most recent government filing revealed that he's buying shares of Freeport-McMoRan (FCX).
 
Freeport-McMoRan is the world's largest publicly traded copper producer. It controls the giant Grasberg mine, which is the world's largest gold mine and third-largest copper mine. It is one of the "trophies" of the resource industry. (Watch our educational video on Trophies right here.)
 
Freeport is diversified beyond that, owning many other "trophy" copper assets around the world… along with oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Mexico.
 
In our September 16 issue, we recommended taking a position in Freeport. We noted how Freeport shares suffered a brutal bear market that started in early 2011.
 
Shares have rallied off their summer lows… But they're still down 40% from their peak. That has put the stock at a dirt-cheap 40% discount to tangible assets. And its dividend yield is now 3.4%. That makes it attractive to large-money managers who want to own income-paying securities. There are hundreds of billions of dollars out there looking for stocks that offer good dividend yields.
 
Since our September recommendation, Freeport shares have advanced more than 10%. Just recently, shares staged an upside breakout to reach a new high for the year.
 
 
Remember, an upside breakout can act as a sort of "starter's pistol" for a new rally. It could signal that after "busting," Freeport is now ready to start "booming."
 
To sum up, Freeport has suffered for years… which has made it a cheap stock. Now, shares are moving higher… and Cooperman is a bull. Consider following his lead and taking a position in the stock. The potential upside here is over 50%.
 
Crux note: If you'd like more insight on trading "trophy assets," click here for a short, three-minute training video with DailyWealth Trader co-editor Amber Lee Mason.
 
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Steve Sjuggerud: The surprising secret behind the biggest winners of my career

From Dr. Steve Sjuggerud in DailyWealth:
"I feel terrible when I follow your advice," Darrin told me yesterday…
 
I'd just gotten off the stage in Singapore after giving a speech at the S&A Alliance conference, when I was approached by a friendly-looking subscriber – Darrin.
 
But Darrin didn't start off friendly… Darrin came right up to me and told me how terrible he feels every time he buys something I recommend…
 
It turns out, he meant that as a compliment… I had made him a lot of money. He told me…
 

Steve, when I bought your euro trade years ago, I couldn't believe I actually went through with it. It felt wrong in every way. I didn't know why I was even following your advice. But then I ended up making REAL money on it.

Over years of following my advice, Darrin came to a conclusion… "Hold your nose and buy" works.
 
The worse Darrin feels when he's making a trade based on my advice, the more he knows he NEEDS to buy it. He has learned that the worse he feels when he's pulling the trigger, the more money he makes.
 
I have to let you (and Darrin) in on a little secret…
 
I feel the same way Darrin does when I'm buying.
 
I have simply learned that Darrin's feeling – the "hold your nose and buy" feeling – is actually what you want to feel.
 
It's GOOD to feel nervous that things look really bad and you're the only person in the trade.
 
Said simply… when nobody is left to sell, the downside risk is gone, and the upside potential is the greatest.
 
So what's an investment today where you're the only person in the trade… where there's nobody left to sell?
 
How about Chinese banks…?
 
When I recommended Chinese banks recently, I got a three-word e-mail from Tama Churchouse, an analyst in Hong Kong who I respect (from www.AHAreport.com).
 
Tama's e-mail simply said "Cojones muy grande."
 
I asked him to elaborate on that e-mail while on stage this week in Singapore. Tama said:
 

Steve, you have to be the only analyst on the planet willing to buy Chinese banks. I love it. I think you're trading it right, with a trailing stop. You could end up making a lot of money for your readers.

I told you about Chinese banks a month ago.
 
I wasn't buying because I loved them. I was buying because there was nobody left to sell. I wrote:
 

This is the most hated trade I can share with you… which typically means it has the most upside potential… We know the story is ugly. Our bet is that at these prices, all of that ugliness is already priced in.

 
Have you seen what's happened with Chinese banks lately? They just hit a new 10-month high this week.
 
The easiest way to buy Chinese banks is through the Global X China Financials Fund (CHIX).
 
If you want the next "I feel terrible when I follow your advice" trade, buy Chinese banks…
 
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Winter storm WARNING: What you need to know if you get "snowed in" this weekend

From The Organic Prepper:
 
If you've been watching the news, you're well aware a winter storm is bearing down on most of the United States.
 
We've been warned of plummeting temperatures, ice, and lots of snow, even in places that don’t normally receive such weather.
 
Are you ready to be snowed in for a few days? If not, there's no time like the present to get prepared. Once you see how well you fare during the upcoming storm, you'll be hooked on the feeling of security that you get from planning ahead.
 
This article is written with those who are new to preparedness in mind, so for the more experienced readers, please chime in with your tips in the comments section!
 
Keep in mind that with the holidays approaching, you could get snowed in with extra guests. Be sure you have enough supplies to keep everyone fed, hydrated, and warm.
 
Often, heavy snow, high winds, and ice can take down power lines and it can take a couple of weeks to get it restored, so plan for a two week emergency. What would you need if the power went out and you couldn’t leave your home for 14 days?
 
Once you begin creating your plan, you may be surprised to discover that you already have most of what you need to batten down the hatches for a couple of weeks. It's just a matter of organizing it so you can see what you need.
 
Use the following information to create your personal 2 week preparedness plan…
 

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Hedge Fund Gold Bets Less Bullish After Paulson Holds – Bloomberg


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Billionaire John Paulson told clients the same day he personally won't invest more money into his gold fund because it's not clear when inflation will quicken. The U.S. cost of living declined in October for the first time since April, while wholesale
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Porter Stansberry: Why I’m scared about the markets today

From Porter Stansberry in S&A Digest Premium:
 
Where credit has gone, stocks have followed. Expanding credit means higher stock prices… and vice versa.
 
Take a look at the correlation between high-yield bonds and the S&P 500 for proof… When the price of bonds goes up, yield (the cost of borrowing) falls. As you can see, moves up in bond prices – as represented by the iShares iBoxx High-Yield Corporate Bond Fund (HYG) – generally correspond with rallies in the benchmark S&P 500 stock index.
 
 
Right now, we're seeing a correction in credit. The government sold $24 billion worth of 10-year Treasurys last week at a 2.75% yield. High-yield debt fell out of bed as a result.
 
So far, stocks have ignored the correction in bonds. But stocks could follow as the likelihood of the Fed's tapering returns to the scene.
 
Today, I believe that we are in the very late innings of the stock market rally. The Federal Reserve cannot continue to print $85 billion a month, and every central bank in the world cannot be in competition to see who can print more money.
 
This is totally unstable, and it will not last. What's scary is everyone in the whole world can agree that there's no risk. They believe quantitative easing is fine and everything will be OK. But then there will be that moment when for some reason – and no one will know why – the entire attitude changes.
 
And then, all of a sudden, the world will abandon government bonds. It's going to abandon government paper because it's no longer reliable… because governments have warped the prices to the point where it no longer works.
 
We can't know when that moment will come, but we do know either that has to happen or the Fed has to stop printing. And when either one of those two things occur, yields are going to go higher. Inflation is going to return, and it will be very difficult for the stock market to maintain its current price-to-earnings ratio of 19 as bond yields ratchet higher.
 
Crux note: When inflation returns, you cannot afford to be unprepared. Fortunately, Porter says there are four simple steps you can take right now to protect yourself and your family. Click here to take action today.
 
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This simple idea could completely change the way you invest your money

From Brian Hunt, Editor in Chief, Stansberry & Associates:
 
It was a "Eureka!" moment for me as an investor…
 
It was such a simple, brilliant idea… with such a foundation in common sense that I was embarrassed I didn't think of it on my own.
 
Every investor should know this idea… and use it as often as possible.
 
It will save you a huge amount of time and worry. It will also drastically improve your investment results.
 
While this idea goes by a few different names, I often call it a "cheat sheet" for finding world-class stock investments…
 
Standard & Poor's tracks a list of "Dividend Aristocrats." Stocks that qualify for this list have raised their dividends for at least 25 years in a row. (You can access the current list here.)
 
Out of the more than 10,000 publicly traded businesses, less than 100 qualify for the list. These companies are the "best of the best." Some legendarily profitable and stable members of the list include McDonald's, Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, Target, Coca-Cola, and ExxonMobil.
 
Remember, dividends are cash payments distributed to a company's shareholders. Only super stable businesses with great competitive advantages can pay steadily increasing dividends for decades.
 
The members of S&P's list have paid their dividends through wars, recessions, and bear markets. They're like the guy who shows up for work every single day for decades.
 
Why is this list of companies so important? And why should you consult it when looking for stocks to buy?
 
For me, the answer is "safety and reliability."
 
When I buy a stock with the goal of holding it for the long term… or even if I'm looking to structure a short-term trade around it, I prize safety and reliability.
 
Dividend Aristocrats are the strongest, safest companies in the world. They tend to sell "basic" products, like burgers, soda, mouthwash, and toothpaste.
 
Ordinary, risky stocks can't raise their dividends for 25 years in a row… or even 10 years in a row. This is because their business models are shaky, unpredictable, and vulnerable to competition.
 
I like the predictability of owning robust, reliable businesses like McDonald's and Coca-Cola. I know it's very, very likely that folks will keep eating burgers and drinking soda.
 
I don't like to buy a stock only to see it fall 30% in a few days because its fad product is going out of style… or because the cancer drug it bet the company on got rejected by government regulators.
 
Reliable dividend-paying companies like McDonald's and Coca-Cola are great vehicles for compounding wealth.
 
Compounding is the most powerful investment force on the planet. It occurs when you place a chunk of money into an investment that pays you a return on your money. But instead of taking the returns and spending them, you reinvest them… and buy more of the investment.
 
By doing this, your dividends earn more dividends and your interest earns more interest.
 
You can think of compounding returns like rolling a money snowball down a hill. As the money snowball gets larger, it's able to gather more snow… which enables it to get larger… which enables it to gather more snow… and so on.
 
Eventually, you build a snowball the size of a house.
 
Given enough time, a good compounding vehicle like a Dividend Aristocrat will turn tens of thousands of dollars into millions of dollars. It's the ultimate way for the "little guy" to safely build wealth in the stock market.
 
Over his career, the average investor will spend lots of time chasing hot tips from brokers, coworkers, and relatives. He'll chase investment fads.
 
He'll stay up at night worrying about his latest harebrained stock story that could fall apart at any moment. It's bizarre behavior when you realize there is a group of world-champion, dividend-paying businesses available to him. He's choosing SPAM over filet mignon.
 
If the average guy focused ONLY on buying Dividend Aristocrats at good prices, he'd save himself years of worry and stress. And he'd make a heck of a lot more money.
 
Less stress.
 
More money.
 
Learning about this "cheat sheet" – the list of companies that have continually raised their dividend payment for decades – was a "Eureka!" moment for me…
 
I hope it is for you.
 
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Controversial post: A surprising figure is speaking out on America’s new epidemic of violence

From The Organic Prepper:
 
Pastor Aubrey Shines hails from Chicago, much like our Fearless Leader, Barack Obama. But that's where the resemblance ends.
 
Unlike Obama, Pastor Shines has had the courage to point fingers in the deadly trend of "knockout" that is causing injuries and death across the country. In an opinion piece, published on The Blaze, Shines wrote:
 

The more the media reports these attacks, a few things become clear.

 

First, the perpetrators are young black men. Second, the victims are white and most often Jewish. Because the victims are white, the game is also referred to as polar bear hunting. Third, there has been radio silence from black national leaders condemning the acts.

 

Al Sharpton finally condemned the game at one of his weekly National Action Network meetings. But the outrage pales in comparison to the outrage that Sharpton and his fellow Race Warriors are able to muster when it benefits them financially and politically.

 
Yep, you read that right. A black man is pointing out what the white mainstream media is failing to explain…
 
 
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The U.S. government could finally be giving up on one of the worst ideas in history

From Eric Peters Autos:
 
Every once in awhile, some good news.
 
Maybe.
 
The Environmental Protection Agency – usually strident, ideological, and unreasonable – has suggested doing something reasonable: It has proposed reducing the total amount (and the percentage) of ethanol adulteration of gasoline.
 
Probably because it’s unavoidably necessary – to cover up a burgeoning debacle (think Obamacare and the delayed rollout of certain aspects of it).
 
Instead of 18.15 billion gallons of corn crap, just 15 or so billion gallons would be sloshed into our fuel tanks – and no more than 10 percent of the stuff per gallon of "gas," which is the amount we currently have to accept.
 
As recently as last year, it seemed all-but-certain that EPA would mandate E15 – 15 percent ethanol. E85 (85 percent ethanol) was on deck.
 
But every now and then, reality intrudes and displaces the unicorn dreams of politicians and bureaucrats…
 
 
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Here are the wines least likely to give you a hangover

From LewRockwell.com:
 
There are few ailments that can ruin your night faster than a wine headache.
 
A dull thudding starts in the back of your neck and slowly pulses its way to the middle of your forehead. Game over.
 
Worse still is the next morning when you wake up with a wine hangover. So…
 
Is there a wine that won't give you a hangover?
 
The short answer is yes.
 
Certain red wines are less likely to give you a hangover based on both chemical properties and the psychology of how we consume them.
 
Given the ideal red wine, there is one more major factor that will help you avoid a wine hangover: With every glass of wine, drink a glass of water.
 
When looking for a wine that is less likely to give you a hangover, pay attention to these characteristics…
 
 
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