Flattening the COVID Curve – How, When, and Then What?

It may all look like bad news right now. New York City hospitals are overflowing with COVID-19 patients, and New Orleans and Detroit seem to be about to experience their own explosions of cases.

Today’s Reality Gap is the difference between how bad things look in the COVID-19 world, and the true investing realities that lie on the other side of the crisis. It is so hard emotionally and mentally to see a positive side while the numbers of new coronavirus cases and fatalities are growing daily.

Watch Now: How the covid-19 crisis is impacting stocks, bonds, the dollar, oil, and gold

But we can look to the information we have to see how we should be reacting in the coming days, weeks, and months instead of being trapped in the moment.

And the West Coast of the U.S. offers a glimmer of hope, and more importantly, a way forward.

California and Washington have been overshadowed in the news by the tragedy unfolding in New York, but the two states were the first to report cases of coronavirus infection outside of people who had returned from abroad.

And through some swift action, but also some luck, they seem to have “flattened the curve” and avoided the worst of the pandemic.

How they did it shows how we’re all going to get through this crisis…

And when we’ll be able to restart the economy.

And with all the stimulus money flowing in, there will be the Trade Opportunity of the Decade coming

The Two New Market Narratives You Need to Know About

Today, the market is caught in a game of tug-o-war that has it bouncing all over the place. Two main narratives have emerged that are pulling the market in different directions.

The first is the massive, record-shattering unemployment numbers that were released today, showing over 6.6 million new unemployment claims.

The other is some potential involvement from the United States in the price war which Russia and Saudi Arabia are currently embroiled in.

In today’s market update video, I’ll break down each of these developments and discuss the impact each is having on the market.

These two storylines are likely to continue to be the main market movers (along with any coronavirus news) in the short-term, so you’ll want to be sure to stay up-to-date on any new developments.

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