The Exact Price You Should Buy These Three Defensive Stocks

The market is being backed into a corner as speculators begin selling off their stocks.

But listen up – the volatility permeating the market this week isn’t anything new. In fact, in the past year, retail traders like you have actually created a permanent state of volatility that’s completely transformed the financial world.

For the first time ever, you’re controlling the market – and it’s time you took your share of the cash. Want to take financial power into your own hands? Well, you can. And it all starts right here.

Now, I joked that we wouldn’t see “sell in May” activity at least for a few weeks, but this morning’s consumer price index report showed that consumer prices have rocketed 4.2% – the fastest rate since 2008.

Naturally, this has caused another wave of sellers to enter the market.

It’s made worse because of the “buyer’s strike” that you and I have been discussing for the past month.

The market only rallies higher when buyers crowd out the sellers.

But for the past few weeks, we’ve seen buyers sitting on the sidelines. They won’t even buy the dips.

This spells trouble for the short-term trend.

I’ve noticed a severe lack of volume on major ETFs, and their largest component companies have begun dropping yet again. A very strong signal that the buyer’s strike is continuing through May.

Unfortunately, things are turning more dire, since the only volume we’re seeing is on select selling surges.

Adding to the pressure, we’re entering a more tepid part of the earnings season as the “headliner” companies are now finished dazzling Wall Street.

But this is turning the spotlight on what I expect will be the biggest opportunity of the earnings season.

For starters, this negative market movement has revealed a very “strong defense” we can make to protect and grow our portfolio at the same time.

But it gets better.

Small cap and retail companies will start to own the after-hours news cycle as the earnings focus shifts to this group, and this is presenting a few “trick plays” we can use to make more money.

These “trick plays” are the best way to profit throughout this ongoing buyer’s strike


Puts, Calls, and Squeezes: Three Different Ways to Profit This Week

It’s Monday, and we’re still in the middle of earnings season.

But this year, investors are being blindsided with lots of twists and surprises.

Which is why today, I’m going to talk about how to trade the market this week.

Year-over-year earnings growth was expected to be 26% this quarter – a strong number in any environment, not to mention a year-long pandemic.

However, there’s a big catch this time around: valuations.

Companies with high valuations are getting punched down after their earnings reports, even when they’ve posted strong results. We talk about “sell-the-news” situations a lot here, and this quarter has turned into the textbook example.

Of course, there are a few exceptions – in fact, my bullish trade list for today has a few of them -but in general, the market has become intolerant of high valuations, especially in the technology sector.

Following this morning’s news, I’ve identified the three stocks that you can use to position yourself for profits this week…