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Posted On Jul 14, 2022 By Dan Amoss In Jim Rickards' Countdown To Crisis

Wednesday’s news of a 40-year high in the official inflation number of 9.1% is making headlines. As noted in last month’s portfolio update, we are in the early stages of a bear market. It’s likely to include harrowing declines and equally shocking rallies. But until the Fed changes its policy, the path of least resistance for most stocks is lower. For now, Dan gives guidance on our open recommendations in the portfolio, including moving three positions from a buy to a hold.

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Posted On Jul 13, 2022 By Dan Amoss In Jim Rickards' Countdown To Crisis

We recommend selling two positions that will expire in two days, on Friday afternoon. IEF has more potential to rebound. But weighing risk and reward, it makes sense to sell this position now. We still expect Starbucks’s same-store sales to turn negative and for the stock to fall much further. Unfortunately, we are running out of time with this position as well.

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Posted On Jun 8, 2022 By Dan Amoss In Jim Rickards' Countdown To Crisis

Jamie Dimon has a dire warning for investors and the Fed may disappoint bulls with a hawkish outlook for rate hikes going into the June 15 FOMC meeting. That means the path of least resistance for most stocks is lower. Also, with investors looking complacent after a bounce from late-May lows, we are evaluating new trade recommendations. For now, Dan gives guidance on our open recommendations in the portfolio, including moving one position from a buy to a hold.

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Posted On May 18, 2022 By Dan Amoss And Jim Rickards In Jim Rickards' Countdown To Crisis

Fed tightening along with other headwinds in the economy has put pressure on the bottom line of major retailers around the country. With a slowing economy, discretionary spending also slows which spells trouble for retailers selling non-essential items. Using the Bubble Score system, Jim and Dan recommend put options on this major coffee retailer as negative news both in the economy and continued pandemic fears in China will depress its stock price.

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Posted On Apr 14, 2022 By Dan Amoss In Jim Rickards' Crash Speculator

After nearly two years of the most recklessly loose monetary policy in history, the Fed letting its foot off the gas pedal may feel like slamming the brakes. We have a new set of factors driving investors’ actions: uncertainty unleashed by the Russia-Ukraine war, related financial sanctions, and skyrocketing commodity prices. All these factors give value to the put options we focus on in Crash Speculator. For now, Dan gives guidance in this month’s portfolio review.

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Posted On Apr 6, 2022 By Dan Amoss In Jim Rickards' Crash Speculator

Based on overnight futures trading, it looks like a reversal of the March rally is underway. There is more downside risk in many consumer discretionary stocks like SBUX. But Starbucks’ decline is more about company-level challenges than it is about macro risk. Our $80 price target for June is now within reach – much faster than we expected. So, let’s take profits now on this position.

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Posted On Apr 1, 2022 By Dan Amoss And Jim Rickards In Jim Rickards' Crash Speculator

High inflation has brought a sharp decline in consumer discretionary income in the U.S. and Western Europe along with higher costs for retail companies due to supply chain disruptions. After first quarter portfolio “window dressing” has ended, Jim and Dan revisit this premier coffee retailer as it now faces a trio of headwinds in maintaining its stock price.

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Posted On Feb 10, 2022 By Dan Amoss In Jim Rickards' Crash Speculator

January was a good month for targeted bearish trades, like those we make in Crash Speculator. We took nice gains on our AAL and FB put spreads in January. Also, there are multiple catalysts that could drive our remaining two open positions lower in the weeks ahead. For now, Dan gives guidance in this month’s portfolio review.

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Posted On Feb 7, 2022 By Jim Rickards In Jim Rickards' Crash Speculator

Many retail companies are under pressure from a variety of headwinds including pandemic conditions, higher costs due to supply chain issues and unionization worries. Jim and Dan recommend put options on this premier coffee retailer as these rising uncertainties will affect its ability to maintain adequate foot traffic and revenues in the coming weeks ahead.

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Posted On Dec 3, 2020 By Dan Amoss

Investors are in a very bullish mood and have built up confidence in factors like the expected economic impact of vaccines, easy central bank policies, and expectations for more stimulus. There’s room for investors to be disappointed by all three of these factors, but perhaps not between now and mid-January options expiration. Although both Starbucks and Royal Caribbean are trading substantially above where we expect them to trade in 2021, we recommend selling today to preserve some value from our January 2021 options.

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Posted On Nov 5, 2020 By Dan Amoss And Nomi Prins

As we monitor the election results, the polls turned out to vastly underestimate the percentage of votes for Trump and overestimate those for Biden in key states. No matter what the results, we think the Fed (and other central banks globally) will remain poised to continue supporting the markets with dark money injections and strategies to ward off continued economic effects of the pandemic. For now, Dan gives guidance on all our open positions, including moving two positions from buys to holds.

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Posted On Oct 15, 2020 By Nomi Prins

Evaluating changing consumer trends during the pandemic includes the way people interact in a work at home environment. This lack of interaction has hit retail businesses hard, especially those who depend on in-store customer flow. Using our Dark Money Monitor, Nomi and Dan have targeted this leading retailer of specialty coffee as the best way to profit from a shrinking customer base and the resulting hit to their revenue and stock price.

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