Not So Fast, Recession

Gross domestic product increased by 2.6% in Q3, marking the economy’s first positive growth in 2022.

Much of that was attributed to a narrowing trade deficit and lower-than-expected cost of living measures.

The Dow opened Thursday 300 points higher on the news, and bearish investor sentiment stands at 45.7% — more than 10 points lower than last week and under 50% for the first time this month.

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This comes on the back of a recent rally that’s seen the S&P 500 rise by 7.76% since mid-October’s low.

It’s not just traditional equities that are recently performing well, either. For the first time in months, crypto markets have shown life after trading sideways for the better part of the last quarter.

Bitcoin (BTC) is up 9.5% over the past seven days, and Ethereum (ETH) has risen an enormous 22.5% over the same period.

Whether this trend is sustainable is yet to be seen, but our team of analysts and editors is finding profitable — and safe — investments regardless of broad market or economic conditions.

VIDEO: All-Weather Protection & Profits

In a bear market, investments that aren't at the mercy of the broad market are ideal targets. In this segment, Financial News Anchor Jessica Borg interviews Research Analyst Sam Blumenfeld about sectors with inelastic demand, two outperforming exchange-traded funds and how stocks will react to next month’s midterm elections.

Reap the Rewards of High Interest Rates

High interest rates are bad for consumers, but they’re great for banks. Senior Analyst Sean Brodrick explains why that it is and how investors can take advantage of the upside on increasingly higher rates.

VIDEO: Market Minute With Kenny Polcari

Monday was the anniversary of Black Thursday, the day the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929 officially began. To commemorate that historic day, Kenny Polcari recorded this episode at the New York Stock Exchange, a place where he spent 40 years of his career developing the knowledge he shares with members.

A Lesson From Dad’s Big Social Security Pay Raise

Investment Analyst Nilus Mattive helped his father plan for retirement, and he wants to share that same advice with you. From delaying Social Security to maximizing cost-of-living adjustments, his long-term strategies help future retirees secure financial wellbeing.

Ignore Tesla Naysayers

Teslais producing more electric vehicles than any other company on the planet, and the company’s sales continue to surge. However, shares continue to go down. This week, Senior Editor Jon D. Markman discusses why he still likes the EV maker and is positive on its outlook.

2 Shocking Charts

Dr. Martin Weiss uses two charts to explain how this bear market is unlike others, and why traditional safe haven assets aren’t working for investors anymore. Instead, he says this alternative asset class can protect wealth and present enormous growth potential.

Buy Your Straw Hats in January

With the recent increase in 401(k) contribution limits, now is the time to take advantage and stash more money away to benefit from the eventual end of this bear market. Senior Editor Tony Sagami reports on where investors can allocate those funds to shore up their portfolios.

Until next time,

Jordan Chussler
Managing Editor
Weiss Rating Daily

About the Managing Editor

Jordan Chussler is the Managing Editor for a team of research analysts and senior editors. He oversees the development and production of trading and investment products and services reporting on traditional equities, including stocks, ETFs, income vehicles, options and private equity. He is a 15-year veteran of the digital publishing industry and also serves as a contributing writer for Weiss Ratings Daily.

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