Answering Your COVID-19 Questions Part II

I’m getting agitated…

It’s hard to believe that we’re eight weeks into the coronavirus crisis and the subsequent lockdowns… but here we are. I’m growing more confident that we’ll get clear of this virus, though the economy is another matter.

Why We’ll Never Know the True Numbers for COVID-19

I’ve pounded the table on this since February: We don’t know the true numbers for the COVID-19 crisis.

And we may never know them.

Profit While Economies Around the World Crumble

Investors typically only care about one word: Growth.

Over the past few years, value has fallen out of favor. Investors want to see growing revenues and expanding market share. The stocks that have been driving the market higher recently – Microsoft (MSFT), Apple (AAPL), and Amazon (AMZN) – all have just that.

The Second Wave of the COVID-19 Crisis

Last week, the unemployment numbers worried me: We’re now at 14.7% unemployed, the highest level since the Great Depression.

I’m not worried just for the economy and those who will struggle to put food on the table, but also for those that feel they have nowhere else to turn…

We’re Going Unicorn Hunting

Doc’s note: The companies grabbing headlines aren’t always the best places to invest your money. That’s not how smart investors do well in stocks…

That’s what Empire Elite Growth editor Enrique Abeyta explains today and why we’re in the middle of a “unicorn bubble” you need to avoid…

The Lockdown Experiment Is Ending

One by one, states are lifting their lockdown restrictions. Is that a mistake? And what does it mean for markets?

As usual, we’re looking at both sides. We can’t close the economy forever… but reopening too early would be counterproductive, since a surge in coronavirus cases would just lead to more uncertainty.

Trust No One on the Phone… Not Even the Fraud Department

Your phone rings – the number on the screen says it’s your credit-card company. You answer, and a person tells you that there’s some fraudulent activity on your account. They read off the three most recent transactions, and then ask you to confirm some information.

Many of us get calls like this… but some, it turns out, are frauds.

Why We Won’t See ‘Normal’ Anytime Soon

At last, there is hope things will soon be “normal” again as some states have slowly started to reopen their economies.

Just don’t get your hopes up too much. It’s unlikely we’ll see normal for a while…

Motivation and Mindfulness During the COVID-19 Crisis

While we’re all cooped up at home, I’ve been thinking about the sunsets over the Santa Catalina Mountains. And one question keeps coming up: “What is your intention?”

Back in February, before all the COVID-19 shutdowns, several of us from Stansberry led a group of subscribers on an Immersion Week at Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort in Tucson, Arizona.

The Extraordinary Cost of the World’s No. 1 Asset

Doc’s note: I don’t know anyone who understands the health care market better than Tom Carroll. Tom comes from a health care family and spent his early career working in health care finance for hospitals and managed care centers. He studied at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, lead health services research at Legg Mason, and started his own fund to invest in health startups.

Today, Tom works at Stansberry as our “pot stock” analyst, but he also offers much more insight into the financial workings of health care. He spoke at our Stansberry Research Immersion Week at the Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort in February, and today, I asked him to share some of the content of that talk with my readers.