Keep your hand raised, there is nothing wrong with asking for help in this more volatile market.
TheStreet's founder Jim Cramer will hold his latest monthly call with Action Alerts PLUS club members on July 11 at 11:30 a.m. EST. Be sure to easily register here. Cramer will touch on all things trade war and how to successfully navigate the markets this summer. In addition, he will reveal his latest thinking on the best-in-breed stocks held by the Action Alerts PLUS member club.
To be sure, Cramer's call couldn't arrive at a better time. Just look at the eye-opening moves in the market the past month that should have every investor actively engaged and questioning how things will shape up into year end.
Dow Transports Lag
The Dow Jones Transportation Average I:DJT -- often viewed as a leading economic indicator -- has tumbled 3.1% over the last month, under-performing the Dow Jones Industrial Average's I:DJI drop. The decline has been paced by 9.2% and 10.2% respective plunges in logistics players United Parcel Service (UPS) - Get Report and FedEx (FDX) - Get Report as investors fret about higher fuel prices and the impact of a U.S. trade war with China.
Apple Gets Hit
Shares of tech giant Apple (AAPL) - Get Report have dropped 3.3% in the last month versus a mostly flat Nasdaq Composite I:IXIC . Not helping sentiment on Apple is its exposure to China (thanks, trade war) and slowing smartphone demand (see Samsung's recent results).
Apple is a long-time winning position for Action Alerts PLUS. So Cramer's current thinking on the most important tech company on the planet, at this precise moment with the stock under pressure, is incredibly valuable.
Chip Stocks Get Blown Up
If one believes the Dow Transports are an economic bellwether, then one should have the same view on the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index (SOX).The SOX has tanked 6.5% in the last month on concerns such as the impact of the U.S./China trade war, waning smartphone demand and fears overvaluation.
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