FBI Investigates Senator’s Stock Sales

The FBI is investigating a Republican senator.

Sen. Richard Burr is under investigation related to his personal sale of stock.

Burr sold stocks in mid-February as he became aware of the coronavirus outbreak. He had been briefed on the virus and the economic fallout.

On Wednesday, his smartphone was seized by FBI agents.

The Republican senator stepped down as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee as a result of the investigation.

The agency has also been investigating similar investment moves by other U.S. senators. There is concern that these individuals used confidential government briefings as the basis for their investment decisions.

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The Coronavirus Numbers

Here are the numbers from Thursday at 4 p.m. ET:

  • 4,500,927 Infected worldwide
  • 302,066 Deaths
  • 1,448,533 Infected in the U.S.
  • 86,469 Deaths in the U.S.

What’s Next

Stocks continued their multi-day decline on Thursday morning.

The markets have not been pleased with testimony from health experts on Capitol Hill. Plus, comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell indicate that the economic recovery will be slow.

Stocks reversed course in the morning Thursday and closed the trading session with 1% gains.

So, what are the best stocks to BUY in this market?

Go here for my top picks.

Yours in Health & Wealth,

Ian Wyatt

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