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Editor’s Note: As Chief Investment Strategist of Total Wealth, Keith believes in making his track record of recommendations easily accessible to all readers within seconds – and that’s why he’s compiled an Archives page. Here you’ll find links to every Total Wealth article Keith has published since Total Wealth’s creation on October 2, 2014, posted in reverse chronological order.

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  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Mar 08, 2017
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    Three Ways to Play a Reversal for Big Profits If the “Trump Rally” Fails

    Monday's trading was weak right out of the gate and Tuesday's 0.15% sputter for the Dow didn't exactly reassure. That's got a lot of investors wondering if the "Trump rally" is taking a breather, or if we're witnessing the start of a far more serious correction that would otherwise put a damper on the remarkable 15% run the DJIA has enjoyed since November 8. It's too early to call, but there's

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jan 13, 2017
    5 
    Why Sears Is Still the Most Dangerous Stock on Wall Street

    Sears Holding Corp. (NasdaqGS:SHLD) announced a $900 million deal to sell its iconic Craftsman brand to rival tool maker Stanley Black & Decker earlier this week, leading many investors to wonder if it's time to pony up for a rebound or just hang on. Neither. Sears is still the most dangerous stock on Wall Street, and if you own it, you're gonna get hosed... if you haven't been

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Oct 19, 2016
    14 
    Outrageous Profit Potential from Three of the World’s “Worst” Companies

    Many investors focus exclusively on buying the best stocks, which is great... until they realize that they're missing out on half the profit potential in front of them. That's not good enough for me; I don't ever want to see you leave money on the table that could otherwise be in your pocket. So I want to show you how to find the outrageous profit potential... ... associated with three

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Aug 03, 2016
    17 
    Jim Chanos vs. Elon Musk – Here’s How You Side With the Winner

    What do you do when you've found a stock with fabulous long-term potential that you love... but one of the world's best short-sellers hates? That's the situation thousands of Tesla and Solar City investors find themselves in today. Most have no idea what to do next, which is why I want to use the situation as a teaching moment. This isn't the first time two Wall Street titans have been at

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jul 13, 2016
    9 
    Your Engraved Invitation for Triple-Digit Profit Potential

    Many investors are so focused on U.S. markets at the moment that they're ignoring events taking place thousands of miles from our own shore. That's too bad, because it means they're missing out on what could be one of the greatest trades they'll ever make. The groundwork was laid Sunday night and I just couldn't wait to share it with you in today's column. Not only is the profit potential

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 15, 2016
    2 
    Why You Shouldn’t Bet on a “Buyout Bailout” for Twitter

    Microsoft announced Monday that it was buying LinkedIn for a staggering $26.2 billion, and Twitter jumped as high as 4.57% through mid-day trading on nothing more than the hope that the beleaguered media company would be next. Individual investors and analysts alike believe that the deal will lead to more high profile social media acquisitions. Don't bet on it. Twitter is still a dog and

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Apr 01, 2016
    16 
    This Gaming Company Could Be Your Most Profitable Short Yet

    When I started Total Wealth, I promised you that I would show you how to make money in all market conditions - both good and bad. And, as part of that, I told you I would help you find opportunity in companies that are going up...and down. Today I want to keep that promise with a look at a gaming company that could be your most profitable short to date. That's not a statement I make lightly

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Feb 05, 2016
    4 
    What to Do Now If You’re Short Twitter

    We've talked a lot about why you want to pay attention to what Wall Street does, not what it says. Today we're going to tackle that subject again. Why? Because you've got another king-sized opportunity on your hands, or at least that's what one analyst wants you to think. Before I tell you what it is, though, I have to begin with a story that sets the stage. So grab a cup of your

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jul 29, 2015
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    This “Hype Stock” May Be an Even Better Short than SHAK or TWTR

    I've brought several high-profile "shorts" to your attention since we started Total Wealth, and I hope you've racked up some big gains by following along. First, there was Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) (here). It has fallen 40% from the recent highs of $52/share (in April) and was down 14% this morning after earnings, now trading around $31/share. This trade still has a long way to go, given how

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jul 24, 2015
    11 
    This Media Darling Is Worth 98.22% Less than Goldman Sachs Thinks

    CNBC's Sara Eisen asked me last Tuesday if I was still bearish on one of Wall Street's favorite stocks, even after it had already fallen more than 45% since I warned you last May that it was a bad investment. "You know this environment, Keith," she told me. "People are paying up for growth companies. The bulls would say this has great brand presence, great brand awareness, and is continuing a

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jul 10, 2015
    6 
    The Top Two Total Wealth Takeaways from Shake Shack’s Shake-Out

    One of the promises I made when I started Total Wealth was to keep you ahead of the curve and certainly ahead of the Wall Street herd. It's why you subscribe and, frankly, a responsibility I take very seriously. Fortunately, we've got plenty of great examples of how this has worked out. For example, The Wall Street Journal reported in February 2013 that the country's biggest investors -

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald May 22, 2015
    21 
    Why Shake Shack Is a Bad Investment

    Millions of investors and everyday Americans have discovered Shake Shack's high-end hamburgers. They taste great, and the new chain is a snazzy place to hang out. Logically, they assume that the novel experience will translate into a great investment. Indeed, SHAK gained 8.47% in yesterday's trading session to close near $90 (an all-time high), thanks in part to headlines from this week like

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Mar 20, 2015
    15 
    These Three Iconic Stocks Are Poised for a Dive

    We've spent a lot of time talking about how to identify great companies with huge upside potential. No doubt you've got the 3-Step Total Wealth Process down by now: 1) identify the trend, 2) pick your trade, and 3) control your risk. So today I want to shift gears and talk about the one metric you can use to identify seemingly pristine companies that are ripe for a fall. Our timing couldn't