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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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  • Total Wealth Staff Jun 22, 2019
    Weekend Edition: The Closest Thing to a Recession-Proof Stock I Can Find

    Recessions come and go, often without warning. Surviving them is a matter of perspective. The best thing to look for in a "recession-proof" investment mirror the stuff we talk about frequently - companies making must-have products that the world can't live without.

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 22, 2019
    The Closest Thing to a Recession-Proof Stock I Can Find

    Good morning and welcome to another edition of your Total Wealth Weekender. I'm Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist for Money Map Press. Thanks, as always, for spending a few minutes of your valuable time with me today. I'm often asked to recommend stocks that will "beat the market" or "withstand a trade war with China" or - as of late - be "recession-proof" - a thought on the minds

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 21, 2019
    Facebook’s Libra is NOT an Investment… But This Is

    The crypto-crowd was abuzz earlier this week when Facebook Inc. (NasdaqGS:FB) announced that it was creating a new digital currency called Libra. Only it's not a crypto currency. It's money, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants you to believe it's Facebook's redemption. Not. But I tell you this... it could be the single most dangerous form of digital surveillance yet and, as such, a

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 19, 2019
    Gary Vaynerchuk: Earn $100,000 in Income with this “Side Hustle”

    Serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk told CNBC recently that he's seen people go from having nothing to making $100,000 using something he calls, "retail arbitrage flipping." My eyebrows shot up. Not only because Gary Vee - that's how he's known the inspirational wealth building crowd - is right, but because of the specific choice of words he used. Retail...Arbitrage...Flipping. The

  • Total Wealth Staff Jun 17, 2019
    How The Fed, Bitcoin, and Tech Malfunctions Affect the Markets

    The Federal Reserve could cut interest rates on Wednesday afternoon - or raise them. One way, it's a nonevent, but if it goes the other way, we could be looking at a huge selloff. Here's what Keith has to say about the Fed's interest rates, technology malfunctions, and Bitcoin - and how they affect the market.

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 15, 2019
    The Markets Are Always Wrong About What the Fed Will Do Next

    Right now there's a lot of discussion about what the Fed will do next and how that will impact markets. So much so, in fact, that I've been asked about it during several recent television interviews. The topic's already come up this morning as well at the Seattle Money Show where I'm speaking about why every investing dollar you'll make for the next ten years is on "this list." I hope you're signed up because it will be streamed live starting at 10:40 a.m. Pacific Standard time. Click here to do so. Better yet, I hope you're here, and we have a chance to say hello! Anyway, my answer on this issue remains the same. I don't care. The market is almost always dead wrong about what the Fed will do next. Take two recent examples that are very much on the minds of investors today. The market expected rates to rise for an extended period of time and was flat out WRONG from 2009 all the way to 2016. That's a lot like saying it'll be pouring tomorrow, only to have another glorious blue-sky day...every day, for seven straight years. Now, the rally is being pinned on hopes that the Fed will...cut rates, that is. People ask me all the time how I "got it right" under the circumstances, especially when it came to the rally off 2009 lows and the monster generational bull market that has, once again, put is within a whisper of record highs. Honestly, I didn't. I told you the Fed wouldn't raise rates because I knew the very same information I've just shared with you - namely that market's almost always wrong about what the Fed does next. And that's why I said keep your foot on the gas when it comes to your money. Now, again, there are fears the party is over and that the Fed will lower rates in the months ahead because the Fed rates imply so. Knowing what you know now, I think the question becomes so what if they do??!! The answer is deceptively simple. Forget about the academic models you can't control and concentrate on what you can control. The easies way to do that is to invest in the Unstoppable Trends that we follow. These companies are making "must-have" products will continue to rise to the top, no matter what the markets are doing. If you're on board, you'll be rising to the top with them. CEOs in charge of billions of dollars' worth of REAL money are always one step ahead of the Fed and policy makers playing with academic models and false assumptions, not to mention cooked data, too. Have a fabulous weekend!

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    Key Takeaways:
    1. The surprising reason I don't worry about what the Fed does next (and you shouldn't either)
    2. History reveals a surprising data point
    3. How to line up big profits no matter which way rates (or the rally) go from here
    Until next time, Keith

  • Total Wealth Staff Jun 15, 2019
    Weekend Edition: The Markets Are Always Wrong About What the Fed Will Do Next

    Right now there's a lot of discussion about what the Fed will do next and how that will impact markets. Here's what I have to say: The market is almost always dead wrong about what the Fed will do next. This is what they'll do next.

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 14, 2019
    A DIY Annuity even the Rolling Stones Would Love

    I remember September 1981 vividly, but not for reasons you might think. Young, bulletproof, and fearless, I "met the Stones" and, much to my parent's chagrin, nearly got arrested in the process, which is a story for another time. That got me thinking. The 1981 tour to promote Tattoo You, the Rolling Stone latest album back then, was widely expected at the time to be the last time the

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 12, 2019
    The Next Defense Contractor to Go “Into Play”

    Defense. It's a key part of the Total Wealth Strategy and a fundamental element in one of the Six Unstoppable Trends we follow: War, Terrorism and Ugliness. A growth trend, really. Sadly, most investors are missing out, but not for reasons you might think. Today, I want to talk about that for a moment and give you a head start that could be one of the most profitable trades you make

  • Total Wealth Staff Jun 11, 2019
    Where to Look for Profits in Summer Markets

    It's summer trading season, and that means the markets are going to thin out and volatility is to be expected. But we're not worried - volatility always creates opportunity, if you know where to look, and what to focus on.

  • Total Wealth Staff Jun 10, 2019
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    Where the Markets Will Go With a Trade Deal on the Horizon

    Millions of investors are looking at this 1,300-point rally and thinking it's all due to a potential trade deal between the U.S. and China. As Keith puts it, the answer to that question is yes - AND no. His reason for saying that could spell out exactly where these markets will go from here...

  • Total Wealth Staff Jun 08, 2019
    Weekend Edition: If You Want to Make Money, Start Looking to the Future

    Pessimists rarely make money because they're focused on headlines that reflect the past. Savvy investors, on the other hand, often laugh all the way to the bank because they focus on the future. The future is ALL that matters when it comes to big profits. Proper risk management is for everything else. Worrying about whether the markets are going to go up, down, or even sideways is a fool's errand. And, about as effective as driving down the road using your rearview mirrors.

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 08, 2019
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    The Future is ALL That Matters If You Want to Make Money

    I'm still at home recovering from my own medical misadventures last week and, before we go any further, let me say, thank you for the many emails, calls, and messages I've received. They are tremendously appreciated, and have made an otherwise tough time a lot better! Anyway, enough about that, but speaking of which...perhaps I should go to the hospital more often! The Dow tacked on a stunning 700+ points in the first three days of the week and is up again as I record this. Anybody who was not "in to win" like we are (and like we've talked about repeatedly in recent weeks), is now losing.... and, badly at that. Which just proves something we talk about all the time yet again. Pessimists rarely make money because they're focused on headlines that reflect the past. Savvy investors, on the other hand, often laugh all the way to the bank because they focus on the future. The world's best companies line up with the Unstoppable Trends we follow and make "must-have" products the world cannot live without. What's more, they make them today but, importantly, they WILL make them tomorrow, too. Even the FANG stocks, Facebook Inc. (NasdaqGS:FB), Amazon.com Inc. (NasdaqGS:AMZN), Netflix Inc. (NasdaqGS:NFLX), and Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL), - which have been beaten down mercilessly on fears of looming government regulation - are a good example. The future is ALL that matters when it comes to big profits you deserve. Proper risk management is for everything else. Worrying about whether the markets are going to go up, down, or even sideways is a fool's errand and always has been. What's more, it's about as effective as driving down the road backwards using your rearview mirrors. The world's best companies are led by competent, savvy men and women who plan for and grow their businesses through thick and thin. They're not worried about policies they cannot control, who's in the White House, or even fancy-pants academic models. Concerned... But not worried. Their job - like ours - is to make money practically no matter what happens next, which is why we want to invest accordingly. And, to a point manyinvestors miss, consistently. Speaking of which, thanks again for spending your time with me, albeit in a slightly more informal and highly unusual setting this week. I'm on the mend and, not surprisingly, will have some medically-related recommendations based on my experience over the past week. Have a fabulous weekend!

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    Key Takeaways:
    1. Pessimists rarely make money because they are trapped in the past but profitable investors know looking to the future is where you make the big bucks.
    2. The Fed may have finally said something materially correct (and which will be great for your money)
    3. Here's what to do next - even if you fear the worst.
     
    Until next time, Keith

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 07, 2019
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    Wall Street Has a Secret Weapon, and Here’s How You Can Beat It

    For most investors, the relationship between investing and profits seems simple enough. You buy low, sell high, and your portfolio grows - or so goes the story. In reality, success ultimately comes down to defeating something called "Gambler's Ruin." We're going to talk about that today - what it is, what it means for your money and, most importantly, how to beat it. It's a column you

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 05, 2019
    Hollywood Couldn’t Dream Up a Better Plot if They Tried…

    You have to have a thick skin in this business when you stand on your convictions. And, no surprise, I live by that principle. What you see is what you get with me, especially when it comes to sticking with new trends that can make you a ton of money when they happen. Over the years, I've made some whoppers... ... The rise of the Japanese yen, beating legendary trader George Soros to

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