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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Most investors dream about catching the next market swing, but very few know how to do that. Even fewer know how to do that cost effectively.
I’m getting a lot of questions about that in light of the coronavirus situation at the moment as you might imagine given that the markets are headed higher despite growing headline risk.
If you’re one of ’em and interested in learning how to trade options as a compliment to your regular investing activities, the technique I want to share with you could be right up your alley.
There are a lot of things to like about the trade not the least of which include a low entry cost and high profit potential.
I’m particularly drawn, however, to the defined risk, meaning that you know to the penny what your exposure ahead of time.
Before you spend even a penny in pursuit of profits.
Jan 10, 2020
I love to hate the company’s stock.
Earlier this week it hit $498 a share and, in doing so, became worth more than any of the Detroit automakers at any point their history.
Millions of investors are wondering if they should get on board or short the you know what out of it.
The answer comes down to perspective.
Dec 13, 2019
Today’s column will contain some of the most valuable investing advice you’ll ever read. But be forewarned. You won’t see this anywhere else. What I have to say is direct… blunt even. I’ve chosen to publish this column today because …
I never thought in a million years that I’d be writing to you about artificial intelligence.
The truth is, I’m just not that kind of guy… or at least, I’ve never thought about myself that way.
My columns and the recommendations that go with ’em usually involve compelling stories, great analysis, and huge profit potential. Normally I thrive on discovering opportunities most investors can’t see, let alone imagine.
Only, in this case, it’s my imagination that IS the story.
The work I’m doing could literally change everything, at least when it comes to identifying big profit potential.
Turning your money into life-changing wealth requires planning… for both success and failure. It also requires competent counsel – meaning somebody who will act in your best interests.
But, finding the right advisor is tough, especially now with the markets at new all time highs.
The Internet is filled with stories of predatory sales practices, manipulative management stories, and just plain incompetence. Chances are good you know somebody who’s had a bad experience, just like I do.
It doesn’t have to be that way, though.
There are great advisors out there if you know how to find them and which questions to ask to make sure you’re on the right track for huge profits rather than devastating losses.
If you want to line up big profits, create income and keep risk low in 2020, you’re going to need a goal-specific trading tactic to get results.
I’ve got just the thing.
Today we’re going to talk about a trading tactic that you’re going to love every bit as much as I do when you understand how, when and why to use it. Moreover, you’ll also understand which stocks are perfectly suited to help you build life-changing wealth.
You’ll want to master this technique for three reasons, especially now as we head into elections and volatility picks up:
- You don’t have to have a lot of money to make serious money.
- You can rack up wins consistently when other investment techniques fail.
- You keep risks low – to razor-thin levels actually.
Nov 15, 2019
It happens like clockwork…
Every time the markets tap new highs, I get asked by nervous investors if they should buy stocks.
My answer is always the same.
But only if this one condition holds true.
Oct 26, 2019
Most investors want desperately to succeed which is why they fall time and again for glitzy advertising, hype and – honestly – complete crap … much of which, unfortunately, comes from my industry.
Chances are you know exactly what I’m talking about.
But, here’s the secret.
You can’t just keep doing the same stupid things with your money if you want to truly live an extraordinary and very profitable life. You’ve got to tap into your subconscious and into your deepest fears first.
You’ve got to FAIL.
Just not for the reasons you might think.
Oct 23, 2019
Let me ask you something…
… are you “in to win” when it comes to today’s markets?
I mean, REALLY “in” to win.
A lot of folks say they are, but their actions don’t add up.
Today we’re going to talk about how you can gain control of otherwise self-defeating moves and turn them into profit generating reflexes.
Oct 04, 2019
The worst manufacturing numbers in a decade remind me of an old joke that’s made its way around financial circles over the years. It goes something like this:
An investment banker walks into a room where his cohorts are in a meeting. “I’ve got good news and bad news,” he announces. “The bad news is, we’ve just lost $100 million. The good news is, it wasn’t ours.” An associate raises his hand. “What was the bad news again?”
It’s humor, but there’s more than a grain of truth to the story. Whether we’re talking about brokers, bankers, or even your most trusted financial advisor, you cannot rely on anyone else to care about your money and keep it safe.
At the end of the day, the only thing standing between your portfolio and catastrophic loss is your own caution and proper risk management.
I know it’s not the most exciting part of investing. But there’s zero doubt in my mind it is the most important.
That’s why it’s part of the Total Wealth Strategy.
One tool called position sizing stands out above all others as the most powerful – and not just for cutting risk either, but for boosting your profits, too.
To see what I mean, consider this anecdote from trading psychologist Dr. Van Tharp:
“We’ve done many simulated games in which everyone gets the same trades. At the end of the simulation, 100 different people will have 100 different final equities. And after 50 trades, we’ve seen final equities that range from bankrupt to $13 million – yet everyone started with $100,000, and they all got the same trades. Position sizing and individual psychology were the only two factors involved – which shows just how important position sizing really is.”
There’s no way to eliminate risk 100% when it comes to investing.
I can’t do it. You can’t do it. (And if anyone tries to tell you otherwise, take your money and run.)
There’s just no such thing.
Yet, unbeknownst to most investors, there is a way to make any investment risk “free” under the right circumstances using one of my favorite Total Wealth Tactics: the “Free Trade.”
Not only does this remove risk from your portfolio, but it means you can potentially build profits faster, more consistently, and more securely than you might think.
Doing so is a critically important concept given current market conditions and a bull market that, as of yesterday is 3,117 days old and has run more than 324.12%+ off March 9, 2009 lows according to Yahoo!Finance using adjusted prices that reflect dividends and reinvestment.
We’re long overdue for a correction… a correction, I might add, that YOU don’t have to fear if you understand what we’re going to talk about today.
This is your moment of truth.
You can read today’s column and bin it, or you can rethink what you know about what it takes to achieve the kind of life-altering profits that make the financial future of your dreams possible.
Sep 27, 2019
The markets have been in a cantankerous mood this week, following revelations that Democrats intend to pursue an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
Whether that’s right or wrong doesn’t concern me. I don’t have the luxury of picking sides in my capacity as Chief Investment Strategist.
My job is to help you make money by accurately assessing the situation and what it means for the world’s markets.
The markets are flirting with new highs once again and, once again, the perma-bears are out in force.
I have nothing against them.
Many, in fact, are exceptionally gifted thinkers.
But the fact that they’ve been as wrong as the day has been long since… oh, I dunno… March 2009 has got to sting. The S&P 500 has risen 320% since then which is enough to turn every $10,000 invested into $42,300 or more.
Many of the stocks I’ve recommended have done even better. Apple, for instance, has jumped a staggering 1,630%, Raytheon’s tacked on 416.2% and Alphabet’s up 118.6%, and. That’s enough to turn $10,000 into $173,020… $51,620… even $21,860, respectively.!
Sell if you want but doing so is potentially one of the single worst and most expensive mistakes you’ll ever make unless, of course, you have to (which is another subject for different time).
Sep 20, 2019
I unknowingly struck a chord with last week’s Weekender when I addressed the surprisingly simple reason money makes people uncomfortable… that it’s not working as hard as you think it is.
“You nailed it,” said Bryan.
“Simple, understandable, and perspective I needed to hear,” remarked Janice.
So, let’s go back to the proverbial well this week with a look at three surprising reasons why investors really fail. Then, we’ll talk about using a few of my favorite Total Wealth Tactics to ensure you don’t repeat their mistakes.
And potentially make a mint, too.
I had no idea what would happen when I wrote to you last month regarding my newest research and my efforts to predict the stock markets.
I was nervous, uncertain and, frankly, not sure if you’d be interested. Most of all, though, I didn’t want to waste your time.
Turns out I was apprehensive about nothing.
Your reaction has been overwhelming.