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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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.
Sep 07, 2019
Millions of investors have a problem and it’s sadly one that they don’t even realize.
They don’t understand what it means to be an “investor.”
You can’t just start investing to start making money like most people think. Doing so is a conscious effort that begins with the decision to be wealthy. It fuels your soul, not just your wallet.
You have to want to be successful…to be wealthy.
Which is why I ask… do you have what it takes?
I think so.
You can’t just start investing to start making money. Doing so is a conscious effort that begins with the decision to be wealthy. It fuels your soul, not just your wallet.
Which is why I ask… do you have what it takes?
I think so. That’s why you’re here.
You have to want to be successful…to be wealthy.. Click here to watch.
I get asked frequently “how to make a fortune.”
Many investors think doing so comes down to picking the right stocks. Others believe it’s all about timing. Still more think it’s just plain dumb luck.
While it’s true that all of those things DO play into big profits, I’ve got a secret.
Get what I’m about to show you right and YOU can succeed.
Sep 04, 2019
A bad day in the headlines is almost always ultimately good for your portfolio.
Today we’re going to talk about why and what you can do next to press your advantage.
Aug 28, 2019
Today I want to switch things up a bit and talk about two words that almost nobody talks about when it comes to money.
But they should.
Learning how to overcome this is one of the single most important and profitable skills you can acquire in today’s markets.
What’s more, recognizing this bias in yourself (and fixing it) can give you a significant advantage over other investors who suffer from it.
Aug 23, 2019
The market’s been volatile to say the least – last Wednesday, it fell 800 points, then, this Wednesday, it tacked on 60-something points. What’s the message the market is giving off? “it’s a bullish indicator,” Keith Fitz-Gerald said on Fox Business. Here’s why… Click here to watch.
I’ve got some fabulous news.
What it means just yet, though, I am not exactly sure.
I’m going to be sharing something very special with you in the months ahead, and there is absolutely nothing you need to do differently to participate.
No gotcha codes… no bait and switch… no hype.
Just groundbreaking research available exclusively to you as a member of the Total Wealth Research Family for FREE.
Admittedly, it’s very controversial for reasons I’ll explain in a minute.
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 want every investor who reads it to have a fighting chance in the months ahead, at a time when the headlines are hopelessly negative and running for the hills seems like a prudent thing to do.
Not 1 in 1 million investors will come to terms with today’s message, which is too bad, considering how much wealth will be created by those few – like you – who do.
Jul 06, 2019
Happy Fourth of July Weekend!
I’m Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist for Money Map Press and Founder of Total Wealth Research.
I’ll keep things short today because I’m keen to get on with my holiday weekend, and I hope you are, too.