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 16, 2019
Facebook Inc. (NasdaqGS:FB) is a wreck.
And Libra – the global cryptocurrency it wants to establish?
Let’s just say it’s a four-letter word that I can’t use in this column. And, leave it at that.
Thankfully, though, there’s another company with digital monetary aspirations you’ll want to own.
It’s bigger, better and well established.
What’s more, the company I’m recommending recorded profits of $16.75 billion last year alone.
Like millions of Seattleites, I’ve cheered Starbucks Inc. (NasdaqGS:SBUX) on for years.
I’ve watched, cheered, and consumed my fair share of coffee as the company’s grown from the one-room grinding shop where it started in the Pike Place Market to the worldwide brand it is today. And, in return, I’ve always felt that the company valued my business.
In fact, I think there’s a good case to be made that Starbucks “hates” in-store customers like me.
That’ll be bad for unsuspecting stockholders who get caught mid-latte, but great for savvy investors who line up big profits as the price of Starbucks’ shares falls.
Aug 31, 2019
Millions of investors are focused on the past right now.
That’s a huge disadvantage because it’s the future that matters – both in terms of how we live our lives and how we make our money.
Especially when it comes to how they view current headlines.
I don’t blame ’em, though.
They’ve been brainwashed to believe that life moves because of what’s already happened. So they see the financial markets the same way and, not surprisingly, get stuck in a rut.
That’s too bad, especially right now.
Aug 31, 2019
First there was China, then politics, then rates… a trifecta of sorts at best or even a perfect storm depending on your perspective.It looks like the markets are going to take us for a wild ride – but we aren’t worried. As long as you follow this advice, you’ll be looking at potential profits no matter what. Click here to watch.
I can only shake my head.
Government regulators and the attorney generals (“AGs”) from more than a dozen states are apparently circling big-tech like a pack of wild dogs circles their prey according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Only it’s the regulators and AGs who will go hungry.
Yesterday’s antitrust regulation cannot be used to rein in big-tech.
Aug 21, 2019
Keith went on Cavuto yesterday with a message to investors: Chaos creates opportunity.
Big tech is coming under pressure, and the state governments are getting involved. The current laws, as written, don’t apply here, and the government is going to have to prove harm to consumers to move forward, which is why states are getting involved.
The chaos created by the headlines are going to create knee-jerk reactions, drive the market lower, and give you the perfect opportunity to buy. Click here to watch.
Jul 24, 2019
Earnings reports are starting to roll in, and Keith Fitz-Gerald’s ready. On Varney & Co. Monday morning, Keith went into details:
“I think [tech earnings are] going to be very, very strong, much stronger than many people expect. Now, arguably, the bar is pretty low to begin with, but that doesn’t change the fact that these companies are doing very innovative things, changing the world we live in. And I think that is worth a lot of money to savvy investors.”
Earnings are all about two things: outlook and expectations. He’s repeatedly called out doom and gloomers, counseling that earnings will – yet again – be stronger than expected, giving the companies that come out on top a favorable boost.
Jul 19, 2019
Millions of investors make a very fundamental mistake in the pursuit of bigger returns.
They chase “hot stocks” when getting ahead of them is almost always a far better and far more profitable way to go.
I know that sounds obvious… but hear me out.
If you’re of a certain vintage like I am, chances are good that you grew up with the notion that waiting for pullbacks would give you an opening when it came to investing. You were taught to look for “confirmation” before you made you move.
Today’s markets don’t work like that any longer, though. Studies suggest that 60% – 90% of all trading activity is computerized which means that you can’t wait for trends to develop.
You have to be in ahead of time or you’ll miss a huge portion of moves that could make you a fortune. Adding insult to injury, being late to an investment or a trade means that the risks it’s going to turn against you are far higher than most people think.
Jun 05, 2019
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 the punch by six months and doubling what the Wall Street Journal said the returns were – nearly $1 billion in three months – for his hedge fund followers
… The Chinese would acquire one or more automakers, specifically Hummer and Volvo… both of which happened
… The rise of the prisoner’s dilemma – which we now understand as the U.S.-China trade war
… The fall of Sears Holdings Corp. (OTC:SHLD) in 2012 when I called it the stock to avoid
… The rally when President Trump won the election, before the votes were even cast…
… When it was trading at $350, I told you Tesla Inc. (NasdaqGS:TSLA) was on its way to sub-$200 – it’s there now, and going lower (I expect it to get down to $50)…
My point is not that I’m correct all the time – because I’m not. But, for whatever reason, we seem to get the big picture right, and that’s how the members of the Total Wealth Family do so well for themselves, if they’re following along as directed.
May 24, 2019
Millions of investors are complaining about the overwhelmingly negative impact that trade war tantrums are having on their portfolios. Yet, very few do anything about it. Not that they don’t want to, mind you. They can’t. The digital world we …
Most Americans have never thought twice about intellectual property. But they should.
The US Patent & Trade Office estimates that the intellectual property associated with 81 industries added $6.6 trillion to global GDP in 2014, the last year there’s data. That same year, IP-intensive industries accounted for a staggering 38% of U.S. GDP, a figure that may approach 50% today thanks to the speed at which technology is advancing.
Our nation depends on it.
Mar 25, 2019
Investors are getting ready to throw billions of dollars at a company that’s not worth the cost of the paper its stock certificates will be printed on. Worse, this same company has just 4,000 employees and has lost $911 million…during the past 12 months alone.
I’m talking about Lyft, of course.
The ride-hailing service is billed as a lucrative side-hustle where anyone can make fast cash giving people a lift around town. You can use your own car, set your own schedule, and work whenever you want. Chances are you’ve either called Lyft or ridden in one of “their” cars. Perhaps you’ve even started your own side-hustle as a Lyft driver.
The hype surrounding its expected initial public offering, possibly on March 28th – just three days from now – is staggering. Many investors, of course, can’t wait to jump in.
Too bad it’s not Thanksgiving because Facebook Inc.‘s (NasdaqGS:FB) stock is getting roasted faster than a 10-pound turkey.
Team Zuckerberg got hammered yet again, when Facebook’s stock fell another 3.03% during Monday’s trading session to close at $159.99, following news that 11 senior managers have handed in their walking papers.
All told, Facebook is down 6.53% and $11.17 from the high it put in only a month ago. That’s a $11.47 billion buzz cut in terms of capitalization.
Some 23.75% and $49.01 per share in the past 12 months alone.
I believe things could get far worse.
Mar 16, 2019
This week I’d like to address something that most investors never think about… how to trade a stock when the unthinkable happens.
The Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) is a great example.
It’s a key defense contractor and a “must-have” stock, tied into several key Unstoppable Trends, including Technology, War, Terrorism & Ugliness, and Demographics.
The company’s under extreme pressure at the moment, and existing shareholders have taken a $26.6 billion buzzcut they didn’t sign up for.
For most investors, a situation like this is unthinkable.
One day, they buy a company based on super results, super products, or just super potential. Then… WHAM… the stock gets pounded.
Boeing opened, for example, a full 51.29 points lower Monday, following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max 8 the day before – the second such crash in less than six months for a 737 Max 8 aircraft. Then, it dropped further, ultimately breaching $370 a share by Wednesday.
Thing is, this isn’t an isolated incident.
Here’s why and what you can do about it.
The Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA)’s stock has gotten a $26.6 billion buzzcut since Sunday’s 737 Max 8 crash, and more than a dozen countries have now ordered the jets taken out of service. What’s more, in a stunning about-face, President Trump has ordered all 737 Max 8 and 737 Max 9 grounded.
Millions of investors are wondering what to do next and you’re not alone if you’re one of ’em.