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Category: War, Terrorism & Ugliness
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Like millions of people around the world, I woke up to news that a U.S. airstrike had taken out Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani last Friday.
My thoughts immediately turned to your money.
The world’s financial markets have been relatively calm in the days since, but I don’t expect that to remain the situation for long.
Iran will strike back.
The only question is whether or not YOU and your money will be ready.
The Dow is off 160 points as I write Monday on fears that higher oil prices will stunt global growth.
The real reason is something far more basic.
Let’s talk about that today and how you can profit.
I can’t help but be shaken by what’s happening in Hong Kong, even though U.S. markets have largely shaken off the rioting, chaos, and police action there so far. You see, I recall Tiananmen Square in 1989 vividly and fear that Beijing may be approaching another Tiananmen Square moment.
A 2.0 situation really.
Westerners believe that Beijing won’t risk the reputational hit that goes with armed intervention, but I beg to differ. Nobody thought that in 1989 when protestors took over Tiananmen Square either.
Beijing’s calculus is different for reasons I noted on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co. this past Wednesday during a special phone interview. Worse, Beijing may prefer violence to the perception of political weakness or territorial rights.
Very few people understand what I am about to tell you… and that’s why it’s absolutely crucial that you pay attention or risk being on the wrong side an opportunity lurking unseen below the surface.
Aug 24, 2019
U.S. markets have shaken off what’s happened in Hong Kong, but that may not be the case for long. These riots may impact your money closer to home, but there’s an easy way to keep your money safe – and keep buying for maximum profit potential. Click here to watch.
Aug 21, 2019
Keith joined Varney & Co to discuss why China’s stance in Hong Kong suggests that nation could be dangerously close to Tiananmen 2.0 and what the impact will be on US markets ahead. Click here to watch.
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 in the next 12 months.
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.
Feb 20, 2019
Most Americans are preconditioned to hate China… which means their money is at risk when a deal happens.
It will happen.
Western media is exceptionally good at telling you who said what, but very rarely do they go beyond that – which means they miss the subtleties.
Not surprisingly, that’s usually where the real story is.
I sure hope you’re following along as directed!
I’ve repeatedly identified The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) as particularly at risk of retaliatory trade tariffs, should President Trump press on with his wishes to hit China with $60+ billion in tariffs.
My reasoning was very simple and based on first-hand experience.
Unlike the United States and Europe, where politicians will bicker endlessly about the political merits of trade tariffs, free-trade, and economic policy, China will go right for the jugular by targeting our most valuable companies.
Oct 04, 2017
I’m typing with a heavy hand and an equally heavy heart following the horrendous events in Las Vegas earlier this week. It’s a city I know well and have enjoyed tremendously over the years.
As with any act of violence no matter where in the world it happens, it’s difficult to imagine how a nation, and so many people who have had their lives tragically shattered, will bounce back.
Many investors are wondering why the financial markets didn’t come unglued when news of the shooting broke.
In years past, they would have gone straight down or at least stopped in their tracks. Yet, incredibly, the opposite is happening.
The markets powered up Monday, then again Tuesday, to notch a new five-day winning streak at record highs. And, they’re up again in early trading Wednesday morning as I write.
There’s actually a very good reason, albeit one that’s completely counterintuitive.
In the years since 9/11, traders have learned to distinguish between two types of events:
- highly localized events that make international news, and;
- localized events that are global news.
Today’s financial markets are truly global, which means that they are increasingly impervious to highly localized trauma, regardless of why it occurs or even who causes it.
North Korean strongman Kim Jong-un did the unthinkable and launched a missile over Japan yesterday. Tens of thousands of cell phones went off at once at 6:02 a.m. when that nation’s government alerted citizens to the launch. NHK – the …
Aug 18, 2017
In my conversations with contacts around the world, I keep hearing the same word come up to describe the threat America faces…
Most of the time, they’re referring to ISIS, which has thankfully been forced on the defensive as of late, but the term could apply equally to Russia, to North Korea and, yes, to China – all of which have made bits and bytes their weapon of choice.
Forget bombs, bullets, and brigades.
In the words of National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers, “we need to assume there’s a cyber dimension in every area we deal with,” when it comes to evaluating national security threats today.
Aug 11, 2017
Technically speaking, Kim Jung Un never left; he just started launching missiles.
Missiles capable of carrying miniaturized nuclear warheads, according to various sources.
Obviously, that’s a BIG problem.
So far the markets have taken this in stride, but traders finally let jitters get the best of them yesterday.
That’s why “safe-assets” like gold and the Swiss Franc rallied against the dollar as a result while the S&P 500, the Dow and the Nasdaq all fell.
As you might imagine, I’m getting lots of questions about what the brash young leader’s nuclear aspirations could mean for your money.
One of the world’s most problematic nations is on its deathbed.
Just don’t tell Kim Jung Un that. The brash young North Korean leader apparently thinks things are great and has no problem rattling sabers around the world to prove his point.
Complicating matters, there seems to be an ongoing narrative in the mainstream financial media that “nobody’d better talk about the possibility of thermonuclear war” lest it become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
I’m hard pressed to think of anything more dangerous for your money which is why I want to talk about what you need to do right now… before the shooting starts.