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May 01, 2020
Not all that long ago, people thought growing old was something you did, even as your money went along for the ride.
That’s not the case these days, though.
The coronavirus has changed damn near everything we know about living, loving, and investing for a future many of us once took for granted.
Apr 28, 2020
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Despite the economy heading down a rabbit hole, stock markets are looking up, not down.
It doesn’t matter that it seems crazy, and it yet may be just that, but investors are betting the worst’s behind us, at least for markets, and the other side of all the panic and shutting down is here.
Apr 27, 2020
You have to look at these as separate entities. As the markets go higher, the economy plummets. Unemployment lines are out the door and around the block, but even the weaker stocks are going higher… Click here to watch
When I launched Total Wealth in 2014, I never imagined the impact and global spread it would have. My goal was to build a small circle of serious, go-getting investors looking to make a little extra cash, whether that was …
It has been an honor and a privilege to be part of your financial journey as Chief Investment Strategist.
That’s why I don’t take this next decision lightly. I’ve asked my good friend and colleague, Shah Gilani, to take over as Chief Investment Strategist effectively immediately.
I’ve got some good news and some GREAT news for you today.
Let’s start with the good.
We’re going to be freshening up the Total Wealth to reflect what I think will be the investing opportunity of a lifetime when the coronavirus is beaten.
Make no bones about it, the past 14 years have been phenomenal. In fact, you’d do just fine leaving things alone given the track record we’ve enjoyed together – my team did a quick count and there are literally hundreds of winning trades, including many well in excess of 100%.
Some of my favorite examples include tapping into Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) early when we were first in the water on the company’s “medical” pivot. I’m also particularly proud of the fact that we beat billionaire investor, George Soros, to the punch by a full 6 months with the Japanese Yen and, in the process more than doubled his returns reported by the Wall Street Journal that year.
More recently we’ve nailed the rise of big tech and any investor following along has had the opportunity to accumulate truly life-changing wealth… Total Wealth.
The novel coronavirus isn’t new anymore, it’s everywhere and disrupting how we live, work, and invest.
Major paradigm shifts are already underway. Here’s how life as we know it is changing.
Oil prices dropped off a cliff Monday as a key futures contract went “negative” for the first time in recorded market history. Then, the selling continued Tuesday.
Oil will probably have rebounded by the time you read this which is great for savvy investors.
Today we’re going to talk about what really happened, what that means for you money, and, of course, how to trade that information based on what happens next.
Hopefully, for some terrific profits!
Apr 22, 2020
The markets are looking for any shade of optimism in a shadowy economy, which is nice to see, but there are a lot of variables… the biggest one is unemployment. Click here to watch
The novel coronavirus, officially named COVID-19 by the WHO, is already affecting economies, markets, and stocks. What’s next could be good, bad, or ugly.
Investors need a comprehensive roadmap to navigate each of the potential pathways the virus could take markets – because it’s going to take them down all three roads.
Apr 21, 2020
Hi, Shah Gilani here. I’m thrilled that you’ve decided to join me on the journey to Total Wealth. And I’m more excited than ever to really dive into stock recommendations, ETF picks, and short and long plays that I believe …
Apr 20, 2020
The secret momentum driver elevating market indexes to all-time highs, again and again, is none-other than the “passive investing” trend. It’s going on unbeknownst to even the drivers of this momentum bus.
Investors who don’t understand how big an impact money flowing into index funds has had on the market’s performance probably have no idea what could happen if the trend stalls, or worse, reverses.
Here are the pitfalls of passive investing and how bad the fallout could be if passive investors discover the trap they’ve entered, turn active, and sell.
The almost self-perpetuating cycle of rising markets attracting passive investment capital into index products, which boosts the value of indexes as money flows into them, which attracts more sidelined money and compels investors to sell actively managed funds and buy passive index-following funds, which have been lowering their management fees since they aren’t actively managed, which attracts more investor capital into the growing universe of index funds, which keep increasing in value as sponsors and their authorized participants buy all the underlying stocks in the indexes they track when investors buy those packaged products in the open market, is, almost self-perpetuating.
But you know the saying, almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.
The truth is passive investing’s virtuous positive momentum manufacturing feedback loop isn’t a guarantee.
What passive investors aren’t seeing, because they aren’t looking through or behind the mad rush into what looks like a better mouse trap, is that more money flowing into index funds increases systemic risks inherent in the investment.
Apr 18, 2020
People ask me all the time about what it takes to become a successful investor and they’re usually surprised by my answer.
They’re thinking about profits but success really comes down to something entirely different.