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China’s grave dancers have taken great pleasure in convincing millions of investors that the nation will never succeed based on any number of erroneous arguments…
…not worthy of world leadership
Underneath it all, this was little more than a thinly veiled contempt for Beijing’s 35-year-old “one child” policy. Called yousheng, the law has averted an estimated 400 million births over the years in the name of modernization and efficient resource consumption.
Now that law’s been scrapped, and couples will be allowed to have two children.
The White House and much of the mainstream media wasted no time posturing after the announcement. Press Secretary Josh Earnest, for example, noted that the policy is a “positive step” but that “we also look forward to the day when birth limits are abandoned altogether.” Amnesty International said bluntly that the policy change was “not enough.”
They’re missing the point.
China’s policy reversal is the gutsiest move yet in the ongoing global Financial Crisis to date. It’s a game changer of the highest magnitude. Moreover, it’s great news for savvy investors.
Today we’re going to talk about why and, of course, how to align your money for maximum profits.
I don’t normally “do politics,” but today I’m going to make an exception because recent history suggests one presidential candidate could rise to the top and, in the process…
…make savvy investors millions.
I hope so. What I have to tell you is a story based as much on rhetoric as reality. It’s built on an opportunity that cuts deeply and, to be perfectly blunt, may be offensive depending on your personal views.
Yet, the story that follows and the two investment recommendations I’ve got for you today could be the most profitable investments you make all year.
Both have deep competitive moats and even deeper margins than other stocks and could benefit from a boost that you’re not going to find in any other industry coming into the Presidential election.
The last time a politician took aim at this industry, it doubled during the worst financial crisis in recent memory.
China reported its most recent GDP figures and 6.9% growth versus the officially targeted 7% everybody was expecting. Predictably, the world gasped:
…China’s slowing down
…China’s faking numbers to meet political pressure
…China’s real growth is far less than reported
Now the media’s going to spend the next 72 hours talking about that “miss” as if it’s a real number. But I want you to try to pay as little attention to the discussion as you can. It’s a waste of time and hazardous to your finances.
Instead, focus on the data I’m going to share with you today.
For the simple reason that China’s going to fuel the world’s best businesses for decades to come. And, in the process of doing so, create yet another round of millionaires.
I want you to be one of them.
No doubt you’ve heard about Wal-Mart’s $21 billion wipeout this past Wednesday following revelations from senior management that the company may suffer a 6% – 12% drop in earnings in 2017.
The headlines were certainly hard to miss:
…Wal-Mart Surprises Market With Dim Outlook – The Wall Street Journal
…Wal-Mart Stock Hammered as Profit Warning Triggers Price War Fears – NBC.com
…Wal-Mart Shares Tank on Lower Earnings Forecast – USA Today
…Wal-Mart may need a decade to get its ‘mojo’ back – MarketWatch
Investors may as well be listening to an old Charlie Brown cartoon…wha wha wha.
The actual story here and the one you need to focus on has nothing to do with the company itself but everything to do with a fundamental change in market conditions.
My job is to make sure you and your money come out on the right side of the equation. That way you’re not going to get caught by surprise like millions of investors who will not connect the dots I’m about to share with you.
So let’s get cracking!
Here’s what traders are telling you about today’s markets.
Sometimes a big trend isn’t little enough – what I mean by that is that a big trend may not be as focused as you’d like. To really refine your profit potential, you’ve got to hone in on a sub-trend.
We’re going to talk about that today and, specifically, how recent trading conditions have created an opening that most people don’t see in a sub-trend driving one of the most powerful of our Unstoppable Trends of all – Demographics.
That sounds like a tall order but it’s not too hard if you know what to look for.
The last time I brought one of these sub-trends to your attention, Total Wealth readers who followed along had the opportunity to capture returns of 120.40% in less than nine months.
The opportunity I want to share with you right now could do even better…and even faster.
GoPro Inc. (NasdaqGS:GPRO) continues to defy the odds thanks to a litany of headlines and experts who just “know” the stock is going to rebound.
…Pac Crest says buy the stock despite “session” disappointment – Barrons
…GoPro bounces back on coverage initiation – TheStreet
…GoPro market unlikely to be cannibalized by smartphones – Investor’s Business Daily
And my personal favorite…
…GoPro can recover in 2016 – Stern Agee
Call me crazy, but that’s about as possible as FedEx painting its truck fleet brown.
I think the stock is worth $15 a share…at best.
Here’s what you need to know to line up 50% gains or more.
Today’s financial markets are more complex than they’ve ever been, leading many investors to believe their investment strategies have to be equally complicated to work.
That’s simply not true.
In fact, simple is always better… and potentially one whale of a lot more profitable, too.
Today we’re going to talk about how a specific event triggered an entry point in an industry that will cost the world’s economy $575 billion this year alone. And, as usual, I’ve got two suggestions for you that could lead to big profits based on a Total Wealth Tactic so simple you’ll be kicking yourself if you haven’t thought about it before.
But first I want to share a story that sets the stage and explains why something America’s first millionaire west of the Mississippi did in 1849 is the key to your profits 166 years later.
Here’s your entry to play the global economy’s $575 billion challenge.
Fatih Birol thinks energy investing stinks.
Never heard of him? A Turkish economist and Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, he’s the Bill Gross of Energy. And, like Bill Gross was in 2011 when he predicted interest rates were going to surge and completely exited the Treasury market in a move that cost investors hundreds of millions, he’s just as wrong.
To hear Birol tell it, energy investments are going to be a disaster. Speaking in Paris this past July, he observed that there may be as much as $1 trillion of energy investments and $280 billion in natural gas investments that are “uneconomic” if governments around the world successfully limit global warming to 2C.
Evidently he’s never heard about the Unstoppable Trend we call Scarcity & Allocation.
Today we’re going to talk about what Birol – like a lot of investors at the moment – is missing and what it means for your money. Then, I’m going to give you my take on one of the best energy companies you can buy… at any price.
With more than $1 trillion on the line and up for grabs, it’s potentially very profitable information you won’t want to miss.
Here’s what you need to know before everybody else wakes up.
Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. (OTC:EKSO), our first Human Augmentation recommendation, has drifted lower in recent trading to around $1.05 a share, causing many investors to wonder if the company’s “okay.”
In a word, yes.
The business case is stronger than ever. The company continues to hit many of the milestones I laid out for you as being essential to building the proper base for a successful future even as key competitors including ReWalk Robotics and Cyberdyne, Inc. have delivered double digit losses of 69% and 16% respectively over the same time frame.
I know that’s hard to imagine given that the stock hasn’t taken off yet, but to paraphrase David Carradine’s character in the 1972 television series, Kung Fu, “have patience, grasshopper.”
EKSO is far more stable than the competition and still has the potential to dominate an industry that will grow by 12,627%, from $16.5 million in 2014 to $2.1 billion by 2021 a short six years from now.
Today we’re going to talk about why and, as usual, what it means for your money – including a new development that speaks volumes about why my predictions may ultimately prove conservative.
Here’s why I’m still projecting gains of more than 2,000% in a few years’ time for Ekso Bionics.
We’ve talked about contrarian indicators many times for two simple reasons:
- Because the herd is almost always wrong; and,
- They can be a source of huge wealth for savvy investors.
I’m bringing this up today because I’ve just spotted one of the biggest indicators I’ve seen in years.
What really makes the situation so compelling, though, isn’t just the indicator itself, but who’s creating the opportunity and why.
I’ll give you a hint.
These men and women have always backed the wrong horse, which means by implication that there’s a right horse.
The last time we saw this set up, incidentally, you had the opportunity to beat the broader markets by 6 to 1.
The profit potential is simply enormous.
What’s more, the contrarian indicator I am going to share with you today and the opportunity it creates is tied into not just Energy but also two other Unstoppable Trends that most people wouldn’t expect: Scarcity & Allocation and Demographics.
Saddle up – here’s how to capitalize on the situation.
The markets are quiet right now, even the typically volatile technology sector. But as the saying goes, past is prologue. Recent events surrounding Microsoft Inc. (NYSE:MSFT) presage big investment opportunities to come.
Microsoft’s latest earnings report landed with a resounding thud last week, catching millions of investors by surprise and prompting yet another round of debate about where to invest your “tech” dollars.
The bulls argue this is par for the course given that Microsoft is retrenching while the bears maintain the company has a long way yet to fall.
Thing is…both camps are wrong.
Today we’re going to talk about why and, in keeping with what we do around here, talk about where you can put your money instead. Then, I’m going to share a simple Total Wealth Tactic you can use to maximize your returns.
With a $4 trillion market on the line, it’s information and perspective you won’t want to miss.
Here’s How To Get the Most Bang For Your Tech Bucks
When I started Total Wealth, I made you a promise that we were not only going to cover the events of the day and the opportunities they create, but also the specific tactics you need to maximize profits and build Total Wealth.
Today I want to keep that promise with a look at the single most powerful Total Wealth Tactic of all.
It’s simple, easy to use, and takes only an extra second or two to put in place.
Before I tell you what it is, though, I want to tell you why it works…
- …because the tactic I’m going to share with you today puts YOU in control.
I know that’s hard to imagine given that you’re trading against the likes of Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and other firms with billions of dollars, but it’s absolutely true.
Moreover, it doesn’t cost a penny, can save you money, and can dramatically increase your odds of success.
Get this right and you’re immediately in command of your own financial destiny.
Colt Defense LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last Monday. Investors were stunned, and questions flew.
How could this happen to America’s legendary gun maker at a time when more than 10 million background checks were completed for gun sales in 2014, including 175,000 on Black Friday alone? Is this a sign that the defense industry is flagging? And, more importantly, what does this mean for my money?
Today I want to talk about that because we’ve got an ideal teaching moment on our hands when it comes to how to invest in what I call the MOST Unstoppable of the six Unstoppable Trends we follow:
War, Terrorism & Ugliness.
Today’s lesson is about how to find a “step-up” stock that positions you for maximum profitability in a sector no one in their right mind actually likes – but no one can afford to ignore, either.
And it applies not just to Colt – which was privately owned – but to public companies like Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (NasdaqGS:SWHC) and Sturm Ruger & Co. (Stuttgart:ST2.SG), so if you own those or any other firearms maker for that matter, take careful notes.
Understand the critical difference I’m about to lay out for you and you’ll do very well. Miss it, and a Colt-like experience could clobber your portfolio.
Here’s the one factor that makes a “step-up” stock…
This morning I’ve got a $1,000 piece of useless high tech hardware hanging over my fireplace at home in Oregon.
It used to be a fabulous 50-inch Samsung SmartHub television.
Today I want to tell you a story about what’s happened because it illuminates something critically important when it comes to your money – why you won’t see me recommend a single retail tech stock – save two.
That may strike you as odd given how often we’ve spoken about Technology as one of the six Unstoppable Trends we’re following, but there’s a reason.
Beginning with an experience that may hit close to home for you, too…
We recently talked about how analysts consistently create investing opportunities for you with their wrong-headed calls on individual companies they know very little about (click here to see that again).
But we haven’t talked about what happens when they create ideal entry points in whole sectors… or even entire nations… about which they know even less.
So let’s do that today.
I want to give you a truthful look at what’s happening in the single most underestimated, misunderstood, and perpetually disrespected country on earth: China.
Then we’ll examine why it’s creating an ideal moment to invest, how savvy investors are jumping in anyway, and what steps you can take to join them (including three investments you can make today).
Here’s everything you need to know…