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If I were starting my investing career today and I was working with small $100 installments, one of the first stocks I would buy would be Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A).
As I write this, a single share of BRK-A is trading at an astronomical $418,484.00.
Jun 18, 2021
You need to get this Mexican stock off your portfolio. The stock is sinking, but you don’t have to go down with the ship.
In today’s BS.H, I take a dive into three other All-American stocks that could take your portfolio to the moon – including a fast-growing semiconductor developer. Those semiconductor chips are in high demand and with supply chains coming back online… Well, this stock won’t be trading at a discount for much longer.
Here’s a bit of “investing trivia” that will grab your attention: If you look at the 50 biggest winners of the last decade, 39 of them started out as small- to mid-cap stock plays.
And quite a few of them were also low-priced (as in cheap) stocks – stocks trading at $10 a share, $5 a share … or even less.
One of my all-time favorite examples of a cheap-stock winner is a company called LendingTree Inc. (NasdaqGS:TREE) – the fintech leader that’s pretty much a household name these days. We’re talking about a company that recently sported a $3 billion market value and a stock price up around $220 a share.
Impressive stuff, right?
But there was also a time when LendingTree had a minuscule market value of $60 million – and a stock that was languishing down around $5.50 a share.
From that point to today, we’re talking about a total return of about 3,800%.
That’s a gain anyone – and I mean anyone – would be thrilled to pull down.
String a few of those 20X and 30X windfalls together … and that’s how you get rich.
The issue, of course, is that this cheap-stock-climb-to-the-peak-of-Mt.-Everest takes time to play out. And stocks, like mountain climbers, periodically stop to “rest” – meaning you’re not making any progress.
What if there was a way to get “paid” for owning that low-priced stock – so that you’re getting a steady, predictable stream of cash at every point along the journey?
That scenario not only sounds great – it’s actually doable.
Indeed, that’s the “ultimate cheap stock” – one with a super-low price, a hefty long-term upside … and an income stream attached.
That’s exactly what we have for you here today: A stock with 10-bagger potential – courtesy of the sizzling housing market – and one that will pay you to own it.
We’ve all heard the old maxim that “it takes money to make money” – which is certainly true.
But retail investors have another version of this adage – “It takes big money to make money” – a frustrating version that teases the promise of big fortunes … but keeps that wealth just out of reach.
I’m here to tell you that this “obstacle” no longer exists.
Great fortunes are attainable – for anyone. And that journey can start with any amount of money – even as little as $100 … or even $50.
Thanks to the advent of commission-free trading and the ability to buy “fractional shares” through companies like Robinhood or Charles Schwab, there’s been a revolution in the stock market – and retail investors are the big winners. These changes make it possible – and affordable – to buy small slices (fractional shares) of an individual stock – no matter how expensive its trading price.
Here’s why I’m telling you this.
Starting today, Total Wealth is going to make you part of this revolution. Each week, we’re going to spotlight the best places to take the extra $100, $250, or $500 you may have – and put it to work.
Reddit is still on the prowl for stocks to squeeze, and I’ve spotted one with 39% of its floating shares shorted…
All I have to say is that Varney & Co.didn’t dub me the “man who calls it all” for nothing. This meme stock is about to be taken on a ride and you’ll want to be on it.
But that’s not the only thing on the agenda in this week’s BS.H. I’ve got four buys for you today and a neat trick for those of you who want a little more security in the markets.
So get out a pen and click the video below to get started.
The Taxman is coming, and he is hungry.
U.S. President Joe Biden and his gang of big government associates have unveiled a budget that comes in at a whopping $6 trillion. There something for everybody in this package – with tax credits, giveaways, and government programs of all shapes and sizes.
This Biden Bacchanalia would make Franklin “The New Deal” Roosevelt and Lyndon “The Great Society” Johnson flush with envy. President Biden is laying out one of the most “progressive” budgets anyone has seen since the 1960s. Even Jimmy Carter couldn’t have dreamt all this up.
Want some examples? I’m talking about:
- Free school for some folks from pre-school up through college.
- Two years of community college is free for everybody.
- A full $1 billion increase in food stamps.
- Massive tax breaks for electric vehicles.
- Big bucks for renewable energy.
- And yet another infusion for healthcare.
Nothing comes for free. And that includes the Biden spending plan, which creates a deficit of $1.8 trillion this year and $1.3 trillion a year over the next 10 years – resulting in a national debt of $39 trillion (117% of projected GDP) by 2031.
Here’s the problem.
Somebody will have to pay for all this.
That “somebody” is you and me.
And those payments can be made only one way – through higher taxes.
Ruthlessly higher taxes.
Welcome to the “Biden Tax Bite.”
And there’s only one way to beat it – by getting out in front of it.
In this edition of BS.H, I cover an industry giant that is a screaming buy – a must-have for any portfolio. This powerhouse stock could hit $300 per share in the next 18 months, so you’re going to want to buy in now while it’s trading at a massive discount.
I also included a special treat – an energy stock with a 5.83% dividend payout.
Just click the video below to get all the details!
Keep these stock questions coming! Send me an email about the stocks on your watchlist at email@example.com.
Have a great weekend,
Jun 03, 2021
Initial public offerings (IPOs) are always one of the hottest areas of the stock market – and attract the ardor of investors and traders, alike.
One brand-new IPO received an even-greater-than-usual amount of attention – because it was the first to debut on the Robinhood trading platform.
Total Wealth’s Shah Gilani has been watching the company – and the deal – and gave us a great analysis ahead of its debut last week.
Today, on the one-week anniversary of the stock’s debut on the Big Board, Shah looks at the deal again, tells us what comes next – and tells you how to trade it.
Today’s BS.H is a mixed bag. Plenty of strong buys and trade opportunities to carry you through the long weekend from the tech, entertainment, and energy sectors.
But I also got questions about a stock you should NEVER touch. It’s stocks like this that really show that you shouldn’t always “buy the dip.” Make sure you sell this stock before it shows you its true colors.
Click the video below to watch.
Have a great weekend,
In yesterday’s Total Wealth, I told you all about the risks of “Toxic Stocks” – the flawed, overvalued, ready-to-plunge shares that can eviscerate your portfolio.
I even detailed seven “signs” that you might own one of these toxic plays, which you can read more about by clicking here.
But I also made a promise.
I told you I’d circle back with an example of each of these “toxic types.”
Today I’m doing exactly that: We’ve brought you a list of seven “toxic stocks” that aren’t worth holding.
During interviews on national TV, my appearances at investment symposiums, or even when I’m out with friends, there’s one question that I hear over and over: “What stocks should I buy?”
But almost no one ever thinks to ask: “Which stocks should I sell?”
And that’s the question you should be asking yourself.
You see, if you want to make money – and I mean real money – in stocks, you need to avoid ruinous losses.
And you dodge those deep losses by avoiding “toxic stocks,” the ticking investment time bombs that can detonate your portfolio – and your future.
Yes … toxic stocks will kill you.
But here’s the good news: Toxic stocks are easy to ID. In fact, there are seven signs I look for, and see plain as day, that scream: “That’s a toxic stock … sell it!”
And I mean … now … today.
In this issue of Total Wealth, I’m going to share the “seven signs you own a toxic stock.”
And I’m going to give you some hints about seven companies that are giving off one or more of these signals.
When we meet here next time, I’ll do “The Reveal” – and will share the identity of each of these firms.
May 25, 2021
Just about every investor has heard the old standby “sell in May and go away” around this time of year. This is more than just a fun play on words. It is rooted in the observed tendency for stocks to …
May 21, 2021
As the market dips, a lot of big-name stock funds like ARKF have taken a heavy beating. Now, I don’t like owning any of those right now, but there are many great picks just under the surface trading at insane discounts. Today, I’m giving you FIVE new “buy the dip” opportunities that caught my eye this week and so much more.
You might want to have a pen and paper in hand for this one.
“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need … roads.”
- Emmett “Doc” Brown, “Back to the Future.”
At the very end of the first “Back to the Future,” Doc Brown (actor Christopher Lloyd) brings his time-machine DeLorean back from “tomorrow,” and tells of a future where roads are obsolete – which is why his car is now able to fly.
Although the first installment of that trilogy hit the big screen way back in 1985, the “future” of the “Back to the Future” franchise predicted where cars can fly and roads are obsolete still hasn’t arrived.
We don’t have flying cars – but the electric vehicle (EV) revolution is in the offing.
And roads remain essential – a disconcerting reality given that the highway system here in America is crumbling, and has been pretty much since the first “Back to the Future” was playing in U.S. movie houses.
Fortunately, our “reality” is about to get better – thanks to the Biden Administration’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan. The White House wants to invest $174 billion to help build a nationwide network of 500,000 EV charging stations by 2030. And it’s outlined a $115 billion ante to bring America’s highways and bridges up to snuff.
As we promised in yesterday’s Total Wealth, the urgently needed highway fix-it plan is handing us a moneymaking opportunity we want to jump on right now.
May 19, 2021
An old adage tells us that “Cs get degrees.”
But middling marks like that will never put you on the honor roll.
And that’s America’s problem right now – as well as its challenge.