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  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Mar 20, 2015
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    These Three Iconic Stocks Are Poised for a Dive

    We’ve spent a lot of time talking about how to identify great companies with huge upside potential. No doubt you’ve got the 3-Step Total Wealth Process down by now: 1) identify the trend, 2) pick your trade, and 3) control your risk.

    So today I want to shift gears and talk about the one metric you can use to identify seemingly pristine companies that are ripe for a fall.

    Our timing couldn’t be better. Janet Yellen has just taken off the blinders and the markets charged higher… at a time when corporate profit growth is about to go negative for the first time since the Financial Crisis began and QE started. Meanwhile, there are fears of another recession, flat wages, and even flatter consumer credit.

    Obviously the stronger companies will survive and that’s in large part why we concentrate on them. But the weaker ones… whoa Nelly, they’re in for a wild ride.

    How do you know which is which?

    Fortunately, that’s not hard – there’s one number that can tell you which way to play it.

    Learn to “read” it properly and you’ll have a tremendous advantage over most investors, for whom hope is unfortunately a viable investment strategy.

    Here’s the indicator that makes the difference between a “buy” and a “short.”

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