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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.
Today’s column will contain some of the most valuable investing advice you’ll ever read.
But be forewarned. You won’t see this anywhere else.
What I have to say is direct… blunt even.
I’ve chosen to publish this column today because I want every investor who reads it to have a fighting chance in the months ahead, at a time when the headlines are hopelessly negative and running for the hills seems like a prudent thing to do.
Not 1 in 1 million investors will come to terms with today’s message, which is too bad, considering how much wealth will be created by those few – like you – who do.
Mar 09, 2019
There’s a lot of discussion at the moment about which way the markets are going to go from here. Some of it’s good, but frankly, a lot of it’s bad.
Like that’s a shock!!??
The media loves negative stories because that’s how they keep you hooked and emotionally off-guard. Wall Street, of course, plays along because they know negative headlines make it easier to separate you from your retirement.
The other thing to think about is that they’re playing “catch up,” whereas we’re often months ahead of developments they’re only just getting around to reporting.
Like for example, the possibility of short-term market turbulence but higher prices ahead… that’s the latest from Wells Fargo’s Christopher Harvey who’s a noted bear and seconded by Merrill Lynch’s Stephen Suttmeier – both as reported by CNBC earlier this week. Or Bloomberg’s report that JPMorgan analyst Stephen Tusa now considers the $6 target he’s got on General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) to be “generous.”
Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL)’s pivot, meanwhile, is beginning to draw attention for the reasons we laid out more than a year ago when I first told you about why services could double that stock’s value. Tesla Inc. (NasdaqGS:TSLA)’s in trouble…
You get the idea.
Anyway, the reason I am bringing all this up is not to take a victory lap.
There are four big profit-robbing mistakes investors are making at the moment – and want to make sure you’re not among ’em.
Mar 02, 2019
Many investors think of investing as something very difficult… something like a wild ride.
Only it doesn’t have to be that way.
Investing can and should be a smooth process.
I know the headlines are challenging.
Just this past week, for example, we’ve had the President meeting with North Korean’s Kim Jong Un in Vietnam, more stuff to digest on the Chinese trade talks, Fed Chair Jerome Powell on Capitol Hill, and former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen speaking to the House Committee.
And that’s not even including earnings which continue to be firmly split between companies with the pricing power needed to maintain profits and those that don’t have it!!
Still, the big stuff is important. I don’t want to make light of the concerns you and I have about the world we live in and how those things impact our money.
Here’s the thing.
You cannot invest blindly any more than you can drive down the street with your eyes closed.
I use big picture headlines as a frame of reference. Nothing more than that.
I want to know how, why, and when they’ll impact the financial strategies I use to uncover and share the world’s best investment opportunities with you.
And, I ask three simple and very powerful questions that help me make that determination.
Here’s what they are:
Chinese stocks have been absolutely clobbered over the past year by nervous investors who fear the worst from Chinese trade talks.
I can’t think of a worse – or potentially more expensive – mistake.
A deal is imminent.
That means you want to plan for the best and, not to mention, all the profit potential you can handle.
The stocks I want to tell you about today have excellent fundamentals, terrific growth, and preferred status with China’s ruling elite. They are “global challengers” in the truest sense of the word.
Feb 23, 2019
Bull or bear?
I’m asked frequently about which way the market is headed next.
Frankly, I could make the case for either in a New York Minute.
But, here’s the thing.
Bull or bear really doesn’t matter… being profitable does.
You can make money no matter which way the markets are moving, as long as they’re moving.
The key, as always and of course, is making sure your money is lined up with the biggest, best, and most powerful undercurrents… the stuff you see on “page 12,” not “page 1” – meaning in the headlines.
That’s not always easy to do…
… unless you know what to look for.
I admit to being a huge Elon Musk fan.
Not only do I think he’s is one of the single most creative executives in history, but Musk shows remarkably prescient insight and determination at a time when the world needs his kind of thinking.
It’s his online antics that I have trouble with.
I wouldn’t care if he wanted to destroy his own company, but Musk risks cratering the hopes and dreams of millions of retirees… people who cannot afford to get burned.
My job is to make sure you’re not among ’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.
Feb 16, 2019
I’ve been snowed in for the past five days, but don’t think for a minute that I haven’t been closely watching the world’s financial markets!
In fact, I’ve been watching more closely than usual.
The major indices have all rallied on news that there may be progress on Chinese trade talks and that there appears to be a tentative agreement that would prevent another government shutdown (as I type).
We’ve been here before, which is why I want to talk for a few minutes about the best move you can make…
Feb 15, 2019
Opinions on Tesla Inc. (NasdaqGS:TSLA) are like bellybuttons in that everybody has one.
Proponents think the company’s stock will go to the moon. Detractors think it’ll crumble like a stale cookie.
I don’t know and, frankly, don’t care.
But ask who’s going to make a pile of money?
You’ve probably heard the news.
…Stocks rally with shutdown-averting deal in reach ~ Bloomberg
…Dow jumps on tentative deal to avoid government shutdown ~ CNBC
…Stocks Surge on US-China Trade Talks, tentative budget deal ~ Fox Business
It doesn’t say “For Now” at the end.
We’ve been here before so many times that the premise is almost laughable. Today’s politicians are interested in only one thing … getting re-elected.
Sep 15, 2018
Hurricane Florence crashed into the Carolinas this past Thursday with heavy rain and winds rocking the coastal lowlands that were so much a part of my college summers.
The situation is clearly devastating and very dangerous to everyone involved, which is why I find myself thinking about – hoping – that the loss of life and property isn’t overwhelming.
Still, events like this can be “investable,” which is why I want to focus on a question from Ronald B. asking if there’s anything “we can do” to invest in the “wake” of storms like this one.
Apr 07, 2018
This week’s wild trading has many investors on edge and, as you might expect, I’ve received a blizzard of questions asking everything from “Will our financial system survive this” to simply “What do I do now?”
I’ll do my best to answer every single one of ’em, but for now let’s concentrate on a few of the most commonly asked (and important) ones.
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.