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Jul 20, 2021
The only thing more American than apple pie – at least in my opinion – is corn. Not only is this a dinner-time staple during summer cookouts, but it’s a great alternative sweetener, alternative fuel, and alternative plastic. It’s experienced …
Jul 16, 2021
In addition to two buys and a strategic hold, I have an exclusive play for you in today’s BS.H. If you’ve been watching the Russell 2000, you may have seen it go sideways in the last few days…
Suddenly, it’s taken a dip, and if that trend continues, you could rake in major profits with this stock play.
Jul 15, 2021
If you live in the U.S., there is a very good chance that you’ve got a friend named Dave.
Heck, you could be a Dave yourself.
As recently as March of this year, David was the sixth-most-common name in America.
There are approximately 3.56 million “Daves” in the U.S. alone, and a brand-new fintech start-up just added one more that’s reportedly worth – wait for it – $4 billion.
Founder and entrepreneur Jason Wilk, thinking to himself that, “everyone’s got a friend named Dave, right?” created the company Dave Inc. Simply referred to as Dave or dave.com, the company got its start back in 2016 marketing itself as a “friend” you could turn to for a small loan to bump up your balances and to avoid pesky overdraft fees – which average at $38 a pop if you happen to tip too much on a debit card or mistime a direct deposit.
Now, this is a sound concept for a company and fintech is a lucrative space to be in, but that’s not the only reason this particular Dave is grabbing headlines right now. Dave agreed to merge into the recently IPO’d VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III (NYSE: VPCC), which valued Dave at that whopping $4 billion.
VPC Impact is one of the so-called “blank-check companies” you’ve probably been reading a lot about lately. More specifically, it’s a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Special Purpose Acquisition Company, or SPAC, that offers individual investors opportunities to buy into startup ventures.
VPCC – soon to be Dave – is generating a lot of SPAC buzz.
To gauge whether it deserves the press it’s getting, let’s a quick overview of what the company has to offer. Like I said before, Dave’s main objective is to keep you out of overdraft territory and keep your hard-earned money in your pockets, not in the wallets of big banks, but that’s not all it does…
A few weeks back, I welcomed you into the Fractional Shares Revolution, giving seven historically bank-breaking stock picks that you can invest in for the same price as a gallon of gas, or even less.
Today, I’ve got another wealth-building opportunity for you to take to the bank that’ll only cost you $100… or $50… or maybe even $20 or less. And with this opportunity that I have for you today trading over $4,000 per share. That’s an incredible discount that you don’t want to miss out on.
Whatever money you can spare to invest in yourself right now, you can use it to buy the entire stock market and I’ll show you how.
Every week, I am blown away by the quality stocks you send me. There are five stocks that I review in today’s video – four of which are fantastic buys, but one stood out from the rest.
When I recorded this BS.H, the S&P 500 was down around 30 points, the Dow dove around 250 points. That would be worrying news for any stock, yet this tech stock shot up 5% and continually proves its profitability to investors despite only just going public in March of this year.
Jul 08, 2021
BuzzFeed may have gotten its start as the creator of the quizzes, pop-culture lists, and the “greatest of all time” fascination stories that live at the bottom of the websites we all visit.
But here’s the thing: those superfluous beginnings are now part of its past and the company is quickly emerging as one of the very top digital media brands among the Millennial and Gen-Z crowds – who’ve leapfrogged the Boomers to become the biggest combined population group in America today.
BuzzFeed is now a real-deal digital media company, with properties that include the Huffington Post, product lines that include kitchenware and partnerships that include the Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
That’s all translating into zooming growth for the company – revenue will expand at a compound annual rate of 25% over the next five years – and a potentially great trade for us.
And this opportunity is due in large part to something I refer to as a “Pre-IPO” opportunity or, in the lexicon of finance, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
Today, I want to give you a quick SPAC primer, who you want to focus on and what to ignore, and then give you a rundown on my BuzzFeed trade – thanks to a SPAC that IPO’d back in January.
This one has me excited – for a couple reasons.
First, we’re going to tackle this one in a way that gives you a shot at all the upside (and believe me, there’s a lot of upside potential here). And there’s a way to stroll away from the trade virtually unscathed if it doesn’t surge the way we want it to.
Second, and more important, I’m going to introduce you to a strategy that will bring you a steady stream of opportunities like this. And this strategy will let you invest in these pre-IPO deals – and trade them, as well.
Holiday-shortened weeks are typically characterized by lower volume and higher volatility. That can cause some pretty hefty price swings…
Which is a great set up for some quick profits!
You’ll notice something different in today’s BS.H.
I’m in Baltimore – finishing up some exciting research, which you’ll hear about in the coming days.
But in the meantime, I want you to focus on four plays to make before kicking back for the holiday weekend.
Let me make it really simple for you…
You should be more afraid of missing the continuing bull market in stocks than of a little (or a lot) of inflation.
Inflation speculation is dominating the news. And it’s here. That’s not something I think, it’s something I know. You know it, too. And you know that more is coming
But the U.S. Federal Reserve can’t say that. In fact, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s been saying the inflation we’re seeing is “transitory” and that after supply-chain issues are resolved – and plants and producers get back into gear – supply will catch up with demand and inflation will disappear.
Don’t buy that inflated pipedream.
Inflation will rise; but the Fed also, despite what everyone else is saying right now, won’t start using quick and steep rate brakes.
You know why?
Because they can’t.
And if you listen to the media here, you’ll miss out on a huge leg up in the markets this summer.
Here’s what’s really going on, why the central bank chairman is saying what he’s saying, why some Fed Regional Bank presidents are saying something else, exactly what the Fed’s going to do, and most importantly, why you should pay attention to that fear-of-missing-out (FOMO) feeling in your gut.…
Jun 30, 2021
Total Wealth is Shah Gilani’s three-times-a-week newsletter where he shows you how Wall Street’s high-stakes game is really played – and how to win it. Whether you’ve been trading for a week or several years, chances are you’ve found yourself …
This week, I’ve got a stellar buy for you up my sleeve. Not only would buying this retailer get you in on the ground floor of a new upstart primed for success, it will also line you up to profit on what could be another short-squeeze.
30% of this stock’s floating shares have be shorted… and that spells opportunity for you and me.
Just click the video below to learn more.
I got some incredible submissions you wanted me to comment on in this week’s BS.H. Keep them coming and drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great weekend, folks.
When Robinhood Markets Inc. launched its trading app back in early 2015, it had a customer “waitlist” of about 700,000 investors.
It had a user list of 10 million in 2019, 13 million last year, and an estimated 20 million in January when the zero-commission-trading pioneer found itself at the center of Reddit’s r/WallStreetBets (WSB) battle against big hedge funds.
Last August, Charles Schwab had 12.5 million active accounts – making it the biggest discount broker in America. By the end of February – after the WSB GameStop (NYSE:GME) short squeeze stunned investors – that number had nearly tripled to 30 million. That’s a 140% increase in active users in just seven months.
Take the time to tally the user accounts at the top six brokerages and you’ll discover there are more than 100 million active retail traders – enough to change the way the stock market functions.
Enough to start a revolution.
But every revolution needs a spark, an ignitor to set it off.
And that spark was something the “experts” refer to as “micro-investing” or “slices” (in fact¸ you may even have seen the “slices” TV ad campaign where Schwab tells you to “own your tomorrow.”)
But I see something bigger… They’re not “slices” or “micro-investments.” They’re fractional shares.
Welcome to the “Fractional Shares Revolution.”
Talk about bringing power to the people.
It’s a way to invest in a stock like Tesla Inc. (NasdaqGS:TSLA) – recent price $650 a share – for the price of a Big Mac, a Starbucks Latte, or a tank of gas.
More important, this fractional-shares strategy is a starting point … a way of mobilizing you.
It’s a path that starts with a few dollars. And if keep snagging those fractional shares, even with spare change, it can end wherever you want – with tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even a million dollars of your own.
In this special report, I’m going to tell you why this is truly a “revolution.” I’m going to demonstrate how a fractional-share strategy can work. And I’m going to give you the “Seven Fractional Shares to Buy Now.”
Buy them. Add to your positions as you see fit.
And watch your wealth grow.
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.