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Editor’s Note: As Chief Investment Strategist of Total Wealth, Keith believes in making his track record of recommendations easily accessible to all readers within seconds – and that’s why he’s compiled an Archives page. Here you’ll find links to every Total Wealth article Keith has published since Total Wealth’s creation on October 2, 2014, posted in reverse chronological order.

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  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Aug 16, 2017
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    How to Play Detroit’s Chinese Connection

    Western investors reacted with outright derision and plenty of skepticism when news broke this week that one or more Chinese automakers are considering bids for Detroit’s Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE:FCAU).

    What they don’t realize is that not only is a deal like this absolutely possible, it’s highly probable.

    And, imminent.

    Which means the time to make your move is now.

    Many investors are simply incredulous. I’ve spoken with tens of thousands of them over the years who cannot grasp the enormous financial implications associated with China’s emergence as a global power.

    In some cases, they don’t want to acknowledge that China truly has global aspirations.

    Most of the time, though, I find they simply cannot process the notion that somebody may have a bigger, more profitable vision of the future than they do – especially when it comes to an industry we pioneered.

    However, they better get used to the idea… Chinese automakers are a logical partner.

    In fact, they may be the only partner.

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Aug 11, 2017
    How to Defend Your Money (Against North Korea)

    He’s baaaaack…

    Technically speaking, Kim Jung Un never left; he just started launching missiles.

    Missiles capable of carrying miniaturized nuclear warheads, according to various sources.

    Obviously, that’s a BIG problem.

    So far the markets have taken this in stride, but traders finally let jitters get the best of them yesterday.

    That’s why “safe-assets” like gold and the Swiss Franc rallied against the dollar as a result while the S&P 500, the Dow and the Nasdaq all fell.

    As you might imagine, I’m getting lots of questions about what the brash young leader’s nuclear aspirations could mean for your money.

    And, of course, how to play the situation for safety and profits.

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Aug 09, 2017
    When it Comes to Amazon, I Couldn’t Disagree More with David Stockman…

    Reagan-era Budget Director David Stockman rocked markets Monday with a note to clients calling Amazon.com Inc. (NasdaqGS:AMZN) a bubble, saying the company is “set for a spectacular collapse.”

    Then he went on to say that a tech crash is “imminent” and that the company most at risk is Amazon because it hasn’t invented anything “explosively new like the iPhone or personal computer.”

    Precisely.

    Amazon is not a Reagan-era company, so measuring it today using criteria that applied 35 years ago completely misses the point, not to mention the profit potential.

    Stockman has obviously had a long and distinguished career and I respect his analysis. But I cannot disagree more vehemently when it comes to Amazon.

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 23, 2017
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    How Uber’s Disaster Impacts Your Portfolio

    Many investors think that what’s happening with Uber can’t or won’t impact their portfolio because it’s a private company.

    Think again.

    Uber’s ongoing train wreck will have a material impact on your money in ways that most investors won’t expect.

    Especially when it comes to my favorite subject.

    Profits.

    What’s happening with Uber is pretty straightforward, and proof positive that we’ve been on the right track all along.

    The company is a classic disruptor that’s gotten where it is today by stomping all over anybody who got in its way – from regulators to competitors to customers.

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 21, 2017
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    One Simple Trade to Profit from the Amazon/Whole Foods Deal

    I made you some very specific promises when I started Total Wealth. Not only would we cover specific trading ideas and big trends, but we’d also dive into the specific tactics needed to maximize your wealth.

    Today I’m going to keep that promise with a look at one way to trade Amazon.com Inc. (NasdaqGS:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market Inc. (NasdaqGS:WFM) right now using a Total Wealth Tactic I know you’ll love as much as I do.

    What I really like about this trade is that it’s easy to understand and even easier to implement. And, it has the potential to profit no matter whether the markets go up, down, or simply sideways.

    Best of all, though, there’s $1 trillion up for grabs.

    Here’s what you need to know.

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 02, 2017
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    How to Play the Retail “Ice Age”

    The images I’m about to share with you today are upsetting.  

    To be honest, I find them downright disturbing. But if you’re planning to invest even a single dollar this year, you’ve got to see them…

    …and invest accordingly – or risk losing it all, like most others will.

    Click here.

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald May 26, 2017
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    One Conversation Changed My Investment Philosophy Forever

    Hopefully, like me, you’ve got one foot out the door on the way to Memorial Day festivities. Knowing that’s the case, I don’t want to be the person who ruins your weekend especially with all the pessimism that’s running rampant on the Internet and in the headlines.

    Instead, what I want to do is share some of the most valuable investment advice I ever received.

    Just thinking about what a difference it’s made in my life is putting a smile on my face as I write. That’s because I’m optimistic that it will have the same impact in yours.

    Today’s column will contain some of the most valuable investing advice you’ll ever read.

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald May 12, 2017
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    The Next Six Months Will Be Critical For Your Money (And Snapchat)

    Yesterday’s conversation during the ride home yesterday was about as damning an indictment of investment potential as I’ve ever heard…

    Do you use branded filters?

    …No.

    What’s your favorite company?

    …Huh?

    Which of the highlighted stories do you read regularly?

    …None.

    Let me tell you why this conversation is so relevant to your money.

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald May 03, 2017
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    The Real Reason Tesla Stock Keeps Going Up Has Nothing to Do with Cars

    Tesla stock hit another new record high Monday… up a staggering 1,200% since the company went public in 2010.

    Still, the bears can’t give up – not the least of whom is legendary hedge fund manager, David Einhorn, who roars that the stuck is in a bubble and on the verge of crashing.

    I can’t blame him. I’d be bearish, too, if I were the “Mayor of Shortsville” and talking my own book… and if I thought Tesla was a car company.

    Tesla’s got a secret.

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Apr 21, 2017
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    Three Iconic Stocks That Will Torch Your Portfolio

    Peter Lynch achieved rock star status in the 1980s when he ran the Fidelity Magellan Fund. So much so that an estimated 1 in 100 Americans invested at the time based on a very simple premise driving his work, “invest in what you know.”

    It’s a common-sense mantra that still resonates with millions of folks today who think they’re going to get ahead of Wall Street by doing nothing more sophisticated than buying an “iconic brand” they’ve encountered in their lives.

    Problem is… being iconic isn’t good enough in today’s markets.

    Here’s a list of three “iconic” stocks you do not want in your portfolio.

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Apr 20, 2017
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    What to Do If You’re Worried about North Korea

    One of the world’s most problematic nations is on its deathbed.

    Just don’t tell Kim Jung Un that. The brash young North Korean leader apparently thinks things are great and has no problem rattling sabers around the world to prove his point.

    Complicating matters, there seems to be an ongoing narrative in the mainstream financial media that “nobody’d better talk about the possibility of thermonuclear war” lest it become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    I’m hard pressed to think of anything more dangerous for your money which is why I want to talk about what you need to do right now… before the shooting starts.

    Here’s what to do if you’re worried about North Korea

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Apr 14, 2017
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    How to Handle a Problem Most Investors Would Love to Have

    I received an important question last week from Margaret who, at 81-years young, has a problem most members of the Total Wealth Family would love to have.

    No, scratch that… a problem I am going to do my very best to make sure you have.

    Here’s what you need to know.

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Apr 12, 2017
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    What Really Went on in Mar-a-Lago… And How to Profit from It

    “…but Trump hates China??!!”

    That was my friend Jack, who couldn’t fathom that last week’s historic meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and United States President Donald J. Trump didn’t end in a diplomatic donnybrook.

    Like many investors who expected the gloves to come off, he’s wondering what gives and what this means for his money.

    I’ve got a few answers and I think you’re going to be very excited by what I have to say about where to position your money next, especially if you “missed” Amazon.

    Here’s what you need to know.

  • Total Wealth Staff Apr 12, 2017
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    It’s Time to Rethink the Trump Trade

    Trump’s legislative schedule has been put on pause, the market’s post-election rally has paused with it, and investors should practice cautious optimism while the President works to get his agenda back on track. As Keith says on Varney & Co., “This is a ‘show and tell’ market – I need to be shown now.”

  • Total Wealth Staff Apr 10, 2017
    The Timeline for Tax Cuts This Year

    Markets have come up sharply since the election on the hope that it would not be “business as usual” in Washington, but as Keith points out on Varney & Co., delays in tax reform look an awful lot like it. How does Keith see the markets responding, and what does it all mean for your money? Watch his full commentary here.

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