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One of Wall Street’s cardinal sins is a “set it and forget it” mentality. What I mean by that is there’s often a flurry of interest in specific stocks and then….nothing.
That’s too bad because the devil, as they say, is always in the details.
As we have discussed many times here at Total Wealth, you’ve got to check in on what you own periodically to ensure a given stock, bond, or ETF: a) still meets your objectives and risk tolerance, and b) that the reasons you bought it are still valid.
I call this the “ultimate trailing stop” simply because you want to make sure you’re on track not just when you buy something, but every day you own it.
I’ve reviewed thousands of companies over the past 33 years in global markets, but none capture the imagination the way Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. (OTC:EKSO) does.
The tiny exoskeleton maker just reported earnings and, as you might expect, there’s broad-based growth in every metric that matters from revenue, to staffing, to new contracts, overseas expansion. You name it.
But there’s something the media isn’t covering.
Ironically, it’s the single most important factor in what I believe will ultimately be an exceptionally bright future for the company and savvy investors alike.
Here’s why there’s more upside for Ekso than any analyst will tell you.
GoPro Inc. (NasdaqGS:GPRO) continues to defy the odds thanks to a litany of headlines and experts who just “know” the stock is going to rebound.
…Pac Crest says buy the stock despite “session” disappointment – Barrons
…GoPro bounces back on coverage initiation – TheStreet
…GoPro market unlikely to be cannibalized by smartphones – Investor’s Business Daily
And my personal favorite…
…GoPro can recover in 2016 – Stern Agee
Call me crazy, but that’s about as possible as FedEx painting its truck fleet brown.
I think the stock is worth $15 a share…at best.
Here’s what you need to know to line up 50% gains or more.
Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. (OTC:EKSO), our first Human Augmentation recommendation, has drifted lower in recent trading to around $1.05 a share, causing many investors to wonder if the company’s “okay.”
In a word, yes.
The business case is stronger than ever. The company continues to hit many of the milestones I laid out for you as being essential to building the proper base for a successful future even as key competitors including ReWalk Robotics and Cyberdyne, Inc. have delivered double digit losses of 69% and 16% respectively over the same time frame.
I know that’s hard to imagine given that the stock hasn’t taken off yet, but to paraphrase David Carradine’s character in the 1972 television series, Kung Fu, “have patience, grasshopper.”
EKSO is far more stable than the competition and still has the potential to dominate an industry that will grow by 12,627%, from $16.5 million in 2014 to $2.1 billion by 2021 a short six years from now.
Today we’re going to talk about why and, as usual, what it means for your money – including a new development that speaks volumes about why my predictions may ultimately prove conservative.
Here’s why I’m still projecting gains of more than 2,000% in a few years’ time for Ekso Bionics.
We’ve talked about contrarian indicators many times for two simple reasons:
- Because the herd is almost always wrong; and,
- They can be a source of huge wealth for savvy investors.
I’m bringing this up today because I’ve just spotted one of the biggest indicators I’ve seen in years.
What really makes the situation so compelling, though, isn’t just the indicator itself, but who’s creating the opportunity and why.
I’ll give you a hint.
These men and women have always backed the wrong horse, which means by implication that there’s a right horse.
The last time we saw this set up, incidentally, you had the opportunity to beat the broader markets by 6 to 1.
The profit potential is simply enormous.
What’s more, the contrarian indicator I am going to share with you today and the opportunity it creates is tied into not just Energy but also two other Unstoppable Trends that most people wouldn’t expect: Scarcity & Allocation and Demographics.
Saddle up – here’s how to capitalize on the situation.
The markets are quiet right now, even the typically volatile technology sector. But as the saying goes, past is prologue. Recent events surrounding Microsoft Inc. (NYSE:MSFT) presage big investment opportunities to come.
Microsoft’s latest earnings report landed with a resounding thud last week, catching millions of investors by surprise and prompting yet another round of debate about where to invest your “tech” dollars.
The bulls argue this is par for the course given that Microsoft is retrenching while the bears maintain the company has a long way yet to fall.
Thing is…both camps are wrong.
Today we’re going to talk about why and, in keeping with what we do around here, talk about where you can put your money instead. Then, I’m going to share a simple Total Wealth Tactic you can use to maximize your returns.
With a $4 trillion market on the line, it’s information and perspective you won’t want to miss.
Here’s How To Get the Most Bang For Your Tech Bucks
This morning I’ve got a $1,000 piece of useless high tech hardware hanging over my fireplace at home in Oregon.
It used to be a fabulous 50-inch Samsung SmartHub television.
Today I want to tell you a story about what’s happened because it illuminates something critically important when it comes to your money – why you won’t see me recommend a single retail tech stock – save two.
That may strike you as odd given how often we’ve spoken about Technology as one of the six Unstoppable Trends we’re following, but there’s a reason.
Beginning with an experience that may hit close to home for you, too…
Most investors consider themselves fortunate to latch on to one really big trend in their investing lifetime. But imagine what happens when you latch on to two, three, or even four…
… at the same time, with the same investment!
That’s the situation we’ve got right now with one of my favorite Total Wealth recommendations.
Not only is this going to dramatically increase the potential returns I envision, but also it may render them entirely too conservative. And that doesn’t happen very often.
By unleashing a new set of products drawn from their existing research and development that taps into a fourth unstoppable trend. So if the idea of triple-digit potential appeals to you like it does to me, pull up a chair.
What I am about to tell you could reshape labor markets and, in the process, create an entirely new group of millionaires savvy enough to cash in.
Here’s the scoop.
Many investors believe that growth and income are mutually exclusive – that you can’t have one if you want the other. So they don’t give a second thought to high-growth sectors that haven’t traditionally paid out.
It’s one of the costliest mistakes they can make, for the simple reason that the markets change constantly. Think about it for a moment. Just because a sector hasn’t paid dividends in the past and it hasn’t been attractive to income investors, doesn’t mean that it won’t be in the future.
Take, for example, Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) and CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI). At the time I recommended them to Money Map Report subscribers, they were considered by the broader investing community to be staid investments with very little upside – about as exciting as watching paint dry.
My take was quite different.
Despite tremendous increases in regulatory pressure, global growth concerns, and doubts related to the markets themselves, I saw two companies tapped into our Unstoppable Global Trends and, by implication, the higher revenues, higher earnings, and higher stock prices that go with them.
I knew they were getting ready to grow.
The fact that most investors took them for granted was pure gravy, because it meant that the shares were cheap compared to the potential they represented. And now anybody who followed along is glad they did. Altria and CNH Industrial have returned 245% and 142%, respectively. Now I’m seeing history getting ready to repeat itself.
As usual, I’ve identified a few companies that people don’t traditionally think of as income generators to get you started.
Here’s what you need to know.
From the first moment it came to my attention, I’ve been as consistent as I have emphatic – EKSO Bionics Holdings Inc. (OTC:EKSO) is a “buy” despite volatility and price drift in recent months that have given many investors pause for two reasons:
- It’s entirely normal for a company Ekso’s size; and
- The company has continued to expand market share that will ultimately translate into higher earnings and share price.
Now there’s a third.
If you don’t get into the stock now, you could lose the “first mover” advantage that you’ve had so far. Worse, you could miss out on another double – Ekso’s second since I recommended it.
You see, EKSO’s just hit a landmark that tells me the incredible growth potential we’ve had to ourselves won’t be a secret for much longer.
Last October I wrote to you about one of the most exciting and potentially profitable “Unstoppable Trend” of all – Human Augmentation. At the time I noted that the sector will conservatively be worth hundreds of billions of dollars by 2020 because it’s expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 43.52% a year.
I think I may have understated things.
Recent research suggests that we need to move beyond technology to include biological upgrades, too. That means the target market potentially doubles right along with our profit potential.
That’s going to be fabulous for my favorite Human Augmentation recommendation: Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. (OTC:EKSO). It’s returned 25% since I first brought it to your attention last autumn.
But you know what?
It’s also going to be great for the other Human Augmentation companies I highlighted in that very same report.
One of them has recently doubled, while a few others are up two, three, or twelve times the overall return of the S&P 500 this year.
When I began Total Wealth Research, I highlighted six “Unstoppable Trends” – each of which is backed by trillions of dollars – and promised that we’d check in on them from time to time in the pursuit of profits.
Today, I want to keep that promise.
Not only are all the “Unstoppable Trends” fully intact, many are actually getting even stronger. So are the companies we’re tapped into, especially when they’re in sectors being written off by the mainstream investment community.
For instance, I brought Williams Companies Inc. (NYSE:WMB) to your attention on January 7, 2015, as a way of playing the beleaguered energy sector. It’s returned 15.35% since then, or more than triple that of the S&P 500 over the same time frame.
Then there’s Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. (NasdaqGS:KTOS),a small niche defense contractor positioned for huge gains by playing outside the mainstream defense contracting procurement ballpark. It’s returned more than 16% since I called your attention to a re-entry point on January 9.
Kyocera Corp. (NYSE:KYO), the Japanese tech giant I called out on New Year’s Eve as a means of playing the uneven stimulus that’s powering Japanese markets, is up 10.87%.
Thing is, I’m not telling you this to brag. What I want you to understand is that stocks backed by “Unstoppable Trends” have the potential to dramatically outperform the markets.
And that’s why you need to keep every single one of our trends at the top of your mind… so that you can tap into the potential created by trillions of dollars on the move.
Here’s what you need to know about each of our “Unstoppable Trends” today – starting with the biggest opportunity on the planet right now.
What if I told you that a two-millennia old economic pattern is about to reassert itself – and you can profit from not one but two Unstoppable Trends by getting in today?
Better yet, what if pundits were almost universally writing off what I am about to share with you, further clearing the way for savvy investors to enjoy the earliest windfalls and potentially the biggest gains, too?
Much of the media and many of the mainstream investment houses are ignoring this country. The IMF and Morgan Stanley are both forecasting dismal GDP growth in the next few years. Just last month, Bloomberg labeled its markets as being in an “amateur hour” phase.
So why is it that the elite are piling in?
For the same reason I’m telling you that it’ll be a winner – because they know like we do that the hoy-paloi is overlooking some key numbers – not to mention basic history. For 18 of the last 20 centuries, this juggernaut has been the world’s largest economy. And with more than 7% growth last year, it’s outpacing the U.S. to reclaim the title. Again.
What we’re seeing is a seismic shift not just of global power but capital – and that will mean enormous profits for people who see it ahead of time.
Analysts are getting it wrong. Now you can profit before they have time to wake up.
Here’s what’s really going in in the world’s fastest-growing economy.
New reports from the likes of the IMF and McKinsey hypothesize that global growth rates will drop by 40% or more over the next half century. The growth-killers they point to are an overabundance of debt, unequal wealth distribution, and an aging population.
Don’t fall for it.
For one thing, people have been calling for the end of things since, well, the beginning of things. The Internet and mass media merely magnify the rhetoric and give the legion of doomsayers a platform and make them harder for individual investors to ignore.
While we’re at it, let me remind you that this is the same crowd calling for the end of the financial universe as we knew it in March 2009… right before the S&P 500 took off on a 180% run higher. I sure hope none of you decided to sit that one out.
For another thing, every great crisis is, in fact, a realignment of opportunity. Weaker players get weeded out, stronger players consolidate their market share, and profits mount.
This is especially true when you understand why AND what one of the single most powerful Unstoppable Trends of all means for your money – Technology.
We’re going to talk about that today and share my take on an $8 stock with the potential to set you up for profits perfectly.
First, here’s the secret growth “engine” the doom-and-gloomers are missing.
I’m getting quite a few questions lately regarding one my favorite companies, Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. (OTC:EKSO).
As you know, the company is tied into one of the most dynamic Total Wealth Trends of all – and potentially the most profitable, too – Human Augmentation.
So I thought we’d revisit EKSO and, in the process, update some of the interesting stuff that’s going on.
But first, I owe you an apology.
I totally underestimated the company’s potential.
Let me show you why – and my new price per share.