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.
Sep 16, 2015
Sep 14, 2015
Entirely too many investors lurch from one stock to another in a desperate search for higher returns. While a precious few get lucky, the majority doom themselves to abysmal returns.
Wall Street, of course, loves this, because this kind of behavior generates huge commissions and gives professional traders a self-replenishing source of fuel… your money.
Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Today we’re going to talk about what you need to know about a special class of investments that’s been shown to account as much as 90% of total market returns over the last century.
They’re beaten down, ideal for anyone who’s been burned by the latest dot.bomber or media darling and one of the most sensible investments you can make today.
Best of all, they pay you cold hard cash while requiring almost none of your time to manage, making them a perfect choice even if there’s more volatility ahead.
Here’s a time-tested way to put your investment money to work during turbulent times.
Sep 10, 2015
Tuesday—A Chinese businessman paid $2.35 million to eat lunch with Warren Buffett. Despite the steep price, Zhang Li said the advice he received from the billionaire superinvestor was worth every penny. Li, who calls himself Andy, had the winning bid …
Sep 10, 2015
The likelihood of picking the best performing stock in the S&P 500 every trading day-248 of them-this year makes winning the lottery seem like a sure thing. Nonetheless, if you did it in 2014, you could have made yourself a …
Sep 10, 2015
Exchange-traded funds – ETFs for short – are billed as among the most investor-friendly products ever created, thanks to low fees, intra-day pricing, and unprecedented flexibility versus the mutual funds they’ve ostensibly “replaced.”
In reality, ETFs are yet another Wall Street creation designed to separate you from your money.
Proponents will undoubtedly cry foul as will many Wall Street professionals when they read this. That’s understandable – they’ve got a lot to lose. According to Morningstar, there are more than 1,400 ETFs trading in U.S. markets, holding an estimated $3 trillion in assets. In 2005 that figure stood at $300 billion. In 1990 it stood at nothing.
We’re going to talk about why that’s the case today and, of course, four key takeaways every ETF investor should understand.
Don’t get me wrong – ETFs aren’t a landmine if you understand how to use them, as I’m about to show this month’s Money Map Report readers.
hance, to paraphrase Louis Pasteur, favors the prepared mind…
…to which I’ll add “especially when it comes to profits.”
Fatih Birol thinks energy investing stinks.
Never heard of him? A Turkish economist and Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, he’s the Bill Gross of Energy. And, like Bill Gross was in 2011 when he predicted interest rates were going to surge and completely exited the Treasury market in a move that cost investors hundreds of millions, he’s just as wrong.
To hear Birol tell it, energy investments are going to be a disaster. Speaking in Paris this past July, he observed that there may be as much as $1 trillion of energy investments and $280 billion in natural gas investments that are “uneconomic” if governments around the world successfully limit global warming to 2C.
Evidently he’s never heard about the Unstoppable Trend we call Scarcity & Allocation.
Today we’re going to talk about what Birol – like a lot of investors at the moment – is missing and what it means for your money. Then, I’m going to give you my take on one of the best energy companies you can buy… at any price.
With more than $1 trillion on the line and up for grabs, it’s potentially very profitable information you won’t want to miss.
Here’s what you need to know before everybody else wakes up.
Conventional wisdom at the moment says that China’s coming unglued and that the country’s stock markets pose a grave danger to global investors. It’s communist, it’s a Ponzi scheme, it’s ruled by insiders, it’s leveraged up to its eyeballs, ghost cities… all the usual tired old arguments are being rolled out as if they’re somehow new again.
In reality, the real risk isn’t being reported. In fact, it’s not even being talked about.
I want to focus on this disconnect today, because the China-bashing crowd is right about one thing – that country’s current challenges definitely affect your money.
Just not the way most people think.
Here’s what you need to know about China to properly (and profitably) position your portfolio.
Aug 31, 2015
On the heels of Monday’s vicious 1,000+ point “dip” and Wednesday’s subsequent 619 point “rip ” higher, many investors are asking one question – will the rally stick?
The media certainly seems to think so:
…Relief Descends on US Stock Market with Best Rally Since 2011 – Bloomberg
…Dow, S&P Enjoy Biggest Percentage Gains in Four Years – MarketWatch
…Chinese Stock Index Jumps 5.3% as Asian Stocks Rise – Yahoo!Finance
I’m not so sure.
I say that because the answer depends on a question nobody’s asking.
Today I’m going to tell you what that question is and why it’s so very important. Then, I want to spend a moment putting current conditions in perspective. And, as always, I’m going to do my best to give you a playbook for profits no matter what happens next.
Let’s uncover some answers together.
Aug 26, 2015
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