Editor’s Note: As Chief Investment Strategist of Total Wealth, Shah 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.
Nov 26, 2021
What if I told you the cryptocurrency craze – inflated by U.S. investors, traders, speculators, and especially by world punters – is just one immense bubble that’s going to burst?
Would you believe me?
What if I convinced you this bubble is real – and that it’s going to pop? Would you then believe me if I told you that this implosion in cryptocurrencies will cause the stock market to crash, too?
Well, let me convince you of the former so I can make you see the risks of the latter.
From where I sit in New York City, the nights are getting colder and colder. I know I’m not the only one who’s cranking up their thermostat – and that got me thinking…
As winter draws ever nearer, oil and gas prices will soar. And I have just the right play for you.
Nov 22, 2021
It’s time I roll out some of my favorite consumer spending plays.
Because, if you haven’t noticed, the surge of inflation in the US last month hasn’t slowed consumer spending. US households are still flush with the $2.5 trillion in savings amassed during the pandemic. Mix that with pent-up consumer demand, and you create the perfect storm.
Sales are 21% higher than before COVID, as Americans spend more on anything and everything, from electronics to furniture to building materials.
Ever wondered how credit card companies make money?
They have many revenue streams, but there is one that retailers have been rallying against for years: payment fees. For every purchase you make with a credit card, the card company takes a cut to the tune of 0.5% of your total purchase.
Which doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you add up the thousands of dollars spent every day on credit cards, that 0.5% cuts deep into retailer earnings – and Amazon Inc (Nasdaq: AMZN) decided it won’t stand for it any longer.
In today’s video, I’m telling you what this means for you, and I’ll give you four new plays to go with it.
Moderna Inc. (Nasdaq: MRNA) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) were two of the big stars of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
But those two biotechs – and other players like Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) – are scrambling to find that “Next Big Thing” to stay relevant, or get hot again, in the post-peak-pandemic world.
But I’m here to deliver some very bad news: None of these three are going to pull this off.
Nov 16, 2021
For many pot stocks, it has been a rough year.
Prices have been sliding further and further south as interest waned and legalization efforts stalled out, but now the movement has fresh gust of wind in its sails.
There is Republican backed bill on the floor of Congress right now looking legalize marijuana in all 50 states. This fantastic news has already caused a pop in the pot stock market, one that I suspect will continue well after this law passes.
Nov 15, 2021
Big news made it to my desk at the end of last week. Republican congresswoman Nancy Mace is spearheading a new marijuana legalization bill.
A Republican-backed legalization effort would be incredible for cannabis stocks across the board, so I’ve been monitoring the markets since last Thursday’s announcements for profitable targets.
The bill reportedly seeks to treat cannabis similarly to alcohol: legalize and impose relatively low excise taxes and marijuana sales. This would put wind in the sails of almost all pot stocks, but Tilray Inc (TLRY) and Aurora Cannabis Inc(ACB) are the two that have caught my eye.
In the two days it has been on the markets, this new car company’s stock has grown well over $100 a share.
The company itself? Well, it’s been given a market cap of $121 billion. That is almost double the value of vehicle manufacture veteran Ford Motors, and Ford’s been on the markets since 1984.
Right out the gate, this company has climbed higher in two days than Ford could in 37 years, but I don’t want you to jump in on this trend blindly.
Nov 11, 2021
The Metaverse is here.
Grounded in the Greek word meta, meaning after or beyond, this burgeoning synthetic universe, once cyberpunk fantasy, cannot be denied. It just doesn’t look anything like Neal Stephenson described in his seminal work Snow Crash just yet.
But one day… It just might.
Facebook, or should I say Meta Platforms Inc (Nasdaq: FB), hasn’t been shy these last few weeks.
After the Wall Street Journal released “The Facebook Files” and threw FB into another scandal, a rebrand and a new tech trend were just what this company needed to have a fresh start on the markets.
Droves of investors bought in, but they are blind to an even better opportunity that metaverse presents.
Virtual reality is on the horizon. It just hasn’t been built yet, and it will be the companies constructing the metaverse that will be the real winners. In today’s video, I’m giving you details about one such company.
Nov 08, 2021
Good or bad, every earnings report comes with an opportunity for people like us.
Now that earnings season is here, companies are being hit left and right as nervous nellies pack up their bags and abandon their positions, or even the market entirely. That gives us the chance to take up their mantel or play on their fears.
That’s why I’ll have my eyes trained on Airbnb Inc (ABNB) this week.
Nov 05, 2021
Rivian… A new electric vehicle (EV) company that’s been making waves in the news this week after Amazon.com Inc (Nasdaq: AMZN) revealed tremendous support for the company.
AMZN already has a 20% stake in Rivian Automotive, turning it into a meme stock before it even goes public. Analysts are expecting the IPO stock price to be $57 to $62
And that’s got me skeptical about this stock’s quality.
Just because China Evergrande Group made an $83.5 million bond interest payment on October 23 – at the last possible minute under a 30-day grace period – doesn’t mean it’s out of the woods.
The giant property developer, once a Fortune Global 500 company, has $305 billion in outstanding debt, $500 million in interest due by the end of this year, and no money to pay it off. Its back is up again a wall – the $60 trillion Chinese residential property sector – and that wall is leaning back.
If Evergrande defaults on its debt and is forced into bankruptcy, the great wall of residential property in China will collapse the country’s economy and contagion will hammer the global stock markets.
COP26, a United Nations Climate Conference, is underway in Scotland and it’s not looking good for clean energy hopefuls that expected this summit to be a massive pop for green stocks.
The two of the biggest polluters on the planet, China and Russia, have refused to attend which means one thing for us…
Nov 01, 2021
We are entering a new era.
Every company is short on labor and the workers they do have are unionizing to demand higher wages, which has created a surge in employer compensation costs in key industries.
We’ve already seen the effects of this in docks and warehouses across the US, with the Transportation Department teaming up with California ports to prevent future snarls by pumping $5 billion into the industry.