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On the heels of yet more lackluster economic data, Apple’s widely scrutinized miss, and ahead of yet another of Team Yellen’s cheerleading sessions Thursday, many investors are understandably nervous about what happens next in the stock market.
That’s totally understandable but I want to let you in on a little secret… achieving higher returns is easier than you think.
All you need is the right portfolio structure.
There’s no question that having the right stock picks is important but it’s not the “do all end all” many investors think, and that’s what we’re going to talk about today.
Sadly, most folks are completely blind to the potential so they leave a lot of money on the table that could be – rather bluntly – in their pockets. Heck, in your pockets.
As always, I’ve got a recommendation for you that makes an ideal cornerstone investment for any investor interested in both the truth and higher returns.
Stop leaving money on the table today.
When I started Total Wealth, I promised you that I would show you how to make money in all market conditions – both good and bad. And, as part of that, I told you I would help you find opportunity in companies that are going up…and down.
Today I want to keep that promise with a look at a gaming company that could be your most profitable short to date. That’s not a statement I make lightly either considering what we’ve accomplished so far.
In 2015, for example, I pinpointed a handful of companies ready to collapse and told you how to play them to the tune of some terrific double digit profits even as other investors were left wondering what hit them. Examples include: 57.36% from Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE:SHAK), 35.75% from Zoe’s Kitchen Inc. (NYSE:ZOES), 41.43% from Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) and 41.21% in just the last three months of 2015 alone as GoPro Inc. (NYSE:GPRO) went from hero to zero in the eyes of the investing public.
Now it’s time to do go after another overinflated, overvalued company. Only this time the potential could be even bigger because it’s out of touch with the technological changes that threaten its existence.
Here’s your most promising shorting opportunity of 2016 so far.
The Dow and the S&P 500 are up more than 4% in the past month and millions of investors are finally gathering up the confidence to tippy-toe back into the markets. But, problem is, they have no idea where to start.
Thankfully, you don’t have that problem – you’re here and that gives you a huge advantage.
Sometimes, though, that’s not enough.
Good counsel is absolutely vital when it comes to building Total Wealth.
But how do you find the right financial professional from amongst tens of thousands?
That’s what we’re going to talk about today.
James Altucher thinks 401k retirement plans are scams.
In a video that went viral after being posted last year on Business Insider, the 48-year old hedge fund manager, entrepreneur and best-selling author says that “I honestly think that you should just take your money out of 401ks.”
He lists three. You’ll have no idea what’s happening to your money when it’s tied up in a 401k. You won’t be able to touch it for years, maybe even decades, without paying a penalty. And, his most serious condemnation: “I mean, the average 401 k, they won’t really tell you this, probably returns maybe 0.5% a year.”
Many investors really start to study the markets this time of year in an effort to divine what’s next for global markets and, by implication, their portfolios. Corporate earnings, jobless statistics, and the latest Fed machinations all play into the mix.
But I prefer to simply head for some of the world’s top steak houses like Bobby Van’s in New York, the Hawksmoor in London, or the CHAR Bar & Grill overlooking the Bund in Shanghai – all of which are known haunts for global traders anxious to blow off some steam and have a fabulous meal.
Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney is as smart as they come, which is why I wasn’t surprised in the least that he cut right to the chase Monday morning, asking me within seconds of the market opening:
“What specific strategies can our viewers use to make a lot of money really fast in today’s markets?”
Two things, I replied.
We’ve talked a lot about why you want to pay attention to what Wall Street does, not what it says. Today we’re going to tackle that subject again.
Because you’ve got another king-sized opportunity on your hands, or at least that’s what one analyst wants you to think.
Before I tell you what it is, though, I have to begin with a story that sets the stage. So grab a cup of your favorite libation and take a seat.
What you do next has a direct impact on your financial future…
When I started Total Wealth I promised you that we’d not only cover the top money making opportunities of our time, but also the trades, tips, and tactics needed to maximize your wealth.
Today I want to keep that promise with a look at the Lowball Order.
We’ve talked about lowball orders before. But now, with the markets dancing around new highs and the Fed making noises about a rate hike in December, I think it’s a great time to revisit the subject.
This is a discussion you don’t want to miss because lowball orders are one of the simplest, yet most powerful Total Wealth Tactics available to individual investors today. Plus, they’re a great equalizer.
What I mean by that is you can use lowball orders to take away the advantage normally enjoyed by Wall Street’s biggest, most ruthless traders. And, in the process, buy the stocks you want at exactly the price you want to pay.
I believe you’re gonna be thrilled by how easy this tactic is to use, especially when you understand that you don’t have to sit in front of your computer screen all day to bank the kind of profit potential most people only dream about.
Here’s how to become a Market Master.
Conventional wisdom is that “rising water raises all boats” but that’s not always the case.
In fact, not a single one of the four stocks we’ve targeted as being ripe for a fall has gone along for the ride despite the fact that the S&P 500 tacked on 8.8% last month and the Dow moved higher by 9.15% over the same time frame.
All four of the companies I told you were ripe for failure are down double digits since I brought them to your attention as short candidates: Zoey’s Kitchen Inc. (NYSE:ZOE), Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR), GoPro Inc. (NasdaqGS:GPRO), and Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE:SHAK).
Today I want to briefly check in on each and, of course, tell you how to position your money. It’s not too late to get on board and you haven’t missed the trade.
These stocks still have plenty of downside ahead.
Here’s what you need to know about how to play the situation .
There’s an old joke on Wall Street that makes the rounds every now and again…
…God invented analysts to make weather forecasters look good.
Meant as a tongue in cheek poke at the complexity of financial markets, it’s unfortunately all too true.
Conventional analysts are often blind to new developments, changes in earnings, evolving consumer habits, and more. Worse, like ostriches, they tend to stick their heads in the sand when it comes to change.
That’s bad if you depend on ’em, but GREAT if you know how to pounce on the openings they inadvertently create.
We’ve talked about this several times over the past year with great success. And, each time, you’ve had the opportunity to rack up double digit returns on their “mistakes.”
This time around, though, I think the potential may be even bigger.
“Better late than never” goes the old expression.
Morgan Stanley analysts cut their target price for GoPro shares by -43.5% from $62 a share to $35 a share Tuesday… after the stock had already fallen 67% from its high of $93.85/share in October 2014.
To say they’re in firm command of the obvious is an understatement.
Still, millions of investors were surprised and the stock got shellacked. It dropped more than 5% before fighting back late day to a close of $30.65. That’s simply stupefying to me. Not that it dropped, mind you, but that anybody was surprised.
I’ve been telling you the company was a train wreck for over a year now. In fact, as recently as September 30th, I reiterated that the company was not worth your time nor your money – unless, of course, you were shorting it.
Preconditioned to “buy the dips” and capitalize on special situations, millions of investors have picked up shares in Volkswagen with the hope of making a killing on the rebound.
I think that’s a mistake.
No doubt special situations can create huge profits, but what’s happening now with VW is very different and poses special risks other “turnarounds” don’t.
We’re going to talk about that today and, while we’re at it, take a quick look at the trade recommendation I gave you last week to play the situation.
It’s returned 15% in just eight trading sessions and is primed for a whole lot more in the months ahead.
How much more?
Nobody knows for certain, but taking our cue from other winning recommendations like Raytheon, Altria and FleetCor that I’ve recommended over the years under similar circumstances, there’s clearly double or even triple-digit profit potential.
Here’s what you need to know.
Sigh… we stand yet again on the verge of another government shutdown. This time the bickering centers on funding related to Planned Parenthood which has been linked to the appalling sales of fetal body parts in recent months, while other legislators insist on a planned multi-billion dollar tax hike for private equity managers.
What could possibly go wrong – other than everything?!
The way I see it, wingnuts on both sides of the aisle are playing chicken with an $18 trillion economy and world markets once again.
Still, the investor in me is excited by the prospect.
The last government shutdown, as costly and embarrassing as it was, created some quick double-digit profit opportunities for savvy investors.
This one will, too.
But only if you’re prepared ahead of time using one of our favorite Total Wealth Tactics – the Lowball Order – and only if you’re looking at the best companies in this sector.
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.
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.”