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.
I’ve made no bones about my feelings when it comes to quantitative easing, or “QE” for short.
Plainly put, QE violates the very principles of capitalism – namely that there is success and failure- and it’s akin to monetary drunk driving. Rather than letting dead companies die, the Fed has created legions of financial zombies that will ultimately come back to bite everybody in the rear end.
Still, I’m glad to have the Fed’s meddling for one reason and one reason only – because learning to harness QE can be one of the most profitable Total Wealth Tactics of all.
Especially when it comes to finding companies like we did recently in our sister publication, the Money Map Report and right here in Total Wealth.
The first was a relatively unknown biotech firm that popped more than 50% in just eight short weeks while the latter was none other than the Williams Co Inc. (NYSE:WMB), which has returned a slightly lower but still impressive 41.9% since January.
Today I want to share two more companies with you that are poised for exactly the same sort of take-off under very similar circumstances.
You’ve got to act quickly, however. That’s because the window of opportunity will close with a thud when the first whiff of a rate hike hits.
Here’s how to profit from the Fed’s actions.
Jul 07, 2015
President Obama announced last week that he’s directing the Department of Labor to mandate higher overtime pay for anybody making $50,400 or less per year. Coupled with rising minimum wage standards, that’s given many people reason to cheer.
Yet, this is absolutely the last thing you want to see as an investor.
To be clear, I think anybody who wants a job should have one and that it should pay well. So let’s get that off the table right away.
What matters here is that the President’s actions just doomed millions of hardworking Americans to the unemployment line and, at the same time, just made it harder for every retailer – large and small – to turn a profit.
It’s the latest in a long line of reasons why every investor should think twice about holding retail stocks.
Greece actually missed its payment last night, exactly as we thought it would. And in doing so, it became the first Eurozone country to ever default on its debt. Some say that the country is in “arrears,” but that’s splitting hairs.
At this point, “everybody” wants quick resolution.
Things are so bad that nearly 14,000 people have contributed to a crowdfunding page started by a 29 year old Londoner, Thom Feeney, on Indiegogo.com. As of yesterday, donations totaled $245,000.
There’s a joke making the rounds on trading floors that Apple is going to buy Greece using some of the $230 billion in cash it’s got socked away… and that the Cupertino giant will have change left over.
If you’re so inclined, you can make a €3 donation and get a postcard from none other than Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsiprias himself. So far 2,652 people have done so, according to CNBC.
One person even proposed giving away a private Greek island if a wealthy benefactor wanted to pony up the entire €1.6 billion… but subsequently had to withdraw the offer because the Greek government didn’t sanction the deal.
All joshing aside, though, the Greek Crisis isn’t over. Not by a long shot.
And that means you need these three Total Wealth Tactics to ensure your money doesn’t get “Greece-wacked.”
Here’s what you need to know to keep your money safe.
Fitness device phenomenon Fitbit Inc. (NYSE:FIT) IPOed last week and promptly shot up nearly 50% on its first day of trading, causing a media frenzy that excited a lot of investors. Still more were left lamenting the fact that they weren’t along for the ride.
Trust me… you don’t want to be.
The Fitbit IPO highlights everything wrong with Wall Street today. Worse, it’s set up to make you fail while insiders get rich. That’s why rushing out to buy shares is the very last thing you want to do when a stock like this begins trading.
Still, not all IPOs are bad news.
As you might imagine, that’s what we’re going to talk about today. Then, we’re going to cover the Total Wealth tactics that can help you play future IPOs far more profitably.
Here’s what you need to know about today’s IPO culture so you don’t get burned.
Jun 25, 2015
Should the China’s announcement to position the Yuan as a gold-backed, world reserve currency serve as a warning sign that something much more dangerous is approaching? According to Jim Rickards, the CIA’s Asymmetric Warfare Advisor, the answer is yes. In …
Jun 24, 2015
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Jun 19, 2015
Colt Defense LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last Monday. Investors were stunned, and questions flew.
How could this happen to America’s legendary gun maker at a time when more than 10 million background checks were completed for gun sales in 2014, including 175,000 on Black Friday alone? Is this a sign that the defense industry is flagging? And, more importantly, what does this mean for my money?
Today I want to talk about that because we’ve got an ideal teaching moment on our hands when it comes to how to invest in what I call the MOST Unstoppable of the six Unstoppable Trends we follow:
War, Terrorism & Ugliness.
Today’s lesson is about how to find a “step-up” stock that positions you for maximum profitability in a sector no one in their right mind actually likes – but no one can afford to ignore, either.
And it applies not just to Colt – which was privately owned – but to public companies like Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (NasdaqGS:SWHC) and Sturm Ruger & Co. (Stuttgart:ST2.SG), so if you own those or any other firearms maker for that matter, take careful notes.
Understand the critical difference I’m about to lay out for you and you’ll do very well. Miss it, and a Colt-like experience could clobber your portfolio.
Here’s the one factor that makes a “step-up” stock…
Jun 19, 2015
There’s a lot being written about Greece right now. It’s scary, it’s problematic and, for the most part, almost totally unusable for the average investor.
That’s completely unacceptable as far as I’m concerned.
So I thought we’d take a good hard look at what you actually need to know, then move on to three Total Wealth Tactics that can help you capitalize on the situation. And I don’t just mean by single digits, either.
The last time we saw this crisis-driven setup, savvy investors who followed along had the opportunity to take home returns of at least 245% by jumping a stock that would thrive under the circumstances.
Here’s what you really need to know.
Jun 15, 2015
Millions of investors are understandably flummoxed by the prospect of rising rates, and with good reason – it’s something that they’ve never had to contend with because interest rates have been on a one way trip down since 1981 when they peaked above 15%.
Naturally, Wall Street’s hype machine is in full gear and the headlines are terrifying. For every one telling you this isn’t a big deal there are 10 telling you it’s the end of the
financial universe as you know it.
Worse, they’ll have you believe that you’re some kind of moron to own bonds at the moment.
Neither one of these things is true. In fact, bonds are more relevant than ever.
Today we’re going to talk about why and what you need to know to successfully profit when Team Yellen finally makes its move. And, as usual, I’m going to give you three actionable steps you can take immediately as well as two specific recommendations that can help protect your money and profit even as others are left crying in their coupons.
Here’s why bonds matter more than ever.
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