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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.

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  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 10, 2015
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    The One Financial Opinion You Should Trust Above All Others

    One of our favorite recommendations was hit with a vicious “short and distort” attack last week that caused no end of discussion in the Total Wealth Family. Comments, emails, and phone calls flew all day long, as you might imagine.

    Yet one observation stood out above all others.

    Today I’d like to talk about why ,and what it suggests about the courage, conviction, and perspective held by the person who posted it. It’s a trait every successful investor shares, and one that’s vitally important to building Total Wealth.

    Bob, this one’s for you.

    This is the financial opinion you should trust above all others.

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  • Total Wealth Staff Jun 08, 2015
    If You’re Not Investing in This Sector, You’re Being Naive

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  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 05, 2015
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    The Only Two Retail Stocks I’ll Ever Recommend You Buy

    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.

    Several, actually.

    Beginning with an experience that may hit close to home for you, too…

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  • cflagle Jun 03, 2015
    Why China is Building Military Bases on Artificial Islands

    In an effort to bolster nationalism, the Chinese government has been aggressively engaging in territorial disputes with neighbors including Japan. China has been building islands on top of reefs in the South China Sea, reclaiming 2,000 acres of land. In …

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  • Total Wealth Staff Jun 03, 2015
    The Two Kinds of Companies to Thrive in a Rate Hike

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  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jun 03, 2015
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    How to Handle a Short Attack on a Stock You Own

    An anonymous individual writing under the name “The Pump Stopper” launched a vicious attack on Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. (OTC:EKSO) yesterday that immediately pressured the stock and caused it to drop 24.28% to close at $1.36 a share on heavy volume. Understandably, that makes a lot of people nervous.

    Here’s the thing, though.

    If you’ve been in this game long enough, you know what to look for and why stuff like this isn’t a big deal in the scheme of things.

    Today we’re going to talk about how to recognize a legitimate short versus a short attack and what to do about it, especially when it comes to a stock you may own like Ekso.

    Here’s what you need to know

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  • Total Wealth Staff Jun 01, 2015
    2 
    Why I Won’t Be Buying Milk from Amazon

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  • Keith Fitz-Gerald May 29, 2015
    15 
    Your Best Total Wealth Questions

    From the very beginning, I’ve insisted that Total Wealth be a “high-touch” service, meaning that you and I work closely together in the pursuit of the kind of wealth we all dream about, but very few people actually obtain.

    Most of the time that means we explore specific opportunities, trends, trades, and tactics that are key to Total Wealth. But every once in a while, it also means that I turn the floor over to you.

    Why?

    Simply because it’s far more profitable to learn from each other than it is to go down the road alone. Chances are that if you’re thinking about something, another member of the Total Wealth family is, too. And that means we’ve got a great opportunity to learn from each other.

    This week we’re taking a look at four of your most perceptive questions and my replies to them.

    We’re also going to cover a question I was asked on Fox Business recently that  has immediate bearing on your money and your investments at the moment.

    Without further ado, let’s get rolling.

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  • Keith Fitz-Gerald May 27, 2015
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    Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Try to Invest Like Warren Buffett

    Many “experts” say that they can help you invest like the legendary Warren Buffett. Most, unfortunately, have no clue how he actually does it.

    Even those few who do understand his deep-value investing style are holding something back from you. They’ll tell you how you can invest like Warren Buffett while omitting a key detail:

    You shouldn’t try to.

    I know that’s heresy in an era when the Oracle of Omaha is rightfully lauded as one of the world’s greatest, but simply mirroring what he does will not get you where you want to go. Chances are, it won’t produce the returns he gets either.

    Here are three reasons you shouldn’t try to invest like Warren Buffett.

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  • Total Wealth Staff May 27, 2015
    This Number Disqualifies Shake Shack as an Investment Today

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  • Total Wealth Staff May 26, 2015
    1 
    What Goldman Sachs Gets Wrong with Their Latest Bearish Forecast

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  • Keith Fitz-Gerald May 22, 2015
    21 
    Why Shake Shack Is a Bad Investment

    Millions of investors and everyday Americans have discovered Shake Shack’s high-end hamburgers. They taste great, and the new chain is a snazzy place to hang out.

    Logically, they assume that the novel experience will translate into a great investment. Indeed, SHAK gained 8.47% in yesterday’s trading session to close near $90 (an all-time high), thanks in part to headlines from this week like these:

    Is Shake Shack The New Chipotle? – Yahoo! Finance

    Shake Shack Is Considering a Chik-Fil-A Killer – Business Insider

    Shake Shack Continues to Defy Gravity, Surges to Fresh All-Time Highs – Briefing.com

    My favorite piece of punditry this week came from CNBC’s Jim Cramer, who dubbed Shake Shack “the Tesla of burgers.”

    Nonsense – sure both stocks are volatile, but TSLA investors can be glad the similarities stop there.

    Recent investing history has been very clear about the ultimate fates for companies like Shake Shack – and investors should pay attention. There are undeniable parallels between Shake Shack and another infamous stock story in investing circles.

    Here’s why investors would be wise to avoid Wall Street’s new darling.

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  • Total Wealth Staff May 21, 2015
    Don’t Try to Anticipate the Next Market Correction – Look for This Instead

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  • Keith Fitz-Gerald May 20, 2015
    16 
    Your Best Way to Profit from the Narrowest Market in 20 Years

    If you’ve been frustrated by the markets lately, I’ve got some good news for you. You’re not alone – and more importantly, you’re not imagining things.

    But there’s a good reason for the confusion – the markets are demonstrating behavior that’s so rare that we’ve only seen conditions like these six times in the last 20 years.

    For most people, what happens next is going to be a bust. Yet, for a precious few – you included – it can be a bonanza.

    Today I want to give you a look at the conditions I’m describing. Not one investor in 100,000 understands the perspective I’m going to share with you. Let alone what to do about it.

    Then we’re going to talk about what all this means, how it affects your money and, of course, what you can do about it. As usual, I’ve got three specific Total Wealth Tactics you can put to use immediately to maximize profits, minimize risk, and give you an edge.

    Here’s what millions of investors are missing…

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  • Total Wealth Staff May 20, 2015
    Why I Look to Traders – Not the Fed – for Real Market Signals

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