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.
Three successive Fed Chairs have denied its very existence – yet the numbers are too galling to ignore.
According to The Bank of International Settlements, there are now $692 trillion in global derivatives worldwide. Factor in credit default swaps and exotics, and the total notional value jumps to an even more jaw-dropping $1.5 quadrillion dollars. That’s a bubble 21 times greater than the value of the entire world’s economy.
All told, global derivatives are 20% more prevalent than they were in 2008… right before they helped cause the global financial crisis that still roils markets today. And, get this – despite a massive cleanup of big banks and financial reforms laid out to an anxious public keen to restore trust in the “system,” the numbers are still increasing.
Big banks are more opaque than ever and the Fed is either clueless or blind – perhaps deliberately both. They assume that the risks of trading all this (insert the four-letter word of your choice) is much smaller than it really is because the risks of one offset the risks of another.
What they’re really saying is that they don’t believe everything will fail at once. Ask anybody who worked at Lehman how that worked out. The risks are very real and the results potentially devastating.
Now, I’m not out to ruin your day. Seriously. I know that this is scary stuff.
But there’s actually a way out if you’re prepared ahead of time, and that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today.
Here’s what you need to know now before this $1.5 quadrillion bubble disturbs the markets.
Apr 03, 2015
Apr 02, 2015
From the first moment it came to my attention, I’ve been as consistent as I have emphatic – EKSO Bionics Holdings Inc. (OTC:EKSO) is a “buy” despite volatility and price drift in recent months that have given many investors pause for two reasons:
- It’s entirely normal for a company Ekso’s size; and
- The company has continued to expand market share that will ultimately translate into higher earnings and share price.
Now there’s a third.
If you don’t get into the stock now, you could lose the “first mover” advantage that you’ve had so far. Worse, you could miss out on another double – Ekso’s second since I recommended it.
You see, EKSO’s just hit a landmark that tells me the incredible growth potential we’ve had to ourselves won’t be a secret for much longer.
Mar 26, 2015
Dear Concerned American, In a shocking interview the CIA’s Financial Threat and Asymmetric Warfare Advisor has come forward to warn of a dangerous plan, Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen is covertly enacting. And it’s critical every American hears what he …
We’ve spent a lot of time talking about how to identify great companies with huge upside potential. No doubt you’ve got the 3-Step Total Wealth Process down by now: 1) identify the trend, 2) pick your trade, and 3) control your risk.
So today I want to shift gears and talk about the one metric you can use to identify seemingly pristine companies that are ripe for a fall.
Our timing couldn’t be better. Janet Yellen has just taken off the blinders and the markets charged higher… at a time when corporate profit growth is about to go negative for the first time since the Financial Crisis began and QE started. Meanwhile, there are fears of another recession, flat wages, and even flatter consumer credit.
Obviously the stronger companies will survive and that’s in large part why we concentrate on them. But the weaker ones… whoa Nelly, they’re in for a wild ride.
How do you know which is which?
Fortunately, that’s not hard – there’s one number that can tell you which way to play it.
Learn to “read” it properly and you’ll have a tremendous advantage over most investors, for whom hope is unfortunately a viable investment strategy.
Here’s the indicator that makes the difference between a “buy” and a “short.”
Keith appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell yesterday and talked about the U.S. market.
Here’s what he had to say on this topic.
The other day I saw an ad for a mattress store that offered financing, so you can “sleep in peace” on your brand-spanking-new $7,000 mattress set. (Talk about irony!)
Debt is the American way. It makes the impossible possible. It’s seen as benign or even good.
Personal consumer debt is one of the most dangerous financial products ever created.
Federal Reserve data show that Americans owe $11.74 trillion as of 2014. Some $882.6 billion of that is credit card debt, $1.13 trillion is student loans, and another $8.14 trillion is mortgages. An estimated 119.3 million indebted households carry an average of $15,257 each, or more than double the $7,117 carried (and paid off monthly) by non-indebted households.
The way I see things, debt is nothing more than “plastic prosperity” that makes you feel like you have more spending power. It’s a myth that’s been sold to the American public methodically and systematically for 30 years. And it wrecks lives.
Getting out of debt (or avoiding it entirely) is an absolute imperative when it comes to building Total Wealth.
But as an investor, there is one instance where you should consider taking on debt.
There’s one instance where debt can even be profitable.
Mar 16, 2015Keith appeared on Fox Business Varney & Co. today and talked about Disney.
Here’s what he said on this topic.
Last October I wrote to you about one of the most exciting and potentially profitable “Unstoppable Trend” of all – Human Augmentation. At the time I noted that the sector will conservatively be worth hundreds of billions of dollars by 2020 because it’s expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 43.52% a year.
I think I may have understated things.
Recent research suggests that we need to move beyond technology to include biological upgrades, too. That means the target market potentially doubles right along with our profit potential.
That’s going to be fabulous for my favorite Human Augmentation recommendation: Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. (OTC:EKSO). It’s returned 25% since I first brought it to your attention last autumn.
But you know what?
It’s also going to be great for the other Human Augmentation companies I highlighted in that very same report.
One of them has recently doubled, while a few others are up two, three, or twelve times the overall return of the S&P 500 this year.
Mar 12, 2015Keith appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell today and talked about the markets strength.
Here’s what he said on this topic.
Yesterday capped a miserable three-day streak for U.S. markets on fears that the Fed may accelerate a possible interest rate hike with the Dow, S&P 500, and NASDAQ shedding 1.09%, 1.79%, and 1.38% respectively.
Bring it on!
I’ve pointed out repeatedly since the Financial Crisis began that the “good is bad” meme followed by traders – which triggers market dips with every piece of significant good news thanks to paranoia the Fed will seize on it to raise rates – only creates buying opportunities for investors with the right tactics.
Today, that could be you.
Yesterday’s collapse creates three massive opportunities. I’m going to explain to you exactly what they are, why they exist, and most importantly why they’re being overlooked by insiders and mainstream investors alike.
Here’s what they’re all missing – and your opportunity.
Mar 09, 2015Keith appeared on Fox Business Varney & Co. today and talked about Apple.
Here’s what he said on this topic.
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