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.
Jan 24, 2015
With the S&P 500 at all-time highs and Americans having spent more than $600 billion on Christmas, what’s not to love about the “New Economy?” According to the vast majority of Americans… plenty. In recent CNN exit polls, 78% of …
Most investors focus exclusively on buying stocks in an attempt to capture huge returns. That’s too bad, because it means they restrict themselves to half the opportunities available to them.
I bring this up because markets move up AND down, which means there is plenty of profit potential to be had in both directions.
George Soros, for instance, is reported to have made $1 billion in a single trade that famously almost broke the Bank of England in 1992.
John Paulson made billions from the housing crisis when it hit by betting against the grain.
Doug Kass of Seabreeze Partners fame is famous for bucking conventional wisdom on seemingly-mighty companies and laughing all the way to the bank.
That’s why shorting is one of the first Total Wealth tactics I shared with you.
Obviously, shorting stocks isn’t for everybody – it takes a lot of guts and more than a little conviction to do it profitably. Not to mention a whole lot of discipline. But done right, it can really boost your profits.
Here’s how to profit from the five scariest stocks on Wall Street… without owning them.
Jan 22, 2015Keith appeared on Cavuto today and talked about the impact of Juno.
Here’s why he thinks how the storm can impact business.
Last week I heard from long-time reader Ms. Florence D. A sharp 87-years young, she’s facing a situation that’s all too common for many investors who were seduced by Wall Street’s overreliance on the “never lose money” mantra.
Now she’s got a few money-losing commodity and financial stocks on hand (not ones I recommended, fortunately) and is wondering if it’s time to “hire advice on each dog.”
I think so.
Good counsel is absolutely vital when it comes to building Total Wealth.
Obviously, you can get some of that from me each week, especially when it comes to identifying trends, spotting opportunities, and helping you pick your trades. That’s because many times Wall Street simply cannot tell you what I can, nor can they offer the fiercely independent analysis I do. There are huge conflicts of interest that are well documented thanks to the Financial Crisis, and it’s not in Wall Street’s best interest to have you thinking independently.
That said, there comes a time in every investor’s career when having the right advisor in your corner can mean the difference between huge profits and devastating losses. That’s because he or she will help you make decisions that are uniquely dependent on your personal situation. Examples include money moves needed to minimize taxes, leaving a legacy for your children and grandchildren or simply planning for life’s major events.
But how do you find the right professional from amongst tens of thousands?
That’s what we’re going to talk about today.
Finding the right advisor comes down to five questions.
Everyone seems to forget the last one…
Jan 20, 2015
We talk about why you should always be in the stock market (and NOT for the same reasons Wall Street wants you in, either). That’s because being in the markets allows you tap into the inevitable growth that comes from capitalism and, by implication, humanity’s upside.
Lately, though, people are beginning to doubt the premise behind that Total Wealth tactic.
That’s due partly to recent trading action (which is unsettling), and partly due to the hype surrounding various indicators that are almost “guaranteed” to show a looming meltdown (which is unnerving).
Right now the scary indicator making the rounds is record “total margin debt.” Chances are you’ve probably seen the emails, too.
… according to the New York Stock Exchange, investors have borrowed more than $457 billion against their brokerage accounts as of November 2014 – a new record. The social meme – the mantra, if you will – is that so much debt is unsustainable, and that it potentially undermines the entire market.
I get that… debt is a four-letter word after all, especially when it comes to the central bankers and Wall Street fat cats. But this is different.
In fact, I’d even go so far as to chalk this up to another case of “it isn’t what it seems.”
Jan 15, 2015
Details are beginning to emerge concerning a secret attack on the U.S. economy being carried out by both the Chinese and Russian governments. To this point, the media has kept the American people in the dark about everything. In a …
Jan 14, 2015
“The US wants to subdue Russia, to solve US problems at Russia’s expense. No one in history ever managed to do this to Russia, and no one ever will.” -Vladimir Putin For weeks, Americans have been enjoying lower gas prices …
Did you see the investing opportunity in the Golden Globe Awards last Sunday?
Not many investors did. It was easy to miss.
It wasn’t the dazzling fashion on the red carpet or the celebrities congratulating each other. What really struck me was a huge signal for money-making in our Technology trend.
Technology is easily our fastest-moving “Unstoppable Trend” – and the one with the most “sub-trends” and offshoots. We’re already doing great on one of those: Human Augmentation. Our target there is tiny Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EKSO), which quickly doubled and is still up more than 40% since I released my first report on it – with much more upside ahead.
But what I saw Sunday was a very pronounced shift in a Technology sub-trend that is going to be one of the biggest opportunities of the next 5-10 years. Billions of dollars are getting sucked out of one industry and into a new one.
- Sadly, though, most investors are going to make two mistakes: They’ll try to hold onto the past (and previous winners) rather than acknowledge the shift; or,
- If they do recognize it, they’ll plow their money into choices where the potential upside is limited because it’s already “baked in,” as the expression goes.
Jan 12, 2015
What’s Behind the Fed’s Magic Growth Numbers Will Make You Pull All of Your Money Out of the Bank Today
Everyone wants good news, so the government fabricates it. The latest fiction is that US real GDP grew 4.6% in the second quarter and 5% in the third of 2014. Does This Signal the End of the Dollar? An alarming …
As an analyst known for making bold and unusual predictions in pursuit of profits, I am usually inclined to celebrate when my “calls” are proven right.
But when it comes to the proliferation of one of the six primary trillion-dollar trends we’re following – War, Terrorism & Ugliness (WTU) – I’ve got to be completely honest. There are times when I am uncomfortable with the human cost of being right.
That’s certainly the case right now, following the horrific assassinations of 10 journalists and two police officers earlier this week at the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices in Paris. In case you somehow missed the news, the killings were allegedly carried out by two brothers who had become radicalized Muslims in the Parisian ghettos of Gennevilliers acting in response to cartoons portraying the prophet Muhammad.
My stomach is tied in knots and I cannot help but reel in disgust. But I also cannot help but think.
The events in Paris reinforce a very important financial relationship that escapes 99% of all observers – the counter-intuitive nature of terrorism and what it means for your money.
And that’s what we’re going to talk about today. This won’t be an easy conversation to have, but it’s vitally important because most people get the nature of what we’re about to discuss completely backwards, and that leaves their investments vulnerable.
You see, in one of the great ironies of the financial world, terrorism actually creates far more opportunity than it destroys.
Let’s get rolling.
Jan 08, 2015
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