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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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  • Total Wealth Staff Jan 22, 2015
    The Business Impact of Winter Storm Juno
    Keith appeared on Cavuto today and talked about the impact of Juno.

    Here’s why he thinks how the storm can impact business.

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  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jan 21, 2015
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    Five Questions Wall Street Hopes You’ll Never Ask

    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…

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  • Total Wealth Staff Jan 20, 2015
    What $1 Trillion Can Do For The Health Care Sector

     

  • Total Wealth Staff Jan 20, 2015
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    How China’s Latest Moves Affect Your Money

     

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jan 16, 2015
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    The Truth about This “Meltdown” Indicator

    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.”

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  • cflagle Jan 15, 2015
    Russia Unleashes the “Ultimate Black Swan” – China Follows

    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 …

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  • Total Wealth Staff Jan 14, 2015
    Here’s how the Lawless Manipulation of Oil Prices has Opened the Gates to World War III

    “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 …

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  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jan 14, 2015
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    When a Trend Shifts Like This, You Can Get Rich

    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.

    1. 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,
    2. 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.

    Do this instead…

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  • cflagle 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 …

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  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jan 09, 2015
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    How the Terrorism “Trend” Is Moving Your Money Today

    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.

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  • Total Wealth Staff Jan 08, 2015
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    Why Are Bonds Rallying?

     

  • Total Wealth Staff Jan 08, 2015
    The Sweet Spot in the Content Delivery Sector?

     

  • Total Wealth Staff Jan 08, 2015
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    The Opportunity in the Oil Crisis

     

  • Keith Fitz-Gerald Jan 07, 2015
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    What The “Secret Indicator” Tells You to Do Now

    Last month I shared an indicator with you that’s so powerful I called it “The Secret about Market Timing I Wish Everyone Knew.” And I wasn’t kidding.

    That’s because the tool I highlighted is the only one I’ve seen in more than 30 years of analyzing financial data that has worked consistently enough to have caught every single major market turning point.

    I bring this up because that’s exactly where many investors believe we are right now – a turning point.

    Seems a lot of people are convinced that this week’s trading action is a harbinger of the end of the financial universe as we know it. Others are less convinced but still shaken by falling oil prices, Russian troubles, and the potential for an unceremonious Greek “exit” from the eurozone that could make Lehman Bros. look like a cakewalk.

    Either way, they’ve had their hand firmly on the sell button.

    But should they?

    That’s what we want to talk about today.

    Believe it or not, you may have an ideal entry point on your hands.

    Here’s what you need to know.

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  • Total Wealth Staff Jan 06, 2015
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    Will 2015 Continue a Century-Long Market Pattern?

     

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