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.
A lot of investment analysts rely on company websites and investor relations to do their research. Very few leave their “ivory towers.”
I’m a little different.
I believe boots on the ground are the only way to go. That’s why I’ve traveled to more countries than I can count, to personally visit the companies I recommend. Some names you would know and some you’ve never heard of (yet). I talk to founders, CEOs, accountants, factory workers, and truck drivers. To be honest, I can get a little pushy sometimes. I poke around their warehouses, play with their equipment, sample their products, dig through their books, and (politely) interrogate their employees.
I’m relentless with these guys – so much so that I got dubbed “the Indiana Jones of investing.” That made me laugh, but the way I see it, it’s simply my duty to you.
So I was pretty excited about my recent visit Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. (OTC:EKSO) to dig up the details on our unstoppable “human augmentation” trend.
But I never thought I’d witness this…
My sources tell me that Ebola is probably the most serious threat to humanity since the Bubonic Plague of the Middle Ages. Already it has spread to a dozen countries, including the U.S., and more than 4,000 people are dead. According to Dr. Bruce Aylward of the World Health Organization (WHO), mortality rates are rising and now sit at 70%.
This outbreak is more grim proof that Trend No. 6 – War, Terrorism, and Ugliness – is indeed a growth industry.
That’s the next trend we’ll be discussing, though it’s easily my least favorite both personally and professionally. But it’s very, very important. So please stay tuned for that in the weeks ahead.
In the meantime, Ebola has the potential to be a serious market event before it’s brought under control. So we need to talk about it logically – no hype, no conspiracies, and no nonsense. I mention those things because they’re all emotional inputs that can cloud your thinking and have a seriously negative impact on your money.
Here are the tactics you need on hand for the Ebola market event.
The markets fell hard yesterday, in the biggest one-day drop so far this year.
Traders kept their fingers on the sell button pretty much all day. The Dow tumbled 335 points, the much broader S&P 500 got shellacked 41 points, and the tech-laden Nasdaq lost 90 points.
Yet this is NOT a “run for the hills” moment.
Instead, it’s a fantastic short-term trading opportunity.
Reversals usually are. They result in a fundamental change in the pricing assumptions that otherwise propel prices higher. Most of the time they’re the result of changes in some fundamental catalyst like interest rates, Fed notes, or, in this case, the IMF’s report that global growth will only hit 3.3% this year.
So what do you do?
There are a lot of ways you can profit when the markets change direction. In fact, the menu of choices makes ordering designer coffee seem positively simple. There are shorts, leveraged inverse funds, spreads, derivatives, and futures contracts with all kinds of exotic names (though most are simply ways to separate you from your money).
If you want simple protection you can “set and forget” as an investor, consider buying a fund like the Rydex Inverse S&P 500 Strategy Inv (RYURX). It’s an inverse fund that tracks the S&P 500 and rises 1% for every 1% the index falls. Studies suggest that having 2%-5% in a choice like it can not only dampen overall portfolio volatility, but hedge the income stream and principal value of your investments at the same time.
It’s so effective that I advocate keeping a permanent allocation to inverse funds for just these kinds of market conditions. That way you’re never caught by surprise.
But if your goal is quick profits, get ready to make this trade instead…
Oct 10, 2014
My mission and vision with Total Wealth is to help you uncover tremendous wealth-building opportunities through our six unstoppable trends, maximize your profits with the best trading tactics, and (perhaps most importantly) protect what you have.
Today I want to keep that promise by talking about tactics.
Many investors think they have this covered but, in reality, the savviest investors are always on the hunt to learn new tactics in the pursuit of profits. Like a chef who discovers new ingredients, they are constantly improving the “recipes” they use for success.
Before we start, though, I need you to make me a promise: that you will NEVER use this one trading tactic we’re going to talk about today.
Ironically, this is one tactic that comes naturally to all of us and a mainstay investment principle used by 99% of the population.
But it undercuts everything else you do as an investor.
Here’s the one tactic you can’t use…
Most investors operate in “set it and forget it” mode. They buy a stock and then just let it ride.
That’s a mistake.
Either the markets will change over time, in which case you’ve got to re-evaluate your objectives, or – as is frequently the case with small, innovative companies – the company itself changes, in which case you’ve got to adapt your tactics to stay ahead and on the path to profits.
I bring this up because the latter is where we are today with Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. (OTC:EKSO), the little company we’re targeting as part of the Human Augmentation trend.
On Thursday, October 2, Ekso announced that it was selected by Boston Dynamics, which is a part of Google Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOG), to continue developing defense-related technologies for the DARPA Warrior Web Task A project. This is great because it’s an extension of a previous collaboration – and important validation that Ekso is on the right track.
Given the stock’s strong response last week (and today) and the potential for more media excitement around the extended contract with Google and other projects just like it that are undoubtedly on the drawing board, I think you’re going to want to adapt your tactics to stay ahead of other investors on the path to profits.
Here’s what to do…
Welcome to Total Wealth and thanks for being part of the family. I’m thrilled you’re a part of this.
Today I’d like to focus on the central reason we’re spending time together – spotting and investing in unstoppable, global, trillion-dollar trends.
For all the complicated stuff going on around us right now… ISIS, Ebola, the Hong Kong riots, central banking madness… the world is actually a pretty simple place when it comes to your money. And we’re going to navigate that together.
I say that because, if you look through history, it becomes very clear that humanity has always been and will always be driven by the six key trends on this list.
Of course, there are offshoots and micro-trends (like the Human Augmentation trend I covered in my report out yesterday). There are even counter-trends.
But I believe every dollar you’ll make in the next 10 years comes back to one of these six things…
I just released my first Unstoppable Trend report, How to Tap into a $17 Billion Trend for Just $1 A Share. It’s exclusively for Total Wealth members, and I wanted to get it into your hands immediately. Follow the link at the bottom to download this never-before-seen report.
And take notes…
This trend carries some of the highest profit potential I’ve ever seen in 33 years in the markets – and almost nobody’s even aware of it yet. That’s why I’m so excited to reveal the one tiny company at the cutting-edge of this industry that could multiply early investors’ money 21x in the coming years.
Yet as profitable as this technology will be, it’s just one of six Unstoppable Trends I’m tracking right now.
Here’s some of what we’ll be exploring…
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Sep 29, 2014
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Sep 29, 2014
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