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Sigh… we stand yet again on the verge of another government shutdown. This time the bickering centers on funding related to Planned Parenthood which has been linked to the appalling sales of fetal body parts in recent months, while other legislators insist on a planned multi-billion dollar tax hike for private equity managers.
What could possibly go wrong – other than everything?!
The way I see it, wingnuts on both sides of the aisle are playing chicken with an $18 trillion economy and world markets once again.
Still, the investor in me is excited by the prospect.
The last government shutdown, as costly and embarrassing as it was, created some quick double-digit profit opportunities for savvy investors.
This one will, too.
But only if you’re prepared ahead of time using one of our favorite Total Wealth Tactics – the Lowball Order – and only if you’re looking at the best companies in this sector.
On the heels of Monday’s vicious 1,000+ point “dip” and Wednesday’s subsequent 619 point “rip ” higher, many investors are asking one question – will the rally stick?
The media certainly seems to think so:
…Relief Descends on US Stock Market with Best Rally Since 2011 – Bloomberg
…Dow, S&P Enjoy Biggest Percentage Gains in Four Years – MarketWatch
…Chinese Stock Index Jumps 5.3% as Asian Stocks Rise – Yahoo!Finance
I’m not so sure.
I say that because the answer depends on a question nobody’s asking.
Today I’m going to tell you what that question is and why it’s so very important. Then, I want to spend a moment putting current conditions in perspective. And, as always, I’m going to do my best to give you a playbook for profits no matter what happens next.
Let’s uncover some answers together.
Not all investors lose money when the markets get carried out feet-first. There are a savvy few who pocket some really terrific gains by capitalizing on chaos… and they don’t even have to time the markets to do it.
Not if you understand how to use one of my favorite Total Wealth Tactics – the Lowball Order. A great choice under normal market conditions, it’s ideal at the moment.
We’re going to talk about what a Lowball Order is today and how you set one up ahead of time. Then, as always, I’m going to give you a few recommendations covering several of today’s most popular stocks.
I think you’re going to be thrilled by how easy Lowball Orders are to use, especially when you realize that you don’t have to sit in front of your screen all day to bank the big bucks with the best of ’em.
For lack of a better term, Lowball Orders are like a “profit-trap” you lay in advance.
Here’s how to conquer market madness and profit at your leisure.
Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) lost another 3.2% yesterday on more than double the usual volume, making many investors wonder if it’s time to throw in the proverbial towel. It finished the day down 14% from the $133 a share high it set in February, and paper losses now tally $133.4 billion.
To put that in perspective, Apple’s just lost more than McDonald’s, which carries a $95 billion market cap, is worth.
I can’t help but think this is great.
Stocks like Apple rarely, if ever, take a break like this. That means you’ve got one whale of an opportunity on your hands, and a unique chance to buy in when everybody is running the other way.
Today we’re going to talk about why, and the best Total Wealth Tactic to play a situation like this.
The secret is capitulation – and it could mean a double-digit discount for you in one of the most promising sectors in the world.
CNBC’s Sara Eisen asked me last Tuesday if I was still bearish on one of Wall Street’s favorite stocks, even after it had already fallen more than 45% since I warned you last May that it was a bad investment.
“You know this environment, Keith,” she told me. “People are paying up for growth companies. The bulls would say this has great brand presence, great brand awareness, and is continuing a careful and steady expansion in the U.S. and abroad.”
All excellent points, I replied… but not one of them changes the fact that a tiny company taking share from huge competitors in a non-growth market does not make it a growth stock.
Then I went for the jugular…
…if this company traded in line with its biggest competitor, the company’s stock price would be only $0.66 a share, or 98.22% less than Goldman Sachs suggests.
Here’s why this stock’s bulls are still in for plenty of heartburn.
When I started Total Wealth, I made you a promise that we were not only going to cover the events of the day and the opportunities they create, but also the specific tactics you need to maximize profits and build Total Wealth.
Today I want to keep that promise with a look at the single most powerful Total Wealth Tactic of all.
It’s simple, easy to use, and takes only an extra second or two to put in place.
Before I tell you what it is, though, I want to tell you why it works…
- …because the tactic I’m going to share with you today puts YOU in control.
I know that’s hard to imagine given that you’re trading against the likes of Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and other firms with billions of dollars, but it’s absolutely true.
Moreover, it doesn’t cost a penny, can save you money, and can dramatically increase your odds of success.
Get this right and you’re immediately in command of your own financial destiny.
One of the promises I made when I started Total Wealth was to keep you ahead of the curve and certainly ahead of the Wall Street herd.
It’s why you subscribe and, frankly, a responsibility I take very seriously.
Fortunately, we’ve got plenty of great examples of how this has worked out.
For example, The Wall Street Journal reported in February 2013 that the country’s biggest investors – including George Soros, Kyle Bass, and Daniel Loeb – were making billions in betting against the Japanese yen by capitalizing on the fact that Tokyo had to weaken it to save that nation’s economy.
That’s great but as Bill Patalon noted in his Private Briefing, I told subscribers about that trade a year earlier in a move that allowed anyone who followed along to double the returns those same Wall Street heavyweights achieved. At the time, that was 44% versus the 20% being lauded by the Journal.
Today I want to share another example with you and use it to highlight two very important Total Wealth Principles.
Understand what I’m about to share with you and you’ll never get burned again by false media narrative. More importantly, you’ll learn how to recognize an Icarus-like trajectory for what it is – and, hopefully, make a lot of money in the process.
Here’s what you need to know.
Jun 24, 2015
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There’s a lot being written about Greece right now. It’s scary, it’s problematic and, for the most part, almost totally unusable for the average investor.
That’s completely unacceptable as far as I’m concerned.
So I thought we’d take a good hard look at what you actually need to know, then move on to three Total Wealth Tactics that can help you capitalize on the situation. And I don’t just mean by single digits, either.
The last time we saw this crisis-driven setup, savvy investors who followed along had the opportunity to take home returns of at least 245% by jumping a stock that would thrive under the circumstances.
Here’s what you really need to know.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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…
Greetings from Baltimore!
I’m here this week for a conference at the Money Map Press headquarters. But that doesn’t mean I’m taking my eye off the markets for one second.
Right now they’re continuing at all-time highs, and my sense is the markets are getting ready to make a very important transition that’s going to catch a lot of investors by surprise.
That’s why I made time to sit down with my friend William “BP” Patalon, who’s a 30-year veteran financial journalist and the founder of Money Morning Private Briefing, to dig into what’s happening and, more importantly, what’s next.
I realize you couldn’t be at the table with us for the conversation. So today here’s a transcript that’s the next best thing
Not only did we talk about my market outlook, but we honed in on several key topics you’ll have no trouble recognizing as Total Wealth Tactics and Unstoppable Trends. I even offered some of my favorite recommendations, too.