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Wall Street veteran Art Cashin is one of those guys you want to pay attention to. He started his career at Thomson McKinnon in 1959 and became a member of the NYSE in 1964 at the tender age of 23. Today he’s Director of Floor Operations for UBS at the Exchange.
There’s very little Cashin hasn’t seen over the years.
He’s particularly good at recognizing patterns that often go unnoticed by younger analysts, especially those grounded in the latest technical data. So when he makes a comment like the one he did this past Wednesday about the possibility of another correction, you want to take what he says very seriously for the same reasons I do.
Cashin told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” that there’s probably a “35% chance that we still have to retest earlier lows from a week and a half to two weeks ago.” If you’re doing the math in your head like I was when I heard him say that, he’s talking about a retest of the lows that plunged markets into correction territory.
Most people, including the mainstream media, are focused on the 35% part of what he said or on the absolute numbers associated with a correction – most recently like a Dow at 23,360, an S&P 500 at 2,532, and a Nasdaq that hits 6,630.
Feb 21, 2018
I’m frequently asked about gold.
Over the years, it’s been a great investment, but lately… (sigh).
Let’s just say the shiny stuff has hardly lived up to expectations.
Part of that is due to the dynamics of the gold market itself and part of that is due to the fascination with cryptocurrencies.
Let’s talk about each of those things then move onto a great way to play gold today.
Perhaps, even the only way.
It’s hard to know exactly where to start after such a wild week but I have a hunch that you’re as keen to answer one question as I am…
…will whiplash trading conditions continue?
That depends on two very specific things.
Feb 10, 2018
When I started Total Wealth, I made a promise to myself – and more importantly to you – that I would do everything in my power every single day to help you protect your money and grow it at the same time.
Many flipped out this past week and thought about running for the hills – which made me, in turn head straight to Baltimore where our team is headquartered.
I spent time:
- Answering phones with customer service.
- Listening in on telesales.
- Doing a live video for Money Morning during which I took and answered questions directly from readers (perhaps even one of yours).
- And, of course, reading through a blizzard of email so that I knew exactly what you’re thinking – your hopes, your fears, and your questions.
All to hold up that promise I made you.
Speaking of which, one of the single most important things I did over the past few days was the Facebook live session I just mentioned regarding recent trading activity, what’s happening, why and, critically, what it means for your money.
Feb 07, 2018
I’ve been involved in several high intensity meetings in the past few days as you might imagine because the selling probably isn’t over.
Normally, I’d be very concerned – but in this case I’m not – because the onslaught is entirely driven by technical trading, as opposed to the more important underlying fundamental picture that leads to clear, sustainable profits over time.
Feb 02, 2018
Did you come through this week’s market volatility with flying colors?
I sure hope so.
We’ve talked about how you handle big down days many times and, today, that’s what we’re going to talk about again.
This is important stuff because what you do when the markets get a bad case of the jitters can significantly boost your profits.
To be fair, I get that a downdraft is scary.
You’re not alone if you feel that way – in fact, I feel the same angst you do.
There’s always a fear that there’s something worse ahead… another shoe to drop… a shark lurking unseen beneath you in the financial ocean.
Jan 31, 2018
If you’re like millions of investors, you’d give anything to have a crystal ball, especially when it comes to a stock like Amazon.com Inc. (NasdaqGS:AMZN). Obviously, I can’t give you one… but I can come close.
Today we’re going to talk about two things:
- An important bit of information most investors overlook; and,
- How to turn what you learn in to a high probability trade.
Amazon will report earnings Thursday after the bell and options activity is implying a monster move of 7%-9% on the numbers. Normal earnings volatility, to put this in context, is around 5%.
In plain English, that means the stock could jump by $129.40 to $1,567.22 per share versus a more “normal” $1,437.82 per share (what it closed at on Tuesday). That means the stock would be within spitting distance of a $750 billion valuation.
Jan 12, 2018
When I started Total Wealth, I promised you a look at the best analysis, tips, and tactics needed to build wealth in today’s complicated financial markets. I also promised you specific trades, centered on breaking headlines, so that you would have the insight needed to profit… just like the pros.
Today, I want to keep that promise with a look at China’s bombshell debt announcement.
Bloomberg broke news Wednesday morning while most of the world slept that Beijing’s leadership is concerned about the attractiveness of the U.S. Dollar and, as a result, that it may cut back U.S. sovereign debt purchases, or curtail them all together.
Despite the unidentified sources that supposedly provided the information, global traders flipped in overnight markets for reasons that aren’t readily apparent… but which will be in a moment. U.S. markets, of course, opened lower, immediately out of the gate.
Dec 21, 2017
We’ve spent a lot of time this year talking about how to maximize your investment returns with good reason – many of the dynamic companies and investment opportunities we talk about frequently have been on an absolute tear in 2017.
Just to name a few…
…Boeing’s up 95.69%
…Facebook’s up 55.55%
…Apple’s up 47.9% year to date as I write
…Alphabet’s up 34.81%
As great as that is, there’s something else we need to talk about – making money doesn’t mean squat if you can’t keep it.
Dec 20, 2017
When I started Total Wealth, I promised you a blend of analysis, tips, and specific trading tactics to play today’s financial markets for big profits.
Today, I want to keep that promise with an easy to understand and even easier to implement trade idea related to the FCC’s recent repeal of net neutrality.
There are a variety of ways to trade what’s happened but I’ve got something special lined up – a trade that has the potential to turn a profit no matter whether the markets go up, down, or simply sideways.
Dec 13, 2017
Many investors are convinced that the bull market is over and there’s nothing worth buying at the moment. Worse, they’re selling out and heading for the sidelines using even the slightest market drop as justification for their actions.
I can’t think of a worse mistake.
There are all kinds of ways to hedge volatility these days. No investor need fear a bear market – let alone suffer the ravages of getting financially mauled.
There are all kinds of ways to run flat or down markets to your advantage if you are properly prepared, and have the right perspective and a firm grasp on the right Total Wealth Tactics.
So far we’ve talked about specific Total Wealth Tactics like LowBall Orders, which you can use to buy the stock you want at exactly the price you’re prepared to pay – ideally at a huge discount. We’ve also covered Position Sizing as a means of limiting risk before you place a trade, Trailing Stops to protect your capital once you’re “in” and Free Trades to help you maximize profits when it’s time to sell.
Today, I want to introduce a new wrinkle.
I want to show you how to buy more stock without spending more money.
It’s a simple, easy to use tactic that’s ideally suited for today’s markets and, best of all, one that could lead to profits of 2,426% or more. As always, I’ve got a few examples and stocks that can help you put what you learn today into action immediately.
You’ve spotted an unstoppable, trillion-dollar trend. You’ve identified the stock that’s set to benefit most and made a trade using the tactics that will squeeze the most profit out of it. Nicely done. Now it’s time for the final piece …
Nov 04, 2017
Many investors are struggling to make sense of current market conditions. That’s normal… but not the goal. Making MONEY is.
It’s important to remember that the markets do their thing based on mood, not necessarily logic. Understand the difference, and you can maximize profits while also minimizing risk.
Here’s what you need to know…
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There’s no way to eliminate risk 100% when it comes to investing.
I can’t do it. You can’t do it. (And if anyone tries to tell you otherwise, take your money and run.)
There’s just no such thing.
Yet, unbeknownst to most investors, there is a way to make any investment risk “free” under the right circumstances using one of my favorite Total Wealth Tactics: the “Free Trade.”
Not only does this remove risk from your portfolio, but it means you can potentially build profits faster, more consistently, and more securely than you might think.
Doing so is a critically important concept given current market conditions and a bull market that, as of yesterday is 3,117 days old and has run more than 237% off March 9, 2009 lows.
We’re long overdue for a correction… a correction, I might add, that YOU don’t have to fear if you understand what we’re going to talk about today.
This is your moment of truth.