Archive for September, 2015
Most investors look at the stock market in a very conventional way.
Bull markets are good. Bear markets are bad.
As a tech-investor friend of mine has said, that’s a “binary” view of the financial markets.
You make money when stocks rise. You lose money when they fall.
But I’m different. I’m a trader. I just look for opportunities – wherever they are.
And I believe there’s always a place to make money.
When stocks rise, I make money – by “going long.”
When stocks fall, I make money – by “going short.”
If you’re tired of getting beaten up when stocks dive – which they’re doing again – it’s time you learn how to punch the stock-market bear right in the schnozz… and transform market sell-offs into “Extreme Profit” opportunities.
It’s simpler than you think.
The windfall will be huge.
And today I’m going to show you exactly how to do it…
Ask me to name the greatest retail product to ever come out of Wall Street and I’ll point to exchange-traded funds – better known as ETFs.
ETFs are great for lots of reasons, but mostly because they are supreme Disruptors.
Their introduction in 1993 disrupted the staid, overly hyped, unnecessarily expensive, inefficient, self-serving and much-too-opaque mutual fund industry.
Besides being financial-sector Disruptors, ETFs are extraordinary personal Disruptors. And as I’ll be showing you in the months to come, whenever you find a spot where two or more Disruptors/catalysts converge, you’ve also identified your biggest Extreme Profit opportunities.
Today I want to show you how to employ this Disruptanomics “one-two punch” to your maximum personal advantage.
It will uncomplicate your financial life by establishing a foundation for your Extreme Profit investments.
And that will set you up for Extreme Wealth.
We’ll set you up for all of this… one step at a time…
What’s happening now – before this afternoon’s U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate announcement – reminds me of where I was last week and what happened there.
I was in Las Vegas, baby!
Throughout the casinos, you could hear folks saying: “Ladies and gentleman, place your bets!”
And the same thing is happening right now in the stock and bond markets.
Traders are handicapping what’s next for interest rates.
As a result of this, some big – but mostly tentative – bets are being laid down in advance of today’s 2 p.m. announcement of the policymaking Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC).
The bet itself is a simple one: Will Fed decision-makers raise rates… or won’t they?
The wheel is spinning, and all the bets that are being placed – as far as I can see – are on red or black.
In short, either “yes” or “no.”
However, there’s another bet to place… another trade to make.
But no one is making it.
In fact, no one even sees it.
No one except me – and now you…
In the investment markets – the portions that affect you and me – exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have emerged as the ultimate market Disruptor.
The first ETF debuted back in 1993. But those funds really came into their own in the past dozen years. During that stretch, in fact, ETFs have displaced regular mutual funds as the investment of choice: The amount of money ETFs hold has skyrocketed more than 2,000% – compared with a paltry 120% for regular funds.
This massive shift is due to more than investor fickleness. ETFs trade all day like stocks – making them better than mutual funds. There are more than 1,500 of them, according to ETF.com. There’s an ETF for almost every industry, index, asset class and risk-exposure play you can think of.
ETFs are modern-day magical trading tools.
But if you know anything about magic, you know there are times where the trick goes awry.
The hat lacks the rabbit.
The woman in the box actually does get cut in half.
The same types of tragedies can befall ETF investors. It’s rare. And it’s not intentional – it’s just what happens when the magic trick doesn’t work… as millions of ETF investors and traders just found out the hard way.
Here’s what happened, what’s going to happen again and a strategy that will protect you – without having to “cash out” and hide yourself on the sidelines.
And back here, I’m going to show how to make the ETF magic work for you… as long as it holds.
In short, I’m going to give you the best of both worlds…
The markets are riding high today, but Shah is less than impressed. On his latest appearance on Fox Business, Shah foretells for host Charles Payne the future of the recent market rally. He also tells viewers what needs to be done to stabilize the markets and predicts just how high the Dow Jones Industrial Average might climb.
Watch the video here…
Back in the go-go 1980s, Japan was the economy every investor respected – and feared. Wall Streeters even had a saying that reflected this, telling investors, “When Tokyo sneezes, Wall Street catches a cold.
Fast-forward 30 years. Asia has once again become a global economic linchpin. But now it’s Beijing – not Tokyo – that has investors feeling alternately awed… and fearful. That mix of emotions is exactly why so many analysts refer to China as a “dragon” as part of their financial and economic analyses.
The recent meltdown in China’s stock market has caused shockwaves that have been felt throughout the global markets. It’s the first time investors have seen this, so there’s no precedent that helps them understand what’s happening… or to know how to respond.
In this brand-new video, Wall Street Insights & Indictments Editor Shah Gilani explains what’s happening, shows why it matters – and even shows what to do about it.
We can’t stop what’s happening in China. But we can blunt its impact.
And with the information and insights Shah provides in this video, you’ll be able to declaw the dragon – at least as far as it pertains to your investments.
Watch the video by clicking here…