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An Update on My “100% Certain” Bond TradeBack in June, Mike recommended TLT to trade higher interest rates. Today, he's still confident puts on the bond ETF will deliver profits.
Ted vs. ARKKOne of the hallmarks of an asset bubble is that investors increasingly rely on “faith and love” to justify their decisions. Indeed, hanging on to promising stocks when they’re down is critical to long-term returns. That’s why I always remind Bauman Letter readers to stay smart and tough. But the smart part is critical. In today’s video, I look at recent market performance in the context of rapidly rising interest rate expectations to identify the stocks that justify faith and love … and those that don’t.
Get Ready for 2022’s “Big Short”Originators handed out adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) like Halloween candy. Big banks packed them into MBS. They bribed agencies for AAA ratings. Then they sold them to unsuspecting investors. The shorts predicted that when ARMs began to reset in the second quarter of 2007, the MBS market would collapse like a Jenga tower .That’s exactly what it did. Their short bets earned them billions. The rest of the financial system collapsed. All through the movie, I kept asking myself one question … where’s the opportunity for today’s Big Short?
Big Picture, Big Profits: Predictions for 20222022 looks to be an interesting year for investors: a swift market rotation, continued inflation woes, volatility, midterm elections and at least three wild cards in the mix. To survive and thrive through it all, you must start with the big picture. Then you drill down to find the big profits. That's what Ted Bauman and Clint Lee do for you in this first 2022 edition of Your Money Matters. Watch now to hear what both expect of this year and the six exchange-traded funds they recommend.