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Who Is Master of YOUR Fate?I’ve emphasized the centrality of U.S. government policy to your investments for 18 months. Whether it’s the Federal Reserve, stimulus payments, infrastructure bills or the fight against COVID, what the public sector does has had an outsized influence on stock prices. In theory anyway, the people making those decisions are accountable to us as citizens, taxpayers and voters. But the last few weeks show that decision-makers who aren’t accountable to anyone can have a far greater impact.
3 Stock Picks as Market Breadth SinksMarkets were down sharply this morning as fears of a possible Lehman Brothers 2.0 unfolds in China. Still, the S&P 500 has defied reason this year, as a handful of big, strong companies, such as Amazon and Facebook, keep pulling the market higher. Beneath the surface though, most stocks are in correction territory. This kind of “breadth deterioration” has preceded many significant market declines. So … is it time to get out of stocks? Ted and Clint show you what’s going on behind the curtain and reiterate a classic strategy to help you get ahead. Plus, you’ll see that big names aren’t the only way to play this lopsided market with the three stock picks they reveal at the end of the video.
Shortages and Inflation: They’re Hiding THIS From You!Shortages in physical goods are everywhere. We’re already hearing warnings that the limited number of ocean shipping containers will make holiday shopping difficult this year. Lack of materials is hurting home builders. The price of beef is rising because there just isn’t enough for everyone. Many believe we have COVID-19 to blame for this. But there is something far more sinister going on here. In today’s video, Ted pulls back the curtain to reveal the real culprits behind these shortages … what we can expect going forward … and how we’ll pay the ultimate price.
Don’t Fear Irrational InvestorsSo, despite nosebleed valuations, investors are as bullish as ever. Which brings me back to Keynes’ observation that irrational behavior can last a long time in the market. And we have herd mentality to thank for that. Said another way, fear of missing out — FOMO — is omnipresent in the markets today. So now investors face a tough choice: get out of stocks or follow the pack? Let me show you a few things I’ve learned in the last epic stock market bubble ... and how to come out ahead without a second thought for the herd.
A Lightbulb Moment for the IoT IndustryAs any economics textbook will tell you, capitalism is all about competition. Every company wants to make a better product at a lower price compared to its rivals. They compete for the best talent. When inputs are scarce, they bid furiously against each other for them. But one of the most remarkable facts about capitalism is that some of the biggest and most profitable breakthroughs came from cooperation...