Jim: Hello Adam, and thanks for joining us. Today I’d like to ask you about the recent turmoil in markets, what was behind it really? Adam There are a few factors that are occurring behind the scenes. First, emerging markets are trading over the map which is spooking developed markets. Second, and the more important […]Read More
An important update on the position in markets in just a second, but I also want to draw your attention to a developing story that I wrote about here the Monday before last regarding gold. First, the stock market developments since Monday. Should you sell or buy? Or maybe both…?Read More
Which stocks are shock absorbers?
The recent uncertainty and market volatility is a reminder to be mindful of portfolio risk management. It is all too easy to let emotions rule and to engage in panic selling. Here are some ways you can “stay calm and carry on” by using some portfolio shock absorbers to cushion the blow when markets turn […]Read More
Wall Street’s Fake Out
The market is in the midst of a correction, something that hasn’t happened for some time. In fact, last year we did not see a correction at all. Stocks did fall a couple of times here and there, but a true correction, a fall of 10% or more, did not occur. And, when corrections don’t […]Read More
The next market move
Last Friday’s action in the markets was awful, no doubt. It was the worst week since June last year. So what happens next? Did this mini-crash reveal any hidden opportunities? Let’s take a look…Read More
Money and freedom
To the distraction of friends and family, I do a lot of thinking about why some countries are so much more successful than others and what America needs to do to get back on track. One conclusion I have come to is that prosperity and economic freedom are highly correlated. This is not a hunch. […]Read More
Who profits from the freeze?
Is a cold winter an automatic windfall for energy companies? Not all of them, because a big freeze can have a downside too… Up until about five years ago, the Gulf of Mexico was the major production region for U.S. oil and natural gas. Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracking have changed all that.Read More
The Wolves of Wall St
How You’ve Been Conned By Wall Street Before Even Placing a Trade. The next time you open an account at JP Morgan (JPM), Merrill Lynch (BAC) or even TD Ameritrade (AMTD) and Charles Schwab (SCHW) you’ll be asked to fill out a form that puts the odds squarely against you as an investor. It doesn’t […]Read More
Get paid to double your money
Once in a while in the tech stock space we get a rare opportunity to make excellent gains from large, household names. Most of the investments I recommend in my Tech Stock Jackpot service are in smaller companies that are on the verge of exploding. It is just easier for smaller companies to dramatically grow […]Read More
Buy gold here?
A client recently asked me if gold was a buy here or not, and she didn’t like my reply. I said, “What’s your plan?” She said, “I didn’t ask you about a plan, I asked about…” “I know what you asked. And I ask you if you have a plan,” I replied. She scratched her […]Read More
Can Wall Street save Main Street?
An interview with Adam Woods, CNBC-quoted hedge fund manager. Jim: Hello Adam, and thanks for joining us. Another earnings season upon us and, with stocks perceived to be at lofty levels, some uncertainty out there currently? Adam: Pleasure- The beauty of the market is that there is always uncertainty at some level. There is an […]Read More
A Hidden Gem
Last week I outlined how and why some of the world’s largest and best companies have migrated away from the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. These stocks represent the bluest of international blue chips – sterling companies like Rolls Royce and Nestle. Not long ago, a listing on the NYSE was the ultimate sign […]Read More
Which way oil prices go in 2014
The Power Play: Which way oil prices go in 2014 By Peter Fallon, energy stocks specialist. Rising U.S. crude production from unconventional shale oil fields helped stabilize global oil prices last year. 2014 should see shale oil production rise even more. At face value, it would seem as though West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude would […]Read More
Profit from this crowd
In the last issue I wrote about “crowdfunding” the new way that many small ventures and organizations are raising money. Before I tell you where you should be looking for legitimate opportunities, I think it’s worth your time to understand what you are getting into and what to look for. Crowdfunding is nothing more than […]Read More
Where the money will be made
Following on from last Friday’s article, let’s talk more about where you should be positioned this year. There’s still profit to be made from this market, the bull is still in control until proven otherwise, and The Fed is hell bent on keeping the party going. But I still feel this will be a year […]Read More
One of my biggest trading secrets
You have to hand it to Manchester United fans that aren’t from Manchester- they focus on the team most likely to win, and thus increase their chances of winning. Nothing against Manchester United fans, no hate-mail please! As we’ve hammered over and over, the first step is to be in synch with the overall market, […]Read More
Why these stocks are hidden from you
Sometimes you find great value and quality in the most unlikely places… Every day, the big boys like UBS, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and scores of other banks discourage you from buying the world’s best-performing stocks – even though they trade right here in America! Many Wall Street brokers often refuse to sell these […]Read More
Watch out for this latest law
Back in my earlier banking days, I ran a group that vetted deals for Venture Capital or Angel funding. I used to vet hundreds of deals a year to find 20 or so that looked promising enough to invest in. Companies would fly in and give me presentations of their business plans in hopes that […]Read More
My big 2014 pick
After a great year like 2013, you have to wonder if the market can hold up. It’s easy to make money in a bull market but what happens if the market is flat or worse even down? You have to find stocks that are so appealing that they can go up even in a down […]Read More
What do bank stocks know?
Bank stocks are considered a ‘leading indicator’, especially in this market. A leading indicator is like saying they’re a canary in the coal mine- what bank stocks are doing is often a short term prediction of what the market will do next. So let’s take a look at what bank stocks know currently…Read More
Will 2014 be a rerun for market profits?
An interview with Adam Woods, professional hedge fund manager. Jim: Hello Adam, and thanks for joining us. It’s at this time of year that people look to oracles for predictions. What is yours? Adam: My pleasure… The market and the economy (GDP) are strong and are poised to enjoy strong gains in 2014. The primary […]Read More
The hottest new power play
Investors who follow oil and gas shale development are familiar with the Marcellus and Utica Shales in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Their development is well underway. The same is true for the Bakken in North Dakota and the Eagle Ford, Barnett and Permian Basins in Texas. Other U.S. shale plays with active drilling and production include, […]Read More
Secrets of the greatest value hunter
Upon seeing the first chapter entitled; “How I Made My First Billion”, I knew I had a winning book in my hands. J. Paul Getty’s book, “How to Be Rich”, is another of those books I read at least once a year. In fact, I leave a copy in my car to read while waiting […]Read More