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The Most Dangerous Financial Headline I've Seen Since the 2008 Crisis

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In my capacity as Chief Investment Strategist, I read newsfeeds from more than 100 sources every day. That helps me keep tabs on the Unstoppable Trends we follow at Total Wealth, what's going on around the world, and, more importantly, discover opportunities for you that others don't yet understand or even recognize.

Given everything going on - ISIS, Russia, Washington, fabricated economic numbers, earnings... you name it - it takes a lot to surprise me. I'm pretty jaded.

But a headline I recently came across stopped me in my tracks. Cold...

Apply These Five Total Wealth Principles Today (and Every Day)

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I've talked to thousands of investors over the years who are absolutely convinced that they need to understand the market's most complicated nuances to get ahead.
In reality, though, success comes down to just five things that I call the Total WealthPrinciples.

Get 'em right and you can make more money with less risk while enjoying a peace of mind that the vast majority of investors will never have. I know that sounds like a tall order, but it's not. Or, at least, it doesn't have to be.

You see, most investors fight the markets instead of going with the flow. And in doing so, they doom themselves to pathetic returns that do nothing but pad Wall Street's pockets.
I want you to understand these five Total Wealth Principles because they will help you harness the awesome power of the markets themselves. Then you'll have the perspective needed to build the financial future and, specifically, the profit potential that you so richly deserve.

Especially now, when weak economic data is building yet another wave of panic among the 99% of investors who will never understand what I'm about to share with you.

Here are five Total Wealth principles to invest by - and pitfalls to avoid.

Profit from a Small Country's Fiscal "Escape" Plan

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Worldwide debt has exploded in the eight years since the beginning of the fiscal crisis from an already unsustainable level of $142 trillion to a crushing $200 trillion. The reason? To help paper over gaping holes in national economies, and because our financial system makes it too easy to just "create" money from nothing.

Now one small nation is looking at a radically different way of doing things. Although the approach is conservative, there are still some risks.

The situation provides an appealing investment opportunity, no matter the outcome, if the position is implemented correctly.

Here's how...

How to Play the Stock Market Now

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If you don't have a clear plan for how to play the stock market, you are statistically unlikely to succeed. Over the past 20 years, the S&P 500 has averaged a gain of 9.02%. Yet over the same span, individual investors averaged a measly 2.53% per year.

You can do way better than 2.53% a year as an individual investor.

This list of the essential do's and don'ts on how to play the stock market will keep you on the path to wealth.

How to Profit from America's $20 Billion Waistline War

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Weight loss is a $20 billion per year industry. Yet, it seems the more we spend on shedding pounds, the more pounds we have to shed. Today, two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in the U.S. are overweight or obese, and the numbers are climbing.

With a growing market of that magnitude and so much money changing hands, it's no wonder investors' eyes light up when they hear the words "new obesity drug."

But if you want to find the "gold in those hills," that is, to invest in a stock that will really pay off, you have to know where to look.

Because if you stake a claim in the wrong place, you may lose more weight from your wallet than your waistline...

The 5 Most Important Questions to Ask a Financial Advisor

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Having the right financial advisor in your corner can mean the difference between huge profits and devastating losses. But how do you pick the right one?

A quick Internet search reveals dozens of articles devoted to the topic of which questions to ask a financial advisor.

They all cover the basics, but to really determine whether an advisor is truly aligned with your interests, make sure you ask these five critical questions...

Blue-Chip Stocks List: Three to Buy and Hold in 2015

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Blue-chip stocks are typically sector leaders boasting market caps in the billions. Many also pay attractive dividends. The combination of growth, value, and dividend income continues to draw investors to blue chips.

A key argument for remaining in blue-chip, dividend-paying stocks has shifted from their value solely as an income-producing investment to their potential for future dividend growth.

Here's a blue-chip stocks list to keep you profiting in 2015...

How to Double Your Money by 2018

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More than a third of Americans have nothing at all saved for retirement. Fortunately, the tech sector provides the kind of returns Americans need to reach their retirement goals.

One of the best ways to build wealth with tech stocks is to focus on those with the potential to double.

Here's how to double your money by 2018 on a small-cap tech stock that taps into an unstoppable trend...

Tax-Efficient Investing in 5 Simple Moves

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The deadline for submitting 2014 tax returns is fast approaching.

What you pay this year is largely determined by what you did in 2014. But now is a great time to make sure you're doing everything possible so you don't overpay next time around.

That's where tax-efficient investing comes in.

Here are five simple moves you can make today to be as tax-efficient as possible and legally keep more of what's yours...

Investment Risk Redefined: The Free Trade

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There's no such thing as a 100% risk-free investment. That said, you can make any investment risk "free" under the right conditions by using one of my favorite tactics: the free trade.

This strategy lets you do three things at once: capture profits of at least 100%, pay for your initial investment, and reduce the risk on your remaining position to almost nothing.

Here's how it works...

Earn 6% When Others Are Losing Money

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We're living in crazy economic times.

The race to debase and stimulate has taken us into uncharted financial waters.

Zero interest rate policies (ZIRP) are being replaced with negative interest rate policies (NIRP).

It's an upside-down banking environment that presents some serious challenges.

But investors who are willing to get just a little creative can profit nicely, even as others lose money that just sits there.

And, even better, the shares are trading at an 8% discount now...

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