Featured StoryWith the exceptional, unpredictable year that was 2013, we have a one-time opportunity to "mine" its insights... and make even more money in 2014. The trick, as you'll see, is to block out the noise, stay invested, and focus on three key numbers...
- Making Money in a Generational Bull Market This isn't just any old stock market rally. It's the first leg of a global generational bull market. Stocks around the world can and eventually will double and triple from here. Investors want to know if it's too late to get into the record-breaking bull market. They want to know if they should take profits... or keep their chips on the table. They want to know how to navigate any correction, if one comes. The answers to those questions are easy. You just have to understand where we are. My record picking major market tops and bottoms is exceptional. That's important, because the global generational bull market isn't going to be a straight run. There will be ups and downs. And to get the most of both, you need to know this market and have a plan...
This Big-Gain Spark Can Even Boost Your "Tax Refund"
New contracts are huge catalysts, or "sparks," for companies that land them with the government. When analysts get wind of the pending business, they can send earnings estimates - and stock prices - rocketing skyward.
Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, and Boeing have been playing the game for decades, and winning it.
But the money isn't reserved just for the big boys. Hundreds of small companies get a piece of the pie as well.
You can find these sparks everywhere.
And some of them even give you a chance to boost your "tax refund," too... as you'll see.
In fact, the big-money contracts don't even have to come from the government.
- This Will Change the Way You Think About Investing Forever We've already made good money playing publically traded oil and gas companies. 125% on Cheniere... 200% on Halliburton... 210% on Western Refining... 542% on Westport Innovations... 300% on Golar LNG... And given energy's across-the-board potential, our focus on growth isn't going to change. In fact, it's about to expand. Something huge just slipped under the radar. It was so significant that it promises to change how you think about investing forever - especially in oil and gas. A late-summer change in the rules now allows for expanded access by retail investors into the lucrative world of venture capital. It's called direct investment, and it goes far beyond just buying stocks, bonds, and options... It opens up the potential for all of us to make some serious money. It really is a whole new ballgame. And for you, it starts this Thursday - perhaps even sooner. (I'll let you know.) Like I said, this is huge...
- Successful Investing: Five Things to Do Before 7 A.M. Every Day The most successful investors of our time have one thing in common - they're early birds. Consider joining them. Studies show that people who make things happen early are more proactive and more productive. They're also more likely to be top performers and enjoy greater financial success. University of Heidelberg biology professor Christoph Randler notes that early risers tend to have a good idea of what they want to accomplish. His research shows that, while evening people may be more creative and in some cases smarter than morning risers, they're "out of sync." Early birds, he noted in a 2010 Harvard Business Review article, "hold the important cards." And if you're not a morning person? Performance expert Tony Schwartz says that less than 10% of the population has unchangeable biorhythms. That means you can train yourself to get up - and get ahead. But what to do? Here's my list of five things to do before 7 a.m....
Shah Gilani Reveals How to Invest in These Wild Markets
The Fed is taking its foot off the gas, stocks are reacting wildly to any news, and no one knows if the market can function independently of quantitative easing.
No one but Shah Gilani, that is.Read More...
The Worst Investing Mistake You Could Make Now
Many investors are understandably nervous when it comes to what the markets will do this week. Some are downright agitated.
My take? Keep calm.
The markets are doing what they need to be doing right now. The big swings we're experiencing lately are not a sign that the markets are broken. Far from it.Read More...
The Six Questions that Can Make You Rich (Part Three)
In May, McKinsey Global Institute released its latest report,Disruptive Technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy. The highly prestigious research and consulting firm devised a list of 12 technologies that could have a potential economic impact of $14 trillion to $33 trillion a year by 2025.
These 12 technologies (ranked by economic impact) are mobile internet, the automation of knowledge work, the "internet", cloud technology, robot automation, autonomous vehicles, next-generation genomics, energy storage, 3D printing, advanced materials (like graphene), advanced oil and gas discovery, and renewable energy.Read More...
- How to Invest in Uranium in 2013 It’s going to pay to know how to invest in uranium in 2013 – just look at why uranium prices are getting ready to soar. Read more... Read More...
The Six Questions that Can Make You Rich (Part Two)
For some reason, we love the concept of technology, but hate the tech that surrounds us.
We curse our email when it freezes for the slightest second. We damn the cellphone carrier that sends a signal to space and halfway around the earth when we're talking with someone thousands of miles away, but the drops the call.
We dismiss certain innovations because we think they're just another passive fad.
This bias against technology sometimes leads us to miss some of the greatest investment opportunities of a lifetime.Read More...
A Fantastic Ground Floor Opportunity
It's only once in a very long time that investment watersheds like this happen and you can get some long-term positions at stunning bargains. But the big money will be made by getting in before the 4th of July; the herd will be jumping in once this deal is enacted.
For anyone looking for alternatives to a U.S. market that looks increasingly pricey and vulnerable - and that should be you, if it isn't already - you can't miss this opportunity.
Check out the stocks I've found to take of advantage of this historic event...
How to Invest in Sports Teams – and Profit
Professional sports are big business, to put it mildly. A top franchise, no matter the sport or market, can be worth billions of dollars.
More and more, sports organizations are beginning to offer shares to investors on the open market, but if you're to profit, you need to be armed with the right knowledge about how to invest in sports teams.
Sponsorships, ticket sales, broadcasting rights, and even tax breaks all contribute to the value of a team.
Most of these sports teams are held privately, in families or small combines. But there are ways you can figure out how to invest in sports teams, going from fan to financier by picking up shares of these organizations - but perhaps not in the ways you'd think.Read More...
How to Invest in The Two Hottest Tech Trends I've Ever Seen
Last week, I told you the "Mobile Wave" was one of the biggest profit opportunities that I'm following for you.
I even shared a potential "double-your-money" profit play that the "experts" seem to have missed.
But as good as the "Mobile Wave" story might sound, it's not the only hot sector that can substantially bolster your net worth.
Today I'm going to tell you about two other high-tech trends that I'm following - and each one represents the double-your-money profit opportunities that I'm always hunting for.
And I'll give you a stock to watch with each one ...
How to Invest in the Top Tech Trends
The trends that I'm talking about are "Big Data" and "Cloud Computing" and each is an example of the "unstoppable trends" that I search out in my Five Rules of High-Tech Wealth that I've been talking to you about over the last few weeks.
Let's look at each of these two powerful developments.
And we'll start with Big Data, a term that refers to technologies that make massive data sets - once inaccessible - available for analysis and use in decision-making.
According to a recent study by IBM, we now create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day.
But it's what we do with all that data that truly matters.Read More...
- How to Invest for Retirement If you want to know how to invest for retirement in a way that won’t leave you struggling in your golden years, start here. Read more... Read More...
- Energy Among the Best Investments from Ira Sohn Conference Some of the best investments from the Ira Sohn conference are in energy. Check out these stocks and subsectors favored by hedge funds’ big names. Read more... Read More...
How to Invest in E-Cigs: The Cigarette of the 21st Century
They look like cigarettes, feel like cigarettes, taste like cigarettes - and, smokers will tell you - satisfy the craving for a smoke.
But electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, don't have any of the offensive smoke that's so harmful to health. Instead, they feature an odorless vapor in which nicotine is delivered to the user. And they're sometimes allowed in public places where cigarettes are banned.
Studies show e-cigs make smoking healthier for smokers and those around them, while also helping smokers quit.
Plus, e-cigs cost about half as much as regular cigarettes.
Big tobacco continues to place bets that electronic cigarettes can keep the tobacco industry and its annual sales north of $750 billion and growing.
Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO), the world's biggest tobacco company and parent company of Philip Morris USA, is the last of the three major U.S. tobacco firms to get into the e-cigs game.
"There is no denying that adult tobacco consumers have shown interest in it," Marty Barrington, Altria's CEO, told investors during an earnings conference call last week.
Thanks to increased health awareness, as well as the introduction of several taxes which have led to the price of packs more than tripling in some cities, cigarette sales began declining over15 years ago and continue to do so, falling 6.2% in the first quarter of 2013.
Even though e-cigs were introduced almost 10 years ago, they are just starting to take off. Sales in the U.S. totaled $500 million in 2012 and are expected to double to $1 billion in 2013.
And a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 21% of adults who smoke regular cigarettes had used e-cigs in 2011, up from 10% in 2010.
So, now that e-cigs are growing more popular, what's the best way to invest in them?