Millions of investors are focused, very myopically, on short-term trading at the moment. That's perfectly understandable, but it's a huge mistake in a midterm election year.
Because the single biggest risk facing investors today is not that the numbers driving our economy - earnings, jobs, interest rates - collapse, but rather that they're better than "everyone" expects.
Too much "short-termism" results in too many losses, especially at this time of year, when traders are looking to do two things: a) clean house on their portfolios, and b) get in line for big year-end bonuses.
To be sure, the business cycle is long in the tooth; so is the bull market rally. But nowhere is it written in stone that either of those things must come to an end.
What is written, however, are the things that tend to produce huge profits time and again for savvy investors...
About the Author
Keith is a seasoned market analyst and professional trader with more than 37 years of global experience. He is one of very few experts to correctly see both the dot.bomb crisis and the ongoing financial crisis coming ahead of time - and one of even fewer to help millions of investors around the world successfully navigate them both. Forbes hailed him as a "Market Visionary." He is a regular on FOX Business News and Yahoo! Finance, and his observations have been featured in Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, and MarketWatch. Keith previously led The Money Map Report, Money Map's flagship newsletter, as Chief Investment Strategist, from 20007 to 2020. Keith holds a BS in management and finance from Skidmore College and an MS in international finance (with a focus on Japanese business science) from Chaminade University. He regularly travels the world in search of investment opportunities others don't yet see or understand.