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The Four Tops released their second album in 1965, including what would become one of their most enduring tracks, "It's the Same Old Song."
I'll bet dimes to dollars you know at least a few bars – even if you're not a Motown fan.
The refrain, in particular…
"Now it's the same old song, but with a different meaning since you been gone…"
The Four Tops created, recorded, and released the tune in less than 24 hours. According to tenor Abdul "Duke" Fakir, it was produced as a "sound-alike," intended to capitalize on similar success.
To that end, you can't help but wonder about its longevity on a day like today, when two of three major averages are "red"… and everything sounds alike.
As I type, a quick glance at the headlines tells me the Street is worried about a global slowdown, the U.S. shutdown and housing markets, turmoil in Venezuela, Brexit – you name it.
Those risks are always out there; it's the same old song.
As in, there's always going to be the risk of slowdown, geopolitical strife and war, uncertainty, of your getting hit by a bus right after you fall out of bed.
OK – I made that last one up… but you get my point.
Worrying about what might happen is normal. It's part of the human experience because the perception of fear is immediately related to the issue of risk – or at least that's what the scientists say.
Only – and this is the important part – perceptions of risk rarely relate to reality.
The world's best investors know this.
And of course, so do we.
Which is why, of course, we want to constantly be on the lookout for hugely profitable opportunities others can't process because their fears are holding them back.
Opportunities like the one I'm going to share with you right now…
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Keith Fitz-Gerald has been the Chief Investment Strategist for the Money Morning team since 2007. He's a seasoned market analyst with decades of experience, and a highly accurate track record. Keith regularly travels the world in search of investment opportunities others don't yet see or understand. In addition to heading The Money Map Report, Keith runs High Velocity Profits, which aims to get in, target gains, and get out clean, and he's also the founding editor of Straight Line Profits, a service devoted to revealing the "dark side" of Wall Street... In his weekly Total Wealth, Keith has broken down his 30-plus years of success into three parts: Trends, Risk Assessment, and Tactics – meaning the exact techniques for making money. Sign up is free at totalwealthresearch.com.