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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…
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.