There's no shortage of loud distractions out there for investors right now, competing for our precious mental bandwidth. I'm bombarded with it every day, just like you are.
The good news is you can tune all that "stuff" out, because there are really just two things to focus on right now.
First, revenue drives earnings, and earnings drive stock prices – line up one, and the other is almost certain to follow.
Second – and as folks are quickly discovering in my new Straight Line Profits service – knowing how to determine whether a stock should be higher is absolutely critical to your investing success.
I know that sounds obvious, but you'd be amazed at how many investors don't connect the two.
Apple – a company that's already doubled our money – is a great example of what I'm talking about.
About the Author
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.