This "Toll Gate" Strategy Gave Us the Perfect Infrastructure Stock Play

In February, the Trump administration introduced a $1.5 trillion infrastructure spending bill designed to boost public and private spending the nation's aging tunnels, roads, and bridges.

The U.S. White House's move set off a flurry of investment activity on Wall Street as the world's largest investment firms prepared to place huge bets on infrastructure stock – upward of $200 billion.

However, many of these firms have yet to pull the trigger. Thanks to congress, this massive infrastructure stimulus is bogged down in the legislative process awaiting debate and approval. And that's a buying opportunity for the savvy investor.

Wall Street

The World's Biggest Money Manager Just Blew the Lid Off Wall Street's Snake Oil Scam

Earlier this month, BlackRock Inc. reported fantastic earnings for the first quarter of 2018, surpassing Wall Street's expectations on nearly every metric.

Now, BlackRock is the largest money manager on the face of the earth, so any sane individual interested in keeping up with the markets – and therefore making money in them – needs to pay close attention to BlackRock's performance.

The company reported net inflows of $55 billion into its money management products. It also hiked the dividend by 15% and bought back $335 million in stocks, both of which contributed to the solid 6% gain shareholders saw from January to March.

Now, BlackRock is far too large for me even to consider owning. I only target unreasonably undervalued companies, and any company known as the world's largest "anything," let alone money manager, will always be far from undervalued. 

But when BlackRock is speaking, it's a good idea to listen. The recent earnings show the company now has over $6 trillion in assets, meaning the suit-wearing foot soldiers are pretty damn good at selling their products.

And this most recent earnings report speaks volumes about how these products are falsely marketed to you…

They're marketed as investments that don't provide underwhelming returns when, in reality, that's exactly what they provide...

Dow Jones

Why Four Speeches from Fed Officials Will Move the Dow Jones Today

The Dow Jones today is trending upward in pre-market hours as traders anticipate four speeches from Federal Reserve officials today that could divulge clues about upcoming rate hikes. Dow Futures projected a near 100-point gain in pre-market hours after the 10-year bond dipped back under 2.9%.

While the nature of the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes are still uncertain, savvy investors are already positioning themselves to profit...