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The Fed

The Markets Are Breaking Up with Trump Growth; Here's Our Next Step

No one knows where our anatomically inaccurate "heart" symbol really came from – there are a number of theories – but one of the prettier ones is that the shape comes from two human hearts side by side, fused together in eternal love.

That seems apropos for the chart I'm about to show you today – because it's really two completely different market narratives side by side, fused together to the point of overlapping. Right now, we are in the narrow space between them – and we're about to head from Trump Growth into a completely new narrative phase, "Fed Unwinding."

I keep harping on market narratives because they're crucially important – they enable us to understand market movement and, from there, how to profit.

That's exactly what I'm going to show you today...

Market Correction

What's Next and Why a Little Perspective Will Be Very Profitable

I've been involved in several high-intensity meetings in the past few days, as you might imagine, because the selling probably isn't over.

Normally, I'd be very concerned – but in this case I'm not – because the onslaught is entirely driven by technical trading, as opposed to the more important underlying fundamental picture that leads to clear, sustainable profits over time.

Still, you've probably got a number of questions on your mind...

The Fed

The Fed Just Stabbed Its "Silent Partners" in the Back, and You're Next

I've gone into detail elsewhere about the Fed's "silent partners," the primary dealers – big banks that have special status to act as intermediaries in the market where the U.S. government sells debt to raise funding for government activities. This is the government securities market, commonly known as the Treasury market.

The primary dealers are the conduits through which the Fed executes monetary policy. They're very loyal friends to the Fed and the U.S. Treasury, and they talk to them all day long.

Well, no good deed goes unpunished…

Right now, the primary dealers are in big trouble (thanks to a dastardly move on the part of the Fed).

And that means you (specifically, your portfolio) are in trouble too.

Here's what's happening and how to protect yourself...

Trading Strategies

Three Big Things You Missed at Black Diamond and What's Coming Next

I just returned from the first-ever Black Diamond Summit in Delray Beach, Fla., and wanted to give a heartfelt "thank you" to all who attended.

From the cheers I received when I was introduced to the stage to the poolside cocktail reception, both my wife and I were absolutely humbled by all of the amazing stories you shared about how trading has changed your life.

And that wasn't even the half of it...

trading strategies

Why I'm Really Excited About the Next Two Weeks

My paid-up Stealth Profits Trader readers had the chance to play 59 triple-digit winning recommendations in 2017.

I'm expecting 2018 to be even bigger, if you can believe it, starting right now.

When the bell rang yesterday morning on the first trading day of the new year, trading began under the direct influence of the most sweeping tax reform to hit corporations and individuals since 1986.

It'd be tough to overstate the impact this is going to have on the markets – and your bottom line if you play it right.

I expect the explosion in stock prices that's been unfolding over the past few weeks and months of the legislative push will have been "just a taste" as we get deeper into 2018.

Here's what I'm looking at...

Trading Strategies

Santa Claus Arrives on Wall Street Next Week

The first major tax reform in 31 years is now in the books, and the markets have even more giddiness heading into the Christmas holiday than usual. Any attempt to "sell the news" of the tax reform has been met with buying, and no significant sell-off has been seen.

I was on FOX Business Network's "Varney & Co." show last week and was asked by host Stuart Varney whether I thought the president signing the tax bill into law on Dec. 24 was a "sell the news moment."

I responded that with a lowered tax regime coming on Jan. 1, my belief is that people and institutions will defer profit taking at the end of December into the new year. While I believe that we could get a very small "sell the news" effect, I believe that this bigger "defer profits into the new year" thought will be a stronger driver.

Plus, we have a strong seasonal effect coming up.

Next week kicks off the short but historically positive Santa Claus rally...


Apple's Next Move Could Make You Millions

I believe Team Cupertino will make one on the biggest business pivots of all time within the next 72 days – by year's end 2017.

You can bury your head in the sand and ignore it – and miss out on millions…

You can keep investing the way you always have – and trust that Wall Street will do the right thing…

Or, you can take control over your financial destiny – as the company creates another $1 trillion in wealth.

How? Glad you asked.

Millions of investors think of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) as a device company, which is why they fawn over every new iPhone release, hyperventilate when a new MacBook comes out, and go bananas when the next generation iPad launches.

In reality, Apple hasn't been that company for years.

Behind closed doors, the company has been driven by the ecosphere since at least 2010, in a shift that's only just now becoming apparent to the public.

Many investors – present company excluded – think they've got this covered, but I'm not so sure.

If they did, then they wouldn't be fawning all over the latest iPhone releases, nor would they be hyper-concerned about talk of poor sales and supplier problems, as was the case Thursday when Apple's shares got pounded.

The fact that traders and investors are willing to speculate over such a short-sighted news item tells me that they still don't see the big picture like we do. It also tells me that they have no idea what the ecosphere actually means for Apple, let alone how valuable the company will become.

Trash-talking news about this Apple supplier or that one has plagued Apple since the dawn of time. More to the point, it's kept retail investors out of one of the greatest stocks in the history of financial markets. Again, present company excluded.

Apple's already the single largest wealth creator in the history of the stock market by virtue of the fact that it's created more than $1 trillion in wealth for savvy investors. Every $10,000 invested when the company IPO-ed is now worth a jaw-dropping $3,183,690 as of last night's close.

That pales in comparison to Apple's next move.

Here's what I see happening...