Month: July 2022

What Stinky Cheese Says About Inflation

I remember the first time I spoke publicly. It was 1976, and I was in my high school freshman English class. Mrs. Goldfarb told every student that they’d need to tell an anecdote in front of the class. It only had to be a minute long, but I started sweating. “Charles, Esther, Kenny and Susan…

On My First Investment, the Dow Lost 20% in a DAY

My first trade confirmation arrived in the mail in October of 1987.   I was in the military at the time, and knew I needed to think about my future. So I started investing in the stock market. But when I opened that envelope, I had no idea what was coming next… Later that month,…

Market Bottom? Check This Chart First

Market Bottom? Check This Chart First

Is it over? Ever since falling into bear market territory on June 13, the S&P 500 has clawed back to not officially being in a bear market. Since the index pulled back from that 20% decline threshold, many investors have been wondering if the worst is behind us. After all, some of the most beaten-up…

Read This Now if You Don’t Have a Time Machine

Today’s Consumer Price Index report has investors freaking out. Inflation has reached a new 40-year high — hitting 9.1% last month. And the stock market is getting kicked in the teeth. From their highs, the S&P 500 is off 20% and the Nasdaq is off close to 30%. Many investors are selling their stocks and…

This “Safe” Options Strategy Can Destroy Your Retirement

When I first started trading options, I took an unconventional route… Before I risked a single dollar, I talked to experienced professionals. My reasoning was simple. Why waste money on expensive mistakes, when I could be learning from some of the best traders of our time?    Each expert had different strategies when it came to…

The Best Sector to Buy as Stocks Climb

The Best Sector to Buy as Stocks Climb

They told me I was crazy. From the start of the COVID-19 crisis back in 2020, I’ve had my eye on the housing construction sector. In several of my weekly YouTube videos over the last few years, I’ve argued this sector offers some of the deepest value in the market. Shares have been irrationally undervalued…

Worst… Economy… Ever — Really?

“This is the worst day ever!” I’ve heard that many times when my five kids were growing up. If I didn’t buy them a souvenir when we were leaving the aquarium… They would carry on and tell me it was the worst day ever. Forget the fact that I spent a fortune on ice cream,…

Why the Trademark 60/40 Portfolio Is DOOMED

I spent the second half of my military career learning how to trade. When I retired, I decided I wanted to manage money. Within four years, I got my chance. I quit two years later. Once you’re on the inside, you learn money management isn’t really about helping people. It’s about sales. In the financial…

Solar Stocks Are Down — Grab Them Now

Solar Stocks Are Down — Grab Them Now

Senior Managing Editor’s Note: This week, we’re sending you some of the best content we’ve published since the beginning of the year. We hope you enjoy this special series. We’ll be back Monday, July 18, with brand-new research. Did Elon Musk say what I thought he said? “Hate to say it, but we need to…

Selling Puts Has a Fatal Flaw — Are You Missing It?

Every so often, a rare event comes along that shakes our entire worldview. The World Trade Center attacks in 2001. The global financial crisis in 2008. The Covid-19 breakout in 2020. Economists have a name for these unexpected catastrophes: “black swans.” The pandemic was my personal black swan. When 2020 rolled around, I’d perfected a…