The Energy Sector is Still a Hot Commodity

Don’t count out the Energy Sector just yet. The tremendous drop in the price of oil will weed out the weaker companies while empowering the stronger ones.

As originally published at Total Wealth
I’m Counting on Chaos in the Energy Sector and You Should, Too
By KEITH FITZ-GERALD, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning

CNBC’s Kate Kelly asked me last January if I was worried about smaller players in the energy sector “just plain going out of business.”

I replied that not only was I not afraid of the weaker players being swept away, I was counting on it.

As you might imagine, that raised more than a few eyebrows, considering oil had fallen by 51% from last summer’s highs to only $52/barrel at the time, and investors couldn’t hit the sell button fast enough.

But I had studied my history carefully and knew something everybody else didn’t – the strong always survive.

That sounds cliché, but I’m bringing this up for a reason because this tiny nugget of information – this perspective, really – has helped turn ordinary people into millionaires for years. And it will again.

I want you to be among them.

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    Not Growth VERSUS Income but rather Growth AND Income

    When it comes to tech companies, investors are looking for ‘massive growth’ potential. But don’t neglect the possibility of ‘massive income’ potential as well.

    As originally published at Total Wealth
    The Hottest New Place to Find Income in Q2/2015
    By KEITH FITZ-GERALD, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning

    Many investors believe that growth and income are mutually exclusive – that you can’t have one if you want the other. So they don’t give a second thought to high-growth sectors that haven’t traditionally paid out.

    It’s one of the costliest mistakes they can make, for the simple reason that the markets change constantly. Think about it for a moment. Just because a sector hasn’t paid dividends in the past and it hasn’t been attractive to income investors, doesn’t mean that it won’t be in the future.

    Take, for example, Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO) and CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI). At the time I recommended them to Money Map Report subscribers, they were considered by the broader investing community to be staid investments with very little upside – about as exciting as watching paint dry.

    My take was quite different.

    Despite tremendous increases in regulatory pressure, global growth concerns, and doubts related to the markets themselves, I saw two companies tapped into our Unstoppable Global Trends and, by implication, the higher revenues, higher earnings, and higher stock prices that go with them.

    I knew they were getting ready to grow.

    The fact that most investors took them for granted was pure gravy, because it meant that the shares were cheap compared to the potential they represented. And now anybody who followed along is glad they did. Altria and CNH Industrial have returned 245% and 142%, respectively. Now I’m seeing history getting ready to repeat itself.

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      Keith on Straight Talk Money: Asia

      Straight Talk Money

      Mike Robertson invited me on his radio show where we spent the majority of time discussing the ins and outs of investing in Asia. Also, listen to why I think all roads (and money) will eventually lead to Shanghai.



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        Keith on CNBC: China’s ‘Slowing’ Growth

        On Street Signs we discussed China’s slowing growth figure as a natural progression where it still has plenty of pent-up demand and potential consumer expansion.

        Other topics covered big bank’s reported earnings, and cautions against taking a short-term view during this earnings season.



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          Precarious Financial News You Probably Didn’t Hear About

          Has a small bank in Germany set off the “butterfly effect” towards larger bank collapses? Here’s what you need to know.

          As originally published at Total Wealth
          The Most Dangerous Financial Headline I’ve Seen Since 2008
          By KEITH FITZ-GERALD, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning

          In my capacity as Chief Investment Strategist, I read newsfeeds from more than 100 sources every day. That helps me keep tabs on the Unstoppable Trends we follow here, what’s going on around the world, and, more importantly, discover opportunities for you that others don’t yet understand or even recognize.Given everything going on – ISIS, Russia, Washington, fabricated economic numbers, earnings… you name it – it takes a lot to surprise me. I’m pretty jaded.But a headline I recently came across stopped me in my tracks. Cold.

          It was, by far, the single most dangerous story I’ve seen since the Financial Crisis began in 2008. Worse, it merited only a passing mention on Bloomberg. Not a single major U.S. network I’m aware of paid it any meaningful attention.

          They should have.

          What I am about to tell you is proof positive that big banks are not the bastions of stability and financial prowess many believe them to be at this stage of the “recovery.”

          More to the point, big banks may harbor hidden risks and are not, as many analysts believe, the bright spot in this otherwise potentially disappointing earnings season.
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            Keith on CNBC: The Fed and Alcoa

            The Fed has new data to contend with. Will it react to this new data or will it go back to its old bag of tricks? Plus, traders are preparing for Alcoa earnings as a harbinger of things to come for the market in general. See my reactions to these issues when I appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell.




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              Five Concepts To Invest By

              Here are a few Total Wealth philosophies that you should implement today.

              As originally published at Total Wealth
              Five Total Wealth Principles to Use Today (and Every Day from Now On)
              By KEITH FITZ-GERALD, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning

              I’ve talked to thousands of investors over the years who are absolutely convinced that they need to understand the market’s most complicated nuances to get ahead.

              In reality, though, success comes down to just five things that I call the Total Wealth Principles.

              Get ‘em right and you can make more money with less risk while enjoying a peace of mind that the vast majority of investors will never have. I know that sounds like a tall order, but it’s not. Or, at least, it doesn’t have to be.

              You see, most investors fight the markets instead of going with the flow. And in doing so, they doom themselves to pathetic returns that do nothing but pad Wall Street’s pockets.

              I want you to understand these five Total Wealth Principles because they will help you harness the awesome power of the markets themselves. Then you’ll have the perspective needed to build the financial future and, specifically, the profit potential, that you so richly deserve.

              Especially now, when weak economic data is building yet another wave of panic among the 99% of investors who will never understand what I’m about to share with you.

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