Excited about Ekso Bionics

My visit to Ekso’s headquarters blew me away. This company is on the cutting edge of what I have dubbed the “human augmentation” sector.

As originally published at Money Morning
Ekso Bionics Is the Most Inspirational Company I’ve Ever Visited
By KEITH FITZ-GERALD, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning

A lot of investment analysts rely on company websites and investor relations to do their research. Very few leave their “ivory towers.”

I’m a little different.

I believe boots on the ground are the only way to go. That’s why I’ve traveled to more countries than I can count, to personally visit the companies I recommend. Some names you would know and some you’ve never heard of (yet). I talk to founders, CEOs, accountants, factory workers, and truck drivers. To be honest, I can get a little pushy sometimes. I poke around their warehouses, play with their equipment, sample their products, dig through their books, and (politely) interrogate their employees.

I’m relentless with these guys – so much so that I got dubbed “the Indiana Jones of investing.” That made me laugh, but the way I see it, it’s simply my duty to you.

If I’m going to recommend an investment, I’d better have a darned good idea of what the company does and how they do it. And you can’t find that on a website.

So I was pretty excited about my recent visit Ekso Bionics Holdings Inc. (OTC:EKSO) to dig up the details on our unstoppable “human augmentation” trend.

But I never thought I’d witness this…

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    Preparing your “Portfolio” for Ebola

    With the potential to be a devastating threat to civilization as we know it, Ebola is justifiably causing havoc in every corner of our lives – including the markets.

    As originally published at Money Morning
    Get Your Tactics Ready for the Ebola Market Event
    By KEITH FITZ-GERALD, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning

    My sources tell me that Ebola is probably the most serious threat to humanity since the Bubonic Plague of the Middle Ages. Already it has spread to a dozen countries, including the U.S., and more than 4,000 people are dead. According to Dr. Bruce Aylward of the World Health Organization (WHO), mortality rates are rising and now sit at 70%.

    This outbreak is more grim proof that Trend No. 6 – War, Terrorism, and Ugliness – is indeed a growth industry.

    That’s the next trend we’ll be discussing, though it’s easily my least favorite both personally and professionally. But it’s very, very important. So please stay tuned for that in the weeks ahead.

    In the meantime, Ebola has the potential to be a serious market event before it’s brought under control. So we need to talk about it logically – no hype, no conspiracies, and no nonsense. I mention those things because they’re all emotional inputs that can cloud your thinking and have a seriously negative impact on your money.

    Here are the tactics you need on hand for the Ebola market event.

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      Keith on Varney & Co: Market Correction

      I’m not the least bit concerned of a 10% market correction. It’s long overdue. I’m getting prepared to jump in and buy some carefully selected beat up companies when the time is right. Watch what I told Stuart regarding the matter plus we briefly discuss the effect the Hong Kong demonstrations have on the markets, if any.



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        Cashing In On the Market Downdraft

        There are a myriad of choices to take advantage of the recent draw down in stock prices. Here are a couple of my favorites.

        As originally published at Money Morning
        How to Trade After a Market Reversal
        By KEITH FITZ-GERALD, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning

        The markets fell hard yesterday (Thursday), in the biggest one-day drop so far this year.

        Traders kept their fingers on the sell button pretty much all day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 335 points, the much broader S&P 500 Index got shellacked 41 points, and the tech-laden Nasdaq lost 90 points.

        Yet this is NOT a “run for the hills” moment.

        Instead, it’s a fantastic short-term trading opportunity.

        Reversals usually are. They result in a fundamental change in the pricing assumptions that otherwise propel prices higher. Most of the time they’re the result of changes in some fundamental catalyst like interest rates, Fed notes, or, in this case, the IMF’s report that global growth will only hit 3.3% this year.

        So what do you do?

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          Keith on CNBC World: Market Correction

          I’m not ready to “Head for the Hills” quite yet. In fact, I believe the upcoming earnings season will likely beat expectations and provide some support for the markets. On CNBC World’s Capital Connection I explain what is causing the market to fall plus I share some the key indicators I’m watching.



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            The Plight of Trading on Emotions

            Here’s the secret of how “higher” returns are far more likely when we “lower” our emotions.

            As originally published at Money Morning
            The One Investing Strategy You Should Never Use
            By KEITH FITZ-GERALD, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning

            My mission and vision with my new Total Wealth publication is to help you uncover tremendous wealth-building opportunities through our six unstoppable trends, maximize your profits with the best trading tactics, and (perhaps most importantly) protect what you have.

            Today I want to keep that promise by talking about investing strategy.

            Many investors think they have this covered but, in reality, the savviest investors are always on the hunt to learn new tactics in the pursuit of profits. Like a chef who discovers new ingredients, they are constantly improving the “recipes” they use for success.

            Before we start, though, I need you to make me a promise: that you will NEVER use this one trading tactic we’re going to talk about today.

            Ironically, this is one tactic that comes naturally to all of us and is a mainstay investment principle used by 99% of the population.

            But it undercuts everything else you do as an investor.

            I’ll be right up front. What I’m about to say may make you uncomfortable. Believe me, I get it. I’m hesitant to bring this up because it could easily be taken out of context.

            But I will anyway for one simple reason – because if you understand the implications of what Wall Street doesn’t say about this tactic, then you can better interpret what it does say and, more importantly, use that information to create bigger profits. And you will never hear this from Wall Street or your broker… because it’s not in their interest to share it with you.

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              A Correction is Needed

              A market correction is long overdue. No matter the temporary pain we may feel from a sell-off, the beneficial cleansing effect in the long-term is necessary.

              As originally published at Money Morning
              Yesterday’s Fed News Will Trigger Great Stock Buys… Just Not How It Intended
              By KEITH FITZ-GERALD, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Morning

              I have long said that the Fed has never met a printing press it didn’t like nor a dove that it didn’t want to set free in the name of higher stock prices. And, yesterday, yet again, Yellen proved it.

              Within minutes of releasing its latest set of notes hinting that the Fed will keep rates near zero, the S&P 500 took off on a 34-point gain that is the biggest so far this year. Moving first 45 points from its low of 1,925 to its peak of 1,970 in less than five hours (it later settled slightly lower), the index shrugged off the prior day’s losses amidst global growth concerns and weaker European economic data.

              This is manipulation of the highest order. It’s also proof positive we NEED a correction. Now more than ever.

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                Keith on Varney & Co: Is it Safe to Invest in China?

                The Chinese government is busy hacking into America’s private affairs. Is that reason enough to stop investing in Chinese companies like Alibaba? See how I respond to Stuart’s morally difficult questions.



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