Following typical annual trends, mid-June has once again brought on the summer slump.
With such little news coming out of D.C., I’m cautiously optimistic that we’ll see slow – but fairly steady – growth over the summer.
Now, don’t get me wrong – just because the market is sluggish doesn’t mean there isn’t money to be made.
What’s the name of that popular precious metal again? You know, the one that humans have fought and died for over millennia? The one with a limited world supply that could be contained in two Olympic-sized swimming pools and that many investors gobble up as safe investments? Oh yeah! GOLD! That’s it!
Mankind has had a love affair with gold for millennia. Although it is estimated by the US Geological Survey (usgs.gov) that 244,000 metric tons of gold have been recovered to date and with approximately 3,000 tons of new gold mined each year, to be clear the supply is limited. Demand is high and will only get higher as the world’s population increases by over 1% per year.
To be fair, gold has been a dark horse for awhile. It hasn’t been occupying much media space since Covid-19 graced the scene.
But…stealthily….gold has been on the rise for months now.
Ever since the shine started to wear off the bitcoin bubble, that speculative cash has been pouring quietly back into safe havens.
And now is the perfect time for all you gold bugs to get a piece….
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There’s an old trading adage, “Sell in May and Go Away”. The idea is that stocks don’t perform as well between May and October as the rest of the year. From 1950 to 2013 that was indeed the case. Over this period the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted lower returns than in the November to April period. According to Forbes, between 1950 and 2013 the Dow averaged a 0.3% return during the May-to-October period versus an average 7.5% during the November-to-April period.
However, this has not been the case since 2013. Since 2014, the Dow has risen an average of 3.32% during the May-to-October period.
Here’s the thing about historical trends. They repeat except when they don’t. The truth is that no one knows for sure which way the market will head tomorrow. Predicting the future works that way. The trick is to find historical patterns that repeat the most and count on them repeating again.
So, with the “Sell in May and Go Away” adage busted, the question still remains, “Which way will the stock market go from here?”
I think down.
And you guessed it, I have a downside play to recommend…
If you’re on top of the financial news, you’ve heard the dreaded word “inflation” being thrown around.
Fed policy makers generally consider a core inflation rate of 2% or lower acceptable.
The U.S. labor department reports that the current core inflation number right now is 3%, 50% higher than ideal.
The bottom line is that stuff costs more than it did pre-Covid, and it may get even more expensive before things cool down again.
That means a bearish storm may be brewing.
And fortunately for you, I’ve got some downside plays all ready…
By now you’ve likely noticed the MASSIVE dip ripping across the crypto market.
Between traders taking profits and panic sellers succumbing to the downwards pressure, it has become clear that my past projections for this year could be a tad off.
So, allow me to get you up to speed on exactly what is going on with the largest cryptocurrencies right now and share my updated projections in today’s video.
On Monday, May 31, 2021, our country celebrates honoring the military personnel who fell in support of their country. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of summer. Barbeques, family gatherings, 3-day weekend trips and vehicle purchases will ensue as warm weather begins to bring people outdoors and, yes, spend money doing so.
As a trader, you should be asking yourself, “What are people spending that money on…and how can I find the trading opportunity?”
We can make some assumptions… food, cookout equipment, outdoor furniture, car rentals, hotel stays, and plane tickets are just a few of the items that people pent up from Covid restrictions for over a year will consume with great enthusiasm.
We could then take a look at what companies sell these items and consider those stocks.
Or we could do it the smart way…the Money Calendar way, that is.
You see, history is always our best guide to forecasting the future.
So let me show you the 6 stocks that are lighting up my scanners right now…
As you know, crypto has been having a bit of a meltdown over the past week, with Bitcoin and Ethereum down by over 20%.
Actually, that’s not a bad thing. It’s crypto on clearance. There are some great deals on the rack right now, if you know where to look.
And I’ll break that all down for you today, in the video below.
Here’s where I see the big coins going and where my buy levels are….
Last Friday, the Colonial Pipeline Company got hit with a cyberattack shutting down the pipeline and almost half of the gas supply. The pipeline isn’t just a pipe, but a series of high-tech sensors, thermostats, valves and pumps controlled digitally making the pipeline subject to outside cyberattacks.
The Colonial pipeline is 5,500 miles long and supplies 2.5 million barrels per day of refined fuel to 10 states between Texas and New Jersey. It supplies 45% of the gasoline for these states.
People in the affected states sopped up gasoline like a biscuit in hot gravy, driving gas prices through the roof. Gas stations quickly ran out of gas. Humans are emotional creatures and tend to overreact like Chicken Little believing the sky is falling. Remember the toilet paper shortage during the early stages of Covid? Same thing happening here.
By now, we’ve all seen the memes. The gas cans. The gas bags.
And if you filled up your own gas tank this week, you’ve definitely felt some pain, with gas prices soaring above $3 per gallon for the first time in 7 years.
The good news is, I can also help you find some serious upside…
Summer is upon us and just because many of you are on vacation, doesn’t mean the market comes to a halt. And this year, these 10 patterns are begging for our attention.
In today’s video, I’m revealing exactly which powerful plays have netted massive returns at least 9 out of the last 10 years.
Better yet, these positions have been on a serious uptrend, increasing their momentum year after year.
Check out the full video by clicking here…