You have to have a thick skin in this business when you stand on your convictions.
And, no surprise, I live by that principle.
What you see is what you get with me, especially when it comes to sticking with new trends that can make you a ton of money when they happen.
Over the years, I’ve made some whoppers…
… The rise of the Japanese yen, beating legendary trader George Soros to the punch by six months and doubling what the Wall Street Journal said the returns were – nearly $1 billion in three months – for his hedge fund followers
… The Chinese would acquire one or more automakers, specifically Hummer and Volvo… both of which happened
… The rise of the prisoner’s dilemma – which we now understand as the U.S.-China trade war
… The fall of Sears Holdings Corp. (OTC:SHLD) in 2012 when I called it the stock to avoid
… The rally when President Trump won the election, before the votes were even cast…
… When it was trading at $350, I told you Tesla Inc. (NasdaqGS:TSLA) was on its way to sub-$200 – it’s there now, and going lower (I expect it to get down to $50)…
My point is not that I’m correct all the time – because I’m not. But, for whatever reason, we seem to get the big picture right, and that’s how the members of the Total Wealth Family do so well for themselves, if they’re following along as directed.
As you know, we’ve been talking about Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL)’s huge shift from the devices which its best known by (the iPhone) into medical technology, years before mainstream media. In fact, people scoffed, openly, when I suggested as much years ago.
But the snickering stopped when I brought attention to how Apple execs have been secretly meeting with insurance companies in Cupertino, and suggested that Apple was about to make fundamental changes in their business model, that would dramatically shift the company’s future into uncharted territory.
At the time, my vision was limited to the use of medical devices and information gathering mechanisms, but my thinking’s changed a little now.
Over the past 12 months, I’ve become increasingly focused on the fact that these devices will become FDA-certified, prescription devices that will gather information about every facet of our lives, which means Apple stands at the center of your personal, medical, financial, and insurance based life.
Stuart Varney looked at me incredulously when I said, for the hundredth time, “Imagine what happens when your doctor prescribes an iPhone or iPad. You eat the extra donut in the morning and your insurance premiums go up that afternoon,” I quipped.
I don’t think I’m far off at this point right now. A new Scottish study suggests using a Fitbit extends the lives of cancer patients by a third. In fact, increasing exercise could be more beneficial than some medicines at improving survival. As this Scottish study showed, patients with high step counts – easier to achieve if tracked and measured against a goal – may be a third less likely to die early as those that don’t walk much.
And that’s only the beginning.
I think the ongoing FTC investigations into Alphabet Inc. (NasdaqGS:GOOGL), Facebook Inc. (NasdaqGS:FB), Amazon.com Inc. (NasdaqGS:AMZN), and Apple Inc. (NasdaqGS:AAPL) are picking up more invasive patents that include smart bedsheets and pillowcases that will track everything from your heartrate, sleep cycles, and even your most intimate relations.
So, now what?
… I see a situation that creates an amazing tactical investment opportunity, for those with the foresight to act early.
Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have already shed a combined market cap of $390.86 billion since the beginning of May, 2019 because of the investigation. I think they’ll shed another few billion before everything is said and done.
But, these companies will skyrocket when insurance-related profit margins kick in, and the full breadth of this situation becomes monetized.
If you kicked yourself the first time around and missed out on any of these great companies, don’t let it happen a second time.
As always, I’ll be with you every step if the way. And, I’ll let you know when to make your move and, of course, the best tactical investment moves to make the moment they happen – whether its options, spreads, or just plain old stock funds.
Until next time,
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