November 5, 2016: Can We Talk?

This week we dove deeper into the topic of what was likely to happen post-election, depending on who wins. Bottom-line, probably nothing good in either scenario…

We are at a point where there just isn’t much that anyone can do to turn this ship around. What would be required is much too painful and contrary to our current path that it is not politically practical. In order to give the appearance of progress, we will likely continue to try to prop things up with more debt, but all we are doing is delaying the inevitable. This means that outside of a possible Fed increase in December, I don’t think we will see interest rates rise for years, making retirement increasingly difficult for savers. Combine that with likely low returns for the stock market for the next decade or two, and you have a situation where the average person is not going to be able to live the retirement that they have planned. Therefore, this requires a change in strategy if you want to achieve your retirement goals. Times have changed and we can either adapt to this new reality or hope it adapts to us. (Hint, the first choice is much more likely to succeed…)

Check out this week’s show here:

Given this week’s topic I am going to be doing a special class, “Retirement Strategies for the 21st Century”. I will be teaching this class personally. If you would like free tickets to the class, call 84-48-Income (844.846.2663) and tell them that you read about it on the Next Week In Stocks website. I hope to see you there!

If you would like to submit a question to the show, or to give us feedback, please send an email to:  phoenix@tradingacademy.com. Also, check out our sister show, “The Right Side Of The Trade” on the following stations:

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◾1100 KFNX:  Thursdays at 3pm

◾960 The Patriot:  Saturdays at 1pm

◾1360 KPXQ:  Saturdays at noon

Of course, you can always find “Next Week In Stocks” on:

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October 22, 2016: That’s Debatable…

Well, the final debate is in the books and nothing has really changed…

As I said before the first debate, Mr. Trump appears to be done. At that time there was still a chance that between WikiLeaks and health issues that HRC might not win (if she had to step aside), but I just didn’t see a path for DJT. I still don’t. I also think HRC will now weather anything, no matter how negative, between now and the election. In my opinion there is a 99% chance she will be the next President.

Given that, we spent this week looking at what was likely to happen to the economy w/HRC in charge. Short answer, it’s not pretty (FWIW, it wouldn’t be w/DJT either.)

Times have changed. Significant organic economic growth is gone and unlikely to return. We are simply creating the illusion of prosperity through debt. This means that investment strategies like Buy and Hold that worked in the 20th century are no longer viable. Stocks are likely provide meager returns, as are bonds for the next 10-20 years. I don’t see significant increases in interest rates or economic growth for years to come.

In this show we discussed the implications of all this for your retirement. If you missed it, check it this week’s show  here: 

Given this week’s topic I am going to be doing a special class, “Trading and Investing in the 21st Century”. I will be teaching this class personally. If you would like free tickets to the class, call 84-48-Income (844.846.2663) and tell them that you read about it on the Next Week In Stocks website. I hope to see you there!

If you would like to submit a question to the show, or to give us feedback, please send an email to:  phoenix@tradingacademy.com. Also, check out our sister show, “The Right Side Of The Trade” on the following stations:

◾Money Radio 1510 and 99.3: Thursdays and Saturdays at noon

◾1100 KFNX:  Thursdays at 3pm

◾960 The Patriot:  Saturdays at 1pm

◾1360 KPXQ:  Saturdays at noon

 

 

Of course, you can always find “Next Week In Stocks” on:

◾550 KFYI: Saturdays at 1pm and Sundays at 4am

October 8, 2016: Brother Can You Paradigm?

This week we discussed two recent events that could have tremendous implications for our markets, the potential crisis at Deutsche Bank and the bill allowing lawsuits against the Saudi government over 9/11. Both have the potential to trigger some major drops or they could pass unnoticed. We talked about what to watch for on them.

We also had a general discussion about the difficulty that we have in changing our minds and the implications for our investing.

Check it out here:

Given this week’s topic I am going to be doing a special class, “21st Century Retirement Strategies”. I will be teaching this class personally. If you would like free tickets to the class, call 84-48-Income (844.846.2663) and tell them that you read about it on the Next Week In Stocks website. I hope to see you there!

If you would like to submit a question to the show, or to give us feedback, please send an email to:  phoenix@tradingacademy.com. Also, check out our sister show, “The Right Side Of The Trade” on the following stations:

◾Money Radio 1510 and 99.3: Thursdays and Saturdays at noon

◾1100 KFNX:  Thursdays at 3pm

◾960 The Patriot:  Saturdays at noon

Of course, you can always find “Next Week In Stocks” on:

◾550 KFYI: Saturdays at 1pm and Sundays at 4am

September 10, 2016: I’ve Been Tired Before, Now I’m…

Recently we have had a number of students come in to the Academy with variable annuities and similar products. Often these students have no idea what they have really purchased and they are surprised to learn that their rates of return are nowhere close to what they were expecting. In some cases they focus on the first year teaser rate, in others the “illustrative” value, not the guaranteed value. People who think they are set for the rest of their days discover that they have five years or fewer of money remaining.

We also see people with financial advisors who have been losing money during a bull market and individuals with significant investments in mutual funds without any protection; both inside and outside of IRA’s and 401k’s. Most do not understand what they are risking or what to do before things go south.

The market today is substantially different than the market of the 20th century. We are likely looking at years, if not decades of very low returns in bonds and stocks. The reality is that traditional investing strategies are very unlikely to yield anticipated returns. Many baby boomers and members of subsequent generations are unlikely to ever fully retire.

In this week’s show we discuss these topics in more detail, as well as the market changes that have presented these challenges. Check it out here:

Given this week’s topic I am going to be doing a special class, “21st Century Retirement Strategies”. I will be teaching this class personally. If you would like free tickets to the class, call 84-48-Income (844.846.2663) and tell them that you read about it on the Next Week In Stocks website. I hope to see you there!

If you would like to submit a question to the show, or to give us feedback, please send an email to:  phoenix@tradingacademy.com. Also, check out our sister show, “The Right Side Of The Trade” on the following stations:

◾Money Radio 1510 and 99.3: Thursdays and Saturdays at noon

◾1100 KFNX:  Thursdays at 4pm

Of course, you can always find “Next Week In Stocks” on:

◾550 KFYI: Saturdays at 1pm and Sundays at 4am

August 27, 2016: Cristal Ball…

Warren Buffet once said, “I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them. Because sooner or later, one will.” I would say the same thing about countries. This election and its aftermath is going to be a nightmare…

Today we pulled out the old crystal ball. We spent a little time talking about the deteriorating finances of the country, then we looked at what was coming. We talked about the Fed, stocks, bonds, oil and a little gold. In general, this market may hold up through the election, even through next spring (it also might not), but then it could get pretty ugly.

For more specifics, check out this week’s show here:

Given this week’s topic I am going to be doing a special class, “How And When To Use Options For Income, Wealth And Protection”. I will be teaching this class personally.If you would like free tickets to the class, call 84-48-Income (844.846.2663) and tell them that you read about it on the Next Week In Stocks website. I hope to see you there!

If you would like to submit a question to the show, or to give us feedback, please send an email to:  phoenix@tradingacademy.com. Also, check out our sister show, “The Right Side Of The Trade” on the following stations:

◾Money Radio 1510 and 99.3: Thursdays and Saturdays at noon

◾1100 KFNX:  Thursdays at 4pm

Of course, you can always find “Next Week In Stocks” on:

◾550 KFYI: Saturdays at 1pm and Sundays at 4am

August 13, 2016: Lies My Broker Told Me

Over the last 70 years the world and the world economy has changed dramatically, yet most peoples approach to the market remains the same. Despite no real returns for most people over the last 16 years, they continue to buy and hold stocks or mutual funds, waiting for the market to continue higher. They do nothing to protect their positions. That is not how to succeed in the market today.

In this week’s show we discussed some of these myths and faced some realities. If you want to know what to do now, check out this week’s episode here:

Given this week’s topic I am going to be doing a special class, “How Do I Trade And Invest In This Market”. I will be teaching this class personally.If you would like free tickets to the class, call 84-48-Income (844.846.2663) and tell them that you read about it on the Next Week In Stocks website. I hope to see you there!

If you would like to submit a question to the show, or to give us feedback, please send an email to:  phoenix@tradingacademy.com. Also, check out our sister show, “The Right Side Of The Trade” on the following stations:

◾Money Radio 1510 and 99.3: Thursdays and Saturdays at noon

◾1100 KFNX:  Thursdays at 4pm

Of course, you can always find “Next Week In Stocks” on:

◾550 KFYI: Saturdays at 1pm and Sundays at 4am

July 30, 2016: Not My Job?

This week, we stepped back to address a big question, why should someone take responsibility for their investments? Why shouldn’t it be left to the “experts”? After all, we rely on doctors, lawyers, etc. for their specialized knowledge, why should investing be any different? There are many differences, one has to do with what financial experts actually know, another is what are their incentives, a third is the underperformance of these experts. Given that market rates of return are likely to remain exceptionally low over the next 10-20 years, these issues will become even more important for those trying to build a financially secure retirement. In this show, we address these issues, and more.

Given this week’s topic I am going to be doing a special class, “Trading And Investing In The 21st Century”. I will be teaching this class personally.If you would like free tickets to the class, call 84-48-Income (844.846.2663) and tell them that you read about it on the Next Week In Stocks website. I hope to see you there!

If you would like to submit a question to the show, or to give us feedback, please send an email to:  phoenix@tradingacademy.com. Also, check out our sister show, “The Right Side Of The Trade” on the following stations:

◾Money Radio 1510 and 99.3: Thursdays and Saturdays at noon

◾1100 KFNX:  Thursdays at 4pm

Of course, you can always find “Next Week In Stocks” on:

◾550 KFYI: Saturdays at 1pm and Sundays at 4am