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:

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June 25, 2016: Risky Business

This show was recorded Wednesday, June 22, before the Brexit vote. The focus of the show was on the implications for your money if the UK voted to leave the European Union. At that point, most signs were that the UK would stay, but my question to you was, what have you done to prepare your portfolio in case they don’t? Even if the UK didn’t vote to leave, Spain has an election on Sunday and there may well be a push there to hold a vote on leaving and/or breaking up the country. Holland, Denmark, France, even Germany could ultimately be in the queue. It is likely that the days of the European Union and the Euro are numbered.

As it turns out, the leave side won. As I write this world markets are tanking. What did you do to prepare? What do you do now?

Check the show out here:

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

 

 

 

 

 

June 18, 2016: Many Happy Returns

This week’s theme comes from an episode of the classic TV series, “The Prisoner”. It deals with not knowing who is in charge and how reality is manipulated. We also discussed the importance of improving rates of return in your trading and investing.

Check it out here: 

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:  Wednesdays at 3pm

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

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

June 11, 2016: Horses For Courses

Today we talked about big picture strategies. One of the problems that most retail investors face is that they only have one arrow in the quiver:  buy stuff and hope it goes up. To be successful in the markets requires (to mix metaphors) more tools in the toolbox. Today we talked about some of those tools. We also reviewed a Wall Street Journal article talking about how some big time money managers (including George Soros) were coming back into the the market, betting that it is going to fall.

When this show was recorded, the S&P 500 was back over 2,100. We talked about making money in this situation using Put options. Last year, this trade worked every time (if you chose the right option and exit strategy) and we discussed whether or not it would work again this time. One time it will likely fail, but as of this writing, it would have succeeded again. All this assumes that you know which option to pick, etc., but it has been a pretty easy trade for educated traders.

Check out this week’s show here:

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:  Wednesdays at 3pm

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

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

May 12, 2016: “What Are You Going To Do About It”

Last June 13th on this show, I said that the S&P500 appeared to be topping out. That has turned out to be accurate. The market is net down about 1% since then, but it has been down as much as 15% and never up more than about 1%. I have been reflecting on a question I often ask applicants to the Academy. “If you knew the market was going to go down before it happened, would that be useful”. People inevitably answer yes. I think the answer is no. The problem is that people don’t know what to do when it goes down, they just keep doing what they’ve always done (buy and hold) and hope that this time it is different and that it won’t be that bad. The reality is that you need totally different skills in a down or sideways market, skills that almost no retail traders have. This is why so many investors fail to reach their goals. If they get lucky and move out of stocks before a downturn they may be okay, if they don’t, they are devastated. Plus, if they move out and sit on the sidelines, they have no ability to make money as the market falls.

Historically, moving to fixed income (bonds, CD’s, etc.) has been an option, but not today. Yields are simply too low. If you invest $500,000 at 2% yields, you will earn less than $30/day. That isn’t going to pay many bills.

Given current valuations, the market is unlikely to return more than 1-2%/year over the next 10-20 years (some years it will crash, others will soar, but net/net, it probably won’t go up much, although it could fall and not recover). Interest rates are unlikely to go up for years, so “safer” investments won’t be an alternative either.

This week we talked about why this is my forecast and what skills you will need to prosper if I am right. We specifically addressed a recent column that suggested our only problem is that people are saving to much and spending too little. I think this is missing the point…

Check the show out here: 

Given this week’s topic I am going to be doing a special class, “Achieving Your Financial Goals 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!

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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: Thursday and Saturday at noon

◾1100 KFNX:  Wednesday at 3pm

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

◾550 KFYI: Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at 4am

April 23, 2016: You’re In Or You’re In…

As this was being recorded (April 19th at around 8:30pm), the market was at a critical juncture. The S&P is now back up to about 2100. Last year, this was always its Waterloo, can it break through this year?

Time will tell, but this market is only getting uglier from a fundamentals perspective. Sales are falling, margins are shrinking and profits are dropping like a stone, yet the market continues to move higher.

More and more people are putting money into the market because they don’t have any alternative sources to obtain decent yields. Yet they are doing it when valuations are only becoming more unattractive.  They are being set up for a beating. The beating may come quickly or it may take time, but it must come and you must be prepared before it is upon you. After it starts, it will be too late to react.

There is another consideration that now makes sitting out an untenable option, and that is the risk to the dollar if relations with Saudi Arabia continue to fray. If Saudi Arabia stops requiring that their oil exports be paid for in dollars, we are in real trouble. This is unlikely to happen soon, but as tensions rise between our nations, anything is possible.

All of these topics and more are discussed in this week’s show. Check it out here:

Given this week’s topic we are going to be doing a special class, “What To Do When Being In The Market Isn’t Optional”. 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!

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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: Thursday and Saturday at noon

◾1100 KFNX:  Wednesday at 3pm

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

◾550 KFYI: Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at 4am

April 9, 2016: Demographics, Debt and Division

The market has still been unable to close above 2065 on the S&P, suggesting we could be in for more weakness. This week we talked about a trade that I put on to take advantage of this. We also discussed how important it was to know what to do in a market that did not look like it was going to just go straight up from here.

The title of the show relates to three issues that I think will doom us to no real growth for years, if not decades to come. Without growth, it will be hard for most people to achieve their financial goals, and buy and hold sure won’t do it.

To learn more about how to handle what’s coming, check out this week’s show here:

Given this week’s topic we are going to be doing a special class, “Achieving Your Financial Goals In A No Growth World”. 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!

Click Here For Free CD Offer!

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: Thursday and Saturday at noon

◾1100 KFNX:  Wednesday at 3pm

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

◾550 KFYI: Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at 4am