Sneak Peek: No. 1 Most Valuable Commodity in the World

This has only happened once before in our history…

It’s called an Echo Boom.

The first and only other Echo Boom happened in 1996. I remember it well. I was a money manager at the time.

It helped create a rare trade…

One trade that could’ve transformed any $1,500 investment into more than $1.2 million.

Graph of Echo Boom Trade in 1996

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Now, it’s about to happen again — creating a near mirror-image trade.

I started seeing the signs in the last few years. Today, it’s unstoppable.

I’m going live with all my research (and a 2024 Echo Boom trade recommendation) next week — Tuesday, May 21, at 1 p.m. ET.

I do NOT want you to miss this. First, take a minute to RSVP to the event here.

But today, I want to give you a sneak peek of the live event. I’ve typed up my notes straight from my index cards for it.

Here it is:

It doesn’t matter who the president is. Or what’s happening in Congress. And it’s big.

Big, as in $16 trillion in new wealth by 2030.

The original Echo Boom trade delivered.

Investors were 308% richer in around two years.

More than 2,100% after five years.

And over 9,100% after a decade.

After 20 years — it was up nearly 20,000%.

So, a single $1,500 investment — would’ve transformed into a $295,000 windfall.

But that’s not the end of the story. It’s not even close to it.

Today, the return of that very first Echo Boom trade…

Has hit 84,146%.

Americans could’ve found themselves 84,146% richer.

It’s a unique and powerful way to profit from a severe shortage that’s struck the world’s most valuable, misunderstood commodity.

Can you guess what it is?

Oil? Great guess. But wrong.

Take every drop of oil that exists anywhere on this planet.

Sell it … put that cash in a pile. That’s about $126 trillion.

Let’s make it bigger.

Why don’t we take all the gold and diamonds that have ever been mined in the history of the world…

The gold will add around $13.5 trillion to the pile. $30 trillion for the diamonds. That pile is still smaller than the most valuable commodity in the history of the world.

It’s worth about $175.8 trillion — give or take.

That’s nearly double the size of the entire global economy. It’s almost 7X bigger than the GDP of the United States.

In fact, as much as 50% of your personal net worth directly relies on this commodity.

And I’ll give you another fact.

Someone who possesses it can make 31% more in salary at their job than someone who does not.

It’s nothing strange like rare art or a college degree. This commodity is not water or oxygen.

And the severe shortage of it could take a decade before the demand is met.

Are you ready…? The world’s most valuable commodity is…

Well, I can’t give everything away here. You have to tune in next week for the answer!

But share your guess with me here: 

I’ll send a special gift to the first person to get it right before I share the answer with you next week.

Folks, the Echo Boom trade proved virtually bulletproof. EVEN through the dotcom boom and bust … the Great Recession … and the pandemic.

That’s exactly why this new Echo Boom trade is perfect for Main Street Americans.

And there’s a very small window of time to make it.

Right now, four powerful flashpoints are colliding with each other.

I estimate that it will create $16 trillion in new wealth by 2030 — and I’m being conservative!

Some in the press are quoting studies with even bigger projections:

  • Fox Business, citing a study from McKinsey and Company, says: “It is the greatest transfer of wealth the nation has ever seen.”
  • Newsweek says, “$68 trillion by 2030. The largest transfer of wealth in the history of humankind.”
  • Forbes is estimating … “$84.4 trillion through 2045.”

I’ve been a professional investor most of my life — managing other people’s money.

If the final number isn’t $16 trillion. It’s $68 trillion. Or $84 trillion.

That doesn’t change the outcome…

It’s going to be a lot of money.

It’s that simple.

Don’t get caught sitting on the sidelines for this. Go here to save your spot to my live event and see how to invest in the new Echo Boom.

Regards,

Charles Mizrahi
Founder, Alpha Investor

Election Year: My Prediction for a Summer Rally

Election years are special.

Bank of America put out a note last week saying that the idea of “sell in May and go away” isn’t always true — especially during election years.

Which we have this year.

I went back to 1928 and ran all the data.

June to August is actually the second strongest three-month period for the year, going back to 1928.

It shows the S&P 500 up 65% of the time with an average return of 3.2%. But guess what?

In election years, it gets even better.

Between June and August of election years, the S&P 500 is up 75% of the time with an average return of 7.3%.

Now, I don’t want to sound like a conspiracy theorist … but if you’re running for reelection — like we have this year — you are going to pull any possible strings you can to make the economy and the markets look better than expected.

On May 9, the S&P 500 rallied 26 points on the news of a jump in U.S. jobless claims to the highest level since August.

But the market has been on an upward swing…

The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq are all up at an average of 4% collectively, since May 1.

Graph of stock market trending up in May

Bad news for the broader U.S. economy is good news for stocks — as bad news means the Federal Reserve may cut rates sooner rather than later.

Paired with the historical data and my own take (which we’ll get into today), I predict that we’re right on the cusp of an even greater summer rally up ahead.

To help you take advantage of this, one opportunity we’re highlighting today is a new and promising one for artificial intelligence

It’s in its early stages, but already it shows the potential to become a $2.5 billion market!

Find out more in today’s video…

Click the thumbnail below to start watching:

(Or read the transcript here.)

🔥 Hot Topics in Today’s Video:

  • Market News: Bad news for the economy actually means good news for stocks this week. Does the latest economic data signal an upcoming interest rate cut from the Federal Reserve? [0:57]
  • Tech Trends: There’s a new AI mega trend brewing! Find out more about this potential $2.5 billion investing opportunity — and the company poised to profit from it. (And if that’s not enough, here’s another AI opportunity). [5:08]
  • Investing Opportunity: We’ve been researching a new trade recommendation that aligns with today’s AI mega trend … Details on how you can get the alert here. [7:22]
  • Crypto Corner: Consensus 2024 is coming soon! It’s the world’s largest conference for all things crypto, blockchain tech and Web3 developments. [9:42]

What Do You Think?

Do you have any more questions about AI innovation, today’s mega trend or cryptocurrency?

Let us know at BanyanEdge@BanyanHill.com.

Until next time,

Ian King
Editor, Strategic Fortunes

Follow the Money Into AI’s Next Breakthrough

From a 30,000-foot view, earnings for the first quarter have been on fire and we’re following it into AI’s next breakthrough.

Most companies in the S&P 500 have reported, and a vast majority beat estimates.

And they’re beating expectations at a nice clip with average earnings growth at 5%.

If that growth rate holds for the quarter, it will be the highest year-over-year earnings growth rate since the second quarter of 2022.

But I won’t expand on what you might already know.

I want to take a deep dive, specifically into tech earnings, as they lead the charge.

And there’s a simple reason why.

Tech Net Profits Continue to Rise

Earnings are pretty simple on the surface: You either have more earnings-per-share (EPS) and revenue, or you have less.

The challenge is understanding what earnings and revenue actually are.

Earnings are more than those headline numbers. So today, I’m going to dive into net profit margin.

This shows how much of each dollar a company collects as revenue translates into profit.

Because the more profit a company makes, the more cash it has to spend on things like research and expansion.

This is where tech companies stand out:

Real estate leads the pack, and that makes a lot of sense. Home prices have ballooned alongside interest rates. But I want you to focus on that second bar from the left in the chart above.

Information technology net profits grew from 22.4% in the first quarter last year to 25.5% this year. But why?

That three percentage point rise doesn’t seem that impressive, until you consider the scale. We’re talking about billions (if not trillions) of dollars in profits.

Well, for one, Big Tech companies like Google, Amazon and Apple have slashed staff in an effort to control operating and overhead costs.

It worked as Google’s net profit margin jumped from 21.6% in March 2023 to 29.4% a year later. More recently, Amazon posted a 13% increase in its first-quarter 2024 revenue while profits surged to $10.4 billion.

I’m throwing a lot of numbers at you, but here’s what it boils down to…

Higher net profits give Big Tech companies more flexibility to invest in new technology, hire personnel or spend on mergers and acquisitions. For more on this, check out my recent essay for Money & Markets Daily.

The bigger question here is: Where is Big Tech spending all of its excess cash?

Well, I have an answer there too…

3 Areas Highlight Big Tech Spending

The U.S. Technology Demand Indicator is a survey showing what companies intend to spend on tech.

It recently hit 52.1, a mark not seen in two years:

Note: Any reading above 50 means expansion, while a reading below 50 indicates contraction in the market.

S&P Global ran the numbers, and the increase in tech spending can be attributed to three things: artificial intelligence (AI), cloud infrastructure and information security (the last two are related to the first).

This should be a massive boost to the growing AI mega trend.

Here are a few points worth internalizing:

  • Big Tech revenues will continue to climb as companies across all 11 S&P 500 sectors pump more money into AI and its related technologies/infrastructure. In 2023 alone, companies spent an estimated $154 billion.
  • This highlights just how big the AI sector is now … and will be in the future. The global generative AI market was worth $44.9 billion last year and is expected to reach $207 billion by 2030.

This increase in AI spending is already showing in tech stocks.

More than half of best-performing tech companies cited AI demand as the biggest reason their stock price has gone up, S&P Global found.

To get more specifics, I ran a stock screen of tech companies with a $5 billion market cap or higher and gains of more than 100% over the last 12 months.

Stocks like Super Micro Computers Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), which is up nearly 500% over the last 12 months and almost 200% year to date.

MicroStrategy Inc. (Nasdaq: MSTR) — which uses AI in its business intelligence platform — jumped almost 300% in 12 months and more than 100% in 2024.

Those are just a few of the AI-related stocks experiencing massive gains thanks to the early onset of the AI mega trend.

I believe we are still in that early adoption phase, and the gains made by these companies — and others like them — aren’t finished yet.

The Next Phase of the AI Mega Trend

The companies experiencing gains on the back of the AI mega trend are just the tip of the iceberg.

They either use AI in products or are producing components needed to meet AI demand now.

But it takes more than chips and servers to make AI “tick.”

This innovative tech needs significant infrastructure — not just to operate, but to expand.

One component is critical … and Big Tech companies are already investing millions of their own dollars in it.

Money & Markets Chief Investment Strategist Adam O’Dell has identified the one company developing this technology … and it’s the next evolution in the AI mega trend.

This company has built a moat around itself by spending billions on research and development, as well as cutting through the red tape to get its tech to market.

It’s also lightyears ahead of any other business in the space.

In fact, Big Tech firms, with their recent infusion of net profits, will look to this one small company to help expand AI into industries we haven’t even considered yet.

That makes this the right company to buy at the right time … before the AI boom fully takes hold and grows faster than we can keep up.

Adam just opened up his special presentation on this next wave of the AI mega trend.

Make sure you go here now to find out more about this amazing discovery, and see how you can potentially profit from the next phase of the AI mega trend.

Until next time…

Safe trading,

Matt Clark, CMSA®

Chief Research Analyst, Money & Markets

Zuck Erased $200 Billion in META Crash — We Cashed In

Editor’s Note: We’re kicking off the week with powerful trader insights featured recently in Money & Markets Daily — from Mike Carr! His approach to trading is not to be missed … it’s nailing a 90%+ win rate and helping readers build their wealth with weekly, low-risk payouts.

If you want to learn how it’s possible to consistently stack winners, and accelerate your returns, read on…


James Baker is an under-recognized historical figure.

He served in several important positions … including Secretary of the Treasury under Ronald Reagan and Secretary of State under George H. W. Bush.

Baker’s role in the 1987 stock market crash is one of his most under-acknowledged accomplishments. On the Thursday before the crash, he hinted that the U.S. might let the dollar fall to pressure West Germany to lower interest rates.

The next day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 110 points (4.7%). The following Monday, it crashed more than 500 points, falling 22% in just one day.

And this wasn’t the last time Baker would move markets…

In the early 1990s, Baker led negotiations with Iraq to avoid the first Gulf War.

I was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force at the time. On January 9, 1991, I was stationed in the SAC Underground Command Center. Baker held a press conference, and our hopes were high.

Then he dashed them when he said: “Regrettably, in over six hours of talks, I heard nothing today that suggested to me any Iraqi flexibility whatsoever on complying with the United Nations Security Council resolutions.”

We had the Financial News Network (FNN) on in the Command Center. (FNN was a predecessor to CNBC.)

As Baker said, “regrettably,” I saw the Dow sink. Within minutes, it fell more than 50 points (2.1%).

I remember thinking there couldn’t be anyone else in history capable of sinking markets with so few words.

Last week, however, I watched Mark Zuckerberg inflict significant damage to Meta Platforms Inc. (Nasdaq: META)…

META Crashes 19% After CEO Speaks

Meta’s CEO kicked off the company’s quarterly earnings call by highlighting his ambitious, cash-burning bets on artificial intelligence (AI) and the metaverse.

Despite better-than-expected profits and revenue, Zuckerberg devoted most of his opening statement to Meta’s AI models, virtual reality headsets, augmented reality glasses and the metaverse operating system.

These innovations are going to cost a lot of money. Investors didn’t share his enthusiasm.

META shares plummeted as much as 19% in after-hours trading — erasing over $200 billion in market capitalization.

This decline set up a special trading opportunity … one that wasn’t on most investors’ radars.

Now, META’s steep drop is not a buy signal. It will take months for Zuckerberg to prove he knows what he’s doing with the $40 billion he’s spending on AI and the metaverse this year.

The sudden drop also wasn’t an opportunity to short the stock or buy put options to benefit from additional declines. The rapid decline has already happened.

Instead, it was an opportunity to generate safe income from the stock.

Grow Your Account With Income Trades

When I saw the market open on Thursday, April 25, I knew it was unlikely META would recover quickly. I immediately reviewed options prices and found an opportunity in a credit spread.

A credit spread is an income strategy. It requires selling one option to generate the credit and selling another to protect against a large loss.

It’s not a popular strategy because it doesn’t deliver large profits on any single trade. However, over time, consistently winning profits can grow to be incredibly significant.

That Thursday, I alerted my Precision Profits subscribers to an opportunity in META that generated $67 per contract in immediate income. My advanced options pricing models showed a 94% probability that we’d win on that trade — and we did.

META wasn’t the only trade we found that week, either. We captured two other income trades and have had dozens of these signals over the past year.

This income strategy allows us to profit from stocks whether they go down, up, or sideways — with a win rate that’s over 95%.

We’ll have multiple chances to benefit from more income trades in the next few days.

Go here to learn how you can be notified of our next trade.

Until next time,

Michael Carr
Editor, Money & Markets Daily

New “Box Trade” Strategy Unlocks a 95%-Win Rate

I’ve noticed that many individual investors follow the Will Rogers school of investing.

Will Rogers was a vaudeville performer and later a movie star. In the 1920s, he became a syndicated columnist and shared folksy wisdom during the Great Depression.

Among his pithy insights was some important investment advice that caught my eye.

Rogers said: “The way to make money in the stock market is to buy a stock. Then, when it goes up, sell it. If it’s not going to go up, don’t buy it!”

Rogers meant it as a joke, of course. But I’ve seen many individuals rigorously follow this approach.

Now, they don’t explain their philosophy like Rogers did. They say things like: “I’m in it for the long run,” or “It’s a good company, and it’ll come back.”

In other words, they are hoping they can make the stock price go up just by holding it. For many traders, this is playing with fire. Holding many stocks in the long term and waiting too long to sell can destroy wealth.

Successful institutional investors follow the market action.

They don’t simply hope their stocks will go up. They sell positions that are underperforming.

That’s because institutional investors are paid based on their relative performance.

Their bonuses depend on beating the market. Holding onto underperforming stocks reduces the chances of beating the market, which lowers their bonuses (a big deal on Wall Street).

Individuals tend to think in terms of being right or wrong … rather than how to increase their “bonus.” So, they believe they can hold positions for the long run.

Of course, they can — but that doesn’t mean they should ignore the short run.

This is where we have many opportunities to make quick returns.

And if you’re only holding stocks for the long term, chances are you’re leaving a surprising amount of money on the table… 

Start Stacking Profits Now With a Box Trade Strategy

I discovered some low-risk, short-term strategies that long-term investors would likely find attractive. One is the Box” Trade strategy.

I shared this with subscribers last year to generate returns with a 95%-win rate. Since the start of this year, we haven’t had a single losing trade so far.

When it comes to many of my strategies, I like to follow this part of Will Rogers’ advice — “if the trade isn’t going to go up, we don’t buy it.”

However, my Box Trade strategy is adaptable and takes this to the next level. Stocks don’t always have to go up for us to make money.

In fact, one of my recent Box Trades allowed us to benefit from the 19% decline in Meta Platforms Inc. (Nasdaq: META) last week. The stock sold off after announcing earnings.

Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to spend $40 billion on AI and other new technology had spooked traders.

In the long run, that spending might create hundreds of billions in value for META, and eventually reward long-term holders.

But in the short run, my subscribers collected a 15.5% gain in just two days following the Box Trade signal.

Of course, when stocks go up, we also have the chance to profit. Within just two days, we collected gains of about 5% in Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), after the stock rallied on earnings.

We captured another 5% profit with a Box Trade in Costco Wholesale Corp. (Nasdaq: COST), which actually moved sideways.

I explain exactly how these Box Trades work to generate income (no matter if the price action is moving up, down or sideways) — and how you can begin trading these signals right here.

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Michael Carr
Editor, Precision Profits

Unlocking Uranium-Like Potential in the Stock Market

German chemist Martin Klaproth was analyzing soil samples from a silver mine when he discovered an unknown element.

It was 1789.

He named his discovery “uran” after the planet Uranus, but today we know it as uranium.

Periodic table highlighting unknown element Uranium

Uranium is a silvery-white, metallic chemical element.

People initially used it to add color to ceramic glazes. It wasn’t until 1866 that we recognized that it was radioactive.

And, of course, it wasn’t recognized as a potential source of energy until the 1940s — 150 years after its initial discovery.

Yet today, uranium power plants provide energy to entire cities.

This isn’t unusual for big discoveries.

The same is true for a “secret” investing strategy.

How can an investing strategy that’s been studied since at least 1927 be considered a secret?

The truth is, while the broad strokes of this type of investing have been known for nearly a century, its full power hasn’t been understood until now.

What’s the secret? Momentum.

Unlocking Uranium-Like Potential in the Stock Market

In fact, the same concept takes boring uranium — the mining byproduct that was only useful in ceramics that now powers cities — and momentum, and makes them revolutionary.

They need to be properly refined.

To make uranium useful for energy, it needs to be enriched.

To make momentum capable of delivering huge profits, it needs to be refined.

Now, I’ve known momentum investing had enormous potential for many years.

I started my career on Wall Street in 1983 … more than 40 years ago, as a quant trader.

That means I was building systems based on mathematical equations to take the guesswork out of making money in the stock market.

One study looked at every year since 1927. It compared how an investor would have performed if they used different strategies…

Momentum crushed value investing by four percentage points per year (that’s 4% per year for the last 96 years). And it performed nearly two times better than the other two strategies.

But I knew momentum investing could do much better.

So, I rolled up my sleeves and started researching. I experimented with and tested different refinements on momentum investing using over 20 years of data.

The amount of backtesting, research and analysis that went into this effort was huge. But it was worth it.

Because when I was done, I proved my momentum strategy was much better…

Chart of returns

My system — Profit Accelerator — has the power to deliver gains of 3,514%.

From Skepticism to Success

In the last four months, the stock market is up 8.8%…

That’s not a bad return.

However, followers of my Profit Accelerator portfolio did a lot better…

Our portfolio is up 50% in the same time period.

We’re crushing the market by 6X…

In fact, in the portfolio, we have…

  • Two stocks up more than 50%.
  • One stock up more than 80%.
  • Two stocks up more than 90%.

To be honest with you, those returns don’t surprise me.

Keep in mind, over 20 years of data, backtesting, and analysis proved that this system has the power to grow any investor’s net worth by 3,514%.

That’s enough to grow a $10,000 account to $351,400.

Or a $100,000 account to over $3.5 million.

A few readers wrote in after I released my system just over four months ago. They said that my projections were “crazy.”

Yet, everything I said would happen … is now happening.

Profit Accelerator is doing exactly what it was designed to do … beat the market!

Now?

Here’s what folks are saying about this strategy…

“…an actionable system that works!”
— Dan S.

 

“The best system ever. Perfect. Period.”
— James P.

 

“It outperforms any research system by far!”
— Tim W.

 

“It is awesome…”
— John O.

They took the first step to making 2024 their best year of investing.

Now it’s your turn…

Watch this video. It’s the same interview that Dan, James, Tim and John watched.

You’ll be happy you did…

Regards,

Charles Mizrahi
Founder, Alpha Investor

The Next Great Big Tech Stock Opportunity And How to Find It

The Magnificent Seven big tech stocks have had a phenomenal five-year run…

The S&P 500 is up nearly 80% since 2019, including the bear markets in 2020 and 2022.

But these seven big-tech stocks have all had triple-digit returns.

For instance…

Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOG) is up over 150%.

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is up over 216%.

Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) is up nearly 1,300%.

And Nvidia (Nasdaq: NVDA) has beaten them all, up 1,800%.

Right now, these companies are starting to show some signs of slowing down.

Year-to-date, they’ve been all over the board:

Big Tech Performance

Listen, these are great, industry-leading companies. These companies should still beat the market over time.

But from here, it’s hard to see Tesla going up another 1,300% — or getting another 1,800% rally out of Nvidia.

They’ve simply become too large.

For investors who want to make big returns in the future, it’s time for some new leadership…

And to look for the companies that we’ll be talking about as the new Magnificent Seven stocks in the next 5 to 10 years.

Today, we’ll look at how this natural process has played out before … and the key metrics investors can use to find the market’s next Magnificent Seven.

The Past Is Prologue: The Common Trends Behind All Magnificent Stocks

Markets don’t exactly repeat themselves. But they sure rhyme.

Each generation has its version of the Magnificent Seven.

Sometimes it’s more names, sometimes it’s less.

In the 1920s, when homes were being electrified, and new gadgets were hitting mass consumer markets, companies like General Electric and the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) soared.

In fact, RCA shares soared 200-fold before their peak!

RCA Stock

In the next market boom of the 1960s, a group dubbed the “Nifty Fifty” became a basket of must-own stocks.

Many of these were centered around the latest aerospace and computer technologies, with individual companies like Xerox soaring 865X!

Finally, in the 1990s, internet companies like Cisco, Qualcomm and Microsoft became synonymous with the tech boom.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Cisco was the big winner, soaring over 69,259% in the 1990s.

In each of these cases, investors didn’t decide whether or not to own these stocks.

Rather, they decided how much of each to own.

All these market darling stocks have a few similarities. For starters, they were generally associated with new technologies.

Big market winners come from companies that are at the center of where the economy sees the fastest growth.

Next, when these companies started their run, they weren’t necessarily household names.

However, as the underlying technology became more mainstream, the companies behind those trends became a part of everyday life.

Finally, they had small market caps that could soar significantly higher in the span of a few years.

If we’re starting another generational shift, there are three key things to look for when looking for the big winners that could become the next magnificent Seven:

No. 1: A company that’s AI-focused.

Most or nearly all of the revenue of the next great generational stock should come from emerging technologies.

Today, that’s AI-related applications, pure and simple. We’re still in the early stages of implementing AI technologies, such as AI farming tools.

But there’s far more to come. We’re just scratching the surface of what AI can do to increase productivity.

One estimate puts the opportunity at nearly $15 trillion in additional global GDP by 2030.

That means more opportunities that the right companies can exploit for big profits.

No. 2: It’s still relatively small.

A decade ago, no company had ever had a $1 trillion valuation. Today, three of the magnificent seven stocks do. And over time, more will join the list.

Today’s investors should look for smaller stocks, because that gives them more room to run. For our purposes, let’s use $100 billion as a cutoff.

That’s still plenty large. But companies valued at $100 billion can hit $1 trillion by soaring 10X.

For a company like Nvidia to soar 10X from here, it has to go to over $20 trillion. Given its big run already, that seems unrealistic in just a few years.

But a smaller company could easily soar 10X.

No. 3: An unusual or unique edge.

Of course, not just any company will do. You’ll want to invest in stocks that have unique products or services that competitors can’t touch.

Warren Buffett calls this concept a company’s “moat.”

A moat is simply an advantage that keeps a company going, even when competition attacks it.

In today’s data-driven age, that means patents and copyrights on specific technologies or software.

Today, the moat around data can change quickly, so it’s crucial to work with a company that has a massive edge and a big lead over competitors.

Investors who can find a company that fits into these three categories likely have a big winner on their hands in the years ahead.

With these criteria, you can weed out companies that are too large, not focused on AI and lack the necessary edge to compete successfully.

The Top Future Magnificent Seven Opportunity Today

Money & Markets Chief Investment Strategist Adam O’Dell has just put together research on a company that checks those three criteria.

It’s a company that could genuinely be one of the next magnificent seven plays.

Here’s how it fits in with the three criteria:

No. 1: It’s a company whose AI-related software services are already creating over $600 million in annual revenues. A recent study ranked this company No. 1 in AI, data science and machine learning. That’s exactly the center of the AI revolution.

No. 2: Right now, this company has a market cap of under $50 billion. That means it could soar 20X and become a $1 trillion company in the years ahead. Investors could see every $5,000 invested turn into $100,000.

No. 3:  Finally, this company has built a network of government contracts that gives it an edge over other potential AI software plays. That network is backed by over 1,370 active patents that other companies have to pay to use — or go without.

Companies that meet these three criteria are rare. But that’s a big reason why they’ll succeed … and make for the market’s next generation of winners.

Adam O’Dell’s research shows how this next market winner was built by a tech titan, who was one of the original investors in PayPal … and no, it’s not Elon Musk.

Investors who buy now can own a piece of these companies before they become household names like Microsoft, Xerox or RCA once did.

Plus, as these firms grow, they’ll become candidates to replace has-beens in market indices.

That’s another factor that will help push the Dow to 100,000 by the end of the decade.

Adam’s research goes into far more detail on the opportunity to own the next generation of magnificent stocks. However, Adam sees a big change coming on May 5, so you’ll want to act now.

Aaron James

CEO, Banyan Hill, Money & Markets

The Accelerated Income System: A Radical Solution to the U.S. Retirement Crisis

Maybe you’ve heard this one…

A frog falls into a pot of boiling water, and jumps right out. It’s scalded and shaken, but alive.

Then another frog falls into a simmering pot of water as it slowly comes to a boil.

The frog doesn’t notice the change in temperature.

At first it just feels like a nice, warm bath.

By the time he realizes he’s being boiled alive, it’s already too late.

No, this is not the O’Dell family’s secret recipe for Frog Stew.

It’s a metaphor for America’s ongoing retirement crisis — a crisis that most investors and government officials seem like they’d rather ignore.

But it’s a serious crisis all the same.

Facing the Facts: America’s “Phantom” Retirement Crisis

According to a recent study, people believe they need $1.46 million to retire comfortably.

A 54% increase from 2020, when people thought $951,000 was the “magic number.”

The problem is … the average adult only has $88,400 stashed away.

When you consider that the Bureau of Labor Statistics says the average retired American spends $4,345 per month — around $52,000 per year…

And, according to the Social Security Administration, the average benefit is a paltry $1,800 a month…

At that rate, retirees are destined to run out of money within the first two years…

And will have to go back to work during their golden years.

  1. Rowe Price calls it “unretiring.” About 20% of retired Americans have already had to do it.

One in eight retirees are planning to go back to work this year… and more than a third of retirees are considering it.

You can see we are looking at a very real retirement crisis in America.

It’s a whole new kind of challenge.

One that calls for radical new solutions, and new strategies for maximizing safe income.

Fortunately, my colleague Mike Carr has just the answer…

Accelerate Your Income in 2024 (and Beyond)

If you’re not a financial professional, chances are you’ve never heard of a “box trade.”

Box trades are often used by hedge funds and Wall Street mega-funds to lock in steady cash flow for their investors.

Mike’s newest strategy delivers the same consistent money-making potential to Main Street investors.

The results are nothing less than transformative.

Mike’s strategy already has a 95%-win rate over the last year…

Only making trades between Wednesday and Friday of each week…

Collecting profits within 48 hours each time.

It’s truly a shocking new system — and has the potential to revolutionize retirement accounts, as Mike explained in his special video presentation.

But I want to tackle the subject from a different angle today…

I want to show you how Mike has not only created a remarkable income and retirement tool … but an absolute market-crushing machine.

Mike Carr vs. the World (or at Least Wall Street)

Consider this: Over the last year, Mike’s new “Accelerated Income” system displayed the power to grow a portfolio by 199%.

We’re talking about the ability to turn a $10,000 account into almost $30,000…

A $100,000 account into $300,000.

Now, here’s the thing. For the average person, these are just numbers.

So I wanted to draw them out a little and lay them out in the full light of day for you to really grasp what an achievement this is.

For perspective, the market has moved up sharply in a historic rally over the last year. We’re talking about a 24% gain.

Mike’s system had the power to crush this by more than 800%.

Accelerated Income Potential Growth of $10,000 Investment over 1 Year

But that’s only part of the story. Below is a chart I had our team pull together of Mike’s Accelerated Income system’s potential … versus some of the top fund managers in the world.

Accelerated Income Potential Growth of $10,000 Investment over 1 Year with Additional Investments

You can see clearly … nobody else would have come even close.

That’s the firepower you stand to add to your trading arsenal — all of it built on the back of Mike’s proprietary system.

Mike just released a brand-new webinar to show you precisely how returns like these could be possible using his system…

How it had the power to deliver 199% growth over the last year…

Nailing a 95%-win rate…

And capturing 24- to 48-hour profits from companies like Nvidia, Netflix, Adobe and Enphase.

Once again, this is a radical new solution to America’s growing retirement crisis.

And if you’d like to hear more about it, watch Mike’s special video presentation here.

To good profits,

Adam O’Dell

Chief Investment Strategist, Money & Markets

Navigating War Weekend News & Market Volatility

On April 13, millions of people around the world were glued to their screens — war in the Middle East.

Iran had launched an attack against Israel. It would be hours before impact. The world watched as it wondered about the initial attack and any potential counterattack.

Attacks like this can be the first stage in a war. The tragedy of war is always unimaginable. It’s almost always unprecedented as new weapons or tactics take the horror of the battle to new levels.

As investors, we understand that. Our first thoughts are always to the innocents trapped in misery. But our thoughts also drift to the impact of war on the markets.

Many Wall Street pros weren’t surprised by the timing of Iran’s attack. There’s an old saying that “wars start on weekends.”

History lends some support to this idea…

Wars That Began on Weekends

  • World War I started on a Sunday, with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
  • World War II began on a Friday when German forces invaded Poland.
  • The U.S. entered the war after Pearl Harbor was attacked on a Sunday.
  • The Korean War started on a Sunday.
  • The action that escalated U.S. involvement in Vietnam, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, was on a Sunday.
  • The first battles of the Yom Kippur War were on a Saturday.
  • After 9/11, the U.S. response in Afghanistan began on a Sunday.

These are just some examples. We saw no tactical reason for many of these events to occur on weekends. Some were simply accidents of history.

But they still highlight a major uncertainty many investors overlook — the risk of news over a weekend impacting the market.

Why Holding Over the Weekend Is a Risk

When markets are open, big investors can instantly assess the situation. They can buy or sell based on the news. This maintains an orderly market.

However — if bad news unfolds over a weekend — we tend to see an overreaction at Monday’s open. The initial wave of selling is often followed by additional selling as traders adjust the risk profiles of their portfolios.

This adjustment process can continue for days — creating pullbacks, and even bear markets.

Now, you might be thinking that I’ve selected just a few examples of this happening. But I have data that backs this pattern over a long period.

Over the past 10 years trading the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY), if you’d bought the Friday close and sold the Monday open, you’d have lost money. This is at a time when stocks were almost continuously in a bull market.

The S&P 500 Index opened higher 54% of the time. But the average loss was 1.2X the average win. This resulted in a significant loss.

The largest loss was more than 10% in March 2020, and we had five losses of more than 5%.

Over that time, the biggest weekend gain was just 3.9%. This shows how fear grows sharply over the weekend while greed builds slowly.

This is an important lesson for short-term traders. We want to minimize exposure to news risks over the weekend to increase our chances for success.

My new Accelerated Income System follows a special kind of “box” trade that avoids weekends entirely — and the results have been incredible.

My subscribers have already enjoyed a 95%-win rate with these trades over the past year.

These are low-risk trades we never hold for longer than three days, and the steady gains allow us to compound for a significant return over the next 12 months.

We just opened access to this strategy today — and I explain how you can start using it to grow your account in my presentation right here.

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Michael Carr
Editor, Precision Profits

Gold’s New All-Time High Is Just the Beginning

On February 5, I predicted gold would head higher…

It wasn’t a popular prediction.

The metal was hitting its prior highs near $2,135 per ounce but failing to break through.

If you were just looking at the chart, you may have thought that it was about to break lower instead.

However, the breakout I expected happened:

Spot gold price

After getting to that $2,150 point, prices flatlined for a moment before continuing higher.

The metal topped $2,400 in trading last week amid rising global fears.

Today, prices are pausing again, but the uptrend is clear.

Gold was already beating the stock market this year before it pulled back. Now, gold’s outperformance truly shines.

With this breakout in mind, I want to revisit my prediction and see how the factors behind that prediction are playing out.

Fair warning: I do not think we will ever see gold this cheap again.

Now that the metal has broken higher, I expect it to keep going higher.

The good news? It’s not too late to hedge your portfolio with gold.

And there’s better news…

Because of how this prediction is playing out, I see several other related opportunities ahead in the commodity space.

The Trends that Moved (and Will Move) Gold Higher

Back in February, I saw gold trending higher for several reasons.

No. 1 on my list?

Global tensions.

As I noted at the time: “Unfortunately, we seem to be inching toward more global violence, not less.”

That was before Iran directly attacked Israel with a fleet of drones and ballistic missiles. And Israel’s response on Friday.

Meanwhile, Russia has entered its third year of war with Ukraine.

America and Europe are uniting behind Ukraine. Russia is deepening ties with China, which is still inching toward a potential invasion of Taiwan.

In short, the lines are drawn for a potential global conflict. And the powers involved control thousands of nuclear weapons.

I wish these trends weren’t at play. Because they are, it makes sense to be a gold buyer here for safety.

But that’s not the only reason.

In February, I pointed out that the federal debt continued to grow.

The U.S. debt clock topped $34.6 trillion.

For a country that isn’t at war (yet) or in a recession (yet), Congress has continued to run annual deficits of over $1 trillion.

That’s like stepping on the economy’s gas pedal — fueling inflation.

Even though the Federal Reserve speedily raised interest rates from 0% to 5.25% in under 18 months, inflation looks sticky.

From a peak of over 9%, inflation’s latest read was 3.5%. That’s nearly double the Fed’s target of 2%.

However, the Fed can only tap the brakes so hard when Congress is stepping on the gas.

Frankly, the likely outcome from all this is stagflation, the combination of a stagnant economy with high inflation.

In fact, you may have seen some charts like this one in recent months:

Inflation Tracking Chart

The first time I saw this chart, I found it haunting. There’s an eerie overlay between the inflation of the 1970s and the 2020s.

The early 1970s saw soaring inflation from the OPEC oil shock. The early 2020s saw soaring inflation as we fought off a pandemic with stimulus checks.

While history doesn’t always repeat itself, it rhymes.

And any event from war to another pandemic could mean more money printing, interest rates getting slashed to 0%, and with it, inflation soaring once again.

The late 1970s saw slow growth and another round of oil-driven inflation.

So yes, for many reasons, there could be much more to gold in the months and years ahead.

Gold’s Bright Future: $3,000 Per Ounce and Beyond

Where does the gold go from here?

With the price breaking higher, it could trend to $3,000 per ounce by the end of the year.

That’s only a 25% increase from $2,400. That’s a reasonable move for the metal.

A few Wall Street analysts are coming around to my view:

  • Citigroup’s analyst team just put out a $3,000 price prediction last Tuesday. They said the metal could “shine bright like a diamond,” and test the $2,500 price point repeatedly before breaking higher.
  • Goldman Sachs says gold is in an “unshakeable bull market,” but only sees a $2,700 price point for now.
  • Banking analyst Ed Yardeni of Yardeni Research sees the metal moving to $3,500 by the end of next year amid another round of inflation. As Yardeni states: “Another wage-price spiral associated with rising oil prices will look a lot like the Great Inflation of the 1970s, when the price of gold skyrocketed.”

Why is gold picking up?

Demand.

Central banks remain massive buyers of gold.

China bought 160,000 ounces in March alone.

And while they’re reluctant to disclose specifics, Turkey, India and Kazakhstan have stated they’ve been buyers this year.

Retail investors are also big buyers. It’s usually hard to get specific numbers, given the large quantity of private sales.

But one Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) analyst reported that one retailer is selling between $100 million to $200 million in billion per month.

The company? Costco (Nasdaq: COST). The warehouse retailer started selling bullion online and in select stores late last year.

It’s been a massive hit. Their online sales sell out in minutes. If you get a chance to buy physical gold from Costco, go for it. As with their $1.50 hot dog/soda combo, you won’t find a better bargain.

The downside? You’ll need a safe place to store it at home.

That can be a big risk if there’s a fire or theft. That’s why I don’t buy my gold from Costco. Instead, I buy it from the Hard Asset Alliance.

The Hard Assets Alliance (HAA) allows you to store gold in a number of secure vaults worldwide.

I store my gold in a safe in Zurich, Switzerland.

The point is … you haven’t missed out on the opportunity in gold.

The metal may be near its highs, but it’s looking to make new highs thanks to surging demand.

Gold likely has another 25% upside this year, and more into 2025.

And with inflation potentially picking up, all commodities stand likely to benefit. So, let’s look at the opportunity unfolding now.

Gold’s Rally Extending to Commodities

Gold’s move higher is against the backdrop of a commodity boom.

Typically, commodities move in their own cycle, which is different from stocks.

Commodities generally boomed in the 2000s, then generally moved lower in the 2010s.

Gold is an excellent example of this. It hit $1,900 per ounce in 2011, but sank to a low of $1,050 by 2016.

Oil is another great example. It first topped $100 per barrel in 2008, up from $40 at the start of the 2000s.

But it went back to that low by 2014 — and even briefly traded negative for a few days in 2020!

Today, however, commodities are back in rally mode.

The Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund (NYSE: DBC) is the largest commodity ETF. It holds a basket of assets, including gold, base metals like iron and copper, and energy assets like oil.

Here’s how it’s performed over the past five years:

5 Year DBC Tracking

The commodity market tends to move in multi-year cycles of 7+ years. If we started a new commodity boom in mid-2020, we’re a little over halfway done.

And the above chart is beginning to look like it’s forming a cup and handle pattern. Once we break out of that pattern, we’ll see a new five-year high.

Given today’s lingering inflation and government money printing, this commodity boom should be no surprise.

Because of the long duration of commodity bull and bear markets, it’s also easy to forget that the end of the bull market tends to offer the best gains going forward.

The Top Winner for the New Commodity Boom

If I had to pick a winner for the commodity boom, I’d say oil.

Think about it…

It’s still well off its highs.

And given the inflation of the past few years, you could even say it’s downright cheap in real terms.

The recent global uncertainty and saber-rattling point to a potential oil price shock.

And since President Biden drained America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), we don’t have a significant buffer in place to absorb that shock.

Plus, as cool as some of today’s green energy technology is, it’s not ready to take over 100% of our power needs. Not even 50%.

Maybe 10% to 20% at best.

We’ve seen that electric vehicles need a consistent power source to charge. That’s not solar or wind. New nuclear power plants could offer a clean source of energy.

But as far as alternatives go, it won’t roll out as fast as many have predicted. That still leaves oil as the vital energy commodity, especially for transportation.

Money & Markets analyst Adam O’Dell has put together research on how surging energy demand could cause oil to move to $500 per barrel, blowing past all historical records.

Oil hasn’t made a new all-time high in over 15 years. However, prices could start to perk up in late May and really take off after OPEC’s June 1 meeting.

You can check out the latest research here, where he explains the influential trends driving oil prices substantially higher in the coming years and the best way to profit from this trend.

Aaron James

CEO, Banyan Hill, Money & Markets