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