Category Archives: Featured Tactics

Make Any Investment Risk “Free” in One Move

There’s no way to eliminate risk 100% when it comes to investing.

I can’t do it. You can’t do it. (And if anyone tries to tell you otherwise, take your money and run.)

There’s just no such thing.

That said, there is one way you can make any investment risk “free” under the right set of circumstances, by using one of my favorite Total Wealth tactics: the free trade.

The concept of a “risk free” investment is not new. The allure of risking nothing and gaining everything has been around for centuries.

Case in point…

…the Tulip Bulb Crisis of 1634-1637
…the South Sea Bubble of 1711
…the Florida Real Estate Crash of 1926
…Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme

So, why is it that you hear the term in widespread use today?

Because Wall Street only associates risk with loss.

That’s why you’re told U.S. Treasuries and other government paper are “risk free” investment choices, even though they know full well that there are risks inherent in every investment. It’s a game of semantics.

It’s also game, incidentally, that Wall Street’s big traders desperately want you to play because it forces you to implicitly buy off on the most profitable strategy of all (for them) – diversification.

No doubt you’ve heard that term before – just probably not like I’m about to explain it to you.

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Win or Lose: Here’s how to Play the Obamacare Vote

Most investors concentrate only on the negative when, as Keith points out, there’s a silver lining in every cloud. Here’s what you need to know, along with how to play the possibility of a “Trump Dump.”

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