How safe is each one of YOUR stocks, mutual funds and ETFs?
Do you have a firm basis for knowing if they’re likely to outperform the market? If they’re already overvalued and ripe for profit-taking? Or if they have the staying power required to make you money over the long haul?
Do you know if the stocks you’re set to buy are fairly valued and well-run companies? Or if they’re bloated, loaded with debt and skating by with barely enough cash to see them through tough times?
The sad truth is, almost nobody has reliable answers to these all-important questions.
The even sadder truth is, you can do almost everything right and still lose a king’s ransom because of things you do NOT know about the stocks you own.
Enron. Lehman Brothers. WorldCom. Goldman Sachs. The list of supposedly safe companies that have crashed and burned, costing investors up to 100% of their investment, is a long and disturbing one.
In almost every case of companies that have suddenly self-destructed …
A close, ruthlessly objective analysis of the
company’s balance sheet could have uncovered
huge red flags as to the company’s financial stability.
And yet, Wall Street brokers and many ratings firms have consistently failed to uncover these weaknesses until well after the stocks disintegrated … until after millions lost untold billions of dollars.
Just in the past few years, for instance …
- Cisco declined 54.5% during the tech wreck …
- Time Warner fell 65.6% after the AOL acquisition …
- MBIA dropped 72% due to the credit crisis …
- Tenet Healthcare plunged 82.5% due to accounting scandals and lawsuits …
- E*Trade Financial cratered 88.2% due to trading problems, and …
- Fannie Mae crashed 99.4% because of the mortgage mess.
The saddest aspect: These companies went down in flames still boasting some of the highest ratings from the most prominent Wall Street firms.
And the reverse is also true! Wall Street often misses quality companies that are undervalued and have sterling balance sheets, outperforming the averages over the long haul.
The question is, how can you know the difference?
And how can you know when a “good” stock suddenly turns bad?
My team and I worked through last weekend and are now working around the clock — quite literally — to put the finishing touches on a brand-new presentation that will give you the answers:
A complimentary online video that will help make sure that you never have to lose another minute’s sleep worrying about investments you own …
That will give you the power to select stocks, mutual funds and ETFs that are most likely to outperform the markets going forward …
And that will let you know immediately when a “good” stock you own is no longer worth holding.
So be sure to watch your inbox. The minute this all-important video is available for viewing, you’ll be among the first to know.
Good luck and God bless!
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