VIDEO: How to Beat the Inflation Blues!
Back in 1983, blues legend B.B. King sang the hit “Inflation Blues.”
That song could be on the airwaves today, given that inflation — as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) — is 6.8%, its highest in 39 years.
And we’re all feeling it. At the gas pump … the supermarket … car dealerships … you name it.
While we brace ourselves for prices to rise even higher, as investors, it means a chance to capitalize on specific opportunities in this environment.
To learn more about how to play the market to our advantage, I turned to
Senior Editor Tony Sagami, who’s focused on assets that will “produce good returns during periods of higher inflation.”
- Each stock’s Performance Index, which evaluates its profit-making power in the next 30 days.
- And each stock’s Performance Ranking, from No. 1 to No. 10,000.
Tony says the overall climate right now is ripe for gains:
So, 2022 is going to be another good year for investors.
All the economic signs are really strong. Look at unemployment — we’re in the 4% range. Consumer confidence is high, real incomes are rising from higher wages, the government is still giving away money and interest rates are still at near zero.
This is not a bad economy. This is a good economy.
It’s an economy where on the first trading day of the new year, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) became the first company in the world to hit $3 trillion in market capitalization!
Of course, that’s one of the tech giants that went into 2022 with impressive momentum.
At the end of 2021, the top seven stocks in the S&P 500 were all tech names … and Apple was among them. Those stocks accounted for a whopping 27% of the index.
But this year, tech stocks aren’t the only ones set to flourish.
In this special four-minute video segment, Tony delves into the trends and sectors he sees dominating in the coming months, as well as an asset class heading for a major rebound this year.
He says one market trend that’ll stay strong is stock buybacks. Last year, they helped push U.S. stock indexes to several record highs.
The easy borrowing from banks and the low interest rates makes it really attractive for corporations to buy back their own stock. They borrow money at close to zero — less than 1% — and buy back their own stocks.
The top executives make a lot more money because they reduce the number of shares, and the earnings per share (EPS) go up.
The reason their earnings per share go up is kind of like a pizza. Everybody knows the more cheese you put on the pizza, the better it tastes. And when you reduce the share count, they’re essentially putting the same amount of cheese on a smaller pizza.
And that’s what makes CEOs rich … and it will also help make us rich.
In this insightful video, Tony discusses:
- A stock that has shot up more than 70% since he recommended it.
- An exchange-traded fund (ETF) “not widely known, that’s going to go a lot higher!”
- Companies that should pack your portfolio as they ride the growing wave of e-commerce.
- And more!
The information in this short segment couldn’t be timelier. I suggest you click here to watch it now.
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