Weiss Ratings has launched a new marketing campaign for The Power Elite called Most Stocks Suck.
In a video presentation, Jon D. Markman, editor of The Power Elite, explains how investors can turn the tables on Wall Street by making smarter investment decisions.
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What is The Power Elite?
The Power Elite is a financial newsletter from Weiss Ratings. Priced at $30 to $60 per year, the newsletter recommends specific stocks you should buy for your investment portfolio.
The newsletter is led by Jon D. Markman, who claims that most stocks aren’t worth your time. Jon believes that most stocks suck and that investors should hold just eight stocks in their portfolio instead of a diversified basket.
Here’s how Jon explains his belief:
“The thing is, most stocks suck. It’s true! Of the nearly 4,500 publicly traded stocks on the market today, no more than 70 deserve your time, attention, and money. And of those 70, only about eight are now trading at a price that makes them attractive to buy.”
Instead of focusing on the thousands of stocks available, Jon recommends focusing on a smaller number of specific stocks. These stocks lead the market as it rises and falls. By investing in these stocks today, you can beat Wall Street at its own game.
By subscribing to The Power Elite today, you can discover the stocks that Jon recommends owning. He claims the game will always be rigged in Wall Street’s favor. However, by learning the game rules and playing your version of the game, ordinary investors can still get rich.
Why Diversified Funds Are Bad
Many investors carry a diversified portfolio. You might own shares of a mutual fund or ETF. These funds invest in dozens – sometimes hundreds – of different publicly traded assets.
Investors have been told that diversification is good. When you put your retirement funds into a diversified basket of stocks, you can give yourself safe, steady gains while minimizing losses. If one sector crashes, your retirement fund survives.
However, this type of diversification isn’t always a good thing, according to Jon. This type of diversification is what Wall Street wants ordinary investors to do. Wall Street wants ordinary investors to play their “carny game” by carrying a portfolio of stocks.
Here’s how Jon explains the concept:
“If you own a mutual fund, an Exchange-Traded Fund, a 401(k) managed by your employer, or even a wide range of “diversified” stocks …Your stockbroker, financial planner, and fund manager is trying to play you for a sucker in just another Wall Street “carny game.”
The Power Elite promises a different future. By subscribing to The Power Elite, you can see the small number of stocks that Jon recommends holding. Instead of buying a diversified basket of “sucker stocks,” you can buy stocks that drive real wealth gains.
Today’s market is an excellent example of Jon’s theory. Over the last year, markets have continued to hit record highs. However, much of this growth has been driven by a handful of tech stocks, including Apple, Tesla, Alphabet, and a small number of others. If you own these tech stocks, then you’re doing great. If not, then your returns are lagging behind the market – even if you have a diversified portfolio.
How Wall Street’s Carny Game Works
By investing in a diversified basket of stocks, investors are participating in a carny game. Jon claims this is what Wall Street wants investors to do – and it’s hampering the returns of ordinary investors.
- Here’s how Jon explains Wall Street’s “carny game” and how it works:
- Hedge funds and other insiders are good at finding undervalued stocks
- These insiders scoop up the stocks at bargain-basement prices
- Once they own a significant share of these stocks, they tip off the analysts
- The analysts write glowing reports on these stocks and rate them as a strong buy
- The business media, including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Fox Business, jump on the bandwagon and start touting these stocks to the retail investor
Jon uses Jim Cramer as an example. When he rings his bell and claims you need to buy this stock, he’s playing a role in Wall Street’s carny game.
According to Jon, this game is a perfectly legal pump and dump scheme that has existed for decades:
“A guy like Jim Cramer, for example, rings his bell, blows his horn, and says, “You’ve got to buy this stock!” So, millions of small investors do exactly that. And the price goes up. But when the stock reaches its full valuation, the hedge funds and brokers get out. And the small investor gets left holding the bag. It’s “pump-and-dump,” …But it’s “perfectly legal.”
Wall Street runs scams like this every day – and they always get away with it. Jon wants to help ordinary investors fight back.
5 Sneaky Scams Wall Street Uses to Trick Ordinary Investors
Some investors might think they’re too smart to fall for investment scams. But that’s not true. Most investors have played at least some role in Wall Street’s carny game.
Take the following test. Ask yourself the following five questions to determine if you have participated in Wall Street’s carny game pump and dump scheme before:
1. Does Your Broker Encourage You to Trade Too Often? Some brokers encourage clients to trade frequently. Brokers make money on commission. They get paid per trade. The more trades you make, the more money the broker makes. Jon claims it’s like a baseball player swinging at every pitch: it’s not a smart strategy. Brokers call this “churning” your account. It leads to your portfolio dropping while the broker’s profits go up.
2. Does Your Financial Planner Tell You to Buy and Hold? Some financial planners take the opposite approach, but it can be equally harmful to ordinary investors. Some financial planners advocate a buy-and-hold strategy. This works for companies that will exist in 100 years. But not all companies will exist in 100 years. As examples, Jon shares stories of Enron (which once traded for $90 a share and now no longer exists), Sears (which was priced at $140 in 2007 and had run successfully for 130 years), and Twitter (once priced at $73 and is now worth $15). There are countless stories of companies failing. Investors who buy and hold don’t always weather the storm: they sometimes are left holding the bag.
3. Have You Ever Chased your Losses or Cut Your Gains? Many investors hold onto a falling stock because they believe things will turn around. Some investors buy the dip continuously as a stock falls to the bottom. Jon advises clients against falling for the two deadliest traps in the stock market: hope and fear. You shouldn’t hold onto a falling stock because you hope it will turn around. And you shouldn’t take your profits too soon because you fear it will start to fall. Instead, Jon recommends doing the exact opposite. He recommends hoping your rising stocks continue to rise while fearing that your falling stocks will keep falling.
4. Has Your Broker Told You to Buy at the Bottom or Sell at the Top? Buying at the bottom and selling at the top is great if you can do it consistently. However, many investors have gone broke trying to catch the first or last fraction of a point. Trying to time the market is a sucker mistake. Changes in direction occur, and you should wait for confirmation that a change is underway before you make your move.
5. Has Your Advisor Told You to Buy Lots of Stocks for Diversification? Conventional investment wisdom tells us not to put all our bags into one basket. The more stocks you own, the safer you’ll be. However, Jon claims most stocks suck. Instead of owning a basket of stocks, he claims you should focus on 8 to 10 specific stocks.
5 Ways to Turn the Tables on Wall Street
In The Power Elite, Jon and his team teach ordinary investors how to fight back against Wall Street. They explain the strategies Wall Street’s elite use to manipulate the market. They explain how the carny game works. Then, they teach ordinary investors like you how to fight back.
Jon recommends using five specific strategies to turn the tables on Wall Street, including:
Don’t Swing on Every Pitch: There are no “called strikes” in investing. You can wait for months – even years – for the perfect pitch. Jon claims you should wait for the right opportunity instead of swinging on every pitch.
Trade Along the Line of Least Resistance: In a bull market, you should run with the bulls. In a bear market, you should run with the bears.
Cut Losses While Letting Winners Run: If a stock goes up, buy more. If it goes down, sell. The trend is your friend.
Dip Your Toe Before Jumping In Wait for a trend to reveal itself before you take a position. Trying to be the first to buy or sell is a sucker move.
Keep your Portfolio Small and Easy to Manage: Some of the world’s wealthiest people have small, easy-to-manage portfolios. Mark Cuban is a big advocate for small portfolios. Building wealth is about concentration, diligence, and focus. Instead of diversifying to a point where your returns are small, you should maximize gains across a smaller number of stocks.
The Power Elite Trading Algorithm Picks Winning Stocks
When you subscribe to The Power Elite, you get access to stocks recommended by The Power Elite’s algorithm. Jon and his team have created a software program that identifies winning stocks in the market.
Jon developed the algorithm with three principles:
Principle #1: The algorithm needs to trade without emotion. Humans trade on emotion. They get attached to winning stocks and let emotion cloud their decision-making.
Principle #2: The algorithm needs to know when to buy and when to sell. To do this, Jon instructed the algorithm to look for Jesse Livermore’s Pivotal Point, which is the point where a stock changes direction without being fooled by minor pullbacks and corrections.
Principle #3: The algorithm needs to find the right stocks to buy. To do that, the algorithm sifts through the most extensive stocks on the market, then comes back with stocks that meet a set of criteria.
All trading algorithms claim to pick the best companies accurately. Some trading algorithms work, while others do not. Jon claims his trading algorithm is built to respond to the following ten questions:
- Is the company currently making money?
- Has the company made a profit in at least 7 of the last eight years?
- Does the company have plenty of cash on hand?
- Does the company have the right level of debt for its size?
- Is the company’s industry growing?
- Have the shareholders received a good return?
- Has the company created any new products or services that would increase the value of its stock?
- Has the company recently revised its earnings estimates upward?
- Are some investors selling the stock for reasons that have nothing to do with the inherent quality of the company?
- Is the stock’s price rising but still reasonably priced?
- Once the algorithm identifies a stock that answers all of the questions above, Jon recommends it to subscribers of The Power Elite.
- Types of Stocks Recommended by The Power Elite
Based on the criteria above, you might assume that The Power Elite would recommend stocks like Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook, Tesla, Zoom, and other trendy stocks.
However, Jon claims his recommendations are much less-known. He claims his algorithm recommends obscure stocks that could deliver significant results to investors.
Here’s how Jon explains it:
“…we turned the computer loose to let it look for companies that met those criteria. What it came back with shocked us …There were very few high-flying tech stocks like Amazon, Google, or Facebook. Not many famous blue chips like American Express, Johnson & Johnson, or McDonald’s. No darlings of the moment like Zoom, Slack, or Tesla. What the computer found instead were …The strangest stocks you’ll ever fall in love with!”
Jon claims the stocks are boring. They’re stocks your broker would never recommend to you. They’re not the stocks you hear people whisper about at a cocktail party.
Here are some of the stocks Jon has recently recommended to his followers:
- One company that will clean your swimming pool for you
- Another company that makes snack foods
- One company that helps people get rid of cockroaches and ants
- One company that makes mobile homes and RVs
These companies aren’t exciting, but they make a ton of money. Their stock prices have gone up year after year, in good markets and imperfect markets.
These companies can charge higher prices than competitors because they have a unique market advantage. The companies make products that are necessary, addictive, or the best in their industry.
For all of these reasons, Jon calls his recommended stocks “The Power Elite.”
To discover Jon’s recommended stocks and start making substantial potential returns on investment, you need to subscribe to The Power Elite today.
How to Maximize Returns in 4 Easy Steps
To make a long story short, Jon recommends that investors maximize returns by taking four specific steps, including:
Step 1) Get rid of your sucker stocks now. Jon claims most funds have dozens of sucker stocks. These stocks have famous names, but they’re stocks for suckers. Jon lists names like Goldman Sachs, Newmont Mining, Freeport McMoRan, Hewlett-Packard, and Halliburton as examples of sucker stocks. These stocks have good publicity and famous names, and many of them even have good recent performance. However, they’re sucker stocks.
Step 2) Stop letting Wall Street trick you into making sucker mistakes. Sucker’s mistakes include betting on long shots, dollar-cost average, buying a stock on good news, believing what companies say about their stock, taking profits too soon, and acting on hot tips, among other mistakes.
Step 3) Check out the stock in The Power Elite. Jon claims to have an algorithm that consistently identifies winning stocks. The algorithm picks companies with solid growth. Jon shares these “Power Elite” companies with subscribers.
Step 4) Find out how to use the Pivotal Point. Jesse Livermore has discovered something called the Pivotal Point. This is the turning point when a stock changes direction. By learning about Jesse Livermore’s Pivotal Point, you can determine the best time to trade stock while avoiding minor corrections.
How Much Money Can You Make with The Power Elite?
The Power Elite’s program page is filled with stories of ordinary investors turning small bets into massive windfalls. The sales page mentions Domino’s example: anyone who invested in Domino’s before 2010 would be a wealthy person today. The stock was trading for under $3, and it’s worth over $430 today.
Jon is careful to explain that past performance does not guarantee future results. However, he claims he has back-tested his strategy on previous markets.
That would turn a $10,000 investment into a windfall of $279,123. It would turn a $50,000 investment into a $1,395,614 stake.
Jon is confident about the success of his Power Elite portfolio of recommended stocks. Keep reading to discover what’s included with your subscription to The Power Elite.
What’s Included with The Power Elite?
As part of a 2021 promotion, Weiss Ratings is bundling several bonus eBooks with all new subscriptions to The Power Elite. Here’s what you get with each subscription to The Power Elite:
1 Year Subscription to The Power Elite: Each month, Jon and his team will send investors a list of recommended stocks. Jon claims his algorithm identified these stocks based on specific metrics. By investing in these recommended stocks, investors could make a fortune.
Access to Model Portfolio: Jon has a model portfolio of stocks he has recommended through The Power Elite. You can track the performance of these stocks through the model portfolio, including the entry point, exit point, and more.
Profit From the Power Elite eBook: In this eBook, Jon teaches investors why they should own eight stocks in their portfolio instead of a basket of diversified stocks. Jon specifically recommends eight stocks to own. You can buy these stocks today to stop falling for Wall Street’s “carny game” while buying “sucker stocks.”
The Beauties (And The Beasts) Of Utilities eBook: Utilities investing can be a safe and effective approach. However, it’s not foolproof. In this eBook, Jon discusses how investors can intelligently invest in utilities to maximize returns.
Work From Home Winners eBook: Working from home is here to stay. As we move forward, some stocks will continue capitalizing on the work from home revolution – including everything from gaming stocks to communication stocks. Other stocks, however, will fall just as quickly as they rose.
The Disruptive Dozen eBook: In this eBook, Jon lists a dozen stocks that disrupt their specific industries. These stocks will play an increasingly important role in society over the coming years.
Flash Alerts: Whenever a change in price calls for you to buy or sell a stock, Jon sends a flash alert to all subscribers.
Quarterly VIP Invitations to Online Events: Each quarter, Jon invites subscribers to attend a private, online briefing. Jon keeps subscribers up-to-date on The Power Elite portfolio while answering investors’ questions.
Pivotal Point Subscription: Investors receive a free lifetime subscription to Jon Markman’s Pivotal Point. Published three times per week, this newsletter highlights other investment opportunities for investors.
The Power Elite Pricing
The Power Elite is priced at $29 or $59, depending on which membership option you choose. Here’s how pricing breaks down:
Standard Membership: $29
- Includes a digital-only subscription to The Power Elite
- Includes four free bonus eBooks
Premium Membership: $59
- Includes a digital subscription to The Power Elite and printed delivery via USPS
- Includes four free bonus eBooks
- Includes three bonus reports, including Cash Generator: A Surprising Investment Set for Spectacular Growth, Turn Trash Into Treasure With This Unexpected Moneymaker, and Logistics Bonanza: Grab Your Share of an Industry Set to Grow $7 Trillion in 4 Years
The Power Elite Refund Policy
A one-year refund policy backs the Power Elite. You can request a complete refund within one year of subscribing to the newsletter.
If you request a refund, you can keep the bonus reports and eBooks.
About Jon Markman
Jon Markman is the Editor of The Power Elite and Tech Trend Trader, two newsletters from Weiss Ratings.
Jon has three decades of experience working throughout the global investment industry. He is also a co-inventor of two Microsoft patents, the author of multiple best-selling books, and a former portfolio manager at a stat-arb hedge fund from 2002 to 2005.
About Weiss Ratings
Weiss Ratings is a financial analysis and rating company founded by Martin D. Weiss in 1971. The company grades 53,000 institutions and investments, providing buy-sell-hold ratings for investors, safety ratings for consumers, and more.
In recent years, Weiss Ratings has launched a series of financial analysis newsletters online. Today, the company is known for newsletters like Disruptors and Dominators, Safe Money Report, and The Power Elite. The company is also known for premium trading services like Gold & Silver Trader, Marijuana Millionaire Portfolio, and Tech Trend Trader. Other newsletters cover cryptocurrencies, including Undiscovered Cryptos, Weiss Crypto Investor, and Weiss Cryptocurrency Portfolio.
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Weiss Ratings and Jon Markman have launched a new marketing campaign for The Power Elite. Jon believes most stocks suck and that most investors should only own around eight stocks.
By subscribing to The Power Elite today, you can discover stocks Jon recommends buying, including eight stocks that could deliver huge returns on investment.
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