Special ReportBy Marc Chaikin
For a few years, investing was simple...
Since the COVID crash in 2020, as long as you had money in the markets, you were doing fine. It was a relatively smooth ride to all-time highs.
But then... 2022 hit.
Bringing in geopolitical tension, sky-high prices, and rising interest rates.
It was the worst year for U.S. stocks since 2008.
And today, plenty of great financial minds are calling for that volatility to continue.
But there's a different kind of financial story that no one's telling right now. And it's keeping me up at night.
You see, I can watch this story playing out in a way that most everyday investors can't...
I'm Marc Chaikin, founder of Chaikin Analytics.
The software I designed and built – my life's work – accurately predicted nearly every twist and turn in U.S. stocks in 2022. And what it says is coming next may upset you.
If you've ever used an online broker to manage your money, you've likely already benefited from my work without even knowing it.
You may even be one of the more than 1 million people across 148 countries who follow my repeatedly accurate market analysis and predictions.
Because the software I've built for Wall Street... including a stock-ranking system used by hundreds of banks and hedge funds and an indicator featured on every Bloomberg and Reuter's terminal on the planet... is showing a major financial shakeup right now in U.S. stocks.
In as little as 90 days, the market will look very different than it does right now.
The actions that you take in the next 90 days could either save or doom your wealth.
You need to understand, and prepare for what's coming, as soon as possible.
Because what was once an easy ride with a clear investing roadmap has gotten much harder to read.
And I'm worried millions of American investors are about to drive straight off a cliff.
They'll make every investing mistake in the book – including missing out on one of the biggest wealth-building opportunities in recent history.
That's why I'm here today.
To tell you it's time to pull over, take your hands off the wheel, and see what's really going on.
Because there's a big shift coming in the next 90 days.
Right now, we're seeing both dangers and opportunities in my software.
This software is something most investors don't have. It can help chart the movements of the current market conditions, but it more importantly, it can accurately predict where it's headed next – well in advance.
How to Get an 'Unfair Advantage' Over Wall Street
Welcome to the Power Gauge.
Simply type in any of 4,000 different tickers and see exactly where the stock is most likely to go next. A chance to predict TOMORROW's stock ratings on Wall Street... in any type of market.
In a nutshell, here's how it works:
- If the Power Gauge rates the stock "BULLISH," then the stock has a strong chance of shooting up in the coming weeks and months.
- If the Power Gauge rates the stock "NEUTRAL," then the stock has a strong chance of drifting sideways in the coming weeks and months.
- If the Power Gauge rates the stock "BEARISH," then the stock has a strong chance of plummeting in the coming weeks and months.
The Power Gauge is the culmination of my 50 years on Wall Street. It has pointed to a variety of winners... using a secret of the investment world that I discuss in detail right here.
Take a look...
Here's just a snapshot of the gains our system has pointed to...
- 10,090% in 11 months on RIOT
- 3,060% in 9 months on VXRT
- 3,000% in 3 months on GME
- 1,900% in 18 months on RAD
- 1,050% in 4 months on OSTK
- 900% on AAPL
- 884% in 8+ months on NIO
- 799% in 9+ months on FLGT
- 789% in 8 months on APPS
- 788% max gain in 24 hours on PCLN
- 697% on LAM
- 530% on CROX
- 410% on ENTG
- 399% on PEGA
- 383% in 10 months on VIAC
- 335% in 2 months on NVAX
- 277% on NOVT
- 258% in 6 months on CPRI
- 256% on KBH
- 244% in 2 months on CGIX
- 238% in 6 months on DISC
- 227% on CMG
- 136% gain in 8 months on YY
In short, I'm best known as the creator of one of Wall Street's most popular indicators... a system that appears in every Bloomberg and Reuters terminal in the world, and is now used by hundreds of banks, hedge funds, and every major brokerage site.
For decades, I used it to help banks grow wealthier.
But then the Crash of 2008 came along...
And something happened that rubbed me the wrong way.
My wife lost around 50% of her 401(k)... all because of a bad money manager.
I thought... "Gee, I've spent my whole life helping Wall Street get richer... when ordinary folks like my wife Sandy are getting fleeced."
And that's when I made a radical decision that yanked me out of retirement and has kept me working 24/7 for the last decade now... creating what I consider the ultimate "secret power" for everyday people.
A way to see which stocks could soon double your money, by taking the same information I gave Wall Street for 50 years... and using it to give yourself a HUGE and "unfair" advantage.
And right now, I'm giving you a full version of the Power Gauge on three popular stocks to try yourself.
Here are the 3 stocks you can plug in right now...
STOCK #1: Salesforce (CRM)
Click here to enter this stock into the Power Gauge right now...
You'll see the rating turned BULLISH after outperforming the S&P 500 over the past several months.
Salesforce is one of the largest software-as-a-service ("SaaS") companies in the U.S. It pioneered the approach of a cloud-based, annual subscription model instead of the old perpetual license mode.
Essentially, rather than customers owning the software they use, they simply rented it.
That makes it less expensive for customers without massive upfront fees.
And it's better for Salesforce, too. It leads to high renewal rates and steady recurring revenue with stable, higher-margin sales.
CRM has a bullish Power Gauge rating driven by strong earnings factors in the Power Gauge system... namely Earnings Growth and Earnings Surprise.
Most important, CRM has been outperforming the market so far in 2023 and our Chaikin Money Flow indicator shows strong persistent institutional accumulations of Salesforce shares.
CRM is a perfect example of a Classic Chaikin Bull... it has a Bullish Power Gauge ranking, is outperforming the market, and with persistent buying in the stock.
STOCK #2: Netflix (NFLX)
Click here to enter NFLX stock into the Power Gauge right now...
And you'll see the rating is listed as NEUTRAL.
Netflix is still the top streaming-video powerhouse...
Some 60% of U.S. households are subscribers. And we bet that many of the rest are using a Netflix subscribers' password to log in and watch the company's original content.
But it's no longer a "sure bet" that Netflix's track record of growth will continue. Subscriber losses have weighed on the stock, along with increased competition from other streaming platforms.
And now, with the company gearing up to crack down on password sharers, it's still unknown whether the new policies will lead to more revenue for the company... or a wave of cancellations.
The stock was bid up to unsustainable, nosebleed valuations in late 2021... And we kept a Bearish or Neutral rating on the stock through its 2022 crash.
Today, NFLX has a Power Gauge rating of Neutral. Equally important, NFLX is no longer underperforming the market.
With valuations down to more reasonable levels and a dominant position in the streaming platform wars, this is a Neutral-rated stock to closely watch for signs of a buying opportunity.
Bottom-line: Netflix is a classic example of how the Power Gauge can identify overvalued companies... and also help investors pinpoint when they start to turn around.
STOCK #3: Affirm (AFRM)
Click here to enter this stock into the Power Gauge right now...
And you'll see the rating is listed as BEARISH.
Affirm is a popular choice for folks looking to buy all sorts of things they may not immediately have the cash for.
It's a digital payments platform that bet big on "buy now, pay later" loans. You may have seen Affirm as an option in an online checkout queue... at places from Home Depot to Walmart.com... Dyson vacuums to Adidas shoes... tickets from American Airlines to trinkets from Target.
That was a big mistake, as the entire pay-later industry has come under criticism for getting consumers deeper in debt... And with losses mounting, the company is hanging on by a thread.
For example, one of its biggest sources of revenue in the past few years came from exercise-bike maker Peloton... making up nearly a quarter of its merchandise volume in 2020 and 2021. That's since plunged to less than 2%.
Competition in the space is up, while borrower credit quality is down.
It might be tempting to buy the stock today, since American consumers seem to want to keep spending even as the economy heads into a deeper recession.
But according to the Power Gauge, this stock could soon be rated a "Sell" at every major bank and hedge fund... which means that this company could end up as one of the biggest losers in the coming months.
If you own AFRM, get out immediately.
Finding bearish stocks is how I once appeared on CNBC Fast Money back in 2014 and warned the public about Priceline.com, just before the stock plummeted. A friend of mine reported seeing a 733% overnight gain on a single play he came across, by using my prediction.
How to Prepare Immediately
I'll give away my #1 little stock to buy now, and my #1 bearish recommendation for you to stay far away from...
We are approaching an extraordinary inflection point in the financial markets.
Today, you have one shot to take advantage of a historic buying opportunity before most people even know it exists.
I'll show you exactly how to play my prediction using the Power Gauge.
I've used the Power Gauge to create an entire model portfolio of stocks to help take advantage of this exact moment in the markets.
We know individual stocks tend to do much better or worse than the industry as a whole. We actually rank which stocks are poised to outperform their industry... and which stocks are poised to underperform their industry.
Founder, Chaikin Analytics
Creator of the Power Gauge
About Marc Chaikin
Marc Chaikin has spent 50 years on Wall Street, he is one of the most influential contributors to financial strategy and technology. Over the past 50 years, he survived and thrived in 9 bear markets... helped create three new indices for the Nasdaq, where he once rang the opening bell... has built what many experts consider the "golden standard" for determining where a stock is going next (based on his worldwide indicator which appears on every Bloomberg terminal)... and has appeared many times on Fox Business and CNBC's Mad Money.
As CNBC’s Mad Money host, Jim Cramer, once said:
“I learned a long time ago not to be on the other side of a Chaikin trade.
I want to explain why I love Marc’s stuff. It’s simple, it’s understandable, it’s rational, it’s not emotional, and I use it constantly and I almost never want to go against it.”
Few would dispute that the crash of 1929 was the worst in history. Not only did it produce the largest stock market decline; it also contributed to the Great Depression, an economic crisis that consumed virtually the entire decade of the 1930s.How much money was lost in the stock market crash? ›
The stock market ultimately lost $14 billion that day. The stock market crash crippled the American economy because not only had individual investors put their money into stocks, so did businesses. When the stock market crashed, businesses lost their money.Why did Black Tuesday happen? ›
Black Tuesday marked the beginning of the Great Depression, which lasted until the beginning of World War II. Causes of Black Tuesday included too much debt used to buy stocks, global protectionist policies, and slowing economic growth.What was buying on margin during the Great Depression? ›
Many were buying stocks on margin—the practice of buying an asset where the buyer pays only a percentage of the asset's value and borrows the rest from the bank or a broker—in ratios as high as 1:3, meaning they were putting down $1 of capital for every $3 of stock they purchased.Will the stock market recover in 2023? ›
"In the first half of 2023, the S&P 500 is expected to re-test the lows of 2022, but a pivot from the Federal Reserve could drive an asset recovery later in the year, pushing the S&P 500 to 4,200 by year-end," the investment bank said in a research note.Do you lose all your money if the stock market crashes? ›
Do you lose all the money if the stock market crashes? No, a stock market crash only indicates a fall in prices where a majority of investors face losses but do not completely lose all the money. The money is lost only when the positions are sold during or after the crash.Is everyone losing money in the stock market right now? ›
Is Everyone Losing Money In The Stock Market Now? No, not everyone is losing money in the stock market. However, there are a lot of people who are making money in the stock market right now. The reason is that the stock market is still an excellent place to invest your money.Do 90% of people lose money in the stock market? ›
Based on several brokers' studies, as many as 90% of traders are estimated to lose money in the markets. This can be an even higher failure rate if you look at day traders, forex traders, or options traders.Will I recover money lost in the stock market? ›
There's no way to get the money you lost in the stock market back immediately. However, valuations are typically low during bear markets. So, it's a good idea to add more stock to your portfolio to begin recovering your losses as the market turns positive.What were the best investments during the Great Depression? ›
Obviously, stocks did horribly during the Great Depression. But bonds did well. Interest rates and bond prices are two ends of a seesaw. When bond yields are rising (usually from investors anticipating higher inflation), bond prices go down–and vice versa.
While most investors watched their fortunes evaporate during the 1929 stock market crash, Kennedy emerged from it wealthier than ever. Believing Wall Street to be overvalued, he sold most of his stock holdings before the crash and made even more money by selling short, betting on stock prices to fall.How long did it take for the stock market to recover after 1929? ›
Most did not experience full recovery until the late 1930s or early 1940s, however. The United States is generally thought to have fully recovered from the Great Depression by about 1939.Why did people feel so confident before the stock market crash of 1929? ›
People were overconfident that the market would continue to grow, leading many people to “buy on margin.” Buying on margin means purchasing shares with mostly borrowed money. People were overconfident about the market and felt comfortable taking on loans and banks felt comfortable issuing them.How long does the Great Depression last? ›
1929–1941. The longest and deepest downturn in the history of the United States and the modern industrial economy lasted more than a decade, beginning in 1929 and ending during World War II in 1941. “Regarding the Great Depression, … we did it. We're very sorry. …How many people were unemployed during the Great Depression? ›
How high was unemployment during the Great Depression? At the height of the Depression in 1933, 24.9% of the total work force or 12,830,000 people was unemployed.Will stocks go back up in 2024? ›
Through the first quarter of 2024, analysts expect the S&P 500 to climb 8 percent, to 4,289 from 3,970.99 when the survey closed on March 24. That follows a year of optimism in 2022, when each quarterly survey predicted that the market would be higher in a year.What will 2023 look like for the stock market? ›
For calendar-year 2023, the consensus earnings estimate is for a 2% contraction. But that estimate is still coming down, and based on historical patterns, could continue to do so. I could imagine it turning out to be a 10%-contraction year. Sign up for Fidelity Viewpoints weekly email for our latest insights.What stock will do well in 2023? ›
|Company and ticker symbol||Performance in 2023|
|Meta Platforms (META)||99.7%|
|Align Technology (ALGN)||54.2%|
|West Pharmaceutical Systems (WST)||53.5%|
When a stock tumbles and an investor loses money, the money doesn't get redistributed to someone else. Essentially, it has disappeared into thin air, reflecting dwindling investor interest and a decline in investor perception of the stock.Should I keep investing when the market is down? ›
It's generally a good idea to invest when the stock market is down as long as you're planning to invest for the long term. Seasoned investors know that investing in the market is a long-term prospect.
What happens to my 401(k) if the market crashes? A stock market crash is a significant and sudden decline in stock prices. Unfortunately, a stock market crash is likely to result in major declines in your 401(k) account balance, at least short term.What year was the biggest market crash? ›
Together, the 1929 stock market crash and the Great Depression formed the largest financial crisis of the 20th century. The panic of October 1929 has come to serve as a symbol of the economic contraction that gripped the world during the next decade.Was the 1929 stock market crash worse than 2008? ›
As economists Barry Eichengreen and Kevin O'Rourke have shown, global stocks, trade and output actually all fell faster in 2008 than they had in 1929.How much did the market crash by in 2008? ›
The bear market was confirmed in June 2008 when the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) had fallen 20% from its October 11, 2007 high. This followed the bull market of 2002–07 and was followed by the bull market of 2009–2020.How bad were the markets in 2008? ›
The 2008 stock market crash took place on Sept. 29, 2008, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 777.68 points. This was the largest single-day loss in Dow Jones history up to this point. It came on the heels of Congress' rejection of the bank bailout bill.