A Retirement Game Changer

When you look close at the details, the truth is clear.

American retirement is in a shambles.

According to a recent study by the Federal Reserve, about a quarter of non-retired adults in the United States had no savings to speak of for retirement. The figure hasn’t budged since the Fed last carried out its “Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households” in 2019.

For those non-retirees who did report they had retirement savings, only 36% overall thought it was sufficient for their needs, while less than half of those age 60 or older believed they had enough retirement savings.

The median retirement savings amount, according to the Fed’s most recent data from 2019, is $65,000. For Americans from ages 55 to 64, the median retirement savings was about $120,000. These figures don’t amount to much when you realize that the average couple spends about $200,000 on medical treatments alone during their retirement.

With the spread of the pandemic, many folks’ retirement plans were further upended. In fact, the proportion of people who said they were worse off financially than a year prior was the highest it’s been since the Fed began asking this question on its survey in 2014.

The situation is untenable, which is why I’ve decided to do something about it.

I call it Project Mastermind, and it’s a retirement game changer.

Now, I happen to manage my own multibillion-dollar investment fund. I’ve identified some of the top-performing stocks of the past quarter century when they were trading for peanuts…

Like eBay, Inc. (EBAY), up as much as 823% since my recommendation. Or Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), up as much as 962%, or Google parent company, Alphabet Inc. (GOOG), up as much as 1,284%…

But my new initiative is not for my big-money clients. That’s because I realize many folks at or near 65 don’t have years and years to wait for the type of retirement they deserve. Retirement is supposed to be a time of rest, relaxation, and recuperation from years and years of hard work.

That’s where my Project Mastermind comes in. On Wednesday, October 20, at 4 p.m. ET, I will present the power of Project Mastermind and show what it can do for you. I will also reveal the stock I’ve rated No. 1 based on insights from Project Mastermind – absolutely free.

Simply click here now to reserve your spot. I don’t want you to miss out.

The goal is to uncover what might be the most powerful group of stocks in the market… a unique set of companies that are primed to go up by incredible multiples faster than any others – in three to six months.

So stay tuned… we’re only days away from the event! Sign up here now.

Sincerely,

Signed:
Louis Navellier

The Editor hereby discloses that as of the date of this email, the Editor, directly or indirectly, owns the following securities that are the subject of the commentary, analysis, opinions, advice, or recommendations in, or which are otherwise mentioned in, the essay set forth below:

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG)

Weekly Upgrades and Downgrades

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities. And today’s blog post should be a great place to start. After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 76 big blue chips. Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Upgraded: From Hold to Buy
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMH American Homes 4 Rent Class A B B B
APO Apollo Global Management Inc. Class A B B B
BRO Brown & Brown Inc. B C B
CRWD CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. Class A B C B
ENTG Entegris, Inc. B C B
EXPE Expedia Group, Inc. B C B
FWONA Liberty Media Corp. Series A B C B
FWONK Liberty Media Corp. Series C B C B
GD General Dynamics Corporation B C B
HST Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. B B B
INVH Invitation Homes, Inc. B C B
JBHT J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. B C B
LSXMK Liberty Media Corp. Series C B C B
MLM Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. B D B
PBR Petroleo Brasileiro SA Sponsored ADR B B B
PEAK Healthpeak Properties, Inc. B B B
PKX POSCO Sponsored ADR B B B
PLD Prologis, Inc. B D B
PM Philip Morris International Inc. B D B
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. B B B
TGT Target Corporation B C B
UAL United Airlines Holdings, Inc. B C B
VER VEREIT, Inc. B D B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AOS A.O. Smith Corporation D C C
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored ADR D C C
CGNX Cognex Corporation D B C
ESTC Elastic NV C C C
EXAS Exact Sciences Corporation C C C
FAST Fastenal Company C C C
FTS Fortic Inc. C D C
HAS Hasbro, Inc. D B C
HOLX Hologic, Inc. D B C
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group PLC D B C
LAD Lithia Motors, Inc. D B C
LIN Linde Plc C C C
LOW Lowe’s Companies Inc. C D C
MPW Medical Properties Trust, Inc. C D C
O Realty Income Corporation C C C
QSR Restaurant Brands International Inc. D B C
ROST Ross Stores Inc. D A C
STM STMicroelectronics NV ADR D B C
TCOM Trip.Com Group Ltd. Sponsored ADR D C C
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company C C C
UBER Uber Technologies Inc. D C C
UPS United Parcel Service Inc., Class B D C C
VIV Telefonica Brasil SA Sponsored ADR C D C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
APTV Aptiv Plc. B C C
BSY Bentley Systems, Incorporated C C C
CSCO Cisco Systems, Inc. C C C
DELL Dell Technologies Inc. Class C C C C
HSIC Henry Schein, Inc. C C C
IP International Paper Company C C C
KHC Kraft Heinz Company B C C
MSCI MSCI Inc. Class A B D C
NRG NRG Energy, Inc. C A C
NUAN Nuance Communications, Inc. B D C
PFE Pfizer Inc. C B C
RH Restoration Hardware C B C
SHG Shinhan Financial Group Co. B C C
TROW T. Rowe Price Group C C C
TT Trane Technologies Plc C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
DPZ Domino’s Pizza Inc. D C D
EA Electronic Arts Inc. D C D
EBAR eBay Inc. D C D
HON Honeywell International Inc. D C D
LBRDK Liberty Broadband Corp. Class C D D D
LOGI Logitech International S.A. D B D
MCD McDonald’s Corporation D C D
MELI MercadoLibre Inc. D C D
MOH Molina Healthcare, Inc. D C D
PDD Pinduoduo Inc. D B D
SYK Stryker Corporation D C D
TDY Teledyne Technologies Incorporated D D D
TXG 10x Genomics Inc Class A D B D
WLTW Willis Towers Watson Public D C D
WRK WestRock Company D C D

To stay on top of my latest stock ratings, plug your holdings into Portfolio Grader, my proprietary stock screening tool. You may get started here.

Sincerely,
Louis Navellier

Louis Navellier

Bringing Speed to Your Portfolio

Ever since The New York Times called me “an icon among growth investors,” people think of me as a growth stock guy. And it’s true that I’ve spent my career helping investors discover quality high-growth stocks that can deliver extraordinary returns.

If you had been one of my subscribers, you would have seen recommendations such as:

  • Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) for 39 cents per share
  • Apple Inc. (AAPL) for $1.49 per share
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) for 50 cents per share

And I’ve been recognized as the adviser who recommended Google parent company, Alphabet Inc. (GOOG), before anyone else.

Getting into big stock growth winners like these have helped my readers double and triple the markets’ returns over the past 20 years.

But during all this, I have remained obsessed with improving one piece of my method: speed.

And by speed, I mean faster gains.

I want to get my clients to reap the same kinds of big returns – double- and triple-digit gains – but in months instead of years. And I want to do it without taking on any excessive risk.

I knew that if I could solve this, it would be a game changer for investors everywhere.

And now, I’m proud to say we’ve done it.

I call it Project Mastermind, and it’s going to help a lot of people.

And totally change the way you view investing.

I’ll dive into the details this Wednesday, October 20, at 4 p.m. ET., including my number-one pick found with Project Mastermind. I’d love for you to join me. Simply click here to reserve your spot now, and you’re all set!

Sincerely,

Signed:
Louis Navellier

The Editor hereby discloses that as of the date of this email, the Editor, directly or indirectly, owns the following securities that are the subject of the commentary, analysis, opinions, advice, or recommendations in, or which are otherwise mentioned in, the essay set forth below:

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Finding Stocks Poised to Skyrocket

Imagine how your life would be different with just a few critical calls in the market.

Imagine your life if you had bought:

  • Microsoft for 39 cents per share.
  • Apple for $1.49 per share
  • Cisco for 50 cents per share.

I recommended those stocks at those prices….and my subscribers collected massive gains.

And I live a comfortable life because of those calls and many, many others with similar huge gains.

I didn’t achieve those gains with market timing, or just by getting lucky.

I’m a numbers guy.

I have loved math my entire life, and I have used math and technology to help me find the stocks poised to make huge moves in the market.

But I still wasn’t satisfied. I knew that math and technology could lead me to find the stocks that are poised to soar in a much shorter period of time.

I’ve been working on this project for years, and now – finally – I’m ready to share new research from this initiative.

I call this effort Project Mastermind.

Even just a few years ago, this kind of analysis was more like a dream than reality.

Using modern technology and loads of data, I am able to identify which stocks are ready to skyrocket, and the gains can come in months, not years!

Gains like these can be a retirement game changer. A chance to collect triple-digit returns in a short time.

And now, I’m ready to present this system to the world.

We all know technology is changing the world around us, and it’s changing the way we invest, too.

Next Wednesday, October 20, at 4 p.m. ET, I will unveil Project Mastermind and show you exactly how I use modern technology to identify stocks that are ready to soar. I’ll also share the stock I’ve rated number-one based on insights from Project Mastermind – ticker symbol and all…

I encourage you to set some time aside and join me. What I reveal is going to be a real investing game changer. You can click here to sign up now to reserve your spot.

Sincerely,

Signed:
Louis Navellier

The Editor hereby discloses that as of the date of this email, the Editor, directly or indirectly, owns the following securities that are the subject of the commentary, analysis, opinions, advice, or recommendations in, or which are otherwise mentioned in, the essay set forth below:

Cisco Systems (CSCO), Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)

Weekly Upgrades and Downgrades

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities. And today’s blog post should be a great place to start. After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 72 big blue chips. Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Upgraded: From Hold to Buy
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ANET Arista Networks, Inc. B C B
AON Aon Plc Class A B C B
BLDR Builders FirstSource, Inc. C B B
BRK.A Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class A B C B
BRK.B Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B B C B
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. B D B
CE Celanese Corporation B B B
DELL Dell Technologies Inc. Class C B C B
DISCA Discovery Inc., Class A B B B
DUK Duke Energy Corporation B C B
ELS Equity LifeStyle Properties Inc. B C B
FCX Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. B B B
HZNP Horizon Therapeutics B B B
KHC Kraft Heinz Company B C B
MSFT Microsoft Corporation B C B
NOK Nokia Oyj Sponsored ADR B B B
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored ADR B C B
PFG Principal Financial Group B C B
PSX Phillips 66 B B B
RH Restoration Hardware B B B
RSG Republic Services, Inc. B B B
SLF Sun Life Financial Inc. B C B
SNP China Petroleum &Chemical B C B
TAP.A Molson Coors Beverage B B B
TECK Teck Resources Limited B C B
TLK PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) B C B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AMD Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. D B C
AZN Astrazeneca PLC Sponsored ADR C C C
BAP Credicorp Ltd. D C C
BIDU Baidu Inc Sponsored ADR C D C
BIIB Biogen Inc. C D C
BTI British American Tobacco PLC D C C
BWA BorgWarner Inc. D B C
CDAY Ceridian HCM Holdings Inc. C C C
DPZ Domino’s Pizza Inc. C D C
EBAY eBay Inc. C C C
GIS General Mills, Inc. C C C
HON Honeywell International Inc. C C C
HTHT Huazhu Group Ltd Sponsored D C C
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. C C C
IEP Icahn Enterprises L.P. C D C
LEN.B Lennar Corporation Class B D B C
LOGI Logitech International D B C
MKL Markel Corporation C C C
NGG National Grid plc Sponsored ADR D C C
PUK Prudential plc Sponsored ADR C C C
RCI Rogers Communications Inc. C C C
SPGI S&P Global Inc. C C C
STE STERIS Plc C D C
SYY Sysco Corporation D B C
WLTW Willis Towers Watson D C C
WY Weyerhaeuser Company D B C
YNDX Yandex NV Class A C C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AXON Azon Enterprise Inc C C C
BIO.B Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Class B C C C
ENTG Entegris, Inc. C C C
PKX POSCO Sponsored ADR C B C
PM Philip Morris International B D C
RGEN Repligen Corporation C B C
XRAY DENTSPLY SIRONA, Inc. C C C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AVLR Avalara Inc D C D
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored D C D
BDX Becton, Dickinson and Company D C D
CGNX Cognex Corporation D B D
HOLX Hologic Inc. D B D
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group D B D
MCHP Microchip Technology D B D
QRVO Qorvo, Inc. D B D
RIO Rio Tinto plc Sponsored ADR D C D
SNPS Synopsys Inc. D C D
STM STMicroelectronics NV ADR RegS D B D
TSM Taiwan Semiconductor D C D

To stay on top of my latest stock ratings, plug your holdings into Portfolio Grader, my proprietary stock screening tool. You may get started here.

Sincerely,
Louis Navellier

Louis Navellier

Hype Stocks Don’t Always Lead to Steady Gains

“Hype stocks” or bubble stocks sure grab headlines and get people talking about the markets. But they also carry significant risk that can be avoided by focusing on the fundamentals like earnings, revenue, cash flow and support from institutional investors.

It’s why all of my recommendations at Power Options come from fundamentally superior growth stocks that are well-positioned to meander higher over the next year or two.

The truth of the matter is when a hype stock falls out of favor or the bubble stock is pricked, the smart money flees, and the investor is left holding the bag.

Case in point: GameStop Corp. (GME).

GME was a low-quality stock that surged during the “Reddit Revolution.” Essentially, a group of Reddit users joined forces during the last trading week of January 2020 to put the screws to a bunch of big hedge funds that were shorting stocks like GameStop Corp. Their efforts ultimately created dramatic short-covering rallies that shot GameStop Corp. shares into orbit.

For GME to stay in orbit, it needs fundamentals – and that’s an area where it was sorely lacking. The company’s full-year sales and earnings are on the decline.

On September 8, GameStop, Inc. unveiled second-quarter results that fell short of analysts’ expectations. During the second quarter, revenue rose 26% year-over-year to $1.18 billion, 5.4% above consensus estimates for $1.12 billion. The company also reported an earnings loss of $0.76 per share, up 54% year-over-year, but this was still wider than analysts’ call for an earnings loss of $0.66. So, GME posted a 14.3% earnings miss.

Interestingly, the company is under new leadership and no longer sees itself as a retailer but rather a tech company. The new leadership claimed in the earnings meeting, “We are evolving from a video game retailer to a technology company that connects customers with games, entertainment and a wide assortment of products.”

However, company management did not expand any further on its new business model. Perhaps the only things GME has in common with start-up tech companies is that it has lost a significant amount of money this year and lacks strong fundamentals.

So, while the Reddit Revolution is squeezing shorts and sending stocks like GME into orbit, these stocks will fall back to earth due to poor fundamentals. And, unfortunately, many will “burn up” on reentry.

For GME, since its earnings release, the stock is down 15%.

Moves like these are especially dangerous for options traders given options’ already-volatile nature and expiration dates. Investors don’t have the luxury to “hold the line.” Instead, they risk their trade expiring worthless, especially if that expiration date is just days away.

Strong Earnings Result in Strong Stock Moves

Now consider a fundamentally superior stock like Technoglass, Inc. (TGLS).

Tecnoglass, Inc. was the very first Colombian company to be listed on the NASDAQ back in 2013. The company started operations in April 1994, producing bullet-resistant, curved, insulated, laminated, screen-printed and tempered glass. And over the past 27 years, Tecnoglass has expanded its business to also include aluminum products and hardware that are used to manufacture architectural glass settings, like doors and windows.

Today, Tecnoglass is the number-one architectural glass transformation company in Latin America, as well as the second-largest glass fabricator in the U.S. Overall, Tecnoglass supplies its products to more than 1,000 customers around the world. And the company manufactures its three main brands—Tecnoglass, ESWindows and Alutions—at its fully integrated facility in Barranquilla, Colombia. Thanks to the housing boom here in the U.S., Tecnoglass has experienced strong demand for its products in the single-family residential space.

So, it should come as no surprise that the strong demand translated into stunning results for its second quarter, released on August 6. Second-quarter revenue jumped 48.5% year-over-year to $121.7 million, up from $81.9 million in the same quarter a year ago. Revenue in the U.S. accounted for $109.9 million, as the housing boom continued to drive the recovery in commercial construction. Analysts were expecting total second-quarter revenue of $106.22 million.

Tecnoglass also achieved adjusted earnings of $19.7 million or $0.41 per share, which was up 109.6% from the $9.4 million, or $0.20 per share, reported in the second quarter of 2020. The consensus estimate called for adjusted earnings of $0.31 per share, so Tecnoglass beat estimates by 32.3%.

Company management stated, “I am thrilled to announce our most profitable quarter on record, building on our team’s outstanding performance, which again drove record results in nearly all financial metrics… the future remains extremely bright for Tecnoglass and we are firmly situated to deliver another year of record results in 2021.”

As a result, Tecnoglass increased its outlook for fiscal year 2021. The company now expects full-year revenue between $450 million and $465 million, which is up from $374.92 million in 2020.

The stock has climbed steadily higher on the heels of its strong earnings results – up about 13% (it hit a new 52-week high today) in comparison to GME’s 15% decline.  But that strength has nothing to do with short squeezes or any internet forum; rather, it’s because of the company’s strong fundamentals.

The bottom line: Trading fundamentally superior stocks is what will set us up for success.

I take a similar approach with Power Options, except I trade LEAPS options (Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities) on fundamentally superior stocks rather than trade just the stock. The benefit of LEAPS trades is that we don’t have to worry about our trades getting caught up in the market froth.

Instead, we’re betting on super high-quality businesses.

By purchasing options with long life spans on the world’s best companies, we leverage the wealth creation power of profit machines like Apple Inc. (AAPL) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT).

We put booster rockets on my market-crushing stock picking system.

This is the polar opposite of what most people do, even most of the big-name option gurus out there. What most people do in the options market is end up betting on randomness, or on the unpredictability of very short-term market movements.

But the reality is when options are used improperly, that trade is nothing short of gambling. It’s why it’s critical that before we pick the option, we pick the right company that we know has the potential to climb higher because of its strong fundamentals. When you choose randomly, odds are high that you’ll be left holding the bag after the smart money flees the stock, which, as we saw, was exactly the case with GameStop Corp.

So, we buy options on the world’s best companies, give them time to grow and grow, and leverage their success with options. Just like the rest of my publications, I look for companies with superior fundamentals and companies that posted strong earnings results in their most-recent quarters.

These are the kinds of stocks I look for in my Power Options LEAPS Portfolio. For more details on my Power Options strategy how to access my options trades, click here.

Sincerely,

Signed:
Louis Navellier

Note: The Editor hereby discloses that as of the date of this email, the Editor, directly or indirectly, owns the following securities that are the subject of the commentary, analysis, opinions, advice, or recommendations in, or which are otherwise mentioned in, the essay set forth below:

Technoglass, Inc. (TGLS), Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)

How to Leverage Your Returns for Massive Gains

A key principle behind my options service, Power Options, is one of the most important and powerful in all of finance.

Unfortunately, very few understand it, and that’s why they never become rich. Those who do understand it, on the other hand, can make a lot of money.

The principle I’m talking about is the principle of leverage. You probably remember the concept from high school physics. We use levers — like a car jack or a crowbar — to multiply our output of force from a relatively small input by many times.

This principle also applies in the stock market. By putting up a little amount of money, you can control — and see potential gains from — a large amount of money.

Throughout history, entrepreneurs and financiers have used leverage to scale their ideas beyond what was possible with their initial access to capital.

Case in point, Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Today he’s one of the richest people in the world, but he didn’t make all his money just by investing in his company the traditional way. If he tried to grow Facebook using only his own capital, it would have taken decades to grow the company to where it was only a few years in.

But by taking on money from outside investors, Zuckerberg was able to grow his business at an incredible pace, and leverage his initial stake to enormous heights. He controlled — and benefitted from — a huge investment through a much smaller initial stake.

Leverage took him from a college kid starting a business in his dorm room to being a billionaire in just a few years.

Hedge fund manager John Paulson did the same thing to make the greatest trade of all time.

He borrowed money from banks and used it to make leveraged bets on the housing market in 2007, and walked away with a whopping $20 billion.

This idea of using leverage to make big gains is what motivated me to launch Power Options. I wanted to bring the technique of the richest folks on Wall Street to help the average investor.

I also realized that the key to a successful options trade hinges on picking the right stock, based on superior fundamentals. Most investors get caught up in “hunting” for the perfect option at the perfect price. But they fail to consider the most important element to the entire equation: the underlying stock.

So, I use my proprietary system to scour more than 5,000 stocks per week and pinpoint those with growing sales and earnings that are sure to move higher over the next year or two. Once I’ve found the right stock, I do a second deep dive to find the safest, most lucrative long-term equity anticipation securities, known as LEAPS, to leverage the potential gains from my fundamentally superior stocks.

Take NICE Ltd. (NICE), for example. The stock saw a 107% gain in a little over two years, but using LEAPS options, investors could have seen back-tested gains of 233% in only six months.

Or the South American technology services company Globant S.A. (GLOB). The stock gained 127% in the year-and-a-half, but using LEAPS, investors could have turned it into back-tested gains of 624%.

The bottom line is that leverage is truly a powerful principle, particularly when applied to my LEAPS strategy at Power Options.

Perfect Timing

And we couldn’t be trading LEAPS at a better time. The reality is October is a seasonally strong month for the market, thanks in part to the third-quarter earnings season, which will begin next week. According to FactSet, for the third quarter, earnings are expected to grow 27.6% year-over-year and sales are expected to increase 14.9% year-over-year.

This earnings growth isn’t anything to sneeze at, but I anticipate that the fundamentally superior stocks we trade LEAPS calls on will do even better. Two of my Power Options companies are expected to report quadruple-digit year-over-year earnings growth, six are expected to report triple-digit year-over-year earnings growth and seven are expected to post at least 50% year-over-year earnings growth.

Needless to say, I expect my companies to post wave-after-wave of positive earnings results, which, in turn, should dropkick and drive the stocks (and my LEAPS trades) higher.

So, if you’re looking to leverage your gains, now is a great time to do so. Many of my trades remain under their buy limits, but I don’t expect them to stay down for long after their most-recent earnings reports are released.

If you’re interested, click here now. Once you do, you’ll receive my special report, The Power Options Portfolio: Six Hypergrowth LEAPS Trades for 2021, which is a great place to start building your options portfolio.

Sincerely,

Signed:
Louis Navellier

The Editor (Louis Navellier) hereby discloses that as of the date of this email, the Editor (Louis Navellier), directly or indirectly, owns the following securities that are the subject of the commentary, analysis, opinions, advice, or recommendations in, or which are otherwise mentioned in, the essay set forth below:

Facebook (FB)

Use Escape Velocity to Thrive Financially During Trying Times

Like you, I’ve been run ragged with all the negative news over the past year and a half.

We’ve weathered the COVID-19 pandemic, an astounding market crash, one of the most contentious elections in history, the Delta variant, and the emergence of a whipsaw market shaken by politics, international energy crises, gas shortages, cyber hacks, and more.

But one cannot help to view all of this negativity as the proverbial “darkness before the dawn.”

And as Eric Fry and I explored last night at our Escape Velocity Event, it is not only possible to make money during these trying times… but it’s possible to thrive.

Here’s what I mean…

Eric and I have our diverse approaches to the market; I’m a quant guy, Eric is a macro guy.

My research for the last 40 years has been all about finding great stocks – the elite few names that had both the best-of-the-best fundamentals and significant buying pressure from the big-money institutions.

Simply put, I take a “bottom-up” approach. I search for companies with great characteristics in any sector or size. Specifically, I’m looking for companies that can consistently grow their sales and earnings. Typically, as a company grows, its stock price rises along with it.

This approach has garnered back-tested gains, like…

  • 1,329% back-tested gains in Noah Holdings
  • 967% back-tested gains in Silicon Motion Technology Corp.
  • 1,630% back-tested gains in 51job Inc.

And Eric’s track record is impressive, too. Just take a look at his open investment recommendations…

  • 41 different recommendations that all went up over 1,000%.
  • In that group, 14 that went on to gain more than 2,000%, and seven of them gained more than 5,000%.

So, this begs the questions… what the heck is “escape velocity,” and what was last night’s event all about?

Well, financial escape velocity is obtained when you’re not weighed down by the gravity of taxes, inflation, and all the other forces that quietly steal your wealth away before you can enjoy it.

If you’ll excuse the cliché, it’s a form of financial freedom – and Eric and I got together last night to show you exactly how you can have the chance to achieve it.

But if you missed last night’s event, don’t worry; over 120,000 people signed up to attend, and the response was so incredible that we’re showing a replay.

Go here now to view it.

Sincerely,

Signed:
Louis Navellier

P.S. Learning how to achieve financial escape velocity is one thing, but knowledge without action is worthless. So, Eric and I put together two reports with our top escape velocity plays for you to act on today – click here to learn how to access them.

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Trade Preview: Park Your Cash in These Escape Velocity Trades

As Eric Fry and I gear up for the Escape Velocity Event tomorrow at 7 p.m. Eastern, we wanted to tell you a little bit about the trades we have cooked up to boost your financial “escape velocity.”

I’ll let Eric go first.

Three Sharp-Shooting Trades in Three “Megatrends”

Eric Fry here.

Choosing my “escape velocity” trades wasn’t a difficult task.

Each of them zeroes in on a “megatrend” – a major movement in tech, economics, energy, etc. that will, in turn, cause a major shift of capital into that space.

As Louis and I have mentioned over the last few days, I’m a “macro” guy. I look at the big picture, identify where the money is moving, and peel back each layer of a certain trend until I find the best trades in that space.

So, here is a little bit about each of my upcoming escape velocity trade recommendations…

(Make sure to reserve your spot for Tuesday’s Escape Velocity Event if you haven’t yet already; there, I’ll tell you how you can gain access to these plays.)

My first pick is in the 5G space – a megatrend I’ve favored for years.

The company is a 5G powerhouse that provides a broad range of 5G hardware, solutions, and services. It also provides end-to-end and partial solutions, and it can customize those solutions based on existing infrastructure and network capabilities.

Not to mention, the company’s revenue and earnings prospects are excellent. Thanks both to a growing 5G market and clobbering its competition, the company could easily ramp earnings per share (EPS) by 400% in 2022 – and by even more in the future.

My second pick homes in on green energy and electric vehicles (EVs).

The average EV uses almost half as much copper as the average American house, and EVs aren’t the only “green” products that are “metal hogs.”

  • Wind energy uses five to 10 times more copper per unit of electrical energy than does the conventional burning of coal.
  • Photovoltaic solar power uses six times more copper per unit of electrical energy.
  • A Tesla Model 3 requires 240 pounds of copper, which is nearly four times what a midsized internal combustion vehicle requires.

Therefore, as the renewable energy boom gains momentum, it will produce an echo-boom in demand for key battery metals, which is what my second pick specializes in.

And my third pick is in the long beaten-down travel sector.

It’s a bit perplexing, I know, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, but travel will inevitably come roaring back – and sooner than we think.

Travel is in a bit of a holding pattern right now, experiencing a “darkness before the dawn.” But my pick in this space is a technology leader.

I can’t reveal much about this pick, but know this: This company’s stock did indeed suffer in 2020, weathering a vicious cycle of recovery and destitution (like many travel-related stocks).

But that vicious cycle is becoming a virtuous cycle of rising travel activity… and rising revenues for the company. From Q2 to Q3 2020, the company’s revenues more than tripled.

And this favorable trend will continue to strengthen in 2022 and beyond.

I hope this has you excited… I can’t wait to tell you more about them on Tuesday.

Now over to you, Louis…

Major Tech Plays Ahead

Much like Eric, picking my “escape velocity” trades wasn’t difficult.

I stayed laser-focused on companies that were consistently growing their sales and earnings and posting strong earnings surprises. But here’s what I found interesting: Whenever I ran my “escape velocity” system, it kept flagging tech plays.

This actually makes a great deal of sense. The truth of the matter is we’re smack-dab in an inflationary environment right now. When this happens, the stock market becomes a great hedge against inflation because companies can pass along the price increases that occur as a result of inflation.

Fundamentally superior tech stocks, in particular, tend to become go-to plays for investors because they don’t have to worry as much about the higher prices negatively impacting their earnings. And strong earnings typically equate to higher stock prices over the longer term. As you know, higher prices mean bigger returns – especially for my “escape velocity” trades.

After the running the numbers with my “escape velocity” system, I’ve found six tech plays that are well-positioned to post stunning gains.

I’ll share hints on three of them:

  • This is a global company involved in biotech surgery. For its second quarter, the company posted 65.2% year-over-year earnings growth and 34% year-over-year revenue growth. It also posted an earnings and sales surprise.
  • This logistics company reported 50% year-over-year revenue growth and 69% year-over-year earnings growth for its second quarter. It also topped analysts’ estimates on the top and bottom lines.
  • This well-known platform operator saw 120% year-over-year earnings growth and 60% year-over-year revenue growth. It also crushed analysts’ earnings estimates by 90%.

My other three tech plays also boast superior growth, and I look for them to really start firing on all cylinders once the third-quarter earnings season kicks off in mid-October. That’s really only a few weeks away, so the time to get positioned for big profits is right now.

Eric and I will talk more about our “escape velocity” trades tomorrow. Remember, our Escape Velocity Event will start at 7 p.m. Eastern on October 5 on the dot. If you haven’t already, click here to reserve your spot now.

Sincerely,

Signed:
Louis Navellier

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Weekly Upgrades and Downgrades

During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities. And today’s blog post should be a great place to start. After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 120 big blue chips. Chances are that you have at least one of these stocks in your portfolio, so you may want to give this list a skim and act accordingly.

This Week’s Ratings Changes:

Upgraded: From Hold to Buy
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABBV AbbVie, Inc. B C B
BK Bank of New York Mellon Corporation B C B
DISH DISH Network Corporation Class A B C B
EC Ecopetrol SA Sponsored ADR C A B
HPE Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. B B B
HSIC Henry Schein, Inc. B C B
LLY Eli Lilly and Company B C B
MFC Manulife Financial Corporation B B B
NUAN Nuance Communications, Inc. B D B
PBR.A Petroleo Brasileiro SA Sponsored ADR Pfd C B B
RTX Raytheon Technologies Corporation B C B
SLB Schlumberger NV B C B
SSL Sasol Limited Sponsored ADR B C B
SU Suncor Energy Inc. B C B
TTE TotalEnergies SE Sponsored ADR B B B
VLO Valero Energy Corporation B C B
WFG West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. B B B
WLK Westlake Chemical Corporation C B B
XLRN Acceleron Pharma Inc. B D B
Upgraded: From Sell to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
BBDO Banco Bradesco S.A. Sponsored ADR D C C
BBL BHP Group Plc Sponsored ADR D C C
CMI Cummins Inc. D C C
DOW Dow, Inc. D B C
EA Electronic Arts Inc. C C C
ELP Companhia Paranaense de Energia Sponsored ADR C C C
FDS FactSet Research Systems Inc. C C C
IHG InterContinental Hotels Group Plc Sponsored ADR D B C
LHX L3Harris Technologies Inc. C C C
MRK Merck and Co. Inc. C D C
NFLX Netflix, Inc. C C C
NOC Northrop Grumman Corporation C C C
NSC Norfolk Southern Corporation D C C
PDD Pinduoduo, Inc. Sponsored ADR Class A D B C
RIO Rio Tinto plc Sponsored ADR D C C
TDG TransDigm Group Incorporated C C C
TDY Teledyne Technologies Incorporated C D C
WYNN Wynn Resorts, Limited D C C
Downgraded: From Buy to Hold
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
ABT Abbott Laboratories C C C
ADI Analog Devices, Inc. C C C
AMH American Homes 4 Rent Class A C B C
AON Aon Plc Class A C C C
BIO Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Class A C C C
BLDR Builders FirstSource Inc. C B C
BURL Burlington Stores, Inc. C B C
BXP Boston Properties, Inc. B D C
CDW CDW Corp. C C C
COST Costco Wholesale Corporation C C C
CRWD CrowdStrike Holdings, Inc. Class A C C C
DECK Deckers Outdoor Corporation C C C
DUK Duke Energy Corporation B C C
ELS Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc. C C C
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporation C B C
EXPD Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. C C C
FERG Ferguson Plc C C C
FIVN FIve9, Inc. C B C
HST Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc. C B C
INVH Invitation Homes, Inc. C C C
JHX James Hardie Industries PLC Sponsored ADR C B C
KHC Kraft Heinz Company B C C
KLAC KLA Corporation C C C
KMX CarMax, Inc. C C C
KR Kroger Co. B C C
MSFT Microsoft Corporation C C C
MTD Metter-Toledo International Inc. C C C
NVAX Novavax, Inc. B D C
NVO Novo Nordisk A/S Sponsored ADR Class B C C C
NXPI NXP Semiconductors NV C C C
PAYC Paycom Software, Inc. C B C
PLD Prologis, Inc. C C C
POOL Pool Corporation C C C
RH Restoration Hardware C B C
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. C B C
TECH Bio-Techne Corporation B C C
TGT Target Corporation C C C
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. C C C
TRMB Trimble Inc. C B C
VER VEREIT, Inc. B D C
XYL Xylem Corporation C C C
ZI ZoomInfo Technologies, Inc. Class A C B C
Downgraded: From Hold to Sell
Symbol Company Name Quantitative
Grade
Fundamental
Grade
Total
Grade
AEE Ameren Corporation D D D
AMD Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. D B D
AME AMETEK, Inc. D C D
AWK American Water Works Company, Inc. D C D
BIIB Biogen Inc. D D D
BTI British American Tobacco PLC Sponsored ADR D C D
BWA BorgWarner Inc. D B D
CCI Crown Castle International Corp D C D
CRH CRH Plc Sponsored ADR D C D
DHI D.R. Horton, Inc. D C D
DLR Digital Realty Trust, Inc. D C D
DPZ Domino’s Pizza, Inc. D D D
ESTC Elastic NV D C D
EXAS Exact Sciences Corporation D C D
FTS Fortis Inc. D D D
GIS General Mills, Inc. D C D
HAS Hasbro, Inc. D B D
HON Honeywell International Inc. D C D
ICE Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. D C D
LEN Lennar Corporation Class A D B D
LEN.B Lennar Corporation Class B D B D
LOGI Logitech International S.A. D B D
LOW Lowe’s Companies, Inc. D D D
MMM 3M Company D C D
MPW Medical Properties Trust, Inc. D D D
NGG National Grid Plc Sponsored ADR D C D
ORAN Orange SA Sponsored ADR D C D
PEG Public Service Enterprise Group Inc D D D
PPL PPL Corporation D F D
RCI Rogers Communication Inc. Class B D C D
ROST Ross Stores, Inc. F A D
SEDG SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. D C D
SPGI S and P Global, Inc. D C D
SRE Sempra Energy D D D
STE STERIS Plc D D D
SWKS Skyworks Solutions, Inc. D C D
TER Teradyne, Inc. D B D
TJX TJX Companies Inc. D B D
TWLO Twilio, Inc. Class A D C D
WY Weyerhaeuser Company D B D

To stay on top of my latest stock ratings, plug your holdings into Portfolio Grader, my proprietary stock screening tool. You may get started here.

Sincerely,
Louis Navellier

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