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Can Shake Shack (SHAK) Deliver Huge Profits?

By: TradeSmith Research Team

Feb 15, 2021 | Investing Strategies

Editor’s Note: TradeSmith offices are closed today to observe Presidents’ Day, but we didn’t want you to go without timely and interesting commentary. Our friends at LikeFolio have stepped up, and we will be back with regular TradeSmith Daily content tomorrow. For now, enjoy! —JCL  When Shake Shack reports earnings on Feb. 25, it will be different than you’re used…

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Gold Now Looks Bearish — and the Dollar Bullish — because of the Quantum Deficit Effect

By: Justice Clark Litle

Feb 10, 2021 | Investing Strategies

The TradeSmith Decoder portfolio hit a new milestone this week. Our highest conviction equity position became a ten-bagger as of the Feb. 9 close, reaching the 1,000% gain mark in less than a year. The wild thing is, this company is just getting started. We wouldn’t be surprised to see it reach thirty- or forty-bagger status in the next few…

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Has Bitcoin (and the Entire Crypto Space) Been Boobytrapped by Tether? No.

By: Justice Clark Litle

Feb 05, 2021 | Investing Strategies

Did you dramatically increase your net worth in 2020, and book “life changing profits” while doing so? If not, you should consider TradeSmith Decoder, because at least one of our subscribers did (and possibly many more). We recently received a wonderful testimonial that illustrates what TradeSmith Decoder is all about: Helping people build real, life-changing wealth through the trading and…

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The Drop in GameStop Short Interest Could be Real — Or Deceptive Market Manipulation

By: Justice Clark Litle

Feb 02, 2021 | Investing Strategies

Over the past few days, the level of hedge fund short interest in GameStop fell sharply. Or did it? On the evening of Monday, Feb. 1, Bloomberg reported that “GameStop Short Interest Plunges in Sign Traders Are Covering.” Two separate research firms, IHS Markit and S3 Partners, reported the drop: “Short interest in the video-game retailer plummeted to 39% of…

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How a Retail Investor Army Went to Battle With a $12.5 Billion Hedge Fund — and Won

By: Justice Clark Litle

Jan 26, 2021 | Investing Strategies

Ten or 20 years ago, the small retail investor was supposed to be afraid of hedge funds. To put it another way: In the old market ecosystem, hedge funds were the predators and retail investors were the prey. And the bigger the hedge fund — as measured by billions of dollars in assets under management — the more of a…

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Implications of the Super-K Recovery

By: Justice Clark Litle

Jan 21, 2021 | Investing Strategies

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” You might remember that line from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. We reference it now, in 2021, because never before has the line been more true. As the pandemic raged last spring, a debate raged alongside as to what kind of economic recovery the United…

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The Fading Fate of the U.S. Dollar is Long-Run Bullish for All Kinds of Assets

By: Justice Clark Litle

Jan 07, 2021 | Investing Strategies

The U.S. dollar could start to lose its world reserve currency status in the 2020s. Not all at once, and not overnight, but steadily over a period of years. In fact, the process may have already begun, which would partly explain the dollar’s powerful downtrend from March 2020 onward. At the moment, the dollar is still a world reserve currency…

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Terms You Should Know: Financial Repression and Fiscal Dominance

By: Justice Clark Litle

Dec 30, 2020 | Investing Strategies

Editor’s Note: When a mountain of debt builds up over the course of many decades — as we have seen over the past 40 years or so — you wind up with huge amounts of government spending to keep economies going, even as central banks conspire to inflate the debt away. In today’s “best of” series, we cover two must-know terms…

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In Both Investing and Poker, sometimes a Weak Hand Beats a Strong One

By: Justice Clark Litle

Dec 25, 2020 | Investing Strategies

Editor’s Note: For Christmas day, a Christmas riddle: When does a weak hand beat a strong one? In today’s “best of” lookback, we compare investing to high stakes poker — two activities with a great deal of overlap — and explain why it is often the surrounding situation that matters most, with the shape of events sometimes making the weaker…

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A ‘Rogue Wave’ of Vaccine-Related Optimism Up-Ends Prior Winners and Creates New Ones

By: Justice Clark Litle

Nov 11, 2020 | Investing Strategies

When Pfizer, in conjunction with BioNTech, announced more than 90% effective vaccine results on Nov. 9, the entire investing world got reordered. Suddenly, there was a wholly different reconfiguration of what the world could look like in a years’ time. It doesn’t happen often, but the market does this every once in a while. An unanticipated event, or an unexpected…

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