Are you an investor looking to boost your performance?
If so, have you tapped into the industry’s latest technology?
It’s a bit of a trick question.
If you’ve read our work for a while, you know we tend to be a skeptic when it comes to the latest gadget wizardry.
We don’t trust our smartphone. We think the internet is killing society. And who wants a self-driving car that drives itself right into a guardrail?
But let’s not be fools. If we’re fighting cancer… battling an enemy… or trying to communicate with somebody on the other side of the planet… technology ain’t all that bad.
In many ways, the period between 1999 and 2017 was the pinnacle for technological growth.
Not only did it change the way the world communicates… it brought us an incredible increase in computing power.
And yet – this is the undeniable part – the average investor hasn’t taken advantage of it.
For all the whiz-bang gadgetry out there, the little guy is still doing things the old-fashioned way.
Can You Beat These Numbers?
The proof we need comes from a study you’ve surely heard us mention before. Every once in a while, the fine folks at Dalbar flip on their computers to calculate the average investor’s annual stock market return.
We bet the figures look familiar… especially if you’re wondering why – despite hard work, smart decisions and regular savings – you still aren’t sitting on millions.
The numbers are sad.
During the same period mentioned above (a time when Wall Street was blessed with the greatest bull run of our time), the average investor earned just 2.6% each year. And the very best earned just 5%.
The figures are far below the S&P 500’s annual return of 7.2% during the same time.
But why… why does the average guy do so poorly?
The answer is oh-so-simple. It’s something we’ve looked at a lot…
The typical investor lets his feelings get in the way of his logic. He hears about an Ebola outbreak in Africa… so he sells his airline stocks at their lows. He hears Trump is waging war on China… so he sells his steel stocks at their lows. And he hears AOC is going to save the planet by outlawing gasoline… so he buys Tesla at its highs.
It’s crazy. But we dare you to prove us wrong.
Get this. Just recently – during the December stock market rout – American investors dumped an incredible $44 billion worth of mutual funds and ETFs. They sold at lows… and entirely missed the huge run we’ve seen so far in 2019.
There’s a better way.
A Manward Kind of Technology
In a world where Amazon can know what we want to buy before we do… where Google can diagnose our sickness before our doctor… and where Facebook can get ahold of us in the grocery store… surely investors can use similar technology to boost their returns.
Surely… there’s a way to get more than just 5% (or less!) each year.
As we discussed yesterday, there is.
It involves emotionless machines – aka artificial intelligence (AI).
Take the tiny AI Powered Equity ETF (AIEQ). It’s up 20% this year… nearly doubling the benchmark S&P.
By working like the algorithm that has turned Facebook investors into millionaires and billionaires, it processes more than a million data points with each trade – a feat that would have been unimaginable just a decade ago.
Instead of using emotions to judge the headlines and make our best guess at where things will head next, artificial intelligence finally allows us to invest entirely on facts.
Mark our word that as this technology gains traction, those figures from Dalbar will soar.
It proves that, for all our disdain of technological “improvements,” there’s been plenty of good progress.
It’s why we cry when we see everybody at a restaurant staring at their phone… and the average investor is still earning less than 5% each year.
You can do better.
It’s finally possible.
P.S. If you want to get in on this new technology right away, I suggest you keep an eye on your inbox. I’m just about to release my personal AI formula for the first time ever. Forget aiming for 5% per year… With this technology, we’re going for 89% per day! It’s incredible. Look out for my special message later today.