Wall Street Unplugged
Episode: 749November 25, 2020

An inspiring interview with former heavyweight boxer Ed Latimore

Ed Latimore has an incredible story. He overcame substantial obstacles to become a professional heavyweight boxer. Now, Ed is a full-time motivational writer and coach. Today, he shares how he fought to the top. This is an amazing interview you don’t want to miss. [3:14]

Then, Daniel and I discuss the markets hitting all-time highs… the tailwinds investors can expect from here… and why assets could soar from today’s levels. Plus, how the Biden Administration’s appointees will impact everything from gold to bitcoin and stocks. And some fun facts about the Thanksgiving holiday. [44:42]


Wall Street Unplugged | 749

An inspiring interview with former heavyweight boxer Ed Latimore

Announcer: Wall Street Unplugged looks beyond the regular headlines heard on mainstream financial media to bring you unscripted interviews and breaking commentary direct from Wall Street, right to you on Main Street.

Frank Curzio: How’s it going out there? It’s November 25th. I’m Frank Curzio, host of the Wall Street Unplugged podcast, where I break down the headlines and tell you what’s really moving these markets. I don’t know if I can tell you what’s moving these markets. Dow, 30,000, break out the hats. S&P 500, all-time high. Russell 2000 is up 27% in two months, which we really played perfectly in our newsletters. The Russell almost always outperforms the overall market during economic recoveries. I don’t know if we’ll describe this as an economic recovery, but we’ve seen the markets come back, usually outperforms large caps. Large caps, as of May, significantly were outperforming the Russell. Remember: Most of your technology companies, momentum names. And they needed to make up that difference. And we really did a good job in our newsletters, adding lots of small caps, especially in Curzio Venture Opportunities, the cyclical names and stuff like that. So the Russell 2000, up 27%, an index up 27% in two months, now at a record high as well.

Frank Curzio: We have Janet Yellen, new treasury secretary. What does that mean for the markets? Bitcoin just keeps going higher and higher every single day, approaching the record… Might have actually surpassed that as I’m doing this right now. And it’s funny because you’re looking at Bitcoin surge, and gold has been selling off a little over a month, maybe two months now, at least gold stocks. I mean, gold prices are only off probably about 5%, 7% off the high. Not a big deal. But it’s amazing to see the pullback here, which has some people nervous. Are we going to see more stimulus? I think we are. And then we have Thanksgiving tomorrow, which is my favorite holiday in the world, spending time with the family. But it also means Black Friday, Cyber Monday. I think it might even be Cyber Friday now. Everything’s closed, it seems. I don’t know how many stores are going to encourage people to go there, outside of a few states.

Frank Curzio: But the holiday shopping period is here. And there’s wide ranges when it comes to the outlook of how holiday sales are going to be this year. And we really need to discuss that. I’m going to break down all these topics with my buddy Daniel Creech in just a moment, but first, I want to introduce you to the person I’m about to interview. He’s a first time guest. Someone I respect since… What he has overcome in life is absolutely incredible. He’s now helping everyday people better their lives. His name is Ed Latimore. Keep that name on your list if you never heard of him, not familiar. Please, I’m going to beg you. I never beg you to do anything ever. Listen to this interview. He’s incredible. He’s about to share some amazing stories. He’s a motivational speaker now. It’s difficult to find anyone better as a motivational speaker. And I know that’s saying a lot because a lot of you listen to motivational speakers. Wait until you listen to this interview. I love this guy. Enough of the intro: Let’s get to my interview with the one and only Ed Latimore. And let’s get to that right now.

Frank Curzio: Ed Latimore, thank you so much for joining us on Wall Street Unplugged.

Ed Latimore: Hey, thanks for having me on. I’m really, really excited to just have a chat. You sound hyped up, man. You sound energetic. I like that already.

Frank Curzio: I know. I love doing this podcast. I love talking to new people. I love learning stuff. And just doing the research on you, just an amazing story. I’m going to break it down here. I mean, you had an amazing life, where you were raised in the projects in Pittsburgh by a single mom. You grew up poor, suffered physical abuse, observed tons of violence growing up, dealt with alcoholism. Then became a boxer on the professional level, which seemed like a way to take out some of that anger on people. But by all means, when I look at this… And if I had to put a percentage on it, I’d say it’s 90%. Plus that growing up like this is setting you up to fail, to be in jail, to maybe be dead.

Ed Latimore: I talk about it all the time, that I think I’m a lucky case in many ways. And you talked about the alcoholism already, but I think all the time, I say you can’t outrun the law of large numbers forever. And I think that I outran it about as long as I could before… I was due for something bad to happen, and I had some epiphanies and some things happen and I said, “You know what, we got to fix this and get it under control.” But yeah.

Frank Curzio: How did you get to the point where you changed? Because there’s so many people that once you’re down there, once you’re in that hole, the difficultly in coming out, especially where you were… I mean, what were some of the things that motivated you? Was it boxing? Because I think it was 23 when you started your boxing career. I want to really get into that too.

Ed Latimore: Oh yeah.

Frank Curzio: What made you turn, where you have all this anger, and you’re pissed off at everything, and now it’s like, hey, you’re just so positive about everything? You’re just able to turn everything around. And we’ll get to accolades in a minute. But what was the turning point there?

Ed Latimore: Well, I think… Okay, so one of the things that I read recently or heard someone say in reference to their own personal transformation was that they looked at their life and they said, “My ego doesn’t match my position in life.” And when I heard that I was like, “Wow.” If there was a really basic, non-esoteric, non-woo woo reason why I made changes in my life, that would be it. I had a certain image or ideal that I felt like I could be and that I’ve always wanted to be. And I got to a point… 27 was when I really started making a lot of big changes, where I was like, “Wow. You’re not anywhere close and this stuff takes time. So are you going to be serious about it and get it under control, or are you going to keep BS’ing and hoping that things fall into place?”

Ed Latimore: Now, it wasn’t that simple. That’s a big part of it. Another part of it is when you have this standard for yourself, you experience the pain that is the gap between… And that pain is the gap between where you think you should be and where you are. That was a pretty big pain gap. I mean, I will never forget having to worry about… At 27, I’m sleeping on a friend’s… He actually had a room because his parents gave him a house. Let me rent a room at his house for $200 a month and that’s all I could really afford. I’m 27, and I’m like, what’s going on here? But okay, it’s one thing if I can only afford that because I’ve devoted so much time to boxing. And I did. But I’m also making sure I got enough money to go out and drink and party and chase girls. I’m not chasing excellence. I’m leaning on what may or may not work out because I’m a boxer and trying to develop this life that I think fighters should have, or athletes or people in the spotlight. In other words, I had kind of bought into my own nonsense and my own hype.

Ed Latimore: And I said, “Dude, you know what…” I just had a moment of realization and I said, “There’s a lot I want to achieve, there’s a lot I want to experience.” That’s the thing, realism is a great trade. You got to be real. “Right now, I’m not on pace to hit any of those goals.” I used to say, “I’m going to turn 33 regardless. Am I going to turn 33 with more or less options?” And when I started looking like that, I said, “Dude, you know what, we want to have a good life.” And now, every day I’m grateful. I’m sitting here right now in my nice apartment, drinking coffee, but I know that this is the direct result of work. No one gave me anything. I had to go work, work, work, work. Control myself. Get my worst aspects under control. Now, I wonder if that ambition is perhaps genetic, but the things I did to realize it certainly are not. That was just going, “Okay, this is not working.” And I was able to say it wasn’t working because I had a realistic perspective of life, what I could do, and more importantly, what I didn’t want to be.

Frank Curzio: You look at life the way I look at life, like every minute counts. And it must be funny when you look at it from where you are now. Again, we’re going to talk about the accolades, and the degree in physics, and all the books that you’ve written, and your website, and helping people, and motivational speaking. It is pretty incredible when you look at today’s world, I would think, where people complain on their iPhones and social media with their new cars. And I’ve traveled the world, and people don’t have access to water in some places and just to hear what people get pissed off about, especially when you see not everyone has it… It seems like the more you have the more you complain in this world, right? I mean, it’s pretty crazy these days.

Ed Latimore: It’s super weird. It reminds me of this conversation that I have with people sometimes about when you travel to countries… Well, some call them developing nations. And they say haggling and negotiating is part of the culture. That never sat well with me because I’m like, “Man, I grew up poor. I wish somebody would come and haggle me.” For example, when we were in Colombia, I needed a hat and it was hot. They’re like, “This hat costs $12.” I’m like, “I don’t care if that’s $12 or not, that’s a great deal and I don’t have to figure it out. You win, I win, everyone goes home.” And for me, I don’t have it in me to complain about things because I guess I’m aware of how bad it could be. If you don’t waste my time… Part of why I told that story about the negotiation, if you don’t waste my time and you don’t steal from me… Because stealing is like a waste of time because if you get close enough to steal from me that meant I invested time into you and then you went and betrayed. It was just like dead time. I could have put it somewhere else.

Ed Latimore: Pretty much those are my pet peeves. And even still, you got to charge it again, well, I’m going to die eventually, so I know I don’t have infinite time, and I know that one day it’s going to end and it’ll probably end with me not doing even close to everything I want to do unless I live to 150. Talking about some crazy stuff man. Not saying that’s going to happen to my generation, but I think the next generation… I think I’ll live to over 100, but the next generation who knows. But that’s off topic. The main idea is there’s so little to complain about. Life is so good man. And even when I didn’t have anything I had the same perspective. Because when you start off so low and you move up at all, that’s a really unique perspective because I wasn’t like rock bottom. Like, I wasn’t born addicted to crack or something like that. That’s really bad. But it was low enough to where everything I see is above me and almost everything I see is an improvement. So for me to be here and then complain, I’m like, but I know what it’s like to not have food. I know what it’s like to not be able to get something warm for winter. Things like that.

Ed Latimore: I know what it’s like to lack fundamentally on all areas of your life. So, to complain about my phone, that’s weird. To complain about someone’s opinion… Okay. Are they trying to beat me down? That was the thing I had to deal with, not someone’s rough opinion. Whatever. I don’t care what someone thinks. They’re not trying to lay hands on me. But yeah, that’s where that perspective comes from, I think, for me.

Frank Curzio: Now, when it comes to motivation and speaking, for me, someone like you is so much more credible, right? I mean, someone that’s been down there and struggled and maybe had setbacks. To me, I think it’s easy to listen to you to motivation than maybe a doctor saying, “Don’t take anymore alcohol. It’s not good for you.” Yeah, you’re a doctor and you grew up pretty cool and that life is awesome. But even with that said, when it comes to motivational speaking and that background, I would think it’s difficult to motivate people. It’s just, they’re conditioned a certain way. If it’s negative, they don’t want to be motivated or they have a lot of fear and don’t want to do things. I mean, how does someone listening to this overcome that? Because I would say most people are in that category than living life, and every day matters,, and living to the best and always being optimists, especially in today’s world with social media, where it seems like everyone hates everyone these days. But how do you really change a person like that’s mind? I think it would be easier for you, as someone who has come from being down that low to where you are now.

Ed Latimore: It’s funny man, I think… And I have to be aware of this. But I think a person in my position who’s gone through legitimate, I think legitimate, anyhow, mind shifts perspectives. I’ve had it tested. You can look up my resume and see, at the very least, the outcome suggests that the process was one that you could learn something from. What I have to be aware of… I have to be aware of the curse of knowledge. I have to remember that I for whatever reason naturally leaned a certain way. Now, that doesn’t mean that I naturally get it, just that I was predisposed to that. With that said, the cool thing about leaning into what you’re good at, developing a system over and over, you start to learn what people typically are challenged with because you face these challenges yourself. And you start to see, and you work through, you talk to enough people, and you see some commonalities. And the biggest commonality I did not worry about is, I had nothing really to lose. A lot of people have an investment in their position in life. And that’s just their financial position or their social position. It’s all of that.

Ed Latimore: They’re very invested in where they are because that is the devil they know, and we don’t like uncertainty. even if that uncertainty comes with a potential payout. So, we will eat the risk of staying still, because that’s all it is, it’s risk, versus the possibility of reward, of changing, of making some moves. A lot of people will always choose to sit still. If you can get a person to look at their current life in contrast to what they think they’re capable of and get them to understand that there’s absolutely no chance of getting there if they don’t start taking action, even if the actions carry with them an inherent risk of failure, if you can get them to see that, then the rest of the game is easy. I always say certain people, they’re never going to need motivation. They get it. And a lot of times, they’re people who never had security because security weakens you in the sense that you don’t want to give it up. And the only way to make progress is by definition to give up what you’re secure with.

Ed Latimore: And your level of security doesn’t matter for the fundamental idea. In other words, if I’m only making… Only, I’ll put that in air quotes, only making $50,000 a year, I have a bit of a cushion to take a risk to make 100,000. But is that any different than making 25 and trying to pop up to 75 with the same difference? No. No, fundamentally because they’re all risks. I could end up less, but I’ll probably end up more. It’s like rejection, like talking to girls, for example. Yeah, I could probably end up being rejected or slapped or whatever, but one thing we know is that if I don’t do anything, this will remain, it’ll be the same. And if you get someone to internalize that idea from there, everything else becomes really easy to build on, almost to the point where they don’t need to talk to you anymore. And I find that motivation works that way. The people who are unmotivated, no matter where they’re at in life, they are very comfortable there. And I’ve observed, you can be comfortable anywhere. I’ve got friends making barely minimum wage, and I’ve got friends with six figures, and they’re all comfortable.

Ed Latimore: I have very few friends that I grow with. I can think of one who went from a low and made a big change like the way I have in the same amount of time. But most people kind of find their level right around 23, 24, and take whatever course life puts on them rather than making their own course.

Frank Curzio: Yeah. And what I noticed too is you’re brutally honest, which I like. I mean, for me, I grew up in New York. Yeah, you had to be street smart, and I became book smart later on in life, kind of like you. But I didn’t really take too many things seriously. But you saw a lot of stuff. There’s a lot of hustling, lots of fights and stuff like that. It wasn’t even close to the environment you grew up in, but you had to fight what you wanted, right?

Ed Latimore: Yeah.

Frank Curzio: It was crazy. But when I look at growing up that way, how important is it I guess, if I could ask you, is it when… Having those street smarts, I realized how important it is to have book smarts later on. How important is that? Because it seems like even with that perspective, you’re brutally honest when you come across… Where you tell people things that I’m sure that aren’t street smart, are going to be like, whoa, and take a step back where, hey, you got to get punched in the face to understand what fear is. I like that, but sometimes, a lot of people might be taken aback from that right?

Ed Latimore: Yeah. You got to understand, what are street smarts? Street smarts, in my opinion, they’re just the ability to read people. Whichever environment you have to read people in, it doesn’t really matter, but you can’t learn to read people in school is the point. You can’t learn it from a book. You can get a little guidance. But the general skills to read… Not just read, but then do something with that knowledge, interact with them, make them comfortable, elicit a response, gain attention. It’s all the street smarts. You can only learn that by experience. Book smarts are things that you can learn by reading a book or watching someone else demonstrate, i.e., a YouTube video or listening to on a podcast. The cool thing about both is that they have their domains, and if you’re really good at street smarts but you’re dumb as a brick, you’ll probably be able to go far in sales. And if you’re really book smart, but near autistic level of social ability, there’s a computer out there somewhere that needs to be programmed and built and networked. And then there’s everything in between.

Ed Latimore: The people who I feel have the most fulfilled lives are the ones who realize that it’s going to take time and be uncomfortable to develop whichever one you’re weak in. If you’re weak in street smarts, you’re going to have to go get messy with people. You’re going to have to go make some mistakes, be awkward. And in many ways, that feels worse. I mean, that’s one of our biggest fears, public humiliation, public speaking. All those things: The ability to exist and operate with other humans. And they will continue to be, for the foreseeable future, the most important thing in the world. I don’t care how complex or advanced the computer system becomes, it is still programmed, run, and operated by humans, so you need to be able to interact and work with humans. With that said, if you’re really smart and you get all your… Well, not smart. If you’re really street smart and you gain all of your confidence from your ability to interact with other people, and to work the room, et cetera, you’re going to be putting yourself in a very awkward and uncomfortable, humbling position when you decide to hone book smarts. But I think you give yourself more opportunities.

Ed Latimore: I’ve always said the lack of social skills will cost you way more opportunities than lack of technical skills ever will. I want to stand by that. However, you still need to know how to do things. And when you learn how to do a thing that is technical and valuable but you’re also savvy, you can communicate, the world is yours, man. I am by no means a wealthy individual whatsoever. What I have is an incredible ability to never… I will never run out of money ever again. It’ll never happen. Not because I got a bunch in the bank right now, but because I have a few hard, technical skills, and I’ve spent a lifetime leveraging and learning how to communicate and interact with humans. You can put me in front of a room with people, you can put me in a room with people, you can put me one-on-one or with a group, I understand how to move and interact with humans in a way where they don’t leave feeling uncomfortable and repulsed, and that’s really important. The next level is so they can take an action that you want them to take. So, you move from not just having them go, “Ooh that guy’s icky,” to go, “Oh, that guy’s fascinating.” There’s a middle ground.

Ed Latimore: And a lot of people exist in that middle ground because it’s comfortable. But if you can move to the other end of the spectrum, where you’re good with humans and you are good with your skills, the world opens up for you. But the challenge is, you could study for a test and be ready, and that’s where book smarts are kind of inferior to street smarts. You can learn a book smart thing and never have it tested in the sense that if you fail, there’s a severe negative repercussion. Not so much with street smarts. Mistakes with other people tend to come swift and with a certain amount of power. That doesn’t mean you’re going to get your block knocked off, but you might get yelled at, you might have somebody launch a personal campaign against you, a slanderous campaign. There’s all kinds of things that can happen. And to navigate that world is messy. If you’re not willing to get messy, then you’re not going to do too well. Books are neat. Go read books.

Frank Curzio: Definitely makes sense. So now at 23, I mentioned earlier, boxing. Professional heavyweight. 13-1-1, seven knockouts. After six professional fights, you were signed by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports, right?

Ed Latimore: Yeah.

Frank Curzio: I mean, this is pretty big. I mean, professional boxing. What did you learn from it, and what did it teach you about life?

Ed Latimore: Oh, goodness. The cool thing is that boxing, like, I think every other sport has its amateur component, and you do your time in the amateurs, and then when you can really do nothing else within a reasonable amount of time, you go pro. I followed that, fortunately, because of the way I approached my training and the way I was approaching my life at that point. I think I made some good decisions for my boxing career, certainly paid off down the line, with a lot of opportunities that ended up getting, the Jay-Z thing being one of those. But really what I took away from boxing is the thing that has influenced my life the most and that is a growth mindset. Prior to boxing, I was a fixed mindset kind of guy. And I didn’t even know that. I just thought that I… My grades in high school for math and science, they were not impressive. In fact, I put up a post on my website about my grades in math, and I was horrible, man. I didn’t realize how bad it was. I went and ordered a transcript because I haven’t been in high school in almost 20 years, but I wanted to make that post to show I went back as an adult to get the physics degree and what can happen in a span of time.

Ed Latimore: You can’t get smart if you can’t improve. And what I realized when I thought about it. I didn’t think that I had anything remotely resembling talent in math. So I said I’m going to give up, let that go, and let that fester for years. Then when I came back and decided to study again, but this time, it was going to be engineering, which eventually turned into physics, I was going to have to confront math. There was no way around that. You can’t do those disciplines without math any more than you can be an English major without being able to write well. It’s just not going to happen. The difference was, between that point in high school and when I went back as an adult, I re-enrolled at 28, I had watched myself go from this bumbling, uncoordinated boxer to someone who as an amateur got a national championship and got recruited and all these things. So okay, if I can do that with boxing, what can I do with my mind? If I can do that for my body, what can I do for my mind? And I had complete confidence that if I could figure it out for boxing, I could figure it out for school. I could figure it out for learning and academics.

Ed Latimore: And I’m really grateful for that because it’s one thing to hear someone say… Like you said, when you look at it, it’s the resume, it’s the facts. It’s one thing to hear someone say, “You can do it if you put your mind to it and you just keep up the work.” It’s one thing to hear it. It’s a totally different thing when I say it and show it’s possible, or I show you how it’s done. And that is what I got from boxing. I mean, I got a bunch of other stuff, but that’s probably the thing that stands out to me the most when I think about it. One other thing is I really learned the power of being likable. Because boxing asks you to do something that a lot of people aren’t prepared to do. It asks you to be entertaining enough and likable enough to get people to give up their weekends and usually a sum of money, at least as a professional. And not a small sum really for the average person, I think. My tickets at the cheapest for fights weren’t even from $40 to $50, for the cheapest. And get them to come and you had to be able to do that well enough, otherwise you couldn’t get on the card.

Ed Latimore: Because why would the promoter put somebody on that can’t sell tickets? Now, the cool thing is… It’s the same thing now with the internet. Well, with the internet now, people can buy tickets. But before, when I was fighting… And this wasn’t that long ago. That’s how quickly things change. No one was doing streaming fights because the technology still wasn’t where it is now, where anybody can just-

Frank Curzio: Watch anything, yeah.

Ed Latimore: Yeah. So, I fought my first few fights in West Virginia because it was just an easier commission. So, I had to get people to do this and drive over an hour to come see me to fight. You don’t do that if you’re an unlikable person. It’s just not going to happen. So, I learned quite a lot of being a fan… Yeah, fan favorite. People got to want to come and support you. And it’s a tradeoff too. It’s an opportunity-cost trade off because, do I focus on building relationships or do I focus on training? And a lot of times, you’ve got to make a sacrifice in both. That’s why if you dig into the sport, you don’t see a lot of guys come from the club level to the TV level. It doesn’t happen that often. Not because they aren’t… Exactly. But if they were good, they would take the patient route. Because good is not just skill. You’ve got to be smart enough to kind of understand the business you’re moving and maneuvering. And I know lots of guys who, if they had just put their ego aside and said, “I’m going to fight as an amateur for free with the kids…”

Ed Latimore: I mean, look, a lot of my shows, I was the oldest guy on it. Not all of them, but a sizable majority because I started so late in life. But that’s how you build your skills, and that’s how you made sure that when the headgear comes off and the gloves drop in size that you’re ready to be in there and fight. But a lot of people, they don’t want to do that work. They don’t want to sacrifice. But those are the things that I took from the sport: Growth mindset and being likable makes a huge difference in your life, too.

Frank Curzio: Yeah. The marketable part too. People don’t understand that. I’m in the financial newsletter industry. It’s got to be entertaining. People have got to enjoy it. You got to know what you’re talking about and be good, but that’s definitely something to be said about that, where so many people try to do things. You have to be different, you have to stand out. And you definitely do that. So are you still boxing? I mean, you look like you’re in great shape. If you need a sparring partner, let me know because I need to definitely get punched in the face a little bit, but I would love… That’d be great man.

Ed Latimore: Oh man. You know what’s funny? Here’s how I feel… Random bit of news is, I was one of the chief sparring partner, if not the chief sparring partner, I’m pretty sure I did the most rounds, with Roy Jones Jr., helping him get ready for the fight against Tyson.

Frank Curzio: Really? Oh, that’s so cool.

Ed Latimore: Yeah. Yeah, you can check my IG out, man. I got a few pictures up there with me and him. One in particular after a fight, man, and he hit me with a great hook and busted my nose wide open. Couldn’t stop the bleeding for two days, and I just took some time off. I mean, it wasn’t bleeding constantly for two days, but whenever it got hit. So, I had to take a few days off and just let it heal. But in terms of am I still fighting again, I’m in great shape and more coordinated than I thought I’d be. I suffered a concussion, actually two concussions, and those take time to recover. But I haven’t been in a ring for freaking four years. But I still know how to fight and everything. But what I’ve decided is, I’m 35 right now, and with my skill level and the damage I put on my body, or rather lack thereof, yeah, I could easily fight, no problem. I’ll never fight heavyweight again, though. I’m not big enough. I’m only 6’1″, and right now, I’m like 225 pounds, which is not really training. When I’m in camp, I spent most of my career under 220 because you’re working out. And that’s just not big enough to really compete.

Ed Latimore: Yeah, no, you just can’t. I mean, the top guys… I had a pretty good idea of where I was going to bottom out at, or rather, top out at is a better way to put it. I think someone worked the math out. The average height in the division is almost 6’5″ at this point. That’s the average height. But the median is realistically like 6’6.” They’re all over 240 pounds. And that’s huge because what that means is that… And I’m not this good, I can admit this to myself. But what that means is that they don’t have to be as good as I have to be. In other words, what’s the old quote? The bad guys have to keep getting lucky, the good guys only have to get lucky once. If you look at that in terms of the underdog and the overdog better, the underdog has to continually get lucky to have a… Everything has to go right, and then some luck. They don’t got to be that good for that long. A guy who’s 6’6″…

Ed Latimore: Deontay Wilder’s a great example of this at the highest level. He ain’t got to be that good. And we didn’t know… I mean, people who knew boxing knew it, but until they saw Tyson Fury fight him, who’s bigger, then they were like… Because until then… He’s fighting a guy, he’s fighting Louis Ortiz, Ortiz is winning the fight. Ortiz is only 6’3″ though. Only 6’3″. That’s crazy I got to say that.

Frank Curzio: Only 6’3,” yeah.

Ed Latimore: And then he gets that right hand in there and puts him to sleep. I think it was the seventh or eighth round. Nothing. So, I would never fight heavyweight again just because I know that I can’t do it. I have toyed with various levels of seriousness and after sparring with Roy and seeing kind of where I am and what I need to do. If I fought again, I’d be at cruiser. I would just cut the weight down. Because it wouldn’t be about money. The reason we didn’t do it initially is it makes more sense financially, and I started as a heavyweight. It’s not like I can’t fight. It’s just there comes a level where it’s like, what’s the long-term plan? Long-term plan, realistically, I’m not going to be in there and fight against a Fury or a Wilder or a Joshua or even a Chisora or Bryan. I mean, I’m just thinking of these guys. All of them are just these monsters, Breazeale, Martin. I can’t even think, but they’re all just huge, Robert Helenius, like all levels. I think that every guy I mentioned there, the shortest one is 6’5.”

Frank Curzio: Yeah. Yeah, they’re all huge. I wanted to go back to the Roy Jones Jr. thing, which I think is fantastic. Roy Jones Jr. and Tyson, both of them I’ve seen in interviews. This is supposed to be kind of an exhibition. These guys seem like they’re taking it very, very… I mean, they’re posting their training videos. Right?

Ed Latimore: I know that Roy’s taking it seriously, and I got the impression that Roy’s taking it seriously because Tyson’s taking… So, even though it’s an exhibition, I mean-

Frank Curzio: When is this fight? When is it by the way? When is it? Coming up, right?

Ed Latimore: This Saturday.

Frank Curzio: Oh man, it’s going to be great. Pay-per-view, right?

Ed Latimore: And I know that because initially, I had to go out there with them because it was going to be a two week bubble, and I was going to be sparring the last weekend, then I was going to come home. Man, I like my house too much. I didn’t want to hang out in a hotel. But then I got the word that not only was it a five day bubble instead of a two week, they didn’t need me to go, and that was the best news I’ve ever gotten. But yeah, it’ll be this weekend. It’ll be fun. I’ll be watching it.

Frank Curzio: Yeah. That’ll be pretty cool, man. That’s awesome.

Ed Latimore: I got something invested in it.

Frank Curzio: Yeah, no, that’s cool. So, we’ve got about five minutes left here. I mean, I could talk to you for another two hours. I love talking to you, man. You can feel the energy. It’s amazing. And hopefully, the audience feels that as well because in today’s day and age, it seems like there is a lot of anger out there. People are pissed off and need more motivation. But you created a website. You have your website. You have ways that you teach people to create successful website, make revenue from online sources. You’ve wrote several eBooks, which is incredible. Talk a little bit about that because I’m sure there’s a lot of people listening to this who are going to be interested in it.

Ed Latimore: Yeah. One of the things that I figured out, I figured out my strength, and that’s teaching. I believe I’m an incredible teacher, mainly because I’m patient and I know what it’s like. Like I said, I’m aware of the curse of knowledge, and it’s always in the back of my mind. And when you know how a student is typically going to develop, no matter what you teach them, then you’re able to kind of prepare and understand what they know, don’t know, explain, whatever. So that’s cool. But I figured that out, and I also happened to be… My secondary strength or skill, I think I’m pretty good with words. At the very least, I’m at least good enough to make a living from them. So those two things combined, it’s a really interesting skillset, or skill stack I should say, because it lets me take my information and I care so much about, making sure a person’s able to learn from me, not just follow what I do, but really understand. Because that’s how I got through so many things that were difficult for me, is that I took the time to understand. You do that, and you can teach everything. And people pay to learn skills and ideas.

Ed Latimore: Like my big course right now is, I teach people how to write and grow on Twitter. I’m not teaching them how to make money or anything. I’m just teaching them how to write. Because I learned what worked best for writing, and that is what helped me grow on Twitter, and that’s what helped my website grow. So I try to teach that, and I’m passionate about it, too. I like seeing how words come together, and I like seeing a person, I guess, focus and polish their thinking because that’s what writing does: It focuses and polishes your thoughts. You get that together, it’s all good. But that’s what I do, and I’ve always wanted to be a writer. I always wanted to create with words. And the internet came along, more specifically, we’ll call it internet two or 3.0, where you have the power of social media, plus building a mailing list and your internet, and it’s so easy now to set up products to sell. If you have any skill at all with writing, you should be able to at least make a side hustle out of the internet.

Frank Curzio: No, it makes sense. And you know what I love most about it and wanted to hear is, you see the confidence, but you also see the humbleness, where a lot of people when I interview… I’ve been doing this for 13 years, and I say, “Hey, if someone wants to learn more about you…” Here’s my Twitter, here’s my website. And you didn’t even mention any of that. So I would love for you to mention it because I know people want to learn more about you, you have your website, your Twitter. I love following you on Twitter, as well. So if people want to know more about you, find out more about you, learn more about what you’re doing here, how could they do that?

Ed Latimore: Great. I’m Ed Latimore. My website is edlatimore.com. My Instagram is Ed Latimore. My Twitter is Ed Latimore. My Facebook is Ed Latimore. If you just go to Google and type Ed Latimore, whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find me on that platform because I’ve been very smart about that. Just grabbed my own name everywhere. And it’s easier. How I use my book, I was going between Edward and Ed, and I just said Ed’s going to be shorter and easier for people to say. And I didn’t like being called Ed when I was younger, which is funny. I think it’s when my dad was called that. But now it’s everywhere. It’s Ed Latimore. That’s the name.

Frank Curzio: That’s great stuff. Listen, I really appreciate it. I know how busy your schedule is, especially your schedule with Roy Jones Jr. That was really impressive. That’s awesome. I’ll be watching that fight. And I really appreciate you coming on and taking the time, man, and I think the audience is really going to love this, and I think a lot of people are going to want to learn more from you. So I really appreciate you coming on, man. Thanks.

Ed Latimore: Hey, thanks for having me. I really appreciate being here.

Frank Curzio: Man, great stuff from Ed, notice a lot of things that he said. I mean, the boxing thing was amazing, Roy Jones Jr. and stuff, I love it. I didn’t even know that fight was this weekend. I know that both of them have been training hard. I’m a big fan of Roy Jones Jr. I was there when he won his first fight. When he won the belt, I was in Vegas with my brother and sister, when I was very young. And I was at a blackjack table and one of the guys was like, “Watch this guy fight.” I think he was the underdog, like 10, 11 to one. And they were like this guy’s going to kill him, and I think he won the first round, or second round. But one of the greatest pound for pound fighters ever, that’s really not talked about that much. I mean, it got to the point where he would play full court basketball the day before he fought because there was nobody to fight, and he just beat the crap out of everybody. And he’s going to fighting Tyson. It’s going to be great.

Frank Curzio: But a couple of things real quick from Ed I need you to focus on. One is writing: If you learn how to write, you could be successful no matter what. You’re going to use writing for almost every single thing that you do. Even if you’re an athlete, eventually, you could talk about it, you could write books about it. But learning how to write, I mean, that’s something I never thought that was in the cards when I was in my 20s and pretty much almost into my early 30s. And now, I love to write. The entertainment factor: You can want to start any business you want. You need the entertainment factor. You need to be exciting. If nobody wants to see you, you’re not going to make money off of it, you’re not going to be successful. It’s not just having a good product. It’s more than that. It’s being entertainment. It’s having a product that people are going to tell their friends about, they’re going to talk about. It’s the reason why Peloton is where it is. Zoom, people talk about it. It’s the greatest thing ever. It’s important when people can identify with it, and they can talk to people.

Frank Curzio: He talked about motivation: It’s something that is kind of hard for a lot of people. Not for me, but a lot of people I know, it is hard, to motivate. I interview a lot of people. I always say you can’t really teach motivation. I mean, I could teach you anything in terms of book smarts, in terms of the stock market. We plan to have our course open up pretty soon, my little seminar thing, my clinic, investment clinic, going to try to do that in January, mid-January or late January. Very, very excited; so, frank@curzioresearch.com, keep those emails coming in. But Ed also talks about you have to put in the work. Nothing’s going to be given to you for free. Never give up; always fight. Do things, challenge yourself, that you’re scared to do. It’s going to make you a better person. It’s just a really, really good interview, and definitely check out his stuff, check out his site. But I’m glad he came on. He’s not an easy guy to really get for an interview, and I’m glad we did, and he’s a really great guy. I really enjoyed it. Let me know what you thought though, of course. This is about you, not about me. I say it all the time about Wall Street Unplugged, but you can let me know what you thought about that interview at frank@curzioresearch.com.

Frank Curzio: Now, let’s get to some topics, a little different format, didn’t have so much of an intro, went right to the interview. And it is Thanksgiving tomorrow, so let’s start with markets at all-time highs. I mean, we also have solid economic data to drive that, so much going on. But let’s bring in my buddy, Senior Analyst at Curzio Research, Daniel Creech, to discuss that. I mean, with the markets at records cyclical trade, Daniel, is definitely on with airlines, cruises, casinos, travel working. We also have oil working. I mean, what are your thoughts on this where people are saying well, the lockdown is here, no stimulus, why are we trading at highs?

Daniel Creech: Hey, what’s up Frank? Happy Wednesday. Happy early Thanksgiving, yeah. You know what was interesting about the airlines is that… Was it Delta that came out today and the union approved to take lower wages to avoid furloughs and more layoffs? So that’s a positive thing. That’s the markets working. You’ve got to give and take. Oil’s interesting, yeah, I mean, everybody’s just going to ignore the next couple of months, I guess, until the vaccine comes out. And hopefully, we do get back to normal. I would push back on that and think normal is not around the corner, but from the finance standpoint, yeah, it’s off to the races. And by the way, are we getting Curzio 30,000 Dow hats or anything for the market?

Frank Curzio: I don’t know. You know what I just ordered? Someone ordered them for me. It was funny. I didn’t even know they were going to do this, they actually just sent it today, this looks pretty cool, but the Curzio Research masks, which I know you probably don’t want one.

Daniel Creech: No. I don’t want one of those. I’ll wear a hat though.

Frank Curzio: But I’ll get you a 30,000-

Daniel Creech: Give me a mask. We’ll frame it. And that way, as we get bigger and bigger, we’ll look back-

Frank Curzio: We should just get like a 40,000 hat. I mean, it’s going to be 40,000 couple months anyway, right, probably?

Daniel Creech: Yeah. I like that. We should do some… Just like Tesla, with the flamethrower. We should do Curzio merchandise. That’d be a lot of fun.

Frank Curzio: Yeah, I know. You know what’s interesting with this trade though, Daniel, is we’ve interviewed numerous people about oil, and I was kind of like, “Ugh, I don’t know about oil yet. I mean, it’s going to take some time.” Devon was $7 less than a month ago, it’s 15. Exxon Mobile, if you want to go large cap with a dividend, it was 31, now it’s 41. One month: That’s a 32% gain. Pioneer, again, staying on a large cap level, one of the best shale companies in the world, best properties, pioneer, was 77, it’s 110. That’s a 42% move in a month. Or, you get a little more aggressive with Occidental Petroleum, which was a little over $8; it’s almost 17 now, so 100%. These are major moves in these names, assuming that, hey, everything’s going to be fine. And now you’re seeing even the banks getting upgraded. These are cyclical. Everyone’s really anticipating everything back to normal, I would say by, mid-year 2021. I don’t know if I’m on board with that though, right?

Daniel Creech: Well, that was a good segue because we’ve got to talk about so why are the markets going up? What’s the driven behind? And the most friendly banker around, in the past, is Janet Yellen. And the news is that she’s going to be the new treasury secretary for the Biden administration, which we got to talk about there too because I got some angry emails about the whole presidential thing.

Frank Curzio: You always get those angry emails.

Daniel Creech: And it’s still not over yet so we’re going to have some fun with that. But yeah, Janet Yellen, former Fed chair. If she takes over for Steve Mnuchin, who’s currently the treasury secretary… To view that any other way than pedal to the metal, free money everywhere, liquidity, I think that’s a huge mistake to view that any other place. Because she’s going to be market friendly. Even Elizabeth Warren, who is very anti big banks, anti-capitalist, for most senses, tweeted out how couldn’t have a better pick than Janet Yellen because she stuck it to and held, I’m paraphrasing here, Wells Fargo accountable for… Remember the whole cross selling, and every once in a while, they bring bankers in front of… Well, now they do it through Zoom, but some committee will come in and rail against them and tell them how bad they are. But I had to laugh out loud about that because you’re getting a very far left person excited about Yellen for being tough on the banks. Frank, who’s gone to jail or lost a major job other than low level bankers in the last 10 years?

Frank Curzio: Hardly anybody during the credit crisis.

Daniel Creech: Exactly.

Frank Curzio: And it was all their fault.

Daniel Creech: So that’s a lot of fun.

Frank Curzio: Yeah.

Daniel Creech: The other thing, let’s get right on to… I got to cover some tracks here with the presidential thing because I didn’t get back to a couple of the emails. I apologize.

Frank Curzio: I love when you talk about this because you get so…

Daniel Creech: I’ll get better at that. Or maybe not. But the headlines about the market rallying off of peaceful transition of power is awesome. So, Trump tweets out to the GSA about, hey, let’s start the administration transitioning. I guess they’re letting Biden people in now, which they weren’t. Which, by the way, anybody that was worried about that is silly. Because a lot of the argument was, “Hey, if Biden doesn’t know what’s going on around the world, we’re going to be unsafe.” Do you think that there’s a chance in hell some world leader would attack Trump if his last days are at bay? No. Because if you’re out the door, what are you going to do? You’re going to fire everything at them, and then walk out, and then leave it to somebody else. And if you don’t think Trump would do that, again, I just agree to disagree. So the whole transition of power thing was funny. There’s more lawsuits being filed in Pennsylvania. I will say the odds are totally against him, but I can’t give up yet because I’m on a limb. I called the landslide, and there’s only like a couple people still with me, and one of them’s Sidney Powell, and hell, she’s not even part of the team anymore.

Frank Curzio: Oh, she’s going to remind you.

Daniel Creech: But for entertainment, when you need a break with the family, go to Twitter, get your fill, look at the both fringe sides, and then go back to the dinner table and wait ’till next year. It’ll be interesting to see all the lawsuits. Supposedly, there’s another one being filed today. But yeah, the odds are stacked against him, but it’ll be entertaining.

Frank Curzio: It will be entertaining. I mean, I think consensus out there is, hey, Biden won. When is Trump going to concede? But if there is a smoking gun-

Daniel Creech: Well, check his Twitter because he still concedes nothing.

Frank Curzio: Yeah, he still concedes nothing, which is great. But it is kind of amazing. But I want to go back to Janet Yellen, who I had no problem with. I think she’s good. I think she’s more concerned with unemployment than inflation, which means that she doesn’t care if inflation rises, which she’s going to keep interest rates low. So she’s dovish. I think everybody agrees with that. She’s going to push more stimulus when things are bad. She’s also favorable for that. I don’t know if that makes her any different from the last couple. But I want to go back in history, really quick. Because she’s going to have a lot of influence in the shape of the new stimulus bill. And here’s why these stimulus bills are extremely dangerous. And just to put it simply, it’s because our politicians are greedy assholes. Okay. That’s what it is. It’s not just, we all need the stimulus, what you think, what I think. And people out there with their business, we’re looking at this going, “How come you can’t pass this? It seems like you both agree.” There’s a reason why you can’t pass this, and it has nothing to do with saving the economy. It has to do with putting all the garbage and the crap in there that’s going to help them.

Frank Curzio: Now, to go back to 2008 with TARP, October. It was 700 billion; I think they dialed it down to about 480 billion. But the 700 billion package, it was a bill of 451 pages. Again, the world was going to end. We need to do this right away. There’s no thinking, I understand. The financial system; I get it. So this was supposed to… This money was supposed to save the financial system, including investing in banks, AIG-

Daniel Creech: You better not name anything that’s pork related in there.

Frank Curzio: All this stuff. And here we go. Now, here’s the fun thing that’s thrown into this, and this is just for a $700 billion bill. There’s a $3 billion number now being thrown on the table for the stimulus.

Daniel Creech: Trillion.

Frank Curzio: Now it’s three billion. It was 1.5, 1.8, 2.2, 2.5. It keeps getting higher. Why not make it four trillion? What’s the big deal? It’s only another trillion. But when we look at that bill and the pork that was in there, two million in tax benefits was shoved into TARP to benefit the makers of wooden arrows for kids, 192 million in rebates for Puerto Rican rum, 148 million in tax relief for US wool fabric producers, 49 million, I love this one, tax benefit for fisherman who were plaintiffs, who sued over the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill, here’s 49 million for you guys, hundreds of millions in tax breaks for renewable energy projects. Again, this wasn’t the time for that. This wasn’t the time. This was for TARP to save the world. This is great: Hollywood threw themselves in there, 48 million tax incentive each year for film and TV producers who produced their work in the United States. Hmm, okay, that’s pretty cool. And the best part, $100 million in savings to racetrack owners, horse racing, who can depreciate their facilities for over seven years.

Frank Curzio: So guys, if you really think that our politicians-

Daniel Creech: Hey, that’s just par for the course though. That’s normal. But that’s what we need to get over… You’ve got to quit being par for the course.

Frank Curzio: That’s why this is so tough. So, they’re looking to bail out all the states, all these states that are closed, that are closing when… You see statistics, everything out there, I cite them. You don’t really need to close right now. Death rates and hospitalization rates are lower. Very, very, very few kids die from COVID who are under 18. I don’t know why you’re closing schools. But again, this is… And they’re going to bail out the states and throw all this crap in there. This is our politicians at work. I mean, I know a lot of you voted for Biden, mostly because you hate Trump. Because if you look at Biden’s track record, in 40 years, he has done nothing. There’s nothing that you could name that he’s done. I mean, that’s why he got destroyed on the Democratic stage right? I mean, he got destroyed on the Democratic stage during the debates. And looking at the playbook of a politician is this simple, and I need you guys to understand it because you have to separate this when it comes to why we should get a stimulus,, and why things should happen, and why you just have to accept them and invest accordingly.

Frank Curzio: It’s because when you look at the playbook of a politician Daniel, which I know you know this, is rule number one: Scare the crap out of you. The country’s terrible, climate change going to end the world, you’re never going to be part of the rich elite, you’re always going to be poor, you’re going to die of COVID if you go outside. Not if you protest, but if you go outside for any other reason you could die of COVID, right?

Daniel Creech: Yep.

Frank Curzio: You can’t go to place of worship either. You can’t have Thanksgiving more than 10 members of your family. But go outside and protest, that’s fine. So, they want to scare you. Then these politicians, their job is to tell you exactly how they’re going to fix it. Here’s how we’re going to save you. Here’s why we’re fighting for you. That’s why you should vote for them. But as a politician, your job is to never solve any problem. We see that all across everything, on even both sides. Because if you solve the problem, the people don’t need you anymore. And that’s why you see places like Baltimore, Lansing, New Orleans, Oakland, Cleveland, Kansas City, Memphis, Detroit, I mean, have these areas gotten any better over the past three to four decades? I mean, they were promised to be fantastic for so many years and so many decades by every politician. It doesn’t matter. If you voted Democrat and it’s been there, well, you’re going to vote Democrat again. It doesn’t matter. People are struggling more than ever, and that’s never going to change in these areas.

Frank Curzio: But I think you have to realize that… And when you realize this, you’re going to be a much better investor. Politicians: They don’t care about you, they don’t care about me, they don’t care about… They only care about power. They care about themselves. If they cared, they would have passed the stimulus bill two, three months ago, when people are really, really struggling. Some businesses are good, we see the market at all-time highs, some businesses are thriving. There’s tons of businesses that are being forced to be closed. This isn’t, hey, I came up with a business idea that didn’t work. This is, I built my whole entire life, three decades of this, I own a restaurant, I do decently for myself, now I’m bankrupt, and I can’t do anything, and you’re not helping these people. All you’re doing is telling them, “Hey, there’s a 99.5% survival rate from COVID, but you need to close your business right now.” It doesn’t matter. I don’t care about masks, social distancing. I don’t care. But you need to close your business. So when we’re looking at the stimulus, guys, they want to add a whole bunch of crap to it. That’s what they’re fighting about behind the scenes.

Frank Curzio: It’s not about the actual stimulus. Again, politicians don’t give a shit about that. They’re already wealthy. But we’re talking two to three trillion, maybe closer to three trillion, it’s easy to sneak hundreds of millions in there. A hundred million here, a hundred million there, tax incentives for an industry you’re going to significantly benefit from later on life… And I didn’t want to go on a rant here with politics, which you probably-

Daniel Creech: Well, you’ve failed miserably at that, but it was a good one.

Frank Curzio: But when I look at… Listen, when you look at the Republicans and how Sarah Palin, who maybe knew how to count to 25, and how they were like, “Well, don’t teach her anything. Just have her memorize everything.” That’s how bad it was. That’s how… McCain, how bad they wanted to win. To the Democratic party today, which are you really proud if you’re a Democrat? Because they defunded the police, look at what’s happening in New York City. Look what’s happening all over, with defund the police. They supported Antifa. They didn’t say anything bad about them. This is people that have killed people, punched people in the face when they’re not looking. They bully people, old people. They just go to people at dinners, they sit there and they drink, whatever. They’re getting funded by so many billionaires. They’re getting prisoners to get out of jail so they can vote. This how they’re winning. So this is some of the things that they did here. So when you’re looking at our politicians on both sides, guys, you have to realize they don’t care about you. What we want to know is when that stimulus is going to come.

Frank Curzio: I don’t care what side you’re on. I don’t care if you want to email me or Daniel. Have fun, whatever. Everyone has their own opinions. For me, it’s about making money, and when I see this in a stimulus, we are probably going to get closer to $3 trillion stimulus. And if we really have nine months from now, say like seven, eight months from now, mid-2021, where this vaccine is actually getting distributed and people are taking it, and we’re seeing these numbers come down, I mean, we’re going to look at a market that’s probably going to rocket higher, and that’s what’s anticipated right now, I mean, if you’re looking at driving forces.

Daniel Creech: Oh, for sure. And the odd thing is that, like you said, what’s going to hurt Main Street in the current and longer term is going to be great for the markets in the short-term. And I say short-term meaning six months to maybe a year because that’s not going to stop all of a sudden. And low interest rates are great for corporations, they’re great for markets, but they’re terrible for Main Street, unless you’re available to get a loan. But like you said, when you’re struggling to make ends meet in businesses, money’s going to be harder to come by, regulations are going to go higher through the banks. So, it’s a Gotham City investment plan basically. But like you said, you got to sit down in the arena, understand the arena you’re in, what are the rules, and try to make investments from there. One investment that Janet Yellen is going to be impressive with is Bitcoin.

Daniel Creech: So, I have a couple quotes here. This is from Coinbase. This was from October, 2015, and it was her personal… It’s under the section of personal views on Bitcoin. Now, Frank, I’m going to put you on the spot here. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? So this is October, 2015, and she says in views of Bitcoin, “We do not interpret Bitcoin’s popularity as having a relationship with the public’s view of Federal Reserve’s conduct of monetary policy.” Now, where do you come down on that?

Frank Curzio: I mean, how old is she?

Daniel Creech: I don’t think you’re allowed to ask that.

Frank Curzio: You’re allowed to ask that. I don’t know why people get offended about their age. Your age is your age. It’s not a big deal. It’s how young you feel. I hate when-

Daniel Creech: It’s different if you got to pick when you were born.

Frank Curzio: And the reason why is because cryptocurrencies… And I’m going to pull something up here, guys. Curzio Research YouTube page, we did video interview just now. We pull up charts and stuff like that. You’re looking at Bitcoin, 19,000. I mean, look at this surge. This is unbelievable. But when I look at Yellen, it’s the same thing with the hedge fund manager, same thing with Jamie Dimon. They criticized something they didn’t understand. They don’t understand that people want this system because they don’t believe it. There’s no coincidence Bitcoin came about in 2008, right?

Daniel Creech: Exactly.

Frank Curzio: What happened? All these guys did a whole bunch of legal shit that nobody knew. Nobody knew any of this, very few people figured it out, even though everybody today figured it out. They’ll tell you, “Oh, we told you the market’s going to crash.” No. Nobody knew how significant this was, how leveraged they were, 30, 40, 50 to one, just creating synthetic of synthetic of synthetic CDOs. I mean, nobody realized how crazy this market really is. And then you look at AIG, they were supposed to insure all this, and they had no clue. They’re like, “Oh yeah, seems like free money to us.” And the whole system’s going to collapse. It was just a matter of time. But there’s a reason why people love Bitcoin, and again, limited supply. They’re looking at it as store of value. You’re seeing companies adopt it even more. There’s a reason why Square, which is a position our portfolio recommended really early on, we’re up a ton on it, just broke through new highs. PayPal; new highs. Companies associated with Bitcoin… Our Crypto Intelligence newsletter, we have two stocks that are actually small-cap stocks that are really engulfed in that trend, and both of them are doing fantastic.

Frank Curzio: Everything Bitcoin related: This is for real. This isn’t like 2017, where you’re not… More people are involved. You’re seeing a lot of hedge funds change their tune, saying, “Hey, we need to learn about this.” You’re seeing more companies… What is it, MacroStrategy, that’s putting some of their cash balance into Bitcoin? And they did that pretty much, I want to say, 40% ago, which is pretty cool. But again, you’re seeing this more and more widely adopted. There is limited supply. But to me, it is a function that people don’t trust the system, and this is an easy way that you could transfer payments, no BS, on the blockchain, and it’s just incredible. It’s incredible to see this move. It’s not surprising. We’ve talking about this for a long time, why you should own Bitcoin, why you should own gold, for four years, three years, two years, all the time. It’s nice to see this. It’s a lot easier to buy Bitcoin now too, right? Go to Coinbase-

Daniel Creech: Yeah, you hit it on the head with PayPal. I mean, PayPal has, what, 300 plus million accounts?

Frank Curzio: Mm-hmm.

Daniel Creech: As those users and clients can have access to that, and it’s gotten easier just in the last couple of years. I mean, hell, you can use a Bank of America credit card through Coinbase, I still believe, and buy it. So, the easier that it gets, the easier that bridge is to cross from a new user who might be nervous or, I don’t understand this, or just unsure, can put a little bit of money into, and with a couple clicks on an iPhone or smartphone or opening an account, just like a brokerage account, to buy some of this and see how it works, that’s only going to be a huge, huge, tailwind because it’s still in the early ages. I don’t know… Price predictions kind of crack me up. But if I had to bet, a year and a half from now, do you think Bitcoin’s higher or lower?

Frank Curzio: You know what, a year and a half from now, I would think 99% of people are going to say it’s higher. Remember, it moved up tremendously. And you’re always going to see a consolidation-

Daniel Creech: And then it crashed. Hell, it was at 19 and then what? It went down to under four?

Frank Curzio: Under four briefly, yeah. And then we recommended it-

Daniel Creech: And now we’re back at 19. Yeah.

Frank Curzio: And I want to say something too, which is interesting, because Ethereum and… This is what our token is based on. It’s like smart contracts, for Ethereum. But Ethereum, at the beginning of the year… I’m showing this chart, guys. At the beginning of the year, it was under 150 bucks. Do you know where Ethereum is? Do you have any idea?

Daniel Creech: It’s over 500.

Frank Curzio: I had no idea it was over 500. I gave it as a recommendation too. I knew it was over 425, 450, but I mean, the recent move from, basically 450, has come in the last week, and now it’s trading at almost 600, almost 600. I mean, that’s incredible. I think it was as high as… And I could look really quick. I want to say 1,200, was it?

Daniel Creech: I don’t know the all-time high. You’re putting me on the spot here.

Frank Curzio: Yeah, it was like 1,200, around there, 11 and change. But yeah, so, I mean-

Daniel Creech: So that’s good: Buy stocks, buy Bitcoin. Hell, we’re going to be out of a job soon. It’s getting too easy.

Frank Curzio: It is getting too easy. I know. It’s pretty crazy. Just buy all these-

Daniel Creech: All the subscribers, “BS, I bought one of the losers we just sold. It’s not too easy.”

Frank Curzio: I know. But that’s what people are looking at too. At least gold has a bid under in a lot of these projects. I mean, you have to realize guys with gold… And this is important, Daniel, I know you understand this, but gold is profitable at 1,200 for all the majors now. Their costs are all below 1,000. And you’re looking at prices where 1,850… What was the highs recently, 19 and change? A little bit off the highs, but the stocks are down like, some of them 10, 15, small caps trading’s down 20%.

Daniel Creech: Yeah. Gold’s basically down 7%, but miners and everything are down 10% plus easily, yeah.

Frank Curzio: 10%. And what’s the gold price? How much is that down?

Daniel Creech: About 7% from roughly 2,000.

Frank Curzio: Which is like a consolidation. It was not a big deal. You have to realize almost every single mine right now that’s being developed and in production is profitable probably around 1,600. At 1,800, the amount of money that the Newmonts, the Barricks are going to print, I mean, these things are screaming buys. Their margins are better than Microsoft. They’re better than Amazon. I’m not kidding. Look, if I took the name out of it, you wouldn’t believe that these are gold companies. They’re making an absolute fortune. They positioned themselves perfectly. These prices are very high, and they’re probably going higher. But those dividends are going to be raised significantly. They’re going to start buying back stock, if they stay at these levels. I just think it’s a good opportunity for both of these things, Daniel, with Bitcoin and gold, and you’re probably going to see a consolidation in Bitcoin, as well. If you go on the internet, the whole entire world says it’s going to…

Frank Curzio: Who was the idiot who made that projection by next year? What was the price? 300,000 or something?

Daniel Creech: It was odd. It was like 311. It was a bank, banker, said that, yeah. I hope he’s right. What the hell?

Frank Curzio: So, it’s a guy trying to get his name in the paper. I hate that because as for our CEO token, yeah, I want people to take this industry more seriously. And when I see that, I’m like, come on. And he’s basing it on technical levels, which we’ve never even been close to this price. We’re basically in new territory, almost, today. And then he’s basing it on fundamentals of what happened to the gold industry in 1970. I read the report, and I’m like, are you kidding me? So you could say 50,000, 100,000, yet, you put them at 300,000 by the end of next year. I don’t see that. And we might see a consolidation period, where it pulls back 10%, 15%. And that’s a good thing. That’s a good thing. You get a little bit of a shakeout. You’re seeing that in gold right now. But still, very bullish on both of these.

Daniel Creech: You know what I think is one more tailwind for that?

Frank Curzio: What’s that?

Daniel Creech: Turning it back to politics, not to take shots, but just to point out that, hey, if this administration comes in, if this is a tailwind we can make a lot of money as investors. Andrew Yang is popular for the Democratic nominee because, why, when he was running? He’s a math guy, Frank. And he’s talking about universal basic income. And he’s a crypto guy. And apparently, according to some sources, he is in the run for Secretary of Commerce, which is held by Wilbur Ross right now. How old is Wilbur Ross, since we kicked the age cannon open?

Frank Curzio: He’s 125.

Daniel Creech: All right. I thought so.

Frank Curzio: He’s close to that.

Daniel Creech: Yeah. He’s a billionaire. He can be as old as he wants.

Frank Curzio: I mean, it’s great. Good for him. But he’s a… You know what? Go ahead. Keep talking. Go ahead, Wilbur Ross, I’ve got to find out his age.

Daniel Creech: So anyway, Department of Commerce works with businesses, universities, communities, nation’s workers to promote job creation, et cetera, et cetera. So this guy is big on cryptocurrencies. He’s promised to introduce nationwide legislation framework to bring crypto market clarity. He’s defined the difference between tokens and security tokens. That’s from more of like the SEC it sounds like. Clear up tax status of each of the crypto assets, trading, selling, and owning, which ought to scare the shit out of you because just for owning something and being taxed is not going to be a good idea. But we’ll get away from that. Now, listen to this. You’ve got the biggest team of government people coming in with the mindset of government universal everything, avoid the heavy hand of government to not stifle innovation. So this guy is… And he’s a charismatic guy. He’s interesting to listen… I mean, he’s a smart guy. I’ve actually really enjoyed listening to some of the interviews with him. But the whole basic universal income, $1,000 a month to everybody, if he’s in the running for this position, you’re going to see gold and Bitcoin go through the roof with that, and they probably are going to try to use Bitcoin or some Fed coin or whatever to help the “under banked.” So I’ll leave you with that, but let’s pay attention to the “under banked” going forward and see how they come in to save the day on that.

Frank Curzio: Yeah. And when I’m looking at gold and Bitcoin right now, again, two areas that just have tons of tailwinds behind them. But one of the big things we need is there’s a new SEC chairman coming in, and we’re hoping, because Clayton who’s leaving was pretty pro-crypto. And it’s important because if regulation… We’re getting our ass kicked overseas when it comes to cryptos. We need regulation, and I know when it comes to crypto enthusiasts, they want blockchain, they don’t want any oversight. You need oversight. You can’t have your money disappear, and you don’t know what’s going on. People need to have that security just like you do through your bank, and there’s insurance, and your brokerage firm, and stuff like that.

Frank Curzio: So hopefully, we get someone that’s onboard with that. It’s going to be a big deal. We could see tons of ETFs come out, which have been rejected. The regulation in our industry of tokens is definitely getting relaxed. You’re seeing more licenses being sold now through Findler and SEC regulated, where you’re going to see more alternative trading platforms, which is going to open the door for even more platforms, which is basically more E-Trades, Ameritrades, Fidelity platforms, Schwab, all these platforms. And you’re going to see more and more security tokens trades open the door. Hopefully, we continue that. I think it will, and they have an open mind about it. But that’s some of the things that I’m focusing on.

Frank Curzio: But moving away from that, we have Thanksgiving tomorrow. So-

Daniel Creech: Yeah, let’s have some fun.

Frank Curzio: All right. Go ahead.

Daniel Creech: I’ve got some fun facts for Thanksgiving, Frank. I want to quiz you and see if you know any of these.

Frank Curzio: Here we go.

Daniel Creech: I’ll give you an easy one. The Detroit Lions play basically every Thanksgiving, right?

Frank Curzio: Along with the Cowboys, yep.

Daniel Creech: When was the first NFL Thanksgiving day game?

Frank Curzio: Wow.

Daniel Creech: I would have not known this. But you’re a football guy, so if you don’t-

Frank Curzio: I would say in the early ’80s.

Daniel Creech: No. Way earlier.

Frank Curzio: When?

Daniel Creech: The first professional Thanksgiving day football game was played in 1920.

Frank Curzio: Are you kidding me?

Daniel Creech: Nope. Not according to House Beautiful. Now, this is a little older, but yeah. It began 1920. How about that?

Frank Curzio: I mean, it wasn’t the NFL, obviously, because it wasn’t established.

Daniel Creech: Right. But it was the day dedicated for football and Thanksgiving and all that.

Frank Curzio: Wow.

Daniel Creech: Yeah.

Frank Curzio: That’s a great stat.

Daniel Creech: It was interesting. I like that.

Frank Curzio: Yeah.

Daniel Creech: Jingle Bells, the jolly old tune that your children probably play on repeat come the next holiday coming up, supposedly was originally a Thanksgiving day song. Didn’t know that.

Frank Curzio: Look at that. You did a little homework on this.

Daniel Creech: I did. This one’s the best one. And I called this today. I’m going to give you guys a number. Did you know Butterball has a talk line? And now keeping up with the technology, they have a chat line. I think you can even through that CIA spy thing we got over there in the corner. Don’t even say it. But if anybody’s having problems, you can call the Butterball talk line. I did this, this morning. And you get an automated… Just like calling anybody else. You get an automated, press X, press Y, whatever. And it’s 1-800-288-8372. No shit, there’s a Butterball talk line to help you with any issues you’ve got cooking. I think that’s amazing, personally. I really do. I think that’s awesome.

Frank Curzio: What’s more awesome… I got to stop you there. And the reason why I’m laughing is because Daniel’s the type of guy that always thinks someone is listening, so when we have the… I have an Alexa here, and you guys know if you have Alexa or if you have Siri on your phone, sometimes they go off, when they just go off and you have no idea. And he’s like, “Shut the… Who’s listening? I hate those things.”

Daniel Creech: Not like they don’t have any idea.

Frank Curzio: Which is great. But yeah, I mean, Thanksgiving is here. Is fun-

Daniel Creech: Hey, last fun fact.

Frank Curzio: Go ahead.

Daniel Creech: Benjamin Franklin, wanted supposedly… This is from Business Insider. This is a couple years old too. Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the official bird of the United States.

Frank Curzio: That would have presented a very tough front for us.

Daniel Creech: What’s more intimidating? Having the big bald headed, killer eagle coming at you or a freaking turkey?

Frank Curzio: Or a turkey.

Daniel Creech: But hey, you can’t have too much fun with him. It was back in the day. What the hell knows going on back there? So yeah.

Frank Curzio: He was right on a couple other things though, the Ben Franklin guy. Yeah, he was right on a couple things.

Daniel Creech: But anyway, that was a lot of fun. We get real serious, but I don’t know, have we been serious enough? What else are we talking about today?

Frank Curzio: It’s the holiday season, right? I mean, everyone’s assuming online sales are going to go through the roof. It’s going to be great. Listen, I have contacts at Amazon that are saying it’s the worst quarter that they’ve seen in terms of retail. I don’t know with everything closed, are there going to be doorbusters? If not, are people going to just maybe order online and go pick them up? I mean, there’s a lot of things going on here where that could influence… A lot of this has been pushed forward. Not to mention, look, I understand when you’re looking at the percentages of the size of companies. When you’re looking at technology, the biggest companies control 23% of the S&P 500. They’re probably going to go higher. They all have cloud services. I mean, I don’t know if you saw Dell and Hewlett Packard’s earnings with their cloud services. Holy cow. Dell and Hewlett Packard. Just look at those earnings. They’re insane. All the-

Daniel Creech: And margins too.

Frank Curzio: Stay at home cloud. But the majority of people are struggling. And that stimulus package was clearly felt in the numbers. Look at the economic data today, 33%… Whatever. Best quarter ever but off the worst quarter ever basically because of COVID. And there’s no stimulus package. And these people are worried. Think of how many people who own restaurants, that own gyms, that own businesses that are being forced to close again. They were furloughing employees, now they’re lay… Look at Disney’s laying off, airlines are laying off, GE’s laying off. They’re not furloughing anymore, they’re laying off. There’s no money coming in, and they need that stimulus. There’s only about five or six legislative days left to actually pass this, so chances are it’s not going to pass this year, but maybe a dialed down version will pass hopefully. Why wouldn’t that pass? I have no freaking idea, which is sad. But I’m not sold on this holiday season being that great, interested in seeing the Black Friday deals. They’re all going to be available, I think, online. I looked at Best Buy and Walmart for that. But they were offering these deals two to three weeks ago. I know. I look at the sites. Some of the same deals two or three… So I’m not sold that this holiday season is going to be as great as everybody says.

Daniel Creech: I’m uncomfortable enough to say that I think it’s going to be positive for a couple reasons. One, I think everybody’s expecting a stimulus package now, no matter what. I mean, they’re still going to talk about the number, and time is of the essence like you pointed out. But I do think that most people, the odds are, hey, we’re going to get it at some point, so hopefully everybody, landlords, businesses, banks, everybody’s going to try to work that out before the next package is passed. I worry about the pull through, but just human nature, Frank, when you tell somebody not to do something, I feel like you always want to do it more. Hey, don’t go down here, well hell, then that’s what you want to do. So, they’re basically trying to cancel Thanksgiving in a lot of places. Well, now that I got my ticket to go home, yes, to see my family for Christmas, I guarantee you they’re going to put restrictions everywhere and screw me over on that.

Daniel Creech: But I think people are going to be so excited to get locked up that they could spend a little bit. And the interesting thing that came across today was personal income in October declined and spending rose. Now, what does that mean? That means you dip into savings to maybe take advantage of some of those Black Friday deals, or early Black Friday deals. But that’ll be interesting to watch going forward. But it’s just weird, when you tell people not to do something and people are nervous… How often have you heard somebody say, “Oh yeah, we had a big fight about money, and what’d we do? We went out and we bought furniture.”

Frank Curzio: Yeah.

Daniel Creech: I’m not judging. I’m just saying-

Frank Curzio: It is human nature.

Daniel Creech: It’s a weird thing in my perspective to think, “Wow, I’m almost uncomfortable with going with the herd here.” But yeah, that wouldn’t shock me. So, we’ll have to have fun and see what that comes out like and who the winners are.

Frank Curzio: And speaking of fun with the Christmas list, I wanted to share this with you, which is my daughters’, they just gave me their Christmas list. This is from my 12-year-old. And this here’s just a few of the things that she wants. Few things.

Daniel Creech: How long is the list? How many?

Frank Curzio: It’s going to take me five minutes to read it.

Daniel Creech: It’s a scroll, not a list.

Frank Curzio: I don’t know if this is an indication that maybe I’m a bad dad and I spoil them a little bit, but I don’t spoil them too much, I don’t think. So, a monkey or a pig. This is my 12-year-old. LED lights. Stickers. An Apple watch, an iPhone 12, and a PlayStation 5. Maybe I’ll just wrap that all up in one box. Yeah. That’s what they want. I remember the days when I just wanted like Chewbacca as the action figure. I mean, it’s all I wanted, that, and the Millennium Falcon. That was it. And I was playing with that for two, three months. Now, a dirt bike, fire flame glasses, the four pack. Huh, I didn’t know there’s a one pack. A pocket knife.

Daniel Creech: Oh, that’s safe.

Frank Curzio: That one’s interesting with a 12-year-old, about to hit her teenage years so the anger. You want an angry teenager with a pocket knife. A hoodie, which again, that’s expected for kids, and she plays basketball. Mini fridge. Skin care. Perfume. Burrito blanket. Money. At least that’s honest. Money. That’s all. Just money. I want money.

Daniel Creech: Good play for that, yeah.

Frank Curzio: I want money.

Daniel Creech: Did she specify cash? None of these gift card stuff. I want cash.

Frank Curzio: But no, she has gift cards on here. She says Starbucks, Visa, Route 21, Target, and Story and Song. But guys, I’m making fun-

Daniel Creech: That’s a detailed list. That’s impressive.

Frank Curzio: Yeah. It’s a nice list. I mean, I used to have a big list. I think a lot of kids have a big list. But also, pay attention to this guys because kids are sometimes the best investors because they don’t have biases or look at anything crazy. They’re just like, “Hey, this is what I like. I like McDonald’s. I like this Shopkins or whatever.” And it could really lead to you… I’m sure her list is familiar with everyone in her class and all of them talk about these things, of course. They all want an iPhone 12 and take pictures and TikTok and stuff like that. But that’s interesting, but it gets even better, Daniel, because I got to read the other list. And by the way, this is my… You’re going to see how smart and how much trouble we’re in with her because she’s brilliant, but man, she’s a handful. She’s a handful. And she’s awesome. But she wants Shopkins, she wants stickers. A bigger bike. A beam and grips. She’s very, very good in gymnastics. She’s awesome.

Daniel Creech: Oh, okay. I was going to say, I don’t even know what that is.

Frank Curzio: Yeah. She’s going three times a week with a very, very high-end class and doing very well. She wants to meet Ariana Grande. That might be a little tough. She wants one million doughnuts. I’ve never met a kid that loved… Like, if I gave her a doughnut, it’s like someone gave me $100,000. She’s the biggest smile and she’s like… It’s like putting a steak in front of a dog, and they’re licking their lips the whole time. It makes her day. It’s a good four hour period where she’s going to be good, if we get her a doughnut. She actually put money. She has the iPhone 12 she wants already. And this was made to my wife. So she sent this to my wife, knowing that my wife’s going to read this. And she said to my wife, “I want to meet your boyfriend.” That’s my youngest daughter.

Daniel Creech: Frank and his wife are pretty funny to listen to when she stops by the office, I have to say.

Frank Curzio: So we joke because I work late and she’s like, “Oh, how’s your girlfriend doing?” I’m like, “Yeah, doing good.” And then if I go home and she’s not home like, “Yeah, just tell your boyfriend hi.” And we joke around and laugh and stuff like that. And my daughters just… Both of my daughters are very sarcastic, like we are. They come in and they see Daniel. They love Daniel because Daniel’s like this massive giant. And they’re always like, “Daniel can’t fit through that door.” Whenever I go someplace, “He can’t fit through that door.” And they walk right past my office right to his office and, “Hey Daniel.” I don’t even know they’re here sometimes. It just goes to show you. It’s kind of funny. I’m not getting them everything on that list. Yeah, but it is funny and it’s cool. I know everyone has these lists and everything. But let’s see what happens with the holiday season. A lot of online sales expected. It’s going to be pretty crazy. I get it. But at the end of the day, there’s no stimulus out there. There are people struggling. There are people worrying about their money. You’re seeing a pullback in a lot of different things. At least that’s what I’m hearing in terms of businesses.

Frank Curzio: Let’s see what happens. We’re anticipating everything perfect. 21 times forward earnings, markets at all-time highs, we’re going to have a vaccine, COVID’s gone in nine months. Republicans are going to win Georgia. We’re not going to have a left agenda, which includes massively high taxes for individuals. It’s going to be across the board, not just for rich folks. Trust me, guys, on that. People are moving from California and moving out of New York. 6% tax rates, how are they going to generate that revenue? They’re going to have to raise property taxes, taxes on everybody else to generate that revenue, unless they’re going to put enough pork in this next stimulus bill to help out on that. I don’t know. But I am a little worried when it comes to the holiday season. It will be interesting. And we’re going to get those numbers in pretty early, I think, by next week to see where they’re at. But I don’t know. We’ll see, Daniel. I don’t know if there’s any winners or losers. I mean, Best Buy reported great earnings. You saw the earnings right?

Daniel Creech: Yep.

Frank Curzio: And this last thing here I want to focus on before we go is it really is a shame when someone deems which businesses are essential and which ones aren’t. Because if you look at the results of Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Best Buy, if you look at the results of those companies and those retailers, holy cow. I mean, they’re growing sales at 20%, they’re growing earnings at 20%, 30%. I mean, you basically shut off the rest of the world and said you have to shop here. So what’s going to happen when you start opening up? They’re going to get used to shopping at Walmart. And these guys know that. The algorithm is in place. They’re going to treat these new customers better than they’ve ever been treated and offer them discounts to the point where they’re going to be customers forever now. And that’s going to result in a lot of these businesses, even when everything does open at full capacity… It’s just sad to see that, especially which businesses are essential, which aren’t, when that’s something that really, really bothered me. I know it bothers a lot of other people. But yeah, it’s pretty crazy.

Daniel Creech: Yeah. Absolutely. I mean, you hate to pick winners and losers. The capitalist in me, that’s no secret there. You want a level playing field, or just an opportunity, actually. I mean, you don’t mind fighting an uphill battle to a certain extent, but you have to have the opportunity and, yeah, everybody just needs to hunker down here and get back to work and support everybody. So, we’ll see who wins, but yeah, it’s an uphill battle for small businesses. But in theory it always has been, but this is icing on the cake, so we’ll have to watch that carefully and invest accordingly.

Frank Curzio: Yeah. So guys, listen, be sure to check us out on the Curzio Research YouTube page. It’s absolutely for free. Hit subscribe. You could like it, you could unlike it. You could tell us what we could do better. But we really have amazing technology. Our whole studio’s up. We have all the videos of our guests. For me, I love watching podcasts for some reason. I think most people do, which is kind of weird when you think about it. It’s better just, listen, if you listen to us on iTunes, but you’re going to see a lot of the sites that we use, a lot of things that we bring up, which is really cool to follow along. So definitely give it a look guys. I mean, it’s absolutely for free. That’s a free service we’re providing you, so if you get a chance, take a look. And you can also follow us on Twitter at @FrankCurzio.

Frank Curzio: Daniel, I want to thank you for coming on. I really appreciate all the insight.

Daniel Creech: Yeah. Liking the new routine and stuff we’re doing, so hopefully everybody writes in. Vent to us. Get your frustrations out, and then keep supporting us and buying our products.

Frank Curzio: I’m going to take some of the email. We have to read some of the emails we got.

Daniel Creech: Yeah, we should next week.

Frank Curzio: Yeah. That’s good.

Daniel Creech: But hey, no, really I do. I want to say Happy Thanksgiving to everybody out there. I hope everybody has a safe holiday, see your family. I don’t care if talk politics. If you hate your family, I’d talk politics even more. Maybe you can get out of next year’s Thanksgiving, if let us have it. But I’m so thankful for the opportunity I have to be helping everybody here at Curzio Research and doing something I love. It’s amazing, and I’m thankful, and I hope everybody has a great Thanksgiving.

Frank Curzio: That’s well-said. Yeah guys, happy Thanksgiving. Listen, hopefully you’re spending time with your families. I know there’s limits to you hanging out with your families in some of these states, which is insane. Drink some alcohol, hang with the kids, eat a ton. You’ll work it off. Don’t worry about it. Make sure you watch football. Don’t worry about your stocks or investments. It’s kind of our responsibility. And this Thanksgiving, into the weekend, just enjoy life. Enjoy it. Be thankful. There’s so much to be thankful for. I know there’s so much anger out there, with politics and crap like that. But definitely enjoy it. And listen, thank you so much for listening. Thanks for the support. That’s one thing I’m thankful of. That we have such a great audience. I know you’re not always going to agree with Daniel and myself, which is cool. We want to challenge everybody out there, but we always have the best intentions of making you money, making your family money, making your lives better, and always being honest and true to that. And that’s why I would never do this anyplace else, guys. I mean, I could never work for anyone else because I need to speak my mind. I need to be able to tell the truth.

Frank Curzio: I don’t want to be biased based on what company or what station I’m on and stuff like that. No. This is unfiltered. This is how we do it here. So you can agree, disagree, but remember, our intentions are always the same. We really want to help you. We care. And it’s definitely evident in our brand and how much traction we’re getting now from you guys. So I really appreciate it. Thank you so much. And as always, I’ll see you guys in seven days. Take care.

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What’s behind today's market action… Cathie Wood’s CNBC interview… How major companies are entering the metaverse… Why October could be a terrible month for stocks… And the best way to protect yourself—and make a fortune—during a market crash.

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A make-or-break moment for stocks

What to expect from the market following today's Fed meeting... Why it's a make-or-break moment for stocks... And why banks—which typically benefit from higher rates—are suffering from the Fed's actions. Plus, AZO's strong results are bad news for the economy.

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The 2 sectors investors should focus on now

Why the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) data doesn't show what's really happening with inflation... The numbers the Fed should focus on instead... Why there's more pain ahead for the stock market... And two sectors Frank is still bullish on.