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The future is being built right now…

That’s the invaluable reminder that our newest senior analyst, Matt McCall, served up to me when I was fortunate enough to speak with him last week.

You see, Matt – a veteran stock-picker with an incredible track record – has been busy traveling around the East Coast, making final preparations for his upcoming big debut with Stansberry Research…

He has been putting the finishing touches on an exciting basket of stock recommendations… and doing things like getting new clothes for the occasion.

In fact, he was looking to buy a new suit in Baltimore earlier this week when his wardrobe selection and day job collided. As Matt told me…

I was at my tailor across the street, picking out the fabric, and there’s a thing on the back… The fabric is tracked on the blockchain, exactly which sheet it came from. It’s crazy. You wouldn’t think blockchain will affect every industry, but it will.

This is a type of takeaway that only an observant, forward-thinking investor could gather from clothes shopping. And this anecdote, in so many ways, is emblematic of the way Matt goes about investing.

He thinks about where the world is going, instead of where it is today…

In other words, Matt focuses on long-term trends. Within that view, Matt finds companies that will be the next industry leaders, no matter what those “megatrends,” as he calls them, might be.

If you invest early in these companies, you tilt the odds of making truly life-changing gains in your favor.

Blockchain-based companies are just one of many baskets that will realize their growth potential in the decade ahead, Matt says.

Remember, several years ago, everyone looking for an edge in investing started to talk about how blockchain – the technology that powers bitcoin – could change every industry someday. Well… that “someday” is getting closer. According to Matt…

It’s all behind the scenes now. It’s stuff that you won’t see or feel in real life for years. But by that point, from an investment standpoint, the big money has been made.

Matt has operated this way in the markets – with great success – for a while…

He grew up as a poor kid with a single mom in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for a lot of his childhood. There were no silver spoons…

But eventually, Matt became a Charles Schwab stockbroker and later started his own money-management firm to help everyday people build their own wealth.

Then, he started spreading his word to television viewers, radio and podcast listeners, and newsletter subscribers. And Matt’s track record in our business is among the most impressive we’ve come across…

He has picked more 1,000% winners (at least 40 of them) than likely any other stock analyst in America over the last decade. And hundreds more of his picks have doubled…

We’re talking about a wide variety of companies… There has been Boston Beer (SAM), which he recommended during a Fox Business appearance at the onset of the “craft beer boom.” The pick is up 2,500% since then…

In 2009, Matt recommended buying shares of cosmetics retailer Ulta Beauty (ULTA), which have risen 2,300%…

And he offered up MercadoLibre (MELI), the now-popular “Amazon of South America,” as a pick 11 years and 3,000% ago.

Maybe most notably now, he was bullish on bitcoin back in 2014. That was his first 100X pick… and he’s looking to make more of those.

As such, Matt has made a name for himself…

He has done more than 1,000 media appearances across Fox Business, CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg, and you might have listened to Matt yourself at one of our conferences.

In short, we’re happy to have him aboard… and we hope you are, too.

Over the years, Matt has specialized in what he describes as a “top-down approach” to picking stocks…

How does he do it?

Consider the odds of picking a brick-and-mortar retailer that’s going to be successful in the next 10 years. As Matt explains, those odds are not very good. Instead…

I’d rather be picking a stock that supplies auto parts to electric vehicles in the next 10 years because the demand for EVs will rise by 25 times or 30 times in the next five years. You’re putting more odds in your favor when you do a top-down approach.

I want people to think long-term, big picture… Invest in companies for big winners.

I’m probably a bit biased – and not just because he was a sports nut as a kid like me – but Matt’s investing approach appeals to me…

After all, I’m writing this as a guy who has a piece of paper near his desk listing what I think will be the next big investable trends of the next 10 or 20 years.

But Matt has what I don’t – and what most individual investors don’t either… the proven ability to find the needles in the big haystack. I’m talking about the companies that will grow investments 10 times over or more… like the next Amazon (AMZN) or Alphabet (GOOGL).

As Matt puts it…

I love small companies. I love finding the next big breakout, before it’s a household name.

More important, when you find these kinds of companies, you have to know when to hold on…

Specifically, you have to be able to avoid the temptation to sell a stock too early.

It makes sense when you think about it. The chance of earning 1,000% gains over the long term by selling quick has to be low – but that’s what many novice investors do when they see “green on the screen.” As Matt says…

Americans in general have this get-rich-quick mentality. We say, “I’m up 50%, get out,” without realizing many big winners have had major pullbacks along the way.

I always use Amazon as an example… It didn’t go straight up…

A $10,000 investment in Amazon could have been worth $15 million in a matter of 25 years. That’s life-changing. However, how many times did it pull back at least 25%? Can you withstand that many pullbacks? Most people can’t. They freak out and sell too soon.

The one thing for me is if I buy a stock, I’ll only sell it if the reason why I bought that company changes. In that case, whether it’s up, down, or sideways, I’ll sell it.

Wise words… for any part of the markets and any type of investor.

In the long term, if your belief in a company hasn’t changed, you shouldn’t be selling it. If you’re thinking about doing so, it’s probably your emotions talking. If you don’t have a good reason to sell, you might want to hold instead.

First, you need to know when to buy, though…

And today, Matt says, if you are a long-term investor, you want to look at the “convergence of technologies” happening right now… like a blockchain label ending up on his suit and what that says about how the technology could be used in other industries.

It’s the same with popular buzzwords like artificial intelligence (“AI”)… or quantum computing.

Many people have heard these terms, but few understand how they are hitting the “real world” today… how they might propel the economy in the future… and the companies whose valuations might rise because of it.

Take Matt’s view on search-engine giant Google, for instance. When you type one letter into the search bar, “it” often knows what you are looking for…

Google is an AI machine. That’s what Google really is. It’s built on artificial intelligence. All of these industries are here already, they’re just not here in your face.

But, again, here’s the important point… By the time they are “in your face,” the biggest money has already been made.

That’s why you want to own those needles in the haystack. A top-down approach like Matt’s can help you go beyond investing in the companies that are making money now… to owning shares of the companies building the future.

All the best,

Corey McLaughlin

Editor’s note: Wednesday, October 20 will be a “can’t miss it” day for Stansberry Research. Not only will our newest senior analyst, Matt McCall, make his debut… He’ll also give away the name of a tiny stock that we’ve never covered before – one that could soar 1,000% or more over the long term. This online event is free to join, but you must save your spot to attend… Click here to get all the details.

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