Grade A+ US Stocks

If you want the POTENTIAL (it’s high risk) to make big money in the stock market this is the ONLY way to do it.

90% of stocks that make huge gains on the U.S.A. stock market are grade A+ stocks.

The problem is (if it is a problem there aren’t many of them. 2-4 per bull market cycle on average. Averaging out at 1-3 such stocks every year. Going 6+ months with no trade, waiting is common.  The institutions take their time with such stocks. They load in near the bottom of the cycle and offload to “you” near the top. You think pump and dump only goes on in shady bucket shops? Stop being so naive. It’s rigged for the big boys. Either copy what they do or keep feeding them.

If you are going to risk your money in stocks then you have to wait and only trade “golden opportunities” everything else (and that’s 99% of trading) is pure gambling. Wait for golden opportunities or do not trade at all”! The best advice you are ever going to get from a non-broker/newsletter.

  I put all my stocks through a grading system developed since 1995 in finding the very best leading, momentum stocks the institutions are buying into (i.e taking higher over the next 2-4 years). Not many pass my criteria. That’s good.

Stocks that did in the past

QCOM,TASR,TZOO,HANS (MNST),CROX,DDD,QIHU,YELP,TSLA

A small idea of the system is I am ONLY looking for small cap, leading stocks. There are many more key criteria I need to look at to grade the stock but stocks like GOOG,AAPL,FB do not appeal to me. They do not offer the volatility the smaller cap stocks do.

Invest in these stocks for 200% gains. Invest..not trade. You do not want to be over-trading these stocks when you find one. Have to go for the big moves that take 12-24 months to play out. You can trade the as aggressively or spread your risk across a few stocks. The choice is yours.

Concentration of portfolio: The more concentrated your trading portfolio is the bigger the gains, the more volatile, the bigger the drawdowns but it’s the only way to beat the market. Any method that invests in over 12 stocks cannot beat the market averages. May as well buy into an index tracking fund.

To make the huge gains (but it is high risk so trade with risk money only) concentrate your trading account to a few stocks for 3 successive trades and HOPE each one is high % gain.  BUT you need the discipline and patience (most people lack this) to wait and wait for that stock, not trading until you get it.

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Signals service:

Grade A+ stock signals service is $3,000 for 1 year of signals. I priced it this way because I need you to stick with long term, be able to not make a trade for 6+ months waiting for that golden opportunity. I don’t want short-term, impatient, desperate, traders. In that 1 year cycle I would expect at least 1 such trades for you of grade A+ quality.

The reality of this trading is there seems to be about 3-4 such stocks to get into at the beginning of a new bull market cycle. Once that stage is over…you have to wait. each cycle does seem to come around every 1-2 years and can last 2-4 years. One thing I have learned in this game…take huge risks at the right time and do nothing but wait in cash in bad times. It’s no wage.

If you read how stock traders like Darvas/Livermore made their big money. It wasn’t from trading for  a wage. They would make big money for 2-3 years then step out for 1-2 years. It’s exactly the opposite to what the public do. They try to create a steady “wage” from the markets. Usually getting in near the cycle tops and bailing out at the bottom. The complete wrong way. Your broker/newsletter/guru is always trying to get you to over-trade. They can’t seem to face reality that good trading can mean sitting out of the market for 12-18+ months. Beware whos advice you take. There is so much B*S* at corporate levels it’s frightening.

$3,000 per 12 months |(or at least one trade)

check or wire payment only.

momentumstocks909@gmail.com

 

Q) why no newsletter, videos, market commentary?

A) because it serves ZERO purpose what-so-ever. A complete waste of your and my time. No-one can predict and even if they could, it actually serves no purpose at all. It’s funny. I was 100% in cash in 2000 and 2008 just before the big crashes happened. No opinions were needed. No tea leaf reading required. I simply got kicked out of the leading stocks and found nothing new. be very careful what the media tries to sell you. It’s one great big ponzi scheme. Learn to play it or pay for it.

Q) I need to make $$$XXX per month trading?

A) Then don’t bother me. There are plenty of vendors selling you such a dream. The stock market has never been about making a wage. It’s about trying to make huge gains at the right time and stepping out for big periods of time as well. But your data feed, broker, newsletter writer doesn’t want you to see this. they need to pay their monthly fees.

Q) Are you guaranteeing I’ll make millions trading your signals?

A) IF you traded with $50,000 and all three signals came off for 300% gains and IF you managed to stock to it..then you would. BUT there are a lot of IFS in there. I doubt all three signals would come off to the maximum price targets. AND if you have one losing trade ion there it’s going to make a major difference. You could make millions, you could lose it all. Treat it like that and enjoy the next 6 years.  In real business there are NEVER any guarantees. You act on high probabilities and take your chances. Or, play it safe and never know.

 

 

 

 

Cons:

ULTRA HIGH RISK

VERY FEW OPPORTUNITIES

RIDE OUT BIG CORRECTIONS

Treat trading one stock at as time the same as investing in a new business. High risk for high rewards. No matter how much research, planning, expectation there’s always the possibility of things not going as planned. I do not want people that think this is a 100% sure thing.

PROS:

VERY LITTLE TIME MANAGING TRADES

HUGE REWARD/RISK RATIO

CATCH THE VERY BIGGEST MOVES IN THE STOCK MARKET

THE ONLY WAY TO CREATE BIG GAINS FROM A RELATIVELY SMALL TRADING ACCOUNT IF YOU COMPOUND AT LEAST 2 TRADES BACK TO BACK.THE HUGS GAINS WOULD COME IF YOU COULD TRADE 3 SUCCESSIVE STOCKS BACK TO BACK AND THOSE 3 TRADES ALL CAME OFF.

They are rare but most grade A stocks go onto make 300%+ gains over the next 10-20 months.

Stocks like TSLA <$70 and sell at $250 – $280 range. Riding out the huge dips along the way. It takes conviction.

I find stocks that have the potential to make 700%+ gains in the years ahead and take the middle 300%+ from them! There is a set formula to find the stocks that will lead each bull market.Do this twice in succession and you snag your-self a nice lump sum.

**New trade signal given to paid members on 20th December 2014. **

A two trade cycle would take on average on 3-4 years. But could potentially make you thousands of % returns. You have to have the discipline and patience to sit and wait for trades and when in them.

Stocks like:  TASR,TZOO,HANS,TIE,CROX,TSLA

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Jesse Livermore:

It was only after going broke twice and then making much less profit in a raging bull market than he would have expected to that Livermore realized he was trading like a sucker. He was losing his profit because he was trading every day for the sake of trading. This, he realized, made him a “Wall Street Fool”.

“Whenever I read the tape by the light of experience I made money, but when I made a plain fool play I had to lose. There was the huge quotation board staring me in the face, and the ticker going on and people trading and watching their tickets turn into cash or into waste paper. Of course I let the craving for excitement get the better of my judgment.”

After he had learned to trade less, Jesse Livermore’s profits soared.

Fortunes are made by investing in the big moves and compounding that over 2-3+ trades.

PEOPLE KEEP ASKING IF I WOULD SELL THE TRADING SYSTEM RULES INSTEAD OF THEM PAYING the yearly fee? I am not going down the education route ever again. Been there, tried it and sadly too much of a headache. I am not into “product creation” making fancy manuals, padded out with 20X dvd’s to make it look great. That’s a complete piece of B*S* to trick average Joe into thinking he’s got his money worth.

But anyone that subscribes for 2 years I’ll give you the trading rules so you do not have to keep subscribing. Hopefully by then you will have hit one or two big trades and you’ll see how the system works.

The system only take about 6 pages to describe. Very specific on the stock and the set up though. With examples it stretches on a bit more but that’s it. Like i say, I am not interested in creating this into a padded out product.

My trading systems run down:

One stock for 300% : HIGH RISK. The riskiest but also the one with the biggest rewards. Can also go many,many months with no such trades. Only invests in stocks where the institutions buy massively into to create big moves.

Trade length: 10-18 months

Long only

Reward/risk ratio: 6:1

Max risk per trade: 50% of capital.

Opportunity: 1-2 per annum (on average)

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Portfolio Investor: LOW risk. 100% mechanical, low risk system to invest in the U.S.A. stock market for the 13%to 20% per annum gains. System rules and tools to manage your own portfolio.Think of it as you safely managing your own stock portfolio, without the management fees you would pay a fund. (plus, most funds can’t even beat the averages) Low risk, mechanical (no guessing at all) and not being glued to the news, quote machine are all important factors here. It’s like watching paint dry but it’s an alternative to your hedge fun or money manager losing money for you.

Trade length: 6-12 months

Long only.

Reward/risk ratio: undefined as there is no profit target. Average >2:1

Max risk per trade: 2%

Opportunity: >20 per annum

There’s no stock picking as such here, although I do preach you should only be investing in one certain stock so as you increase your chances of snagging a few big moves. But there is no research into the individual stock beyond the initial scan and entry. You get into 15 type of stocks on a specific set up and the law of averages say at least half will give you enough gains to compensate for the losing trades. It’s not like Momentum One Stock where you have to be fairly certain that stock is going to go up a lot.

I am not currently doing anything with this system. Like I say, I am not a product creator or trading educator. i am not quite sure if I am going to do anything with it.

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Think about it. If you did one trade in the past 2 years and that one trade was in a stock like TSLA for 300% gains, would you have made better profits than randomly trading a bunch of “so-so” stocks?

Yes they are rare, but you shouldn’t be short-term trading  a bunch of random stocks if you want to make big money. The Wall Street P.R. machine, your broker, newsletter writers trade (want you to) far too often to make big gains!

There are only 1-2 such stocks each year in the US stock market.

It’s really as simple as this. Wait for grade A+ stocks have a very high probability of making big gains. Or trade other stocks and your chances of big gains plummet. Simple but not easy for many. Like I say don’t make this your number one source of income. Make it a side investment and be willing to wait 10 months+ if you have to. Too eager to trade and you’ll lose out for sure. Some of the biggest earners in the stock market are those doing it on a part time basis or running other businesses. Probably because those that make it their sole business/source of income NEED to trade instead of waiting for perfect set-ups.

Long only

Grade A+ Stocks only

Investing and concentrating only on Grade A stocks for a profit target of 300% from entry.

i.e we buy a stock at $50 the exit target is at $200. That takes on average 10-18 months.

A stock grading system designed from all the biggest winning US Stocks since 1995. Only trades the market “darlings” of each bull market cycle for the big move. Leaving 99% of stocks alone.

Pro’s:

* Goes for very big gains in high quality stocks the institutions are chasing. No penny stocks etc.

* Highly accurate. (over 80% so far)

* Very selective in trading. The annoying thing with this system is it can go 10+ months with no new trade. These kind of stocks simply do not come along too often.

* 100% formula based. No second guessing involved to find the stocks. Once found you have to apply more to filter out the exceptional stocks.No amount of technicals or math formulas will do that for you.

* Very passive. Hardly feels like you do any “work” as such. 99% of the time is waiting for an entry and then waiting for your exit.

Con’s

* Hardly ever trades. 2-5 stocks pass my criteria every 2 years. Going 10 months with no new trade does happen. Many see this as a disadvantage. I personally do not.

* If maximum stop loss is hit it’s a big loss. There basically is no stop loss on my trades but there is a get out point. Not one Grade A stock has ever hit this “get out point.” But that’s not to say it couldn’t happen.

Here’s the reality of professional managed money.

“The best performers was XXXX betting on mortgage securities outpaced every other strategy, with an average return of 20.2 percent, against an industry average of just 1.3 percent, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.”

+1.3% average….you’d be much better off putting your money into bonds or an index fund.

Most hedge funds concentrate on two things:

1) Managing as many billions $$ as possible- great for the fund. Not good for the investor as you lose flexibility. Makes you wonder if they make most of their profits from the management fees.

2) Taking as low risk trades as possible. This is all great and good for pension funds, life savings, institutions e.t.c. but it forces them to overly diversify.

Keeping it small, focused and willing to take bigger risks at the right time is the only way to smash those returns.

2003

Grade A+ Stocks: TASR, TZOO, ICE, HANS (MNST), CROX, DDD,QIHU,TSLA

Like I say these stocks just do not come along often. There are very few stocks that make moves from $10- $30 range to $300+ in 2-3 years time frame. But it’s worth waiting for them. I follow many newsletters and they give out far too many stocks and are far too “rosy” on how great the company is. I plug the parameters into my grading system and see they are all at B- usually. Not worth trading and certainly not going to hit 200%+ gains. Put it this way a grade A+ stock has not failed me yet. |But do you have the patience to sit it out and wait for one?

“The big money is in the big moves”

Shorter Term Swing Trading 

Same principles of going all in for three trades on very selective trades. 3 trades should take about 12 months +/- Smaller gains but more action.

Swing Trading System

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was here from 1998. We rode the amazing Tech.bubble up. We watched it crash. Sat in cash for 2 years. Then 2003-2007 was the best market I have traded. TASR,TZOO,TIE,HANS,NTRI,CROX etc. But still many traded them the wrong way. I was all in on CROX October 2007 when I gapped down on earnings. I can still feel the pain. But I learned a huge lesson trading that way. Big risks = big rewards = you betta be able to handle it.

2008…and the sub prime scandal. I have never seen the markets get hit so hard. Watching the Dow drop 500+ points a day and the “curbs” kick in to stop it melting. The SEC stopped short selling on banks, etc… Everyone threw the towel in and claimed “the stock market is rigged (I know it is) It’s dead…” But from 2009 go and look what happened. It never dies. It’s simply a matter of the informed taking their money off the masses. No amount of trading system, money management will save you from this cycle.

How is short term swing trading doing for you these days? Enjoying it?

djiayearly

 

AAPL

AAPL had a a 6:1 split in 2014. That price is really $600+

amzn

Ok these aren’t the stocks I go after but you see how long term is better?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Momentum Stock Trading System Signals Service

If you pay a relatively small annual fee for my stock signals to make $70,000, $100,000,$250,000+ profits is that a good investment?

Trade high probability, grade A+ stocks only for the high probability swings. Everything that is important about a stocks probable move is calculated in order of importance and then graded C -A+ I only take the A grade stocks and discard the rest…which is most of them. This is where the high quality and high probability profits are.

About 4-10 trades a year hoping to make profits on 4 out of 5 of those recommendations.

Mechanically, safely and trading high probability, high quality stocks and set up only. By focusing on a certain stocks and set up only I hit the biggest winning stocks in each cycle. It can mean very little “action” but it’s what works! I’ll leave all the hype, drama and constant talking to the mass media. In fact you won’t see me on forums discussing stocks, writing constant updates on the latest stock market movement or wasting time trying to predict the future. I simply apply my system rules, trade and go with the flow. At best the talking heads/media/keyboard warriors are a complete waste of time and effort. At worse, they are misleading and damaging with hidden agenders.

Hi Mark,

My 55 contracts of FB LEAPS are doing great thanks to you.  I am up almost $30K!!R.Tober Florida  23rd July 2014

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Very selective on trade selection to keep win accuracy over 70% – average Averaging out about 8 stocks a year pass my criteria. How aggressive you want to trade those positions is your choice. Can go 2+ MONTHS WITH NO TRADES. Many people have bog problems with not trading. The losing traders that is. Average 6-12 trades annum.

If you are stock trader or looking to get into stocks you have to distinguish between a marketing company that is pushing hype, glamour and b*S* compared to a real system, warts and all. You can’t win on every trade, You can’t make huge gains every year. You will have losing periods. Trading is quite simple really once you have your system stock to it and ignore everything else. The newsletter writers, brokers, marketers are always trying to push some new “secret” or hyped up method to trade. But it’s never as good as that.

Trade on TSLA. I actually didn’t want to make that trade but you convinced me to do it and I am so glad you did.

R.Smith Arizona

Stocks like TSLA,FB,LNG,SLCA have been successful in the past 2 years.

FB

LNG

TSLA

 

The keys are:

* You have to be ultra selective on your trades. Be terrified of losing trades (but they will happen) EVERYTHING HAS TO LINE UP or no trade.

* Discipline/patience to sit and wait for those set ups.

And I find most people simple do not have this.

Annual cost of signals service is $3,000 expect 6-12 trades in this time frame. I expect at least 70% to be profitable and at least half to hit their price target.

Payment is by wire transfer or check.I’ll then access you manually into the trading signals for 12 months or until you have at least 3 trades that hit their price target.Contact me to make this payment

 Contact me about the service: momentumstocks909@gmail.com  and opt in to my monthly updates above. I do not promote any-ones offer ever (why would I?) and you will not be bombarded with spam/adverts.

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Q) Why don’t you write and publish books/articles like you used to?

A) Because I was naive back in those days thinking the more I wrote the better. Sadly, on the Net. anything goes and every book/articles I wrote was copied, re-wrote and sold as a seperate system. I have grown to hate internet markers they are the pond scum that gives pond scum a bad name. “Anything is fair game to them” and if that means copying articles/books for a profit they’ll do it in flash. I am not spending my time writing more material only to feed the pond scum. I’ll just get out of the swamp.

If you want to chat and talk about stock investing for the big money (not individual trades or stocks) THEN PAY FOR MY YEARLY SIGNALS FIRST AND PROVE TO ME YOU ARE A SERIOUS INVESTOR WITH FUNDS. I get hammered online with freebie seekers, time wasters that think i can give them advice, help for free. Like, Online = free. I rarely reply yo emails from none buyers. It’s a simple as that really.  I can spot the “I am not paying for anything” people a mile off. So subscribe to my trade updates, see the performance, Subscribe. if the fee is too high then we aren’t compatible and never will be.  Paid subscribers we can arrange a chat and keep in touch if you wish. I might even give you my phone number to talk.

I often get emails like

“you have made me more money than any other newsletter.”

“I have dropped every other service I used to subscribe to and simply follow you now”

“You have been bang on the money so often.”

So this isn’t some typical internet marketing crap you see all over clickbank etc. It’s all about highly selective, highly accurate trading for potentially big gains.

You have to be able to tell the difference between internet markets, newsletter writers, ebook creators, e-bay sellers, stock brokers (salesmen) and what really works in trading. Being ultra selective, and concentration is what works. Not sending out stories or writing blog posts justifying every twist and turn in the market.

Here are my 3 books I wrote over 14 years ago. If you see them “bastardised” on some “gurus” site you know what I think of him!

123 trading pattern  (2005)

The 7 Habits of a Highly Successful Trade             (2000)

Extreme Penny Stock Trading Method                  (2005)

Why I went down the mechanical/system trading route.

It’s easier once you have your system. it quantifies every decision instead of trading from “gut feeling”.No stories, hype or hope needed nor wanted.

It frees up more time. A system can be back checked and tweaked upon as the market dynamics change. |I emphasise “tweaking” not wholesale changes. It takes the pressure off you when trading. The stock either fits all the criteria and is a buy or it is not. This can stop you from making poor trades. The biggest obstacle to gains.

It’s not rocket science. It’s years of trial and error. Put the time in, study what really works and there is no difference between you and Soros, buffet, etc…except  a few billion $$$’s.

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See these numbers.

Getting Tough on Insider Trading:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. judges are imposing increasingly long prison terms for insider trading, a Reuters analysis shows. The rise is at least partly driven by the bigger profits being earned through the illegal schemes, defense lawyers said.

The trend is likely to continue on Monday when former SAC Capital Advisors manager Mathew Martoma is sentenced for what prosecutors have called the most lucrative insider trading case ever brought.

    In the five-year period ending December 2013, insider trading defendants received an average sentence of 17.3 months, up from 13.1 months during the previous five years, or a 31.8 percent increase, the analysis of 207 insider trading sentences shows. Cases that were reversed on appeal were excluded from the study.

    The number of cases has increased, with 57 percent of the sentences imposed in the past five years. The last three years alone have seen two record sentences.

In 2011, former billionaire and Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam received an 11-year sentence for an insider trading scheme that netted him $63.8 million in illicit profits. That was topped a year later when a New Jersey judge issued a 12-year term on Matthew Kluger, a former corporate lawyer accused of providing illegal tips in a $37 million scheme.

    The uptick in big cases partly reflects a wave of prosecutions led by Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara. Since October 2009, his office has charged 89 people with insider trading and secured 81 convictions.

    “The judges have seen a rash of these cases, so it may be there is a sense that harsher punishments are needed,” said Paul Shechtman, a defense lawyer with Zuckerman Spaeder who has been involved in insider trading cases.

    Federal judges have discretion to impose any sentence, though they are required to consider advisory guidelines set by the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Within the judiciary, opinions vary, with some judges saying that harsher sentences are important to act as a deterrent and others saying the punishments are greater than the crimes.

    Bharara himself has pushed for tougher sentences, urging the commission to revise its guidelines to provide for higher penalties for insider traders who use particularly complex or sophisticated means to execute their schemes.

    “Based on our experience, the nature and scope of insider trading activity has evolved substantially, but the guidelines have not completely kept up,” he testified in 2011 before the commission.

    The commission adopted changes that went into effect in November 2012 that among other things increased sentences for  schemes in which defendants make calculated or repeated efforts to trade on inside information.

    It is not clear if Bharara’s push for tougher sentences or the revised guidelines have had an impact on the length of  sentences.

    It had already been rising because of the scale of the profits reaped through insider trading, defense lawyers say.

CONVICTED IN FEBRUARY

    On Monday, a federal judge in New York will weigh whether to impose what could be a record insider trading sentence on Martoma, a former fund manager at Steven A. Cohen’s SAC.

    A jury convicted Martoma, 40, in February of engaging in insider trading that enabled SAC to make profits and avoid losses of $275 million.

    SAC last year pleaded guilty to insider trading and agreed to $1.8 billion in criminal and civil settlements.

    Ahead of Martoma’s sentencing, the court’s probation department calculated that under the sentencing guidelines, he could receive almost 20 years, a figure based in large part on the size of the fraud.

    The sentencing guidelines for insider trading rely heavily on the size of the gain resulting from the crime, allowing for the offense level to be graded higher based on a points system. The higher the points, the higher the suggested sentence. For example, because Martoma recorded a gain of more than $200 million his total points score reaches 36. The guidelines suggest this could mean a sentence of 188-235 months for a first-time offender.

Martoma’s lawyers in a court filing called the nearly 20-year figure “outrageous.” And the probation department ultimately recommended an eight-year sentence.

    Prosecutors have told U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe they are not opposed to a prison term below the guideline range, though they said that the probation department’s recommended sentence is too short.

    Even an eight-year term would be the sixth longest sentence for insider trading since 2004, the Reuters data shows.

    BIG MONEY

    The sentencing guidelines’ reliance on gains and losses in white-collar cases have prompted defense lawyers and even some judges to press for changes.

    Critics say the emphasis on profits fails to take into account a defendant’s intent and role in the scheme.

    One critic of the guidelines has been U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan, who in 2012 sentenced former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta for insider trading.

    Under the guidelines, Gupta faced eight years because Galleon Group made $5 million based on a tip prosecutors said Gupta gave to Rajaratnam.

    Rakoff sentenced him to just two years, saying the guidelines’ reliance on the monetary gains “effectively guaranteed that many such sentences would be irrational on their face.”

    Not every judge thinks that way. U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan, who sits in the same court as Rakoff and has issued seven of the 11 longest insider trading sentences during Bharara’s tenure, has said he does not share his colleague’s sentiments.

    “I think anyone who engages in this kind of conduct for the amounts of money that are involved here has to be on notice that they’re going to be looking at a lengthy jail term,” Sullivan said in sentencing a hedge fund manager, Anthony Chiasson, in 2013 to 6-1/2 years in prison.

    In Martoma’s case, prosecutors argued in court filings that if penalties are not steep enough, “a trader may determine that an opportunity to make illegal profits in the hundreds of millions may be worth the relatively low risk of getting caught and serving a short sentence of imprisonment.”

    Martoma’s lawyers countered in court papers that an eight-year sentence would not take into account personal factors, such as the impact it would have on his wife and three children.

    “Mr. Martoma is not perfect, but he is a good man,” they wrote.

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Here’s a man after my own heart – focus on quality bet big, take losses like a man.

 

Andrew John Hall — known as the God of Crude Oil Trading to some of his peers — has built his success on a simple creed: Everyone who disagrees with him is wrong.

For most of the past 30 years, that has been a killer strategy. Like a poker player on an endless hot streak, Hall has made billions for the companies for which he’s traded by placing one aggressive bet after another. He was one of the few traders who anticipated both the run-up in and the eventual crash of oil prices in 2008.

Hall was so good that he bagged a $98 million payday in 2008, when he ran Citigroup Inc.’s Phibro LLC trading unit, and was up for about $100 million more in 2009.

In the end, Bloomberg Markets will report in its October 2014 issue, he couldn’t collect the 2009 payout from Citi because an anti–Wall Street backlash against the bank — which had just received a $45 billion U.S. government bailout — led regulators to block it. No such bonuses have awaited Hall of late. He’s racked up losses in two of the past three years.

“You can’t play the game without bumping into the wall every now and then,” O’Malley says. “Anybody who bets against Andy Hall might be making a poor bet.”

Hall, after netting about $100 million in 2007 and $98 million in 2008, was on track to receive the same or more in 2009.

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