The average Mutual Fund, Hedge Fund can’t eve beat the stock market averages and they’ll charge you a huge commission for this service. Are you willing to take more risk with a small portion of your capital for big returns?
Trading in one stock at a time might sound like trading suicide but if you do it with a small portion of your capital so it is not scared money, have a system in place that only trades the top 1% of stocks it’s a risk worth taking.
Investing in Grade A stocks only for a target of 200% from entry.
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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?
AAPL had a a 6:1 split in 2014. That price is really $600+
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.
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.
Stocks like TSLA,FB,LNG,SLCA have been successful in the past 2 years.
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.
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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)
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.
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.
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.
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.