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Trust an Investment advisor or Trade Yourself?

I spent 6 years with a great financial and business mentor Charles Givens. He had over 500,000 members at one point, and did seminar all over the USA. On Oprah and dozen other shows too. He taught over 400 financial strategies. Had a couple great books. Wealth without Risk, More Wealth without Risk, Financial Self Defense and SuperSelf and SuperMind. Sound financial strategies. Originally, I believed in Mutual Funds. A no load product (which means no commissions). I really did not know much about trading. Except the concept of CANSLIM [Read More Now...]

Quick Update on January Barometer

The first 5 days were marginally down. But relatively sideways. Opened at 3257 close at 3253 5 days later. Approx. So, based on that we would expect a sideways pattern this year. 2020. About an 85% correlation since 1950. Now remember the whole month of January gives us a better indicator. 91 percent. So waiting it out. Looks like it will be an up year. If January continues up. Disclaimer. Past performance does not equal future performance. The January Barometer is not an absolute. And investment has risk. And remember, technical patterns are [Read More Now...]

Christmas TRADE Rocked!

If you are part of my Trading Inner Circle, you have access to my Credit Spread Trades, Adjustments, Covered Call strategies, and SPOT trades. Pretty much every year, in December I talk about the BEST 6 WEEKS to invest. December 1 (or first trading day), to January 15th. On average the market (Dow) goes up 9 percent during this 6 week period. Now buy the dow, would be hard. Just based on price. But we can buy the DIA (derivative of the dow). And options will give us leverage. Well. I posted this trade in early dec, just closed out jan 21. For [Read More Now...]

January Barometer

Getting close to a new year, and many folks are wondering is this going to be a good year or bad year for the stock market. While many folks are wondering, I am waiting for the first 5 days of trading to give me an idea of the market direction this year. You see, there is some correlation between what happens in January, on the S & P, and what happens of for the stock market for the rest of the year. It is called the January Barometer and has 2 parts. Since 1950 it has with a fair degree of correlation predicted what the stock market will [Read More Now...]

Warren Buffet Approach

What can you say, one of the greatest investors of all time. He always seems to pick up a great deal. In fact, that is one of his mantras, find good companies that are distressed by current conditions, and get a great price. Then watch them grow forever! He is seldom a seller of stock. Buffett loves a history of profitability (who does not). He uses the return on equity (ROE) ratio to gauge profitability and trends. In addition, uses return on invested capital (ROC) to kill any high-debt stocks, in his choices. Return on equity is a [Read More Now...]