I saved this guy TWENTY-TWO GRAND by picking a big move in the market
Now I’m picking another big move. But this one could realistically be the biggest, fastest, most insane market shift since I started in as a wet-behind-the-ears phone jockey in the trading pits in the ’90s.
I can say with an extremely high level of confidence that this market move is going to happen…
The problem here is choosing the right trades to catch this wave.
That’s been my mission since I began my tenure as the editor of Slipstream Trader.
It was certainly a hard market to trade last year. The Barclays CTA Index measures the performance of 602 trading houses. In 2011 it had its worst year out of 32, measuring just -3%.
‘It was a difficult trading market,’ said Barclay Hedge President Sol Waksman. ‘Take a look at how many times during the year, from one month to the next, you would have the stock market rallying, stock market crashing, rallying, crashing. One month risk-on, one month risk-off, those are difficult environments for trend-followers.’
You don’t have the luxury of waiting around for perfect trading conditions. So since September 2009, I’ve helped my readers ‘surf junk’…
‘Treading water’ and STILL making 202% in 2.5 years
Since September 2009, the Australian share market has gone DOWN by 10%.
This shows how your trading account could have grown over the last 33 months since September 2009 had you traded every one of my recommendations.
Please keep in mind what this chart does and does not include. It does NOT include trading costs and taxes. And it does assume you made every one of my trades exactly as I suggested and that you were able to fill them at the prices I recommended.
Because I tend to trade large, fairly liquid stocks, I’m confident you could have made these trades exactly as I suggested. And for that reason, I’m confident this figure is an accurate expression of my trading performance to date. Of course I can’t guarantee that will be the case going forward.
But you’d be silly not to ask how I’ve done before evaluating the quality of my ideas. So there’s my track record for you, in black and white. The red line represents your hypothetical profit and loss on my trades with no leverage. The blue lines represents your hypothetical profit and loss WITH leverage. Both assume you started with $100,000.
Keep in mind you could have started with less. But this is a random figure used to give you an idea of the total returns possible. So what are they?
If you had a good-sized starting capital pot of $100,000 you could now be sitting on between $209,804 and $302,779 from my trades in just 33 months. (Correct as of 15th June 2012)
Following my instructions exactly and using leverage in the form of CFD’s you could conceivably be sitting on $302,779.
That’s a 202% gain in two and a half years
Leverage can be dangerous if you’ve never used it before. That’s why every one of my new readers gets a special report I’ve prepared on risk management.
In this report, I’ll share with you all the specific techniques I’ve developed over the years to manage the risk of trading in a high-value portfolio. These techniques have helped make it possible for my readers to achieve a 202% gain in the last 2.5 years.
Now you know where the market has gone over that time.
Even if you didn’t use leverage, you could have made money.
If you just bought and sold the stocks at the prices I recommended without leverage — and using a flat position size of 15% of starting capital — you could now have a trading account worth $209, 804.
That’s a 109% gain. WITHOUT leverage.
Of course, not everyone has $100k to trade with. Even if you started with ten grand I could have doubled it for you.
And that’s even if you took the safer, no-leverage route to trading my recommendations.
But this is not just about a great trading record.
Look at those two lines again.
If you’ve been following the stock market in 2011 and 2012 you’ll know it’s been difficult to trade based on one underlying, consistent trend. Bad economic news and government interventions have whipped the market all over the place.
The last 24 months in the market have been the most volatile in almost 80 years, since the 1930s.
But look again at the two lines.
Notice the steady, low-volatility increase in your returns if you had traded all my tips at the buy and sell prices given.
If I’m honest, I believe that’s the single biggest benefit I can deliver to you through my trading advice: much lower volatility in your profit and loss over time. To traders this is the Holy Grail: consistent profits over time in any market.
It’s the Holy Grail because it takes the stress, anxiety, and torment out of trading, without taking the fun and profit out of it too. It’s the closest thing you can get to relaxed, consistent money-making in the market.
For example, the worst performance that members of my Slipstream Trader service experienced over this time were fairly long periods of sideways movement punctuated by sharp increases.
That’s how you ‘tread water’ in a market with no persistent up or down trends
You stay disciplined. You resist the urge to surf any wave that comes at you. You pick your trades with care. And make sure you do everything you can to ensure you don’t give back hard won gains.
As I recently told my subscribers:
One Slipstream Trader, Sibella Herbert, emailed me on this point recently. She’d only been trading four months, and said that without my tips she’d be down $10 grand instead of up.
The main point is, as Sibella says
‘Despite the amazing volatility, your recommendations have continued to perform amazingly well.’
Tim Lewis writes:
Now the big point to note here is that I’ve received countless unsolicited emails like this while the market has been FLAT.
The truth is, my goal until now has simply been to help my subscribers preserve and hopefully grow their capital, so they have the funds in place to play the REALLY big move when it happens.
And, finally, my charts tell me it’s about to happen.
But only after a vicious crash in markets around the world.
I showed you that 4,200 level. Every day the ASX 200 stays below it, a crash is more likely. Every time the market tries to move into a short term uptrend which is then rejected straight away, spells big trouble dead ahead.
Look, I’m not pretending to know exactly how it’s going to play out and when.
But what I AM doing is formulating a trade plan that gives my readers a chance at profiting no matter what happens in the weeks ahead.
You can see my current trades by taking a no-obligation 90 day trial of Slipstream Trader, by clicking HERE.
But even this will be temporary. The ominous signs in the market keep piling up. There is a major concerted effort by the big money to get somewhere safe before ‘something’ happens. Whether the big money actually knows something we don’t or not, I can’t say, but my guess is that they do.
The truth is, massive central bank intervention in markets provides only temporary relief.
My goal is to keep my readers in-profit and in-the-game until the markets hit rock bottom.
And then to make sure they have the right trades on for the market’s ‘Big Wednesday’.