The stock market has often been compared to a casino and stock trading to gambling. There is even a book called Trade Like A Bookie, by David Caplan. The big difference between trading and gambling is that a stock trader has much better control of risk than does a gambler. In the game of Black Jack or 21 you pretty much have to play every hand. You can’t stand to one side, count cards, and when the count is in your favor step in and play, the casino would soon ask you to leave. But that is exactly what I do with my trading system. I stand to one side, count cards-that is observe the market action, and when the count or market is in my favor I step up and make a trade. From back testing my trading strategy, the probability of a profit is 80-90%. In actual trading this trading strategy has been very consistent with 74% profitable trades. Hence the name of my trading manual The 74% Solution. By waiting until the market gives me an 80-90% probability of a profitable trade my risk is reduced considerably. Gambling this is not.
Most of the time I am out of the market, watching and waiting for the right opportunity. Originally I used this system as a stand alone trading strategy. Being out of the market most of the time, I soon realized I could maximize the use of my capital by using a part of my capital to invest in dividend paying value stocks. This gave me three streams of potential income; first, capital appreciation from the stocks I owned, second, dividend income from the stocks I owned and thirdly, trading income from the 74% solution system. To learn more go here.
NEWS and VEWS: At Rio Verde Trading
“I think that when the United States felt they were at the forefront of the so-called civilized world and when the Soviet Union collapsed, they were under the illusion that the United States was capable of everything and they could act with impunity. And that’s always a trap, because in this situation, a person and a country begins to commit mistakes. There is no need to analyze the situation. No need to think about the consequences. No need to economize. And the country becomes ineffi cient and one mistake follows another. And I think that’s the trap the United States has found itself in.” Vladimir Putin
November 19: Holding some gold and silver is ALWAYS a good idea for portfolio diversification
Clint Siegner* of Money Metals Exchange tells us why holding some bullion in your portfolio is a good idea. Read here at lawrieongold.
November 19: Deepening Crisis In Hyper-inflationary Venezuela and Zimbabwe Show Why Physical Gold Is Ultimate Protection by GoldCore at Zero Hedge, read here.
November 19: The Big Question now is – Where does Gold go from Here? By James Rickards at Commodity Trade Mantra, read here. “Investors will once again flock into gold once reality sets in. Mix in rising geopolitical tensions in Asia and the Middle East, and gold’s future looks bright”
November 18: THE BIGGEST WEALTH TRANSFER IN HISTORY by Egon von Greyerz at Gold Switzerland, read here. “what is indisputable is that global risk is currently greater than any time in history. What is also certain is also that gold is the best insurance against these risks, just as it has been for thousands of years.”
November 18: The Clintons’ Day of Reckoning by the bionic mosquito, read here. Can this be, can this possibly be; after all these years the Clintons and the Democratic party finally getting their just deserts? I have always maintained that the Democrats were responsible for George Bush, the lesser, being elected, and the resultant insane war on terror. I remember like it was yesterday; late in his second term, Bill Clinton was impeached due to a sex scandal and lying to congress, but the stupid Democrats backed their man and he was not removed from office. If they had gotten rid of the fool Al Gore would become president and would have run for re-election as an incumbent. All he would have had to do is not do anything stupid and he would have beat the moron George Bush the lesser by a wide margin. Many people think Al Gore won anyway except for the criminal recount scandal in Florida, hanging chads and all that. With Al Gore as president, his reaction to 9-11 would have been more intelligent, instead of declaring war on the whole world. ntm
November 18: James Turk: Founder & Lead Director of GoldMoney, Inc.The Man Who Predicted Friday’s Gold & Silver Surge Now Says Metals May Be Ready To Fly. Audio interview, listen here. “what is indisputable is that global risk is currently greater than any time in history. What is also certain is also that gold is the best insurance against these risks, just as it has been for thousands of years.”
November 17: James Turk – Central Planners About To Have A Moment Of Crisis In The Gold & Silver Markets at KWN, read here. ” I expect an upside breakout soon, and the tightness in the physical market suggests it may be just days away.”
November 15: Financial Tyranny: ‘We the People’ Are the New Permanent Underclass in America By John W. Whitehead at The Rutherford Institute, read here.
November 14: These Headlines Say Gold is Building a Base for Something Big By Jeff Clark at Gold Seek, read here.
November 14: WARNING: Last Time We Saw Anything Like This Was Right Before March 2000 & January 2008 Collapses! From Jeff Saut, Chief Investment Strategist at Raymond James, at KWN, read here.
November 14: Global Gold Investment Demand To Overwhelm Supply During Next Market Crash by by SRSrocco, read here.
November 13: Ignore Gold A Second, Wheaton Precious Metals Is Eying This Sector… By Neils Christensen at Kitco News, read here. “The bottom line is there are many major warning signals surrounding the general stock market. When the reversal takes place, it should be quite dramatic and gold should be the primary beneficiary.”
November 13: Gold And Silver: Economics 101 Is Completely Dead
by The Daily Coin, read here. Are these people completely stupid? The precious metals markets are being manipulated by the government and the big bullion banks, read here. Consider it a gift and buy more, in fact buy every bit of gold and silver you can get your hands on. Some day you will thank me! ntm