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- 20 Easy-to-Use Daily Investing Tools: Find out what to do to make money (Tool #1), and even better – how to do it. You’ll see why Trend Trading is finally available to everyday investors (Tool #14) . You’ll learn the history of trend trading’s documented profits, and find out why my 10 year old can easily trade this system. (Tool #9).
- How to develop a trading stragey: The Trend Following 101 method is part of this free course. You’ll see exactly how I made our winning system, and what I do daily to trade it. You get the entries, the exits, the profit making exits, the money management – you get everything.
- Advanced Techniques and Tips: This advanced training can be applied to any markets, from ETFs, to FX, to Penny Stocks. You name it. This will make you a better trader.
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There are 4 Steps You Can Do Right Now to Invest Smarter
We‘ve been teaching trend trading for some time now and the same things keep coming up. So we took these questions and answered them in a clear, systematic approach. Trend Trading is actually pretty simple to learn and execute if you find a good program. This FREE course will give you those basics and they’ll give you some great tips that you can apply to all of your investing, no matter what markets or strategy. Here’s what you get:
Step 1: Learn to think about your Trading
(instead of randomly making trades and hoping they make money)
Trend trading is a more consistent, more profitable way of trading. But how can we begin to tell you about it, without first explaining what trend trading is?
Obviously it’s a type of investment strategy. Many people think it’s something new that’s developed over the past few years, but really it has been around for a long time and has been strongly documented since the 1950?s. It got popular again in the trading world when Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders (written by Jack D. Schwager) came out and had one big question: Can an investor expect to outperform the market through diligent study of financial markets? Trend followers say “yes!”
The whole theory behind this movement is: “Is the ability to succeed as a trader something someone has a “knack” for, or is it something that can be taught?” The unmitigated findings in the book show that, without a doubt, trading skills (and therefore profits) can be achieved.
When you take the emotion, the “gambling” mentality out of trading, and apply a tested and back-tested system to the markets, you’re pretty much going to be a successful trader. No guesses, no gambles, just profitable, successful trading.
And the best thing, it profits in up and down markets. That’s why it can guarantee much more consistent profits than only trading the stock market. It profits in up and downs and it looks at many markets, not just one.Trend following is way more proactive and suits today’s turbulent economy much more than investing in stocks. Events like 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the mess that is Fanny & Freddie have all greatly impacted the economy and consequently the stock market. But yet most individuals still think of the stock market as their default investment arena and keep their 401Ks in stocks even though one more catastrophe or natural disaster might set the ball in motion for them to lose their entire retirement savings.
Can you take the “mental leap” to expand beyond just the stock market? This leads us to
Step 2: Think about what kind of Investor You are.
That sounds funny, doesn’t it? But the first step to take into account when developing any successful trading strategy has to be who you are. By that, I mean how much time do you have each day to watch the markets and how much time do you really want to spend watching the markets? Good trading requires diligence and persistence. You’ve got to set up a plan for yourself and stick with it. But if your plan requires 24/7 in front of your computer and you’d much rather be snowboarding or golfing, that trading strategy will set you up to fail.
It’s about having knowledge and respect, always, for who you are and matching that with the appropriate strategy.
When you discover that and give 100% to a solid, risk manage-based trading system, rather than simply focusing on each individual trade or each day’s wins or losses, you’ll discover that you will have long-term growth, almost magically, in the process.
It’s about making a commitment to creating a solid approach to your trading and what kind of trader you want to be.
We certainly stay on top of the latest Market and Trading trends (remember the hoopla around Internet Stocks?), but underlying everything we do here is solid risk management techniques and diligence to our proprietary system.
Trend trading can be hard. Really hard in the beginning as you learn to look at the markets in a different way. Trend Trading doesn’t involve any special intuition or hunches, it’s about charting market indicators to develop your system and then sticking to it. Taking the emotion out of it. “Old-fashioned” trading advice can make all the difference between a successful investment endeavor or a trading style that goes up and down every other day and is a victim to the whims of the markets or the economy.
Step 3: Risk Management can save you a ton of money and make you even more.
What’s the backbone of the Trend Following 101 formula? Risk Management.
Invest and profit, but do it in a strategic and focused way.
Never trade more than 2% of your account on any one trade and never ever invest with your mortgage, grocery, or tuition money. Never. Trade less than 2% of your account if you can.
It might sound crazy now, but this part is where the magic happens. The amount of risk you take on each trade has as much to do with the returns of the system as the trades themselves. I know you can barely believe this -I didn’t believe it until I saw it in action.
We’ll remind you of this over and over, and we’ll give specifics on how much to trade once you’re on board.
Pillar 4: Finally, the Nuts and Bolts of an Investing “System”
It’s funny to talk about our Trend Trading System last, but once you have the first three Pillars down, the actual steps of Trend Trading are simple. This isn’t rocket science.
Scan the markets, find the trends, enter the trades, exit when the market tells you. It’s really that simple. Each of these has a bit of special sauce involved, but you’ll get it – we make sure of that. And we’ll let you know of all the tools you’ll need to get going; this is the practical stuff.
We’ll tell you the software we used, the math we used, which markets we specifically look at, the data feeds and resources we use to test our numbers, everything. And if you have any questions, just ask!
Bringing it all together
Each of these four pillars enhances the others. Together, they’re much stronger than they would be if any of the pillars were missing. Trend Trading for Smart People is a free 20-part Trader’s Toolbox and ongoing newsletter that’s delivered via email. Each day for 20 days you’ll get a new lesson on one of the four pillars.
You’ll get lots of pointers to archived Trend Following 101 content, but with a new frame that will help you “connect the dots” and start putting this advice to work in your own trading. Of course, our advice will be supplemented and ever-evolving as the Markets change (which is all the time).
To make it work even better, we’ll also be including “behind the scenes” lessons that show you examples from our own trading experiences. We know the “thrill of victory” and the “agony of defeat” just like all traders do. Learn from my examples, I know I sure did.
What are you waiting for?
Your time to profit is NOW