The Secret To Insane Gains Is Simple

Buy when the cannons are firing, and sell when the trumpets are blowing.” – Nathan Meyer Rothschild

The Rothschild name is synonymous with wealth.

They were — and maybe still are — the richest family in the world.

One of the most famous Rothschilds, Nathan Meyer, helped finance the Battle of Waterloo for the British to fight against Napoleon’s invasion of Europe.

The British ended up winning the war.

And by seizing this golden opportunity, and the Rothschild family profited immensely.

Traders, opportunities are everywhere… and it’s a sin not to take advantage of them!

Some might ask… Alan, how do I know when a real play comes along to make a profitable trade — or a good long-term investment?

First, ask yourself… am I in the right state of mind?

So many people just starting to invest get burned because they make the wrong decisions.

“Buy low, sell high” is an easy concept to understand.

But so many people do the opposite because they can’t stomach the losses.

Remember until you actually sell a position, your “losses” are only on paper.

They are not finalized until you actually pull the trigger.

Hypothetically, your investment could initially drop 99%, then skyrocket 10,000%!

But during this rollercoaster ride many people get frustrated that their investment is going to zero.

So they sell.

But then often kick themselves, when a week later the stock they sold shoots back up.

Later at the cocktail party, they tell their sob story that they missed out on the great opportunity.

Not anymore!

Let’s change that story together…

I want to teach you to hold on to your wits when others are losing theirs.

There’s one simple reason why successful investors like Warren Buffett say “invest while there is blood on the streets.”

Because they follow this mantra to the letter, and book insane gains afterwards!

Becoming successful is a mindset.

When you are reading headlines “Dow Down”, or listening to Jim Cramer scream at you “Sell! Sell! Sell!” it’s time to do the “Buy! Buy! Buy!”

I know, I know…

You’ve probably heard this a million times before.

But it’s a tried-and-true method that works — consistently.

I hope I am preaching to the choir, and all you traders bought in at the beginning of February and have been holding on tight.

But if you are not one of these fearless traders, that’s OK.

Trading is a lifetime pursuit.

And as I mentioned earlier, there is always an opportunity in the markets — if you know where to look…

Right now, stocks have been beaten down because of investor worry over a trade war, thanks to Trump’s tariffs.

The Federal Reserve may also raise rates four times in 2018, with the 10-year treasury already close to 3%.

But all of those things are possibilities…

They have not happened yet!

A full-blown trade war is merely an attention-grabbing headline that will likely have a minimal impact on corporate earnings anyway…

The Fed hasn’t raised rates once yet this year.

And the 10-year yield has been declining over the past week from its high of 2.95%.

So when the market gets startled by the news of potential economic policies going into effect, think about what has actually occurred rather than what could happen.

What has actually occurred are strong earnings reports with lower taxes and gradual rate hikes.

All positive things for the stock market!

By keeping in mind the positive aspects of your trading thesis, if stocks fall, you’ll have the strength to keep your wits about you when others are losing theirs.

As long as the fundamentals are strong and the companies are beating earnings, then cast aside the other news that might spook the markets.

One of my favorite quotes comes from one of the most prominent investors of all time, Pierpont Morgan.

When Morgan was approached by a young man seeking guidance in what the stock market will do, Morgan responded, “I believe the market will fluctuate.”

Since Morgan’s death in 1913, the Dow Jones has increased over 31,000%.

And during that time, the market has seen many recessions, depressions, corrections, and profit-taking.

Cannons and trumpets will fluctuate the markets.

But with a keen eye for trends, traders will always have the opportunity to generate alpha.

Go out there and take what’s yours!

Alan Knuckman

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Alan Knuckman

Alan hails from the home of options trading in Chicago, where he began working as a clerk on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). Beginning with his days on the floor, Alan’s worked with all aspects of the options markets for the past 25+ years.

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