Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Free Options Webinar April 24

Investors Traders, meet the Full-Time Traders Whose Products Are Used by Barron's Online, Townsend Analytics, and Reuters!

If you're a full-time trader (no day job) or you plan to be . . . then this free one-hour webinar is for you.

BTW, when I say full-time, I mean supporting yourself with your trading income.

You can certainly judge a webinar by the quality of those presenting it.

But what about the quality of those attending it?

What If You Could Get Access To a Class That Was Almost Exclusively Attended By Full-Time Traders Instead Of Wannabe's?

On Thursday, April 24th, 9 p.m. Eastern Time you can, just click here.

When Scott Landers, Geoff Bysshe and Keith Schneider do a webinar, it fills up. They are the guys who created products currently used by Barron's Online, Reuters and Townsend Analytics' RealTick product.

So, as you might guess, they're in high demand. In fact, the last time they did a trading seminar for us, it was filled to capacity with over 1000 traders attending...

I'm serious when I say you need to register early for this. Last time we had so many attendees that hundreds were locked out . . . reserve your place for this encore presentation.

Click here to go to register:

And their seminars don't fill up with just anyone. Over half of the attendees are bona-fide, real-deal, full-time traders . . . no safety, no day job, I'm talking about real traders.

People who are actually supporting themselves by trading!

It takes something pretty impressive to fill a room up with people who are living the market, day in and day out.

And here's something even more interesting . . .

91.4% of their seminar attendees come back multiple times for more training.

Does This Fit You?

If you're like most people, you probably want to go full-time with your trading. You probably want to quit your day job and live life knowing YOU have the unique knowledge and skill to be able to pull that off . . . to be able to support yourself in comfort.

To live with the confidence in knowing that no matter what the market does, you'll come out on top because you absolutely know when to get in, when to stay in... but most importantly, when to get OUT of a trade.

That's confidence . . . that's power.

These three expert traders are at the top of their game and I've convinced them to give a free one-hour webinar on two powerful concepts that almost no one in the trading world is talking about.

Powerful Concept #1 -- As you know, finding the right scenario is the first step in an options trade, and one of the hardest.

So, the first insider strategy you're going to learn about is something they call the "Cone System." This system:

Is simple (In fact any third-grader could do it)

Absolutely tells you when to scale and when to GET OUT

Immediately sends up a red warning flag when a trade isn't doing what you expected

Works on any time frame, short or long (This makes it perfect for options traders.)

Tells you in which direction and how strong the market is moving

Just to be clear here - They aren't going to tell you how great the system is, and then charge you to teach it to you at a later date . . . nope.

They're going to lay it all out for you right here. In full.

No strings, no tricks. But that's not all . . .

Powerful Concept #2 --They're also going to be talking about some of the hidden influences on your trading...stuff straight from their "Unlock Your Trading DNA" course.

Keith, Geoff & Scott have taught hundreds of traders how to select the optimal trading system based on each person's unique personality strengths.

It has a lot to do with emotional awareness and how it can maximize your trading edge.

In the webinar, you're going to learn to minimize losses and manage risk by getting a handle on your trading DNA.

For Example

Ever Know how your personality affects your trading outcome?

Want to know how NOT to trade if you're not good at following rules?

Do you understand how your inner beliefs about money influence your trading success?

A sure-fire trading system and life-changing insight into your trading DNA. I'm serious. This f.r.e.e. webinar is going to get you way down the road to trading your way right out of your day job. You don't want to miss this.

Click here now and reserve your space:

One of the things I love about these guys is that they aren't selling some 'magic-bullet', 'holy-grail', trading system. What they teach is that it's more important to find the system that works for you, than it is to find the 'system that works for everybody'. (Which of course, doesn't exist)


Okay, but now I have a warning for you . . . well, actually TWO warnings.

First, this class is going to fill up. We're expecting a full house.

A.) Because these guys have really great material and come at this thing from a fresh and truly effective direction.


B.) Because we're sending this out to our entire membership.

So, a word to the wise, register right now while you're thinking about it. Last time we invited them to do a webinar, our room completely filled up and hundreds of people totally missed out.

Don't let that happen to you . . .

Second, this is a one-hour webinar . . . with lots of information.

There is going to be real meat in this class. Some really good content that, frankly, you can't get anywhere else.

But these guys are no fools . . .

When full-time investors take their classes, over 90% renew for another class. And those classes aren't free like this one is. What I'm saying is when someone goes to one of their seminars, they come back.

People can't get enough because what they learn really changes their trading results.

And these aren't just any people coming back again and again . . . these are seen-it-all, been-around-the-block, full-time traders.

So don't miss out. Just visit the registration page. It will take you all of 15 seconds, and you'll have your place reserved.

If you don't do this now, chances are good you'll probably forget or get turned away... Don't let that happen to you!

Remember to mark your calendar . . . the class is Thursday April 24, 2008, at 9:00 PM Eastern Time. (8:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Mountain, and 6:00 PM Pacific) You don't want to miss this.

Click here to reserve your space now.

See you there. Trade Smart. Not Often.

Good day, good investing and trading!

PS. Remember, this one-hour webinar is f.r.e.e. and the last one we had these guys do for us maxed out in a hurry. You'll learn the 'Cone System'...a simple, easy-to-use technique that absolutely tells you when to scale and when to get out of a

Plus, you'll come away understanding the key components of your trading DNA and how to capitalize on it. I'll see you on the webinar!

Here's that registration page again.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Weekly Stock Pick

After scanning seven thousand charts as I usually do every weekend, I’ve come up with this week’s weekly stock pick. The scan produced mostly short-sell candidates this week. The scan did produce a long candidate on a weekly basis that grabbed my attention. Being that it’s a pick from scanned weekly data, this pick could take longer to move one way or the other because it was based on weekly chart and quote data, instead of daily data. None the less, picks like this have the potential to earn the most amount of return on investment in the long term.

My weekly stock pick this week is a long position candidate. Tuckcell Telecom, Ticker TKC

TKC Trade Setup

Entry: Buy-Stop $20.25
Stop-Loss: 18.58
Take Profit: Leave open and adjust trailing stop-loss on the way up.

Turkcell Company Profile

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. (Turkcell) is a Turkey-based company active in the wireless telecommunications services industry. The Company offers mobile voice and data services, such as calls, voice and text messaging, Internet access, information, e-mail services, support services and disabled services, over its global system for mobile communications (GSM) network. Turkcell has coverage in all settlements in Turkey that have a population of more than 3,000. As of February 29, 2008, it signed contracts with 573 operators in 197 countries. The Company also signed general packet radio service (GPRS) roaming contracts with 311 operators in 128 countries. Turkcell has 9.9 million subscribers in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Moldova through its subsidiary, Fintur Holdings B.V.; 300,000 subscribers in the Northern Cyprus, and 7.6 million subscribers in Ukraine through its subsidiary, LLC Astelit. The Company has also been listed in New York Stock Exchange since July 11, 2000.

Turkcell Fundamental Information

Turkcell has about 57% market share as of December 31, 2007 in a 3 telecom operator environment, and by far has the strongest operator in brand image, customer satisfaction, network coverage and profitability. Turkcell offers exposure to six other high growth markets with additional population of approximately 80 million on top of sizable 70.6 million people in Turkey, with strong operational & financial performance with its large subscriber base and high margins. Turkcell has revenues of US$6,328.6 million, EBITDA of US$2,627.1 million and net income of US$1,350.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2007. As of December 31, 2007 its number of subscribers has reached 35.4 million, and is the only company in Turkey with NYSE listing as a result complying with Sarbanes Oxley as well as local capital market requirements. Turkcell has superior advantage against its competition in terms of coverage and capacity with population coverage of 97.8% as of December 31, 2007.

Turkcell main competitors are Vodafone, ticker VOD, and Orascom Haci which are privately held.

Turkcell is currently capitalized at $17.73B, with a P/E of 13.13, a dividend of 0.47, with a high beta of 2.29, on a average daily traded volume of 1.73M shares, with a current of EPS of 1.53, of which only 7% are institutionally owned.

Turkey as an economy, has economic achievements and an inflation rate falling from 70% levels to 8% levels and interest rates falling from 100% to 20% levels in the 2001 to 2007 period with political stability with a commitment of structural reforms, EU accession process, strong IMF relations and growing international investments into the country. Turkey is a unique investment opportunity with its impressive GDP growth in recent years. Turkey’s expected GDP growth is continued to be at approximately 5% levels going forward vs. 2% in average in Europe which is about 15 EU countries. Suggesting further room for growth with approximately 88% mobile line penetration as of December 31, 2007, Turkey is one of the lowest penetrated markets in Europe. Turkey has the youngest and most dynamic population in Europe with around 35% of the population below age 19 forming a great base of future potential, along with its continuous population growth compared to negative growth in other global emerging countries.

Turkcell Dividend Policy

The Board of Directors of Turkcell intends to distribute cash dividends in an amount of not less than 50% of Turkcell's distributable profits, based on the financial statements prepared in accordance with the accounting principles accepted by the Capital Markets Board of Turkey, for each fiscal year. On February 27, 2008, the Turkcell Board of Directors decided to recommend distribution of cash dividends in an amount of approximately TRY648.7 million (approximately US$546.0 million as of February 27, 2008) representing a 14% increase compared to approximately TRY567.0 million (approximately US$411.9 million) a year ago. This corresponding to 50% of Turkcell's distributable income of the current year, based on the financial statements prepared in accordance with the accounting principles accepted by the Capital Markets Board of Turkey. This dividend proposal is to be evaluated and decided upon at the Ordinary General Assembly of Shareholders to be held on April 25, 2008. This represents a net and gross cash dividend of TRY0.2948699 (approximately US$0.248165 as of February 27, 2008) per ordinary share with a nominal value of TRY1 and approximately TRY0.737174 (approximately US$0.620412 as of February 27, 2008) per ADR.

Click here to review and trial the Trading Software we used in determining our long position on TKC.

Good day, good investing and trading!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Big Financial Meltdowns

Big Financial Meltdowns Come from Dysfunctional Beliefs About the Markets

By Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

Click here for Dr. Van Tharp's 2008 Trading Workshops

When I read about Nick Leeson and how his behavior led to the downfall of Barings Bank in 1995, I said that there would be many more rogue traders. Let’s look at the record since Nick Leeson lost $1.4 billion and brought down a bank that had been around since 1762. It’s been 13 years and the following rogue traders have made the media.

John Rusnak hid losses of almost $700 million at Allied Irish Bank and his total losses were nearly twice that. To make back his losses, he secretly bet $7.5 billion on the yen rising against the dollar and the trade didn’t go in his favor.

Toshihide Iguchi lost $1.1 billion through unauthorized bond trading through Daiwa Bank. He had covered up his losses for a decade and they were only discovered in 1995.

Yasuo Hamanaka lost $2.6 billion for Sumitomo Corporation in 1997. He was once thought to be the king of the copper market, controlling 5% of the global copper market. But much of his trading was a fraud, covered up for over a decade.

Peter Young lost about $900 million for Morgan Grenfell. If this fund had not been part of Deutsche Bank, it would have fallen like Barings. Peter was diagnosed as being schizophrenic.

Jerome Kerviel recently lost $7 billion, the largest such loss to date for Societe Generale by hiding massive losses. He said he did it so he’d earn a big bonus on the profits he’d hoped to make.

That’s six incidences in 13 years, totaling $13.7 billion or more than a billion per year. I guess the big banks of the world can afford to lose a billion dollars per year to rogue traders because nothing has changed. Why? In my opinion, banks create an atmosphere that is anti-trading.

First, bank traders don’t know how much money they are trading and they don’t even know how much money they can lose before they lose their job. This means they cannot practice position sizing.

Second, the person in charge of trading usually comes to the bank from an area other than trading. One of them actually said to me once, “Van, I don’t want any of our traders to make more than 20%!” I should have said, “Twenty percent of what?” because none of them had a fixed trading amount. Instead I said, “Why?” His response was, “Because if they make 20%, then they could lose 20%. Furthermore, if they make 20%, they’ll want huge trading bonuses and then they’ll get paid more than me.” I was stunned and I never forgot that comment. This was the Treasurer at a huge New York Bank.

The third problem is consensus trading. The traders have a meeting each month to decide what the markets are going to do. And, as a trader, you are probably in trouble if you make trades against the group consensus and lose money. Yet group consensus trading has nothing to do with good trading.

And last, but not least, every trader is supposed to make trades every day, even if there is nothing to do. There is an attitude of “We pay you to trade, not to sit back and do nothing.” So is it any wonder that I predicted many more rogue traders to come?

In my opinion, a thorough understanding of position sizing and setting up accounts that allow position sizing would do much to eliminate the possibility of such fraud. When people can just trade for the bank through the bank’s accounts, it’s hard to have checks and balances, but if traders had their own accounts, then such fraud would be much more difficult.

However, there is still another problem: the belief that risk and account variability are the same. This belief has the potential to produce even bigger losses. In my opinion, it's at least partially responsible for the Long Term Capital Management collapse and for the subprime crisis that is now sending shock waves throughout the system.

Click here learn more about Van Tharp at International Institute of Trading Mastery.

Good day, good investing and trading!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Exchanged Traded Funds Revisited

I have to make this quick because the info in this message will be useless in 72 hours (or less, depending on when you get this).

Unless you've been living under a rock, you saw the massive release last week of 30+ year trader Bill Poulos's ETF Profit Driver home study course.

He sold out of his alloted 450 copies and is already working with his charter group of students to show them how to 'corner' the stock market without actually owning any stocks by using these 'under the radar' markets -- Exchange Traded Funds.

Well, here's what happened.

Bill got flooded with a good number of requests after the door closed last week from individuals who didn't act quickly enough because they were waiting either to file their taxes or were waiting for their tax refund check to show up.

(For my non-U.S. readers, April 15th is tax day in the U.S....)

So to appease this 'angry mob', Bill decided to open up access to his course ONE MORE TIME, but only through April 17th, Thursday, at 11:59pm Eastern . . . and there's another catch: He's only letting 50 more people in.

While most of these requests for a 'second chance' came from U.S. traders, to be fair, Bill decided to open this to everybody - no matter where you live.

But it IS first come, first served . . . and when the last 50 copies are gone - they're gone.

Insane Bonus Time

But because the inventory of courses is even more scarce for this second chance offer, Bill decided to do something I've never seen him do before... not ever in the 7 year history of his company.

He's giving away a rare preview of Module 2 of the ETF Profit Driver course. You actually get about 75% of that complete module, which teaches one of the 4 methods he reveals in the course.

This preview is on a self-destruct timer, though, and it will go offline to coincide with his Thursday deadline.

Click Here To Get It

Even though it's a little crazy, I understand why he's doing this:

It weeds out the tire kickers so that only those individuals who are ready to supercharge their portfolios with the extremely lucrative ETF market will get to do so.

But that's not all . . .

Options, Anyone?

This is another rarity . . .

Bill also recorded a brand new 58 minute, 18 second bonus tutorial that shows you how to trade options on his ETF methods!

He was planning on selling this to his current ETF students as an 'upsell', somewhere in the $100 - $200 range.

However, in the spirit of 'under promise & over deliver', he decided to throw it in 'on the house', if you take action and pick up his ETF Profit Driver course today.

So not only do you get the added profit potential ETFs can add to your portfolio, but you get the added leverage options can bring to the mix.

But like the preview video above, this options trading bonus expires Thursday also.

How To Get It

Hopefully you're reading this message before Friday . . .

If so, here's what you should do next:

1. Click here to go check out the complimentary ETF Profit Driver Module 2 preview NOW:

(And at the very least TAKE NOTES before it goes offline.)

2. Click here to reserve your copy of the ETF Profit Driver here:

(Choose the 3-pay option if you want, and get in on Bill's 90 day trial.)

I know Bill has a full schedule the rest of the year with other courses and materials, and the ETF Profit Driver is NOT on his schedule as far as I can tell. So after Thursday, I can't say when or if you can get this breakthrough course again.

Good day, good investing and trading!

P.S. Remember... ETFs give you all the advantages of stocks, but with quite a bit less risk.

You can discover all the advantages by clicking here.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Weekly Stock Pick

My weekly stock pick comes during a time of current market conditions that look like more stocks are going down than up. In fact after scanning the charts, I don’t see any low risk high reward long positions in the market yet. Sure, some will say many stocks look cheap, and I would agree. The bottom line is they can become much more cheaper until investors and traders are ready to start betting big. In the meantime, if you’re a long-term investor, you could start accumulating bit by bit if you absolutely want to buy something. If you’re a trader, and like selling short, then in my opinion this current market environment is the market for you.

My weekly stock pick is a short-sale. Allete Corp. Ticker ALE.

ALE Short-Sale Trade Setup:

Entry: Sell-Stop 39.95

Stop-Loss: 42.00 or slightly above

Take Profit: Short Term 38.13 – 37.22, Intermediate Term 34.42 – 33.67, Long Term 32.98 – 32.26

ALLETE provides affordable, reliable energy services in the upper Midwest and has significant real estate holdings in Florida. ALLETE’s electric utility, Minnesota Power, serves 141,000 residents, 16 municipalities and several large industrial customers. ALLETE also owns a lignite mine in North Dakota, BNI Coal, and Superior Water, Light and Power in Superior, Wisconsin.

I like the energy sector in the USA and globally long-term. I just see ALE taking a correction near and intermediate term with the general market in its current downtrend. Many analysts are positive on ALE. The PE ratio is reasonable at 12. With the recession economy slowdown in the USA right now, I don’t think ALE stock price can keep performing to the upside until a downside correction takes place.

ALE direct competitors are stock tickers LNT, OTTR, and XEL.

Recent ALE News

Feb 15, 2008. ALLETE reports 2007 EPS of $3.08, 11% higher than in 2006

ALLETE (NYSE:ALE) today reported 2007 net income of $87.6 million on revenue of $841.7 million, compared to $76.4 million in net income and $767.1 million in revenue in 2006. Diluted earnings per share from continuing operations rose 11% to $3.08 from $2.77 in 2006.

"We are pleased with our financial performance in 2007, especially when considering the difficult market conditions faced by our real estate business," said Chairman, President, and CEO Donald J. Shippar.

Income from ALLETE's Energy business segments was $65.9 million for 2007 compared to $52.4 million in the preceding year. Weather-related kilowatt-hour sales increases, a full year's earnings contribution from the company's investment in the American Transmission Company, higher rates at Superior, Water, Light & Power and the addition of two new municipal full requirements customers all contributed to the improvement. These increases were partially offset by higher operation and maintenance expenses during the year, compared to 2006. The Energy business also benefited from a lower effective tax rate in 2007.

Income from ALLETE's Real Estate segment was $17.7 million in 2007 versus $22.8 million in 2006 due to decreased demand for property during the year.

ALLETE continues to expect 2008 earnings per share to be within a range of $2.70 to $2.90, with about 10 to 20 percent from the real estate segment. Shippar also noted that the company's board of directors recently announced a 5% dividend increase.

Click here to review and Trial For Free the Trading Software we used in determining our short position on ALE.

Good day, good investing and trading.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Traders Self-Assessment Survey

Time for a Self-Assessment by Van K. Tharp, Ph.D.

Click here for Dr. Van Tharp's Current April Peak Performance 101 & 102 Trading Workshops in Cary North Carolina.

One of my primary roles as president of the International Institute of Trading Mastery, Inc. is to be a coach to some of the best traders and investors in the world. And, just like any coach, I focus on making sure that the people I am working with are following the fundamentals.

In 2008, we are starting the second major downleg (in my opinion) of a huge secular bear market. Real inflation (see www.shadowstatistics.com) is running over 12% (16% if you use M3, the total growth of money in the country); the U.S. dollar is declining in value; the Federal Reserve commissioned a report that says the U.S. is bankrupt, and we have a monstrous credit crisis in our midst. However, crisis can also mean opportunity. But these are very difficult markets, as are most bear markets, and you must be able to follow the fundamentals of your craft.

With peak performance trading in mind, I decided to develop a quick 15-point questionnaire for you to evaluate yourself. Take it yourself and pass it on to your friends. I’m sure you’ll all get some insights about your performance.

Answer each question with a true or false answer.

1) I have a written a business plan to guide my trading/investing.

2) I have read Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom, the 2nd Edition of Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom and I keep up with Tharp’s Thought. As a result, I think I understand the big picture. (A true answer doesn’t necessarily mean you agree with my viewpoint on the big picture.)

3) I am totally responsible for my trading results, and, as a result, I can continually correct my mistakes. (If part 2 is false, all of this is false)

4) I can honestly say that I do a good job of letting my profits run and cutting my losses short.

5) I have at least three trading strategies that I can use that fit the big picture.

6) For trading strategy one, I have collected an R-multiple distribution of at least 50 trades (i.e., from historical data or live trading).

7) For trading strategy two, I have collected an R-multiple distribution of at least 50 trades (i.e., from historical data or live trading).

8) For trading strategy three, I have collected an R-multiple distribution of at least 50 trades (i.e., from historical data or live trading).

9) For each of my trading strategies, I know the expectancy and the standard deviation of the distribution.

10) I know how each system will perform in each of the following types of markets: up-quiet, up-volatile, sideways-quiet, sideways-volatile, down-quiet, and down- volatile.

11) I have clear objectives for my trading. I know what I can tolerate in terms of drawdowns, and I know what I want to achieve this year.

12) Based upon my objectives, I have a clear position-sizing strategy to meet those objectives.

13) I totally understand that I am the most important factor in my trading, and I do more work on myself than any other aspect of my trading/investing.

14) I totally understand my psychological issues, and I work on them regularly.

15) I would consider myself to be very disciplined as a trader /investor.

16) I do the ten tasks of trading on a regular basis. If yes, on the average, how many days per week do you do it? Give one point per day. This one can count up to five points because it is so important.

Okay, now give yourself one point for each true answer. And be honest with yourself. Since question 16 counts up to five points, your total score can be as high as 20.

Now total up your score . . .

Now let’s take a look at how you rate.

15 or more. You have the makings of a great trader/investor, and you probably are doing very well in the market, even this market.

12 – 14. You have a lot of potential, but you are probably making some major mistakes and for many of you, these may be psychological mistakes.

9 – 11. You are way above average, but you haven’t graduated to the big leagues yet. You are like a high school football star, trying to move to the NFL.

6 – 8. You are better than the average investor on the street, but you have a long way to go to hone your skills. You probably need to really work on yourself, on your discipline, and on your trading strategies.

5 or less. You represent the average trader/investor. You probably want someone to tell you exactly what to do and then you expect to make big profits based on the recommendation. And when it doesn’t happen, you look for a better advisor or guru to help you. Guess what? … it doesn’t work that way. But, if you at least answered true to question 12, then you have some potential and, if you are willing to commit yourself to excellence, you could move to the top of the scale in a few years.

Suggestions for Study

I'm not trying to give you a sales pitch here. But for those who will want to know... If you need help with business planning, I recommend the Business Planning CD Series.

If you need help understanding why you are the most important factor in your trading, then I recommend the Peak Performance material, either the home study course or the workshop. If you haven’t done this course yet, I strongly recommend that you do it now. Stop trading and do the course, especially if you are not making money trading. (And it's ok to start with either the home study or the workshop that is just around the corner).

If you don’t understand strategies and expectancy, then I recommend that you do the Systems Home Study Course.

And again, I'm not trying to give you a sales pitch. I just have the utmost confidence that these tools will help you like I've seen them help so many other traders over the years.

About Van Tharp: Trading coach, and author, Dr. Van K. Tharp is widely recognized for his best-selling book Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom and his outstanding Peak Performance Home Study program - a highly regarded classic that is suitable for all levels of traders and investors.

Click here learn more about Van Tharp at International Institute of Trading Mastery.

Good day, good investing and trading!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

2008 Investors SuperConference

Good news, you can retire early, trade for a living, and make your retirement income last as long as you like, plus avoid "Boomerang Retirement" worries forever.

At the 2008 Investors Superconference this June. You'll know how to take your net worth to the next level with proven expert strategies.

Seats being snapped up for this unique Investor Conference, which is going to be held in Orlando this June 5th - 8th.

That's partly because many of you are on the "Priority Notification" list and got a "heads-up" email last week about the $500 Early Registration discount.

Many of you have already enrolled, but if you didn't take advantage of it now for the discount before it's gone on April 31st.

At the rate the SuperConference seats are being reserved, our room capacity will fill up and sell out soon. So, this may not be something you want to "sleep on" too long.

Here’s why . . .

If you are even thinking about "retiring early"…

If you’ve always dreamed of trading full-time for a living…

Or if you're already retired, and worried that your retirement income won't last as long as you do, then - you guessed it – the SuperConference is for you!

That's because there will be expert speakers covering the most useful, powerful strategies not seen in this format at any other seminar or conference - to help you find financial security, let you retire and keep you retired.

Or maybe you’re just interested in increasing your net worth from the stock, options, Forex and futures market in general.

No matter where you are on your journey towards financial security, your covered at this year’s Investor SuperConference.

Bigger and Better Than Last Year . . .

Truth be told, the 2008 SuperConference will be even bigger and better than the previous one!

And just listen to what some of last year’s excited attendees had to say below . . .

“My name is Norman Watt, I’m from Wilmington North Carolina. The SuperConference was an excellent educational process for me. I started trading options about a year ago. I’ve been to other conferences before; this one is by far heads and shoulders above the others. I like the mix of people that he has brought in and the talent he has brought in and the overall conference itself.”

“My name is Raghu Ram, I’m from Southern, California and I’m a veteran options trader. I have traded for 11 years, have close to 5000 trades under my belt. These are the best educators one can find.”

“My name is Ernie Swally. I’m from Las Vegas, Nevada and I made my first successful trade today, and I’ve made enough to pay for 3 of these conferences!”

“I learned a whole lot from the weekend I’ve been here. I’ve taken other classes before as far as options go, and after being exposed to Options University, I realized that I’ve been taught options the wrong way. This was a really rewarding weekend for me!”

And, although you’ve already missed the early ‘pre-registration’ pricing for the conference, there are still some great deals to be had!

Click here to review and register for the 2008 Investors Superconference

You can also get an in-depth look at the fantastic speaker lineup we have for you this year above... (Check out the all star line-up of speakers coming to present).

So now you have a decision before you. Continue trading they same way you’ve been trading until now (and continue getting the same results)…

Or come to the 2008 Investor Superconference… and learn entirely new tools to add to your trading arsenal from industry leading experts.

I trust you’ll make the right choice… and I hope to see you in Orlando. Trade Smart, Not Often.

Good day, good investing and trading.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Tax Savings Strategy Guide

Before I forget, there's less than 24 hours left to obtain the "Exchange Traded Funds Profit Driver"

Click here to review and get the "ETF Profit Driver" before its gone.

There's one week until your taxes are due. Have you filed already or have you waited like most of us until the last second? There's good news, you still have time to do your taxes, and for free and easy online.

Click here to do your taxes online free and easy!

Below is the Tax Savings Strategy Guide for regular folks, and a special section for investors and traders. Follow these guidelines to save yourself from paying to much taxes!

Investing Trading Capital Gains Losses Tax Guide

Capital Gains and Losses. What's a capital asset, and how much do I have to pay when I sell? Find out how to report your capital gains and losses on your taxes.

What is a capital gain?

A capital gain is what the tax law calls the profit when you sell a capital asset, which is property such as stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares, and real estate.

What's the difference between a short-term gain and a long-term gain?

A very big difference. The law divides investment profits into different classes determined by the calendar. Short-term gains come from the sale of property owned one year or less; long-term gains come from the sale of property held more than one year. Short-term gains are taxed at your maximum tax rate; long-term gains are taxed at a lower rate.

What is the holding period?

That's the period you hold the property before you sell it. When figuring the holding period, the day you buy property does not count, but the day you sell it does. So, if you bought a stock on April 16, 2006, your holding period began on April 17. Thus, April 16, 2007, would mark the end of the first year. If you sold on that day, you would have a short-term gain or loss. A sale on April 17 would produce long-term results, though, since you would have held the asset for more than one year.

How much do I have to pay?

The tax rate you pay depends on whether your gain is short-term or long-term.

Short-term profits are taxed at your maximum tax rate, just like your salary, up to 35%.

Long-term gains are treated much better. Long-term gains are taxed at a flat 15% except for taxpayers in the 10% or 15% bracket. For low-bracket taxpayers, the long-term capital gains rate is just 5% for 2007 gains and drops to 0% on January 1, 2008. (There are exceptions, of course, since this is tax law: Long-term gains on collectibles-such as stamps, antiques and coins-are taxed at 28%, unless you're in the 10% or 15% bracket, in which case the 10% or 15% rate applies; and gains on real estate attributable to depreciation - since depreciation deductions reduce your cost basis, they also increase your profit dollar for dollar - are taxed at 25%, unless you're in the 10% or 15% bracket. And stocks sold by kids under 19-under 24 if they don't pay half their support-won't qualify for the 0% rate, beginning in 2008. Gain on stocks they sell will be taxed at their parents' rate.)

What is a capital loss?

A capital loss is a loss on the sale of a capital asset such as a stock, bond, mutual fund or real estate. As with capital gains, capital losses are divided by the calendar into short- and long-term losses.

Can I deduct my capital losses?

Losses on your investments are first used to offset capital gains of the same type. So, short-term losses are first deducted against short-term gains and long-term losses are deducted against long-term gains. Net losses of either type can then be deducted against the other kind of gain. So, for example, if you have $2,000 of short-term loss and only $1,000 of short-term gain, the extra $1,000 of loss can be deducted against long-term gain. If short- and long-term losses exceed all of your capital gains for the year, up to $3,000 of the excess loss can be deducted against other kinds of income, including your salary, for example, and interest income.

For more information, see IRS articles Reporting Capital Gains and Losses and Ordinary or Capital Gain or Loss.

Tax Strategies for Investors and Traders

The volatile securities markets make year-end planning challenging for investors. As the year-end approaches, you should consider the following moves to make the best tax use of paper losses and actual losses from your stock market investments.

Sell at a loss to offset earlier gains.

If you have taken down gains earlier in the year from sales of stock held for held for more than one year (long-term capital gains) or from sales of stock held for one year or less (short-term capital gains), look through your portfolio to see about selling some of those shares that now show a paper loss. The best tax strategy is to sell enough of these to shelter your earlier gains and generate a $3,000 loss. Selling to yield this amount of loss is beneficial from a tax perspective because a $3,000 capital loss (but no more) can offset a similar amount of ordinary income each year.

For example, if you have $10,000 of capital gain from the sale of stocks you sold earlier this year and you also have several losing positions, including shares in XYZ Corp., in which you are showing a $15,000 loss. From the tax viewpoint, you should consider selling enough of your XYZ shares to recognize a $13,000 loss. Your capital gains will be offset entirely, and you will have a $3,000 loss to offset a that amount of ordinary income.

If you believe these shares showing a paper loss (the XYZ shares) still have the potential to turn around and eventually generate a profit, you can sell and then repurchase the shares without forfeiting the loss deduction only if you avoid the wash-sale rules. This means you must buy the new shares outside of the period that begins 30 days before and ends 30 days after the sale of the loss stock. However, note that if you expect the price of the shares showing a paper loss to rise quickly, your tax savings from taking the loss may not be worth the potential investment gain you may lose by waiting more than 30 days to repurchase the shares.

You can use earlier year losses to offset gains you would benefit from taking. If you have capital losses on sales earlier in the year, consider whether you should take capital gains on some stocks that you still hold. For example, if you have appreciated stocks that you would like to sell, but don't want to sell if it will cause you to have taxable gain this year, consider just selling enough shares to offset your earlier-in-the-year capital losses (except for $3,000 of those which can be used to offset ordinary income). You should consider selling appreciated stocks now if you believe those stocks have reached (or are close to) the peak price and you also believe that you can invest the proceeds from the sale in other property that will give you a better rate of return in the future.

For example, if you have $20,000 of long-term capital losses from your previous year stock transactions, and $4,000 of short-term capital gains, and you don't have other transactions involving securities or other capital assets for the previous year, you'll end the year with a $16,000 long-term capital loss, of which only $3,000 can be used to shelter ordinary income. The $13,000 balance of the loss could be used to offset gain on appreciated stock that you want to sell but which you would not sell now if you had to pay tax on the gain recognized on the sale.

If this applies to you, and your holdings showing a paper gain consist of stocks you haven't held for more than one year, as well as stocks you have held for more than one year, you should consider selling those stocks on which you will have short-term gain first, and then stocks that would yield long-term gain. This way, you'll be in a better position to wind up with gain taxed at favorable rates when you sell other stocks with paper gains. To the extent possible, you should also try to use long-term capital losses to offset short-term capital gains. This can be done, however, only if the total of your long-term capital losses is more than your long-term capital gains. Deferring long-term capital gains until next year is one way of achieving this goal.

As individual taxpayers can carry over capital losses indefinitely, there is no reason to sell appreciated stocks just to have offsetting gains. If you don't have a better investment for the proceeds of a sale of these stocks, don't sell them. You can carry over your capital losses to next year when you may have a better chance to make use of the losses. You can also offset another $3,000 of the carried over losses against ordinary income next year (and in succeeding years if the full amount of the capital loss carryover is not used next year).

When should gain on the sale of stock this year be taken this year even if you don't have offsetting losses? A previous year sale of paper-gain stocks you have held for more than one year may make sense (even if you haven't recognized losses) if you will be in the 15% bracket this year, for example, due to large business net operating losses that will offset most of your ordinary income, but expect to be in the 28% bracket in the following year. By selling this year rather than next, part or all of the gain will be taxed at a maximum rate of only 10% (instead of 20%).

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Good day and good tax filing!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Portfolio Supercharging

Last week I let you in on the charter release of a brand new home study course that reveals how to supercharge your portfolio in less than 20 minutes a day using an 'under the radar' market . . .

Of course, I'm talking about Exchange Traded Funds, or ETFs . . . and if you haven't already figured out the quickest and most effective way to add a step-by-step trading strategy using ETFs, you may be leaving a TON of profit potential on the table.

Nearly 500 traders have already figured that out in less than a week, as they snapped up their copies of this flagship trading course, the ETF Profit Driver.

Well, if you've checked the website lately, then you know that only 68 copies of the course remain and the offer will be closed for good on Tuesday, April 8th, at 11:59pm Eastern (New York time).

See the latest inventory count by clicking here:

On The Verge of an ETF "Feeding Frenzy"

If you're not that familiar with ETFs, that's understandable. They've been 'under the radar' for over a decade... but savvy traders who spotted their potential early on have been quietly padding their portfolios with ETF positions for YEARS.

And now we're on the verge of an ETF 'feeding frenzy' as more traders 'clue in' to what's been going on right under their noses.

So that's why I was excited to see the introduction of the ETF Profit Driver, developed by 30+ year market veteran Bill Poulos.

And I really encourage you to take it for a test drive before it comes off the market on Tuesday.


Well, I was thinking about what specifically it is that I like the best about this course and what sets it above most of the other methods and courses I've seen. Here's what I came up with:

Complete: This is by far the most complete ETF trading course I've ever seen. Period. There's material to get beginners going quickly, and it's structured in such a way that more experienced traders can jump right into the "meat" of the methods.

Further, it's a multimedia powerhouse -- from the screen capture CD-ROM videos to the full color reference manual to the detailed "trading blueprints". It's designed to make sure you really understand all the concepts quickly and effectively.

Clear: Bill's teaching style is among the best I've ever seen. He speaks in a clear, nurturing way that steps you through all the material. It's very apparent why so many traders keep coming back to Bill's courses.

Constant: I think of this as the "surprise" of the course. Bill constantly follows-up with his students after they get his course. He mentions this on his report, but I really believe this is the true value of his course. His students receive regular new bonus video lessons, and Bill is fanatical about offering concise, thoughtful answers to his students' questions.

So that's what stands out for me about the ETF Profit Driver. And frankly, I'll even go out on a limb and say that if you can't succeed in the ETF markets with Bill's course, then you probably never will. That's how powerful his methods are.

Fair Warning

I cannot promise that copies of the ETF Profit Driver will be available when you visit the web page - it may already be completely sold out.

If that's the case, please put your name on the waiting list. However, be forewarned that Bill did tell me that he doesn't plan on doing another major release of this course until 2009 . . . so if it's gone by the time you get to the web site, you may
have to wait a very long time to get a copy.

If any copies are left, you can claim one by clicking here:

Good day, good investing and trading!

P.S. I just checked Bill's real-time inventory counter before sending this email to you and it now reads 57 copies available. Time is running out. You can check it by clicking here:

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Exchange Traded Funds Free Video

I just got a brand new 15 minute, 10 second trading video you need to see . . . it's all about why mutual funds could be poisoning your IRA . . . and how to supercharge it back to health with a 'mutual fund killer'.

You can see it by clicking here:

No name or email needed to see it - that's the direct page.

Here's what you'll discover in this quick trading video lesson:

The top 5 dangers of mutual funds and how to avoid them.

The top 4 reasons Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are a mutual fund killer, and why you're leaving huge profit potential on the table if you DON'T have ETFs as part of your trading strategy.

The top 3 mistakes most individuals make with ETFs, and how to avoid them.

You'll also see a very recent example of a sweet trade with an ETF that shows how critical it is to place your stop where you don't expect the market to go . . . you need to see this.

Finally, you'll see how powerful a 2-step exit strategy can be to capture as much quick profit as possible with every trade you make.

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Good day and good exchange traded funds investing and trading!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

ETF Profit Driver Now Available!

Be sure to read this short note because . . . THE TIDE JUST TURNED in the trading community.

Here's what's up . . .

In the past 2 weeks, over 50,000 traders have bombarded a special, "insiders" trading website all about a new way to supercharge your portfolio.

You might even call it an "underground" website because everything it exposes challenges what 90% of all traders have held to be true for years.

So if you have ANY interest in discovering how to supercharge your portfolio (regardless of what you trade) in less than 20 minutes a night, you're in for a TREAT today.

223 TRADERS "GOT IT" - Will you?

In just the past 24 hours, over 223 traders already got their hands on what history will likely call a turning point in using Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to ramatically boost your portfolio's profit potential.

I'm talking about a truly groundbreaking way to trade ETFs that takes less than 20 minutes a night.

Hint: it's NOT day trading.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a preview copy of this technique a few weeks ago and I'm absolutely floored by what's being revealed in this limited-edition trading course.

CAUTION: This is NOT for "systems junkies", or individuals who like to let others make their trading decisions.

But it IS for traders who like to have FULL CONTROL of their destiny in the markets.

227 MORE "GET IT" - But it may be too late . . .

The 30+ year trading veteran who's "spilling the beans" on his totally unique twist on ETFs is only releasing 450 copies of his course that has the power to help you supercharge your portfolio like never before.

And he only has 227 more copies to move.

So if you want to:

Vanquish the pressure, strain, and stress normally associated
with trading...

Double your profit potential with half the effort by harnessing the power of a specialized ETF designed to pad your portfolio if the market tanks.

Drastically reduce your trading time by spending less than 20 minutes a night "in the trenches".

Practically "rub out" account-crippling losses with simple yet profound risk management strategies only a few select traders are using. It's like having an ETF "risk shield" so you're protected at all times . . . then check out the open letter the developer of this 4-pronged approach to ETFs put together for you:

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I hope you find it as inspiring as I have.

Good day and good trading!

P.S. I've seen this developer's trading courses disappear in a matter of days in the past, and it's a near certainty it will happen again . . . so IF YOU VALUE YOUR TIME, I really urge you to check out his letter here, and then ask yourself how what he has
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