The warning sirens are going off.
Things may have been calm early in 2013 with the market hitting all-time highs. But now falling commodity prices, an imploding bond market and certain skyrocketing inflation with all the Fed’s money printing, are about to wreak havoc on retirement portfolios.
I’m about to show you how you can maximize your gains through more proactive investments that can help protect your wealth and make you some big money during the next market decline.
I know this could be challenging for you. Over the years you have been schooled that you should buy-and-hold for the long term, that stocks always go up over time and taking some hits along the way is the price you have to pay to build wealth. And in many market environments buy-and-hold is an approach I agree with for most investors.
But during decades like the 2000’s investors lost so much ground and sacrificed so much of their hard earned wealth in the three market crashes, that today it is worth taking a more pro-active approach with at least some of your money.
You see during times of inflation and uncertainty markets become far more volatile creating huge opportunities for those who can take advantage of them.
Today, taking no action at all is one of the riskiest approaches you can take.
While those on fixed incomes blindly adhering to outdated asset allocation models could be crushed later this year, a handful of smart, savvy traders are positioning themselves now to make a fortune in the coming year.
They are taking advantage of this huge opportunity to make a lifetime worth of trading profits in very little time—using just a small percentage of their total portfolio.
And here’s the best part. It’s all possible by making an average of just ONE trade a week. In a moment I’m going to show you how easy it is for you to join them without risking a dime.
I recommend all investors dedicate a small portion of their portfolio for more proactive trading strategies. 2013 is going to provide a feast of opportunities for nimble investors and smart traders who are prepared to take advantage of these massive up and down trends.
Today I’d like to introduce you to a simple, easy to follow, wealth building plan for that aggressive part of your portfolio that can help you cash-in on emerging major economic trends and profit waves like these. A plan that can help keep your nest egg growing when the bond market—and even stocks—eventually crash.
Recently I’ve been sharing some startling new research with my readers that could soon ripple through every single part of the world’s economy in the coming year.
A Lifetime's Worth of Profits in the Next 12-18 Months
In 2013 with the early market rally, instability in the Eurozone, fluctuating commodity prices and a bond market about to bust, we are setting up for a monster trading year that could be your best year ever. I want you to be there with us.
When we are right about a major trend or economic event—like we were about $100 oil, and over $1,000 gold—we pounce on it immediately and relentlessly throughout the year — often times leading to some hefty trading profits along the way.
In the middle of 2012 for instance our research showed that commodities were going to have a strong but volatile year. As a result we bagged some nice winners like these:
The strong momentum continued in early 2013 as we piggybacked a one week profit wave in the energy sector for a quick one-two profit punch handing us back to back gains like these…
Striking for a Quick 35% Profit in Just One Day!
Two weeks into 2013 we identified a fast moving opportunity to cash in on the rising price of crude oil which had just hit a four month high. There were signs that the economy was picking up steam, and we knew that as had happened in the past, oil & drilling companies would rise right along with it.
So on January 16th we sent out a Trade Alert to our subscribers telling them to buy the Noble Corporation (NE) March 38 call option—which would give them huge profits if the stock price went up.
Here’s a bit of what we said:
Energy stocks have been acting well lately, aided by crude oil prices having climbed to a four-month high and encouraging economic reports that point to an increased demand for oil. One stock in the sector that has caught our eye is offshore contract driller Noble Energy (NE).
The stock has moved up in nice fashion recently, but it has still lagged its peers. Our interpretation of the stock’s price chart is that additional gains in the shares will follow near term.
And just one day later, that is exactly what happened. The shares of NE rose from $37.33 to $39.41 giving us a fast 35% profit on our call option in just one day!
Smoking Sister Stock Hands Us a 28% Gain Just Seven Days Later
Where there is smoke there is often fire. The same applies to trading. As we mentioned earlier once we find profits in particular sector we tend to ride that profit wave trading various companies in the sector for as long as the trend remains intact.
The quick 35% profit in NE immediately led us to a sister stock that we noticed was also lagging its peers. A drilling manufacturer National Oilwell Varco (NOV).
Our research told us this stock could rise several points to the mid $70s, so on January 17 we immediately invested our NE profits into the NOV May 72.50 call option. And just seven days later on January 24 with the stock hitting the mid 70’s as we had predicted, we captured a 28% gain.
The lesson here?
When trading it almost never pays to fight the trend whether the trend is based on reality or perception. When Wall Street wants a stock or sector to go up, they make sure it happens one way or the other. The big money is usually made by following this big money, not betting against it.
This year with the sheer magnitude of the coming bond market collapse, the profit net will be cast five, ten, to fifty times wider across a plethora of interest rate sensitive industries. This is just the calm before the storm.
Huge trading profits are setting up in all interest rate sensitive sectors including housing, banks, autos, commodities, retail, financial institutions, transportation, alternative energy, and many others.
And you can participate right along with us by making an average of just one trade a week.
As you can see, all of the big trading profits from the commodity sector last year came in a matter of days via options trades. Options are one of three “Shortcut-to-Riches strategies we use. Let’s take a quick look at why options play such a critical role.
Options Let You Invest Just a Small Percentage of Your Portfolio While Letting You Profit Like You Are 100% Invested
One of the best things about options trading is that it allows you to invest just a fraction of your total portfolio, while controlling a much larger investment. Plus, they are a lot simpler to invest in then Wall Street wants you to believe.
Buying options can be as simple as buying stocks. Each option has its own symbol for you to use when placing your trade and most trades are either call options or put options. We buy call options when we think the stock is going to rise, and buy put options when we feel the stock is going to go down.
One big difference is that to make money with options you need to be right about both the direction of the stock and the timing. Options can also help you minimize risk.
For example if you think Facebook will go up in the next 30 days you could buy 100 shares of the stock at say $30 that would cost you $3,000. Or you could buy a call option instead that gives you the right to buy 100 shares of the stock at what is called the “strike price.”
The cost of the option contract is often only a fraction of what it would cost to invest in the 100 shares of the stock itself. For instance the cost to own the option could be $3.00 a share so instead of paying $3,000 to own the stock you pay just $300.
If the stock goes up from $30 to $35 before its expiration date your $3,000 investment in buying 100 shares outright turns into $3,500—a $500 (17%) gain. However, the value of the option would rise to about $500—a $200 (67%) gain.
When you are right, you can reap the benefits of the stock rising by paying only a fraction of the cost it would take if you bought the shares outright. Even if the stock were to fall to $15 and the option expired worthless, your loss would be just $300 (the cost of the option) compared to a loss of $1,500 if you bought the 100 shares of stock at $30 and it fell to $15.
Options Can Let You Trade 100 Shares of Google for Just $800
On higher priced stocks the power that leverages options gives you can be even greater. Say you want to buy 100 shares of Apple or Google. It would be tough for the average investor to come up with the $50,000 or $80,000 it would take. But options can let you own and trade the right to buy or sell 100 shares of these stocks for around $500 to $800.
In some cases you risk no more than your original investment of a few hundred dollars while potentially being able to benefit from the entire move of the 100 shares of the stock if you are right on which direction it goes and how quickly it gets there.
The good news is that we do all that work for you. All you have to do is follow our exact trading instructions to participate in these potential big winners. While we prefer to take on limited risk with most of our options trades that doesn't mean we can't hit a homerun every now and then.
Last year we really hit it big with these two monster options trades:
Here’s another trade we closed out in early 2013 that is more typical of what you can expect.
Short Term Turbulence Nails a 36% Gain in Just 7 Days
In late 2012 the financial press was hopping on the big recovery bandwagon predicting more consumers would be taking to the friendly skies once again now that the stock market was up and the value of their homes was coming back.
Long term we agreed, but short-term we felt the optimism was way too high. This often happens due to herd journalism in the financial media that often keep some trends alive that, in reality, are really on their last legs.
The good news is that when the tug of war between perception and reality is on, BIG profit opportunities are right around the corner IF you know how to spot them and take action quickly. That is what happened back in January of this year.
One stock that flashed on our radar screen at this time was United Continental (UAL). The stock had been up around 25% in the prior 3 months and around mid-January was starting to show some short term slippage.
On January 15, 2013 about a week before it was to report earnings the stock had fallen about 3% to 4% in just two days when we decided to act.
We rushed out an urgent Trade Alert telling our subscribers to buy the United Continental Holdings (UAL) March 25 Put Option.
Here’s what we said in this Trade Alert:
“Expectations for UAL are running high judging by the stocks’ recent performance. However, given the still tepid state of the economy, we see the potential for yet another disappointment from the company. If the stock follows the same script as it did in the immediate wake of the last two earnings releases, a correction of several points awaits investors. This would translate into a nice gain for our recommended put option.
What happened next was very nice indeed!
Less than a week later UAL warned that it planned to take $430 million in write-offs related to paying off its pension debt. The result? A 36% gain for our subscribers in just 7 days as the stock fell from $26 to just under $25.
As you know by now buying a put option is like selling short. You profit if the stock goes down—only your gains are multiplied due to leverage and you only have to put up a fraction of the amount of money to own the shares.
In this case, though the stock only fell around 3.75%, the power of leverage in the put option allowed us to capture ten times more profit. What would you rather have — a 3.75% profit or a 36% profit? That’s the powerful profit potential options give you.
Chilly Forecast for Eating-Out Feeds Us a Fat 58% Profit in 4 Days
Back in November 2012 we noticed another long-term trend that was a bit ahead of itself. Wall Street’s forecasts for the restaurant industry had gotten way ahead of itself as they predicted a wave of consumers were about to start eating out once again after years of staying home.
That’s when an opportunity in Brinker International (EAT)—the owner of the Chilli’s Bar & Grill franchise—jumped off the screen at us. The stock had risen more than 60% in the past year before starting a down trend about two months earlier which erased 15% off its share price. The big boys on Wall Street were surely on to something!
So on November 12, 2012 we took action. We rushed out a Trade Alert to our subscribers urging them to buy the EAT Jan. 30 Put Option—which would allow them to capture some hefty profits if the stock slid further.
Here’s what we said in that Trade Alert:
Brinker International (EAT) owns or franchises more than 1,500 restaurants under the Chilli’s Bar & Grill name, primarily located in the United States. At first blush, the stock seems reasonably priced. However, we think a good case can be made that Wall Street’s forecast for the casual dining restaurant company are too high and will come down in the coming months. U.S. consumers are still struggling to make ends meet and with the economic outlook still uncertain, one of the first places for them to save is to curb dining out.
From a technical perspective, after climbing more than 60% from its 52-week low, Brinker has been under pressure for the last two months and is down more than 15% from its high. The stock is sitting on support around $30, but there is a gap in the price chart $2 lower, which is likely the first stop on an even bigger decline.
Just four days later on November 16 we hit pay dirt! The stock dropped more than 6% during this time handing our subscribers a cool 58% profit!
Options Let You Make Money in Up and Down Markets
The most frustrating—and costly—thing about buying stocks for the long run is that you can be doing perfectly fine watching your 401k and other investments grow during good times, but as many investors found out in 2000-2009, sooner or later the party always ends.
All it takes is one market crash to wipe out five or ten years of gains. That’s why playing it safe in 2013 can be one of the most expensive investing mistake you may ever make.
It happened several times during the last ten years including the dot.com crash in March 2000, the financial crisis in 2008, and the mini crash in the summer of 2011.
From 1995 through 1999 the S&P 500 Index gained an average 28.64% a year turning a $100,000 investment into $350,302 during this time. However, over the next three years from 2000-2002 the Index lost a total of 44% wiping out $154,132. That $350,302 had turned into just $196,169 in three years.
More recently from 2003 through 2007 the Index 500 returned an average 13% a year turning a $100,000 portfolio into $184,243. Then in 2008 the financial crisis hit and the Index crashed losing 37% for the year slashing five years of gains. That $184,243 suddenly became $116,073—a loss of $68,000—in just one calendar year.
It’s much worse when you think that many investors suffered through both of these crashes at or near retirement age with no chance to make up that lost time. Those who got over confident during this time and invested in smaller cap NASDAQ stocks lost even more. Some lost as much as 75% to 80% in one year—many while losing their homes or seeing the value of their homes fall as much as 35% to 65% in the hardest hit areas.
That’s why today it’s never been more critical for you to fight the urge to play it too safe with your money. Just having a small portion of your money in trading strategies that protect you—and even make you big money—when the market falls, would have made a huge difference during these crashes. And the next one is coming.
Instead of your portfolio being cut in half and your retirement postponed indefinitely, you could have broken even or even made some decent profits during these scary times.
It’s just not worth the risk of playing it too safe in 2013. Take action now to protect your hard earned wealth before it’s too late.
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If you want to protect yourself from the next market crash, take advantage of today’s biggest investment trends and boost your portfolio performance in the coming year AND do all this by investing just a small fraction of your total portfolio, then you are going to want to learn more about our advisory Aggressive Trader. Here’s why.
Aggressive Trader is a service that…
I like to think of it as a classic old Muscle Car. Like the 1969 Camaro my neighbor owns that sits in his garage 90% of the year. He already owns another reliable family car for everyday use and rarely takes this baby out.
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The Time Has Come to Take Your Financial Future Into Your Own Hands. Don’t Risk Losing Your Retirement by Listening to Wall Street’s Lies and Deception
The worst part about losing money is that the older you get, the more costly it becomes. You simply don’t have time to recover from a 25 to 50% meltdown like we experienced in 2007-09. (And with today’s market starting its fifth year of pretty much uninterrupted gains, you know there is a big correction coming in the not too distant future.)
This is why you must invest a small portion of your money in a more pro-active strategy that will let you make money during times of market mayhem.
Our Aggressive Trader options trades are the perfect vehicle for doing just that. If you can read, enjoy using your computer to keep up with the news and your investments, and have the time it takes (about 15 minutes a week) to make an average of just one trade a week, you can make money trading options with us!
Here’s another example of how…
Options Can Make You Big Money During Market Meltdowns
From July 21, 2011 through October 4, 2011 while the market fell about 16% in ten weeks when the U.S. credit rating was downgraded, Aggressive Trader was able to capture big gains like these while other investors were watching their short lived profitable year go down in flames.
Imagine being able to wake up to news that the market suddenly dropped 300, 500, or even 1,000 points and actually feeling stress free because you knew you had some stock market insurance trades in place that can not only protect you during big market drops, but let you make some big money too!
That’s just one of the many benefits of trading options.
While not all our trades were winners during this time, just knowing you can bag a couple of nice winners like these during big market drops can give you tremendous peace of mind.
Options not only help protect you in down markets, they help protect you if you own a large number of shares in one or two particular stocks by letting you hedge your position in case of an unexpected earnings bomb, lawsuit, or change in leadership in the company like we recently saw in Apple stock the last six months.
Here are a few other options trades we made that took advantage of a drop in the market or a drop in a particular stock.
Notice how fast some of these trades made us money! We hold our trades an average of 15 days. Though from time to time we take profits in just a few days, while holding others for 20 days or more when our indicators tell us to let it ride.
The best part about Aggressive Trader is that we do all the work for you. We simply send you the trades via e-mail, with exact instructions, buy/sell prices, and everything you need to know to place the trade right along with us.
We do all the research, analysis, and grunt work, you simply follow along with our expert trading team.
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Researchers and Stock Traders
Aggressive Trader lets you tap into one of the best research arms in the business for the past 30 years. Every day the Leeb Research team focuses on identifying the major trends that could have the biggest potential impact on your investments.
We decided to take it to the next level by letting our handpicked team of analysts and traders tap into this investable intelligence to give them an extra edge in their short term trading performance which we hope will benefit all our Aggressive Trader subscribers.
You see some of these trends our research identifies take a while to actually ripple through our economy. It’s like turning around a giant cruise ship. It doesn’t happen right away. But those in the know on Wall Street often act months before then.
Beat Wall Street Insiders at Their Own Game!
Right now you are hearing a lot about a housing recovery in the media. But for two or three years before when all you read about was doom and gloom, and horror stories about foreclosures, home building stocks were quietly starting to rise.
Since August 2011 the iShares Dow Jones Home Construction ETF (ITG) has risen from $8.87 to around $24 a share today. That’s close to a 300% gain in price. Most of it made before you heard a whiff about any housing recovery.
Today with the media frenzy over the alleged housing recovery in full swing and some of the stocks in this index already up 400% to 500%, the average investor is now starting to pile on AFTER all the big gains have already been made by Wall Street insiders.
Wouldn’t it be better to have this information even before Wall Street insiders get a whiff—AND be able to aggressively take advantage of these opportunities BEFORE the frenzy sets in! The good news is that now you can.
Finally, there is a way for more aggressive investors to benefit from our research.
As you have just seen, stocks that will be affected by the big emerging trends often start moving much sooner—and often with great volatility as the real story concerning the validity of the trend is often debated in the media until it’s too late to act! Like the housing crisis that some experts—even the Fed—were still denying even while it was happening.
Getting there first, and acting on these major trends and investable intelligence identified by our research is the extra edge Aggressive Trader gives you.
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While it costs millions of dollars for the “privilege” of investing in today’s underperforming hedge funds, you can access our veteran team of researchers and traders who have averaged six winning trades out of every ten with an average gain of 38.7% on these winners since August 2011.
What Sets Aggressive Trader Apart From the Rest
We identify the major trends first, which serve as the foundation for every trade recommendation. It’s an incredible combination that is hard to beat.
Plus, it only takes a few minutes a week to follow along. Since mid-2011 we have only averaged around one trade per week. So you won’t have to worry about being glued to your computer screen 24/7.
Every now and then we hit a monster winner of 100% to 300% like we have just seen but that is not what we strive for. We prefer to be a consistent singles and doubles hitter as opposed for going for the big homerun every time.
Consistently hitting for average—in our case shooting for profits on six out of every ten trades while averaging 35% to 40% on winning trades—lets us come out far ahead of the big all or nothing homerun hitters who may hit some impressive round trippers from time to time but wind up striking out way too often for our comfort.
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