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This is an example of the nightly trading session review for my SPX W.O.R. members.  I’ll teach and show you how to trade this weekly option system which just today, closed the 19th profitable trade out of the last 20.  If you join as a free member, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of my community only offer where you can get into this membership with a $50 discount applied every month for life.  Take the time to review the incredible features this membership provides and the member testimonials that prove its earning potential and if you’re ready, I hope you take advantage.

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Finding Alpha | Identifying Financially Strong Companies

By, Dale Brethauer

In this lesson I will discuss the Financially Strong stocks for 2018. Financially Strong stocks have outperformed the overall market for as far back as we have data.

In this lesson I will discuss and show:

  • These stocks outperform the market,
  • How I choose Financially Strong stocks using the Cash Flow Statement,
  • The 2018 Financially Strong stocks,
  • And, the Best way to trade these stocks.

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Hedging Your Portfolio with Options:  Part I

 By, Dale Brethauer

 

Hello, this is Dale. I have more than 35 years of experience as a professional stock investor and hedge fund manager. Today’s lesson is going to be a two-part session on hedging your portfolio with Options.

The markets been rolling along pretty strong, however there will be pull backs and this strategy can be used whenever you feel that the market is going to have a correction. And I use the 8 and the 21 day exponential moving average line, to tell me when I might want to put a hedge on. The timing is not real critical with this strategy. What we’re trying to do is protect your hard earned money in your portfolio.

What’s Hedging?

Hedging is an investment strategy intended to offset potential losses. So, when the market goes down, we’re going to buy a protective put, to hedge our position.  If the market goes down the put will increase in value and counterbalance the loss you could have in the stock portfolio. When you think it’s going to turn back up, and once again we’re going to be using the exponential moving averages, you sell the put to get out of the hedge. Any profits that we made from that, we’re going to buy additional shares. That way we’re going to compound our shares with the money we made during a correction. This is going to be a two-part lesson.

Part 1 | Overview

The first part, I will discuss the two indicators I use and how to set up your charts on Think or Swim. The first one is the 8 and 21 day exponential moving average line, and the next one is, the Fibonacci extensions. The EMA lines are what I use to get in and get out of a trade. The Fibonacci’s are what I use to see if a correction is overextended. Then we’re going to go over the hedging rules and talk about downside corrections. Downside correction is usually a slow roll over.

It takes a while for the market to slow down and then drop. It usually takes on the average of about four weeks, so, we’ve got plenty of time to recognize when a potential drawdown might happen to go ahead and put our hedge on.  The hedge timing is not that critical because of that slow roll over, and I’m going to show you a couple examples where we put on a hedge 12 days apart, seven days apart and it didn’t make much difference as far as the protection we had on our portfolio and the profits that were made.

Part 2 | Overview

The second part of this lesson we’re going to talk about, which Put Options are we going to use and how far from expiration are we going to buy. Will we use in the money, at the money, out of the money put options? We’re going to talk about which ETFs we want to use to hedge.  Then I’m going to go through the process, and we’re going to take 2016 as an example, and I’m going to take you step by step, what I saw, what I did as far as buying Puts, when we got in, when we got out and whether it was profitable.

Hedging Your Portfolio with Options | Part 1

First let’s look at the two indicators, the exponential moving average line and the Fibonacci ratios. Then we will discuss the hedging rules, the downside correction, the slow roll over and that hedge. The timing is not that critical as far as our hedging is concerned. We are going to buy protective Puts when we see that a potential correction is due in the market.

Hedging with Options |  Real Trading Example

(video transcript)

This is just an example, on December 16th, the SPY was at 205.  Let’s say you had a hundred thousand dollar portfolio. You can take any number that you have with your portfolio, and put it in here, and recalculate these to see what you would have done. But we’re going to use a hundred thousand dollars just to make the calculations easy. Divide the one hundred thousand dollars by 205, which equals 488 shares (If we had the portfolio all in SPY).

So, at that point in time what we want to do, is, we want to buy five, February 205 Puts. Five, because we had 488 shares we want to protect. Now, each contract of options is worth a hundred shares. So, all we have to do is, buy five puts and that will protect us if it drops.  Now on December16th the SPY Put option was valued at six dollars and 38 cents. Five times that is three thousand one hundred ninety dollars, which is about 3.2 percent of your portfolio that you’re going to use to buy insurance.

What happened is that the market did fall. On January 20th, we sold these Puts that we bought at six dollars and 38 cents for nineteen dollars and 42 cents. We made six thousand five hundred and twenty dollars profit on the Puts. The SPY had dropped from 205 to 185, I took the six thousand five hundred twenty dollars and bought 35 more shares.

We originally started out with 488 shares, we bought 35 additional shares, and we now have 523 shares at 185. We’ve now got more shares and the portfolio size is about the same as it would have been, when we put the hedge on.

We had the protection, plus we bought additional shares at the bottom when it reversed back. Now, we’ve got a bigger portfolio when the market advances. That’s hedging in a nutshell.

Hedging with Options |  Real Trading Example 2

(video transcript)

Let’s take a look in 2016. There were four times we hedged. The first time was the 13th of December in 2015, and you can see this was a pretty big drop.  We got out of the hedge at this point. There was another hedge we put on here, and then it also had a pretty big drop.  This was our third hedge in 2016 that happened around June, and the last one was in September. Okay, how did we see these? Enter the eight and 21-day exponential moving average line. The Green Line is the eighth day, and the Gold Line is the 21 day. And as you’ll see with the rules when we talk about these later on, when the SPY which is what I use for the market indicator drops below the eight day EMA, that’s the time to place a hedge. You don’t have to rush in right away, it’s not as soon as it crosses, I like to see it close below there. Maybe watch it for a while and then I’ll put the hedge on.

Hedging in the ThinkorSwim Platform

(video transcript)

Let’s go over to our think or swim platform for a second. This is the SPY and you can see the 8 and the 21 day exponential moving average line. Let me just go ahead and take those off, and I’ll put them back on for you and I’ll show you what I’m going to do. Okay, so, to apply the 8 and 21 day exponential moving average line you go to Studies. Then Edit Studies. Scroll down on the left hand side, and look for moving average exponential. Double click that. Then do it again because we want to do the 8 day and the 21 day. Come up here to this little gear on the far left hand side, click on it. Change the length to eight days. Go with the width of one or two and make it green. Come down here and say okay.

Then come down to the second one we put on there. Click on the gear, change this to twenty one days. Come down and make this width three, and the color gold. Go ahead and say okay, apply, okay. So, you’ve got the eight day and the 21 day exponential moving average line put right on your chart – it’s that simple. If the SPY drops below the 8 d EMA we place the hedge. And then as long as it stays below the twenty one day I want to keep the hedge on. Soon as it crosses over the 8 d EMA we want to get back in, or if we see that the Fibonacci’s dropped to a level that it makes sense for us to get back in.

Measured Moves & Fibonacci Extensions

Let’s talk about the Fibonacci’s for a second, well first of all this is an area that we hedged in and this was this year 2017. And, I want to show you how we use the Fibonacci’s to kind of jump ahead of the market.

You can see that this was the high right here, and it came down to a low, it passed through the eight day exponential moving average line, it’s time to think about putting on a hedge. Then it made a lower low right here, this is what’s called a measured move.

Once you have a measured move, you can put on a Fibonacci extension, which you’re going to automatically apply on your Think or Swim chart. If you don’t have Think or Swim, all you have to do is contact your trading platform and say how do I apply the Fibonacci’s?  So, you see this example here, you can see that it dropped down to the 161%, which is a level where it’s either going to blow right through there and continue on down, or we’re going to have a correction or consolidation back up.

At this point we had a correction and it actually turned back up. This would have been a great point to get in after taking the hedge off.  Let’s talk more about measured moves. The classic definition of an uptrend is higher highs and higher lows. The definition of a downtrend is lower lows, and lower highs. This is a bullish major move. Let’s say, we’re going up, it makes a high, then it retraces back and makes a higher low. Then it continues back up and at this point makes a higher high. That is a completed measure move to the upside, that confirms we have an uptrend and at this point in time, you can put on Fibonacci’s and get a pretty good idea of where you can expect it to go, before it runs out of steam.

The bearish major move it’s just the opposite. We’ve got a high, that drops down, then it retraces to a lower high, and then it crosses down and makes a lower low, this is a bearish measured move. Once you have those major moves you can apply for Fibonacci extensions to them.

Fibonacci Ratios and Trading

Fibonacci ratios are seen throughout nature. As you go up the stem of a flower, the leaves grow at proportion to the distance of the ratio. The spirals of a sea shower proportion to the ratio. The distance of the human forearm to the hand is proportional to the ratio, and so, are all the major bones.

Mine is seven and a half inches, my hand is seven half inches. The distance from my elbow to my wrist is 12.3 inches. If I divide 7.5 by 12.3, I get .61 and that is the Fibonacci ratio. It is seen throughout nature.

Doesn’t it make perfect sense that the markets, would be in perfect harmony with nature. What fuels the markets other than human fear and greed? And that’s where the Fibonacci’s come into play to tell us when a move might be overextended, and maybe it’s time to take the hedge off. Now let’s talk a little bit more about the Fibonacci’s.

Fibonacci the Man

Fibonacci was a mathematician, and he came up with a number sequence that was derived from adding the current number, to the previous number, to get the next number in the sequence. In other words, one plus one, equals two. One plus two equals three. Two plus three equals five. And so, forth. You’ll notice that in here we have eight and twenty-one. That’s why I use the eight and 21-day exponential moving average line.

The Fibonacci Ribbon

That’s what I call the Fibonacci ribbon. Now, what he did, is he took any number and divided it into the preceding number, and came up with 0.618 and that’s called the root Fibonacci ratio. Then later on mathematicians took the square root of that, and the square of that. And then took the reciprocal of that, and those are what I use for extensions.

Applying Fibonacci Extensions in ThinkorSwim

The 127%, the 161% and the 261% extensions, they are automatically put on the chart, in Think or Swim. Let me show you that. Come down here to the tools, and click on the tool for Fibonacci extensions. If you start from the low and go to the high here, then click and go to the higher low and click it will automatically put in the 127%, 161% and 261%.  These extensions gives you an idea of where this move might go before it runs out of steam. You can see it came through the 127%, pulled back just a little bit, continued on, came up to the 161%, and in between the 161% and the 261% is where it finally halted.

These are tremendous tools to see where the market has been and where it might go. The tool that I use, are the 8 and the 21-day, exponential moving average line, and the Fibonacci extensions, I really rely on the 127% and the 161% as places where we might get a turn around, might be time to take the hedge off.

Hedging Rules & Setups

Let’s take a look at this diagram on the hedging rules. First of all let’s say that the price closes below the eight-day exponential moving average line. When it does that is the time we want to put on the hedge. Now, if it comes down here and the price goes below the 21 day we want to keep the hedge on. Next, we want to look for the price the close above the 8-day EMA, to take the hedge off. Or, if it gets through a Fibonacci extension we might do that. But let’s say we have the hedge on, we’re below the 21-day, we come over here, up to the top and now the eight day exponential moving average line crosses above the 21-day, and the price closes greater than the 21-day. That’s the time to take it off.

We start all over again if it closes below the 8-day EMA and put the hedge on. Okay, so, long as it closes above, we’re going to keep the hedge off. And let our portfolio run. But as soon as it goes below the eight day, we’re going to hedge our hard-earned money in our portfolio and protect it.

So, long as it stays below the twenty one day, we’re going to keep it on. As soon as it goes above that, we’re going to take it off. I have the  hedging rules right in front of me, to protect your portfolio and know when to put on those protective Put Options.

Hedge Timing

Let’s talk about the timing of when to put the hedge on.  I went back in the last five years and it took an average of 4.5 weeks for the bull market to end, and for it to finally roll over. So, you’ve got some time to put your hedge on. I look at that and say okay I better pay attention now, because I think I’ve got some time, but if it starts dropping below the 8-day, I want to get out.  I want to hedge my portfolio.

Hedge Timing | 2014 Analysis

In 2014 there were four rollovers. And it usually averages about four to six in any given year, when you’re going to want to put a hedge on. We looked at 2016 earlier, and that was four times also. Here’s a drop that was one, two, three and four times we wanted the hedge our portfolio, but notice the time that we have to do that.

The first one here was a 12 day rollover. When it first crossed below the 8th day, that was on January 6th and here’s what you would have bought – the February 182 Put, then sold it on February 4th. If you waited all the way out till January 22nd, you still would have had a nice profit on your Puts. It’s not real critical to jump right in there right away.

The second one was a three-day rollover. You can see it, it crossed over and then it started dropping. Okay and but from the beginning to the three days later, the profit was just about the same.  This one was a seven day rollover, so, you can see that getting in and getting out was about the same here.

Conclusion

We covered a lot here and I hope it was informative as I’ve taken years back testing and refining the rules and setups that get in and out of hedges seamlessly.  Take a minute to absorb and test your own findings before moving on to Part 2 of Hedging Your Portfolio with Options. There is also a ton of option trading video education that I’ve published right here at OI.  I also recommend looking at my 2 memberships that absolutely destroyed in 2017.  See you for Part 2!

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Hedging Your Portfolio with Options: Part 2

 By, Dale Brethauer

 

Hello this is Dale, welcome to Part 2 of our discussion on hedging your portfolio with options. This is an investment strategy intended to offset potential losses. I have used this strategy in my own portfolio for over 2 decades on my path to financial freedom.

Part 2 | Overview (Video transcript)

In this lesson we’re going to be talking about what type and expiration of option we should we be using and why.  We’ll go over which ETF’s we should use as hedging instruments. We’re once again going to go over the hedging rules because the rules are very simple but very important. Then we’ll conclude by going over the entire process using my real 2016 hedges as an example. Let’s get started!

Protective Puts | Optimal Expiration

Okay. Let’s take a look at how far out we need to go with our protective puts. I just took some random years: 2008, ’10, ’11, ’14 and ’16. It looks like if we had protective puts during drawdowns that we’re about a month out, two months in 2008, we would have had the coverage we needed. Let’s use options that are about a month to two months until expiration. I think we’re going to be in good shape. Most of the times, I’ll go out a month, but if it looks like we’ve got a pretty bearish market, sometimes it makes sense to go out two months. You can always roll that over if it appears like we’ve got a weakening market.

2014 Hedge Example

This is an example that I just pulled out. This was back in September of 2014. At that point, the S&P was about 200. We wanted to put on a hedge. What I did is I went to the 17 October. This happened to be the monthly. You could use the weeklies if you so desire. What I would suggest if you do use the weeklies is you make sure you’ve got open interest of greater than 100. If you’re hedging with the QQQ’s or the SPY, these are pretty liquid ETFs. You should have no trouble with that.

You can see that this was in September. We went out to October 14 or October 17. This was about a month and a half or about 45 days out from expiration. Now, this is just an example. This was at the money at this point. This was September 2nd 2014, right around 200 at the money put would have cost you $3.22.

Put Option | Delta

The other thing to notice here is it’s got a delta of .5. A delta of .5 means that for every dollar that the underlying moves, the ETF option will move 50 cents. What’s nice about that is if the market does go up, your portfolio will still increase in value because, remember, when we first buy this protective put, we really only have 50 percent coverage. You’ll notice this was September 2nd, and the SPY was at 200. Let’s take a look and go advance a little farther. Let’s go to October 7th when it had dropped almost seven points. It was at 193. You can see at that point in time the value of the option was $6.69. Notice here that the delta was one. Remember, that means for every dollar the underlying moves, the option moves a dollar. Now you’ve got 100 percent coverage. In other words, when you first put this hedge on, you’ve got 50 percent coverage. If it goes up, your portfolio will increase, just not as much as it would have if you didn’t have the protective put on. If it goes down and it continues to go down, you’re going to get more and more coverage for the same protective puts as the delta increases from .5 to 1.0.

In, At, & Out of the Money Options

Which one makes sense, in the money, at the money, out of the money? I choose at the money. You can see the value of the ETFs at that point in time, the ETF options. You can just go right to at the money. Those usually have the most liquidity.

This was just an example back in 2014 when the price was right around 200 at the money. You can see that the contract price was $3.22. If you would have gone about 2 ½ percent out of the money, it did drop in value to $1.75. Look at what happened to the delta. Now you’re only getting about 30 cents for every dollar move. You’re not getting the kind of coverage you’re getting ATM. If you want to get better coverage you can go down here to an in the money. This was about 2 ½ percent in the money. It’s going to cost you a lot more to get that initial coverage. It’s going to cap itself out when it goes down.

In the example we saw, it went down about seven points. This went from a delta of .77 to 1.  You get basically more coverage at the money. It went from 50 cents to a buck. Out of the money never did quite get there. You got more bang for your buck here at the money. You got more profit at the money than you would have with the other two. You’re not only getting more profit potential, but you’re getting the best coverage. I like at the money about one to two months out.

The Option Risk Profile

This is a risk profile of an at the money protective put. What this risk profile is showing you is that if the market does go up, if your portfolio is up, you’re capped here. You can’t lose any more than what you paid for those protective puts. That’s the insurance you’re going to pay. If the portfolio starts dropping, look at how you’re going to increase with those protective puts to counterbalance what’s happening within your portfolio.

Which ETFs to use. Now, there are over 7,500 publicly traded stocks. If you go with the SPY, which is the Standard and Poor 500, if you go with the QQQs, which is the NASDAQ 100 and you go with the IWM, which is the Russell 2000, you basically have 2,600 of the stocks out of there of 7,500. You’ve got the majority of them covered. Those are the three ETFs that I use. These ETFs are very liquid and very highly traded, giving good bid-ask prices.

Choosing the Right E.T.F. to Hedge Your Portfolio

How are we going to apply this? What you want to do is you want to get your latest portfolio statement that shows your positions. I just took a screenshot here from Think or Swim where I had Apple, Clorox, Home Depot, MacDonald’s, the SPY, AT&T and Verizon. These are all Standard and Poor 500 stocks. This was relatively easy. This portfolio was about $96,000. Let’s round it up to $100,000. SPY ETF at that point in time was about $200. There are 100 underlying for every contract of options. I only needed to get five SPY option contracts to fully cover the portfolio. I’m spending about $3,000 of insurance money. That’s if I let it go all the way to expiration. Well, if the market goes against me, I’m neutral because that means my portfolio’s increasing in value. If the market drops, I’ve got that protection that continues to increase in delta as the market goes down to protect my portfolio even more.

Are your stocks in the NASDAQ 100? Are they in the S&P 500? Are they in the Russell 2000, the mid-caps? I total how much of the portfolio size is and then I determine how many protective puts I want to buy in those ETFs to cover me in case of a drop.

Hedging Rules (Recap)

Let’s go over the rules one more time. We did that in Part I, but I think it’s worth going over again. You can print this out with a screenshot. I think this is pretty easy to see. We’re going to start right here in this box. If the price closes below the eight-day exponential moving average line, I want to put a hedge on. If it continues to cross below the 21-day, yes, I’m going to keep the hedge on.

Fibonacci Ribbon | The Entry

When the eight-day crosses above the 21-day, I’m going to take the hedge off. As long as I stay below here and then cross below here, I’m going to keep the hedge on until the eight-day crosses over the 21-day and I’m going to take it off. Now, let’s say it closes below the eight-day. The hedge is on, but it doesn’t close below the 21-day. Now the price closes above the eight-day, I’m going to take it off. The eight-day exponential moving average line is the important line. That’s our trigger to get in or get out.

Remember I always look at the close. At the end of the trading day, you just look at this and say, “Well, did I close above or below the eight-day?” If I close below, it kind of peaks your interest to say, “Hey, something might be happening here”. What you want to do is look at the chart and say, “Does this look like it’s starting to roll over?” If it’s starting to roll over, you might watch it for a couple of days. If it continues to roll over, go ahead and get your hedge on.

I showed you earlier on it’s not critical that you jump right in there right away as soon as it drops below the eight-day. That basically is piquing your interest at that point and now you want to watch the market pretty close. If you think it’s going to be heading on down, that’s when you put your hedge on.

Don’t worry if you put the hedge on and buy those protective puts and then the market turns around and goes up because your portfolio is still going to be making money (net neutrality), only half as much as what it was when you didn’t have the protective puts. This is a wonderful strategy.

Trade Example

Okay, here we are. It dropped below the eight-day. I was watching it real close. This is a pretty good drop.. It closed below the 8 day EMA, so I went ahead and got in and put a hedge on. Then it went back up but then the next day came back down. It tried to go up again. The next day it came down. Then it had its drop. This is the drop that we would have lost quite a bit in our portfolio. The SPY at that point was 210. It dropped all the way down to 195. That was about an eight-percent drop. That’s a reasonable correction. Do you want to take it all the way down with an eight-percent loss? No. If we would have hedged that, you would have come down here and been just about even and then bought more shares so that when this run happens here and takes you back up to where you were before, you’re going to be making more money. If you just held on to your portfolio and let it drop down here and lost and came back up and said, “Okay, now I’m breaking even”. With hedging you’re not breaking even. You’re making money going down, you’re reinvesting it and you’ve got more shares as it comes back up.

There’s really no way to lose here. That’s the beauty of this strategy. If you think the market’s going to go down and you buy protective puts and the market goes up, your portfolio increases in size. If the market goes down, you’ve got it protected. It’s a win-win strategy to protect your hard-earned money in your portfolio.

Once again, this was back in 2016. On December 16th, the SPY was at 205. If we were just trading the SPY, we would have had 488 shares, 205 divided into $100,000. We had a $100,000 portfolio. Remember you can use these calculations for any size portfolio you have. Just change the numbers. We had 488 shares. We want to protect that. All we needed is five February 2005 puts and we got those for $6.38. That’s 3.2 percent insurance, but remember we’re never going to let it go all the way to expiration and have it drop from $6.38 all the way down to zero. That wouldn’t be right because if we’re heading back up, I’m going to get rid of that protective put. Ultimately, I’m not going to let it go for a month. I’m not going to let that go to zero and spend the whole 3.2 percent for the insurance.

Now, the market did drop here. It went from 205 to, let’s see, it went down to 185. That was about a 10 percent drop. Eight to 10 percent, those corrections happen all the time. One to five percent happens many times during the year. Eight to 10 percent happens maybe four times. More than that, you’re getting into a major correction, and they don’t happen that often, especially during a bull market.

On January 20th, we sold these protective puts for $19.42 and took that $6,520 and bought more shares. The shares were cheaper. They were only $185.50. We bought 35 additional shares and now we had 523 shares. Our portfolio was about the same size. We’re ready for the next run. We’ve got 523 shares working for us now rather than 488. This is the way you compound. You compound and use the money that you made on your protective put.

Conclusion

In conclusion, I want everybody to protect their hard earned portfolio by hedging against downside snaps and larger moves (2008). You want you to protect your portfolio by hedging. Now, this is usually people that have a relatively good size portfolio. Let’s say anything over $50,000 is worth protecting by hedging with ETFs. You don’t want to see it drop. Protect it with protective puts. When it drops, go ahead and sell those puts, take the money you bought on the protective puts, buy more shares in your portfolio so when the market goes back up again you’re going right along with the market with more shares in your portfolio. I hope everybody takes advantage of this. This is the way I protect my portfolio. I’ve done this for many years.

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“Think and Grow Rich” Webinar

By, Dale Brethauer

This is a review of a book that changed my life called, “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. This is probably the best book that I’ve ever read. You can pick it up on Amazon relatively inexpensively. A lot of the insights that I put into my trading business plan came from this book. What I’d like to do is just review the highlights of this book, but I do suggest you all go ahead and purchase your own copy. My copy is earmarked and underlined, and I refer to it often. It is extremely powerful, and has helped me immensely to become a success in the marketplace.

Napoleon Hill interviewed about 25,000 people before writing his book.  He was asked to do this by Andrew Carnegie.  Andrew Carnegie was one of the richest people at that period, in the Industrial Revolution, and he wanted to know if Napoleon could determine some of the traits of some of the richest people, and could they be duplicated in others. This particular study took over 20 years of him investigating, studying and interviewing. This was not put together lightly, and the results are amazing.

More than 500 of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their secrets. Napoleon carefully analyzed these men and over 25,000 others over a long period of time. Most said their greatest success came, just one step beyond the point at which defeat had almost overtaken them. Let me read that again. Most said their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had almost overtaken them.  The others, that didn’t continue on, failed. The purpose of his book is to present to all who want the knowledge the most dependable philosophy through which individuals may accumulate riches in whatever amount they desire. Now, Napoleon Hill talks about riches and we’re talking about success in the stock market, and that definitely relates the money, but riches also relates to all walks of life – your relationships with people and so on and so forth. This book allows you to extrapolate in all different fields.

Step 1 | Desire

The method by which desire for riches can be transmuted into its financial equivalent consists of six definite, practical steps. One, fix your mind the exact amount of money you desire. Two, determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. This is just not a take, this is a give, too. Always be conscious of those less fortunate than you, and always be conscious that if you are going to become a success, how are you going to give back? Step three, establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire. Put a timeline on it. Step four, create a definite plan, and that’s the business plan that we’ve been talking about, to carry out your desire and begin at once to put the plan into action. Step five, write out clear and concise statements, affirmation, business plan, everything written down. And the last step is to read your statement aloud. When you read it aloud, you’re telling your gray matter, your subconscious, this is who I am, this is what I want, and this is how I’m going to accomplish it.  The object is to want money and become so determined to have it that you convince yourself you will have it. Through some strange and powerful principle of mental chemistry, which she has never divulged, Nature wraps up, in the impulse of strong desire, that something which recognizing no such word as impossible, and accepts no such reality as failure.

Step 2 | Visualize

Step two is to visualize. Faith is the head chemist of the mind. Faith is a state of mind which may be induced or created by affirmations or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind through the principles of autosuggestion.

Self-confidence formula is I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my divine purpose in life. I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward physical action. I know through the principle of auto suggestions, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression. I have clearly written down a description of my definite direction in life. Visualize the plan already being executed, and the enjoyment you and others have received.

Step 3 | Auto Suggestion

Okay, once you have things written down, and you have them visualized, step three is auto-suggestions, the medium for influencing the gray matter that this is who you are, this is what you want to be, this is how you’re going to get there. Auto-suggestion is a term which applies to all suggestions, and all self-administered stimuli, which reaches one’s mind through the five senses.

By reading aloud your desire, you are communicating the object of your desire directly to your subconscious mind. When you’re reading your affirmation, don’t be thinking about your grocery list, don’t be thinking about anything. Stay in the present, and fully be committed to the words you’re saying, fully understand them, fully appreciate them, and fully be focused on them as you are communicating the object of your desire directly to your subconscious mind.

Step 4 | Specialized Knowledge

Step four I find very interesting, and that is you need to have specialized knowledge, and specialized knowledge is really pretty easy, if you have a passion for something. I don’t care what it is. You have a passion for teaching kids how to play softball; you have a passion for shooting foul shots. You have a passion for balancing your checkbook. You have a passion for raising your children in a positive manner. General knowledge, no matter how great in quantity, is of little use in accumulating – now we’re talking about money.

Knowledge is power. It becomes power when it is organized into definite plans of actions, and directed to a definite end. If you have a passion for the stock market, make it your hobby. Make it your passion. Read everything there is to know about it. Read the great traders. Read Market Wizards, by Jack Schwager. Read Bollinger on Bollinger Bands. Read Living in the Zone by Douglas. Read all of these books. Read about some previous traders, successful traders like Baruch. Read and understand and become knowledgeable in the stock market. Take the time, just don’t – just don’t invest in a stock because you heard that they just came out with a new hamburger. Study, study, study and specialize your knowledge.

Step 5 | Imagination

Imagination is the workshop of the mind, and there are two forms of imagination, synthetic and creative. Through synthetic imagination, one may arrange old concepts and ideas. Through creative imagination, the finite mind of man has direct communication with infinite intelligence. That’s pretty powerful. That’s pretty powerful.

Step 6 | Organized Planning

Organized planning is the crystallization of desire into action. You’ve learned that everything man creates or acquires begins in the form of desire. That desire is taken on the first lap of its journey from the abstract to the concrete, into the workshop of the imagination, where plans for its transition are created and organized. Ally yourself with a group of as many people as you may need for the creation, and carry out of your plan for the accumulation of money, and this again is the – to get together with like-minded people and discuss – discuss your financial freedom, and how are you working to accomplish that.

The author analyzed several thousand people, and 98% of whom were classified as failures. 98%!  That boggles my mind, but what’s interesting is that’s the same statistic I’ve heard on how many people lose in the markets. The futures market, the forex market, and the stock market.

Let’s look at some of these major causes, and we looked at some of these causes when we were putting together our trading business plan, let’s see if some of these are similar.

  • Lack of a well-defined purpose in life.
  • Lack of ambition to aim above mediocrity.
  • Insufficient education.
  • lack of self-discipline.
  • Procrastination, lack of persistence.
  • Negative personality. Uncontrolled desire for the “easy way”.
  • Lack of concentration of effort, lack of enthusiasm, egotism.

I’m going into the casino, I’m going to put everything on black, and if it hits, I’m going to have a huge payday, for nothing. I’m going to get something for nothing. It doesn’t happen on a long term basis. Research the horror stories of people who have won the lottery, something for nothing is curse not a dream come true.

My Personal Experience

When I first got involved in the stock market, I was a trained mechanical engineer, and our field was based on the laws of physics, and the laws of physics do not change. Gravity is gravity. Formulas are formulas. I could calculate what was going to happen, and I thought my analysis of the market was just about as correct as the laws of physics, and when it would go against me, I would put more money on that trade, and lose, and lose, and lose, and lose, because my ego said how dare the stock market go against me. You’ve got to check your ego at the door, otherwise the stock market will chew you up and spit you out.

Step 7 | Decisions

Decision is the mastery of procrastination. Analysis of over 25,000 people who have experienced failure disclosed the fact that lack of decision was near the top of the list of cause of failure. A lot of times there is no right or wrong answer, it’s just what you have decided to do at that point in time, and what’s the worst thing that can happen? It could be the wrong decision. Guess what? You need to have rules in place that if you’re trade goes against you, you get out. It’s that easy. Don’t let fears of failure paralyze your thinking. Make the decision, execute the trade. If it’s incorrect, get out. Do not procrastinate and let good trade after good trade after good trade go by. Procrastination, the opposite of decision, is a common enemy which particularly every man must conquer.

Step 8 | Persistence

You’ve got to stay with it. You come up with a rock solid strategy, and you’re in the middle of a losing streak, you have to stay with it. You’ve studied it, you know what you’re doing, you just stay with it and execute. The majority of people are ready to throw their aims and purposes overboard and give up at the first sign of opposition or misfortune. Persistence is a state of mind, therefore it can be cultivated. Like all states of mind, persistence is based upon definite causes, among them, definiteness of purpose, desire, self-reliance, definiteness of plans, accurate knowledge, cooperation, willpower and habit.

There are four simple steps which lead to the habit of persistence. A definite purpose backed by a burning desire for its fulfillment, a definite plan expressed in continuous action, a mind closed tightly against all negative influences. Surround yourself with positive people. A friendly alliance with one or more persons who encourages one to follow through with both plans and purposes, that’s what you want. That’s what you want.

Step 9 | Mastermind

Step nine is the power of mastermind. The mastermind may be defined as coordination of knowledge and effort between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose. Once again, that’s why I do the nightly trading sessions and have monthly get-togethers with all my mentees, so that us of like minds, and these are all recorded, too, us of like minds can look at this and talk about it and visualize it and all become a success. It’s the power of the mastermind.

Step 10 | The Subconscious Mind

The subconscious mind works day and night, it never stops. You cannot entirely control your subconscious mind, but you can voluntarily hand over to it any plan, desire, or purpose which you wish transformed into concrete form. Going back to the affirmation, write it down, say it out loud, tell your subconscious mind, tell your subconscious mind who you are, what you want to be, and how you’re going to attain it.

Step 11 | The Brain

The brain is a broadcasting and receiving station for thought. When stimulated or stepped up to a high rate of vibration, the mind becomes more receptive to the vibration of thought. Man knows but little concern – little concerning the brain, and its vast network of intricate machinery through which the power of thought is translated into its material equivalent. It is now entering a stage which shall yield enlightenment on the subject. There are over 40 billion nerve cells in the human cerebral cortex, and we know they are all arranged in definite patterns. We also know, from scientific studies, that the human only uses about 10% of their total brain power.

Step 12 | The Temple of Wisdom

Now, you’ve worked on all eleven steps, and step twelve becomes your sixth sense, the door to the temple of wisdom. You think about the sixth sense and you’re looking at a trade, and you say, “That just looks good”. The chart looks good, I like it, I’ve seen this before. It kind of goes against some of the rules, but I’m going to do it.” It’s not just a whim, it’s something that is coming from your sixth sense. The sixth sense has also been referred to as the receiving set, through which ideas, plans, and thoughts flash into your mind.

The flashes are sometimes called hunches, or inspiration. It is believed to be the point at which the mind of man contacts the universal mind. Through the aid of the sixth sense, you will be warned of impending danger in time to avoid it, and notified of opportunities in time to embrace them. The sixth sense is not something that one can take off and put on at will. The ability to use this great power comes slowly through application of all the other principles outlined in this book.

Napoleon Hill summarized everything and said “Being an earnest student of psychology, I knew, of course, that all men have become what they are because of their dominating thoughts and desires.”

I hope you all enjoyed this synopsis of Napoleon Hill’s awesome book, “Think and Grow Rich”. Do yourself a favor, go to a library, go to Amazon, buy it, read the whole book. Like I said, mine is earmarked and underlined, written in the side of the page. I refer to this all the time, I think it’s a great work. It helps me in putting together my trading business plan. It helps me to stay focused on what I want to do, and also remember, you don’t just want to take, you want to give back to society.

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Peak Performance Trading

 By, Dale Brethauer

 

Hello, this is Dale. I have more than 35 years of experience as a professional stock investor and hedge fund manager. During my journey I’ve engineered what it takes to be a successful trader.

Today’s lesson is going to outline the keys to “Peak Performance Trading”.  Successful trading has to be more than determining the trade entry and exit. This however is what most of the literature deals with, it tries to answer the question what should I buy and when should I buy it. This lesson deals with everything but the trade entry and exit.

It is about self-discovery, and moving yourself to a point from which it’s possible to be a successful trader for life. This requires a balanced approach to trading. Yes, you definitely need a rock solid trading strategy. A strategy that’s been proven to be profitable over time, but in addition you need to incorporate the gray matter between your ears.  It’s a balance of these two that will explode your profit potential. It’s about a 50/50 split, you can’t have a good strategy and not follow the rules, trade too much money, have too much at risk, not have a trade journal and review you’re trading.

The psychology of trading needs to be at the forefront of your efforts to achieve peak performance.  Successful traders do not place trades then feel they need to rely on a lucky rabbit’s foot or pray to the market gods to have the trade turn out profitable. They realize that once they’ve analyzed the market and the trade is placed, they have no control on the outcome. By having these both strategy and the mental game working together, they trade in the zone, taking many small losses but letting their profits run.

Peak Performance Trading | The Mental Game

First let me share with you some personal experiences with the power of the mental game and how it’s turned my trading around. As a young boy playing Little League baseball, I said to myself “you will get a hit”, and I got a hit. Rounding the bases I thought, “Wow that was easy the ball looks so big how could I miss it?” At a very early age I didn’t know what I was doing but I was using the mental game to my advantage.

The human brain tends to lean towards negative thoughts/outcomes because it used to be essential for survival. Negative thoughts are more prevalent than not for most people due to this fight or flight mindset.

I ended the year as a homerun king and the batting champion. Later in high school I was having a little trouble with my foul shots, I remembered vividly for my earlier experiences and I told myself “get a hit”. So, I used the same technique telling myself I would make the foul shot, what a turnaround. I used this technique all the way through college ball.

Getting Yourself Out of Your Own Way

After graduation I started to work for DuPont, and played competitive golf. As an athlete I was a fairly good golfer, but I always had trouble putting. One day I read a book by Timothy Gallway, called the “Inner Game of Golf.”  His concept was to take your mind out of the performance, by taking the putter back and saying “back”, and when you struck the putt say “hit”. By focusing attention on those 2 points in the swing, it effectively washes out all the mechanical thinking and lets your motor functions (made strong through practice) do what they already know how to do.  The “back – hit” approach was exactly what I had discovered in my earlier life. I utilized this “back – hit” technique to this day, and my putting is now the strongest part of my game.

Trading in the Zone

Enter the stock market.  I’ve been trading stocks from over 35 years. I’m a student of the market, I know every oscillator and indicator. How they’re calculated how to interpret their signals. My profitability was always fairly good early on, but it wasn’t until I took a seminar by Dr. van Tharp on the “Psychology of Trading”, that my trading success really took off. I knew the power of bringing in the mental side of the game. He taught me to embrace losers, keep records, calculate my expected return per trade, have rules, stay with a rock solid strategy, and focus on the execution. All these concepts bought my trading into the zone. That’s what I’m talking about here as far as get having peak performance.

In Jack Swagger’s book “Market Wizards” what he did was he interviewed a lot of very successful traders and money managers. He made notes as far as what were some of the keys that these people said made them a success. It’s interesting because not a lot of these successful people talked about trading entry. Most of them talked about the psychology of trading. You must know why you’re trading the markets, why are you doing this. You want to make some extra income, you want to help put somebody through college, it’s not you’re just trading to make a lot of money.

The following are some thing that successful people talked about.  The methodology should limit draw downs, never risk more than one percent of your portfolio, don’t over trade your account. You can make a good living trading the markets, but it’s not a get-rich-quick scheme. You have to have a winning strategy. Spend your time on market research. Once you spend your time on market research, your trading will become effortless. You must be disciplined. You need to have trading rules. Don’t try to predict the market. You need to be patience. Employ an approach that you’re comfortable with. Whether day trading, swing trading, buy and hold. Don’t stay with losing trades too long, and trade only when you have an edge.

Peak Performance Trading Actions:
  • Limit draw downs
  • Never risk more than 1% of your account on any given trade
  • Don’t overtrade your account
  • Research and create a rock solid trading system with rules

My systems:

Option PRO ( Monthly income option spreads on my “core 5” Index/equities)

SPX W.O.R.  ( Weekly income option spreads on the SPX index only )

  • Follow your trading Rules
  • Don’t try to predict the market
  • Exit losing trades at pre-determined levels
  • Trade only when you have an EDGE
Trading for Financial Freedom

Now, let’s look at Dr. Van Tharp’s book, “Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom”. He did a study of losing traders. They were losers because they had no goal. They had unrealistic expectations. They had a need for action they were exposed to too much risk. They jumped out of a trade prematurely and were too quick to take profits. They lacked confidence.  They had no rules, no records, no strategy, they didn’t have a trading plan. All those are part of the psychology of trading.

Continuous Improvement Model

Here’s a continuous improvement model that has helped me along the way. Traders gain an advantage by continually learning and improving. This process model can be seen on the next page. If you use this every day, it’ll keep your steadily increase your acumen.

Analyzing the Trade Life Cycle

You’re starting out here to analyze a trade. And that is the preparation, then you execute the trade, and then when you exit, you’ll know the results. You evaluate these results and analyze it. You write it down in a journal, and you begin the process all over again. You learn from every trade you make. Preparation, execution, results, why, analyze it. If you do that continuously all the time your trading will improve. Because you’re analyzing what’s going wrong, with your methodology.

Peak Performance Trading | “The Trading Zone”

Let me share another thing with you to help – that I use to help me get into the zone before the day even starts. This is my morning routine. I always come down into my study and the first thing I do is watch the futures on CNBC. I don’t care what the talking heads are saying, what I want to know is what happened overnight that might have changed my analysis. Then, I always read my affirmations, remember affirmations? I talked about those in a trading business plan Part I. Please go back and listen to that again. Affirmations are so important.

Now, I always review my trading rules, they’re right in front of me. Now, I spend some time entering my trading journal what has been going on. I keep that up to date, and then, before I start my analysis I meditate for about 10 minutes. And this can be no more than just deep breathing.  What I’m doing is clearing my mind from grocery list, from what has to be done during the day, and I’m getting ready to focus on the market.

Once I’ve done that, I feel I’m in the zone and I’m ready. I’m ready to analyze. I analyzed the big five, Amazon, Google, Priceline, the RUT and the SPX. I look at the chart formations. Is there anything there that needs action? I checked the risk profile and profit zone. I know exactly what I’m going to do for any circumstance that might happen during the day.  And whatever happens in the markets it’s not a surprise to me I just go ahead and execute. And that’s all because, I’ve got myself in the zone before the day starts.

Peak Performance Trading | Flow Chart

Let’s talk a little bit about this really cool chart.  What I’m looking at is performance on the y-axis, low and high, poor and ideal. And then on the x-axis is stress level from zero to a hundred. You’ll notice that the peak performance occurs right in the middle. When I have some stress, but not a lot of stress and that is peak performance. When you have too much money on any given trade, you’re going to have a lot of anxiety, and that’s going to cause you to have very high stress and very low performance.

On the other hand when you paper trade the anxiety is low. I think everybody should start out any strategy by paper trading, if you can’t make money paper trading, you’re not going to make money when you have real money in the market place. However sometimes it’s easy to gloss over any mistakes you might make. Because you don’t really have anything invested.

But if you have the proper amount invested, you’re going to have a little bit of stress because you’re active in the market, but you’re not going to be highly stressed. So, your performance level will be extremely high, that’s where you want to be. And that’s why I spend a lot of time talking about the proper trade size, for your portfolio. That again is also in the trading business plan, I believe that’s in Part II.

Meditation & Goal Setting

Now, what I’d like to do is just go over to meditations. I think meditations really help you to focus what you want to do. One is going to be on affirmations, the others on the power of meditation. And these are taken from a book by Melody Beattie called “Journey to the Heart.” And I’ve modified them for the trader. Now, the first ones about affirmations, and remember the affirmation is what you want to do and how you’re going to accomplish your goal in trading. The second meditation is about taking the pressure off.

Meditation One

We can call things into play by what we believe, what we say, what we envision, what we speak, affirmations are one of these powers. Much of the stock market dance, is universal rhythm is out of our control. But while we don’t choreograph it, we can work within the part that is ours. With the power that is ours. That’s being in the zone and that’s focusing on, where the trade should be executed, what is our edge.

We do this by what we believe, if we believe, that we have to fight the entire market and many “nay-sayers” well that’s probably going to be true. Our beliefs about what we deserve will change as we journey through our adventure in the market. But there is also much we can do to participate in changing our beliefs and creating a more desirable world for ourselves.

What are your beliefs? Listen to yourself. Listen to what you think, what you say, how you react. Listen to yourself talk about your market experiences, and about what always happens to you. Listen to what you say about what you can and can’t do. What do you hear yourself say is what you’re going to believe. And that is probably what you’re used to perceiving is happening. Try believing something different. Try asking the universe to help you change and correct your beliefs. Take an active part in creating your world and becoming a successful trader. Through affirmations, say those affirmations, say those beliefs, say them out loud. Write them down. Live them.

Now let’s read about taking the pressure off. And once again, this goes back to the peak performance model, when you have a lot of pressure and a lot of anxiety, you’re performance is not going to be ideal, it’s going to be low.

Meditation Two

Sometimes we need a little bit pressure to get moving. But sometimes we put too much pressure on ourselves. You say, I must be a successful trader, we think and I must do it better and faster. We begin to believe that only by worry and fear and pressuring ourselves, can we become a success. That kind of pressure doesn’t get the job done any better or faster. Simply makes us more tense and fearful and stops their creative juices. Too much pressure can take you out of the present moment, out of the zone, and cause poor performance. Let off some steam. Release your emotions. Take a deep breath. The answer will come, success will come.

Peak Performance Trading | Recommended Reading

I have these in my library. They are dog-eared, and highlighted, I look at these all the time:

“Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.

“Trading in the Zone” by Mark Douglas.

“Market Wizards” by Jack Schwagger.

“Way of the Turtles” by Curtis Faith.

“Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom” by Dr. Van Tharp.

“The Art of Exceptional Living” by Jim Rohn.

The last three don’t have to do with trading at all, but they have to do with getting mentally prepared for the game.

Final Thought

The psychology of trading is very important: rules, strategies, checking your ego at the door, cutting your losses short, letting your profits run.  Don’t over trade, so, your anxiety level is too high. And then you need to have a rock-solid strategy. You blend the two together and you will have balanced trading. And your performance will rise.

In closing what I’d like you all to do, is swim like a shark, hunt like a lion, bat like Babe Ruth, and trade like a professional.

I have 2 systems I trade and teach/alert to our members – Option PRO & SPX W.O.R.  If you couldn’t already tell, I’m at the stage of my trading career where teaching others and giving back is of the utmost importance to me.  That’s why I’ve added features that most sites charge $300 – $500/month for $149/month with zero up-selling, everything is included.

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If you have any questions, shoot me a message through the contact page or through the free membership dashboard (located at the bottom of the page.  All the best!

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