Why You Should Care What A Company Does

Generally speaking, I don’t care what a company does for a living. I don’t care if they are in healthcare, utilities, or technology.

I really like to find companies that are making massive money and have weak competition. I like companies that are growing rapidly. I like companies that are basically in their own universe because they have a monopoly or near monopoly. 

Which means that I don’t care what the company does but how well they do it.

I teach a course called Stock Success School where I teach how to find what I call Best of the Best Stocks. I teach my special criteria to find these stocks.

But I never actually have my students see what the company does. I want them to not get emotionally involved in the stock because that can cloud their opinion.

But there is one time that I recommend you look at the company’s business.

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I believe in socially responsible investing. This means that I want to make sure that the company isn’t in a business that I find immoral.
I recommend you do the same.
Here are some common concerns that you may share:
  1. Polluters
  2. Selling cigarettes
  3. Selling guns
You may have some religious objections against some companies. 
I believe it is important to vote our conscience with our dollars. We should take our money away from those companies that are evil and invest in companies that are promoting a better world.

Yes, it is probably just a few dollars but collectively it can be a large amount of money. But, even if it is a small amount of money, it is important for us to take a stand for our morality. It sends a message to the company and to the market. More importantly, it aligns our financial decisions with our internal conscience. We need to always keep ourselves in integrity with our beliefs.

Thanks!

Good trading,

Courtney

 

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Why Natural Gas Prices Will Stay Low For Years

It seems like every trader I know points to natural gas and wants to buy it. After all, it is super cheap compared to just a few years ago!

The chart shows a high of almost $18 compared to the current $3. This massive bear market occurred because of the dramatic explosion of new natgas supplies. We got a rally back up to $6.50 in early 2014 but the price was smacked back down to under $3.

I’m not interested in trading natgas at all. It’s boring and there is almost no likelihood of a major bull or  bear market. Here’s why.

Let me let ace energy analyst Kent Moors (http://oilandenergyinvestor.com) explain:

“Natural gas inventory at the end of July came in 23% higher year-on-year (after two months of declines). That figure is estimated to reach 3.867 trillion cubic feet (tcf) by the end of October (and the end of the summer refill season) – 69 billion cubic feet (bcf) above the five-year average and the second highest on record.

2015 demand should end up at 76.5 bcf per day (bcf/d), or 27.9 tcf for the entire year. This is up 4.08% from 2014.

Gas marketed production is expected to grow by an annual rate of 5.4% in 2015, to 78.72 bcf/d, and to rise 2.3% in 2016, to 80.52 bcf/d. That puts it at an estimated total of 28.7 tcf for 2015.”
 
OK, that’s a lot of numbers. Let me refine it for you.
 
We’re going to produce way more natgas that we will consume for years.
 
Down the road, the increased demand for natgas for things like power generation will finally cause a major bull market. But we are years away from that. 
 
In the meantime, stand aside. I’ll keep you posted when the time comes to play the natural gas market.
 
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Should You Stink Bid It?

I read a lot of newsletters. Probably too many.

One tactic used by some of them is called a lowball or stink bid.

Should you use stink bids?

I’ve put together a short video about what they are, how to use them, and whether or not you should use them.

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Thanks!

Good trading,

Courtney

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Was Today The Bottom of the Stock Market Crash?

Yesterday, I did a live webinar on the current stock market crash (click here to watch the free replay). I predicted that the market would rally today. But is this the bottom?

No. We have more to go on the downside.

Today’s price action was great at the beginning of the day but faded very badly later in the day.

I bought more puts on SDS which is a double inverse ETF on the S&P 500. I’ll look again closely on the open and may take profits then.

China lowered interest rates and dropped their reserve requirements and that caused a strong rebound in the US stock market on the open.

As a trading principle, the news is not important. What is important is the market’s reaction to the news.

The initial reaction was bullish, but the late reaction was bearish. In other words, the market ended up acting bearishly to bullish news.

That is very bearish.

So I look for the bear market to continue.

I’ll continue to update you daily as we go through this situation.

But I suggest that you subscribe to my new Market Forecast Video Newsletter to keep up with all the ways to profit from this market. You can subscribe and get more info by clicking here!

You owe it to yourself to subscribe right now!

Thanks!

Good trading,

Courtney

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Is This The Beginning of the Stock Market Crash?

The Dow dropped over 2% today. Is this the beginning of the big crash that so many are predicting? Is this the beginning of a major bear market? 

I don’t think so.

First, there is no new news that would cause it.
 
Second, the market is overvalued but not by much.
 
Third, there has never been a bear market that wasn’t preceded by the yield curve going negative first.
 
Fourth, Seasonally, we don’t get bear markets starting in August.
 
Fifth, the Nasdaq is still making higher highs and higher lows.
 
Having said all that, I am looking for a small correction this year to start in September/October and cause the market to drop 3-9%. 
 
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So what should we do now to profit from this drop?
 
I’m no fool. I always think I could be wrong so I’m going to buy some protection tomorrow morning for my account. I’m going to buy the DOG $25 calls for hopefully under 50 cents. I’ll hedge half my portfolio.
 
But I’m also going to be buying a bunch of stocks.
 
I’m not going to buy the dip like most people do. I’ll wait until the market has bottomed and then buy when the stocks start to rally.
 
Thanks!
 
Good trading,
 
Courtney
 
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The Fed Is On Hold and How You Can Profit From It

The Fed released their minutes from their last meeting and the consensus of commentators is that there is still a chance they will raise rates in September but that now December is a more likely time for them to raise it.

I have been saying for over a year that they would not raise rates this year. Here’s why:

  1. Inflation is low and going lower. The Fed has a target of 2.0% and the core rate that they watch is only 1.2% and declining.
  2. The big argument for raising interest rates is that the unemployment rate is in the 5’s and declining slowly. Jobs are being created at about a 200,000 job monthly rate. But Fed head Yellen knows that there are fewer people working than at any time in the last 30 years. So she views that as a massive overlay of under utilized labor and will want to get those people back in the economy.
  3. She sees that the economy is only bumping along but that the growth is concentrated in the business sector not the employee part of the economy. She is a left leaning labor economist by training and inclination so will want to get more money in the hands of the public not businesses.
  4. Finally, we have an election coming up next year and Fed will often do the Administration’s bidding and keep interest rates low.

Even if the Fed raises interest rates, it will only be by a smidgeon.

Now, how can we make money from it?

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Here are some of the effects of keeping interest rates lower than expected:

  1. The stock market will rocket in December if the Fed doesn’t raise rates before then.
  2. The US dollar will stay in a sideways pattern. The underlying fundamentals are generally bullish on the USD but keeping rates low will knock out one of the major bullish features of the dollar.
  3. Gold will be strengthened on the back of the weaker dollar.
  4. Emerging markets will do better because money will not be sucked out of their economy and into the US.

Thanks!

Good trading,

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Why The Fed Will Not Raise Interest Rates This Year

Over a year ago, I stated that the Fed would not raise interest rates in 2015. Now, the market is almost agreeing with me. There are only two Fed meetings before the end of the year, one in September and one in December.

The market is betting that the Fed will raise rates this year.

I agree that there is a good chance they will raise in December but I think recent facts have increased the chances that the Fed will wait til next year.

All of the reasons that the Fed has given for the last 8 years are still largely in play except that the unemployment rate has dropped.

But a new factor has come into play that will likely keep the Fed from raising rates this year.

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China has now dropped the value of their currency by about 5% in the last several days. Here’s what that means.

All China goods are now 5% cheaper than they were last week! China is a huge supplier of goods to the US and this means that inflation will drop. 

The price of oil is plunging again as predicted. I’m looking for oil to drop into the $30’s. My downside objective is the low 30’s and that will cause inflation to drop even more by the end of the year.

The Fed really wants to see 2% inflation but these two new factors will cause inflation to turn into deflation. 

So look for the Fed to keep interest rates stable. 

I’m currently long TLT and look for it to continue to rally. 

Thanks!

Good trading!

 Courtney

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A Proven Path To Profits

I once heard it said that people spend far more time trying to figure out which $700 refrigerator to buy than researching their next stock buy worth far more.

I hate to say but I think they are right.

I’ll write more about this in other articles but, in this one, I want talk about one of my favorite techniques for making more money every year without learning any new techniques!

I’m talking about back testing.

Back testing is taking a technique and go back in history to see if the technique would have made or lost money.

I’m putting together a free video for you on how to do back testing. I’ll probably send it out this week. So let me talk about back testing and its importance here.

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Most people learn something about the market then simply start trading. They believe what they have heard and assume that it must be true.

They start trading, the results disappoint, and they stop trading as a loser.

There are really two problems here:

  1. Often, the seller of the technique doesn’t give clear rules. As a result, the novice trader does their best to replicate the master’s superb trading but can never match the cherry picked results. More importantly, there is no objective criteria for finding out if the technique works. You can’t test it!
  2. The novice gets a technique but then never back tests it first before trading it. They blindly start trading the technique without knowing if it is profitable! You can imagine where that goes.

I recommend never trading a technique where you do not get the actual rules of the technique or get a rigorous testing of it. That will eliminate problem #1.

The second problem is solved by always back testing the technique before trading it.

How can you do this? Where do you get the back data? What is the procedure?

I’ll send you out a video that goes into more detail about this later.

But here is a quick way to back test something.

  1. Write down the rules. This will make sure you understand them and that they are clear.
  2. Use a chart service and go back one year and then walk forward writing down every trade you would have done if you knew the technique a year ago. We use prorealtime.com and stockcharts.com to test with but you can really use any chart service. Later, you can use computerized testing programs to test even longer periods of time. Write down each trade so you can see the price/date you entered and exited so you can calculate your profitability.
  3. Test the technique over multiple instruments to make sure the test is valid. In stocks, use about 20 stocks that are the type of stocks you will trade in the real world. In futures, use a diversified portfolio of futures. In fx, try to diversify but you will find it hard to.

How long will this take? Some techniques can be tested in just an hour if the technique doesn’t trade too often. Other techniques, which have a lot of trades, can take much longer.

You can also use computer programs that will do the testing for you. I’ll tell you more in a future letter to you.

Back testing is a great way to see if your techniques worked in the past. Of course that doesn’t mean that it will work in the future but the odds are that it will. The longer back you back test, the more confidence you should have that it works in the future.

Correctly done, back testing will likely direct you to techniques that make money and away from those that don’t. This should put you in the category of being a winner right away.

Back testing is a way to being science to your trading and to put a massive edge in your favor.

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The High Cost of Zero Interest Rates

The US Federal Reserve Bank has kept short term interest rates at zero for nine years.

The idea behind it was that super low interest rates would boost housing construction, capital investment, and boost bank profits.

Instead, it has done none of the above and instead has led to massive dislocations around the world.

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Here’s how ace analyst Doug Kass puts it:

“But in maintaining monetary indulgence for such a long time, our central bank has now distorted – and screwed up – our economy and markets, perhaps for some time to come. I believe the Fed has:

  • Borrowing from the future. The “Zero Interest Rate Policy” (ZIRP) has borrowed past and present sales from the future, underscoring the challenge of future economic growth.
  • Created unknown policy consequences. No one knows the consequence of an extended period of ZIRP “punch bowls,” which could result in aberrant behavior and hangovers.
  • Made no sense. If there were no consequences to ZIRP, interest rates could have been held at zero forever in the past, as well as in the future.

Importantly, ZIRP is actually losing its effectiveness (at least in America). As I’ve written previously, low rates are hurting groups like the growing savings class – and they’ve been hoarding cash and reducing personal expenditures as a result, weakening growth.

The seeds of malinvestment have also begun to sprout from ZIRP. Low rates increase the supply of “stuff” (e.g., the mushrooming growth of shale oil), sustaining those companies and countries that shouldn’t be sustained and elevating asset prices against limited progress in the real economy.”

I would add that it has created huge financial bubbles that will cause massive pain in the future.

We had a financial crisis in 2008 caused by too much risk and debt. The Fed’s solution to that problem is to promote more risk and debt.

Totally insane!

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Are You In Control Of Your Trading?

One of the key points I make in my seminars is that we never control the outcome of any trade. Yet people are obsessed with whether or not they make money every second of every day. Yet they don’t control the outcome at all!
 
Trading is all about controlling what you can control totally: your behavior. You have 100% control over it. So you should be obsessing about making sure that you are executing your plan flawlessly.
 
Seth Godin recently discussed this:
“It’s modern and very widespread. It motivates us, frightens us and drives our consumer mania: The idea that we are in control. That our work is so leveraged and important that through force of will, we can ensure that things will turn out as we choose. 

We extend this to our sports and hobbies and adventures, as well. The compelling belief that we’re almost in control, that we’re right at the edge, that this ski run or this play or this experience will be the one we earned through our extensive planning and investment and skill.

Financial advisors and travel businesses and everyone in between peddles us the story that if we just team up with them, we’ll get exactly what we expect, that it will all be as we dreamed it to be.

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You can see where the disappointment lies. We’re never in control, not of anything but the monologue in our head and the actions we choose to take. Everything else, if we’re lucky, is a matter of influence. If we do our work and invest our energy, perhaps we can influence events, perhaps we can contribute to things turning out in a way we’re pleased with.”
 
So we need to give up and simply ride the wave of the market not try to control it.
 
He goes on to say:
“When the illusion of control collides with the reality of influence, it highlights the fable the entire illusion is based on.”
 
You’re responsible for what you do, but you don’t have authority and control over the outcome. We can hide from that, or we can embrace it.”
 
This is the point where many, and perhaps most, traders get disappointed and stop trading. They have the gut idea that they are in control but they are not.
 

 

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