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TRADESMITH video Free version – January 9, 2017

Is the dip over? Are we going back up to new highs or are we going to crash? Watch this week’s TradeSmith to find out!

Courtney Smith’s market forecast, TradeSmith, provides valuable insights on the market from a Professional Trader with over 45 years experience. Courtney Smith is the only person in history to have managed atop ranked Hedge Fund, Stock & Futures Picking Newsletters, & Mutual Fund. Watch & learn from a master trader’s analysis of the market. Courtney has been featured on TV over 1000 times and trained on hundreds of stages around the world to tens of thousands of traders worldwide. Subscribe to the Premium TradeSmith Podcast to receive additional insights and specific trade recommendations at http://bit.ly/WeeklyMarketForecast

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TRADESMITH video Free version – January 2, 2017

Courtney told you the market was going lower last week. This week he tells you how long the dip will be and how low the market will go. Watch it now!

Courtney Smith’s market forecast, TradeSmith, provides valuable insights on the market from a Professional Trader with over 45 years experience. Courtney Smith is the only person in history to have managed atop ranked Hedge Fund, Stock & Futures Picking Newsletters, & Mutual Fund. Watch & learn from a master trader’s analysis of the market. Courtney has been featured on TV over 1000 times and trained on hundreds of stages around the world to tens of thousands of traders worldwide. Subscribe to the Premium TradeSmith Podcast to receive additional insights and specific trade recommendations at http://bit.ly/WeeklyMarketForecast

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TRADESMITH video Free version – December 26, 2016

We are at a critical juncture in the market. Crash or boom? Is the Trump Pump over? Courtney tells you what will happen in this week’s TradeSmith!

Courtney Smith’s market forecast, TradeSmith, provides valuable insights on the market from a Professional Trader with over 45 years experience. Courtney Smith is the only person in history to have managed atop ranked Hedge Fund, Stock & Futures Picking Newsletters, & Mutual Fund. Watch & learn from a master trader’s analysis of the market. Courtney has been featured on TV over 1000 times and trained on hundreds of stages around the world to tens of thousands of traders worldwide. Subscribe to the Premium TradeSmith Podcast to receive additional insights and specific trade recommendations at http://bit.ly/WeeklyMarketForecast

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TRADESMITH video Free version – December 19, 2016

Is this the top that everybody has been waiting for? Is the Trump Pump over? Watch the video to find out!

Courtney Smith’s market forecast, TradeSmith, provides valuable insights on the market from a Professional Trader with over 45 years experience. Courtney Smith is the only person in history to have managed atop ranked Hedge Fund, Stock & Futures Picking Newsletters, & Mutual Fund. Watch & learn from a master trader’s analysis of the market. Courtney has been featured on TV over 1000 times and trained on hundreds of stages around the world to tens of thousands of traders worldwide. Subscribe to the Premium TradeSmith Podcast to receive additional insights and specific trade recommendations at http://bit.ly/WeeklyMarketForecast

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You Don’t Really Own Your Own Home

To own your own home is an important part of the American Dream. It is a dream of literally billions of people around the world.

But there is a hidden dark side to this dream.

First, you don’t own the home. Sure, it is your name on the deed. But you don’t own it.

You just rent it from the government. Stop paying your property taxes and they take your home from you. End of story. There is no way to avoid it except to move to areas of the country with no property taxes.

I recently spoke at a conference and stayed after my speech to listen to another speaker. I learn a lot at the conferences that I speak at!

The speaker was talking about buying tax liens and properties being sold for the outstanding taxes. Basically, governments in the US put liens on property that is behind on their tax bill. You can buy the tax liens and receive at least 16% return and often more.

I’ve heard the pitch before but I always like to find good investments so I paid close attention to the story. A big part of the presentation was testimonials from people who had invested and were able to acquire properties for insanely low prices.

One story was a gentlemen who had paid the $67.30 back taxes on 15 acres in rural Oklahoma. He assumed that the “owners” of the property would pay the $67.30 back taxes to retain control of the property but they didn’t! So this gentleman was able to take over the 15 acres for just $67.30!

At first, I thought, wow, what a great investment! Good for him!

But then I got appalled. A citizen of the United States of America had just lost their property because they didn’t pay a trivial amount of money. They never really owned the property. The government took extremely punitive actions over a trivial amount. But the government had to do that to show that you can’t fight city hall. They had to show that they were bad ass and had a zero tolerance policy for people who didn’t pay their taxes.

How hard did they try to tell the “owners” that they were going to lose “their” property? Perhaps they were foreigners. But, then, what incentive does the government have to really try to protect the “owner” when a failure by the “owner” to pay their taxes is actually a good thing for the government? The government ends up with more money and power through this process.

Government controls your property in many other ways. So you don’t even have complete control of it even if your pay your taxes.

Many towns and cities have aesthetic boards that have to approve if the looks of your house is acceptable to them. They control the design and even the color of the paint on the house.

Venice California has few restrictions on the design of houses compared to its neighbor Los Angeles which has heavy restrictions. As a result, there is a riot of creativity in design. I get almost giddy looking at all the interesting and often beautiful houses.

Los Angeles, on the other hand, is composed of rows of look alike houses. The classic ticky tacky houses.

I get it. You may not want to live next door to a house painted in puce and fuchsia polka dots. But my point is that YOU don’t get to have that problem or choice. The government has abrogated that power. You don’t control the design of your house, faceless bureaucrats do.

Of course, zoning laws are another way that you lose control of “your” property. Zoning laws restrict the use of your property. The idea is that it is bad to allow people to be able to build factories next to houses and so on.

But zoning goes way beyond that. For example, Starbucks couldn’t open coffee houses in San Francisco neighborhoods only on busy commercial streets. San Francisco has a zoning restrictions against restaurants in residential neighborhoods and Starbucks was considered a restaurant because it served a little food. So San Francisco had no local place to hand out and relax.

Starbucks hired a bus full of lawyers and persuaded the government to create a new zoning classification for coffee houses and now Starbucks are in San Francisco.

Could you or I have been able to do that? No. We are not rich or powerful to do that. We would have just been victims of the stupid zoning regulations.

And let us not forget eminent domain. Eminent domain gives the government the power to seize private property for public use. Traditionally this meant taking property to build a highway.

But this power has been dramatically expanded in the last 20 years. Now, your property can be seized and given to another private individual if the new owner would be paying more taxes that you would have!

Clearly this is a whole new way to abuse the power of government and crush the citizen.

I’m not saying that you shouldn’t consider buying property. There are definitely reasons to do it.

But people understand the limits of their “ownership” of real estate. It is wise to fully understand exactly what you are buying and the limits of that ownership.

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Execute Flawlessly

You have a good technique for making money in the markets. Now you must execute it flawlessly.

It makes no sense to have a good technique and not follow it to a tee.

You will have much deeper confidence in your technique if you take every signal like a machine. Your profits will grow and you will know exactly why they are growing. You are following every signal flawlessly so there is no doubt why you are making money.

But what if you don’t follow your rules precisely? What if you don’t execute flawlessly?

Then you will never know why you are making money. Are the profits coming from he technique or from your overrides? You will never know. Your confidence in the technique will degrade because of the lack of experience of knowing if your technique is profitable. Your stress level will increase because you have dramatically increased the chaos in your life. You have dramatically increased the unknown in your life.

You must have the discipline to execute flawlessly. You must stop thinking when you trade and simply execute flawlessly.

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Laughing, Happy, Excited!

I am a huge fan of James Altucher.

He wrote a great blog post this week. Please go read it. It will change your life.

Click here to read.

Now go laugh with joy.

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TRADESMITH video Free version – December 12, 2016

Courtney explains how he has made double profits in the Trump Pump! Watch the video to learn how!

Courtney Smith’s market forecast, TradeSmith, provides valuable insights on the market from a Professional Trader with over 45 years experience. Courtney Smith is the only person in history to have managed atop ranked Hedge Fund, Stock & Futures Picking Newsletters, & Mutual Fund. Watch & learn from a master trader’s analysis of the market. Courtney has been featured on TV over 1000 times and trained on hundreds of stages around the world to tens of thousands of traders worldwide. Subscribe to the Premium TradeSmith Podcast to receive additional insights and specific trade recommendations at http://bit.ly/WeeklyMarketForecast

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The Coming Bond Market Collapse

The global bond market will collapse. One of the biggest bull markets in history has turned into one of the biggest bubbles in history.

The story begins in the 1970’s. Inflation is rampant. Prices are moving sharply higher. Gerald Ford wears a WIN button. Whip Inflation Now.

Money supply has been growing out of control since Richard Nixon took the US off the gold standard in 1971.

Mortgages are pushing 20%! Short term interest rates are over 20%!

6’7” Paul Volcker is hired to head the Federal Reserve System. Dramatically, he raises interest rates and stops increasing the money supply over night. The world is shocked! Central bankers are supposed to be prudent sober individuals not people who make dramatic moves.

But he did.

And thus the greatest bull market in bonds in US history began. Inflation came down. Interest rates came down. For 37 years!

Short term interest rates have effectively reached zero and long term rates to below 2%. As interest rates come down, bond prices rally. They are inverse.

But the Big Bull is over. Interest rates are now about to rise and rise dramatically. Here’s why.

For inflation to occur, several things have to happen.

First, the Fed has to increase the size of their balance sheet. They have tripled the size since 2008 which gives a massive base for money supply growth which should then lead to higher inflation.

But the increase in the base never translated into inflation. That money didn’t go to increasing debt to the private section but went almost exclusively into buying Federal government debt. So the increase never made it to Main Street so no inflation so no higher bond yields.

But this is changing. Inflation is coming back and this will cause long term interest rates to rally thus causing bond prices to collapse.

The global economy will be much stronger in 2017. I’ll write why in another column. The stronger economy will cause higher inflation and money to flow out of the bond market.

The stock market will also be stronger than the bond market and massive money will flow out of the bond market and into the stock market. This is already happening on a large scale.

Investors will want the higher returns of the stock market and will panic sell bonds to cut their losses. Stock mutual funds will show profits while bond funds will show losses and retail investors will shift their money to bonds from stocks.

Basically, we are coming into a perfect storm for bonds. Inflation is coming back. Money flows are turning negative.

The bear market won’t be straight down but we must always be looking for reasons to short the market.

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