2018 – A Great Year So Far

2018 Has been a great year so far, 10 trades with an 80% win rate! Attached are all my trades including slippage with my exact fills. I also did some math on what I have pulled out of the market per share on the QLD and it’s $32.52! This does not take into account the compounding effect of winner after winner. And when you consider that the QLD is only up just over $8 per share for the year, I am pretty happy with that performance.

These are real trades, there is no hiding place for me, I shared each and every one of these trades before they were filled.

Long may it continue…and I certainly expect it to.

John

P.s The Nasdaq Futures system has had an equally if not even better year so far, the systems works so well on both instruments.


The Other Side Of Fear

As I was dealing with my own anxiety yesterday I came across this quote.  Richard Branson was talking about it on CNBC and how it inspired him.  If I stop and think about the financial markets, every time I make a trade I get anxious at the beginning.  I am sure I am not alone!

Once it’s past the first hurdle and my stop is moving higher, particularly to the point of locking in sizable profit, anxiety is really no longer there.  But in the beginning, those first few hours or days that I have to go through hoping my system has picked another winner, those are the hard times when fear creeps in to my psyche.

This quote however, sums up the reality of trading or investing.  Every step I take is with at least a little fear, but on the other side of that fear is success and joy in the near to the long term….just not in the hours or days after I get in.  So I thought I’d share this little quote with you all.

I am sure it is difficult for you too, reading this, and relating to how you are fearful when trading. I know that some of you are following my every move, hoping I am the real deal and that I know what I am doing!  Now imagine me, with so many of you watching my every move…it just means for me that I have a little more fear that I have to get to the other side of!  But I welcome it. It makes me strive to be better and always has.  Ego is a powerful force!

I suppose the transparency I put out there is a little unusual.  I hope that my transparency will help you succeed in however you choose to trade, and I hope that the training we do will give you the knowledge base to be a little less fearful in a high anxiety business.

Good trading,

John

P.s. Thanks to everyone that has signed up for the June course, we are now full.  Sorry if you missed out, but there will be a waiting list, so make sure you join it via the link of the “Profit Power” course on the website should there be someone that had to change their plans.  I will do at least 1 more course this year in September/October, so look out for that 🙂


Expect Fireworks at 2pm

The S&P 500 dropped over 15 points into the close yesterday due to fear around what President Trump is going to do on the Iran deal.  Tensions remain high in the market.  As I type this it has come down as bit after the open, and I doubt we will see a rip roaring rally before the news is released.

It is widely expected that he will announce that he is leaving the deal that Obama signed in 2015 with 5 other countries.  How he plans on doing that, and when, remains to be seen.  Iran has massive Oil stores and so any development could cause a big move in energy which could influence a big move in the market as a whole.   The stickler is that international inspectors and signatories to the deal, including the United States, have consistently certified that Iran is complying with the agreement, but Trump has decided the accord itself is flawed…let’s see.

I am looking to get back into the market, but who wants to enter with this news looming?  Not me!  Fortunately, I have a system and I don’t think beyond it.  It says I have a buy price set at a certain level, so it will be set there and ready.  If you are following this one, I hope its a big winner, should it be filled!

Bring on the bulls!

John


Apple Earnings After the Bell Tonight

Just a reminder:  Lot’s of hurdles this week. A big one is Apple earnings coming up after the bell at 4:30pm. There have been reports from suppliers of a slow down. Could get ugly.

Then we have the Fed tomorrow at 2pm and the monthly jobs report on Friday.

The failure of the indexes getting back to the recent highs despite stellar earnings points to them making a new low and soon. If Apple doesn’t kill it and post amazing forward guidance…look out below.

Anyway, we’ll see, but I am glad to be flat in the Dot2Dot systems in a weak market.

Good trading,

John


Nothing is Impossible

It would seem that someone forgot to tell the system that it’s impossible to time the market.  Even I am impressed with this chart, and I designed the system!

Looking back over 2018, the trades on the chart here make it look easy, but it’s never easy when real dollars are on the line.  I am humbled when I hear the great feedback I receive.  It is hugely gratifying to help others smash it!

I will remain with my feet on the ground and continue to work to make these systems consistently perform in all markets for myself and anyone that chooses to follow along.

Thank you and congratulations to all the members of the site that took this last trade.  For some of you it was your first trade, particularly the futures trade, and I am genuinely delighted it worked so well for you all.  And for those of you who went all out with triple margin in the QLD ETF…you know where to send the bottle of scotch.  Hehehe!

Now let’s see it fall so the systems can do it again!

My best,

John

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6800 – My Line In The Sand

In my opinion, should the Nasdaq Futures stay above 6800 overnight, I think we will see higher prices tomorrow. It’s currently around 6850.

The QLD ETF Trade closed up 12.04% today, with the Nasdaq NQM18 currently up around 400 points (+6%). I would love to see the QLD get to over $83 per share tomorrow to record a $10 per share gain. So, that is what I am hoping for, and the pattern still looks bullish to me.  Therefore, only unexpected news or a doozie of a Trump tweet can derail this trend I think.

Congratulations to all the fellow traders following this one and scooping such a big win.  I am truly delighted for you all!  But let’s hope for even more 😉

Bring in the bulls!
John

Netflix Smashes Its Earnings

 

The open trades still have stops at breakeven, but I need the market to advance a little further before I can tighten them. At the close today the ETF trade is up over 7%, but Netflix just posted earnings that smashed their expectations and added 2 million subscribers.  This has led to the Nasdaq Futures spiking in the after market.  My NQ trade is also doing very well and is now up +259.25 points ($5,185 per contract). So despite the many market concerns recently, the system did manage to get a good swing low entry into the recovery.

Assuming the futures hold on to these after hours gains I will get my required higher price in the QLD (See picture above) to allow me to zoom in on a closer profit taking stop in both Nasdaq trades.

The fly in the ointment may be at 10PM tonight, as we will have China’s Q1 GDP report – The Chinese economy grew at an annualized rate of 6.9% last year, and expectations are for the Q1 number to come in at 6.8%. This will likely influence the futures market, hopefully to the upside with a beat for another gap higher into the open tomorrow!

Bring on the bulls!
John

Friday’s “Closing Bull” Facebook Live Broadcast

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June Event is Filling Fast

If you are a visual person, you may appreciate this picture of the system’s trades in the QLD in 2018 (Nasdaq ETF).  As you can see it has performed very well.  I am pleased with the returns and this could be a cracking good year should it keep up this kind of performance.

If you want to learn how to do this, the only way is to sign up for my course in June.  I love sharing my success, believe me, when I share my trades, I feel the emotions around my money every bit as you do, there is no bravado or arrogance here.  I just applied myself for almost 15 years to figuring out the how to get in as close to the bottom and get out as close to the top as possible.  And as you can see here, it’s doing exactly that.  And now I want to pass these findings onto others.

I would be delighted to share my insights and systems with you, space is limited, and I don’t mean that as a sales technique, as the course is FREE! 

It’s just limited as its the only event I am running this side of summer, and there will not be another opportunity until September.

At this course and any other course, you will never be sold anything, no up-sells, no special VIP group nonsense.  Just great information and an opportunity to understand the systems so that you can follow or go trade them yourself.  I promise to teach everyone how to fish for themselves.

So whats’s the catch?  Well, not exactly a catch, after the course, should you decide you want to make your life easier and just follow my signals there is a membership fee, that is all.

With 50 seats already taken, we are closing in on capacity, don’t miss out!

For more information and to sign up for the course here is the link:

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My best,

John


Nailed It

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I know it’s a bit uncouth to brag, and perhaps it’s still a little early.  But even I am impressed with the systems entry yesterday.

I am long at $73.08 in the QLD (Nasdaq ETF).  My last trade, having sat out the entire fall was Long QLD $85.73, exiting at $89.52 a few days later on March 13th.  The market has done nothing but fall since then.  And I have had to be patient and wait for a bottom signal ever since.  My last Futures trade in NQM18 was equally impressive. (As is it’s current entry point)

Now it looks like the systems have just scooped at least a short term bottom.  Both systems look like they are in for a multi-day move higher.  I don’t just say this in hope, it is based on statistics and trusted indicators and tools I have used for over 10 years.  When it works well, it can be truly dazzling!

So enough bragging…Let’s talk about overnight.  What a wild ride.  China increases it’s tariffs without putting a date on their implementation.  This caused a 40 point drop in the S&P around 4-5am.  When the panic settled, Trump’s tweet was actually quite funny:  Referring to a possible trade war – “When you’re already $500 Billion DOWN, you can’t lose!”…funny!

Anyway, it was dicey this morning, but unexpected news has a way of shaking out the weak hands and then going back in the direction it was already headed. I had noted that I expected a trend up day this week, well I got my wish right away today.

That being said, nothing will humble you faster than the stock market, so my feet are on the ground and vigilant, but this is looking really good for a swing higher, how high is anyone’s guess, but GREED is back!

Good Trading,

John