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The #1 Trading Opportunity Right Now

I have something special for you today. I just spoke with Mike Carr, who has designed an incredible strategy, that trades one of my favorite assets. It outperforms the No. 1 asset of the last decade by 5X, while also slashing risk. It also has the unique ability to exploit the sort of volatility we’ve…

This Bubble Burst Is the Chance of a Lifetime

People never change. For thousands of years, people have overreacted. And thousands of years from now, people will still overreact. This manifests in different ways… Riots and wars. Viral “Karen” videos on YouTube. And, in financial markets, bubbles. See, bubbles are a mass overreaction. It takes thousands, even millions of buyers to push prices too…

Peloton Was an “Industry Disruptor”… Until It Fell 95%

Today’s Army is more rewarding than my Army. New recruits get enlistment bonuses up to $50,000. That’s on top of regular pay. Some career soldiers qualify for more than $80,000. (Back in my day, we got nothing.) My stepson recently collected his bonus, and decided to start trading with all that new money. When it…

This Saved You From the Worst of the Dotcom Bubble

Twenty years ago, the market was recovering from one of the worst declines in history. The dot-com crash wiped out nearly $5 trillion in market wealth from 2000 to 2002. And at an annual conference in Wyoming, Alan Greenspan had the unenviable job of defending the Fed.     The former Chairman was famous for “Fed…

Trade the Next Market Bubble With This Simple Formula

Sir Isaac Newton changed the world. Newton set out to explain the laws of motion. In order to do that, he needed a new math. So he created calculus. Unlike most math, this wasn’t just theory. Newton used calculus to project the paths of planets and comets. He proved the earth revolves around the sun…

Options Arena: Expat Edition

Fair warning… You might be tempted to call me “unpatriotic” after you read this week’s Arena. But you’d be wrong. I’ve lived in America my entire life. And for all its issues, I still think it’s the greatest country to live and prosper in the world. We take freedoms for granted that countless people risk…

Low Risk AND 90% Returns

At this point in my life, I can’t risk large losses. I have three young kids. These kids need to go to college one day, so they can move out. That means I have three rounds of college tuition (and a very late midlife crisis) ahead of me. If I want to fund those, I…

On My First Investment, the Dow Lost 20% in a DAY

My first trade confirmation arrived in the mail in October of 1987.   I was in the military at the time, and knew I needed to think about my future. So I started investing in the stock market. But when I opened that envelope, I had no idea what was coming next… Later that month,…

This “Safe” Options Strategy Can Destroy Your Retirement

When I first started trading options, I took an unconventional route… Before I risked a single dollar, I talked to experienced professionals. My reasoning was simple. Why waste money on expensive mistakes, when I could be learning from some of the best traders of our time?    Each expert had different strategies when it came to…

Why the Trademark 60/40 Portfolio Is DOOMED

I spent the second half of my military career learning how to trade. When I retired, I decided I wanted to manage money. Within four years, I got my chance. I quit two years later. Once you’re on the inside, you learn money management isn’t really about helping people. It’s about sales. In the financial…