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๐Ÿ“ 4 simple strategies to use today if the selling scares you

Jan 03, 2024

Good morning! ๐Ÿ‘‹

Many investors find themselves in a conundrum with what looks to be another day of red ahead.

Will the selling continue, how will we know and what the Sam Hill do I do about it??!!


Forget all the pundits blathering on about markets being “overbought” or expensive and the like.

Watch the US10YR note – meaning the US 10 Year Treasury.

That’s “the vig” – a term used in gambling meaning the house’s edge on certain bets.

Let me explain.

Wall Street’s biggest traders are typically leveraged up to their eyeballs – meaning they borrow huge sums of money to ply their trade. And they don’t like to lose.

  • When the 10YR rate goes down, they take on more debt to increase their profit potential and go shopping because the cost of borrowing is lower.
  • When the 10YR goes up like it did yesterday, borrowing becomes more expensive. That’s happening again this morning as I type (+0.028% to 3.972%) so they hit the sell button starting with – ta da – big tech because it’s most liquid and easiest to move.

For the most part this is a big money game.

They – the big money – must keep their money moving so they think in very short-term time frames. The attention span of a gnat looks like long-term thinking compared to these folks if you get my drift.

Investors like you and me actually have the upper hand here because we can operate on a longer time frame and with a much more defined perspective.

WE can pick our battles and the stocks we want to buy, then make our move at the time and price of our choosing.

The key not engaging in fights you can’t win.

Always play YOUR game on YOUR terms and chances are good you’ll do just fine over time. Let hyperactive traders fight over table scraps at moments in time.

Take Apple, for instance.

It’s one of the single largest, most widely-owned stocks in the world which means that as Apple goes, so goes the market. Apple stock has returned 996.00% over the past decade versus the S&P 500 which has tacked on 209.92% over the same time frame according to Finmasters.com.

If you really believe Barclay’s downgrade matters and that the company is going to the dogs, then sell and don’t let the door hit you in the asteroids on the way out.

If you think that the company is going to blossom like I do, then get busy.

There is always a path to profits.

Here are 4 simple strategies you can use today:

  1. Slow down your buying if the stock continues to fall, meaning buy less than you would otherwise if you’re nervous.
  2. Use a simple, powerful tactics like Dollar Cost Averaging or its lesser-known cousin Value Cost Averaging (my personal fav) to control the fear that hobbles most folks and harness the volatility that trips ‘em up. We talk about both constantly in One Bar Ahead® btw if that’s of interest. If not, cool beans.
  3. Set LowBall Orders to buy at progressively lower price points. For example, tell your broker you want to buy a few shares at $180, $175, or even something outrageous like $150 a share. Then set your capital aside and wait; you’d be surprised how many times the markets will come to you.
  4. Sell Cash Secured Puts at dramatically lower price points that not only boost your odds of success, but ensure you get paid cold hard cash while you “shop” for discounted shares.

I don’t mean to make light of all the selling or the fear that inevitably creeps in around the edges whenever Wall Street gets in a foul mood.

Just understand this.

Any fear or uncertainty you’re feeling right now is a catalyst for growth, knowledge and yes, profits.

Contrary to what people think, it’s not something to be exploited at your expense but an emotional input you can learn to recognize, overcome, and use to your advantage.

YOU got this – I promise!

As always, let’s MAKE it a great day!

Keith ๐Ÿ˜Š

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