Flash Crash Fire Sale

Flash Crash Fire Sale Remember the Flash Crash of 2010? The U.S. stock market lost a trillion dollars in 36 minutes. If you had raised some cash beforehand, you’d have been able to buy in at a tremendous fire sale. Speaking of fire sales, I’m running a special holiday deal. When you invest in one year of the Smart more »

Did this just signal the final days of the Trump rally?

Did this just signal the final days of the Trump rally? Something extremely significant happened last Friday… …and not a single mainstream media teleprompter-reading reporter talked about it. There was significant action in the bond market that could throw a monkey wrench in the entire Trump rally. Looking at the charts won’t tell you a more »

Secret of the $6 Million Mansion

Secret of the $6 Million Mansion It seemed like an eternity of twisting turns, blind corners, and flooded streets before we reached our destination… A three-story mansion overlooking Los Angeles. On the roof looking left, you can see the Hollywood sign. Scanning the horizon to the right, you can vaguely make out the Griffith Observatory, more »

Apple’s “double-down” mystery

Apple’s “Double-Down” Mystery… What in the world is going on at Apple? “At three in the morning, they have deliveries. It’s very dark, very secretive. We don’t know what’s going on, but almost every night there is noise that wakes the dogs up,” Joann Porter said. Those were the words used to describe the events more »

What color is the sun?

What color is the sun? When you were a kid, you probably took out your crayons and drew the sun as a yellow ball on your piece of paper. And of course Superman gets his powers when exposed to our yellow sun. Yet the sun isn’t yellow. It’s white. What color is snow? White. Why more »

Why people with high IQs are often horrible traders [Part 2]

Why people with high IQs are often horrible traders [Part 2] P.S. Keep reading because I want to share something extremely personal with you… In yesterday’s email, I explained why EQ (emotional quotient or emotional intelligence) is a greater predictor of success than IQ. Ironically, our quote provider took a crap on a day where more »

Why people with high IQs are often horrible traders

Why people with high IQs are often horrible traders   Listen to this crazy paradox: According to Drs. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves, authors of Emotional Intelligence 2.0, “people with the highest levels of IQ outperform those with average IQs just 20% of the time, while people with average IQs outperform those with high IQs more »

The “Kindergarten Cop” method for finding winning trades

The “Kindergarten Cop” method for finding winning trades In 1990, action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to roll the dice… …he would play the lead role as an undercover detective. His assignment? Teach kindergarten to catch a murderous drug kingpin. By all accounts, the movie should have been a flop. The #1 rule in Hollywood — more »

The Giant Stock/Bond Spread

I’ve got some important information to share with you. The normalized spread between stocks (SPY), and bonds (TLT) is now 7.95 – the highest level since 2011. Here’s a chart: The spike up in stocks, and the drop in bonds is the opposite what we initially saw after the Brexit vote. I got a lot more »

The “ABP” method for getting your sh$* together

The “ABP” Method for Getting your Shit Together From the 1992 movie Glenngary Glen Ross Ed Harris: What’s your name? Alec Baldwin: F____ you. That’s my name. You know why, mister You drove a Hyundai to get here. I drove an eighty-thousand dollar BMW. THAT’S my name. And your name is you’re wanting. You can’t more »