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IRA Trading and Investing Strategies

As an IRA holder, you have two choices:

  • Invest your money on your own.
  • Rely on a money manager.

IRA Trading and Investing Strategies Intro

In a short overview, this is what you can expect from a money manager and from you as a private investor:

Goals of IRA’s with Money Managers and as a Self-Investor

IRA Self-Investor and Money Manager Performance

Instruments Needed to Beat Money Managers Index Performance

Instruments Needed to Beat the Money Manager Performance

  1. Operate with a high probability trading system that is able to highlight institutional engagement on the chart: A change in supply and demand is measurable as a pre-stage for a potential future price move. Aim for a predictability ≥ 65%.
  2. To prevent drawdowns, apply a hedging strategy: In 2008, the stock market dropped 50% in a matter of months; hence, you are in need of a hedging strategy, which protects you even overnight, when the stock markets are closed, letting you find sound sleep – IRA managers do not offer such!
  3. Find assets with up- and downside price move potentials (trade finder): Invest where prices move (even in an IRA).
  4. Instead of taking a stop-loss, repair your trade: Imagine you trade 100 times per year, with a one dollar reward and a one dollar risk per trade. When you win 65 and lose 35 trades, your balance is $40. By applying methods of trade repair, you have a high chance to reduce the average loss to 40% of the originally planned loss (and you can do better). Applying our method of trade repair will then increase your gains by $21, giving you a potential for a 53% increase on your return. How does that sound?
  5. Leverage strategies: Build up your opportunities when they matter: Add to your winners and harvest big and keep the losers small – your key principle of trading and investing success.

Contact us for a personal consulting hour where we can show you how our systems and education modules work: We are in business since 2008 and work one-on-one with our clients to build all mentioned elements and more to a guideline for trading and investing success. Today, we offer you two choices:

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June 13, 2018 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

Success Principles for Trading and Investing

There is a formula, a composition for trading and investing success.

It takes training, systems, systematics, and effort; but it is learnable and doable.

Success Principles by NeverLossTrading

On our recent webinar, we shared the key elements of Trading and Investing success. We understand that not all of you had the time to participate and unfortunately our webinar provider does not offer a recording.

To bring you on board with what matters, we put together a short article.

All you need to do is entering your email address and it will get sent to you.

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This is inside?

  • How to operate with a high probability to predict the future price move of an asset.
  • Risk management by reward/risk expectation.
  • Position sizing or money management.
  • Repair and hedge strategies.
  • A business plan (guideline) for trading success.
  • Find clear advice for the attitude and behavior needed to establish your trading and investing future.

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May 31, 2018 at 8:17 am Leave a comment

Are You Striving for Trading and Investing Success?

If yes, join us at our Free Webinar and learn the

Success Principles: Day Trading to Long-Term Investing

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 4:30PM EDT

Presenter: Thomas F. Barmann of NeverLossTrading (10-years in business)

Success Principles by NeverLossTrading

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This is what you will learn:

  • How to operate with a high probability trading system, giving you at or above 65% probability to predict the future price move. Price changes have an underlying measurable pre-phase and continuation phase. Our algorithms highlight those happenings and you learn to follow them with clear-cut Entries, Exits, and Stops. We show you examples and offer you live experiences.
  • Risk management is the key essence of successful trading; learn how to put it in place.
  • Position sizing or money management: let us show you how it shall be done.
  • Repair and hedge strategies are imperative for successful traders and investors.
  • Operate with a business plan for trading success (A clear-cut guideline to success).
  • Find clear advice for the attitude and behavior needed to establish your trading and investing future.

Join our presentation and experience the success principles CRITICAL for trading and investing.

We are looking forward having you at our event.

See you online on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 4:30 p.m. EDT

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May 25, 2018 at 7:05 am Leave a comment

Trading and Investing Due Diligence

Imagine, you want to buy a company: what will you do?

You will follow a process of a due diligence – steps of appraising your investment decision. You owe this to your lenders and to you; else no money shall be invested; because the expectation to achieve the desired return is doubtful.

Due Diligence by NeverLossTrading

However, when you invest in a stock, do you follow a simple process of appraising why you shall buy the stock or any other asset; deciding fact-based, IF and at which price to buy and re-sell the stock again?

Our period for the free Guide to Being a Trader or Investor ended.

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April 26, 2018 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

Option Trading for Private Investors

Options offer wonderful tools for private investors to participate in the price moves of the underlying stocks, futures, commodities, and currencies.

With options, you find a variety of trading opportunities by Calls, Puts at various strike prices and expiration dates; not to mention the ability to create multiple types of spreads and combinations to take advantage of different market conditions; however, we want to keep it simple and focus on using options for participating in directional price moves of the underlying assets and you can do this with any type of account, even IRA, custodian, or cash accounts.

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Thus, let us share with you how to find strong directional price move setups and explain the reasons for trading options instead of the underlying assets.

Focusing on a simple way of option-trading, we buy Calls to participate in price moves to the upside and we buy Puts for price moves to the downside.

What will be your advantage of buying options over buying or selling the asset?

Our answers are multifold:

  • You can limit your maximum risk to the premium paid.
  • Options allow you to only invest a fraction: 1% – 5% of the asset price.
  • You operate with leverage, striving for 30% – 200% return per trade.
  • Trades can be repaired when they do not work: reducing losses or even turning losers into winners.
  • There is no uptick rule for buying or selling options and thus, you can participate in price moves to the downside in any type of account and market condition.

Your key to successful option-trading is your ability to repetitively predict directional price moves with a high accuracy.

This is where a trading system comes into play and you best only consider trading systems that offer you the following:

  • A ≥ 65% probability to predict the future price move of an asset.
  • Trading/investing at specific and confirmed entry conditions only.
  • At entry, you receive specific target prices, reachable in a pre-defined period of time.
  • Operating with specific stop price levels, where you either exit your trade or you start repairing it.

For option traders, the element of high predictability of a price move at a pre-specified time period is important: At whatever strike price you buy Puts or Calls, you are always paying a time value; which is decaying, taking away from your investment even so the underlying asset price might not even move in your disfavor.

Let us put together two examples:

TSLA Daily NLT-Top Line Chart March 5 to March 29, 2018

TSLA NLT Top Line March 30, 2018

The chart shows you on 3/14/2018 a trade condition: Sell <$323.92 (CiC expresses a change in command; sellers take over from buyers at this setup). Thus you can operate with a clear-cut entry-level condition: When the price-move of the next candle surpasses the set price threshold, go short in the asset (TSLA) through buying Puts.

The trade entry condition was met in the next candle/bar on 3/15/2018 and thus confirmed the trade entry. By the system conditions, you know the maximum and favorable price to pay for the option and the time to expiration to decide for. We teach those details, concepts, and strategies in our mentorships and give you the tools on hand for taking solid trading and investing decisions.

Where is the magic in trading options?

Let us explain:

  1. You are able to participate in the downside price move of TSLA without the need to comply with SEC regulations that do not allow sorting stocks with account holdings < $25,000, or in an IRA, or cash accounts.
  2. No need to borrow TSLA stock from your broker, with the risk that it might not be available for you.
  3. The NLT system conditions specified at the chosen instance, the maximum price to pay for TSLA Put options at $14; favorably at $7:
  • When accepting the trade, Puts were available at $7.22 and such the price to pay was in spec. (the NLT chart dashboard expresses those price levels).
  • In essence, your minimum investment to participate in the price move of TSLA was 2.2% of the share price at entry (just a fraction); asking you for a $722 investment, which is more or less the price of two shares and you control 100.
  1. By NLT Top-Line, we assume to reach the price target-1 after a maximum time in the trade of five bars/candles.
  • Actually, the price moved to target-1in three bars, producing a 70% return on investment.
  • Price target-2 was supposed to be reached after a maximum of 10 bars and was reached at bar-8, with a return on investment of 433%.

Next, we show you if you like to take a longer-term perspective, how the system can help you to make sound decisions with fractional investments:

MSFT Weekly NLT-Top Line Chart, November 2017 to March 2018

MSFT Weekly NLT Top-Line March 2018

The chart shows a buy threshold at Buy>$88.41, which was confirmed in the price move of the next candle, allowing the trade entry with Call options. This way, you can pre-condition your order so it only goes into the market when your conditions are met, at your pre-defined offering price. This way, you do not have a need to sit in front of your computer for the order entry.

By our system, we originally assumed to reach the target-1 after one to five bars and got there in two bars. Target-2 was reached at bar-3 (3-weeks later), with the following return expectations:

  • Return at target-1: 52%.
  • Return at target-2: 110%.

Again, you just had to invest a fraction of the share price: <2% and you were able to participate in the price move of the underlying in $160 investment increments.

We hope this shows you, how you can keep more of your own money and make better than average returns… and fewer mistakes. NeverLossTrading provides you with the systems and knowledge to find such opportunities and to make those decisions. You stay in control as the markets move up and down, with at-a-glance guidance where the chart will tell, when to best buy or sell. Your trade potentials are either to be found by own scanners or by the NeverLossTrading Alerts (subscription service).

To learn more about what you will experience trading the markets the NeverLossTrading way, check out our info page and make a decision..click.

We are in business since 2008 and developed multiple systems and the necessary tools and knowledge base to support you in your aim for trading and investing success. If this is for you and you want to experience how it works live:

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April 5, 2018 at 11:21 am Leave a comment

Trading and Investing Behavior

30-minutes to change your trading and investing future.

You will only make money trading or investing with the right systematics, attitude, and behavior.

This presentation shows you what is needed and helps you to fill your voids to turn yourself into the trader or investor you want to be.

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March 21, 2018 at 6:44 am Leave a comment

Trade and Invest Mind-Based – Not Emotional

We are all driven by emotions; however, when it comes to trading and investing, you should give yourself rules on which you act and not believes.

Intro NeverLossTrading Rule Based Decision Making

What are the dominant emotions driving private investors? Fear and Greed.

The fear of losing, paired with the greed of missing out on an opportunity.

When the Bitcoin was on the hype, I had many who asked for a quick tip – and my answer was: stay out; when the average person starts knowing about an opportunity, it is over and somebody needs to buy at the high – let it not be you.

On a recent advertisement for a trading system that is around since long, the following trade proposal was propagated for AAPL, trading with Vertical Put-Spreads:

  • Maximum profit: $1,100
  • Maximum loss: $1,900

When we calculate the outcome based on different probabilities over 10-trades, you will immediately see that the odds are not much in your favor, even so, the trade was proposed based on the idea that you make money if the share price goes up, moves slightly down, or goes sideways.

10 Trades Win/Loss  50:50  60:40  65:35
Reward 1100 -4000 -1000 500
Risk 1900      

Sure, AAPL is a great company with products we love, but we want to encourage you: stop falling in love or being emotional with investments. At a 65% probability to predict the future, you should not only reach breakeven, you should make money!

A simple basic rule for making money trading: The odds of the trade setup need to be in your favor and you need a system that helps you to predict the future with a high probability.

There are not risk-free trades, and the idea that you can find trades that have a more than two-times the reward, compared to the risk to take, are rare: about 5% to 10% of the opportunities we record. Hence, you are doomed to somewhere trade in the area of a 1:1 reward/risk.

How to make money this way?

By following a system that gives you high probability trade setups ≥ 65%, applying clear cut money management and risk management rules.

Sounds simple, doesn’t it?

It all starts with a system that records the price action of now and proposes when money is flowing in or out of an asset. For you to be part of the directional move, the system shall measure the potential price expansion, the statistical volatility (where to place the stop) and the maximum time in the trade: rule-based trading and investing.

The following examples show, how we initiate trades with buy-stop orders or sell-stop orders when the formulated price threshold is surpassed: Sell<0.7836 e.g., in the price development of the next candle. The stop is at the red-cross-bars. Find your target by a gray dot on the chart. Surely, additional rules apply, which we teach one-on-one, at your best available times.

AUD/USD NeverLossTrading TrendCatching Example

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Each of the highlighted trade situations allowed for an about 25 pip price move to target at a similar risk.

Let us demonstrate rule-based trading on a stock example:

AAPL NeverLossTrading Daily TrendCatching Chart

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In five trade situations, we had four winning trades and one loss: high probability!

At each situation, the trade target was formulated and so was the stop. Only trades that were according to our reward/risk rule were accepted.

When you want to learn rule-based trading, we are happy to work on a live demonstration with you, where you can experience how our systems work at your preferred assets and time frames.

Call: +1 866 455 4520 or contact@NeverLossTrading.com

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We are looking forward to hearing back from you,

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