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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?

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

Trading and Investing in Times of Volatility

Since the beginning of 2018, the US-stock market gives traders and investors a challenge that was not present for a long time: increasing volatility.

There are different ways of expressing volatility: Commonly the VIX (CBOE Market Volatility Index) is taken as the volatility measure; however, besides a short spark in February, the VIX still dwells below 20, which is considered low volatility.

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On the other hand, we do not need to rely on what the index says to understand if volatility increased or not. Just take a monthly chart and look at the size candles of the core stock market index, then you see what is happening:

NLT TrendCatching Chart for SPX (S&P 500 Index), October 2016 to April 2018

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The chart shows you multiple buy signals along the up move until the S&P 500 reached its high in January 2018. In March of 2018, a first sell signal occurred.

How to read the NeverLossTrading Trend Catching Chart:

  • With the NLT system, you trade or invest when the formulated price threshold is surpassed in the price-move of the next candle: Buy>$2519.40 was indicated end of September 2017 and confirmed in October 2017, leading to going long in the index and we closed the position when the price reached the gray target dot at $2590.40; concluding a 71-point price move. End of November 2017, another price threshold was formulated and confirmed in the next candle and came to target. The last buy signal on the chart: Buy>$2877.90 was final and no more confirmed.
  • By the change in color, a momentum change came on the chart, resulting in a first sell signal: Sell<$2585.90.
  • The bottom study: NeverLossTrading Balance of Power Indicator, tells you in blue that buyers were in command (blue bars), until in February 2018, when sellers were more dominant.

All NLT charts auto-adjust and signal directional trading opportunities, regardless of the asset or time frame you choose.

Back to volatility:

When you look at the size of the 2018 monthly candles, you recognize that they are significantly bigger (top-to-bottom) than all the candles we have seen in the prior months: telling you that volatility increased, and as a trader or investor, you better have strategies on hand to deal with times of higher volatility.

Why do we make this point?

In times of higher volatility, when keeping the same risk tolerance, your risk of getting stopped out in your trades increases; thus you need new trading strategies to cope with the new risk gauge to bring your trades to target.

When trading or investing, we make assumptions, predicting potential directional price moves, while we cannot influence if the price gets to our target; however, we can control the risk by the trading strategy we apply: Meaning, if you prior operated with a 2% stop, in times of volatility, a 5% stop might be needed to follow the predominant price move.

If the increased volatility brings you outside of your risk tolerance, you have multiple choices to still trade and invest:

  • Decrease your position size.
  • Reduce the time frame you base your trading decisions on.
  • Choose option strategies that allow a limited-risk and directional reward opportunity.
  • Change to trading strategies that function best at times of volatility.

The last point might be a bit ambiguous, so let us throw an example.

E-Mini S&P 500 Futures Index on 4/13/2018 with NLT Top-Line and TrendCatching Signals

ES April 13 Ranges

Each price move captured on the chart resulted in a $250 gain/risk based on one futures contract. Just add up the realized directional opportunities of one trading day and you see; how a change in trading strategies can accelerate your opportunities to participate in directional price moves of the underlying multiple times a day.

This is where we come into play and help you to have the trading strategies, systems, and systematics on hand to cope with every trade environment.

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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Thomas Barmann

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April 17, 2018 at 5:48 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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March 12, 2018 at 10:17 am Leave a comment

What it takes to be a Trader or Investor

If you want to know what is needed to turn you into the trader or investor you want to be, listen well and read the following documentation.

At times, we play a high probability game, where we let people bet on a draw of marbles from a bag. In a bag of 20 marbles and we put marble back after the draw, keeping the same ratio:

  • 13 green marbles that win.
  • 7 red marbles that lose.

Thus, you have a high chance of winning; however, watch the video or read on to experience what happened in reality.

Bag of Marbles Intro

The shocking results:

Starting out with a paper money account, after 20 games, 60% of the people had less money than they started out with; 30% in average even went broke.

Statistically, how many people should have made more money than they started out with?

To answer this, we rely on the Bernoulli-Experiment, which gives us after 20 draws an expectation that 87.8% of the participants, using a 65%-probability to win, should have made more money than they started out with.

Why did this not happen?

Making money requires risk management (appropriate risk per trade), money management (position sizing) and more. If you do not have those skills in your repertoire, you most probably end up not having a chance to produce the returns that you expect.

However, the financial markets do not offer you easy and equal opportunities. The pros are prepared to take your money.

When you trade or invest, the ones who accept your trade are prepared to win; minimizing your chances for positive results. Institutions dominate the game and when you want to enter into a professional business, you better be prepared.

This is where we can help you to turn yourself into the trader or investor you want to be.

We provide you with high probability trading systems: ≥65% likelihood to project strong directional price moves, with the required training and coaching to let you act as mechanical as possible, playing par-to-par with the pros, with the odds in your favor.

Let us pull up a chart and see if you would be able to follow those signals:

E-Mini S&P 500 Futures, February 2, 2018, 20-Minute Chart

ES 20 Minute Chart for February 2, 2018

One of our key slogans is: Let the chart tell when to buy or sell!

Do you use a system and does it provide you with the same (clear cut entries, exits, and stops)?

When you learn to trade and invest the NeverLossTrading way, you get this:

  • Follow high probability trade setups to the up and downside, with pre-defined entries, exits, and stops or price adjustment levels.
  • Learn one-on-one at your best available days and times.
  • Apply a business plan for trading success:
    • Financial plan: Expected return based on the number of trades or investments per time-unit.
    • Action plan: How to prepare for your trades to conveniently even act when conditions are met; without the need of being in front of your computer at entry or exit.
  • Getting all signals, scanners and more installed into a free real-time database.
  • Make risk management and money management a daily action, preventing drawdowns and appropriate risk acceptance.
  • Apply multiple trading strategies based on the actual setup…and more (see below).

Does that only work for day trading?

Absolutely not: Our systems identify price move potentials at:

  • Pre-stages of a price move.
  • Initiation stages.
  • Continuation stages.

AAPL Swing Trading NeverLossTrading Top-Line Chart, January 1 to February 2, 2018

AAPL January 1 - February 2, 2018

However, the system alone does not necessarily get you to where you want to be, and this is where we help you, with one-on-one training and coaching.

We hope you see now that many gears have to cut into each other to give you the chance to take money from the financial market’s long-term.

In a short summary: Answer for yourself if you already have everything in place, starting with a high probability trading system: Probability to predict future price moves with a higher than 65% likelihood, considering the following:

Overview of what it takes to be a Trader or Investor

System and Trading Strategies

Now that you see what it takes, the question is: Are you able to create this on your own or do you rather trust into a primer education provider (we are in business since 2008), who can help you to shorten your fairway to success: It took us more than 10,000 hours and more than 30 years of experience in putting it all together.

In case you do rather want to buy and hold positions, we can help you too. Take a look at the following chart:

AMZN NeverLossTrading Long-Term Investor Chart June 2015 to February 2018

AMZN Long-Term Investor Chart 2015 to 2018 (January)

If you like to learn how to act on clearly spelled out directional price move opportunities, take our offer and experience how our systems work live. Get a free demonstration:

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February 7, 2018 at 7:54 am Leave a comment

Free Trading and Investing Webinar

As we begin a new year, many are planning their next trading moves. Join us on January 24, 2018, to hear what six different market commentators have to say regarding current trade ideas, strategies and the most profitable ways to make money in today’s market environment.

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Event January 24, 2018

 

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM CT— Dan Cook of Nadex with “Managing Risk with Options

During his presentation, Dan will talk about the use of a unique, short-term option contract, which traders can use to precisely control risk and find opportunity without ever being stopped out again. Using Nadex Spread contracts on indices, commodities, currencies and even Bitcoin, traders can take both directional and direction neutral trades to take advantage of all market conditions.

12:45 to 1:30 PM CT— Rande Howell of Traders State of Mind with “Forging a Disciplined, Patient Mind for Dealing with the Uncertainties of Trading

Many traders come from a technical background where they were highly effective. Out of that experience grew a confidence in their abilities that they brought to trading. And that’s where the trouble began. Though they kept trying, the old skills simply didn’t work anymore. Rande will discuss what it takes for traders to move their old skill sets into the new skills needed for success in managing the uncertainty of trading.

1:30 PM to 2:15 PM CT Thomas Barmann of NeverLossTrading with “High Probability Trading and Investing in 2018

In his presentation, Thomas will talk about how to operate with a system that lets you find trading opportunities by spelling out clear-cut conditions for trade entry, exit and stops. He will discuss how to employ these strategies during multiple time frames as a day trader, swing trader or long-term investor.

2:15 PM to 3:00 PM CT – Matt Brown of Newbie-Trader.com with “Combining Market Profile with Elliott & Fibonacci to Identify Pinpoint Market Turns”

Matt will give a detailed look into how he has uncovered the rhythms of the futures market and turned that into a high probability order entry day trading plan complete with dynamic targets, trails and stops. Included in his presentation will be an explanation of short and intermediate term market cycles and an introduction to confluence techniques to identify support and resistance.

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM CT – Carley Garner of DeCarley Trading with “How to Cope with Margin Calls Using Options and Futures

Margin calls happen to the best of them, but there are often ways to alleviate margin deficits without adding money to the account or liquidating positions. Carley will discuss the nature of margin and margin calls while offering detailed strategies of using long and short calls and puts to reduce the margin in a trading account. Her presentation will cover what margin is, who sets it, why it is necessary and other topics.

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM CT – Frank Ochoa of PivotBoss with “Executing Precision Swing Trading Opportunities

Frank will discuss how to identify and execute high probability swing trades in any market. His presentation will focus on identifying the best reversals, how to negotiate your entry at the ideal trade location, and how to forecast precision targets based on the volatility of the instrument you are trading. These concepts and techniques can be applied in any timeframe and any market you choose to engage.

***Incredibly, there is no registration fee to attend this event. But, our space on the webinar is limited to 1,000 people. Since we can’t go over that limit, please be sure to register early and enter the room 15 minutes before the scheduled time (12:00 pm Central Time [1:00 pm Eastern] on January 24, 2018).***

REGISTER HERE for the Traders Exclusive Event!

If you want to learn how to integrate systematic trading and investment income into your skill base for 2018 forward, arrange for a free consultation hour:

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We are looking forward having you at the webinar and hearing back from you,

Thomas
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January 21, 2018 at 5:39 am Leave a comment

Free Trading and Investing Magazine

This is your chance to download your free version of the TradersWorld Magazine…click

Learn how experts trade the financial markets.

We share in an article, how to trade directional price moves (page 68 – 79).

Read the Official Magazine of Technical Analysis for Free

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With the help of our trading systems, training, and coaching, you experience:

  1. How high probability trade setups can be found based on the underlying pre-stage of a price move.
  2. The importance of projecting at entry how far the price move shall reach and where to put a key action stop, to stay out of the natural volatility of an asset – combining the two for trading with the odds in your favor?
  3. To apply multiple trading strategies for hedging and leveraging positions.
  4. The power of position sizing, considering the strength of your trade setup by a minimum and maximum risk assessment.
  5. Operating with a business plan for trading success: Financial Plan (what to expect) and Action Plan (how to act).

If you want to learn how to integrate this and more in your trading and investing:

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

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Thomas
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January 4, 2018 at 6:57 am Leave a comment

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