The stock market is behaving almost exactly as our technical indicators and VRA Trading System has predicted. Each of the three major indices (Dow Jones, S&P 500, Nasdaq) closed sharply higher again today, and barring another geopolitical surprise from Russia (or elsewhere) the markets should now be able to focus on the domestic US economy...one that continues to improve, albeit slowly.
The following was from last weeks VRA...just prior to the markets big move higher:
“Could this be the beginning of a big leg down in the overall markets? Yes…anything is possible…and long term, the economies structural problems WILL send the markets far lower….but the internals that I see now are telling us that this is a buying opportunity, and we will use this pullback to add to our positions.”
Nothing that I saw in the stock market concerned me, outside of Russia-Ukraine, and thankfully for the world, this situation has not escalated further. There's something about Putin and the way this has been handled to date that tells me we haven't heard the last from him on Ukraine...his appetite may be a bit larger, but I don't see the level of risk that many are talking about. As investors, we need to watch this closely, but playing the Hitler card when comparing Putin's moves in Crimea and Ukraine to Hitler's early moves leading up to WWII seemed more than a little paranoid to me. This is why I looked past this risk and recommended that we aggressively buy our recommended leveraged indexes and call options on the pullback.
Yesterday we had the great (dis)pleasure of hearing from new FED Chair Janet Yellen, and while nothing that she said was a surprise, it was “how” she said it that sent the markets into a tizzy. Once the words, “higher interest rates in 6 months” left her mouth, the Dow Jones collapsed by 200 points in minutes and the party was on. As I wrote immediately after her press conference, Yellen’s verbal typo was actually a perfect buying opportunity:
“Based on what we see so far, once the market completes its shake-out we will see a continuation of the move higher in equities. The VIX is actually down on the day (telling us there is little to fear), while financial stocks are positive and the NASDAQ is seeing a strong bounce back (particularly in up/down volume, which is even on the day).
We will let the trend be our friend here...this market is still headed higher. The magnet to 1900 on the S&P 500 looks to be strong.”
And, that's exactly what took place...
We are now approaching the end of the first quarter, and portfolio managers will most likely be strong buyers of stocks in advance of the quarter ending and the coming earnings reports, which I expect to be quite positive on balance. The tech leaders that we have been watching as leading directional indicators (Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook, etc) have bounced back in a big way, and we are now seeing this leadership extend to the financials as well. This broadening in the markets is another bullish sign, and when combined with the technicals that the VRA System keys off of, we should see a solid move higher in the markets as we move into April.
VRA TRADING SYSTEM
Over the last month, the VRA Options System has produced profits of 108% in VIX Puts, 25% profits in SPY calls, and we currently have a 60% profit in our Mining Index calls, for a total gain of 193%. ..and we are just getting started. The VRA system is designed to uncover significant trading opportunities at important turning points in both the overall market and in individual stocks. In addition, as market volatility swings from overbought to oversold, the VRA system will position us to capitalize on the emotions of the market using the VIX (volatility index)....where the vast majority of investors continue to "buy high and sell low"... or just the opposite of what an investor should do...based on the mistakes of following their emotions...their fear or their greed.
Options trading is not for everyone, and that's why the VRA will continue to uncover undervalued stocks that can give us 50-100% gains...and much more...each and every year. Currently, our Stock of the Century is waiting on major news. When this news hits we can expect a significant move higher...followed by years of exciting and rewarding news on drilling reports and additional activity out of their other major global concessions.
In addition, we will continue to see massive gains in our precious metals positions, and our leveraged positions in gold and silver ETF's. I've been bullish on gold and silver since 2003 and before this bull market is over, investors will be shocked by how high precious metals go. I continue to look for the best opportunity to add a new small cap mining stock to the VRA Core Portfolio. Our current gains will be dwarfed by our future gains...that much I am certain of.
Regardless of your risk/reward parameters, the VRA has an investing style for you, provided that you understand one important point; nothing about the VRA investing model is safe or conservative. It was designed at launch in 2003 to give subscribers the opportunity to make 50-100% plus per year by discovering aggressive stocks and options that have the potential to provide us with these kinds of market beating returns.
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The rest of 2014 is shaping up to be an incredibly rewarding year for VRA Subscribers. The FED has fully telegraphed their future moves, the charts are acting almost exactly as the VRA system has forecast, and our combination of options trading for short term gains plus growth stocks for market beating longer term gains has us positioned perfectly for additional 100% plus return opportunities.
Until next time,
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