Jim Rogers, one of the world’s most renowned investors, said last February that a coming bear market in stocks will be one of the worst market downturns he has seen.
“When we have a bear market again, and we are going to have a bear market again, it will be the worst in our lifetime,” Rogers, the chairman of Rogers Holdings, said in a phone interview with Bloomberg. “Debt is everywhere, and it’s much, much higher now.”
Rogers has witnessed numerous downturns. In the last 18 years the Dow declined more than 50% during the financial crisis and 38% during the tech bubble.
And remember, we are in the midst of a historic, decade-long stock market party. In this period we have seen stocks of the S&P 500 index create some $17 trillion in new wealth and push to record highs.
The question is, will it last? No one knows. But we all now that the market moves in cycles. Bear markets are simply a part of the cycle. Unfortunately, they are inevitable. In recent months, the anxiety of a bear market has become palpable.
But this anxiety has led to numerous opportunities for the wise investors who know where to look.
We created an experiment to see if we could take a very small amount of money and compound it into a multi-million dollar sum.
What my team and I uncovered is amazing. I am confident nothing like this has ever been done.
For instance, look at the chart of the VIX. The VIX is known as the investor’s fear gauge. It has been hovering around 20 for several months.
But, how do we take advantage of a VIX at normal to heightened levels? What strategies do we need to use to profit in a flat to lower market?
The S&P 500 has returned roughly 4.5% in 2018. Using our strategies, we’ve averaged roughly 12% per trade over 64 trades, that includes winners and losing trades. So, a $5,000 account using a 10% allocation per trade or roughly $500 would be up a staggering 76.8% . . . yes, 76.8% in 2018.
I have a unique approach where I trade a mix of short-term trades. My average trade duration is roughly 17 to 23 days deposing on the strategy. This strategy thrives in this type of market environment.
WE DID IT.
We managed to turn $500 into $1,852,460.
It took YEARS of work, exhaustive research and mind-bending scientifically-driven financial research and analysis.