I’m doing this because I’m concerned we’re headed into a troubling time for people who don’t have any bear-side protection in their portfolios. If you’re one of the many, many investors who think a market downturn will never come, or that you’ll be able to get your money out of harm’s’ way, I hope you’ll join me. This event will focus on an income strategy that can give you some bear protection while at the same time earning income.
You can click here to attend the event (for free).
Remember 2008-2009? Markets don’t fall in an orderly and timely manner. Investors rush for the exits. Markets climb up, but they crash down.
So for some perspective, in today’s issue, I’d like to draw your attention to a historic event that happened in May of this year that tells you everything you need to know about where we are in this bull market.
That’s when the S&P 500 entered the second longest bull market in U.S. stock market history.
The S&P has now gone approximately 2,000 days without a 10% correction. The steady climb higher has no doubt made almost everyone exposed to equities a winner since 2009, particularly those of you only exposed to the upside.
I want you to look at this chart differently than most people. Most people see this chart and think, “wow, stocks are doing great!”
But I want you to look at this chart and think, “this is an absurd anomaly” – or at the very least, “wow, that’s a weird looking chart.”
For the record, this chart is not normal. It’s one of two strangest charts in the history of the stock market. The only way it will return to normal will be to correct hard to the downside. And it certainly will – it’s just a matter of when, not if.
If you have been a “long-only” investor (like most investors have been) during these past 5 years, then you’ve done extremely well. But I hope you’re not forgetting something we all should have learned during 2008-2009: markets go down too.
Just so you’re aware: the charge upward has slowed down dramatically over the past sixteen months. Since the middle of May 2015, the S&P 500 has pushed higher roughly 3%, and most of those gains came in the two previous months immediately following the Brexit outcome.
There is no doubt that uncertainty has entered the market. The bull seems to be getting weaker.
So, as an investor, are we supposed to sit on our laurels and allow Mr. Market to dictate our returns? Are we going to make the same mistakes we made in 2009? Those of you who were long-only in your portfolios back then know what I’m talking about.
We all look like financial geniuses when the market is going higher. Investors take all the credit for their success when the market is soaring, but blame other factors, such as geopolitical concerns or central bankers, when investments sour.
So what should we do?
I’m hosting a live event today that’s designed to make it as easy as possible to profit over the next two months if the market continues its slide.
And the best part, even if the market goes sideways or even a little bit up – you can still profit from this strategy.
If you would like to learn how I use this strategy, among several others, sign up for my free webinar which will be held today, September 13 at 12 p.m. ET. I will go over in great detail how I use defensive strategies with a high probability of success to make consistent monthly income.
I realize that for some of you these concepts are completely foreign, but I can promise you that once you begin learning about how these strategies can work to your advantage, you will never go back to just using a buy-and-hold strategy.
There’s just too much opportunity to put your hard-earned money to work in more effective ways.
I hope you can join me.