How I Made $100k In One Week

June 30, 2016
As a trader or investor, if there is one thing you must learn its this; Nick has preached it over and over, Gareth has shown you multiple examples of it… When everyone is against you, that’s the time to dive in, full force, with all your might. This might sound much easier said than done, and it is. But when you are facing the critics, when you have people telling you that you are wrong from many angles, it will be hard to fight your emotions; causing you to fall victim to the nay sayers. But those who have the strength to surpass these influences will be the ones who realize the biggest and greatest successes in life. In this example of how I made $100k in a week, we will consider success to be purely monetary. However, this can be applied to any definition of success and achieving or accomplishing anything you desire in life. Allow me to tell you exactly why…
What defines or creates the divide between the successful and the average person? To me its obvious, so blatantly obvious in-fact, and I have learned this from over a decade of trading stocks and watching thousands upon thousands of people from all over the world, from all walks of life react the same way in times of emotional “distress” or when facing challenges.
Fear and greed, just think about those two words. They seem so simple, yet they define most of humanity. They drive people to reach certain decisions. They drive a subconscious trigger that is almost unavoidable in most humans. Its fear and greed that often (most often) cause you to react, and define how you react, not cognitive reasoning. As I say this, it shocks me how clear one of the main reasons why so many people fail in trading is, also why people don’t achieve their goals in life. Allow me to elaborate further…

Imagine this, you have perfect/clear reasoning, with a minimum of three supporting factors as to why a trade “should” work out the way you expect (using the PPT Methodology for a proven strategy example). And its time, you enter the trade based on these supporting factors. Now, you anticipated this trade to be a multiple week hold to reach target.  But it’s summer, that typically means the market is slow, so your trade is taking longer than anticipated. Also, in that time the trade is slowly going against you. Ok folks, it’s time… let the emotions start to creep in!! Just like that, you start to question your initial reasoning for entering the trade (fear). You start to hear people on TV taking the opposite side of the trade. You hear others talking, influencing you, pulling you away from your clear minded vision – YOU now start to question your own thought process and cognitive reasoning you expressed when initially entering the trade with a relatively clear mind.

I can place a bet with 100% certainty that every one of you traders reading this has sold a trade for a loss, for it to rip in your direction immediately after, or took a profit “too soon” as it seemed (greed). Now, either of those situations could be perfectly justified if your reasoning was invalidated; so you exit for a loss, or where you take profits.  But the point here is this; the majority of mistakes in trading are caused by you and your ability (or lack there of) to control your emotions. If you have a strategy that works and is proven over time, then you must act like a machine, like a robot. Stick to your plan, do not let outside influences get in your head, blurring your reasoning. The more you do that, the closer you are to being another trading statistic.

Take this thought for example, looking at some of the most successful people in history, even those who built this country and changed life as we know it. Most, if not all of these people were first met with a wall of challenges, combined with overwhelming nay sayers and doubters of their pursuits. But did that stop them? I think you know the answer. They stuck to their beliefs and continued on their path in the face of adversity. Surely they took some losses, had some failures, that is natural. The hard part is knowing when to exit, recognizing when your reasoning was invalidated, cutting losses and continuing on to the next. Then stepping back up with that knowledge of what caused the loss, learning from it and moving on to the next. The way this relates to the markets is clear, if the vast majority of people seem to be biased on one side of the trade, or you hear people making emotionally based statements (“This move will never end.” “The markets will never go up/down”) the best and often hardest thing to do will be to take the opposite side of the trade. However, recognizing that and having the strength in yourself to stand strong against the tide, that is what will place you ahead of the crowd when the tide turns. That is how wealth is made. Look at one of the most successful Hedge Fund managers in history, James Simons, in this video he says that he “does not pick stocks” instead he lets the computers do the picking. Now, while we are humans, the point is, we need to act as computer like as possible, eliminating as much emotion as possible to truly be successful in the markets.

I leave you with one final, real life example of how I recently watched this play out, recognized it, and made over 100k from it in a week…

As InTheMoneyStocks members were made aware, Gareth and Nick (Chief Market Strategists of ITMS) alerted everyone to enter a number of positions through April and May. Far too many inexperienced investors expect every trade to work out right when you buy, as if it was that easy. In reality, many trades will go against you before they go your direction. As long as your reasoning for entering the trade is not invalidated and you did not over leverage yourself on any one position in particular, nothing has changed and you do what experienced traders do… wait patiently.

Now lets go back to how I made $100k during this same time… as time passed and the trades were still lingering in this “purgatory,” I watched as the inexperienced traders/investors began to emerge. Comments on every social media, Traders Life (the InTheMoneyStocks members forum) and other venues that provide people with a sounding board to voice their emotions flowed.

At this point I started to salivate. Like a lion stalking his prey, like an excited child on Christmas morning… I knew I was going to make a lot of money!!

I write this for you now, on the later side of June 2016, just about a week after the SPY (S&P ETF) dropped about 6 points in a week and personally closing 11 positions for large profits. I could have simply summed this article to one sentence…

“I made over 100k in 2 months because I simply recognized the disparity is cognitive reasoning and emotion.”

Folks, as simple as it sounds, there is a reason so many people fail in trading, why so many people never achieve things they want in life, why the market takes so many people’s money every day; they dismiss the importance of having control of their emotions, fear and greed. They lose that control, or never obtain it, that causes all cognitive reasoning to exit the picture… rending you no more than a gambler as opposed to a trader with the odds in your favor.

When you can develop that personal control and apply it to a strategy that works, I can promise you that massive monetary wealth will be in your future. I did it, so can you. I experienced this “emotional” market environment multiple times through the past decade, I am a living breathing example of how you can do the same thing. But the moment you think it’s easy or does not require massive interpersonal effort and strength, that’s the moment you fail. Commit now to not being the sheep, separate yourself from the pack and stick to it! Apply this to everything you do and your life will change dramatically.

Bryan Leighton

Smart Traders Made Huge Profits Recently, This Is How. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY)

June 30, 2016

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) rallied for the second day in a row, the Dow jumping by 285 points. While many bulls are getting giddy over the rally, it likely won’t last long and may already be over. I was short for the fall and bought for the bounce back (note the track record here).As of tomorrow I am looking to go short again. Why? Purely technical trading off the charts.


Utilizing the charts and our Proprietary Methodology is what has enabled me to make millions of Dollars over the years and bank insane (documented) winning streaks like this multiple times over the past 9 years!


If you look at the below chart, notice the big pop on the $SPY has found itself back into an upsloping trend line. This was support when it broke, now major resistance on the bounce. In addition, the 20 and 50 daily moving averages are just above current price. This will add extra pressure and makes it even more unlikely the markets will jump much higher. The downside will begin within the next few days according to the charts.


Look at this documented trading performance (click here); this is 100% verified swing trading results that cannot be disputed! The bottom line, if you followed Gareth and Nick, then you would be sitting on huge gains as InTheMoneyStocks members are! This is the time to pull big money out of the markets, do not miss it!



Gareth Soloway

This Is A Major Concern For Investors $IBB

June 29, 2016

The iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) (NASDAQ:IBB) has bounced beautifully off of double bottom support at $240 on the daily chart. Today it traded as high as $254.70, just two days after hitting $240.00.


Investors are wondering if it is safe to buy the $IBB? The short answer is… no. This is why…


There is a major concern on the daily chart of the biotech ETF IBB. Notice the confirmed break down that took place when the IBB broke through the upsloping trend line. Once confirmed, a retrace into that trend line (like we are seeing today) is almost always a heavy shorting opportunity. That means the IBB may fall sharply as early as next week. If the IBB is falling hard, you can bet the market is dropping sharply. This should be a major concern to not only biotech investors but all investors in the stock market. Note the chart below…

Look at this documented trading performance (click here); this is 100% verified swing trading results that cannot be disputed! The bottom line, if you followed Gareth and Nick, then you would be sitting on huge gains as InTheMoneyStocks members are! This is the time to pull big money out of the markets, do not miss it!


This Bounce Has Serious Legs: $AMGN

June 28, 2016

Over the course of June, Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) fell nearly every day. The stock traded as high as $161.00 in early June before falling to a low yesterday of $144.00. This was a 10.55% drop. For a stock this big, that is an epic fall for a one month period.


While many investors are scared to go near Amgen, the best time to buy is where there is blood in the street. The key is finding a legitimate reason. The reason comes to the forefront when looking at the chart below. There is a major trend line tagged yesterday. The stock is already bouncing 1.58% today, but has more room to run. An upside bounce in a week or two will likely net a move to $152.25.


Look at this documented trading performance; this is 100% verified results that cannot be disputed! The bottom line, if you followed myself and Nick, then you would be sitting on huge gains as our members are! This is the time to pull big money out of the markets, do not miss this!



Gareth Soloway

Stock Futures Stage Early Rebound, Will The Rally Hold?

June 28, 2016

S&P 500: Look At This Chart Now!

June 27, 2016

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) is taking a huge beating for the second trading day in a row. The reason? The UK voted to leave the European Union. The term everyone has heard is Brexit.


As the markets collapse, smart investors and traders are watching master levels for potential bounces. Catching a bounce level can literally mean thousands in profits in a day or two. Below are the key institutional master support levels. Use them to your advantage. Note the chart…


Check out these trades, that is 100% documented performance, that is how the Pros do it!


Financial Stocks Ready To Bounce!

June 27, 2016

The financial stocks are taking a beating again, following Brexit last week. The European banks are dropping the most, some by another 20% just today.


While most traders are too scared to go near the banks, smart money is accumulating. This is not another Lehman situation. The global central banks will not allow that to happen or even come close to happening. These banks will bounce into the July 4th holiday, surging on short covering and institutional buying. This may be a near term bounce but a big bounce none-the-less and should be played for profits.


In addition, the technical stock charts are confirming this with many of the biggest banks hitting major support today. This is a great buying opportunity to scoop these plays up. Note the charts below…


I will release live and detailed trade info on this when its the right time to enter here: click here.