Check Left Field

You have box seats, sunny skies and the winningest government team ever is on the field. Their brochure even shows how they win, but no one cares. The grandstands are full of fair weather fans who just want autographs on checks the team freely hands out when they win. What could be better?

First, let’s see how the team wins.

Banking Team

In the Old West, robbers robbed banks. Now under the new “Bail-In” program, the banks can rob you. You can’t rob banks, if insolvent, and would go directly to jail if you tried.

The new purpose of banks is to safely hold your money until they need it. It’s the all new “Robin-Hood-in-Reverse” plan. How patiently polite for them to wait!

Banks can also “restructure” their holdings in their favor with the central bank. You can’t and have great difficulty understanding the fine art of “restructuring”.

Full (of it) Employment Team

The economy is chugging along at reduced unemployment levels by not counting everyone that is actually unemployed or working part time. Who needs to count lazy people?

There are jobs available in the Constitution Department for shredding duties.

A huge number of tree cutter and printing jobs have been posted. These growth opportunities allow the PTB to print money, send out announcements and paper things over.

There are lots of openings at the Treasury Department for economic energizer bunnies, socialists and na├»ve nitwits. “Bail out” jobs are now nil but “Bail In” jobs are plentiful. These are high paying jobs whose purpose is to find ways to sink your savings lifeboat.

Employment can also be had at the new “Information Formation System”, better known as “IFS”, where cushy jobs writing positive propaganda articles are available.

Regrettably, security guard openings for vaults have been discontinued due to running out of gold. 

New Economy Team 

Current debt exceeds the GDP but that’s ok too since they don't count future unfunded liabilities either. It's the all new “Deep Storage” accounting method, just like for gold.

Interest rates are so low we can easily borrow our way to prosperity, pay for programs we don’t need and buy stuff we won’t use. Luxuries are now affordable!

We are borrowing .46 cents out of every dollar but that is no problem since we own the only printing press. What a relief!

In time, our interest expense will exceed the entire budget, but that's a big kick in the can down the road.

Increased income from new taxes shows the budget deficit of one trillion being reduced by 10%. How reassuring!

Only 15% of the population is on food stamps. Let the rest eat cake!

Money Team

They can print unlimited amounts of money to pay the bills and manage markets. You can’t because counterfeiting is illegal and jail time is involved.

They can rob Peter’s account to pay Paul’s account. You can’t because Peter has run out of money.

Market Team 

All major markets are properly "managed". You can’t and would be found guilty of market manipulation if you did.

Stock markets are “high-jacked” to assure everyone that happy days are here again. Casino losses are a distant memory from the past.

The S&P500 has a high PE ratio of 26. That means optimism is high, all is well and the future is brighter.

Team Scoreboard

Box Score - Government 20, Citizen 0.

Good news! The government has discovered the Holy Grail of winning and can postpone any possible loss for a very long period of time. An amazing record!

Now, it’s the ninth inning and nothing could go wrong here. Right?

Check left field.
Updated 2018

The Bonanza Gold Mine


Improving prospects for the next 12-18 months have occurred in the resource area with long base patterns developing and bargains still available

Now is the time to prepare with qualified and well researched candidates once the correction is complete.  

Collectively, our premiere and pre-screened stock selections include exposure to gold, silver, copper, zinc, cobalt, nickel, platinum, vanadium, oil/gas, rare earth metals, graphite, uranium and fertilizer areas.

This is a true Bonanza Gold Mine of stock selection, data and information. 

One may view all parts of this special presentation online. The information is current as of Feb 2018 and timely.

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Market Pendulum Model

"In 1581, Galileo, while attending services at the Cathedral of Pisa, observed a chandelier swinging back and forth. Energized by shifting air currents, the chandelier moved in a variety of arcs and amplitudes. Thus was born the concept of the pendulum which Galileo used as a time measurement device in his later experiments." 

Today, Market Pendulum measures the swings in the market, their amplitude, force and energy while recording the motion of emotion across an equilibrium point or gravity center. 

Pendulum provides a set of unique, original and world class technical metrics designed to add premiere positions to any trading portfolio when low risk entry points occur as defined by our leading indicators.  

In brief, these formulas capture buy/sell patterns in a format that extracts a trend focus.

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The SAR - Plain & Simple

The SAR is a well known trend confirmation indicator providing "dots of direction and duration". Our powerful GPS metric is an improvement of that indicator with superb accuracy and results.

The GPS offers several advantages and benefits including:

  • Allowing early trend entry
  • Guidance in staying with that trend
  • Trading profits are larger
  • A built in self-adjusting stop-loss indicator
  • A great confidence builder

We use our TDI (Trend Directional Indicator) in conjunction with the GPS indicator.

Bring up a chart with a traditional .02/.20 or .02/.10 SAR and compare its signals to the S&P500 below using the GPS. 

S&P500 - Dec 2016 to Jun 2017

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Atlantis - Pivot Point Precision

Investing can be frustrating with prices and indicators fluctuating constantly creating doubt and uncertainty.

Most investors would prefer a clear entry point near the start of a new trend and then a straight line trip to success. Is this a realistic goal? Can we ignore the price noise while traveling on this train to the exit station?

Yes, we can and in essentially straight lines (after the liftoff) no less! A very impressive performance, to say the least. Take a look at this Pivot Point example.

Background Parameters

We all know that the highest probabilities of profit occur when a new positive daily emerges within an existing positive weekly/monthly trend. Building on that knowledge, the Atlantis "Pivot Point" provides unique guidance and confirmation within that context. 

It is built on the PTD (price, time & distance) formula along with a Gaussian math probability density function and sine wave analysis layered into other indicators 2 levels deep which has the benefit of revealing a major trend change all by itself. Quite a mouthful!

In plain English, it takes elements of the TDI, TDX and "train track technology" and combines all of them in a unique way providing pivot point alerts for a new daily uptrend.

Chart Examples

We had two "live and in progress" Atlantis MMM candidates that resulted in successful demonstrations and witnessed by all members. How was this done?

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Creating Time, Buying Time & Balance of Time

In general reference terms, we can all relate to the time frames of the “past, present and future” or “yesterday, today and tomorrow”. These are all valid reference points because they relate to our perception of time period extensions. 

Creating Time

 We can “make time” for a project, but we cannot “create time” since it is a straight, progressive and mathematical measurement, not a manufactured product. In this connection, there is no such thing as the “present” or “now”. It just passed you by. There is only the past and the future time frames.

We also cannot change the past. If that were possible, it would result in a change of future outcomes. Of course, if one is living in space, time may be relative or be distorted by black holes in the universe. On this planet, we have to deal with time using our own down to earth reference points.

As a result, the regrettable past is behind us, the present is nowhere to be found and the future is uncertain. What to do? Shall we buy time? 

Buying Time 

As an example, what has your government been doing? They have been “buying time” to avoid the recognition of being monetarily bankrupt. This is not buying time but a simple postponement. 

Time is not a commodity one can buy any more than one can buy time to breathe. 

In the financial games arena, the government can postpone hard decisions from the past to some point of time into the future. Unfortunately, they have built a pyramid of procrastination which eventually will fail. 

Their “pastimes” (pun intended) will literally fail in future times. This is guaranteed, even with postponements, because over time:
  • Delaying tactics always reach their limit
  • Ponzi schemes never work
  • Confidence in the system will pass a point of no return

One can temporarily rearrange the monetary deck chairs, try to bail out the frigid financial water and attempt to plug the holes in the hull but ultimately and regrettably, this financial boat will sink. 

In my view, confidence in the system is the critical link.

Balance of Time

In the natural world, even with free will, we must live in harmony and be in balance with natural time, value and mathematical constraints. The current unnatural order of debt and financial shenanigans will be resolved back into an equilibrium state in a future time with great certainty. 

It first involves the steps of recognition followed by resolution and then financial redemption. The process involves a considerable amount of market price change, time and distance to accomplish. 

This is quite similar to traveling to the junkyard with an old car which involves the primary elements of:
  • Price (or cost) to get there
  • Time to get there
  • Distance traveled to get there

This is all based on my PTD formula noted elsewhere on this site.

In financial market trading, prices will discount these future monetary events in advance by way of the bond markets, currencies and commodities so these areas bear watching.

Time Will Tell

How long the fiscal insanity continues to be ignored cannot be mathematically predicted with any certainty at this time. Which strand of straw breaks the camel’s back is also unknown.

The past is our guide to the future. Based on human nature which tends to postpone decisions until they become visible and on historical precedent of similar situations in the past, this much is clear. It will probably occur initially in increments of increasing intensity to: 
  • Lessen the pain on the peasants
  • Maintain control
  • Demonstrate “financial progress”

Those tactics will ultimately fail but only the passage time will tell us precisely.

Invest wisely. It's time.

Treasure Hunt - Colorado

St. Elmo's Fire
Prospects from Ghosts and Gold

St. Elmo was originally developed in 1878 when gold and silver were discovered. 

The DenverTribune observed at the time, “St. Elmo, a town of less than 6 months, has two sawmills, a smelter and concentrator, 3 hotels, 5 restaurants and several stores.” 

According to Wikipedia, St. Elmo is one of Colorado's best preserved ghost towns. "The town was at its peak in the 1890s, when it included a telegraph office, general store, town hall, 5 hotels, saloons, dancing halls, a newspaper office, and a school house. The Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad line ran through St. Elmo. There were 150 patented mine claims within the area. The Mary Murphy Mine was the largest and most successful mine in the area and recovered over $60,000,000 worth of gold while it was in operation." 

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Trend & Cycle Decoded

You really do not want to know the future because if you did, you would simply be a robot fulfilling that future “plan”. There would be no free will, no choices and no mystery.

In trading markets, we can measure trends and cycles but what we are really doing is probability analysis. We do not absolutely know the outcome, only a probable result. However, in longer term trends and cycles, the probabilities become more reliable. 

First, some supporting background information. 

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The Pendulum Trader


Market Pendulum is not a subscription site. For a one-time fee, we help a small group of serious investors help themselves with world class techniques, tips and methods that work in the Pendulum Trader.

Many stocks, indexes and financial events are reviewed in Garrett's Gold Mine while the Prospectors Club provides a forum for member ideas and insights. The world class Atlantis stock screener demonstrates how to uncover strong stocks and their major market moves.

The sites have no outside advertisements.

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We have collected all of the most important presentations, step-by-step guides and winning trading techniques from the Pendulum Library into one complete “book” called The Pendulum Trader.

This gold mine collection and site is now complete and only available to serious traders and investors.

The Pendulum Trader website and charts demonstrates premiere trading strategies, technical tools that work and integrated time frame trend data for profitable trades. It also shows readers precisely how you can profit from any market trend with complete technical and fundamental background information. 

Methods to enter and exit any investment in a timely manner as well as how to handle mistakes are included. A complete and final checklist summarizes all the required elements and guides you toward that goal.

Bonanza Gold also includes Trader Garrett’s key fundamental posts, valuation metrics and humorous parodies as well as inspirational pieces.

Explore the Pendulum Trader

Pendulum Trader takes all the technical tools one step higher with a world class trading system found nowhere else in the Pendulum Project. This is not about “work in progress” but about "Projections" within any time frame trend.

This complete collection of Pendulum Trader plus the Atlantis screener is available now together with all current updates, new material and any site improvements on a one-time entry fee basis. 

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