”Put it before them
Briefly so they will Read it, Clearly so they will Appreciate it, Picturesquely
so they will Remember it, and above all, Accurately so they will be guided by
it.” - Joseph Pulitzer.
There is a considerable
amount of data and information on this website and inTrader Garrett's Library. Here is a brief collection of insights, analogies and opinions drawn from Trader Garrett's articles that may be of interest.
may appear to be pure randomness of price change, there is order in this chaos
in the form of a trend which is based on multiple variables acting upon it. We
cannot know all the variables but we can see the result in the form of a trend over time and distance. The Market Pendulum time frame model is really quite simple. The gears in
this “clock” are the daily, weekly and monthly time frame trends. One must
first determine the time frame trend of any index, stock or commodity to have
any prospect of a successful trade. A trend, whether positive or negative, always starts first in the daily time frame before any possible migration to higher time frames. Trading in context provides positive price performance, not promises or pipe dreams.
A trend is like a river flowing in its banks, around rocks and
sharp bends. Occasionally, a river will be stable and flow smoothly. But at
other points, it will be hazardous with wild rapids, a deep gorge, even a water
fall or two. The trend is not about measuring the waves in the river because
wave analysis is about as valuable as a rear view mirror in a head on collision
with a rock. The trend is all about direction, energy and flow.
On Market Opinions
What makes a market
is that everyone has a different opinion, objective and outlook. If we all
agreed, there would be no market trends and no need for trading. So we should
welcome different opinions and the various opportunity trends that result.
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
On Strategic Trading
When there is no fear of risk, the risk of failure now has foundation.
Success can never be absolutely guaranteed but religiously following a disciplined plan can be.
A powerful trading strategy is driven by ideas and backed by hard data and information. Hoping, wishing and praying are not viable investment options.
one uses the same indicators as everyone else, regrettably, one gets the
month's waterfall decline and its ultimate end will be seen by many
and recognized by few for the nuggets of opportunity and value it
It would be wise to consider gold first as an insurance premium
just like you would for your car, home or health insurance. The
benefit of any further waterfall declines in gold prices provides a great
opportunity to obtain substantial discounts on those “insurance premiums”. Make sure you are not too late insuring your own
financial future since no one cannot
predict exactly when that claim may appear.
The primary purpose
for buying gold or silver is for preservation, protection and profit as well as
survival from the destruction of paper money.
On Gold Stocks
Stocks still have
many question marks and may not be as fortunate if nationalizations occur, royalties/taxes increase or downtrends continue.
If you want to beat
the hedgies, momentum players and the caboose people, one must take appropriate
risks when on sale prices occur, not after a 19% rise.
On the S&P500, USD & Bonds
To my knowledge, there is no real clear answer until a crisis of confidence occurs and the bond and dollar markets are in a defined bear trend. Until then, we wait for the breakpoint to occur.
Living within ones
means is a concept that needs to be imported and adopted. Simple logic, third
grade math and an empty piggy bank would clarify the problem for most people.
The math is quite simple and knows no political affiliation.
We are not accountants or economists but we all know
when things do not add up. If your financial boat has only $1.5
trillion in income but $2.0 trillion in expenses, you are sunk.
Rearranging the deck chairs, bailing and pumping and hoping and praying
for a miracle rescue are not viable options. The math is simply not
there and this boat will not float.
To avoid the inevitable, there
will be alternatives proposed, laws adopted and delaying tactics implemented. This
will result in:
Change we cannot believe in
Solutions we cannot trust
Transparency we cannot see
Do not be fooled. This total financial picture is not
one of survival, success or solutions but a clear act of desperate
drowning in the frigid waters of financial reality.
There is a clear question of confidence if you are
riding in a car toward a financial cliff with no reverse gear, airbags or brakes.
Under those circumstances, it does make sense to at least have a clear
windshield and view of all the possible outcomes, none of which are good.
On a weekly basis,
we see predictions for an explosion in gold/silver prices, short squeezes and
indications of imminent turnarounds. All these activities provide a false
flag of hope without foundation.
All the cheerleading in the world does not change a
trend. Predictions or forecasts based on other than the mathematical trend
evidence are false and should be ignored.
Most people are not interested in fantasy, fiction or fads but in facts.
On the Website
The primary purpose
of this website has been to assist investors, based on our experience, in
a certain investment area or direction so they can properly conduct their own
You will not find blue sky predictions, only clear, credible and convincing evidence.