April 26, 2014: I Can See Your Future…

On the show we frequently state that while the market looks like it wants to go up in the short-term, there is a lot of downside risk, and when the downside comes, it may come very fast. This has a number of implications:

  • Sitting out is a losing strategy, the market has almost tripled since the bottom in 2009. Those on the sidelines have missed a great opportunity and continue to do so.
  • Not using options for protection is a losing strategy. You have to be prepared before the downside comes.

We also talk about the risks in the long-term. We have no possibility of making good on our promises to the American people for all of the commitments we have made. Even with the phony accounting we use, the gaps are just too big. Think of it this way. If you made $50,000 per year, spent $82,000 per year, and promised people you would pay them $4 million, what are the chances you are good for the money? That is the position our country is in, and it is only going to get worse. This always raises the question, “Well, then what do I do in the long-term?” A big part of the risk is what happens to the value of the dollar, and one of the best way to protect yourself against its decline (or increase) in value is to trade Futures. Today we talked about some of the risks to the dollar, and some of the advantages of learning to trade Futures. We are also doing a special 1-day class on Futures with Jeff Manson, one of the top Futures traders and instructors in the world. We have never done this before and not sure when we will be able to do it again, so if you want to learn about Futures from the master, you should check it out. We are giving away some tickets to the event (I will also be talking about risk-management and trade entries and exits). As a follower of our blog, you can get a free ticket, while they last. Just give us a call at 844.887.2337, (that’s 84-48-TRADER).

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April 19, 2014: It’s All A Numbers Game…

We covered a number of topics today, but common thread was to analyze a few key numbers to point out how we are not being told the truth, either by government or many in the private sector. A couple of examples we went through:

  • The Federal Reserve continues to argue that they need to keep interest rates low in order to reduce unemployment, when there is absolutely no evidence of a linkage. In fact we quoted some of their own research showing the lack of a link, as well as doing some analysis of our own.
  • Many large corporations are bleeding the equity out of their balance sheets to buy back stock to pump up their stock prices instead of investing in capital equipment. As an example, in 2013 IBM spent $18 billion on stock buybacks and less than $4 billion on capital equipment. By keeping interest rates low, the Fed allows companies to “eat their seed corn” by borrowing for financial engineering, not for future growth.

We also reiterated our message of the last several months, don’t fight the Fed, they want stock prices higher, but be very careful, this is a hollow market and could take a big hit at any time.

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Of course, you can always find this show on:

1230 KFYI Business: Saturdays at noon

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April 12, 2014: But, It Gets Worse…

This is a very important show. There are a lot of key facts that we discussed that I have never seen in the popular (or even unpopular) press that explain why:

  1. The economy isn’t getting better
  2. The economy won’t get better

We started with the macroeconomy, looking at Gross Domestic Product (GDP), then we went from there. To give you a sample (numbers are not adjusted for inflation, and these are the US government’s own numbers):

  1. In 2013 the economy grew by $553 billion (Yeah!), but…
  2. Federal tax revenues increased $325 billion (59% of total GDP growth)
  3. State and local tax revenues increased $173 billion (31% of total GDP growth)
  4. Therefore, of all of the additional wealth created in the US in 2013, 90% of it went to the government, instead of staying in the private sector. No wonder there is no real private sector growth.

But, it gets worse:

  1. To get $553 billion in growth, government debt increased $680 billion
  2. To get $553 billion in growth, total US debt (including personal and business) increased $2 trillion! It is taking us almost $4 in debt, for each new dollar of growth, and the debt is not being used to invest in Property, Plant, Equipment or People, it is simply being consumed. This means we are creating only debt, not the basis of future growth. This won’t end well.

But, it gets worse. Tune in to find out how…

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April 5, 2014: Flash Boys And The Pan…

This week we spent most of our time talking about Michael Lewis’ new book, Flash Boys. He has been all over the news telling an important story, but there are aspects of High Frequency Trading and its impacts on retail traders that have been overlooked. Well, not anymore… We talk about how HFT affects your financial picture and why it’s so important to stay on the institutional side of the trade.

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If you would like to submit a question to the show, or to give us feedback, please send an email to: phoenix@tradingacademy.com. Also, check out our sister show, “The Right Side Of The Trade” on the following stations:

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◾1100 KFNX: Thursdays at 4pm