I played basketball in high school long before I was an engineer or a trader. Our archrival was Blacksburg High – the nemesis in what was our biggest game of my senior year.
A guy called Mark was guarding me throughout this game. He was a good player and excellent all-around athlete; he was certainly bigger, faster, and stronger than I was.
But Mark didn't know I had one killer advantage. I practiced basketball. A lot. Especially my signature "crossover" move – a fake in one direction followed by a quick step in the other direction, so you cross over in front of your man in a way they're not expecting.
I drilled so consistently and thoroughly on this move, I could pull off a perfect, devastating crossover in my sleep, if I do say so myself.
So when the time came, I easily left this bigger, faster, stronger player in the dust to make a fourth-quarter layup that gave our team the lead for good.
Today, as a trader and investing educator, I'm here to tell you that making your first million in the markets isn't a bit different from making the trip "all the way to the net."
I'm going to show you how my approach "scored" four triple-digit gains in a little over two hours one day, just a few of the 16 triple-digit profit paychecks I've recommended for my trading service readers in 2017.
Execute your trades the same way, and you'll make layup after extremely profitable layup with your own money.
You Could Make Your First (or Next) Million Exactly Like This
As with many things in life, investing and trading in a systematic, consistent way gives you the best shot at reliable, superior returns – and quick ones, too. It allows us to filter out the "noise" that causes emotional reactions (XYZ is hot! Don't miss out! Chase that bid!), and stick to our game plan time and again.
And some days, like Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, doing the right thing over and over again can pay off in a huge way.
That was the day my Stealth Profits Trader service readers closed out four triple-digit gains – including two of 200% – in just over two hours.
The truth is, banking these monster wins wasn't all that difficult. They all came from one simple idea.
Here's how it all went down.
In sequence, the trades paid off like this:
- At 9:31 a.m., our X Feb. 24, 2017 $34 calls options hit their second profit target. We pocketed a 112.6% win in just 11 trading days.
- At 9:36 a.m., our PNC Feb. 17, 2017, $115 calls options play hit their third profit target in just 17 trading days. For our third target, we secured a 200% win.
- At 11:07 a.m., our X Feb. 24, 2017 $34 calls options play continued its winning streak and hit its third profit target. We secured another 200% win.
- Finally, at 11:41 a.m., our CME March 10, 2017, $119 calls options play hit its first profit target for an impressive 107.3% win in just two trading days.
With that profitable 130-minute stretch in mind, let's look at how it happened.
About the Author
Nationally recognized technical trader. Background in engineering, system designs, and risk reduction. 26 years in the markets.