Here's What Really Drove Me Away from Stocks

Last week, I dropped nothing short of a truth bomb on you when I told you that I was done with stocks. And this is coming from Money Morning's No. 1 Stock Analyst.

I'm going to do something different for a moment, and I'm going to tell you why, specifically, I'm done with stocks. I'll give you an example of the unpredictability that I'm sick and tired of.

Here's why stocks are unreliable and why you should wash your hands of them, plus my one-stop solution to this mess...

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If you know me, you know that I will do anything to make money. I make no apologies for my behavior. I'm not trying to make friends; I'm trying to make money.

I didn't reach the top 1% by being Mr. Nice Guy.

And part of that is delivering truths that not everyone wants to hear - but they know I'm right.

The stock market's a mess; how many lives, bank accounts, IRAs, 401(k)s, and so on and so on are ruined by the violent swings of the stock market?

The stress, the sleepless nights, the constant wondering if you're going to be able to retire when you want... That's all part of the stock game. Sure, you could make it big - if you have thousands of dollars to spare, if you can afford to be glued to your computer day in and day out, if you know every trick in the book that even the biggest and best investors know... Then maybe you'll make it big.

But we all that more often than not, the little guys are left in the dust, scrambling to pick up the pieces while Wall Street laughs.

It sickens me just to think about it.

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BHP Breakdown

A perfect example of the inconsistency of the market is BHP Billiton Ltd. (NYSE: BHP).

BHP is up almost 30% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500's only up 11.7%. It's certainly ahead of the market, that's for sure.

The stock had a nice run up to its highs of $50.79 in January and then dropped surprisingly quickly to $44. While that was an ugly move for such a giant company, the stock rallied back up towards $50, but couldn't take out its highs. It then fell back to near $43, making a new low against the old from its long uptrend.

Then the stock rallied again. This time it only got to the $48 to nearly $49 range, but couldn't get above it.

And recently, the stock slipped again. The pattern is lower highs and lower lows. If BHP falls through its support, it's going to $40. And I think if there's any fluttering in commodities markets, we'll see BHP and other miners come down.

Can you imagine the stress of BHP's stockholders? They're probably checking their brokerage accounts 500 times a day, wondering if they'll be able to buy their kids birthday presents this year.

That's the deplorable stock market behavior I'm talking about.

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BHP has had a nice 12% run-up with oil markets lately, but oil hasn't actually broken out. It needs to get above $70 and stay there for it to be a breakout. If oil falters and slips back below the range of $64 to $65, traders will start unloading long positions and oil could scare other commodity traders into selling off other positions - all of which would bear heavily on BHP.

As you can see, BHP has overshot all of its short-term moving averages (10, 20, 30, 50) and its Bollinger Bands.

Besides, only about 15% of BHP's revenue is attributable to oil - so at best, oil's recent 10% pop should have added not much more than $0.70 to BHP. Nevertheless, it added more than that, mostly in "sympathy" with the bullish oil move.

However, most of BHP's revenue comes from mining - 35% from iron ore, 30% from copper, 20% from metallurgical ("met") coal, and so on... Iron ore is declining, copper is going nowhere, met coal is breaking down, and steel is beginning to show cracks in its armor.

Trading volume was declining on BHP stock, and the market was bearish leading up to the oil-driven run.

BHP's run-up was also aided and abetted by bears covering their short trades. That bullish gunpowder is now mostly depleted.

I'm tired of it. They're just not doing it for me anymore. I've found a much better way for you to acquire wealth, and it's going to leave you speechless.

And, for the record, I don't hate stocks. I've been chasing after stocks for 36 years, and I've made a killing by playing stocks six ways till Sunday, primarily using options.

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About the Author

Shah Gilani boasts a financial pedigree unlike any other. He ran his first hedge fund in 1982 from his seat on the floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. When options on the Standard & Poor's 100 began trading on March 11, 1983, Shah worked in "the pit" as a market maker.

The work he did laid the foundation for what would later become the VIX - to this day one of the most widely used indicators worldwide. After leaving Chicago to run the futures and options division of the British banking giant Lloyd's TSB, Shah moved up to Roosevelt & Cross Inc., an old-line New York boutique firm. There he originated and ran a packaged fixed-income trading desk, and established that company's "listed" and OTC trading desks.

Shah founded a second hedge fund in 1999, which he ran until 2003.

Shah's vast network of contacts includes the biggest players on Wall Street and in international finance. These contacts give him the real story - when others only get what the investment banks want them to see.

Today, as editor of Hyperdrive Portfolio, Shah presents his legion of subscribers with massive profit opportunities that result from paradigm shifts in the way we work, play, and live.

Shah is a frequent guest on CNBC, Forbes, and MarketWatch, and you can catch him every week on Fox Business's Varney & Co.

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