The Big Picture

Financial Planning
Take any hundred people at the start of their working careers and follow them for 40 years until they reach retirement age, and here's what you'll find, according to the Social Security Administration:
1 will be wealthy, 4 will be financially secure, 5 will continue to work because they need to, 36 will have already died, and 54 will be broke living off Social Security and help from family. 5% are successful while 95% are unsuccessful. Care to guess which group had financial planning?
Clients pay thousands of dollars a year to have a financial plan run for them at my investment bank, we include this benefit to you for no cost. If you would like us to put a plan together for you and your family so you can get closer to being in the 5%, shoot me a message on GroupMe saying "planning" and we will show you the simple steps to get you to your first your first million.
Broad Market Outlook
What a wild week! We have not seen really a month like this since January and this past week was simply insane to see the numbers you guys put up! After adding up all the PnL posts it was over a quarter million, $250,000 in profits in 5 days, back in our prop days that had a billion dollars in buying power, we didn't see weeks like that as day traders. As a group we are well past $1 million in profits this year. Still have a ways to go to reach $5 million, however if it was an easy goal, it wouldn't be as much fun. 
Now we know whats expensive tends to get more expensive (the market) so we should expect higher prices, however we do have to respect our stops and continue to stick to each game plan. The market is great at giving easy weeks or months, where we can get lazy on research or stops because everything is working, than you get caught with your pants down and it can get costly. 
Know when your names are reporting earnings, get out the day before, if earnings are coming up in a few days and you still want to get in through a specific level this is the time to use buy stop limits. Continue to trail your winners, and this is the time to be greedy (holding) your winners. They are going to go higher than you or I could imagine, so instead of being a top ticking jones, only to watch it trade higher an hour later, be the turtle and let the stock work. 
We have a big fed day this Wednesday and virtually everyone is expecting a cut followed by the market ripping higher because everyone wants to make money, however the market can only make it easy enough to lure the suckers in before it shakes the tree. 
                                                                                              From Ben G


Goals Exceeded

Mike Higgins $9,000 month on Amazon!

Jordan Green $50k and $15k day this week!

Chris Mora 19th Comma Day!  



Goals on the Radar

 Mike Higgins $10,000 month!


Macro Rotation Outlook
Dow Jones
268 Stop
295 Stop
7700 Stop
MDY Mid Cap Stocks
350 Stop
IWM Small Caps
158 DCA
BND Bond Market
82 Stop
10 Year Treasury Note Yielding 2.08%
Back near the 2% level which has been an area of prior support and resistance, we could see it hold here and bounce, however bigger picture seems like were touching lows before we retest highs. 

 Full stop major red flag, will be if the 10 year yields more than the 30 year and as you can see there is still a .50% difference between the two.

10 Year Treasury 2.08% 
30 Year Treasury 2.58%
68 DCA
International Rotation
GXC China
100 DCA
EWJ Japan
56 DCA
VGK Europe
55 DCA
VWO Emerging Markets
43 DCA
INDA India 
36 DCA
RSX Russia
23.50 Stop
If you have a friend that can benefit from what you have learned from Trading Experts, shoot me there contact info and we will see if we can help!
Sector Rotation
Key points
- Best suited in a taxable account
- We are willing to hold positions against us as overall sectors and markets are much less volatile than individual names.
- We are buying or adding (dollar cost averaging) when there are actionable set ups. 
- We are selling for either profit or getting out for break even if better opportunities arise elsewhere in other sectors.
- If you have more than $50k, we can set this model up for you
Sensitive -  sectors that have moderate correlations to overall market conditions. 

VGT Tech
215 Stop
VDE Energy
86 DCA
VIS Industrial
152 DCA
VOX Telecom
94 DCA
Cyclical - sectors that are more sensitive overall market conditions.
VAW Materials
130 DCA
VCR Consumer Discretionary
182 Stop
VFH Financials
72 DCA
86 Stop
Defensive- sectors that tend to outperforming during sub par market conditions.

VDC Consumer Staples
152 Stop
VHT Healthcare
174 DCA
VPU Utilities
130 Stop
Sub Sector Rotation
IBB Bio Tech
106 DCA
The New Big Picture Set Up
The Big Picture KSU $180+ 12 Month Target
Got ticked in last week through $126 and it is still setting up beautifully!
Big Picture Target $180+
Big Picture Entry $126.05
Stop $119.89


The Big Picture's Updated


The Big Picture VOYA $75+ 12 Month Target
After a month flagging above our entry, it was time to add through highs, same stop. 
Big Picture Target $75+
Big Picture Entry $55.05
Stop $54.89


Trading Experts Vegas Meet Up

Let me start off by saying, one Cedric is the man, and two if you are ever in Vegas @DreamRacing is a must. It is an expensive day however its worth every penny, this is up there next to heli skiing, an epic day you wont forget! 

Its called marketing, every heard of it! 


We preach that learning from a professional speeds up the learning curve, which is true however we are on the other side of the conversation, being the student is very humbling and really shows how much you can improve with the proper guidance. Learning from Cedric just in those laps around the track from my first to last lap was a 25% improvement in time, lets forget about spinning off the track lol. Having him in the passenger seat saying full throttle, brake hard, coast, full throttle, punch it! Was a wild experience that had me shopping for spec racing Ferrari's all night. 


After I jumped in the passenger seat as Cedric drifted around the track probably faster that I raced around it, and he drifted for so long the tires blew out! 


Trading Experts Brooklyn Meet Up

 Such a great time last night getting to catch up with all the Alpha's! We had the whole team out, Braden our app developer made an appearance, Dennis who has been helping us from a podcasting stand point came through, Sam and his editor were on deck as well, who helped us film our new intro so we can continue to put out more videos. Higgins smuggled in a bottle of Henny along with dozens of Power Caps that we were handing out like hot cakes! Got to hear more about Valentino's new coaching business, and Phil Niemans wild nights (that he never invites us too) while he parties with Paris Hilton. Sam P and Kevin made the long haul from south jersey to have a few beers with the crew. Yeno (Big Papi) who has been helping the Alphas get jobs stopped by as well, had some accounting experts Yousef and Alejandro stop by as well! Brooklyn native Yosnel showed Andy, Yeno and myself around into the wee hours of the night!

We really appreciate everyone who made it out and it was amazing to see the progression from the last big meet up back in November at Beauty in Essex where most of the conversation revolved around future business ideas, fast forward 7 months later, pretty much everyone in the picture above is running some type of business that they started, from soccer coaching to sleeping pills to podcasting to accounting to video editing, selling on amazon and real estate! 

Trading Experts NYC Meet Up

Such a great time and thanks to all the Alpha's that made it out to this weekends meet up in NYC! Shake and myself will be planning another NYC meet up next month!

Trading Experts Miami/Bimini Bahamas
All in all, the trip was a great success and having a smaller group it was much easier to move around, explore and share real experiences. As much fun as the huge group trips are, its hard to get those 1 on 1 connections with some much going on. I have not even began to think of the next trip however it will most likely be some time in the end of July. If you are interested in coming, let me know, as I would like to keep it like this trip of half a dozen members.
Those who trade without a stop, eventually stop trading

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