Editor of the Option Signal Service since 2003 (www.oss.cc). Author of "The Lunar Cycle and the Stock Market."
Michael J. Clark was born and raised in Sinclair, Wyoming. He is a poet, novelist, artist, historian, and market analyst.
He began investing in 1985. He read ˜The Technical Analysis of Stock Trends" by Edwards and Magee and was hooked. From 1985-1987 he made astonishing gains in the stock market; and then stocks collapsed in 1987. Since then he has been attempting to 'solve the stock market', with many failures and some successes. The system he developed, called CGTS, Clark's Gate Timining System, is algorithm-based. What this fancy word means is that he proposes a series of necessary steps based on technical analysis propositions, which, when met, trigger trading signals. His four main trading systems are up a combined 31% for 2015.
From his website:
Now that QE is supposedly ending, markets are already becoming more tradable, with opportunities to make money on both long and short trades at the same time. QE tended to make all boats rise, except precious metals. This made it more difficult to play the short side of the markets. Now, both sides seem to be more accessible to successful trades. This will also be more of a challenge for investors. The FED will have to eventually abandon the markets to their own destinies, and stop spending trillions to protect investors AND corporations from their mistakes. As this begins to happen (I am not sure it has happened yet), informed advice will become even more necessary for investors.
Rules of Investment
Rule #1: Never go against the trend. The majority is often wrong; but the minority is often wrong also. The sticky issue with this advice is at transition points, at which a Bull Market turns into a Bear Market or vice-versa. Big Money often anticipates and/or causes this transition. So pay attention to what Big Money is really doing, not what they say they are doing.
Rule #2: You don’t need a broker who makes his living off of your money. Most brokerage firms buy a position in a stock quietly and slowly. When the stock has appreciated significantly they add the stock to their buy recommendations. Then they begin selling their position while they are encouraging their clients to buy the stock. Most firms never issue sell recommendations. If they do, beware: they are probably trying to buy your stock after a huge sell-off.
Rule #3: Watch your own emotions because they are often signaling something. When fear turns to greed and visions of unlimited wealth, we are probably near a top in a trade and we should get ready to sell. When hope and denial turn to fear and visions of an unlimited loss, we are probably approaching a bottom in a trade. (See Rule #1 however.)
Rule #4: Trade with a system to complement your gut reactions. Follow the system no matter what, even if it means taking a loss. Don’t get lazy with your money and sink into denial. Use a system to help you refrain from 'playing a hunch'.
Rule #5: HEDGE YOUR PORTFOLIO AGAINST LOSSES. How does one do this? By having a balanced portfolio of long and short positions. But have a system that signals both long and short positions, and keep your portfolio balanced around 50% long and 50% short. This may seem to contradict Rule #1. It does not. When something is in a long trend, something else is in a short trend. Find what is long and what is short. If stocks are long, gold or oil may be short. Use ETFs and options to help establish this portfolio balance. Our system gives trading signals every day for both long and short positions.
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Those interested in his book "Turn Out the Lights", a description of the metaphysical causes of the 2008 financial meltdown, can access the draft at:
Michael Clark has retired after working 30 years in academia, relocated to Hanoi, Vietnam for six years, and has returned to America in 2014.
Decided to invest a quarter of my 401k myself and have been pretty successful along with other holdings outside of it - update that to really successful. Used a quarter of my 401k to quadruple the total 401k. One more big hit and I can retire at 55. TEAR, PLUG helped me the most and now I am into CRDC/Cardica, Anyone with any information with regards to this company would be most appreciated. It is 53% institutionally owned and just completed its first surgery in the US with little hoopla. They have a history of success in Europe. Other sizeable personal holdings are RMTI, SO, KEY
20 year financial markets professional as a BROKER/TRADER/PORTFOLIO MANAGER at major wirehouses, including Smith Barney & Merrill Lynch. For the past 11 years, ran a hedged, high-dividend equity portfolio for high net-worth clients.
PATTERN RECOGNITION & CYCLE THEORY....
I believe that the primary tenet of Modern Portfolio Theory, that markets are random, chaotic and unpredictable, is nothing of the sort. I SEE ORDER IN THE CHAOS!
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Markus Rose, Sun in Libra, Chinese sign Monkey, graduated from one of Europe's leading business schools, the Vienna University of Economics and Business, with a Masters Degree (Magister) in Finance and Management - among the top 15% of his semester.
His Master Thesis about Mortgage-Backed Securities was awarded as "one of the best of the university" by a committee of professors.
Markus completed his academic education by taking MBA classes in Finance at the Anderson School of Management and by taking senior classes in differential equations at the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Los Angeles.