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Options2Wealth Newsletter Is Just About Ready To Deliver Its Very First Issue!

For once, my timing could not be better...

Many will recall that when I started my original Options2Wealth public portfolio, it was in the midst of tremendous market turmoil, with the nation at the brink of the so-called "Fiscal Cliff." Thank God, the timing this time around is a lot more fortuitous: We are about to embark on this remarkable, and hopefully very profitable, journey immediately after the markets have made a significant correction...since almost all of my stock picks are usually on the NASDAQ, and the index has just made a 9.5% correction, the number of quality stocks that have been beaten down to a pulp, is quite staggering...To say that I am salivating would be an understatement...I just cannot wait to get started and make a lot of money, for you, for myself and for the many deserving non-profits on the DonorNation platform...

Ladies And Gentlemen, Please Start Your Engines!

We are getting ready to start the race that will make a difference...

I am immensely gratified by the overwhelming interest in the new direction of Options2Wealth! To the doctors, the engineers, the attorneys, the accountants, the retired college professor, the students, the housewives, and also a micro-financier in Guatemala, I want to sincerely thank each and every one of you for reaching out to both Casey and me and expressing your desire to join this amazing group of people who want to make a difference, and, as my friend DoubleD likes to say, "do well by doing good."

The key aspect of the blog's new direction is my wish to see all those who want to be subscribers to the newsletter to make a lot of money and donate a percentage of their adjusted profits (net of losses) to school PTAs and nonprofits on the DonorNation platform. To-date, based on the public as well as the private comments received, it looks like the overwhelming consensus is to donate 25%+ of adjusted profits on a quarterly basis. So 25% it shall be.

In a previous post from a couple of months ago, I had highlighted Steven A. Cohen and his top performing, but now defunct fund, SAC Capital. Over the past 30 years, Cohen, on average, had delivered a very impressive rate of return of 60%. However, Cohen was charging his clients 50% of their profits plus an additional 3% management fee for the privilege of investing in his fund. Considering that last year, O2W's public portfolio generated over 10,000+% profit in less than 6 months, I don't believe many of you would consider it unreasonable for me to ask my newsletter's subscribers to donate at least 25% of their adjusted profits to charity...

Both Casey and I found it quite amusing that in spite of me referencing SAC Capital in a previous post, along with its rate of annualized return(s) and the fees it's clients willingly paid, a number of folks only wanted to give away 1%-10%...To help put things in perspective, Casey did some number-crunching and high-level tax research (it helps that Casey is a licensed CPA- ) and came up with some very interesting numbers that I think all of you would like to see. Assuming the following: a $100,000 initial investment principle, 29.6% market returns (2013 S&P 500), and 100% O2W portfolio returns (conservative numbers considering my O2W portfolio delivered over 10,000% return in just the first half of 2013).

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For those of you who have offered to donate only a very tiny percentage to charity, I hope Casey's math will serve as an eye opener and that you will be more amenable to giving and sharing as opposed to just hogging your profits...

This reminds me of a popular, stock market adage: Bulls make Money, Bears make Money, Pigs get Slaughtered

Ever since I started my blog, I have never been interested in promoting O2W to attract readers...Being that I also have considerable experience in the field of advertising, had I wanted to attract attention, I would have done so and instead of 171 followers to date, O2W could have had 1000s..Seeking attention was not the aim, but making a difference in peoples' lives was. Similarly, on this new journey, I am not interested in having many subscribers for the O2W newsletter...I rather have a very small band of quality and passionate Givers who are seriously committed to making a difference than a large army of self-centered Takers...

As of this week, out of the 171 official followers of this blog, about a third have expressed an interest in the newsletter...As you can see, right off the bat, we have been able to ferret out a whole bunch of Takers...LOL! Now, the task on hand is to whittle this number down even further by identifying the really committed Givers and only have them be part of our group...My most profound takeaway from Adam Grant's book, Givers and Takers was that the most successful Givers have the ability to identify the Takers and eliminate them from their lives...and this is precisely what I intend to do...

Success should not define one's level of generosity; rather, generosity will define one's level of success; and make it grow exponentially. Adam Grant

Gleaning through the forms that we required everyone to fill out, we learnt that many of you are new followers of O2W...and others have been following it for some time and have made money mimicking the O2W's public portfolio trades...and there are those who have been following my blog from its very inception and in the process have made a boat load of money...The following request is only to those who have made money from the blog:

If you are truly committed to Giving and Sharing your wealth, then now's the time to show that you're indeed a Giver and not a Taker: Donate 25% of what you have earned from the blog to any PTA or non-profit currently on the DonorNation platform. All those who follow through on this challenge, we will highlight your name here for everyone to see...and applaud! And do not forget to re-read Casey's math...'Cause, the Tax Man cometh, no matter what...so it is better to give a percentage of your gain to charity than to give to the Tax Man...

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Of course, whatever you give, is based strictly on the honor system...no one will be peering over your shoulders to make sure that you are donating the right amount...

We are just about ready to start our new social experiment...The website is ready, its infrastructure is just about ready...I plan on funding the account in time to make the first trade in the Options2Wealth, LLC account on either Monday, April 28th, or Monday, May 5th, 2014...The exact timing should be worked out and confirmed by next week...

Let's get the show on the road...

Best~

karim