An Investing Lesson I Learned from Watching Mike Tyson
“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” -Mike Tyson
I love boxing.
I first fell in love with the sport in my late 20s. Had I discovered it earlier in life, I probably would have simply added it to the sports I was already playing (soccer, swimming, baseball, and basketball).
However, by my late 20s I had already started multiple businesses and had experienced both great success and great failure in life. So boxing became more than just a passion… it became a kind of framework for understanding humanity.
To me there are a lot of parallels between investing and boxing. What works in one scenario doesn’t work in another. A great investor, like a great fighter, will have to learn to adapt if he or she wants to survive.
And most important is what you do when you’re in a world pain and your plans are blowing up in your face…
What do you do when the market “punches you in the mouth”?
The above quote from Mike Tyson is one of my favorite boxing quotes. At the time, reporters were harassing the heavyweight champion about how he would deal with Evander Holyfield’s fight plan.
Tyson responded in classic fashion, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
His point was this: It’s easy to strategize ahead of the fact… but what do you do when things go south?
I was thinking about this quote yesterday when the market was a sea of red. We’ve all heard the famous investing adages: “always maintain your discipline,” “buy when there’s blood in the streets,” etc.
However, that’s a whole other animal to actually implement this stuff when the market “punches you in the mouth” and your portfolio is losing serious money.
Do you panic and let this affect you? Or do you keep your composure and take advantage of the situation?
Taking Control of the Markets
It took me years to accomplish it, but I no longer see market corrections as painful.
Instead, I see them as opportunities to be taken advantage of.
What changed that allowed me to alter my approach?
I discovered a bizarre market anomaly that has convinced me the Fed is rigging the stock market to stop it from serious collapse.
It all started when the market kept “punching me in the mouth.”
Time and again, the market would open sharply down and I would open some shorts to profit from the collapse, only to see the stock market stop on a dime and rip higher around 9:50AM.
At first, I thought it was regular investors seeing value where I didn’t. But over time, I noticed three things that have me convinced it was the Fed, NOT real investors:
- They showed indiscriminate buying (real investors don’t want to move the market when they establish a position).
- They occurred at a specific time of day (the 9:50AM-10AM window) on days when the market is falling.
- Trading volume actually fell while the market ripped higher, indicating that real buyers were not driving the move.
Time and again, someone was making large indiscriminate buying orders in the stock market right around 9:50AM-10AM, forcing the market to move higher.
Even stranger, trading volume FELL throughout these moves, indicating that real buyers were not getting involved. It was almost as if some kind of “ghost money” was stepping in to prop up the stock market, only to then disappear without a trace.
Having watched this bizarre phenomenon for the last nine months, I developed a proprietary trading research strategy. And since its launch, it’s had a 100% success rate of catching MAJOR stock moves that I believe are being caused by the Fed intervening in the stock market.
It’s called Ghost Money Trader. And it’s designed to do two things…
ACCURATELY predict when the Fed is going to use Ghost Money in the markets…
So you can get ahead of major market moves BEFORE they happen.
Does it work?
See for yourself…
Before I shared this system with the public and decided to just focus on four key stocks, it produced gains of:
- 22% in 62 minutes
- 56% in just over one day
- 85% in 90 minutes
- 123% in 65 minutes
- And even 367% in one day.
We’re talking about double- and triple-digit gains in less time than it takes to watch a movie…
More like the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee!
Ghost Money Trader officially went live last week. And already, early subscribers saw the chance to lock in two double-digit winners that they held for less than three hours.
And the actual trading of these positions took less than FIVE minutes to execute.
That’s practically unheard of… and far superior to the world’s best hedge fund managers.
That’s why I’m so excited to reveal this to you today.
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