It seems money – or, to be more specific, the record rate at which our government is spending it – is once again the center of national attention. President Obama’s budget plan is making headlines all across the nation – in particular, its lack of attention to the two biggest, government money-eaters by far: Medicare and Social Security.
60% of the budget is already slated to bankroll entitlement programs and it’s estimated that spending will rise 71% for Social Security, 72% for Medicare, and 115% for Medicaid (the third gorilla in the room) over the next ten years.
Let’s face it, the pressure is building. And, if something isn’t done, sooner or later they’re both going to blow. I shudder to think of the disastrous financial straits it will leave many American’s in (The collapse of Fannie and Freddie will pale in comparision…)…
Fortunately, whether you realize it or not, you already know the secret to ensuring that money won’t be an issue in your golden years.
The simple fact that you’re reading INO’s blog articles clearly indicates the solution is already hardwired into your natural behavior…
We’re investors and traders. We hate to leave the fate of our financial future in the hands of others. Rather than sit idly by, we grab hold of the reigns. We take responsibility for growing our own nest eggs… building our wealth… and ensuring our monetary needs will be met regardless of what happens with the government’s burgeoning entitlement programs…
The KEY to ensuring you have enough wealth to retire in comfort is clear:
Use your natural ‘traders’ mentality in the most effective manner possible.
For starters, you and I both know the traditional, buy-and-hold approach is dead – the recent market meltdown confirmed it. Most investors spent years rebuilding their nest eggs after the Tech Wreck – only to see the rug get yanked out from under their feet yet again in the 2008 Financial Crisis. All in all, ELEVEN years have been lost and many people are still no closer to having the nest egg they want or need…
And while the opposite extreme – day trading and swing trading – can be exciting and profitable for some people, it requires more time and technical skill than most Main Street investors are able to devote on a daily or weekly basis…
The solution: a mix of the two – trend trading.
By taking positions almost as you would with traditional buy-and-hold – e.g. taking a position based on solid, longer term technical and fundamentals – and then moving in and out of the position as the trend changes, you get the best of both worlds. Let me show you what I mean…
If you had bought the four ETFs tracked in MarketClub’s Perfect ‘R’ Portfolio – SPDR Gold Shares, United States Oil, SPDT S&P 500, and Currency Shares Euro Trust – in January 2008 and then simply held them until June 2010, you would have suffered a 32% loss.
On the other hand, if followed the MarketClub alerts to step in and out of them with the trend, you would have GAINED 8%. That's a 40% swing in your favor despite the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. If that isn't iron-clad retirement protection then what is.
Better yet, consider MarketClub’s Global Strategy Portfolio. Between January 2000 and June 2010, following the Global Strategy trader alerts on just five ETFs would’ve handed you a 23% GAIN versus the 29% loss suffered by buy-and-hold investors. THAT is how small nest grow to become retirement wealth regardless of what the markets – or the government – throw at you.
Bottom line: Trade smart and it won’t matter whether Washington ends up cutting Medicare and Social Security benefits… or simply ignores them until they implode. Either way, you’ll have the nest egg you need to your live your retirement in the comfort you deserve.
Find out more about MarketClub’s Perfect ‘R’ Portfolio, Global Strategy Portfolio, and World Cup Portfolio – not to mention Trade Triangles, Talking Charts, Smart Scans, Auto Alerts, and much more – in this new, uncensored video:
All my best for your trading success,
President of INO.com
Co-founder of MarketClub