On Monday, people all over the world were able to witness one of nature’s greatest extremes – an eclipse.
Whether you were only able to catch a partial eclipse in your hometown, or you were one of the lucky ones in the 68.35 mile-wide swath of land stretching from South Carolina to Oregon that was able to witness a total eclipse, this was a truly historic moment.
That’s because onlookers witnessed the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. in 99 years.
Extremes in the natural world come in many forms, but eclipses have always intrigued me.
When I was senior in college, we had an annular solar eclipse – when a small ring or “annulus” of light remains circling the outside of the moon as it passes across the sun.
Since I was viewing the eclipse in the southeast, we had near blackout conditions with 99.7% of all light blocked – dark enough for the animals to freak out.
Dogs were visibly agitated…
The waterfowl at the famed Virginia Tech Duck Pond tucked their heads under their wings…
And for me, the strangest eclipse observation was that everything from leaves to branches to buildings casted eerie crescent-shaped shadows as the height of the eclipse came and went.
It happened when I was in college… And again yesterday.
It’s easy to understand why such an event that changes the visible world around us for a brief time causes folks to act strangely…
Extremes have that effect on people.
That’s why learning how to recognize extremes – recognize when traders act emotionally and drive prices to extreme highs or lows – is at the heart of our 10-Minute Millionaire strategy.
Because once we understand how to feed off of the “strange” behavior of other traders, we can tap into the tremendous profit potential extremes have to offer.
That’s why it’s been my mission to make each and every one of you a “Connoisseur of Extremes.”
Piece by piece, I’m going to teach you everything you need to know about extremes until running this system feels like second nature.
Including the lesson I have for you today…
If we want to fathom the true money-making opportunity at stake here, we need to understand just how quickly these types of extremes can come to fruition.
And to help paint a clearer picture, let’s look at a recent trade from my 10-Minute Millionaire Elite service, Stealth Profits Trader…
Anatomy of a Millionaire-Making Trade
On August 8, the saber-rattling between North Korea and the United States reached a crescendo after North Korea threatened a nuclear attack on Guam, a U.S. territory.
And how did the stock market respond to this geopolitical turmoil?
With its first 1% loss in months.
When the stock market has a big down day, fear and uncertainty come into play.
One of the ways these emotions show up is in the Volatility Index or “VIX,” for short.
To put it simply, the VIX is calculated by monitoring the amount of premium people pay for put or call options. When options get more expensive, this tells us that traders are demanding higher payments as a type of insurance against future uncertainty.
Because of this characteristic, traders have dubbed the VIX the “fear index.”
As the fear of a stock market fall increases, the VIX rises.
So on that Thursday, August 10, stock prices were dropping while fear, uncertainty, and the VIX that measures them, were rising.
But that doesn’t mean it was time to head for the sidelines. Quite the opposite, in fact.
With my head’s up, my Stealth Profits Trader subscribers recognized the situation for what it was – a short-term extreme.
Better yet, it was a short-term extreme that was directly in line with our current narrative.
Under the Trump growth narrative, every market dip has been met with buying.
While this narrative will most likely change soon – it hasn’t changed yet.
With that knowledge in hand, we were able to exploit a short-term extreme in the VIX…
You can see that when trouble arises, the fear index jumps (top graph), but for many months, there has been very little follow-through after a short-term spike in the VIX.
The same thing was happening on August 10…
In fact, the VIX was higher than it had been in months.
Expecting that volatility would quickly return toward its recent levels, I made the bold call that the fear was “overdone.”
We targeted an aggressive play with short-term exposure to the volatility ETF, the VIX Short-Term Futures ETN (VXX).
Following the 10-Minute Millionaire system, we picked up contracts in VXX August 18, 2017, $12.50 Strike Puts (VXX170818P00012500) with an excellent probability that we could profit from the coming volatility drop.
And that bold call played out perfectly. Let’s go through it step by step…
The Profit Power of Emotionless Trades
Timing the right entry point to get into a trade that minimizes your risk and maximizes your profit potential is tough business.
That’s exactly why I developed our 10-Minute Millionaire system to be one of the clearest “Go” signals there is.
And for VXX August 18, 2017, $12.50 Strike Puts (VXX170818P00012500), our system pinpointed that the perfect Turnaround Extreme – one of the three extremes we target here at The 10-Minute Millionaire – had started to develop.
Turnarounds or “Pop & Drops” are the type of extreme that fewest people are familiar with, despite being the most common type of extremes you will see.
When a stock is stuck in a range like VXX volatility ETF, we see these happening over and over.
Now, as 10-Minute Millionaires, we know that Turnarounds comes in two flavors – Oversold (Pops) and Overbought (Drops).
For this trade, we were targeting an Extreme Overbought Turnaround.
Here’s how the sequence looked on the trade we had in Stealth Profits Trader.
Extremes of this flavor that are the easiest to identify and occur when the price of the stock or financial asset has gone straight up (up too far and too fast) – meaning it’s poised for a fast-paced pullback or snapback.
Knowing the short-term nature of this trade, I issued the alert to Stealth Profits Trader readers right away. Over the following weekend, fear dissipated as the risks of a nuclear strike by North Korea were discounted by the head of the CIA and others.
And, sure enough, on Monday, we were rewarded with a big drop in the VXX…
That means, just one trading day after we entered the trade, our put options had hit their first profit target for a 103% gain…
Because we “Framed Our Trade” properly from the start, my 10-Minute Millionaire system generated a definitive Sell signal so we “Booked our Profit” and added yet another triple-digit win on this trade to our account.
The truth is, what I’m showing you here is just scraping the surface of the true wealth you can achieve by targeting extremes.
That’s why, week after week, month after month we’ll continue learning every facet of extremes. I’ll also show you how to establish goals and stick to them. I’ll demonstrate how to adapt my strategy to your circumstances. I’ll guide you through the three moving parts of my system – so you’ll get to see, up close and personal, how simple it really is.
I’ll teach you how to Find the Extreme. I’ll show you how to “Frame Trades” and “Book Profits” until you are a connoisseur of Extremes…
Until you have the wealth you’ve always dreamed of…
D.R. Barton, Jr.
|Editor’s Note: While it’s not the focus here, D.R. does have a newsletter that’s all about fast-paced options plays like you saw here today. It’s his 10-Minute Millionaire Elite service, Stealth Profits Trader. Each week, D.R. peruses his “watch list” of potential trades, and singles out and shares the very best ones with his VIP subscribers. Just since Jan. 5, D.R.’s 10-Minute Millionaire Elite members have pocketed 33 wins of 100% – or more. If you want to check it out – to see what he’s doing – give us a call at 1.888-384-8339.