How to get free access
Go to the “Products & Prices” page and place an order (we do not ask for credit card information and placing an order will not expose you to unwanted sales pitches). The password is absolutely free. It will give access to all services with the exception of StopsXL (see below for StopsXL). We will also send you additional information about your subscription (like its use and and what to expect, but no sales pitches). Passwords are replaced with new ones quarterly unless you contact us before a scheduled expiration date and ask us to renew your subscription. If you do that, your password will not expire and you will not have to order a new one. However, if you allow your password to be de-activated, you will have to place a new order to continue with your subscription. Asking for a renewal before the password is de-activated will eliminate the need to place a new order. Asking for a renewal involves sending us an email that says “Please renew my subscription.”
When a person first obtains his password, he must confirm (by email) that he has the password and that it actually works for him. This confirmation must be made within 24 hours, or the password will be de-activated (become useless). We impose a time limit for this confirmation because we do not want valid passwords floating around that are not being used by subscribers. Each password is a gateway that may be used by hackers, and in the past we have had a few people subscribe but not use their passwords. The confirmation gives us some assurance that a new subscriber has actually used his password to gain access. The free StopsXL password must be ordered separately.
To access your subscription, you will use the 2nd tab on the main menu, “Subscriber Section,” but first read the following explanation.
If access is free, why do you have to place an order?
We want to know if our reports are helpful. Suppose we did not ask people to sign up for a password. Then the people using our reports might be different every day, and we would have no clue as to whether anybody found the information useful or worthwhile. When a person asks for a renewal quarter after quarter, we know that that person must value the reports. That fact constitutes a vote in favor of us continuing to create the reports. Without passwords, we would not know if it is really worth the time and resources it takes to make the lists. We would not know if anybody returned for a second look. Furthermore, if people do not think the reports have enough value to ask for access, even when the reports are free, then we will know it is time to stop creating the reports. Requiring a password, and requiring quarterly renewal requests, gives us information about whether or not people find the lists useful, and whether or not their interest in them is ongoing.
Look for setups (illustrated on the “Stock Alerts” page). As setups evolve, you should be looking for the “trigger events” that signal it is time to act. you should always wait for the “trigger event” before taking action. For information on “trigger events,” see Item #13 on the “Q & A” page. Some stocks will be on more than one list.
StopsXL, also referred to as simply Stops, must be ordered separately. We want to know how useful the new version of the calculator is to users, so we require a different password for it. Otherwise, we would have no accurate record of how many people really find it helpful (as opposed to people who do not really have more than casual curiosity about it, and who click on its link simply because they can).
Focus on Stocks That Are About To Surge
There are certain patterns of stock behavior that are followed by a price advance or surge. Price surges can occur without these patterns, but when these patterns do occur, the probability is very high that a surge or advance is about to occur. Technicians around the world watch for such patterns because they represent relatively low-risk buying opportunities (good entry points). Generally, the price move begins within two weeks. If it does not happen, many short-term and intermediate-term investors sell. Why? Because the reason for taking the position in the first place is the setup pattern and its high probability of a price surge. If the setup fails to deliver within the high-probability time period (two weeks), the reason for keeping the position no longer exists. There is probably a reason for the failure that may eventually have a negative impact on the stock. This strategy provides a way for keeping money invested where the probabilities are always in favor of a price surge.
Can long-term investors make use of these setups? The focus on setups increases the odds of choosing good entry points. Successful investing is about buying at the right time and selling at the right time.