As the publisher of StreetAuthority's sister company, Profitable Trading, I get to see every investment opportunity my analysts uncover.
You see, we publish a total of five paid financial research services. Each is run by one of our seasoned trading professionals. They're sharing the very same techniques and strategies that helped them become financially independent early in life -- and it's paying off big-time for our subscribers.
So that's when I had this crazy idea... What if I used my unique position as Publisher to bring you a sampling of each and every one of these newsletters (and the strategies behind them) for a fraction of the price?
That's how Trade of the Week was born... and the timing for this new service couldn't have been any better.
On May 31, our inaugural issue, the S&P 500 hit 2,130.82 -- just 1.6% away from all-time highs.
The Volatility Index (VIX) -- which measures volatility in the market -- was trading well-below historical averages. That's generally a sign that investors believe stocks will move higher in an orderly fashion.
But there was a problem... the fundamentals didn't support prices or the tranquility we were seeing in the market.
You see, the S&P 500 was trading where it was last year, yet earnings for the companies that make up the index were down 10%. To make matters worse, stocks were extremely expensive. Robert Shiller's cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings (CAPE) ratio, for example, was 56% above its historical average.
So I recommended readers purchase puts on the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) -- an ETF that tracks the price of the S&P 500. If you've been following along with experts like my colleague Jared Levy for a while, then you know that buying puts is the best (and safest) way to make money from stocks and ETFs poised to fall.
Just 16 days later, SPY was down 2%. But that's all it took. We closed the trade on June 16 for a 38.5% gain; a ridiculous 827% annualized return.
That's the beauty of this new service.
No matter what is happening in the market, you'll get detailed instructions each week on the very best way to profit. And it won't cost you an arm and a leg to use the many different trading strategies we cover in our more expensive premium newsletters.
For example, the week after I recommended Jared's put-buying trade on SPY, I showed readers the No. 1 stock to own in this stagnant market.
Our resident momentum-trading expert, Tom Vician, showcased his new research on a group of stocks that is outperforming this market. If history is any guide, they'll be the stocks to own in the weeks and months to come, especially when the market comes to its senses and realizes it doesn't have a fundamental leg to stand on.
The next week, I showed readers how Amber Hestla, our income-trading expert, is earning safe, reliable double-digit yields in today's low-interest world. And the trade we recommended in that issue has the potential to deliver a 15.7% annualized yield.
My latest issue, shows readers how to pocket a quick potential 30% gain from one of the most well-known companies on the planet: Facebook (NYSE: FB).
You see, analysts are once again betting bullish on the social networking giant. They've been raising their earnings estimates for the company across all time frames. And even though the stock is higher than it was before the last earnings report, shares are actually much, much cheaper than they were before.
All told, shares of Facebook are still 25% below analyst price targets -- yet the stock's price-to-earnings ratio is near all-time lows. That's the perfect setup for a quick options trade using Jared's tried-and-true methods.
At the end of the day, what we're trying to do with this new service is provide a roadmap for investors who want to expand the number of tools in their arsenal. Honestly, I'd recommend this service to anyone who's always wondered about trading but has been too afraid to try.
Think of Trade of the Week as your "training wheels". You get a sample of the best strategies and experts at Profitable Trading, learn exactly how trading works, and find what works best for you. And it will only cost you $19 a month.
To learn more, I invite you to follow this link. You'll be taken to a short informational report that will describe everything you'll get... and you'll have the opportunity to sign up for the top financial research Profitable Trading has to offer.