Anyone with an investment portfolio will be able to utilize this course and software offering because it takes the best aspects of the investment world and the trading world, and merges it into one easy to use package
(PRWEB) March 15, 2011
Bill Poulos and his team at Profits Run, Inc have just released their next generation of trading / investing education and software targeted at the “Hot” ETF market. Six months of research, development, and testing, coupled with over $40,000 invested in programming of the custom trade alert software have allowed Profits Run to bring develop this ground breaking educational training product; The Portfolio Prophet.
The sole purpose of the Portfolio Prophet is to make people more comfortable with leveraging Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in their investment mix, while providing them with guidance and actionable steps that they can implement to take advantage of the profit potential within the market. More importantly and often overlooked, the course and software package will help investors safeguard themselves against disastrous, portfolio “busting” downturns, by teaching them how to mitigate risk and effectively plan for the long-term.
The ETF market is growing at a rapid rate these days and for good reason. ETFs are exactly like mutual funds in their composition; however they are traded like a stock. This means that you have the ability to buy and sell these funds daily, but more importantly you have a greater ability to access your cash when needed. Additionally, the fees associated with ETF based funds are substantially lower than those of mutual funds. The increased flexibility that these funds offer to your cash, coupled with the lower transactional cost, its easy to see why ETFs are gaining so much momentum in the marketplace.
Designed with “Joe Investor” in mind, the Portfolio Prophet course and software package can be utilized by anyone, regardless of trading level, who has investments that they manage. The educational course comes complete with custom built trade alert software that allows investors to pick and choose which ETFs they want to trade based on individual investment strategy. Based on the course method and the portfolio model chosen, the software provides “Alerts” for potential trade setups and offers specific entry & exit positions allowing investors to pull as much profit from the marketplace as possible.
“We designed this product at the request of our students. It was their recognition of the opportunity and their desire to have a platform in place that would allow them to trade and manage their portfolios more effectively that spurred us into action and development of the Portfolio Prophet,” says Bill Poulos, founder of Profits Run, Inc. “Anyone with an investment portfolio will be able to utilize this course and software offering because it takes the best aspects of the investment world and the trading world, and merges it into one easy to use package.”Anyone who has ever put their hard earned money into the market instead of a standard savings account knows how hard it can be to make that money “work”. There are limitations to how many times money can be moved around, limitations on the type of funds available, the wrong mix of stocks within the funds…the list goes on and on. It’s time to take back control of your money!
The problem that most investors face is that they put their financial future in the hands of an antiquated “buy and hold” system that was once relevant, but has recently proven to destroy retirement “nest eggs.” A “buy and hold” strategy is flawed on two levels; first, it states that it is impossible to time the market appropriately – this is FALSE. Second, it tells us that the market will typically yield 6-7% growth on an annual basis – This is also FALSE as we have come to learn.
Look at this: If an investor had bought in 1929 before the market crashed, it would have taken him/her 25 yrs to get back to break even using the “buy and hold” model. Similarly, If they had invested in the NASDAQ in 2000, and were still holding onto it, they would still be down 40% from the high in 2000. The troubling fact is that no one knows when the market will again reach those previous highs, so your money just sits, being tied up in an investment that you hope will appreciate enough to sell off eventually without a loss.
Who wants to sit through a “buy and hold” strategy when the market has that type of damaging impact – No one! The “buy and hold” method used in decades previous is no longer applicable because everything in the world moves at lightning speed, including market trends and market crashes.
The Portfolio Prophet is the answer to the flawed practice of “buy and hold” because it moves with the market and identifies those times when entry and exit should occur, thus placing the odds in your favor of earning higher returns and mitigating the potential for loss.
The Portfolio Prophet constantly searches for newly emerging trends in selected ETFs that are upwardly trending and are suitable for trading. Engaging the trader in these emerging trends at the appropriate percentage based on investment objectives and quickly alerting them when the trend has expired and the time to exit has occurred. Investment portfolios will no longer be exposed to market crashes because the software will alert the trader to exit the market, thus only incurring a small loss.
Think about it, leveraging this technology, an investor in 2008 would have avoided the crash entirely because the system would have alerted them and they would have been in cash. Additionally, they would have been alerted to re-enter the market in 2009 after it had bottomed offering them the opportunity to ride the bear market rally.
Every day after the market closes, the software updates automatically, with the most recent ETF trading data from the day. The algorithms are applied to that data and any new or existing position alerts are given. Once alerts are generated all an investor has to do is to log into their brokerage account and place the appropriate trade. In 60 seconds or less, an investor can have a tighter grip on their financial portfolio and more control of their financial future.
The Portfolio Prophet is like having an individual financial advisor watching over your investments and providing direction every day. It monitors the market, advises on investment opportunities and most importantly it mitigates risk for the investor.
When asked about the best feature of the Portfolio Prophet, Bill Poulos, founder of Profits Run Inc had this to say, “The number one thing Portfolio Prophet offers is risk management. If you’re not managing your risk then you are just gambling. That’s one of the reasons I don’t like “buy and hold”, sure you’re diversified, but when the market crashes it takes everything with it. That’s not managing risk. That’s why with Portfolio Prophet we strongly recommend that an investor never risks more than 2% of their portfolio on any given trade. That way, if you have a losing trade right out of the shoot you can’t lose more than 2% of your portfolio. That’s the responsible investing. The other way that Portfolio Prophet tackles risk mitigation is by helping you stay out of markets that are not suitable for trading. That way, you don’t expose your capital to risk at all; Portfolio Prophet does a great job of monitoring and advising you of that.”
An investor’s financial future should not be defined by an outdated “buy and hold”, chance based strategy. The market is too volatile and can change direction at a moment’s notice. Too many people learned the hard way and “lost it all” when the market crashed in 2008 and they did so by not having the right strategy in place to get them out in time. The next generation of marketplace “winners” will be those people that implement a new flexible investment strategy, take an active role in the management of their portfolios and are patient enough to enter only when the odds are in their favor – The Portfolio Prophet is the “edge” that those investors will utilize along the way.
About the Creator: Bill Poulos has over 35 years of trading experience and is a trading educator with thousands of happy students from around the world and many success stories to his accolade. Established in 2001, he and his company have contributed much to development of the independent investor and trader within the Forex, Stocks and ETF markets. A retired automotive engineer, Bill holds a degree in industrial engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration, with a major in finance, and has been involved in trading since the year 1974.