JL: Hi, Mike … Are you there?
Mike: I am.
JL: Good. Let’s just give it a few minutes to make sure everyone has a chance to join us … You make it back to Colorado OK?
Mike: I did. I’ll have to spend some more time down there on the next visit. It was nice to put shorts on again, but outside of an early morning stroll on the beach, I really didn’t get to enjoy it.
JL: Well, it was a busy week. The webinar was a huge success. Next time you come down, we will have to schedule some free time.
Mike: Sounds like a plan.
JL: OK, let’s go ahead and get this started. So, for those of you who are just joining us, I’m sitting down with my colleague, a man who’s regarded as one of the top traders in the world — Michael J. Carr.
Mike: Good morning, everyone. Well, I guess afternoon your time.
JL: Mike, thanks for joining me for this brief Q&A session as a follow-up to your Peak Velocity Webinar. We had a huge turnout for the event, and thousands of positive comments have poured in. Many people were shocked at just how much information you revealed in the webinar. You really laid out your complete strategy.
Mike: Thanks, JL. I really wanted to make sure our viewers have the tools they need to become successful traders, whether they choose to follow my research or not. And while I can’t give personalized investment advice, I’m happy to be here to help answer any follow-up questions they may have on my strategy.
JL: It certainly shows in the quality of the material you’ve presented so far. Now, before we get started, I want to give everyone listening a phone number. I strongly urge you to write it down.
That’s John Wilkinson’s number. He is the head of our premium services team. He can help you set up your membership with Peak Velocity Strategy. I wanted to give you his number because, by the time this meeting is done, I’m confident you will want to pick up the phone and give him a call. When you call, ask for John Wilkinson. If he is not available, one of his associates will be there to help you out.
Mike, we don’t have much time, so I want to jump right in. We’ve received thousands of comments over the last few days about Peak Velocity. Many people were excited about the level of detail you provided on the strategy and for the chance to go for as much as $714,000 in profits over the next year.
But even though most people thought you did a bang-up job, we did receive a few people writing in to ask for some clarification on a few topics. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to address the most common questions.
So, here’s the first one that seemed to pop up a few times…
Mike: Well, let me start by telling everyone a little bit more about my background. I joined the military right out of college back in the 80’s. My first job was installing the ARPANET at the Pentagon. It was basically the early precursor to today’s Internet. I could see right away the immensity of what we were doing at the time … and that this connection could be used beyond just the Pentagon. This experience gave me a good foundation in programming that would help me on later projects.
JL: Like your work in the nuclear missile program?
Mike: Exactly. After my work at the Pentagon was done, I spent a few years in a radar station in Iceland, on close watch for Russian planes entering our airspace. A few years after that, I was promoted to captain and sent to work for the Strategic Air Command Underground. That’s the top-secret unit that manages our country’s nuclear missiles.
So, I spent the next few years working at a missile silo out in Nebraska. I was one of the few people responsible for writing the computer code that made sure each nuclear missile would launch as ordered and hit its target with 100% accuracy.
JL: So this is when you first started getting into trading?
Mike: Yes. We were still at the height of the Cold War, and we had to be ready to go to nuclear war with Russia at any time.
And I had my “hand on the button,” so to speak. Basically, I took the calls from the Pentagon, and it was my job to make sure that our nukes got launched in the case of an enemy attack. Every week we would undergo training simulations as if we were really under attack. Of course, we never knew if it was a simulation or the real thing. On any one of those occasions, I could be unleashing a chain of events that led to nuclear war.
JL: During your presentation, you said this caused a lot of pressure. So much so that the Air Force gave you a rotating schedule.
Mike: One week on, one week off. I started reading books about trading in my downtime. Pretty soon, I started using my programming skills to develop computerized trading systems.
JL: Were you trading your own account at this point?
Mike: I was just paper trading at the time. But it wasn’t long before I started trading my own money. I started small and built up a nice portfolio over the next decade in my free time. And as I started approaching 20 years of service … I knew I wanted to retire from the military … but I knew my military pension wasn’t going to be enough to retire on at that point, and I didn’t want to go into defense contracting like many of my friends.
So, I got serious about trading. I took and passed the exam to become a Chartered Market Technician … and started to get involved in the Market Technicians Association.
And by the time I retired in 2005, I was ready to make trading my full-time gig.
JL: And you’ve made quite a name for yourself in the industry since that time. You started editing the Market Technician Association’s newsletter in 2004. You led the effort to create one of the strongest code of ethics the MTA ever adopted.
You wrote a book that’s regarded as one of the most comprehensive manuals on relative strength in the industry … and has been cited by the CFA Institute and the vice president of technical trading at Fidelity among others.
And you’ve traveled around the world teaching your strategies to other up-and-coming Chartered Market Technicians for the prestigious New York Institute of Finance.
Should I go on?
Mike: (laughs.) No, I think that covers the main highlights. But while the accolades and the recognition are great, it’s nothing compared to the lifestyle I’ve been able to lead because of my profits.
JL: So, you’ve basically been funding your lifestyle with your trading income over the past 12 years — is that correct?
Mike: Yes. Like I said, by the time I retired from the military, I had the knowledge and experience to put a solid strategy together. So, I started with a few thousand bucks, which I quickly snowballed to a couple hundred thousand and more … And since then, I’ve just been using the profits from that account to live the lifestyle of my dreams.
JL: That’s one of the main reasons I worked so hard to convince you to join our team. You have an amazing track record in your own account. It’s rare to find someone as successful as you who’s also a great mentor. Which brings me to another question I keep seeing…
“If Mike is so successful, why not just keep this strategy to himself?”
Mike: It’s actually pretty simple. I’ve always had the desire to help others. Listen, before I joined the military, I wanted to be a surgeon. But I while was working in a factory, my hand was crushed in a meat grinder.
So, I joined the Air Force where I served my country for over 20 years. And even during the last 12 years, I’ve spent a lot of time mentoring other Chartered Market Technicians to become better traders. But it goes beyond that. Trading has helped me achieve the lifestyle of my dreams. I really couldn’t ask for more.
And when you told me that I could have the opportunity to help others do the same … to teach them how to make enough money to achieve their own dreams … while I wouldn’t be able to trade in the recommendations I made, well, it just seemed like an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up.
So that’s why I agreed to take you up on your offer. And it’s great to hear my research is already helping a few of your friends to get some trading success under their belts.
JL: Yes. Our in-house beta testers were absolutely floored when they started seeing those triple-digit gains roll in. Now, that brings up another question people have asked about the track record. They want to see all the trades from your beta test.
Mike: This is totally understandable. So, here it is … I am putting it on the screen. Can you see it?
JL: Yes. I see this includes some of your recent gains … the 94% gain in DHR, the 182% gain in DGX, the 154% gain in LOW and the 89% gain in PGR.
Mike: Correct. Now, one thing about this track record: It does not include the 20% stop-loss. That was one key factor I took away from our beta testers. They don’t like seeing the big losses. So, we will be implementing a stop-loss on the positions I recommend in the model portfolio. If the stock goes 20% against us, I will recommend to sell out.
JL: Now, to be clear, this is if the stock moves 20%, not the option?
Mike: Correct. I don’t like to do stop-losses on option prices. They are too volatile. There’s a reason for that … if we put a stop-loss on the option, the market makers will see it and try to rig the market. So, it’s better to do it on the stock itself, and then to issue a trade alert when it is time to sell.
JL: With that said, even with some of these losses, the average trade in your beta test came out to an 80.34% gain.
Mike: Correct. In total, we have closed out 18 trades. 12 were winners, 4 of them were losses. Not shabby. One important thing to note here is how the odds are stacked in your favor.
For example, add up all of our losses, and you will come up with 276%. However, the gains are unlimited … so, you can offset these losses with the trade in Hasbro … and still walk away with about 200% in gains.
If one were to put $10,000 into each trade, you could walk away with $144,613 in profits.
JL: This is truly incredible, Mike. Now, that does bring up another question.
They don’t have to put $10,000 into each trade, do they?
Mike: No, it’s up to their financial situation, really. I even encourage paper trading; that’s how I started learning. But if they are looking to invest, I wouldn’t suggest anything less than $1,000 per trade. If my in-house beta testers did this, they would have still walked away with $14,461 in profits since the start of the year. It might be good to start small, build confidence as well as a pot of money, and then use your gains to invest more.
JL: I tell you what — I would have never thought it was possible until I saw it with my own eyes.
Which brings me to another question I’ve been seeing cross my desk: “What makes this strategy different from all the other options research services out there?”
Mike: Well, there’s a few things, JL. First, there’s my experience. I’ve been trading with my own money for over 25 years … and doing it full-time for at least 12 of those years.
Books and courses can’t make you a great trader. But putting your own money on the line every single day will help you get there. It gives you a different perspective. For one thing, it makes you take a much more cautious approach.
JL: Yes. I mean, even the guys who come from Wall Street are usually trading the firm’s money. And let’s face it, losing a few million dollars for Goldman Sachs is a lot different than wiping out your own trading account.
Mike: Exactly. Which is why I’m so meticulous about testing my strategies. I use extensive historical analysis and beta testing before I recommend anyone put a dime of money at stake.
That way I can offer the confidence to trade with discipline.
Then there’s the fact it’s a coded strategy. It would take me 10 years to process the kind of data my computer goes through in 10 minutes.
It’s a huge advantage. So why not use it?
JL: Of course, that’s why computerized trading has become so big on Wall Street over the last few decades.
Mike: It’s huge. It’s the secret behind one of the most successful hedge funds in history, Renaissance Technologies.
I mentioned this briefly in my presentation on Tuesday, but let me touch on it again. I was talking to a few people involved in that kind of business. And someone told me they won’t hire anyone with conventional trading experience. They only hire mathematicians who code these computerized trading strategies.
Which brings me to the last reason this is different from all the other options research services … my strategy.
You see, I’ve been able to produce winners on nearly 80% of my beta-test trades so far for one reason: I always “buy high and sell higher.”
When it comes to options, this is one of the best ways to ensure you have the odds in your favor before you make a trade.
JL: Why is that?
Mike: Well, I’m always buying options that expire in 60 days or less. Which means the underlying stocks need to hit their target price in 60 days or less. I can’t take a wait-and-see approach like a buy-and-hold investor. I need to make sure the stock is going to move now. And dozens of studies have all proven one simple fact … stocks that are rising today are more likely to keep rising tomorrow.
JL: A few people have asked if your time frame is too short. I’m pulling up the Henry Schein position … they pointed out that you got out too soon.
Mike: Well, where were they one month ago?
Mike: All joking aside, yeah … my recommendations got out too soon. Believe it or not, this does happen. Oftentimes, we get in too soon. I rarely time a trade perfectly. But this is where … if you already signed up for Peak Velocity Trader, or if you are thinking about signing up … you have to be disciplined. Fact is, my patent-pending code told me that Peak Velocity was slowing down, so it was time to sell Henry Schein. I could have recommended hanging on for a bit longer, but our risk increased the longer we hung onto it. The vast majority of the time, this works out to everyone’s benefit. Take a look at these other examples: Campbell Soup, for example, was hit hard after I recommended a sell.
LyondellBasell quickly dropped after I recommended a sell as well.
Just remember, this system is looking for Peak Velocity. When that runs out, we move on. And that’s another point to make. Whenever your money is in a trade, you want to make sure it is the best trade out there. So, yeah, we sold Henry Schein too soon. But we could then use that money to get into the next trade.
JL: That makes sense. And it seems to be working out great so far. With that said, a few people have stated that they are conservative investors and are wondering if this is a conservative strategy.
Mike: This is a good question. I want to be clear. The Peak Velocity Trader uses an aggressive strategy. I’ve done my best to perfect it, as you can see from the beta test, but nothing in the world is built risk-free — least of all this. You shouldn’t put more than 10% of a portfolio into aggressive strategies.
With that said, the results do speak for themselves. I have been winning on nearly 80% of my recommended trades, and I expect that to continue. But, again, I wouldn’t recommend anyone put more than 10% of their total capital into any aggressive strategy.
JL: Several of our viewers have been asking what type of investing experience they need before they start trading options.
Mike: Once again, I tried to make this service as simple as possible. I do most of the heavy lifting with my coded trading strategy. Think of it like a microscope I use to study the markets…
And I’ve created a complete guidebook that explains everything you need to know to get up and running and trading options in an online brokerage account within a few hours.
There is really nothing to be worried about. I’ve taught these strategies to thousands of traders over the years.
If you choose to make your first trade, you’ll be amazed at how simple it really is.
JL: So here’s another question I’ve been seeing:
Mike: It’s good to get into my recommendations as soon as possible. Which is why we send both text alerts and email alerts when I make a play. With that said, I also give buy prices. If the option is above the buy price, don’t buy it. Wait for it to come back down. All you have to do is place a limit order. So, say a position is trading at $5, and I suggest buying it at $4.50. Just place a limit order for $4.50. I show you how to do this in the welcome material as well.
Most of the time, the options price will move back down to your limit order. It might take a day or two. But don’t chase it.
JL: Here’s another important question that I think a lot of viewers are asking:
Mike: Sure. Well, first of all, I’m going to give you a performance guarantee. I’m guaranteeing my model portfolio : will give you the chance to grab at least 1,200%total winning trades over the next year, or I will give you another year of this service, free of charge.
So that’s my first guarantee. I guarantee this research service will not only help you make money … but that it will help you make BIG money.
JL: OK. Got it. If you don’t deliver at least 1,200% in winning gains over the next year, they can give your team a call and they will get the next year free.
What about the second part of the guarantee?
Mike: That’s my 100% satisfaction guarantee. I want to make sure you are completely satisfied with this research service. If you aren’t, contact us, and you can trade out this service for any of our other services here. So, the pressure is on me to perform.
JL: And, here at Banyan Hill Publishing, we have several research services that are performing extremely well, including 7 stock trading services and 4 other option trading services. I’m confident we have a program that meets every need out there. But, with that said, I have zero doubt that subscribers to Peak Velocity Trader will be 100% satisfied.
Mike: I’ve spent over 12 years and allocated $300,000 of my own money creating this Peak Velocity strategy. It’s one of the most advanced trading strategies I’ve ever created.
JL: If one went to Wall Street, you’d probably have to spend $30,000 or more a year to access this level of research and give up 20% of your profits.
Mike: Exactly. And you’re getting my whole code, my whole trading plan and my guidance.
JL: And we’re only charging $2,995. A price that will only last until next Thursday, March 30th, by the way. Which brings up another point. Because we want to deliver the best experience possible, we have to limit the number of people who sign up today to 1,000. This is important. About a month ago, we launched a service called Extreme Fortunes, and we had a Q&A event just like this. During that event, I warned listeners that they would need to sign up fast, because spots were filling up. And sure enough, we had to close the doors just a few hours later. So, with that said, I am going to issue the same warning to those listening now. If you are interested in joining Peak Velocity Trader, don’t wait. This is the real deal. This is the best opportunity out there to double, triple and quadruple your money. As soon as this event is done, give John Wilkinson a call at 1-877-422-1888.
You’ve seen Mike’s complete strategy and the results … including the losing trades.
Mike: And remember, if at any point during your one-year membership you don’t think Peak Velocity Trader is a good fit for you, simply call our offices, and we can apply your remaining membership fee to any other of our services here at Banyan Hill Publishing.
JL: So, let’s just say 6 months down the road, you feel like trading options is not a good fit for you. You can just roll your membership fee to one of our stock trading research programs.
Like Automatic Profits Alert, which has consistently churned out double-digit gains, often in six months or less, just by buying regular stocks.
You could even get something like Paul Mampilly’s Extreme Fortunes, which is designed to pinpoint rare 1,000% gains without using options or any other leveraged trading strategy.
Once you figure out what you want, your customer service representative will adjust your subscription term accordingly.
Now, of course, I fully expect you to be 100% satisfied. Once you start seeing those 100% winners roll in like our in-house beta testers did, I know you will become a member for life.
So, again, that phone number is 877-422-1888. I know a lot of people like to order by phone. If that is you, give them a call, and a friendly customer service representative will reach out to you. If the phones are busy, just leave a message or email John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For our next question…
Mike: That’s a great question. As I like to say, stocks that are rising fast today are likely to keep rising fast tomorrow. So it’s certainly possible that you will see the same stocks pop from time to time.
But the Goldman Sachs example is good because it reveals a powerful benefit of using options … making money on both the upside and the downside of the market.
I’m going to pull these trades up on the screen … In the first example, I showed you how my historical analysis spotted a 1,032% gain back in November.
This was right after the election, when stocks went on one of the best postelection runs since 1928.
Just $10,000 in this one trade could have handed you $103,200 in gains … in a little more than a month!
Which is great, but my strategy doesn’t just work in bull markets — it also works in bear markets.
Now, let me pull up the next chart from 2007. My historical analysis shows this strategy would have signaled a bear market by December 2007.
And since my strategy uses options, all we had to do was flip my code to turn the market crash into an extraordinary opportunity … You could have made 240% as Goldman Sachs crashed.
JL: So we have the same stock, with two different ways to make money. Once when it’s going up, and again when it’s going down.
Mike: Exactly. But let me be clear. If the overall market is still in a bull phase, I’m not going to be chasing after falling stocks. There’s just too much money to be made finding Peak Velocity stocks when the market is rising.
But when we hit those bear market times, like 2008, I have no problem flipping the strategy to make big gains on the way down.
JL: That makes sense. You don’t want to “swim against the current” of the markets. So you find the fastest-rising stocks in bull markets and the fastest-falling stocks in bear markets.
Here’s another question…
Mike: Right now, I’ve been finding 4 or 5 a month. But it does vary. I’ve had months where just one trade pops up, and other months where 6 pop up.
With that said, even during the busier months, it only takes about 10 minutes to make a trade.
Considering that my beta-test track record has been averaging a gain of 80% per trade, that doesn’t sound too bad.
With these gains, the profits add up quickly. Just think, we recently closed out another 4 winners in March.
JL: I still can barely believe it. I was on the list, watching those trades come in. And every day I was amazed at what you were able to accomplish. I’ve never seen so many big winners so quickly.
Which brings me to the next question…
Mike: No. I will be able to tell if we hit the benchmark by using the buy-and-sell prices at the time of the recommendations. I’m going to judge it by my performance, not your performance. This keeps me more accountable.
And here’s the thing: I’m shooting for way more than 1,200%. Honestly, I think we could do 5,000%.
I’m going to pull up the existing track record again.
When you add up all the gains and all the losses, beta testers had the chance to make 1,446% in profits. That’s in less than three months. At this pace, we could easily make 6,000% in the next year. Now, of course, past performance doesn’t guarantee future results — but my historical analysis, combined with the in-house beta test, makes the profit opportunity here clear.
So 1,200% … honestly, I think we can knock that out before summer.
JL: That makes sense. Which brings me to another question I’ve seen come up:
Mike: Good question. So, do you take your wins and invest them in the next trade? I don’t think so. That’s actually risky. You might want to reinvest 50% of your gains or just 25% … but not all of it. At the end of the day, that’s really a choice that each individual has to make for themselves.
JL: A quick question:
Mike: I personally think it’s a good idea because your gains aren’t taxed, or at least they are deferred. However, some brokers might hassle you over it. Just let them know you are getting guidance from an experienced options expert … a Chartered Market Technician.
JL: Well, I’m certain that’s very reassuring to anyone who’s watching. As I look at this track record … I have to keep repeating it because it’s true … these are some of the most remarkable trading results I have ever seen.
Mike: Thank you, JL. This is the same type of strategy I’ve been using for the last 12 years to achieve the lifestyle of my dreams.
I’m just excited to be able to use all the knowledge I’ve accumulated to start helping others achieve all their dreams. And as our readers can probably see by now, every second they hesitate could potentially cost them thousands of dollars in profits.
So I urge anyone who’s still on the fence to act as soon as possible.
JL: Especially considering that if they act today, they can save 40% off the retail price of $5,000. That means they only pay $2,995.
Remember just $1,000 into each of Mike’s beta trades could have already handed you over $14,000 in profits … enough to pay for the service and put an extra $11,000 in your pocket.
With $10,000 in each trade, you’d be looking at $144,000 in profits … all in less than three months!
And your membership is virtually risk-free because you can always get a different service if you decide Peak Velocity Trader is not for you.
Plus, Mike will give you a free year of service if he doesn’t deliver at least 1,200% in winning gains over the next year.
So, with all that in mind, there are three ways you can get started.
- If you would like to go directly to the order page to review everything you will receive as a Peak Velocity Trader member and to take advantage of the 40% discount right away, click the button below this video that says “Review Order Details.”
- If you would like to watch the webinar that we hosted Tuesday afternoon, click the “Watch Webinar” button below this presentation. You will have full video controls and a transcript of the webinar underneath the video.
- Or if you would like to speak to a representative, give John’s team a call at 877-422-1888. That’s 877-422-1888. They can answer any questions you have about joining or just take your order over the phone.
Anything else, Mike?
Mike: Not really. I would just say that a few stocks are entering their Peak Velocity season now, so I plan on issuing the first recommendation early next week.
JL: Thanks, Mike. I just want to reiterate, spots are extremely limited for the Peak Velocity Trader research service. From what I’m hearing from customer service, we are almost filled up. Which means we may have to take down this offer at any moment.
So, if you want the chance to go for up to $714,000 in profits over the next 12 months, I suggest you order right away. If we work together, I’m confident I can help you achieve the lifestyle of your dreams, just like Mike has.
Thanks for listening.