I have been involved in trading since I was 14 years old. I have been a successful options trader, spreader, trading educator, CEO, Macro trader, and Asset Manager. I have a broad array of experience and skills that I have developed over the years. I’ve traded by myself, with others, with small amounts of money, and with very large amounts of money. Over the years I’ve traded every asset class and I trained traders to trade in many different styles.
However, even with all the knowledge, I have accumulated over the years, I can say the market selection aspect has been the most challenging. I struggled to sort through a world of many opportunities to find the BEST opportunities. Mark Boucher played an instrumental role for me in solving this issue.
Mark was the first to show me the power of combining fundamental research (Mark calls this fundamental fuel) with technical models. Mark demonstrated to me that the best trends all had fundamental fuel behind them. This fundamental fuel created trends that were longer and had fewer corrections and more shallow corrections than typical trends. Mark showed me how to scan for top fundamental fuel in stocks. Once I had the list of top fundamental names, I could then put them through scans of technical criteria and I had the confidence to know that I could pursue trading these names with lower risk than the patterns alone. This method that Mark uses is called REEDS. I convinced Mark that this strategy was so powerful and simple that we could help people to have greater clarity on what to trade as a result.
Mark J.P. Boucher
I have been a trader and fund manager for over 30 years. During that time I have been an active trader and investor in all asset classes including Equities, Fixed Income, FX, Commodities, Real Estate, corporate debt, and structured notes. I was given a trust of stocks at 9 to fund my college education. The trust was managed by a bank, but it began managing the money right as the Bear Market of the 70’s hit, and my portfolio was cut by 80%. I learned at a young age the power of drawdowns when I was left without enough money to pay for my college education. As a result, I started trading stocks when I was 16 years old to support myself through college.
We’ve been publishing our list of Top EPS/RS low PEG stocks each month since 1992 and the overall list has demonstrated consistent outperformance in good markets and bad. And our list of Bottom EPS/RS high PEG stocks has shown consistent underperformance for potential short-hedging during this period too. But in the last decade, I’ve discovered new ways to cull this list down to a handful of top performers within the list itself, as well as how to rotate to only those stocks among the top tier that also meet technical criteria that really pulls this together and boosts performance consistently.