Why are you here? What do you want?
These are the questions I ask myself in order to find out how to give you the most value.
I would like to think you read my blog for a few reasons.
Maybe, like me, you are a market addict and enjoy reading anything and everything related to trading and investing?
Perhaps you like the fact that you can ask me ANY question you want about the markets, trading, or investing and know you’ll get a thoughtful and honest response. (Don’t believe me? Give it a try at Brian@TheLundLoop).
And maybe, just maybe, you are here for my rapier wit? But probably not.
I hope these are at least some of the reasons you’re here, but ultimately I know you are here for one thing–to be more informed about the markets so you can be a better trader and investor.
And since we’re both adults, let’s just be honest about what that really means…..
You are here to make money. As much money as you can.
That’s it, isn’t it?
Sure, like me you are probably fascinated by all aspects of the market, but also like me, this is not an academic endeavor. As cool as it is to talk about and discuss the market, none of that matters unless it can make you cold hard cash.
Are you making money in the markets now? If you are, could you be making more?
I love making money in the market, for a number of reasons.
First off, it allows me to do things for my family, friends, and loved ones.
I will never forget when I was in my early 20’s, struggling to build my first company, and trading on the side. One day I caught a fantastic run in a stock called Pre-Paid Legal, which made me more money in a week than I made in a whole month in my business. I still remember the symbol…PPD.
More awesome than making that money though was what I could do with it.
My dad died when I was 20, a loss that hit my family, and especially my mother, exceptionally hard. After a number of years of grieving, her friends convinced her to take a trip with them to Europe, a trip she had always wanted to take with my father. She saved up for six months in order to afford it, and out of necessity planned to be on a tight daily budget, watching every dollar she spent.
That is a crappy way to see Europe. She deserved better. So the night before she left I went over to her house to wish her bon voyage, and as I hugged her goodbye, I pressed a thousand dollars into her hand.
“Have a great time,” I said. “Take this money. It is for you. I want you to relax, enjoy the trip, and treat yourself to some nice things. You deserve it. I love you.”
I can’t tell you how good that felt. That I could, in some small way, make my mom’s life a little easier. A little better. Like all my friends at that time I was broke, and if it wasn’t for the money I made in the market, I wouldn’t have been able to do that for her.
Who is special in your life? What would you like to do for them financially if you could?
As I got older I began to understand that being able to extract money from the market on a regular basis is great, but it’s what that money gives you that is the real prize.
Freedom from bosses. From long commutes. Annoying co-workers, clients, and employees. Freedom to set your own schedule. Live wherever you want. Freedom to live your life in the way you see fit and to have self-determination.
When my first child was born I was a full-time trader, and I was able to be present, to experience every moment of her precious childhood, because I had the freedom to do it.
What would you do with complete freedom? How would you spend the time that freedom gives you?
I hope that the content, insights, and accessibility I provide, in some small way, help you to get what you want from the market—because I know how great it is when you have it. But I can only do so much.
The number one question I get asked by readers is, “Do you mentor people and/or teach them how to trade?” I wish I could.
Unfortunately, with two young kids, a writing career, and my own trading, I just don’t have the bandwidth to teach others. And though I am always willing to help you out in any way I can when it comes to the market, I don’t think my personality lends itself to teaching.
And that is why I have asked one of the best traders and teachers I know, Kunal Desai, to create something to help you out if you want to take your market game to the next level.
Kunal is the real deal. Or as the French say, le real deal. Let me tell you how I know.
Year after year I have sat in Kunal’s chat room and watched him call out every trade he does in real-time. Every buy. Every sell. Every short sell. Every cover. All documented in real-time. And year after year, in every type of market environment, he consistently makes money. A lot of money.
Most importantly, he does it with low risk and with a very straight forward methodology.
More impressive than his trading though is his ability to teach trading and the spirit in which he does it. Kunal and his partner Maribeth Willoughby—a tremendous trader in her own right—have taught thousands of students how to make money from the market. Talk to any one of those students and they will tell you how generous the two of them are in sharing their knowledge.
Last year I met up with Kunal when he came out to Cali. He rented a beautiful house high up in the Hollywood Hills, and I sat next to him on the patio overlooking a sweeping view that stretched from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean, and watched as he and some of his students crushed the market, armed only with laptops and a Wi-Fi connection.
That’s all Kunal needs, and he takes full advantage of it, using the freedom trading brings him to travel the world and meet up with his students on a regular basis. And isn’t that the complete dream? Being able to pull money out of the market from a veranda in Italy, a jungle in Costa Rica, or sitting on a beach in North Carolina, all while hanging out with the people you care about?
When I approached Kunal about this project he very kindly offered free access to a mini trading course, consisting of three videos, and created a trading manual, full of charts and real-world examples, exclusively for my readers. Here are the links to access them (video password is BOWS$$$ ):
Intro Course Book
Trading is like everything else in life; the more you work at it, the better the results you achieve. But you don’t just want to work hard, you want to work smart. It makes no sense to work hard for 100 hours when working smart for 10 hours can get you the same results. Kunal teaches smart.
This is great content from someone who makes his living off the market and I hope it helps you make more from the market as well. Watch the videos and download the manual, it’s free and yours to keep, (but please don’t share it with others).
After you are done, if you are inspired to go after the money and freedom that being a successful trader brings, you owe it to yourself to check out the advanced courses that Kunal offers. Though these are paid courses (C’mon, everything can’t be free), in my opinion they are best you can find.
No matter if it is the 4-Day Boot Camp, which teaches you step-by-step how to become a consistently profitable trader, or the incredible (and I do mean incredible) 60-Day Boot Camp, which is the most intense, personalized, interactive, and comprehensive course I have ever seen, you get more than your money’s worth from Kunal.
And here is where being a bclund Blog reader continues to pay off. I’ve spent the last 25 years or so building “social currency” with all sorts of people in the trading and investing world and now I’m putting that currency to work for you.
For the 4-Day Boot Camp just enter LUNDBULLS15 in the promo code box before checkout and click “Apply” and you will get an exclusive 94% discount off the general public’s price. That is correct, the original price of $1699.00 goes to $99.00 – all because you read my blog.
But even with my currency, I couldn’t negotiate a discount for the 60-Day Boot Camp, and in all honestly, there shouldn’t be one anyway. It is an unbelievably comprehensive program, and if you are serious about becoming a full-time trader, it is worth every penny.
For more info on either the 4-Day or 60-Day Boot Camps click this link here.
Nothing would make me happier then helping you finally get what you want out of the market–and maybe life as well. And as always, I will continue to work hard to find ways that The bclund Blog can help you do that.
And in that same vein, my long rumored (and delayed) 2nd book is nearing completion, and I am looking to give away a big slug of free copies to subscribers. Details to come soon.