Why I Walked Away From My Dream Job On Wall Street
The year 2004 was one of the most exciting times of my life. The future looked bright.
That was the year I beat out hundreds of candidates to enter an exclusive bond-trading program for a multi-billion-dollar brokerage firm.
I was going to dig deeper than ever into the market. I was going to be around market junkies all day. And most importantly, I was going to become a trading hotshot and make a few million bucks before I turned 30.
Three years later, two of those things had come true, and one had not...
#-ad_banner-#After spending years fully entrenched in the markets and learning from the sharpest minds in the business, I had learned a valuable lesson: trading is no quick path to riches. The cumulative effect of making a few hundred trades a day for years had left me emotionally and financially spent.
I found myself at a crossroads. I had loved the market ever since joining the stock market club in sixth grade. I wasn't ready to walk away from it completely, but it was clear that my relationship with the market needed to evolve.
Transitioning out of trading was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. I knew telling my friends and family would be difficult. I knew the naysayers would brand me as a failure.
But one of my favorite sayings in life is "winners find a way to win." I knew it was only a matter of time before my path in the market presented itself.
And it did -- less than 12 months later -- in 2008 when the financial crisis hit.
You see, the crisis was a tale of two markets. On one side, my trader buddies were making tons of money on all the short-term volatility.
On the other side, people in my family -- my parents, my siblings, my aunts and uncles -- were calling me and panicking about how much money they were losing.
It made me sick to my stomach seeing family members who had worked their whole lives saving for retirement only to watch their portfolios draw down 20%... 30%... even 50% in some cases.
After working through my family's portfolios, I realized that even the smallest amount of investment support could have made a huge difference in performance. A little knowledge could have prevented people in my family from losing millions of dollars.
But my family and friends had no investment support. And it wasn't because they didn't want it. It was because they didn't know where to get it.
That's when it hit me:
The reason I had made it into a very exclusive club at the Chicago Board of Trade wasn't to become a hotshot trader and enrich myself. It was to learn all the insider secrets to help my clients, my family and friends, and my readers protect and grow their wealth.
And that has been my personal mission ever since -- to share all of the secrets the insiders use to profit in almost any market situation.
So when StreetAuthority offered me a chance to pull back the curtain on one of the most misunderstood and most powerful income strategies on the planet, I jumped in with both feet.
You see, this strategy maximizes the income-generating power of investments without assuming all the risk of volatile, high-yielding stocks. It's actually produced annualized yields of 36%... 47%... even 87% from some of the most well-known stocks in the U.S. -- companies like Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT ), Verizon (NYSE: VZ ), and Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM ).
The fact is, the term "income investing" is synonymous with "dividends" to most people. Most don't ever even realize there's an easy alternative -- a way to take full advantage of your money's earning potential. That's exactly what the Income Multiplier strategy does. It actively rakes in sizeable income rather than simply letting your investment lay dormant and watching dividends trickle in for yields of less than 5%.
The basis for this groundbreaking system has been around for a while. In fact, Warren Buffett himself has used it to make millions ( here's one example ).
The beginnings of this strategy may have been tested and proven, but there were still holes. That's where my trading background and trading software experience come into play.
You see, I've come up with a proprietary series of options screens that allows us to eliminate the majority of risk that others may encounter if they attempt this strategy on their own, increasing our chances of rapid gains.
This strategy is the type of opportunity that made me want to walk away from trading to share my background and insider experience with people outside of the trading floor.
It's the kind of strategy I wish my friends and family had been taking advantage of before 2008.
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