By Jeff Clark, editor, Market Minute

Lately, there’s been a common thread among headlines in the mainstream financial media.

It’s one word that seems to perfectly describe the times we’re in…

That word is “unprecedented.”

Whether it’s a record-high amount of unemployment filings (up to 16.8 million now)… The biggest one-day drop (or gain) in the stock market… Or the Federal Reserve taking ever more desperate measures to keep the economy afloat.

“Unprecedented” is the common refrain…

How are investors meant to make intelligent decisions in a market that, some days, makes no sense at all? Especially if they haven’t been through anything like it before…

It’s not easy. And, I wouldn’t begrudge anyone from sitting on the sidelines until this all blows over.

But, as someone who’s been through multiple market crashes and recoveries… And who’s seen more than their fair share of “unprecedented” events in the markets…
I’ve never been more excited to trade.

And I want to impart that excitement to everyday folks like you.

That’s why, starting this Monday, I’m kicking off my brand-new Crash Course.

Every Monday at 8:30 a.m. ET, I’ll put on a live-streamed, half-hour training session. I’ll show you what I’m looking at before the market opens for trading, and what specific trading ideas I have on my radar.

You’ll learn what sort of technical patterns I’m using to spot trade setups. And, if you have a question, you can submit it live and I’ll try to answer it at the end of the session.

It’ll be like looking over my shoulder, in real-time, during my typical morning routine. And my ultimate goal with this Crash Course is to help everyday investors make sense – and take advantage – of a market that’s never seemed more nonsensical.

The course will run for 10 sessions, starting on Monday, April 13, and ending on Monday, June 15. And if you can’t make the 8:30 a.m. livestream, don’t worry. I’ll provide you with a recording shortly after the live broadcast.

Now, before I go on, I have to tell you something…

When we first decided to do this course, we designed it for members of my elite membership tier, Jeff Clark Alliance. These are the folks who have access to everything I publish. And they enjoy a number of special, exclusive features too – like this Crash Course.

But, because I think this course is so important in the current market environment, I insisted to my publisher that all my paid subscribers get partial access to this course.

So, if you’re a subscriber to Jeff Clark Trader, Delta Report, Breakout Alert, or are a veteran from my original Mastermind live training sessions, you’ll be able to access the first three sessions for free, as part of your membership. The remaining seven sessions will be for Alliance members only.

If you’re not yet a subscriber and want to access this course, a subscription to Jeff Clark Trader is the easiest way to get involved. It’s just $19 per year. And, in addition to accessing my first few Crash Course sessions, you’ll enjoy monthly options trade recommendations and a library of resources to get you started with trading options. (To learn more about a Jeff Clark Trader membership, just click this link.)

I can’t wait to start next Monday. Despite the uncertainty, this is one of the most exciting times to be a trader in nearly 12 years.

It’s a moment we’ve waited for this entire bull market. And I’d like you to be there, live, as it all unfolds.

Best regards and good trading,

Jeff Clark

Reader Mailbag

Today in the mailbag Jeff Clark Trader member Clayton shares a recent gain…

Jeff, I closed out my position on XLF today as recommended.

This trade brought my trading account back to where it was before the crash. It also made up for some of the mistakes that I was making before subscribing to your service recently and reviewing your lessons.

Thanks, and enjoy the Easter weekend!

– Clayton

And more subscribers write in with their positive experiences…

Jeff, I have been following you for a couple of years and want to thank you for the valuable input you provide regarding the market. I used the negative divergence on the 20-month moving average, together with the inverted yield curve (as you discussed) as reasons to take long-term profits I’ve accumulated.

Knowing that the market was topping out, is there a suggestion for next time as to how to short the market? Thank you for your valuable advice and God bless you and your family.

– Robert

Jeff, I have to admit I was too chicken to buy the XLF call last Friday afternoon when the ask was at $1.31. So, I am kicking myself for missing this 90-100% win! Oh well, I also now need to trade for a living, so I am anxiously awaiting your next options trade. Thank you.

– David

Hi Jeff, as usual, I agree with your analysis, but I think that you have got the timing wrong because everything in this bear correction is moving much faster than those before (in 2000 and 2008).

In this respect, note how the low of the first bear correction was achieved much faster than you thought it would. Also, the high point of the current rally is likely to be achieved much faster and the final bear correction low point after that. Love your work, but I just wanted to suggest the above for your consideration.

– Paul

Though, it appears not all agree…

I’m sure I’m not the first to say it, but I can truthfully say that both Jeff Clark Trader and the Delta Report have provided consistently poor advice for several months now. My feeling is that Jeff is providing ideas based on his earlier success, but the market has changed with hedge funds and automated trading.

Truthfully, as recommended trades are made opposite and overwhelming trading activity is kicking in, it’s devastating Jeff’s ideas. I’m not sure if there is an answer, but your newsletters are making money for other folks at the expense of Jeff’s subscribers. At least at this juncture, these products are worthless.

– Robert

Finally, subscriber Tom responds to last Friday’s Market Minute

Jeff, my father and his father taught me sales and business. My grandpa’s best advice was, “when someone offers you something, stick your hand out.”

My mother’s father had an acre of ground… he taught me gardening, fruit tree pruning and grafting, berry production, and grape growing. My wife’s mother taught her canning and freezing for fruit and veggies.

Today I am no longer in sales or business, but on a small lot we grow 85% of the fruit and vegetables we eat. Many have laughed at us for spending the spring, summer, and fall in the garden and canning in the kitchen. But we eat well and have fun working with nature. The preppers don’t seem so crazy now, do they?

– Tom

Thank you, as always, for your comments. What have your experiences with Jeff’s trades been like? Have they been positive, or negative? Let us know at [email protected].


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