How I Profit In the Stock Market
By Tom Findley

Making money in the stock market is easier than tying my shoes

I have learned to look for the Final Buying Frenzy

Trading results since 01/01/05:

Quarter Ending Date

Stock Accounts Value

Additions or Taxes Paid

06/30/2018

$72,508.00

.00

03/31/2018

$68,950.00

+$20,000.00

12/31/2017

$89,195.00

.00

09/30/2017

$100,690.00

.00

06/30/2017

$79,164.00

.00

03/31/2017

$87,657.00

+$5,000.00

12/31/2016

$124,531.00

+$521.00

09/30/2016

$56,862.00

+$500.00

06/30/2016

$64,461.00

+$5,000.00

03/31/2016

$43,078.00

$.00

12/31/2015

$50,606.00

+$6,944.00

09/30/2015

$59,967.00

+$4,000.00

06/30/2015

$48,761.00

+$2,500.00

03/31/2015

$53,900.00

+$5,500.00

12/31/2014

$41,374.00

$.00

09/30/2014

$53,300.00

$.00

06/30/2014

$77,874.00

+$8,600.00

03/31/2014

$69,828.00

+$1,500.00

12/31/2013

$51,828.00

.00

09/30/2013

$22,595.00

+$2,500.00
All in FNMA and FMCC

06/30/2013

$22,159.00

+$5,050.00
All in FNMA and FMCC

03/31/2013

$30,849.00

+$1,500.00

12/31/2012

$38,610.00

+$14,000.00

09/30/2012

$19,633.00

+$6,000.00

06/30/2012

$13,476.00

.00

03/31/2012

$11,808.00

.00

12/31/2011

$12,097.00

.00

09/30/2011

$15,415.00

+$5,000.00

06/30/2011

$38,026.00

+$5,000.00

03/31/2011

$40,840.00

+$6,000.00

12/31/2010

$31,144.00

.00

09/30/2010

$34,768.00

.00

06/30/2010

$25,405.00

.00

03/31/2010

$39,045.00

+$6,000.00

12/31/2009

$36,828.00

+$7,500.00

09/30/2009

$33,656.00

.00

06/30/2009

$49,735.00

.00

03/31/2009

$61,051.00

+$18,000.00

12/31/2008

$29,113.00

.00

09/30/2008

$61,792.00

.00

06/30/2008

$84,156.00

-$17,000.00 Taxes Paid and car bought

03/31/2008

$92,503.00

BDCO collapsed.

12/31/2007

$112,937.00

BDCO was a big mistake.

9/30/2007

$151,347.00

$18,000.00

6/30/2007

$105,449.00

.00

3/31/2007

$126,247.00

.00

12/31/2006

$123,259.00

$5,000.00

9/30/2006

$110,018.00

$20,000.00

6/30/2006

$87,148.00

.00

3/31/2006

$95,164.00

$10,000.00

12/31/2005

$95,627.00

.00

9/30/2005

$71,938.00

.00

6/30/2005

$61,935.00

.00

3/31/2005

$57,367.00

$4,500.00

12/31/2004

$63,667.00

.00

The previous trading strategies I tried turned out to be too much monkey business.

I'm all in TQQQ, FNMA, and FMCC. Here is the strategy for trading SQQQ and TQQQ:

SQQQ : This ETF rises when the market goes down.

TQQQ : This ETF rises when the market goes up.

These ETFs were created in 2010. TQQQ has been rising since then, and SQQQ has been declining.

When the Fed Discount interest rate is steady or rising, I buy TQQQ.

Link to Federal Reserve Bank Discount Rate changes

I have gotten several charts showing the market peaks and bottoms going back to 1918.
I drew trend lines along the high and low points of the DJIA and NDX.

Link to FBF Stock charts for DJIA and NDX

After studying the charts, I found that the market peaks when:
1. The index rises above the upper trend line for more than 3 months. This is the Final Buying Frenzy
2. The Federal Reserve Discount rate is at least 5%
3. The DJIA or NDX peaks, then drops below its 50 day moving average. It is time to sell TQQQ and buy SQQQ.

The Federal Reserve will start to lower interest rates. Then itís time to check for 3 conditions:
1. A double bottom pattern occurs on the NDX chart.
2. The Federal Reserve Discount Rate is at 1% or less.
3. When the NDX rises above its 50 day moving average, I will sell SQQQ and buy TQQQ again.

The market increase is slow and gradual, while the decline is short and sharp.
Since 2009, the market has gone up as interest rates slowly increased. I expect that the same process will continue until the Fed starts to lower interest rates, then the market will decline.

Link to spreadsheet showing Discount rate changes, plus the yearly changes in the value of the SPY, Nasdaq, and the ETFs SQQQ and TQQQ.
I compare these results to those of my previous trading strategies, which resulted in going from $250,000 to zero.

Link to Fred's Stock Trading Report
Listen to this on Mondays after 4 PM when the market closes down.

Link to Fred's Interview with Ben Bernanke