It was just an ordinary trade… but it would quickly go on to be the biggest trade of my life.
It all started as a normal $20 million order for 1 million shares – in one day. I never would’ve dreamed of what it would become…
In 2010, I was the head of my trading desk at Cantor Fitzgerald. And a friend from another big bank called me to buy some stock for a big client. Let’s call it “KDQ”…
My firm matched big institutional buyers with sellers. So in a few minutes, I found a seller and offered my friend 100,000 shares (about $2 million worth). He bought it instantly.
“Do you have any more?” he asked.
By the end of the day, I sold him 1 million shares of KDQ – which was worth about $20 million.
And the next day, I sold him another 1 million shares of KDQ. By then, the price was clearly lifting.
The same thing happened the third day. Another 1 million shares; another lift in the price. And then again on the fourth day…
After about a month, I’d mopped up and sold him every share of KDQ that I could find – about 20 million shares (worth over $500 million).
At that point, the stock had risen 70%. It rose so much that it was making headlines on CNBC.
A few days later, I finally found out who the buyer was: a $20 billion hedge fund. In total, it acquired more than 15% of KDQ by buying 50 million shares through me and my competitors.
That’s when I knew this was something special…
Imagine how much you could’ve made if you’d bought KDQ before the hedge fund completed its full order?
If you’d bought KDQ on the day of the very first order, you could’ve turned $10,000 into $17,000 in just four weeks.
Here’s why I’m telling you this story…
Wall Street’s Dirty Secret
I’ll let you in on something…
Some people in dark rooms on Wall Street know about huge trades like KDQ before they happen. And they profit from them. It’s just a fact.
But if you’re experienced and watch carefully, you can detect early signals when these institutions get started early on, too.
This massive order and others that I’ve handled throughout my career taught me how to recognize these giant trades.
You see, there’s a key difference between when big institutions buy stock and when you or I buy stock.
When we want to buy, we open our brokerage account, click buy, and move on with our day. The entire process takes a minute or two. But when big players want to buy 50 million shares, they have to do so over several days.
The first day, they’ll rush to grab a chunk of stock because they know they’ll move the price higher. They try to “front-load” their orders in the beginning to get better prices.
When this type of buying begins, you can jump in while the “big money” continues buying for days, lifting the stock higher.
Now, this may sound like frontrunning, which is defined as “using privileged information to act beforehand for your own benefit.” Frontrunning is a very effective and predictable way to make money. But it’s also illegal and dishonest.
So wouldn’t it be great to get a legitimate “heads up” when the big money was stepping in to buy stock?
I thought so too. That’s why I devoted years of my life and thousands of dollars to creating a system that gives me that “heads up”…
Green = Money
To follow the big money, I created an “unbeatable” stock-picking system that can get you as close as legally possible to frontrunning these massive orders.
I used my experience from nearly two decades at prestigious Wall Street firms – regularly trading more than $1 billion worth of stock for major clients – to make sure it’s highly accurate, comprehensive, and effective.
It scans nearly 5,500 stocks every day, using algorithms to rank each one for strength. It also looks for the movements of big-money investors. And when it sees them piling into or getting out of a stock, it raises a yellow flag.
I put these yellow flags through another filter. If the flag turns red, it means the big money is selling. If it turns green, it means the big money is buying…
It’s that simple: When I see green, the big money is buying.
I know, it sounds almost too simple. But the results speak for themselves…
I use this same system to guide my investment recommendations for subscribers of my stock-picking service Palm Beach Trader.
At writing, the Palm Beach Trader portfolio has an 91% open win rate, with an average return of 119% for our open trades.
And it’s identified companies like The Trade Desk (TTD) and Paycom Software (PAYC), which at writing are up about 931% and 298%, respectively, since my recommendation.
An Unbeatable Edge
Look, when you find an edge like my unbeatable stock-picking system, it’s important to exploit it. And my system stacks the odds in our favor.
Do we win all the time? Absolutely not. We’ve had our share of losers and disappointments. No one likes losing, but it’s part of the game. In fact, if someone tells you they win all the time, you should run the other way.
But my system has historically picked far more winners than losers – and the gains are much bigger than the losses.
With its fantastic track record, my system is truly unlike anything else out there. And that’s why I’ve made it my mission to share it with everyday investors like you.
Patience and process!
Editor, Palm Beach Insider
P.S. The Trade Desk and Paycom are just two massive winners my unbeatable stock-picking system has given my Palm Beach Trader subscribers.
Other winners at writing include SolarEdge (SEDG), up 407%, Nvidia (NVDA), up 193%, and Veeva Systems (VEEV), up 130%.
Am I surprised by my system’s gains? Absolutely not. That’s because it’s been refined to give us an edge no other service can match. And it will continue to do so.
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