Some years ago a friend of mine performed an “experiment” on me.
He knew I always parked in the same spot at work, so one day he put a penny on the ground, right near my spot, to see if I was “cheap enough” to notice it, and pick it up.
He decided to try it again for a few days in a row to see what would happen.
I picked it up…every time.
He evidently got a kick out of this.
Funny enough, I got a kick out of it, too.
“Oooh, a penny!”
It felt like my lucky day multiple days in a row.
Some psychologists tried a similar experiment.
They left nickels on copy machines, and then asked the people who found them how happy they were in their life in general.
The unexpected reward measurably increased the nickel-finder’s overall feelings of well-being.
Now if a penny, or a nickel, can do that, what would say…a $2000+ surprise do?
“I HAVE THE POWER!!!!”
(I couldn’t find an image of He-Man that I liked, so just visualize that here.)
In the last month or so, 5 (!) No Lose Stocks trades have paid off.
Considering that I expect any given trade to expire worthless, getting back $2000+ dollars was a deliriously delightful surprise.
Having those dollars unexpectedly delivered on 5 different days meant I got to have that profit “zing” multiple times.
Even more fun is looking at what I paid for these trades, and figuring out the percent return I made on each one:
bought for $74…sold for $288…289%
bought for $45…sold for $180…300%
bought for $55…sold for $780…1318%
bought for $15…sold for $350…2233%
bought for $22…sold for $608…2664% ?!?!?!
($0.01 @ 2664% = $0.27….see Chris, I told you that penny would be worth a quarter some day…)
Those are some pretty enormous gains, so let me temper them a little.
First, these are only the wins. The trades that didn’t pay off are not being factored in here. (That being said, I checked recently, and anyone that invested with NLS for the 2012-2014 window will no question have a 180%+ return on their trades INCLUDING the trades that didn’t pay off. The only question at this point is how much higher than that the final return will be.)
Second, these trades were placed over about a year’s time. Still, those are crazy high returns even for a year’s time.
Third, ALL of the money in these trades was at risk. Although, all of the money in a regular stock trade is at risk too. In this case, I’m only using money that I expect to lose.
Fourth, I spent zero time watching the market, couldn’t tell you a thing that’s going on in the news, and only spent a few minutes per trade actually entering the trade or reviewing the daily emails to see if there were any trades I needed to place.
Okay, so that fourth one is not a tempering…it’s just more NLS awesomeness.
Getting back to the point, unexpected wins make you feel good.
Setting up your life to deliver more unexpected wins is a good idea.
An investment strategy that delivers massive unexpected wins in spades, like No Lose Stocks, is a great idea.