You could simply purchase my newsletter. You would have caught the move. Of course many will simply wait to see if the newsletter catches the ‘turn’ and how well [or badly] that the transition is dealt with. That is actually quite sensible, but what if its a long, long wait?

This is the trouble with investing/trading, when to jump in? Early on, it just looked too ugly, Greece etc dominated the headlines, later, it was too late, you’d missed the lows and the safe entry point, wait for the ‘pullback’: the pullback never came, markets are largely an exercise in frustration. The only way is to develop a methodology that manages your risk constantly.

Over time, my newsletter will demonstrate my method. It won’t be too everyones taste, but then its not necessary to adopt it, you can simply trade your own system to the signals. If you don’t have a methodology of your own, you can easily adopt mine via the newsletter.

I will be outlining the system soon, I meant to do it earlier, but the Court case consumed far more time, along with various other projects, and I just haven’t actually done so yet.

Back in the spring of 2009 I was approached by a middle-class investor in a panic. She had dumped all her stocks in the fall of 2008, following the Lehman Brothers collapse. She just couldn’t stand watching her life’s savings evaporate before her eyes. By the time we spoke, the stock market had already rallied sharply, but she was too afraid to jump back in. She just didn’t trust it. I couldn’t coax her. She was terrified.

It’s a typical story, and the results are plain to see. Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 13000 for the first time since the crash. It has recovered most of the ground lost from the peak. When you include dividends, someone who invested on the day before Lehman collapsed is now up a remarkable 18%. If they invested at the lows three years ago, they have doubled their money.

But for all the cheering on Wall Street, there’s a sorry tale behind the headlines.

While we’ve seen a stock-market boom that has made plenty of people rich, much of Main Street America has missed out. Instead of buying, they’ve been selling. The few moments when they’ve steeled themselves and turned buyers have been, on the whole, the worst times to do so.

In total, over the last five years the investors in ordinary domestic mutual funds have withdrawn $490 billion from the U.S. stock market, according to data compiled by the Investment Company Institute, the industry trade group. There have been only a few brief periods during which they were buying. The first was the spring of 2008 — just before the market collapsed. The second was the spring of 2009, after the stock market had already rallied. The third was the start of last year, shortly before the market slumped again.