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Buy and Hold Is Dead: How to Make Money and Control Risk in Any Market by Thomas H. Kee

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Chapter 17. Rule-Based Trading Strategies

This chapter details actionable trading strategies that can immediately control risk and provide opportunities. Until now, everything that we have done leads to this. Each step was important. I started with the Investment Rate because it is the foundation for all of my strategies. It proves that overall demand for investments in the United States declines every year from 2007 until 2023. If nothing more, the stock market and other associated asset classes will be volatile, and growth will be difficult as a result. However, the situation could also be much worse.

Without debating the propensity for a severe depression here, this provides ample warning. The Investment Rate and contemporary Darwinism tell us to start taking control of our wealth again immediately. From there, the emotional conditioning tools that I introduced eradicate some of the lingering fears and misplaced truths that the corporate structure of big brokers has imposed on the investing public. These golden handcuffs are widespread in the investment community today, but I have revealed them for what they really are. As a result, we can now embrace the responsibility of wealth management. Therefore, our eyes are now open to the environment around us, and we recognize the risks. We must be proactive, or we will continue to be subject to market-related forces and eventual deterioration. This provides the reasons we needed to move ahead.

Clearly, after laying the groundwork, the ...

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