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Futures Trading and the path from the dirt to the shelf to the Bank

By |2019-11-20T05:22:35-06:00November 20th, 2019|Earn More Money, education, Futures Trading|

If you wonder about the title of this post, give me a minute The last part of the title should get your interest; as it talks about a trip to the bank.  You need to educate yourself about money so it will not be so difficult to obtain. With proper training, you can enter the field of investing and learn a new and exciting trade. If you want to earn more money or start a new career making $500K or more, then read on. Spend a few minutes and learn how this can change your future and help to meet your financial goal for the future. First, let me tell you a bit of why futures are so important to our overall economy and then we can discuss some of the math of making money. And then we'll talk about the Best Business Ever. From the Dirt to a T-Shirt Have you heard the term  Futures Trading before?  Or did you even know that it impacts a huge portion of our economy?  Futures trading introduces a calming effect on market prices. This short story will help you understand the stabilizing effect of futures trading and how it helps all aspects of our economy. And not just the American Economy. Let's pick on one small part of our economy. Cotton. A homegrown product. Why would you be concerned with the price of cotton?  Let me show you how this simple crop affects so many people in different ways. From the farmer to the major brand Clothing Store.  Follow the path of this plant from the time it goes into the ground until it ends up on the shelf of a store where you pay your hard-earned money to take it home with you. From the ground to the shirt on your back, the entire process takes time and money. Time and farmland, and fertilizer, and fuel to harvest and haul the raw material to the processing/manufacturing plants. From there, the cotton fabric is dyed, cut, sewn, and labeled. Trucks using fuel and public highways haul the clothing to a store where more energy is used to heat and cool and light the store for your shopping pleasure.   American Cotton The normal ebb and flow of commerce can not be regulated by any one industry or Government. Commerce and Business it is too big. Too complex and too many moving parts and too many variables. The pictures you see represent real estate, agriculture, oil, manufacturing, the energy market, and public transportation. And, many more industries.   This list is before we even get a cotton shirt to the shelf in your local store and calculate the proper price and advertising costs. How can you as a retail supplier co-ordinate all these industries just to get a cotton t-shirt on the shelf? Much less, all the other items for sale on Amazon or Wal-Mart.  Who could possibly make all these things come together at the right place and the right [...]

Wanna Gamble on your Future?

By |2019-11-19T06:45:50-06:00November 19th, 2019|Earn More Money, education, financial goals|

Pay for an inferior education and get what you pay for, plus pay more in the long run.  Have you heard the saying about buying a pig in a poke? This was common in public markets that sold livestock. You choose your piglet and the vendor reaches down to get a cloth sack (a poke) and comes back and hands you a wriggling closed cloth sack that had been sewn shut.  You would not open the sack until you got back home. At that point, you open your sack to find a dog or two cats tied up and their mouth taped shut.  You've been had. If you think a great education is expensive, try paying for an inferior education. Pay good money and receive none of the benefits you expected, plus look at all the time you wasted. To and from the market. How much is your time worth? And in the financial market, if you step out into the investing market before you have learned to swim, you may drown. There is significant risk involved for a novice. This is why we want you to take a good look at us before you make a decision that includes your money. This is why we offer you a couple of trips to sit in on our private training sessions to see how we make money. A great education to learn how to trade in the Futures Market is not expensive. The price vs the cost proves it is very inexpensive. Futures trading is a great vehicle to gain a foot up on inflation. To get to where you want to go in relation to your financial goals. But, wise people realize; do not try futures trading until you have received the proper training and have a track record to back it up. Because of this, they wisely shy away from an unfamiliar market. We can cure that indecision with the best education available. We won't let you swim without a lifeguard until you learn and prove your skills. Your skill in money management, capital preservation, and risk analysis.  Even then, we start you off in the shallow end of the pool. The price of a cheap product and the anger you realize, live on past the cost of value. I hear the old saying, time and again.  " You get what you pay for". I believe that this was true at one point in time. It related to buying something really cheap and finding out it was an inferior product or service. Cheap is not always inexpensive. Price and Cost do not mean the same thing.  Now, with all the information available on-line; you need to discern the noise from the wisdom. We want to show you how to do just that. I'm implying you; can spend very little more and you would be more satisfied with a purchase.  In a prior era when you would walk into a store and look your salesman in the eye, talk about [...]

Price vs Value and Why you may not have Enough Money

By |2019-11-18T08:18:36-06:00November 18th, 2019|education, financial goals, Futures Trading|

Were you ever curious about futures trading? What is this odd-sounding animal? Many people never reach their financial goals because of our education system. We were never taught the difference between price and cost. Between price and value. Our struggle to get ahead was not because we are bad people, but because we did not receive a basic education in money management. Understanding value and cost vs price will free you up to follow your dream to your financial goals. Your dream to make more money or even start a new six-figure career. The S&P500 Trading Group is unique in the industry. We offer value far above any group like ours. Understanding value will have you knocking at the door to this amazing school. Spend a bit of time here and you will understand making money using your existing money is not as complicated as you may imagine.  The time you spend with us will change your thinking about Futures Trading and making money in an upmarket and a down market. Using an age-old principle of "Buy Low, and Sell High." We are so sure you will understand these concepts, that we will let you come and sit in on a couple of our training/trading sessions For Free.  Contact us and we will send you info on how to join a couple of live sessions that see up to 300 people a day learning and making money. We are transparent in our concept and our teaching/training. We have nothing to hide.  The Door to Success Now, on to learn about how critical Value is versus price?  The Cost vs the Price?  Understanding the difference is critical to meeting your financial goals. To making money for the long term. Did you know the financial derivatives called Futures Trading were set up originally to trade commodities and stabilize the economy? It is a major stabilizing force in every industry that grows,  builds or manufactures. The price of any item is driven by the demand (which is also Scarcity) and that defines its price. If an item is in high demand, the price goes up until the customer decides not to pay the higher price. At the same time, the manufacturer is looking to fill the gap when they see the price (and their profit potential ) is going up. They ramp up production. It may take a while before these two forces (or demand) equal out and the price stabilizes. During that time, the two forces cause a price fluctuation and that is when you can realize your profit with futures trading. We teach you to recognize when to buy and sell. And, this is really not that difficult to learn. So, again; the demand is a force that causes the price to go up, and if the demand for goods or services goes down then the price can go down also. You don't have to know all of these concepts to trade futures. The act of trading futures is rather simple and [...]

Your Money or Your Life

By |2019-11-12T08:34:09-06:00November 12th, 2019|Best Business Ever, education, financial goals|

Everyone wants your money, but You Have a Choice Why do I have to make a choice?  I want both. I want my money and I want a good life; not a life burdened by debt.  But I'm afraid to make a wrong decision. Now I have to ask, How do I make these choices?  This is an age-old quandary, but in our world of instant communication and cell phones and the internet, you would think we could Google a quick answer. What is the best road to take? Are you going to trust your future to a website that changes definitions and authors daily? Every time the moon goes through a new phase, there is a new political or financial crisis to be cured and it's going to affect your retirement. Are these the people you trust your money to? If you go online and Google "investment" or "more money" how many sites are there that actually pertain to what you are looking for and how many are paid advertisements, just looking to take your money? Your Money or Your Life You may find some answers, but can you trust Google and Wikipedia to give you the correct answer for the exact situation you are in right now? And if they give you the wrong answer, are they going to bail you out of a jam? I have an answer to that question. Now, after many years of building a business ( actually 2 businesses) and then flipping homes and real estate, and other investment choices, I have an answer to keeping your money and enjoying a good life. There are many routes to a good retirement and/or a great lifestyle. Let me share one I found. The answer to how to earn more money or start a $500K career is called Futures Trading. A more exact definition would be "discount trading" and I can show you how to accomplish this and change Your future. Follow me here for a bit. This answer may well be the exit strategy you have been looking for. This truly is a life-changing decision for those people that have attended our Trading Academy. Actually, this may be the answer you have been looking for. Earn more money, keep more money, travel if you like while you earn, or work from home with the best business ever. When we use the phrase your money or your life what we're actually trying to say is do you have the resources to take a hit such as picking the wrong career or buying the wrong product. For Example, If you go buy an expensive car, what is the decision-making process in buying that particular car? Is it something you know about, or something that a friend told you about, and what happens if you do make a wrong decision and purchase a $50,000 vehicle and it does not perform nearly as well as you expected it to? Are you stuck with the consequences of a bad [...]

Protect yourself from Fraud in Futures Trading

By |2019-11-11T06:24:24-06:00November 11th, 2019|Earn More Money, education, Money Management|

Yes, there is an app for that. Just kidding.  The best way to avoid fraud is common sense.  If it seems too good to be true; then trust your gut feeling. We make a lot of claims here for the S&P500 Trading Group. AND, we can back up those claims.  We claim "you cannot get rich quick." We claim investing for profit takes training, more training, and time, and energy and commitment. We claim you can grow your wealth using risk management, capital preservation, and proper risk/reward ratios. Prove me wrong! Now, the good news.  You can do this!  Contact us and let's talk.  Not everyone is right for futures trading. We will be upfront with you and tell you our opinion based on our experience and some proven facts that may exclude you from being a successful trader. But, don't back away just because you don't have a college degree. Contact us. Remember what I said earlier. We use capital preservation as part of our program. We don't want you losing money. We don't want you gambling. Earn your money using your hard-earned capital and keep it.  Our instructors are seasoned traders and industry experts. Did you notice, our articles appear on military-centric platforms. Yes, we aim our advertising at Veterans. This is because I believe you should have the same opportunity as your fellow citizens that did not have the same opportunity as you. They may have had the luxury of a college degree and starting a family or buying a house long before our men in uniform could start investing in their future in these ways. That being said, I believe our veterans are capable of so much more after they retire the uniform. And I believe in you because I have been where you are. I will not act like the vultures at the gate when you go off post; to extort you into impossible interest rates for a car, or a house, or even furniture. We are here to Honor your service. Not to screw you over as so many would. Here  is an excerpt from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission: The best way to protect yourself against fraud is to stay informed. Be aware of the tactics scammers use to lure you into making questionable investing decisions. Watch for the following in the sales pitches: High rate of return or guarantee - verify the firm or individual's track record, don't invest unless you can get solid information about the investment and the company. Limited time offers or high-pressure sales tactics – don't be pushed into a quick decision. Be suspicious if they demand an immediate commitment or if they ask you to expedite payment, regardless of the method (cash, money transfer, credit card, etc.). Little or no risk – except for obligations of the U.S. government, all investments have a degree of risk. Futures contracts are leveraged or margined; you may be liable for losses in excess of your initial deposit. Ask for a written risk [...]

Hidden Assets , Don’t Overlook Hidden Treasure

By |2019-11-08T04:56:17-06:00November 8th, 2019|Best Business Ever, education, Jobs for Veterans|

Transforming or transitioning your life to run a business is about more than your product and the technology to deliver that product.  It’s also about the people and processes that will power it. It's about education and execution of your ideas. Hidden treasure is so easy to overlook and yet can make your new endeavor so profitable. That hidden treasure trove is you; your experience and skills that you don't recognize and take advantage of. Let me show you how this translates to a great new career. The oldest business model in the world is to buy low and sell high. It's really that simple. And I can show you how and where to buy low, and when to sell. The corner lemonade stand you ran as a kid uses the same principle; so don't run off scared when I tell you how you can be a successful futures trader. A new business can be anything, or it could just be ice and lemons, but all business and commerce works off the principle of Buy Low, and Sell High. Trading Futures is simply buying a futures contract and then after a bit, you sell it. Buy low and sell high. Sometimes this can happen in 5 minutes and at times it could take 3 or 4 hours. Easy Peasy right? There is risk involved though and we can train you to be risk-averse and save your capital as you earn and learn. Walk with me a bit and see how I now have the best business ever! I could not believe what I saw when the S&P500 Trading Group invited me to sit in on a live trading session.  I now know that my background in the military and other business ventures helped me to develop skills I can use to make a butt load of money. I had no idea this was possible until I saw this with my own eyes. The skills you learned and perfected in the military are very useful in civilian life. The confidence you exude as you instruct your subordinates, the leadership abilities, your problem-solving skills, and not to downplay other traits, but your situational awareness ability is so important. All of these are hidden treasure and so desirable in the business world. All of these skills add to your business knowledge. Make a plan, test it and then adapt. I hope you understand how valuable it is to also learn from mistakes. Your focus and your persistence along with the other skills I mentioned are so far ahead of the pure desire and enthusiasm that many start-up businesses possess, and many succeed too. Don't pass up your hidden treasure or think that you can't do this. You can.... And, read on for more treasure. If you are looking for a successful business model; then always include your support ( technical and emotional) plan in your business model. I have tried to run a business before and act like Hans Solo, or the Lone Ranger. [...]

Habits of Millionaires that you can Copy

By |2019-11-06T06:28:32-06:00November 6th, 2019|Earn More Money, education, Money Management|

Are you spending more than you need to? Are you accomplishing all you want in your career advancement or your quest to become your own boss? Let me share what I have gleaned from business journals and watching friends of mine that are millionaires; a few lessons in financial goals and a good education in money management. The 1st one may shock you. Beware of spending habits that outpace your increase in earnings.  It is so easy to start spending income before you even have it in your hand.  This leads to number 2. Pay off your credit cards every month. Every month without fail.  If you have a balance you do not pay off, then you are spending too much.  And the interest is devastating.  This is another sign you are spending too much on non-essentials. Stay Curious. Learn more and more about your investments, don't assume that you can make the same investment over and over. As the markets and investments change, you need to be flexible to move as the market moves. Many millionaires share the same traits in that they have confidence in their investments, which gives them composure. This confidence comes from building knowledge and learning how to manage their investments. One business study showed that millionaires study more than 10 hrs a month on future investments. Of the same age and education group that did not achieve the millionaire level; the time spent on future investments was less than 8 hours per month. Are You on Your Way to Sucess? If you are on your way already to becoming financially independent, congratulations. If you are still looking for the route to get you there, follow this "road to success"   The link above describes a great way to earn the money we are discussing. Many people have followed this road and have realized their financial goals. The vehicle is futures trading and if you spend some time with us, you will undoubtedly re-examine your own goals. You will probably set you sights much higher. The Founder of the S&P500 Trading Group is a veteran  (enlisted) and knows the value of education. If you have reached this site, you probably notice were are focused on education and learning. This particular site was started for former military and Law Enforcement. We honor their service and sacrifice and want to help them as they transition to a new career. A career with awesome possibilities. We understand the challenges of vets and LEO’s as they move forward in their career. Let us help. Dr. Cast has obtained scholarship money through his company for these individuals.   This scholarship money is for veterans and Law Enforcement; so please tell us when you call, that you are former LEO or Veteran. This is part of his commitment to helping returning veterans establish a stable and rewarding career.  Also realizing our Law Enforcement Officers face many of the same challenges. We want you to be financially independent and can show [...]

You Are No Longer Important

By |2019-11-04T13:51:19-06:00November 4th, 2019|education, Exit Strategy|

"You are no longer needed." "We cannot use you anymore." "You are going to be discharged." "We've Got Your Six" Before you read any further, remember this is an advertisement but I may say something that is very disturbing because I am going to tell you what you already know and the truth can be ugly. "We've Got Your Six" are not empty words. An injury or a round that got past your body armor or even the loss of a leg or both legs can put you at risk for the trip back to where you were. Spend a minute here and rest. It's hard work to say "I need help" Especially when you are the one that strives to be the helper and the hands of rescue. Now you are the one that needs a hand up. What do you do when you hear or understand the unspoken words at the top? When you are fighting to gain your strength or even fighting for your sanity and then you get kicked in the teeth with " We don't need you anymore." What do you do when you shattered a knee during a training accident. Now you're looking at involuntary separation. Maybe you caught a round between your armor and things are not right and the pain is so distracting you can't focus. ( The VA tells you nothing is wrong). While wearing a badge, you were hit by a car at a traffic stop or shot and left by the wayside. Now you can't work and the bills are piling up.  Insurance will not cover the loss of pay and the medical bills. They seem to only want to pay death claims.  What now? The physical pain is only part of the problem. When you lose your ability to serve in a meaningful manner ( as in the past ) it is difficult to change gears and develop a new mission in which you feel as if you are pulling your own weight.  The despair and depression are constant companions and you are weighed down with the constant struggle and battle to keep a smile on your face. The battle is real and so difficult because you can't seem to focus your sights on a target. You need something to aim your anger at and get some relief from the constant battle. There is Hope in your despair. Do NOT give up. As long as you are breathing, there is hope and redemption from the darkness you are fighting. It does not matter how you got to where you are, there is a way back. The journey itself is worth the effort. In the past, you may have rushed to a solution and passed up the view on the way there. Now you have time to see the path and believe it or not, you can enjoy the journey back to health. I will not BS you and tell you that you can run a mile in 5 [...]

An Encore Retirement

By |2019-11-01T07:44:41-05:00November 1st, 2019|earn extra money, education, Jobs for Veterans|

Do you need to earn extra money after you retire? Maybe a little or maybe a little more? You are not alone in this predicament. Not everyone can have a great job or 401K paid for by their employer. For many former military and law enforcement, retirement means looking for a new job. Don't worry though, this is not as hard as you think. We offer the education and the hands-on training to learn and earn, earn extra money or start a new $500K career. Not only can you make a bunch of money, but you can have time on your hands to explore that retirement and even travel while you make more money. Follow along with me here. Learn, earn, and have fun Learn Earn and have Fun If you can spend a few months or more, and learn an awesome new career, you really should check this out. If you don't have to worry about making a house payment or car payment for a while; then you are a candidate for our futures trading course. This potential to earn more than you did while working full time is very achievable. I can show you a plan that will allow you to travel and earn. Earn more than you think is possible. Once you see this simple plan and the math behind it, you will re-do your financial plans and smile the whole time. I can show you a simple path to a 500% return on your investment. Can you do that with a CD or your 401K? The S&P500 Futures Trading Group is unique in the industry.  The school we have operated for more than 8 years will walk you through everything you need, from the basics and up to the advanced trading strategies, if you want to go that far. We don't take a huge chunk of money and send you an email with some video clips to watch. We have the best personal tutors and we assign each member a personal liaison to help you go from start-up to success. You can start your own business and operate it as you travel. Of course, you will need a wi-fi connection. To prove to you how sincere we are, come and sit in on a session or two of our live trading/training sessions. Watch as up to 300 people converse, learn, and make money trading the S&P 500 index. Don't confuse us with day traders. We are discount traders and we trade during the day. Some trade early morning and some trade at night. You can develop your own style of trading and you pick when you want to trade. Some will start earning money in a couple of months.; and some, like me, took a bit longer before I learned the proper way to trade. We teach money management and capital preservation to make sure you can be successful. You are important to us because we care about our veterans and Law Enforcement Officers. [...]

Define Insanity………

By |2019-10-31T14:44:44-05:00October 31st, 2019|education, financial goals, Money Management|

What is the definition of insanity? ANSWER:  When you continue to do the same thing over and over, and you expect different results each time; that is the definition of insanity. Why would you want to continue doing the same thing over and over, especially when you are not having the results you anticipated? Be honest with yourself. Do you do this at work? How do escape this vicious merry-go-round? If I keep this up, where does this road lead me? Where will I end up? If you are successful in what you’re doing, and you are excited to get to work every day; then I would suggest you keep doing the same thing. You can stop reading this post now.  But sometimes, things change and we don’t realize how it happened. And we look back and we don’t remember when it was fun to go to work. It is such a grind just to show up and smile. Look at the points below and see how many apply to you. Is your existing career no longer a challenge Do you want to change, but fear the change could be worse than where you are now Are you meeting your financial goals Has the excitement of going to work each day disappeared If you could get some excellent training in a new career would you consider changing Can you imagine earning while you learn and moving up to $500K career If you answer yes to a few of these questions or more, consider joining the S&P 500 trading group. The best business ever. I know we may be the farthest thing in your mind that would fill these needs, but take a look at what we do. We are unique in the industry; In that, we will train you to be successful in futures trading. There are no other groups like this. Here are a few things to look for if you are shopping for a group to train you in futures or other financial trading concepts. The best companies will Show you, not tell you Be transparent Have mentors Have an Academy Have a live chat with group members Not have negative postings Be Risk Averse Along with the best practices above, Our training and transparency surpass any in the market place.  Our instructors are seasoned traders and industry experts. We are so sure you will see how we are head and shoulders above any other trading school; that we will allow you to come and join a couple of our private live trading sessions. Watch how we earn money. Learn about your financial future, we can help you set financial goals and learn futures trading the right way. "We've Got Your Six" So, do you need a change in your life? Are you afraid to move forward?  What have you got to lose; It’s no cost to you. See how we responsibly mentor and train our students. Each member is assigned a personal liaison to follow them thru all the [...]

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