Are Charts of Financial Planners Buying and Selling an Indication of Market Direction?

Most people know that financial planners or broker-dealers are not likely to be churning their clients like wire houses, so this means that their trades would indicate a better trend of market dynamics then the day-to-day fluctuations in the market caused by program trading or straight stock brokers at wire houses. There are many charts that technical traders watch that help them see trends in the market, the question is; are charts of financial planner’s trades of buying and selling a decent indicator of future trends in market direction?One technical analyst who writes a column for one of the major newspapers in the financial sections states: “The theory behind using this indicator is that people tend to be bullish after they buy, and bearish when they sell.” Thus, if the financial planners are making lots of “buy-trades” they are bullish and tend to recommend a bullish outlook or perhaps call a buy-signal for their clients. Whereas, when making “sell-trades” they are telling their clients that the market is weak and thus, not telling them to buy yet?
 
Yes, perfectly logical or one could say “During the time they buy or sell,” and for a short duration afterward. Yet, I take issue with this because many investment advisors during let’s say December will be selling their junk to take the tax losses to save on income tax for their clients. And they plan on replacing these sales into better upside bets for the potential uptick, into solid companies or into safety.
 
Therefore, if they are selling for tax losses, then re-invest that money in another category, are they really “Bearish” during that period? I say, NO. If this is the case, then the financial planners will be both buying and selling in the same couple of days as they reposition portfolios.
 
So, your chart of this will have changes, but those changes will not indicate much of anything, and cannot be used as an adequate predictor of monthly, or quarterly trends in the overall market, and I am sure there are other cases which will cause this chart to give false readings.
 
Indeed, whereas I agree with this as a valuable chart, I also realize that there are other scenarios that play out during December each year as investment advisors protect their investors from tax hits. Now then, if we use such charts in a “café” of charts to look at trends in the market for technical analysis of when to buy at the bottom or sell at the top, it is of value. But investor beware, there is a lot more to this game than just looking at one type of chart. [read; "The Black Swam" for instance].
 
Well, we all know that the market and the economy are not the same and yes, it is a lot about perception, trust, confidence, and fear. Along with technical analysis, mathematics, policy, politics, currency, interest, regulations, taxes, etc.. I guess, it does make sense to study a little psychology and philosophy along with it all. I’d warn both technical analysts and day-traders not to over educate yourselves; so perhaps all this is worthy of some more thinking?
 
If you are seeking advice on financial matters please contact a licensed Financial Planner. I am not in the Securities Industry, have no licenses and am not a reliable source of information. I only call it how I see it.

SMS Text Marketing VS Traditional Methods Of Marketing

As an expert marketing specialist with almost two decades under my belt, allow me to say – “I’m thankful for the good old marketing secrets that paved the way for us today.” Many of the old strategies shared with us by such greats as Mike Ferry, Tony Robbins, Napoleon Hill, and Zig Ziglar just to name a few, are still effective today, however they work better in some niche markets than they do in others. Traditional methods are only being used out of repetition, and lack of knowledge. This article is going to briefly explore, SMS Text Marketing VS Traditional Marketing and allow you to interactively take part by casting your vote.Back To The Future With Traditional MethodsTraditionally methods such as, cold calling, radio advertising, direct mailing, as well as newspaper advertisements are all considered to be strategies which fall under the category of old school marketing. Each of the listed techniques are still in use today, however they have lost their effectiveness. Cold Calling has suffered drastic shifts in the laws that govern it, and has all but handicapped this method of marketing. Direct Mailing cost an arm and leg to mail to your prospect, just to have your advertising piece tossed in the trash. Not to mention that the cost of sending mail continues to go up on a yearly basis. Radio and Newspaper advertisements are just about a thing of the pass. If you look closely it is the major chains that still utilize these forms of marketing.Standard types of selling still have their place in the world of marketing. The difficulty is that advertising companies are still wanting to charge top dollar rates, for subpar results. It all comes down to supply and demand. As long as people are willing to pay ridiculous rates advertising agencies will continue to rip off business owners…. and I have digressed.Welcome To The Digital AgeRadio killed theater, TV snuffed out radio, and the Internet slaughtered TV. I make those statements to prove to you that times do change, and so does the technology that we use. The same applies in the world of marketing. At the end of the day all of your promotional efforts should come down to generating leads and/or building up a list. Ask any successful sales person about a list and they can quote, “The Money Is In The List.”SMS Text Marketing is nothing more than new technology based on old principals. For example – with cold calling the objective is to generate leads. With direct mailing the goal is the same as it is with all the various forms of traditional marketing. With SMS technology the goal for the business owner is to build up a list of subscribers that he or she can market to over and over again. The best part is with this technology you know for sure, that 90% of your advertising efforts will be read by your target audience.When The Past Meets The Present Every successful business owner knows that business is 90% marketing and 10% innovation. If your not leveraging the power of SMS marketing in your business your missing the boat my friend. Now imagine if you merge this technology with traditional forms of advertising. For example what if you put a QR code on your business card that triggered your SMS campaign? WOW, how cool would that be?Are you starting to understand this amazing technology and how it can serve not only your customers, but generate huge profits for your business. SMS technology has done for marketing what the electric guitar has done for music. Now go and rock the vote!

SponsorDaddy Review – What is the Sponsor Daddy Marketing System?

SponsorDaddy has been around for about two years ans is an Internet and Email Marketing System. It is simple to use and explain and very replicable. It has some great features including a strong presentation about itself. It can free up a lot of your time now spent marketing in other ways. How does it work and how well does it work?

It depends on what you intend it to do. When you join you receive two duplicate websites. One that offers the SponsorDaddy System to others and one that allows you to offer up to three of your current income opportunities. Let’s say you are already involved in Internet Network Marketing and you are offering people an opportunity to join your Health or Beverage Products Company.

You would send your prospects to your SponsorDaddy website link. As a member their System will automatically send out emails to 10K opt in leads, people who are interested in joining an income opportunity online. It then follows up on your leads and any prospects and attempts to convert them to sales. So is it just an auto responder service? No.

The first page of the website explains the benefits of joining a home based business, perhaps breaking down any prejudice someone may have against network marketing. It then directs people to you as a potential sponsor and works to build a relationship for you with the prospect. It then works to encourage the prospect to consider your Opportunity or Product. As far as I know, SponsorDaddy is the first complete system that merges the explanation of the home based industry in general with an automated prospecting and follow up system.

In addition to this, The SponsorDaddy Marketing System also attempts to interest prospects in itself. The specific site they use for this is SponsorDaddy. This is basically the same website, however, it directs prospects to joining SponsorDaddy as a business or income opportunity as compared to directing them to your number one income opportunity.

SponsorDaddy makes it possible for you to earn back your initial Enrollment fee by sponsoring four new members into the program. It also makes it possible for you to earn as much as $10K per week through their Binary Compensation Plan. Obviously, at some point you could potentially earn enough to pay for your monthly plan, thus making the whole system free. The key to this possibility is whether the whole System works. Does it?

As a former member, I can’t say that it did. However, as the system has expanded, it had a lot more to offer. Did it work? In my experience, I didn’t believe so. Too many people were interested in the sponsordaddy system as compared to any opportunity I had to offer. And the bottom line is, that’s what’s wrong with just about all “marketing systems”. They direct people to the system and not to the individual.

What advantage was there to this Marketing Program over others I’ve used? It saves you valuable time. It also puts all your leads and prospects in one single source. It also sends out messages to the leads that come with the system or through the monthly plan (starting at $25.00) that you become a part of. In other words, you join and let the system do most of the work.

This System is especially easy and beneficial for new networkers who don’t know how to use an auto responder, don’t know how to write sales letters, don’t know how to do spam compliant email marketing and probably can’t afford all the built in features separately. What are these?

Video emails, live actors, lead capture pages, tracking and movies. The trends and introduction to SponsorDaddy clearly explains that this System utilizes all the key ingredients for Marketing through Social Networking and Videos which is the current trend on the Internet. After all, it doesn’t matter if you have the greatest product on earth if no one hears about it or you. Marketing is the key to your financial future. I wasn’t convinced that SponsorDaddy is your ticket to make it happen.