A Self-Directed Investment System for You!

Investing in under-performing or bear market assets is one of the most common mistakes in the investment world and in conjunction with high management fees, is the leading cause of low returns for investors. Unfortunately, it is also the hallmark of buy and hold strategies employed by the financial services industry.

I have designed a simple self-directed ETF and stock investment system that maintains portfolios of the strongest trending holdings at any given time. Rather than waiting for months on end for under-performing sectors to take off, my portfolios are adjusted on an ongoing basis to maintain only holdings that are in a positive growth phase. By discarding weak and aging trends in favor of emerging and established trends, the portfolios are maintained in a constant stage of price growth.

My Canadian stock model portfolio has returned approximately 18% annually, while my ETF portfolio has returned over 10% per year. My short-term trades return anywhere from 5-40% per successful trade. As illustrated below, small variations in annual rates of return can have tremendous impact over the lifespan of an investment.

There are two ways for investors to benefit from the investment system that I have designed. The first is to follow my blog and read the content provided on this website, which explains my trading system in detail and provides actionable advice that allows investors to begin investing on their own immediately. The second is to subscribe to my service that provides real-time access to my stock and ETF portfolios and my top trending watch-lists, which allow subscribers to build and monitor their own portfolios with minimal effort. The service includes my Quick-Trade set-ups, which provides short-term trade opportunities for individuals interested in the much higher returns that can be earned through active trading.

You've read this far and are probably asking yourself if it is truly possible to be a successful self-directed investor who manages his/her own investment portfolio. After all, most of us have spent a life-time being told that the only option available to us is to invest in mutual funds through a personal financial advisor and pay 3% (or more) annual fees, regardless of how our portfolio performs. I will show that it is indeed possible for ordinary people to design a diversified portfolio with much lower fees, greater transparency, more effective risk management and above all, much better returns. I recommend reading the web pages from left to right on the top menu.

Testimonials

 

I now exclusively use the quick trade information from Simon's site to manage my self-directed TFSA. For several years I used a "big bank" fund manager to oversee my TFSA with very few results. In the one month since I have subscribed to Simon's site I have averaged 15% on my profits! I am by no means an expert day trader, but the information and up to date quick trade watch lists give me the confidence I need to make solid trades to boost my TFSA...

 

RJ. White

Due to work and family commitments, I have little time available for investing but the model portfolios and watch-lists have made it easy for me to build and track my own trending portfolio simply by following the stock and ETF recommendations provided to subscribers...

Brian S.

TESTIMONIALS

I now exclusively use the quick trade information from Simon's site to manage my self-directed TFSA. For several years I used a "big bank" fund manager to oversee my TFSA with very few results. In the one month since I have subscribed to Simon's site I have averaged 15% on my profits! I am by no means an expert day trader, but the information and up to date quick trade watch lists give me the confidence I need to make solid trades to boost my TFSA. 

Rodney W

Due to work and family commitments, I have little time available for investing but the model portfolios and watch-lists have made it easy for me to build and track my own trending portfolio simply by following the stock and ETF recommendations provided to subscribers.

Nicole R

I subscribed to the Natural Selection Self Investing's subscription service in September 2019 after reading about the methodology on the website and seeking to achieve higher returns than my current mutual fund investment strategy.  I took the time to read the website methodology, to understand the approach.  I closely followed the service's quick trade service weekly, reviewing quick trade suggestions on the weekend and typically buying some stocks early in the week. I set a maximum total dollar amount for the quick trade account.  I was disciplined in sticking to Natural Selection's established stop loss suggestions in order to manage overall risk exposure and also to minimize the size of any losses on trades that did not materialize quickly.  I was also disciplined in taking profits after profitable trades began to show some weakness. Over about a 2.5-month trial period from September to November 2019, I was able to achieve a 10% return after trading fees, which works out to about a 50% return on an annualized basis. Following my initial two-month trial period, I have fully implemented this approach applying what I have learned and look forward to capitalizing on the analysis and set ups that Natural Selection provides!

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