Tradetobefree vs Investtobefree
2 Favorite Swing Trading Approaches – Which is Best for You?
2020 has been another great year so far for the tradetobefree strategies (especially high tight flags) and the 3 Stocks to Wealth strategy on investtobefree.com. Every year the market provides more important lessons that improve our trading over time.
Our latest video goes over the differences, why the strategies have been working so well, what is likely to work later this year, how algorithms and AI may affect results and how some traders just got a 6% per year boost in their yearly net performance going forward.
On tradetobefree.com we use technical analysis to pinpoint entries/exits on the best stocks.
With the investtobefree 3 Stocks to Wealth approach, we use a lot of technical analysis to find the top 3 stocks each week but want to just hold these stocks until we re-rank all stocks again the following week.
The video explains why this approach has seen fantastic results over its first 8 years and why it has a great shot to do well over the next 8 years.
But a lot of people ask us what the difference is between Tradetobefree and Investtobefree. Here is an email we received from one of our enthusiastic customers – Pierre:
“I used to subscribe to your Trade to be Free newsletter because I was persuaded that your methodology really covered the various angles and variables in a superior fashion compared to anything else I had come across.
Although I was not quite ready to begin investing at that time (and cancelled my subscription), I am now approaching the moment where I want to put my funds to work in the markets. So, my question is: Are you offering two different systems, or are they the same system under two different names? And if they are somewhat different, how?”
Here was my response to Pierre:
Great question, Pierre. Yes, both websites and methodologies have similar philosophical underpinnings. On both sites we are looking for stocks that have strong, consistent earnings and sales growth and/or big earnings beats with rising estimates along with other key factors.
We like to trade stocks with these characteristics. Some of the few characteristics that are proven to lead to market-beating returns (at least over the next few weeks) over the past four decades.
As you know, Tradetobefree.com features these stocks in the daily alert service only when the stock is near an ideal technical entry point. Either in a bullish chart pattern and/or breaking a downtrend within a longer-term, well defined uptrend.
On Tradetobefree.com, we use technical analysis to pinpoint the entry and exit for the trade.
This involves you checking the stock each day and the latest chart on our site to see if a target entry point or exit point has been reached. Along with our other trading rules listed on the site and in our book.
A Simpler Swing Trading Approach
With Investtobefree.com, we do not use technical analysis to pinpoint the entries and exits. We have the top 3 stocks each week with the aforementioned fundamental characteristics that are proven to lead to higher prices.
As long as they do not have a significant bearish technical pattern. Or another significant red flag in their financials, news flow, etc… And usually are already trending higher again.
So we get a list of the very best stocks and weed out the likely losers based on technical analysis. We then deliver the top 3 every Monday in our 3 Stocks to Wealth premium service on Investtobefree.com.
You can then just buy and hold these 3 stocks for the next five days with no follow-up analysis. You are done working on this for the week.
3 Stocks to Wealth Swing Trading Strategy vs Buy and Hold
The top 3 stocks in the 3 Stocks to Wealth service are “investable stocks”.
Meaning fund managers are accumulating large positions over time. If you are comfortable with buying and holding top growth stocks, you should be comfortable with this approach.
When you subscribe to Investtobefree.com, you just adjust your portfolio once per week if the list of top 3 stocks changes at all (many weeks the list stays the same).
With the Investtobefree service you always buy and sell on Tuesday. It takes just 15 minutes per week on average to execute the swing trades.
Whereas Tradetobefree may take you a half hour or more of analysis and decision making per day.
It only takes about 15 minutes on one day per week when you subscribe and you do not need to use technical analysis or even understand charts. We do all the hard work in finding the top 3 stocks for you.
Consistency is the key to making a lot of money using any successful methodology.
You need to consistently make trades for a long time and honestly most people have very busy lives. But 15 minutes on the same day per week is doable for virtually everyone to actually execute the trades.
And most people do not fully comprehend technical analysis. So to use the Tradetobefree system is too complicated for them. And they neither have the time or inclination to learn.
But if you can be consistent every day and want to become skilled at using a more technical approach on great stocks (which generally takes years), you can probably do better with Tradetobefree.com.
Otherwise, Investtobefree.com is much less time consuming and has been generating terrific returns for what little time you invest in it. And the back-tested returns prior to the service launch in 2012 are also very impressive.
Hope that explains the differences for everyone! Feel free to ask more questions or comment below