From the reports I have received, the Tampa Two-Day Investment Seminar was a great success. I was told there was a buzz in the air and attendees were eager to learn all they could about our Sure-Fire Success, SFS, Trading Systems…and well they should have been.

A special announcement was made at the beginning of the seminar that all attendees who renewed or purchased an annual subscription to VectorVest 7 at the seminar would be eligible to receive a Free SFS Performance Guarantee. This guarantee reads as follows:

Sure-Fire Success Trading Systems Guarantee

VectorVest guarantees that a VectorVest Sure-Fire SuccessTM trading system that you select will outperform the S&P 500 Index in the period ending 12 months from the date of your trading system selection, or the 12 month price of your subscription will be refunded up to $1,295.00. To be clear, past performance is not a guarantee of future profits. Therefore, this guarantee does not cover any losses you may incur.

Sure-Fire Trading System Guarantee Terms and Conditions.

Each Sure-Fire Trading System is automatically monitored within the VectorVest 7 Portfolios Section by VectorVest and will be the official measure of performance for the trading system of your choice versus the S&P 500 Index over the 12 month period starting from the date you select your trading system. The trading system portfolio will begin on the first trading day of each year and will be monitored for the following 2 years. The comparison will be made with the existing VectorVest portfolio selected above and its performance will be determined from your selection date to the period ending 12 months following your selection date.

If the portfolio of your choice underperforms the S&P 500 over the same 12 month period, you will receive a refund of your VectorVest subscription purchase price, not to exceed $1,295.00. No prorated refunds will be given. This guarantee does not account for any trading losses, real or implied, on any personal cash, discretionary or margin trading account of any kind.

All contents and recommendations are based on data and sources believed to be reliable, but accuracy and completeness cannot be guaranteed. Users should be aware that they must remain a subscriber during the entire guarantee period. They should also be aware of the risks involved in stock investments. It should not be assumed that future results will be profitable or will equal past performance, real, indicated or implied. VectorVest and/or its principals may purchase or sell any of the securities cited herein.

HOW DOES THIS WORK? Once you have become eligible to receive a SFS Performance Guarantee, you will be provided with a link to a web page which allows you to make your SFS Trading System selection. It also documents the transaction. You may take as long as you wish to make your selection and you may visit this web page at any time to compare the performance of your selection vs. the S&P 500 Index. It is important to remember, however, that the longer you take to make your selection, the longer you must be a VectorVest subscriber to make any claim.

WHY IS VECTORVEST MAKING THIS OFFER? Like anyone else, we want to grow our business. We feel that if you become a successful investor with VectorVest, you will become a long-term subscriber. We know that our most successful subscribers are generally those who are most knowledgeable. That’s why we want you to learn all you can about making money with VectorVest. It’s good for you and it’s good for us.

HOW DOES ONE BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR A SFS PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE? Anyone who attends a VectorVest Two-Day Investment Seminar, a Money Show or Traders Expo and renews or buys an annual subscription to VectorVest 7 becomes eligible to receive the SFS Performance Guarantee. We will also offer SFS Performance Guarantees in other promotions as we deem appropriate. We will be at the Orlando World Money Show, January 30 – February 2, 2013 and the New York Traders Expo, February 17 – 19, 2013. So come see us and make sure you become eligible for The SFS Performance Guarantee.


Thank you for your feedback. It started coming in last Friday night and it’s still coming in. It’s great hearing from you. I wish I could address all the suggestions, questions and issues that were brought up, but today I’ll just review two of the most frequently asked questions.

What about a SFS Trading System which uses Contra ETFs?
On 11/23/2012, Mr. Brian D’Amico made a wonderful SOTW presentation on a SFS Trading System which uses Contra ETFs. From 11/01/07 to 11/21/12, this trading system produced a 759% gain with a max drawdown of 23.17%. We elected not to use it because it lost a little bit of money in 2011. Since then, we’ve been trying to come up with something better, but we haven’t done it so far. We’ve got more ideas to try, so we haven’t given up yet. Why did we use extensions of last year’s SFS BackTests for this year’s model portfolios instead of starting brand new model portfolios? Since many of our subscribers will be selecting one of the three SFS Trading Systems shown in Model Portfolios in connection with the SFS Performance Guarantee, we wanted to give them something to relate to.

TO HEDGE OR NOT TO HEDGE? I am concerned that many users are making things very complicated by feeling they must duplicate exactly what’s in the Model Portfolios to make money. That’s really not necessarily true. The SFS Wizard gives us a very easy way of knowing when to buy, what to buy, and when to sell. For example: On 12/31/12, it said, “The Market Signal is Bullish.” Had you gone to Step 2, and clicked on RTC – S&P 500 – Stop Asc., five stocks would have appeared. As of today’s close, all five of those stocks are up with an average gain of 9.44% for an ARR of 313.35%. Now I’m sure you are well aware that our SFS model portfolios haven’t performed anywhere near that well. So what’s the problem? Why haven’t our SFS portfolios taken off like birds? The answer is simply: The RT Kicker Combo portfolios are hedged. Somedays that helps you and somedays that hurts you. So you should watch tonight’s SOTW to know whether To Hedge Or Not To Hedge?