Smart Chart Investor was created to do what Wall Street has failed to do—provide simple, proven, and effective risk management strategies to help long-term investors protect their money.
Our primary goal is to effectively manage the risk of investing in equities.
This may seem like something Wall Street and the big brokerages have been doing for years—but the fact is, they’re more concerned with the appearance of managing risk than with actually protecting investors’ money.
Just look at your own portfolio over the last ten years for proof. Did your broker successfully protect you from two 50%+ market dives? Did you make any money over the last decade? The majority of investors made nothing, or even lost money. It’s not called the “lost decade” for nothing.
Most investors don’t understand that avoiding heavy losses is far more important than chasing high returns. Losing 50% of your money means you have to gain 100% to get back to even. You have to double your money just to get back to where you started.
As you can see from our free market updates, the Smart Chart Investor model uses technical analysis to follow simple, objective market indicators to effectively manage risk and avoid the majority of bear markets. Doing so allowed our model to actually gain 58% between 2000 to 2010, while the S&P 500 lost -14% through that same period.