YUP. WE'RE GOING TO DO IT AGAIN.
Last spring we offered our blog readers 3 days with me for free and a bunch of y’all took us up on it ... so many that we had to do two courses and we still had to turn a number of you away for lack of space. About 500 people showed up between the two courses. Students came from Brazil, Poland, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Mexico, Canada and even from Alabama.
How did it go? Well, we asked the students who attended to rate the 3-day workshop on one question (we got this simple but profoundly important survey question from Stanford University and Intuit): On a scale of 1 to 10, would you recommend this workshop to your family and friends?
The average score between the two courses for almost 500 people was a 9.3, an almost unheard of positive response to the quality of the training. To put that in perspective, when Intuit Corporation asked its customers that same question about Quicken, the world’s leading tax and accounting software, they scored a 7.4.
Well, y’all, we’re going to try this again and try to get it perfect this time. This time we’re going to try to score 10.0.
And why not get a ten? AAII just published the results of their 'guru' portfolios and Rule #1 in in thrid place for 2013 with an ROI of over 40%. And we're in the top 8 of 77 screens for the last 3 years and the last 5 years with CAGRs far in excess of the S&P 500. Here's the screen:
Maybe its time you took 3 days to learn how to do this in your own portfolio. After all, if you'd just followed this screen for the last five years you would have more than doubled your money with less risk than you're taking by putting your money in a mutual fund or EFT.
We're going to do another special FREE 3-Day course for our most interested, most involved students here on the blog and in our database of readers. The course will be held near our horse farm south of Atlanta, GA beginning on Friday, October 25th at 9 am through Sunday, October 27th, 2013 at 3 pm. This is a $4,995 course and it’s going to be the best thing you ever did when it comes to making money and becoming financially independent.
THAT'S 3-DAYS WITH ME, MELISSA, JEFF, DR. PAUL PRICE (more on Paul below) AND OTHER RULE #1 FACULTY ABSOLUTELY FREE. YOU WILL SAVE $4,995.
It’s free but it’s only for those of you who haven’t been to the previous two free courses. We’d love to have you all back again for more but our most important priority is to educate those of you who haven’t yet been to the workshop.
I’m calling this course the Rule #1 Transformational Investing Course. And by ‘transformational’, I mean these 3-days will change your whole life. This course is going to be the best course I’ve ever taught.
To make sure that happens we’re going to keep the course small and intimate so we can teach you well. We're going to do this for just 100 of you (and your significant other).
You read that right: 100 of y'all are going to be our guests in this 3-day course plus your significant other if you want to bring him/her.
In this transformational course I'm going to personally teach you about how I pick the right business to own, how I buy the business with a huge discount to its current price and how I use dividends, derivatives and buybacks to get my money out of the business in as fast as 4 years so my market risk is very low and my yield on basis is very high. What I teach is so unique in the world of investing that no one else in the world teaches anything remotely like it. This is how the best investors in the world do it, how I do it in my own Rule One Capital hedge fund and we can and will teach you to do it every bit as successfully.
This class is going to be incredible. I'm leading the course along with my brother, Jeff Town, our Rule #1 faculty and I’m excited to introduce you to a guy who turned his $2000 IRA into millions of dollars using Rule #1 option strategy, Dr. Paul Price. Paul is a top contributor to TheStreet.com and Gurufocus and is now teaching our live-trades class. If you want to meet Jeff, Paul, Melissa and me along with several of our top students and bloggers, here's your chance.
Last time we did something to help us all get to know each other even better – we had a barbeque out here at Starting Point Farm – our horse farm south of Atlanta. We had such a good time getting to know some of you in a social setting that we’re doing another party for y'all. Chicken and pulled pork southern style in a big smoker (and some great veggie burgers for all of us vegetarians). That’s Saturday night and you won’t want to miss it. And if you like horses, you might even meet our almost-Olympian, Can’t Fire Me (aka ‘Teddy’), and our national champion (and now preggo) mare, Sienna. And maybe we can get someone to demo some cross country jumping and a bit of dressage. (Last time, one of our friends gave us a retreiver demo during the party and our lab, Dewey, fell in love with a very attractive bitch who left him cold and never came back so this time we're using our horses so Dewey won't be hurt again.)
If you haven't done anything like this with us before, ask around the blog and you'll find out we do everything we can to make your experience life changing. Jeff, Paul, Rule #1 faculty and some of our top students will be doing 1:1 coaching during the course for anyone who is feeling a bit overwhelmed by the pace but don't worry, for those of you who are accepted to the course, I’m going to give you a $995 set of On-Demand Tutorials, also for free, that will take you about 3 hours to go through. This ‘Intro to Rule #1’ course is the perfect preparation for the 3-Day Transformational Workshop.
Once you’re at the Workshop, here's just a few things you can count on learning:
-How to buy wonderful companies and drive your basis down with derivatives, dividends and buybacks so your market risk goes to zip.
-How to create a 20% cash on basis DIVIDEND annual cash return on your portfolio that grows bigger every year, is inflation-proof and will last your whole life without worrying about it.
-How we create ROP’s and ROSS’s (Rule One Puts and Rule One Short Strangles) to lower market risk and create cash flow. (And Paul will show you how he used ROP’s and ROSS’s to turn a $2000 IRA into $3,000,000.)
-How a couple of young guys made over $100 million in 5 years using Rule #1 strategy with leverage.
-How a Rule #1 student built a $160 million options trading fund with these basic principles.
... and a whole lot more. Truth is, if you just learned just one of these things it would make this course worth every cent of the $5000 we normally charge for it.
Now lets talk about how you get to the course.
The course is free if you win. You invest in getting to Atlanta, your food, your hotel room. The Wydham gives us a break on the conference room charges if enough of you guys stay there at a discount rate of $129. Obviously its very convenient to have a room right where we're having the class but as an additinoal incentive to stay there we're going to have a drawing for the 1st 50 essay winners who book rooms at the Wyndham Peachtree Hotel. If you're in the first 50 who book (but first you have to a winning essay) your name will be placed in a drawing for one month's free access to Phil’s Tues & Thurs night 1 ½ hour live webinars where he opens up one of his own trading accounts for discussion and teaching on which companies he is currently looking at). We'll pick up the training room, the Internet, instructor's travel/hotels/food/cars, the instructors fees and the barbeque party. Lest you think this is trivial on our part, I'll tell you what it costs us: We estimate it’s going to be near $50,000.
So you gotta be asking yourself why we would we spend $50,000 just to give away a $4,995 course. Are we altruists? Do we just love people? Are we nuts?
Well, if you don't know us yet you'll learn that one of our favorite books is Atlas Shrugged so probably the altruistic motive is out. And we love you guys but loving y'all's got nothing to do with it. And no we're not crazy. I'll tell you why we're doing this: Same reason I wrote both books and spent over $1 million on publicity to promote them - we want to change the world we live in and the only way to do it is to change one person at a time (well, 100-200 at a time is okay too). And we've found that if we show you that what we teach you can learn, many of you will go on to become great Rule #1 students and investors.
Our courses change lives. That's why we do them.
Okay so back to you. What's it going to take to get you to get off your butt and do this? Are you skeptical and that gives you an excuse to procrastinate your way along in life? The first time we offered a few free seats we had a concerned father of a young woman calling us to demand to know what the catch was. He said he was sure we were going to be selling her something at the course. We said no, we aren't. Just like last time, there is no selling allowed. Just pure education, as best as we know how to do it. This dad was very perplexed. He couldn't think how we were going to take advantage of his daughter but he just knew we were somehow. We didn’t. He was amazed. And she sent all our staff nice gifts afterwards.
Sometimes free is really free. Here’s my promise to you: There will not be one single word spoken about selling you anything nor anything sold. There won’t be a form to fill out. There won’t be a special 1:1 session to go to. We just plain don’t do that seminar crap. We teach. You learn. It’s that simple. You can't buy something at this workshop if you wanted to.
The reason we do that is to earn your trust the hard way - by doing what we say we are going to do. We have thousands of students who without exception have told us this course is worth every penny of the $4,995 that they paid. We start teaching at 9 am on Day One and don’t stop until y’all leave on Day Three. Our staff has been known to stay until 2AM in the morning helping students.
So don’t be too concerned about being a bit skeptical but also don't let your inner cynic keep you from an experience of a lifetime and from what virtually all of our students say is a life-changing experience.
Now, how to win this course.
Simple enough. Just write about 200-400 words from your heart. Maximum 400. Some of you learned last time that we are not going bother trying to teach you how to invest if can't follow simple instructions. Do not write more than 400 words or we will toss your entry into the round-file. (We let super blogger Garrett get away with breaking the 400 word rule in the first contest and he's been writing 2000 word essays on the blog ever since.)
What should you write about? Just imagine for a second that you knew you had a $5 million trust fund waiting for you at age 65. What in your life would you have done different? What would you do different now?
But only 400 words.
And don't worry about the grammar or the way you say it. Just say it from the heart. Tell it like we're standing there talking. All we care about is that you're telling us your dream.
The DEADLINE for all entries is 12:00 midnight EST, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013. You've got 12 days. Get to it.
Here's who wins: The first 100 good ones win 1 free seat PLUS one seat for your significant other, each one of which is worth $4,995. When the seats are gone, they're gone. After that you get wait-listed.
SEND YOUR ENTRY TO email@example.com. Be sure to put your full name and your correct contact information on your entry. We will need to contact you if you are a winner. And keep it under 400 words.
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA EMAIL ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2013.
If you win a seat, be ready for 3 incredible days of the best investing training on the planet and should you think I'm exaggerating, ask around on the blog and the people who've been to the previous version of this training will tell you what they think.
By the way, this message is going out to 140,000 people in our database from our books and blog and speaking engagements. First entries in get first priority with the judges. First 100 good ones win. Early counts.
There will be 100 winners and there will be a wait-list. Some of the winners are likely to not be able to make it to the course so the people on the top of the wait-list will also be notified that they are on the wait-list and that they will be contacted the minute a seat opens up. And if we can accommodate more than 200, the wait-list group will be the first to be invited in.
If you've already attended the Rule #1 Cash Flow course, either the 3-Day or the CR-280, we’d love to see you again but we are probably not going to have room. However, since we're making some changes to the old Cash Flow course, we'd love to have you there if we can find the space. You guys are our best students and anything we can do to help you get to this course, we'll do if we can. You don't need to write anything. Just let us know you want to re-take the course and we’ll let you know on a first-come first-served basis if there is room. We’ll notify you as quickly as possible after September 23rd.
And if you're a good student and want to come do 1 on 1s during breaks and after each day is over, please let michelle know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a lot of volunteers already but we'd like to know who's willing and maybe we'll give you a chance to show us what you can do for others.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Now Go Play!