Case Study: How to Make 66% Gains in 3 Weeks

Posted by Ian Cooper - Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

From Wealth Daily:

Investment newsletter editors are an odd lot. I'll be the first to admit that.

In fact, if you ever run into one at the bar, my advice is to buy 'em one drink and be on your way. Otherwise you'll find yourself doing a "dance macabre" from bar to bar until 6 am.

One of the dark secrets of our business is that it takes a certain type of personality to be a successful newsletter editor: The more unusual, the better.

Case in point. . . none of us at Wealth Daily has a formal education in finance or business. Truth be told, we think that a degree in finance or business is a disadvantage.

Looking at my staff, their sheepskin dividends are in philosophy, English lit, linguistics, education, and the Classics.

Another common denominator among newsletter editors is that most of us are social misfits. We hate the conventional and love the bizarre.

If it wasn't for our wives to keep us grounded, we'd spiral out of control in an inescapable vortex of self-destruction fueled by booze and speculation.

But it's that unconventional lifestyle that results in unconventional market analysis for dramatic results.

And when an editor's unconventional market analysis hits a bulls-eye, it's a game changer.

Ian Cooper is one such example.

Ian Cooper: The Man Behind the Trades

I've known Ian since 2000, and he's still a complete enigma to me. I have no idea what makes him tick.

Every day, at the same time. . . Ian heads to Subway and orders the exact same sub, the Veggie. His desk is immaculate. His desktop computer spotless.

He's quiet. . . almost in a perpetual state of meditation.

It's gotten to the point where I've instructed my staff not to talk to Ian unless he talks to you first. It's not that we don't like him. . . or that he smells bad. I simply don't want to disrupt his "mojo."

Ian's approach to work is completely unconventional. I have no clue to his methodology. None.

And I don't care, as long as the results are stellar.

Read more here.

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