Q: Why do you say the advantage is at minimum five to one? What’s your basis for saying that?
A: I once took a week-long course called “Shoot Don’t Shoot” taught by a well-known police trainer. I learned that the average time to react is five tenths of a second. The average time to act is only one tenth of a second. That’s a five-to-one advantage. You have the initiative and are forcing the other party to react to you. Sun Tzu wrote: if you determine the place and time of the battle, you have won before it starts. It’s an underlying principal of asymmetric warfare. It’s a reason that the USA was defeated in Vietnam and is losing in Afghanistan.
Q: You make a powerful presentation for the five-to-one advantage. Why do you say “over 98% of market players”?
A: 98% of the population is negative. They do not have a definite life goal — a reason for living. They drift through life and accept whatever mother nature and other people provide them. They are the reactive yin, not the active positive yang. Market speculation is a zero sum game. If you’re not actively working toward a definite goal with a definite plan, you are automatically negative. There is no third position.