Frequently Asked Questions
The Strategic Stock Accumulation System can be implemented very quickly, once it is understood. It is just a matter of opening a discount brokerage account and buying the right index funds in the correct percentages, as described in the book, “How to Make a Fortune During Future Stock Market Crashes With Strategic Stock Accumulation.”
Only as difficult as following the answer to the above question and then waiting until a stock market crash or correction puts large parts of the stock market “on sale.”
There really is no short-cut. You need to understand the reasoning behind ‘buying when everyone is selling, and selling when everyone is buying.’ This includes understanding why the stock market ‘always comes back’, resulting in the profitability of the SSA system. I explain in the book, the historical, political, and legal framework, in which a free-market, capitalist, stock and bond market functions in, allowing fair value to inevitably reestablish itself, after a stock market crash or serious correction. In other words, “it always comes back”.
Yes, it is definitely possible, if you learn and implement the system correctly. And anyone with an average level of intelligence can understand SSA. If you are examining information on this website, you most likely are above average in that department. The hardest part, again, will be bucking the trend and buying when many others are selling. This is why an understanding of the free-market capitalist underpinnings of the stock market is so important, as clearly explained in the book.
In the book, I explain more about the major factors and influences that are in control of the stock market. It’s important to understand that in the short-run, anything can happen. But in the long run, market fundamentals will win out and determine the market’s true valuation. As far as Strategic Stock Accumulation Strategy is concerned, we don’t care about the short-run, except to take advantage of regular fear-inducing market crashes and corrections by buying stock index funds “on sale” during those events. In the long run, for example, the rules-based ‘buy low, sell high’ strategy is what makes the SSA system more profitable and less risky than a simple buy-and-hold strategy.
The SSA investor must accept the fact that during a stock market crash of 40% or more, most or all of the money in the bond-cash portion of the portfolio will be used to buy specific stock index funds, according to specific Buy Rules. At that time, the portfolio will show a significant loss on paper, compared to pre-crash portfolio value. This is the only way to consistently buy large amounts of stock “on sale.” However, the subsequent retracing of the stock market (and it ALWAYS retraces) will then result in a huge gain in value over and above even pre-crash portfolio value. This will easily exceed the gain of most other investors after the stock market retraces back to its pre-crash levels and beyond.
The other chapters in the book are important, not only to further explain the rationale behind the six steps of the strategy, but just as importantly, to convince you (I hope) of the inevitability of the market’s retracing back to pre-crash levels at some point, usually in the near future. The average bear market lasts about 18 months and occurs, on average, once every four years. The stock market can certainly stay in bear market mode longer, but dividends, interest, and internal rebalancing (explained thoroughly in the book) will all help the portfolio until the market retraces.
Yes, Strategic Stock Accumulation can definitely be the answer, if the strategy is correctly followed (and there is no reason why it cannot be correctly followed).This is especially true for a younger or middle-aged investor concerned about what investment strategy to follow for a secure financial future. As I point out in the book, an older and/or retired investor should have eight to ten years of living expenses (including social security) accounted for and invested in Treasury inflation-protected securities (TIPS) independent of the Strategic Stock Accumulation Strategy.
No, it is not safer. The risk that inflation and taxes, as well as potentially much lower interest rates, will eat away at your savings is a much greater risk than is a well-diversified stock and bond portfolio. There really is little or no significant capital gains potential in cash and bonds only as compared to the SSA Strategy.
It is now possible to purchase the book “How To Make A Fortune During Future Stock Market Crashes With Strategic Stock Accumulation” on CreateSpace (owned by Amazon) as a soft cover print book, as well as Amazon itself, and also through expanded distribution in selected bookstores, libraries, and certain foreign countries (in Europe and South America). It is also now available on Amazon Kindle as an E-Book. Look for the URL direct to Amazon on this website.