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6. Iím interested in going to a Global Strategy Luncheon, what do these Luncheons entail?

Unless otherwise stated, a three course lunch will be followed by a presentation and a question and answer period. Iíll be giving you my up-to-date view on stocks, bonds, currencies commodities, precious metals, and real estate. Here, you can participate in a lively two way discussion on the issues confronting investors today, both with me and the other attendees.

7. Iíve already been to one Global Strategy Luncheon, is it worth going again?

Every luncheon is unique in conversation and material. Since they are scattered throughout the year, the pressing issues will always be different. The attendees of the luncheon also determine the way the conversation goes and it is always interesting to see what gets brought up and discussed. To answer the question, I would say ďOf course itís worth going againĒ.

8. Why am I not able to get the same prices as John with his trade alerts?

The markets are a living ever moving entity. Do not expect that you are going to get the exact same prices as John but in a reasonable range. Please take a moment to watch our Training Video on how to trade the Trade Alerts available by clicking here.

There are several possible reasons for this:

a) Markets move, sometimes quite dramatically so.

b) Your Trade Alert email was hung up on your local providerís server, getting it to you late. This is a function of your local providerís capital investment, and is totally outside our control.

c) The spreads on deep-in-the-money options spreads can be quite wide. This is why I recommend readers place limit orders to work in the middle market. Make the market come to you.

d) Hundreds of market makers read Global Trading Dispatch. The second they see one of my Trade Alerts, they adjust their markets accordingly. This is especially true for deep-in-the-money options. A spread can go from totally ignored to a hot item in seconds.

On the one hand, this is good news, as my Trade Alerts have earned such credibility in the marketplace. On the other hand, it is a problem for readers encountering sharp elbows when attempting executions.

e) Occasionally, emails just disappear into thin air. This is cutting edge technology, and sometimes it just plain doesnít work. This is why I strongly recommend that readers sign up for my free Text Alert Service as a back up.

The bottom line on all of this is that the prices quoted in my Trade Alerts are just ballpark ones with the intention of giving traders some directional guidance. You have to exercise your own judgment as to whether the risk/reward is sufficient with the prices you are able to execute yourself. Sometimes it is better to pay up by a few cents rather than miss the big trend. The market rarely gives you second chances.

Good luck and good trading.

John Thomas