Do you want your Financial Independence?
Some people love their jobs and will be happy to work until their late sixties. They are the lucky ones. But I know many folks who would far rather be spending their time indulging their hobbies or working part-time whilst they are still young enough to enjoy life.
Sounds great — but it’s not just going to happen. You need the tools and techniques to achieve your financial freedom. And that’s where I come in.
I’ve spent several decades researching, implementing and writing about a stack of different income-generating strategies. And believe me, I’ve gone down plenty of blind alleys and made plenty of mistakes.
But about twelve years ago, I finally discovered the secret…
It is not about finding the next hot stock, technological innovation, cryptocurrency, gambling system or property hotspot — that’s just too unpredictable and risky.
I’m afraid, it is far more pedestrian — but ultimately rewarding — than that.
It is about developing the skills required to generate predictable and recurring income streams from assets you own.
In the early stages of your investing career, you simply plough that income back into your pot and buy more cash flow producing assets — rinse and repeat. After a few years, you’ll be amazed at how quickly the compounding effect will have created a sizeable nest egg.
And then, when your account is big enough, you simply flip the switch and direct those multiple income streams straight into your bank account.
Now your money is working for you — not the other way around. You have achieved your Financial Independence.
Okay, that’s great. But how do you actually do it?
Well, dividend-yielding shares are a great basis for an income strategy.
The FTSE 100 and S&P 500 are stuffed full of shares yielding reliable income from dividends. Pick the right ones, and the dividend payments will grow over time and outrun the damage wrought by inflation.
That’s a good start. But what if I told you there was an investment strategy that took those dividend-yielding shares and boosted the income way up into double figures. It’s a technique that is well-known amongst the financial elite and is successfully practised by many private investors in the US and other parts of the world. It takes a little time and effort to learn, but once you have mastered it, you will be well on your way to your own financial freedom.
Welcome to the revolution. The FIRE revolution.
The FIRE Revolution income strategy
Stage 1: Pick the safest income-producing dividend shares to use for your investments.
Stage 2: Implement the ‘Buy Low’ strategy for a chance to buy them cheaper than their current market price AND be paid for doing so.
Stage 3: Eventually buy the shares at the lower price and collect additional income from any dividends.
Stage 4: Implement the ‘Sell High’ strategy on the same shares for a chance to offload them for more than you paid AND be paid whilst you wait.
Stage 5: Sell the shares and pocket additional income from any increase in price.
And rinse and repeat…
I teach income starved investors the skills required to implement the FIRE Revolution strategy. The techniques are well known to bankers, hedge funds and savvy private investors. But the specific implementation is all mine.
The FIRE Revolution strategy makes money by investing in some of the biggest and most boring companies in the world. Companies you will have come across in your everyday life such as Vodafone, GlaxoSmithKline, National Grid, BT, Aviva, ITV, Pfizer, Caterpillar, and many more. The sort of companies that many income investors probably already own.
But forget the traditional image of investing in stocks. The version where a savvy trader buys shares with the expectation that they will shoot up in value and they’ll profit handsomely.
You know why? Because it does not work consistently.
That approach requires an investor to buy shares that they believe are going to go up in value in the short-term. In other words, they need to predict the future. And, I don’t know about you, but the last time I checked, my crystal ball was broken. Quite simply, it is impossible to consistently predict the future.
In my opinion, anyone basing their investments on any system that aims to predict the future, might as well be gambling.
The FIRE Revolution strategy makes money by relying on two things that are far more predictable —dividends, and the inevitable time decay of stock options.
Now, if you have just seen the word “options” and tuned out, please don’t. They are as easy to buy and sell as stocks.
And — if used as I teach you — they actually reduce the risk of simply buying shares.
That’s right, selling options on boring blue-chip stocks is actually less risky than buying the stocks outright. Of course, like all investments, there is still a risk. But this strategy is firmly at the lower-risk end of the spectrum.
So how does it work?
Picking the right shares
The backbone of the FIRE Revolution strategy is to pick the right stocks. And I’m not talking about trying to unearth the next Google. No, we are looking for the sort of boring dividend-yielding stocks an income investor would be happy to own already.
I’ll teach you how to pick candidate stocks to ensure that they are good dividend payers, have no obvious skeletons in their closet, and are trading at a price that you’d be happy to pay. If you’ve never done this before, don’t worry — I’ll show you exactly how.
Income stream #1: Selling Puts
Once we’ve zeroed in on a great dividend-paying stock, we aim to sell ‘Buy Low’ contracts — cash secured puts — to try and pick up the shares for less than they are currently trading at.
That’s the maximum we are going to pay for this stock. We’ll either get it at the price we want, or we’ll simply walk away after a set period of time. And, we’ll get paid a premium in either case.
And how would you execute this plan?
By selling a put option with a limited lifespan and a ‘strike price’ below the current price. If the share price drops below that level by the time the option expires, that’s great, you pick up the shares at the agreed price.
And, if the share price does not drop below that level by the time the option expires. No problem, you can try again or simply walk away.
And here is the best bit —you are paid a premium, regardless of the outcome.
The amount varies, but an average of 1% – 2% of the share price per month, is certainly possible.
Income stream #2: Collecting Dividends
Remember that we specialise in large boring high-yielding blue chips?
Well, they pay dividends usually every quarter or six months. That’s a great income stream in its own right. Here in the UK, we are blessed with some of the highest yielding companies in the world. It’s quite possible to pick FTSE 100 companies that pay 5%, 6% or even higher. And in our other target market — the US — there are also many great companies that pay hefty dividends as well.
And if you pick the right companies, those dividends grow over time. That’s essential to stay ahead of inflation.
Income stream #3: Selling Covered Calls
Once you own the shares, you can sell ‘Sell High’ contracts — covered calls — with the aim of offloading the shares at a higher price and earning additional income.
Selling a call option allows an investor to ‘lock in’ a sell price for a set period to ensure that the shares will be sold at that level, or not at all.
So, by selling a call option with a ‘strike price’ higher than the price they paid for the shares, they can implement the second half of the well-known ‘buy low, sell high’ adage. If the share price rises above the strike price by the time the option expires, the shares are sold at the agreed price.
And if the share price is below the strike price by the time the option expires, that’s no problem either. They can simply sell another call option. And then another. And so on.
But here is the really clever bit. Even if the shares drop in value, we can sell them for a loss but still make a decent profit on the overall campaign. Try doing that with a traditional ‘buy and hold’ approach.
And the best bit is — you get paid a premium, regardless of the outcome.
The amount varies, but an average of 1% – 2% of the share price per month, is perfectly possible.
Income stream #4: Selling The Shares
You may go many months repeatedly selling covered calls on the stocks that you own and collecting premium and dividends along the way. But eventually, the share price will rise above the strike price and your shares will be automatically sold.
It’s not always possible, but if you’ve sold the right covered call, the price the shares sell for will guarantee a profit.
That’s the fourth income stream.
Pretty good eh?
Don’t worry if any of that has left you scratching your head. It’s quite a lot to take on board the first time you come across it. But trust me, once you’ve been through the cycle a couple of times, it becomes second nature.
I cover the nuts and bolts of all this, and a ton more — including the risks — in the FIRE Revolution coaching programme.
And dare I say it, but repeatedly pulling money from the markets this way, actually becomes quite good fun after a while.
Welcome to the Revolution…
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