YOUR BIGGEST TRADE

Jack here. This is my all-time favorite Shakespeare passage:

There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves
Or lose our ventures.

In every man’s life comes the moment – that precious moment – when it is time to act. One must seize the day… the opportunity… the trade… or destiny fades.

In the next few minutes, I am going to present to you what could potentially be the biggest trade of your life. (It has to do with the Driver’s Manual.)

“Biggest trade of your life.” Am I joking around? No. I’m dead serious.

Reward to risk is measured by “R.” If you buy a stock with $2 per share of risk and $10 of upside, that is a potential 5R trade.

Your potential R on this “trade” is so big it’s almost ridiculous to put down a number. It could have R of 10,000… 100,000… or even a million. That sounds wild, I know. And I can obviously make no guarantees as to what you will accomplish.

But I think when you finish reading this, you will agree. I think you will say “Wow, Jack is right. That seven-figure-R could be real.”

Let me take a few minutes to tell you about this “trade” in full. You’ll have all the info you need by the time you finish.

And of course, if you have any questions, you can email myself or Mike (as you always can anyway) via jack@ or mike@ mercenarytrader.com.

In the next few pages you will find out:

• The full vision for the Driver’s Manual
• Why we need to charge for it (and why you benefit)
• The “Biggest Trade”
• What you’ll receive… and what you need to do

“NEXT LEVEL”… “NOBODY COMES CLOSE”…

This is powerful stuff. If your Driver’s Manual experience doesn’t radically transform you as a trader, or at minimum show you the door for such transformation – after all, only you can walk through it – I will eat a deck of playing cards. You can come to Vegas and watch.

Lao Tzu said: “He who has mastery over others is powerful. He who has mastery over himself is more powerful still.” We want you to tap the core of incredible energy and resources deep inside yourself and become the full measure of who you can be… a 21st century Highlander if you will… one of the most radically powerful human beings on the planet.

And why do we want this?

So that you can join Mike and me – and your fellow Mercenaries – in carrying out one of the most awesome trading visions ever conceived.

Can we deliver? Consider the following documented testimonials and decide for yourself:

“WOW! The information you provide is like opening the best presents at every holiday… You are the best investment I have ever made in self-improvement…” – S.B.

“Reading [the Driver's Manual] for me these days is Luke sitting in Carnegie Hall listening to a Mozart symphony. I am very encouraged that it all makes perfect sense to me and I realize that even 2 years ago this material might as well have been written in Sanscrit.” – G.Z.

“the DM manuals keep getting better and better… my perspectives on life and trading are changing for the better…” – J.M.

“I am extremely excited to be a part of the Drivers Manual as it continues to unfold. Pardon my French, but the stuff you guys are working on putting together is truly some next-level shit…” – G.V.

“Of all the trading material online, and I’ve seen most of it, nobody comes close to what you offer…” -A.P.

“As you’re well aware this path can be excessively isolating to an individual’s psyche so it is a pleasure beyond measure to have found kindred spirits. Your voice has echoed and validated many of the thoughts, ideas and struggles I’ve had, and to be honest, is nothing short of miraculous to me…” – D.Z.

“Your work is a true inspiration…” – A.C.

What we do is radically unique. There’s Mercenary Trader… and then there is everyone else. That’s why our roster of Mercenary community members (and DM subscribers) includes:

  • veteran traders and investors
  • prop desk traders
  • options market makers
  • angel investors and venture capitalists
  • trend followers and mechanical traders
  • seasoned hedge fund managers
  • registered investment advisors
  • seed fund capital allocators
  • investment bankers
  • sovereign wealth fund managers (the largest pools of capital on the planet!)
  • business owners
  • poker players
  • college students
  • hungry individuals brand new to trading

When you too join the Driver’s Manual, a key benefit — a huge one in fact — will be free access to our four-times-per-year DM events.

You will meet your fellow traders… swap stories and insights and knowledge… and quite possibly develop exciting new business connections and lifelong friendships.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s take a step back and consider the big picture…

THE DRIVER’S MANUAL VISION

We have been told, by multiple people, that the core concept behind the Driver’s Manual is a work of genius — or at minimum sheer brilliance.

Yet the power of the DM isn’t testimony to the brilliance of any one individual. It’s all about evolution… and in that regard, persistence far outranks IQ.

We have been working on Driver’s Manual concepts — tinkering, iterating, experimenting, refining — for years now.

It started as a very rough idea. Then it grew… took on a life of its own… evolved.

Evolution is central to all progress. When you know what to look for, you see it everywhere. The great ideas, the great strategies, the great masterworks, do not spring forth like Athena from Zeus’ forehead. They are a product of experimenting, observing, refining and testing… with talent and serendipity mixed in.

That’s a big reason too, by the way, that things have taken a while to get rolling. We haven’t been dawdling our thumbs. We’ve been giving the evolutionary process time and room to work.

This is my all-time favorite Nietzsche quote: “Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.”

All along — for more than four years now — Mercenary Trader has had the same basic goals. We’ve tinkered with the path, but the goals are rock steady:

• Build an awesome community of traders.
• Help those traders… and help them help each other.
• Kick ass in markets.
• Have lots of fun.
• Be the best at what do.

Everything Mercenary Trader does, in one form or another, is an expression of those five goals. Those five goals are what being a Mercenary (with a capital M) is about… and will always be about.

And the Driver’s Manual, as the vision has transformed, is the evolution-based outcome of thinking about those goals… and acting on them, working to make them reality… day in and day out.

In result, the fully envisioned DM will be far, far more than just a set of materials teaching traders how to trade.

To really communicate the power of the Driver’s Manual, in its ultimate realized form, we’ll use a quick series of paradigms:

• The Turtle Paradigm
• The Research Paradigm
• The Sharing Paradigm
• The Enlightenment Paradigm

THE TURTLE PARADIGM

In the early 1980s, Richard Dennis and William Eckhardt conducted the most famous trading experiment of all time.

For those rusty on the story, Richard Dennis was a superstar trend follower. He began as a floor trader, then ran $5,000 into more than $100 million.

Dennis and his partner, William Eckhardt, had a friendly argument. Dennis thought trading ability could be taught. Eckhardt thought it was internal — you either have it or you don’t.

So Dennis and Eckhardt ran an experiment to see who was right. They advertised in the newspaper and sought trainees, picking and choosing among applicants. Then they taught the applicants basic trend-following rules, and gave them a sum of Dennis’s money to manage.

Richard Dennis dubbed these trainees “turtles,” because he had once visited a farm in Singapore where they grew turtles in vats. He joked that he was growing traders in vats.

The results of the experiment were legendary. Many trainees washed out, but a few of the turtles saw spectacular success. A handful went on to manage hundreds of millions, and a good number still run funds to this day. (Richard Dennis has long since retired. But his partner, William Eckhardt, still runs more than $300 million in a trend-following fund.)

The turtle experiment proved without a shadow of a doubt: The art and science of trading can be taught. Maybe not to all, perhaps, but certainly to some.

But here is the funny thing: What the turtles were “taught” by Dennis was absolutely minimal. At heart it was a bare-bones list of trading rules (which you can now find on Google – just type in ‘original turtle rules’).

So this begs the question:

• What if the ‘turtles’ experiment had been conducted on a far deeper level?
• What if trainees were taught not just basic rules, but everything?
• What if the training emphasized self-mastery as much as anything else?
• What if the training included all the steps for becoming a master trader…
• And covered all mediums – print, audiovisual, interactive, even face-to-face…
• And what if that training never stopped… but just kept going deeper?

The Driver’s Manual will function like the original turtle program writ large. It will expand on the paradigm by orders of magnitude.

There are so many different ways to learn:

You can learn through reading (PDFs and articles).

You can learn through studying (tests, workbook problems, quizzes).

You can learn through audio visuals (podcasts, speeches, videos, power points).

You can learn through software (dynamic interactive training).

You can learn through regular face-time with mentors (deep interaction).

You can learn through conversation with fellow practitioners (shared insights).

And which is the best way to learn? There is no “best” way. They are all awesome ways to learn. So why choose? Why not have all of them?

True trading “mastery” is such a deep, powerful and noble goal, the actual attaining of it takes years. There is just a tremendous amount to absorb, and practice, and learn.

So why not build an interactive experience – the Driver’s Manual – that naturally reflects that reality?

An experience that starts with the turtle concept… expands it tenfold… and never stops?

That is what the Driver’s Manual does. That is what the Driver’s Manual is: A body of powerful, in-depth instructional materials — along with conferences, community member interaction, face-to-face mentoring, and more — designed to TURN YOU INTO A MASTER TRADER.

If you want the training… the knowledge… the tools… and the community of fellow traders to walk alongside you in your journey to boot… then the Driver’s Manual is for you. 

THE RESEARCH PARADIGM (WHY WE CHARGE…)

So much of the content on our site  – including our library of Knowledge Center and Trading Wisdom articles — will always be free.

The Driver’s Manual, however, is not free. We have to charge for it. And as time goes by, and new depth is added, we’ll have to continually raise prices. At first by a little, and then by a lot.

There are multiple reasons why we have to charge — and eventually charge $4,000 per year or even more. But the biggest, most powerful reason is this:

Profits generated by the Driver’s Manual will be invested directly back into the Driver’s Manual… making it even stronger.

As we have already explained, the DM mandate is training master traders. That is a huge, huge mandate.

The breadth and depth of it explains why we can start off running… and just keep going.

And as the Driver’s Manual funds itself (through member subscriptions), we will be able to invest that funding directly back into research and events.

What does that mean?

Here are some examples:

The best speakers in the world. As we explore the deep psychological elements of trading mastery, we may choose to, say, invite a top neuroscience expert to fly in from Switzerland and speak at a quarterly DM event. Or if we are expanding our coverage into, say, exotic options structures, we might want to fly in the world’s foremost authority on that topic. Or perhaps we might ask the world rally-car racing champion to share insights, or the foremost authority on chaos theory. We’ll be able to do crazy stuff like this. And we will. Because it isn’t actually “crazy”… it is all in service to the DM’s stated goals.

Interactive training and development. What is the absolute best way to develop training mastery? What are the best tools? Do those tools involve quizzes… workbooks… audio-visual learning? Something wild and not even imagined yet, like 3D holographic learning? We don’t know, but we can experiment and find out. With DM funding we will expand the roster of DM training materials from simple PDFs and whatnot to dynamic interaction tools, all the while using feedback from YOU to determine what is most effective. As we seek to transform you into a master trader, you will report back to us: “XYZ” seemed to work better than “ABC” and so on. You will help us iterate and refine and improve the tool sets even further — and we will relentlessly improve them. DM funding makes this possible.

Powerful trading software. Master traders need master-level software tools. The right software, combined with the proper training, can dramatically enhance trading capabilities. We already have incredibly powerful ideas in this space. With DM funding we can create that incredible custom-made software… putting super-sharp developers and programmers hard at work on it… again with your help and feedback. We will seek not just to make you a samurai in trading terms, but to put the katana (killer world-class software) directly in your trained hands… through the evolutionary development of software that you help build and create, with your funding and feedback as a DM member.

Trading Research & Development. The optimal way to test new trading strategies is with real capital. DM funding will help expand our trading “R&D” efforts, as we try out experimental methodologies and techniques. Through this testing and refining process — again evolution at work — we will find new and powerful strategies that work. And then, of course, we will teach them… making the DM even stronger. Every time frame. Every methodology. Every logical approach. If it potentially adds to breadth and depth of trading mastery, it will be fair game in our line of sight. And live-fire R&D will shows us what really, truly works.

Expanded analyst coverage. The scope of Driver’s Manual activity is so big, Mercenary Trader will have to expand as an organization in order to fulfill it. We will need traders and analysts working for us, full-time, as we grow our R&D and research budgets, adding depth and breadth to new market areas and strategies and timeframes. How many analysts and traders will Mercenary hire in the next five years? Possibly as few as six or seven… possibly as many as ten or twenty. DM funding will enable this too…

Trader funding capabilities. DM funding will further enable MT’s sister entity, Mercenary Capital, to carry out its mandate. The mandate of Mercenary Capital is simple: Fund the next generation of trading superstars… give them full-scale back-office and operational support… and help them grow their fledgling hedge funds to hundreds of millions under management (in exchange for a minority investor stake). If you succeed in becoming a master trader via Driver’s Manual training, not only will we applaud you… we’ll potentially fund you. And market you to our active community of investors.

Is it a brilliant and inspired plan? Yes.

Is it really happening? Yes.

Can you pitch in? Yes.

You may have heard of Oculus VR, the virtual reality startup acquired for an eyebrow-raising $2.3 billion by Facebook.

Oculus VR began as a “cool idea” and sought funding on Kickstarter, a community investment website. Thousands of people put money into Oculus VR (via Kickstarter) out of the goodness of their hearts, because they loved the virtual reality “vision” and wanted the company to succeed.

You know what those funders got in exchange for their investment? A t-shirt. The venture capitalists who backed Oculus VR for tens of millions saw a 2,000 percent return on their capital when Facebook swooped in… but the early Kickstarter backers got nothing but t-shirts! (It was a slap in the face really.)

Here is the thing: By charging for the DM, we are creating our own version of Kickstarter funding.

Except, as a backer, you will receive far, far more than just a piece of clothing. (And we’ll never sell out to Facebook.)

You will get all the benefits of the DM itself. You will be directly contributing to, and investing in, the dynamic feedback loop that turns you into a master trader.

How amazingly sweet is that? Forget social media video game fluff. Together we can collectively make our own small (or not-so-small) fortune… and keep it.

THE SHARING PARADIGM

The research paradigm offers plenty enough reasons to charge for the Driver’s Manual. But here is another: We want to put up a barrier for those who are not serious. We want to keep out the non-committal types, the dabblers too wishy-washy to invest in their own destiny.

The late Jim Rohn once said: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” I’m not sure how scientifically accurate that is. There are certainly glaring exceptions to the rule. But for the most part, the concept has value. You are who you spend time with.

As such, we want to make the community of DM members — a sort of “community within a community,” the larger community of Mercenaries — as high quality as possible. That means restricting access.

The more high-value the community, the more value we will get from sharing with each other… and that means sharing trading and investing ideas too.

Have you ever tried to glean trading ideas off a public message board? If you have, you know how awful the experience is. It’s like dredging for diamonds in a septic tank. Every once in a blue moon you might, just MIGHT, come up with a gem. But mostly it’s pure crap.

Now, though, imagine an idea-sharing community with the following characteristics:

• everyone is thoroughly trained.
• everyone has a deep understanding of markets.
• everyone understands the key elements of a great trading idea.
• many members are already seasoned traders and money managers.

From what you’ve already absorbed, you can surely see the DM will be powerful… mind-blowing, even, in its capability to facilitate trading mastery.

But even given all that power, it’s possible that the “sharing paradigm” becomes just as big a value in the long-term.

Over time the DM will have community message boards (no outside riff-raff! no flaming!)… community research collaboration (the sharing of excellent ideas)… monthly cash prizes for the strongest trading and investing idea (in the thousands of dollars)… niche-specific insights from money managers in different countries or different market strategies… and more.

As a community IDEA SOURCE, and SHARING SOURCE, it’s going to be huge. Traders helping traders… to the ultimate degree.

And of course, we will not only share ideas, we will share experiences:

• Trading and life experiences worthwhile for fellow traders to hear.
• Actual “fun event” experiences for camaraderie and bonding.

DM members will get more than just great trading ideas from their fellow DM members. They will get insights, stories, and wisdom.

There is no single individual who can share as powerfully, as deeply or as comprehensively, as an entire community can. This sharing will take place through physical events… through emails and message boards and conference talks… through video testimonials and interviews… and through the simple bonds of friendship, hanging out, getting to know your fellow DM members.

And we will also share experiences literally, through regular community participation in things like:

• poker outings in various cities around the world (WSOP, WPT etc)
• snowboarding and ski trips (getting a big chalet)
• snorkeling and scuba diving in Mexico and the Bahamas
• rally car racing, deep sea fishing, tearing up the autobahn…
• kicking back in Tuscany… or Barcelona… or Paris…
• and more… whatever we feel like…

We’ll do a lot of this stuff because WHY NOT, given the capability… but also because it’s great for deepening the bonds among our fellow traders (while fully experiencing the richness of life)…

The next one is maybe the most powerful paradigm of all…

THE ENLIGHTENMENT PARADIGM

Last but not least, we’ll even take our shot at changing the world…

Let me (Jack) get personal here for a second. I’ll try to keep it brief.

As we know, the great trader Jesse Livermore had a dark side. That dark side eventually killed him. A few of you have wondered aloud via email — and I agree with these speculations — whether or not Livermore’s dark side was connected to his brilliance.

Was it possible that Jesse’s torment somehow intertwined with his incredible capabilities? Did it shape and mold him in some way?

I say the answer is yes. There are multiple books and articles documenting the connection between brilliance and emotional instability. All throughout history, many great minds have been troubled minds.

My theory is that when you combine three things – super-high intelligence, super-high creativity, and super-wide emotional range i.e. capacity for deep emotion – the result is something like a turbo-charged 400-horsepower car. You can do great things with a vehicle that has a 400-horsepower engine in it. But if you don’t learn how to drive it, and how to take precautions, you can run it into a wall.

But I say the answer is “yes” to the Livermore question for a more personal reason… because I have seen the impact in my own family. In some ways, I am Jesse Livermore. Besides sharing the same initials of our real names (JL), I have a relative – my own grandfather – who committed suicide in the prime of a very successful life…

Granddad was a wonderful, much loved, brilliant man — a regional editor for Time magazine and a successful product inventor. People adored him.

Like Jesse, my grandfather had everything at the time of his death: Wonderful family, friends, respect, money and accomplishments. But that darkness took him anyway. I’m sure the right combination of cognitive training and mental perspective could have saved my granddad. Just like it could have saved Jesse.

That twin streak of darkness and brilliance goes all through my family tree. It’s the 400 horsepower thing. I have another close relative who played a role in the invention of the CVV code — that three-digit number you see on the backs of credit cards. My own dad has that combination of blessing and curse… and I do too.

A lot of Jesse’s insights likely came from efforts to wrestle down his own demons. I looked at the history of my own family in my late teens, and saw the clear potential for demons within myself.

I then resolved, around age eighteen, to master my emotions pre-emptively – to figure myself out and transcend the family demons before they could hurt me.

That resolution occurred twenty years ago… and it was that same resolution that put me on the path to creating the Field Guide and Driver’s Manual today.

This is part of what qualifies me as your guide… what gives me validity as I show you this path. It’s a path I’ve been walking for two decades. I want to help others walk it too, so that we don’t have to lose any more great men like Jesse – or my own grandfather – to the conquerable demons of this world.

But here is what’s exciting. You don’t need demons to bring out your best self. You don’t need grief to bring forth glory.

Everyone can benefit from greater self-mastery, greater self-fulfillment, and greater ability to manifest an iron will and make things happen. And that is what makes me really excited. Trading mastery is self-mastery. And self-mastery, in turn, is the key to cognitively and emotionally advancing the entire human race.

The brilliant physicist Michio Kaku has speculated that, if the human race is to survive for thousands of years, we will have to do two things. First, not extinguish ourselves (world war being the greatest threat) – and second, develop the technology to go off-planet before the next extinction event kicks in (ice age, comet, volcanic ash suffocation, etc etc). Either that, or develop the tools to forestall or reverse that extinction event before it happens.

Are such things probable? Who knows. But they are certainly possible.

And if we put together the most dynamic community of traders that has ever existed, we will have the resources — financial, mental, logistical, spiritual — to actually change the world.

To help spread “enlightenment” if you will… not some cheesy, fuzzy definition of the term, but in literal ways: Everything from huge strides in mental and emotional self-mastery (turning two-thousand-year-old ideas into 21st century tools)… to clean drinking water in third world countries… to the deeper enablement of talented individuals everywhere (which in turn accelerates the power of research and technology breakthroughs)… to whatever we choose as immensely powerful individuals, individually, collectively, or both.

So yeah. This vision is personal…

IT’S ALREADY HAPPENING…

So is all of this hypothetical? Is it all “in the works” but part of some unrealized future?

Nope. It’s already happening.

We held our inaugural DM conference over Memorial day weekend, at Mercenary HQ in Veer Towers (City Center, Las Vegas). It was simply awesome. 

The conference began with a Thursday night “Mercenary meetup” — which we hold every month — Friday night cocktails on the Veer pool deck (shown below), and a follow-on weekend of sharing, learning and camaraderie. Everyone who came had an excellent time. New friendships were made, and new business alliances were cultivated. Some attendees even flew in from Europe, and a few made it back for the next DM event (which was held Labor Day weekend 2014).

Again, this is all real and happening… the no-cost events are a huge part of the DM value-add… and you can get in on the ground floor… 

Listen, there is simply nobody else on the planet doing what we are doing. 

We have an incredibly vibrant community of real traders… from true beginners to some of the most successful fund managers and traders in the world (the collective pool of money managed by the Mercenary community runs into the tens of billions… easily…)

We also have, by nearly unanimous consensus, some of the most powerful training and psychology materials ever conceived

And you can join us. You can be a part of this, and truly accelerate your trading journey… by taking what could be the most powerful forward step ever as you move confidently in the direction of your dreams…

The Driver’s Manual conferences come IN ADDITION TO super-powerful, in-depth information and TRADING instruction in areas such as:

• how to manage and size trading positions

• the essential elements of price action analysis

• how to conduct fundamental analysis

• how to conduct macro analysis

• the key elements of portfolio management

• how to set up trades (with spreadsheet formulas)

• how to monitor trades

• how to “nail and scale” big trading opportunities

• and MUCH, MUCH MORE…

As such, the value of the DM will be cumulative. It will just keep getting better, and bigger, as time goes on. Every month your subscription will become more valuable.

Traders who subscribe today will be there when the DM materials are in their early stages.

So their initial entry price option will last a lot longer… extending into a second year $997 renewal option after the first twelve months.

In other words:

IF YOU ACT NOW, YOU COULD PAY AN INSANELY LOW $997 NOT JUST FOR TWELVE MONTHS, BUT FOR ANOTHER FULL YEAR AFTER THAT… EVEN AS LATECOMERS PAY MULTIPLES MORE.

Another advantage to being an early subscriber: You will have calendar seniority that is permanent.

As you have already heard, we will conduct DM conference events every quarter.

Sometimes these events will center around awesome activities with limited seats.

If we decide to drive Porsches on the autobahn, for example, or go deep-sea fishing off the coast of Argentina, or get a ski chalet at Whistler, the “RSVP” head count will be limited.

Not out of intention but simply because, if 200 people want to come to a limited-space event, 170 might have to be turned away.

And that’s where calendar seniority comes in:

Whenever we set an RSVP deadline for a limited-space event, we will sort by calendar seniority.

That means the earlier you became a DM member, the higher you are on the seniority list.

Thus becoming one of the early subscribers could have benefits years from now, as the ranks of DM members swell, when limited seating events come up where we can only handle X number of attendees.

ONLY FOUR POSSIBILITIES FROM HERE…

If you’ve read this far, and absorbed all that the DM has to offer, I only see three real possibilities:

  1. you have a few questions that still need answering
  2. you’re utterly convinced of the value (and are ready to act)
  3. you aren’t actually serious about achieving your dreams
  4. you’re crazy

If it’s #1, you can just email us (via jack@ or mike@ mercenarytrader.com) and we’ll answer whatever questions you have. If it’s door #2 we’re good to go.

There are no worries over #3 because we know you’re serious about achieving your dreams — and of course we know you’re not crazy. (Right?)

So let’s do a recap and wrap this up:

For the people who take the trade today, your initial cost — of just $997 — will get you the following:

• TWELVE months of DM subscription value.

• A follow-up FULL YEAR renewal option of $997 (even if the price has doubled!).

• Permanent calendar seniority for all space-limited future DM events.

And you will also get:

• Invitation to the next DM conference (and all future events).

• Email broadcast of conference materials (for when you can’t attend).

• A Mercenary Trader ball cap (handed out at your first DM conference).

FULL EVENT BENEFITS… EVEN IF YOU CAN’T COME…

It should be added: The purpose of DM quarterly events goes far deeper than camaraderie (though camaraderie is important).

As mentioned, there will be Q&A panels and round-robin discussions. There will be opportunities for direct feedback. And there will be top notch presentations.

All of this will play into shaping the DM materials. You’ll have a hand in this too if you like — even if you can’t physically attend.

That is because questions can be emailed in. We’ll take them into consideration at the event.

We’ll also record or transcribe the Q&A discussion, and share presentation materials and transcripts when new stuff comes up.

And then we will archive this material for posterity, and broadcast it to DM members via email.

So you’ll get the lion’s share benefit of our events even when you’re not there.

Bottom line: We will evolve you into a master trader… and get your feedback along the way to shape and accelerate that evolution.

And you’ll get the full long-distance benefit of the quarterly events, regardless of whether you come to all four every year, or just one, or none at all.

One last recap:

A one-time $997 offer for TWELVE MONTHS of DM access.

An additional second year renewal option at $997 (even if the price goes up).

Invitation to the next DM conference MLK Day weekend – and of course all conferences to follow.

Permanent calendar seniority for all limited seating DM events.

Access to quarterly conference materials, even when you don’t attend.

A Mercenary ball cap on attending your first conference.

And of course:

Powerful New DM materials (monthly if not weekly)…

Regular communication from us (Jack and Mike)…

All the benefits of becoming a Master Trader…

And sharing trading ideas and insights with your fellow Mercenaries…

All at a cost so low (relative to “R” potential) it is practically nothing…

WHY WOULD YOU NOT DO THIS?

I think I’ve made a compelling case why the “R” on this trade is huge.

Becoming one of the early DM subscribers is one of the most powerful steps you could take toward fulfilling your trading dreams.

Nobody knows what the future holds. But this could be the start of an adventure, a truly immersive and life-changing experience, that takes you to the heights of all you’ve wanted to achieve.

Ten or fifteen years from now, when you are running nine figures, being interviewed for yet another installment of the Market Wizards series, maybe you’ll be able to say: “Yep. I was one of the early subscribers… I was there at the beginning.”

Far-fetched? Sure. Impossible? Nope.

And what is the worst that could happen?

You learn an incredible amount about trading… become a far better trader… advance down the path of financial freedom…  and maybe make some lifelong friends and new business contacts along the way. (Gee, that’d be terrible.)

And the cost – $997 for a full 12 months – is peanuts relative to value.

$997 is a couple of mid-range car payments (about what I pay on my Audi A4)… the price of two round-trip plane tickets… the plumbing bill on a busted water heater. For what you get, it’s practically nothing.

And yet, sadly… most of you reading this won’t move forward.

Most of you won’t join the DM community… won’t take up the DM offer at all.

I know this, because I understand human nature by now.

The vast majority of people in this world are tire kickers. They dream in the night but shrink away in daylight. As Teddy Roosevelt once put it, they are the “cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”

Most folks never act on their dreams. I wish it weren’t so, but it is.

Henry David Thoreau nailed it. This passage from Walden is absolutely true, which saddens me:

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats.

But the good news is, a percentage of you will act. A percentage of you will step up, which makes us very happy. And if you have the vision to see the power of this opportunity — coupled with the courage of self-belief and the guts to act — then that makes you Mercenary material (and the type of member we’re looking for).

We’ve made this offer as compelling as we can. The value on delivery is orders of magnitude above the cost, in lots more ways than one.

Becoming a DM member could be one of the biggest and best trades you’ve ever made. Befitting master traders in the making, the traders who step up will deploy vision and quickness in seizing the moment.

Again, if you have questions, feel free to email them to Mike or myself: mike@ or jack@ mercenarytrader.com.

Right now, though, I have one question for you:

Are you ready to make the biggest trade of your life?

To become a DM member — and grab this opportunity before it slips away — just click the link below.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE DRIVER’S MANUAL AT $997 FOR 12 MONTHS.

Let the ultimate journey begin…