Q: Does Mark actually do the speaking & teaching and answer questions that I may have in the Training Room?
A: Yes! You will have direct access to Mark Minervini, himself, when he comes into the Training Room each week. We pre-announce every scheduled event for the Training Room so you can plan your schedule and get prepared.
Q: How many trades do you put on? How active are you?
A: Historically, we average 200-400 trades during the course of a year – but, that should not be thought of as 20-30 trades each month – it is dictated by market conditions.
Q: What types of securities do you trade?
A: We predominately trade US Listed Stocks only – and on rare occasions, ETF's. We do NOT trade Commodities, Futures, Foreign-based stocks, Options, Foreign Currencies, Bonds, Swaps, etc.
Q: Do you trade both up and down markets (Longs & Shorts)?
A: Yes. We do trade both Longs & Shorts. We primarily trade directionally, where we trade from the Long-side during bullish markets and from the Short-side during bearish markets.
Q: What is your trading style?
A: We are active Trend-Followers with a primary focus on Growth stocks. We utilize fundamental, technical and qualitative data for our stock selection process.
Q: What is your average holding period?
A: We are Swing-Traders where our time horizon is generally a few weeks to a few months – although, positions can last for a couple of quarters. Our historical average holding time is about 3-4 weeks for winning trades and much less for losing trades as we cut our losses swiftly to redeploy our capital into better trading opportunities.
Q: How many stocks do you buy?
A: When the markets are favorable, it's typical for us to become fully invested with about 12-16 names. However, when the markets are very bullish, it's common for 30 or more stocks to be bought. Conversely, when the markets are bearish or too volatile – we may have just a few stocks or be 100% in cash while we wait for more favorable market conditions.
Q: Does Mark Minervini actually select the individual stocks and monitor the Select portfolio?
A: Yes. Mark personally selects and monitors all of the stocks in the Minervini Select® portfolio as well as any Alerts issued.
Q: I work a Full-time job and am not in front of my computer at all times – will this service work for me?
A: Yes. Our platform has audio & visual alerts to notify you as soon as an update is posted. We also offer a feature to send Mark's trades and updates as a Text Message to your cell phone (within North America). So, as long as you have access to a computer or can call your broker during the day – then our service will work for you. Additionally, many of the names that make it into the portfolio start out on our "Buy Alert" list, which identifies the stocks that are on our radar as potential buys; this list could give you a heads-up as to which stocks to key in on and watch closely.
Q: I live overseas – can I get the service outside of the U.S.?
A: Yes, we currently have clients based all throughout the world.
Q: I don't have a large trading account – is your service still good for me?
A: We feel the value of the education alone is worth the value of the service, however, keep in mind, Mark Minervini himself started with a very small account. In fact, we suggest that subscribers take things one step at a time and build upon success as you become accustomed to how we operate and learn our SEPA® methodology.
Q: Do you offer a free trial of your service?
A: You can trial our service for a month at our monthly subscription rate. Like most things in life, most of the time, you tend to get what you pay for.