A 30-year veteran money manager says, "Don't despair - when the market tanks, it presents an opportunity to profit."
BASKING RIDGE, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / March 1, 2021 / The DOW dove 560 points last Thursday, one day after setting an all-time high. If you were counting on a bull ride, you may have been left with a bruised portfolio. Not all investors, however, took a hit. If you were smart enough to short the market, you had an opportunity to turn a profit. Eric Dugan of 3D Capital Management is absolutely sure that the best way to profit from a falling stock market - and make the stock market a better long-term investment - is to short the stock market when it declines.
Dugan understands the perils of navigating a disruptive market. When the S&P 500 was down three consecutive years (2000-2002) during the dot-com crash and dropped -46%, he lost his shirt, his marriage, and a bit of his sanity. "It affected every aspect of my life. I should have seen it coming." Now he does, thanks to his 3D Defender Strategy. When the market crashed again in 2008, Dugan was prepared. The S&P 500 plummeted -38%, but thanks to his short-selling expertise, he averted the loss, and his long-only S&P 500 program was up +3%. When the S&P 500 had its first down year in a decade (in 2018), 3D Defender was, again, profitable. More recently, in the first quarter of 2020, the S&P 500 suffered its fastest downfall in history - but 3D Defender clients walked away with a profit.
Up until Thursday, the market was making historic gains. So what happened? Dugan - whose clients have nicknamed him 'The Market Seismologist' - says he saw the dip coming. "I was so concerned about what our analytics were telling me that I posted a LinkedIn video just days before urging investors not to be complacent and that the market was vulnerable." Dugan claims world-wide signals were pointing to pending volatility, including declining prices in gold and bonds. "30 years in the business has taught me that strategically shorting the market is the best way to diversify your equity portfolio, protect your historic stock market gains, and manage equity market risk."
"Today," Dugan adds, "3D Capital helps investors prepare for stock market moves in both directions."
About Eric Dugan
Eric Dugan's 30-year investment career includes managing money for multi-billion-dollar investment firms. Eric founded 3D Capital Management in 2010 to protect investors from stock market declines. This quest led to the creation of their innovative active-defense S&P 500 program called 3D Defender. For more information on Eric and 3D Capital, visit 3Dcapitalmanagement.com.
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SOURCE: 3D Capital Management
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