Be Sure to Listen to Your Teacher… How a Teacher Called the Bottom on the Stock Market Using Patterns June 7, 2009
Since calling a bottom on the stock market on March 5th, 2009 during one of the worst financial crises in history I’ve received quite a few emails from people that read my post at “The Elementary Educator” blog. They seem to be impressed.
I’ve only brought it up in relation to “Pattern Based Writing: Quick & Easy Essay” because it’s been my passion for both teaching and studying patterns that has led to the creation and effectiveness of this writing program, as well as being able to see things clearly when our country was in a time of crises.
The “A, B, C Sentence” in Pattern Based Writing is directly connected to one of the most famous of all patterns in the stock market which is called an “A, B, C Patten.” The A, B, C Pattern simply lets you see things clearly. I wanted to be able to make my students be able to see things clearly in their writing, and the “A, B, C Sentence” worked like nothing I had ever seen before.
I bring it up because… I want people who are considering “Pattern Based Writing: Quick & Easy Essay” to know that this is a truly unique writing program that gets amazing results. It’s not what you think… and it works better than you can imagine.
When I made the post on “The Elementary Educator” blog, I had nothing to lose. If I had been wrong, who would have blamed me? But it turns out that depending on what market you look at it was within ONE or TWO days from the actual bottom. This means ONE or TWO days from the bottom of a financial crisis that had been going on for 1 ½ years!
I’m not in the habit of making predictions, and that will likely be my “prediction of a lifetime.” Also please note that in my prediction I use the word “probably” and “probability” quite a bit. I didn’t “know,” but I felt so strongly that this was the very bottom that I knew I should put it in writing.
Basically… I’m a teacher… and I’ve created a writing program that helps kids visualize an entire essay in their mind before they even start writing.
How I Made My Call for a Market Bottom and a Brighter Future
You can find my market prediction by doing a Google search for “Paul Barger One Teacher’s Prediction.” I wrote this prediction on another teacher’s blog (mrpullen.wordpress.com) in response to their rather bleak prediction. (Scroll to the bottom of their page where I added my comment to their blog.)
For me, their bleak prediction was the first piece of the puzzle. As the weeks passed I could see continued pieces of the pattern coming together. Finally, I was quite sure that “this is the bottom,” so I went on record.
A Little Bit about Patterns
Patterns help you see and understand what is going on. Here are my favorite two examples of what I would call the power of patterns.
In the movie “A Beautiful Mind” there is a part where he looks up and points out all the beautiful patterns shining in the night sky. Most people think, “How great it would be to see the world that way! What a gift!” The truth is we all have the ability to see the world that way. We all have a beautiful mind…
By the end of the Pattern Based Writing program, students have the ability to see writing just the way that the character in the movie was able to look up at the stars and see the constellations. It’s all clear. They understand what they are doing, and where they are going in their writing. Total control makes writing fun!
Blink- The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
In the book “Blink- The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” the author, Malcolm Gladwell’s basic premise is about how our first impressions and our intuitions are actually our amazing and natural gift of being able to instantly decode and process patterns.
Pattern Based Writing leads to writing in an organized and beautiful nature without really even having to think about it. It’s kind of like what Malcolm Gladwell describes.
It’s like teaching an artist some patterns, and then watching them create new patterns using those patterns. (Pattern Based Writing does not lead to “rote writing.” It actually gives students the control to do to their writing what Picasso did to his painting. And they do!)
Patterns in Language and the Stock Market
I learned patterns in both NLP (neuro linguistic programming) and the patterns in the stock market. Between these two subjects I’ve studied just about every single kind of pattern found in science, nature, art, and in language.
I’ve read LOTS of books on patterns in the stock market and in NLP. (I’d be embarrassed to tell you how many…) NLP is VERY pattern intensive and is most famously known for it’s in depth study of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles. I have to admit that I was shocked to find the kinds of advanced language patterns found (and hidden) in language.
It’s quite amazing that you can tell by listening to the words a person is using if they are in a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learning mode.
Language is amazing, and you can be sure that CEO’s, lawyers, and presidents have long SEEN the power of language!