Illusions of Wealth Book

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In order to keep your wealth from being an illusion, you must possess the ability to adjust your portfolio as the economic and investment climates change. Buy-and- hold strategies can work with some assets, but should not be the way forward for all your holdings. Applying the common sense of this book can grant you control of your future and your wealth.

Inadequate education failed to teach us how to invest, so we relinquish control to advisors who may or may not have our best interests at heart. This book is written to bring you the awareness, confidence and insight necessary to conquer the future panics, crashes, and crises that will inevitably arise, and teach you how to profit whether the market is rising or falling. But most importantly, it is written to stand the test of time for generations to come, fulfilling the void left by our educational system. Isn’t it time you took control of your financial future?


After reading the book Illusions of Wealth, you should possess the ability to decipher what investing you can do on your own, which you need an advisor for and what’s mostly missing is how to profit in up and down markets.

The ETF Leveraged Trading Service provides you that missing link which allows you to take more control of trends and obtain even greater returns than you thought possible while controlling losses should they come. Check out the testimonials below and we’ll give you a 2 week free trial to see how our research can help you profit.

Join the ETF Trading Service

Trade for profit in up or down markets with the research and insight from Doug Eberhardt’s over 30 years of trading experience by signing up for the ETF Trading Service.

In Doug’s book, Illusions of Wealth he introduces a new dynamic to investing that takes advantage of market trends and allows you to profit more in shorter time frames with the right setups.

The ETF Trading Service is tracking 47 handpicked ETFs that meet certain criteria providing buy, sell and stop alerts 5 days a week where the goal is to control losses and maximize profits. The ETF Trading Service also provides an in-depth market analysis before each trading day, 5 days a week. 

The key to trading these ETFs are found in the Trading Rules which Doug provides to each subscriber.

10 of the 47 ETFs analyzed are related to the precious metals market where Doug has been calling the markets better than anyone else who sells gold. These 10 ETFs include , NUGT, GDXJ, JNUG, USLV, DSLV, DUST and JDST but we also analyze GLD, SLV, GDX (these last 3 not leveraged ETFs but utilized for tracking purposes).

You can read the testimonial for the service below and our actual sample of the ETF nightly report can be found here.

We hope to see you there as Doug brings you the best analysis on ways you can profit trading leveraged ETFs. There is no trading service like it and the 2 week free trial lets you judge the Service before you subscribe. You literally have nothing to lose and everything to gain. 



  • Doug provides a very strong service and I would highly recommend it for the niche that it is designed to fill. He is very much on top of the changes in these fast moving ETF's and is very quick to respond to client questions. A winner on all counts!

    Ole W2
  • I learned about Doug's service through a fellow investor. I have achieved exceptional results from following his Trading Rules and ETF recommendations. Most of my trades have been within one day, although a few have carried over into two or more days of trading. Most of my trades have been less than $20,000, but none have exceeded $30,000 in total funds traded at any one time. During that time, I have earned almost $23,000 net of commissions and stop losses. Most of that has been in the last couple of months. The first few months I was more conservative as I was still learning to follow Doug’s rules. I have had a few losses from setting stop losses and having them executed, but that is part of minimizing losses. I have learned that if I study, learn and follow Doug's Trading Rules and his daily Trading Analysis recommendations, I can achieve outstanding returns and minimize losses. I highly recommend this service.

  • Doug provides expert analysis in this irrational market. Doug helps his clients capitalize on trends while also reducing risk. His wit and sense of humor also help make this service fun for me. I'm not betting the farm on the ETF service but am enjoying it and I'm improving at it. The trading rules are requiring me to change a number of bad behaviors I've had in investing and old habits do die hard, but the more I follow them, the greater my success is. This is a great service for anyone that has the self discipline to follow Doug's rules. My recommendation is to follow a few pairs of contrasting ETFs (e.g., DWTI?UWTI, DGAZ/UGAZ, JNUG/JDST) and get good at these. Find some pairs you like and their success can lead to broadening the ones you want should you choose to.

  • This service assumes the subscriber possesses a certain knowledge of trading mechanics and financial markets, as well as emotional control. Given these, the subscriber can make consistent, large profits regardless of whether the market is up or down by following Doug’s trading rules and making the swing trades he recommends. He provides astute analysis of the markets from both a micro and macro point of view. Bottom line: Highly recommended, but you must follow his trading rules and pay close attention to his daily comments.

  • When I first joined (at the end of this week, I will be in his service for two months), my goal was to make a modest $800 to $1,000 each month. My hope was to make the $1,000 and come out of the year ahead by $12,000. With still one week to go to complete my first two months, I have profited more than $3,263. I have exceeded my highest hopes. The amount of money I have invested in any ETF trade varies. The most I invested was $34,000, but most trades have been from $22,000 to as little as $6,000. Doug's service covers more than 40 ETFs. I highly recommend that people check out the service that Doug provides, especially if you are interested in making money whether the market is going up or down. Raul G

  • I'm  lovin the new service. Excellent communication, information and trade alerts.  With your guidance I am hopeful to stay far away from the losers camp where I came from. So far so good. I really like your style and integrity.

    Ron M.
  • My first trade with your service, I locked in JDST at 15% profit in less than 2 days! I was comfortable with that to get a win under my belt, although it may run further.

    Michael G.
  • Most of my research and interest in the past has been in gold and silver, which is what led me to your ETF service and why I have mostly traded NUGT/DUST, but been reading the details you outlined on the UWTI call you made and it was phenomenal.  Going to broaden my scope outside of precious metals and start paying attention to all of the other sectors you are also covering in your ETF service.Very happy I signed up for your service.

    Jeff T.
  • Something i would like to share with you: i took $20,000, concentrated on JNUG only. In and out with your signals- i have your service since 10/6 (wrote this 8 days later), I made $5500. Incredibly pleased.

  • I've only taken three positions: JNUG, NUGT, and TBT. After being stopped out and re-entering, I'm up almost $4K. For that gain, I paid $275.

    Carl S
  • Over the last few years as an investor/novice trader, I’ve realized utilizing trading resources is the single most important investment to your financial success. Doug Eberhardt’s subscription service - Illusions Of Wealth, provides the essential elements to successful trading and market trends; it caters to both novice investor and day trading alike. With frequent trade alerts, in-depth email updates and daily summaries, investors can engage their own trading tendencies with more clarity, guidance and conviction – supported by a seasoned expert in the field. I particularly appreciate the commitment and integrity Doug has to his new client base success - providing necessary, initial communications and support materials to build a framework of understanding for a lifetime of ongoing, successful trading.  

    Michael S
  • Six months ago I was new to investments such as stocks, mutual funds and ETFs, my concentration had always been real estate. I set out to learn other investments and was dealing with two other services concerning investment strategies and each one would only give vague information and basically I was all left to figure out how other investments worked. When I was first introduced to Doug and his Illusions of Wealth strategies I was struck with his integrity and approach to business. Unlike other services, Doug is willing make specific calls on ETFs and above that, he has proven to be a good teacher and always willing to correspond with me. My investment in his service has proven to be the best investment so far.

    Ken W
  • I made 10 percent last month! (Well, at that time, yes, This past month I'm up about 20 percent. And off I went in search of someone to teach me how to trade safely, judiciously, and, above all, profitably. Took me a while, but I've found you. I only hope that you'll maintain your service for at least another five years or so. Ten would be better. But if you do retire, please give us your best recommendation of someone else to follow as we do you.)
    And as I noted yesterday, as a novice trader, I made many of the mistakes to which you alluded in your post tonight. But I now have a plan, and now know the rules, and am quite sure that I'll quickly leave my forsaken "financial advisers" in the dust.
    Danny D.
  • I have about $300K+ invested which means I am generally investing about $100K on various trades (3X) rules! I tend to stay on JUNG/JDST, DGAZ,UGAZ and a little UWT/DWT, and every once in a while I will try something else, but tend to stay focused on the ones listed. I make a dollar amount regardless of the % of returns. So for example if the markets open and 5 minutes into trading I am up $1000.00 I close out for the day. In other words my dollar profit currently is $1000.00. If the markets open and it takes me 3 hours to make $1000.00 then so be it.
    I have chosen this approach because it seriously lowers the emotions involved in the trading. Also, my wife and I discussed it and currently we are more than thrilled making $1000.00 per day. I will say I am about ready to move up the mark to about $1300.00 per day simply because as the account grows it is easier to make $1000.00 per day.
    Obviously some days I lose a little or don’t make the $1000.00 per day, but 4 out of 5 days I do. So far over the last 6 months I have grown our account by approximately $100K. We are on target for $200K for the year. About 6 months ago I pulled out $100k for a little remodeling on the house and a Europe trip for my wife and I. But as I mentioned, we still have around $300K in the account.
    Doug, thanks so much for your continued teaching and reminders “it’s all about profits”. This is the best business venture I have ever done, real estate included.
  • I started to manage my accounts on my own actively since about march 2017 since i had not much to do at work.  Quickly I realized I could do good things on my own but needed good advice and rules , was reading a lot on seeking alpha, found some writers foolish and others brilliant , especially you and decided to give your service a try and was pretty pleased with it ever since !
    When i met my wife i made the turn towards saving a lot of money with simple rules in every day living expenses  (my wife is an expert on saving but is not afraid to spend when it is worth it) , and in 2017 i read many of my life rules were advocated by ''Mister money mustache'' for example, and he retired at 30 and got richer ever since. At the same time i awakened to the fact i already had enough to retire if i managed it right.   With your expertise, rules and advice and my lifestyle  my stash will  last forever if not grow ''bigly''  !
    I have been meaning to quit my job (a commute of 45 minutes )  but it turned out I only had to wait since my division of the company was not busy enough and did not make money.  I was finally laid end of july and it was just a relief !  The next week i was on vacation on the road with the family in ontario and new york state and i managed to make a good profit (about 4 times what i was making in my regular job) on my phone with your advice lol !!  How great is that ?
    I am finally free and I stay home everyday with my kids (12,12 and 11 yrs old) doing what I want to do which is being there for them, having lunch with my wife (she works minutes from our home)  swimming in my pool and playing basketball with the kids in the afternoon in my driveway !
    Life for me could not be any better than right now !
    Now some more feed back about how much profit your subscribers make:  i just realised that over the 10 weeks i was with your service i made 43K$ !!!  (even though i did not always sell the spike nor execute perfectly what you advised and at the beginning i was kind of shy and traded less of my money...)
    Thanks again !
    Aug 12, 2017
  • I have to say, when I look at my accounts today compared to where they were a year ago I am AMAZED - THANK YOU!
    Aug 16, 2017
  • Just a note to express my gratitude for a great service you are providing at such a reasonable rate.  I have been one of the first members to your service. Actually I had signed up for your service originally when you were actively writing articles for Seeking Alpha. Then you had to stop the service to finish your recent book Illusions Of Wealth, which my family and I have enjoyed reading it.  I was very happy to see that you resumed the service after the book was published.
    Over the past few months you have improved the service tremendously and it is hard not to make money with your recommendations. You are actively engaged with your subscribers and always ask for our opinions and figure out a way to further improve the daily trades.
    Keep up the great work and many thanks!
    Aug 21, 2017
  • I'm doing great today Doug! Keep up the good work. On record for the best month since joining your service. I'm finally figuring things out.     Aug 25, 2017

  • I like your trades of the week!
    8/7    UGAZ 10%
    8/14 DWT 4%
    8/21  UGAZ 7%
    Aug 30, 2017
  • My partner and I enjoy your Trading Service. You brought a lot of good rules. like always taking profit, putting in Stops, and knowing yourself. The ETF’S are definitely powerful and we are now trading them a couple of months now and are doing well. hanks for everything Doug!! Your commentary is soooo like we think!!!   Sep 06, 2017

  • ​You do a GREAT job managing these ETF's. Trust you at this point on your calls unless I see something very wrong. No one can be right 100% of the time. All I know is that I've been making money ever since I started following your calls  and trading rules.
    Sep 12, 2017
  • I am a new member of IOW, but had been following you on Seeking Alpha for a long time. I've been really happy with the trading service, my return is ~ 15% for 3 months of time (joined in June). Keep up the good work, and thanks!   Sep 27th, 2017

  • New subscriber here. Thanks for the brief mention of the JNUG spike this morning. I jumped on that at the bottom of the spike down for 1000 shares, and rode it up for a 18% gain at the end of the day. I sold ½ half shares on the way up, and held out for a combined gain of 18%. This was my first day trade ever! Been doing mostly weekly covered calls, but now trying your service for help with advice for which ETF’s to sell weekly calls on, and just plain buying and selling stocks. Again, I know that you didn’t call a specific call for trade with your note below, but it was good enough to get me to jump in. Thanks. October 11th, 2017

  • Doug, you are amazing. Your communication and alerts are second to none. I was going to pay by the month after my trial period ran out until I was confident in your service. That's no longer a question. Do you still offer two years for $1800? You are going to give me a very happy and profitable retirement.

    Jim Heintzel
  • I have been a subscriber for over a year.    Doug does an outstanding job with is service.  He is particularly strong at reading the overall markets, gold, oil & natural gas.     What I like the most about the service is his extremely high level of integrity and professionalism.    I have grown dramatically as a trader and credit the wisdom I have gained from this service.   I will be a subscriber for a very long time.

  • My name is Marco and I am a newer member as of a couple months. I first found out about your work back when Ron Paul was running for president. On the Daily Paul forum I noticed how 99% were always bashing the dollar and gold to the moon over and over again and then I saw a post of yours politely explaining why you felt differently. I never forgot it and eventually ordered your books, followed your blog, articles etc..

    Well I finally took the plunge and signed up for your service. This is a big deal as I have lived my life for the most part just working whenever I needed money and oscillating between broke and just above broke. I trained in Japanese temple carpentry and lived at a Zen temple off and on here in California. I have settled down now managing a private nature preserve in the Sierra Nevada. Finally at 37 years old I have decided to put the hobby of studying economics, news etc. and a tiny savings into profitable action.
My intention with your service was to get an very cheap education on trading. I didn't know practically anything about the stock market when signing up and I didn't have the money to do it right.
Doug, I am totally blown away. I pulled in $500 the first month and $2500 the second after adding capital. This is a huge change in my life experience and this is only the beginning!
You are teaching me how to fish here. Profit aside you are providing a stellar education at a ridiculous price. Add profit to the equation and you are changing lives in a big way.
Thank you so much for your valuable hard work and thank you double for your consideration in keeping your clients up on your thoughts.
  • I really appreciate being part of your service.  I'm only able to check things about every couple days since I work during the day. it's a long process but I feel more in control of my future than just hold and hope.

    John W
  •  Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I get started with a new subscription?

    You can click on the link on the home page or follow this link here to purchase either an annual or monthly subscription. There is a 20% discount for an annual subscription and 30% discount for a 2 year subscription.

    Is there a free trial for the ETF service?

    Yes, we offer a 2 week free trial to all subscribers. At the end of 2 weeks you can continue with the service for the subscription you signed up for and your credit card will be charged accordingly or you can cancel with no charge.

    How many ETFs do you track?

    We track 46 leveraged ETFs and will from time to time make other recommendations you can profit from based on the research we conduct.

    What size of an account should I have to invest with your service?

    We recommend your account have at least $10,000. Larger accounts will be able to trade the multiple ETF calls we may have going at the same time.  It is more conservative to spread the risk among the various calls rather than to put all of your account into one call because it is smaller. You should be able to see how you may profit with the research during the 2 week free trial to see what suits you best.

    What sets your service apart from other services?

    I know of no other services that track this many leveraged ETFs. We are pretty unique in what we do and Doug Eberhardt’s take on the markets is also as down to earth as it comes. He calls it like he sees it and you’ll see he may recommend to take profit early on some ETFs but also will be adamant over and over about keeping stops as you need to protect your principal to live to trade another day. Because leveraged ETFs are viewed as more risky, you have to take profits earlier and you’ll see how with this service sometimes you can let your profit go longer and reap the rewards from it.

    How do I know when your calls are made?

    We will send out an email blast to all subscribers when a call is made. Instructions will be provided on how to set up your cell phone with an alert that notifies you when an email comes in, similar to how you are alerted when a text comes in. You don’t have to sit in a trading room all day waiting on a call. Each evening there will be a report that will detail all calls and typically when a call is made there will be plenty of time to get in at a good price, even if you only receive the nightly reports.

    What other kind of reports will I receive?
    The nightly report will come to you each evening by email. It will give a synopsis of the markets and a complete breakdown with a color coded table of the 46 ETFs as to where we currently stand with each.
    What happens after the 2 week free trial is over with?

    Your credit card will be charged for the length of time you chose to begin the service. There are discounts for the longer you sign up for the service.

    What can I expect from the ETF Trading Service?

    You will receive a nightly report which will show you what ETFs are trending. You can see a sample of the nightly report here. Many will use this nightly report to make trades long or short the markets, metals, oil, natural gas, etc. It’s a good way to manage your 401ks in protecting your wealth too as it will give you insight as to the trend where you may wish to switch to cash if we get a market downturn or even a crash similar to 2007-2009 where most investors didn’t protect their wealth.

    How often will I receive information?

    You’ll receive a pre-market analysis and post open analysis with trade setups and what we will be watching for the day for going long. These trades are primarily scalps but sometimes can turn into some highly profitable trades of 10% or more in one day. You’ll also receive market updates throughout the day in handling news or economic data that comes out that can alter our thinking.

    Does IOW cover swing trades?

    We will also send out alerts on SWING trades when they hit where if you are a busy person with work, you can receive a notice to your email which alerts you on your cell to buy a certain ETF.

    This includes exit alerts as well

    Do you manage investments for individuals?

    No, we do not. This Service is set up where you take control of your wealth.

    Will there be any guidelines that can help us become better traders?

    Yes, the Trading Rules are worth signing up for the 2 week free trial alone. They have 30 years worth of success and failure in coming up with rules that if followed will protect your downside while allowing for nice profits to be made on the upside. We cut our losers and admit we are wrong and take profit on our winners.  We try to take the emotions out of trading and if you have ever tried trading before, you know what that means. If you are an emotional trader, it just means you didn’t have a plan from the beginning. The Trading Rules are that plan. The rest is making good calls for you that you can profit from.

    What success have you had with the ETF Trading Service?

    We have done well with the service over the last year and have taken 10% to 20% profits several times. We limit the downside to 2.5% losses.


    We know we are not perfect and losing trades are part of trading. The only time you will get hit and lose money with this service is if you don’t follow the Trading Rules and let a stop go past the pre-agreed upon stop or trailing stop you set BEFORE the trade is executed. You can go about your day and do your business and set up your trailing stop and sell price, checking in when you have time on how you are doing, and either take profit or keep a stop. Naturally we strive to be on the right side of the trade and having you take consistent profit.


    The key however is to take profits and we guide you along the way on how to do this. Because these ETFs are fast movers, you’ll find some alerts will get you fast profits. But SWING trades will get you the bigger profits once a weekly trend is hit. There is something for everyone with this service.

    Are there any guarantees of success?

    There are no guarantees with this service. If you follow the Trading Rules, you should succeed quite well in profiting in up and down markets. There is no service out there like this that follows so many pre-picked ETFs that meet the criteria for your success. During the 2 week free-trial you’ll see how a Service like this can enhance your profits by following the rules and the calls. We try to take the worry out of investing.


    Who is Doug Eberhardt and why should I follow his trading advice?

    Doug Eberhardt is a 30+ year financial markets veteran who has written 2 books on investing, Buy Gold and Silver Safely (2010) and Illusions of Wealth (2016). Doug provides his unique perspective on the markets 5 days a week and provides research on 47 leveraged ETFs where investors can follow trends to profits in up or down markets.

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