Prepare Now and Survive the Coming Bear Market: This Time is Not Different

In the book, "Prepare Now and Survive the Coming Bear Market," author and columnist Michael Sincere interviews professional trader Mark D. Cook on how to navigate through a treacherous bear market. Cook takes readers through the 11 stages of a bear market, including how it begins and ends. Cook strongly believes a vicious bear market is coming, and you will learn the warning signs that a major plunge is imminent.

Instead of fearing bear markets, you will know what to expect. If you are prepared, it’s possible you can not only avoid losing money but also make a profit.
— Mark D. Cook

“THE COOK STYLE” encompasses over thirty years. It is basically an evolution of experiences that the market has dealt to Mark at various junctures of his trading career. The style can also be interchanged with the word feel regarding a market condition. Mark has always been a tape reader, which gives the feel of the current market condition. A truly successful trader must acquire a feel for the correct conditions for which to trade. Mark found that high volatility provided greater opportunities for maximum profit potential. Therefore, he strove to find these environments. The moniker that cook has always tried to establish for his account was consistency with a high winning percentage. Mark endeavors for a high batting average but is not a home run hitter. He affectionately calls himself a blue-collar trader. The blue-collar mentality is to make a smaller amount of money on a day-to-day basis to pay bills and build confidence.