On May 10, 1775, a single vote would define history.

In fact, the brand-new Continental Congress would never have a tougher choice to make.

If they got this one decision right, they would get everything right.

Get it wrong, and the United States of America would die before it even got started.

The question at hand was this: Who would be the Commander in Chief of their rag-tag army?

They picked George Washington. It was an unlikely choice. After all, he’d never commanded a full army in his life. He hadn’t even fought in very many battles.

On the other side of the Atlantic, King George III and Lord North had an equally difficult challenge on their hands. They, too, needed to select a commander to deal with the rebels over in America.

They chose the Howe brothers – one to rule the land battles, the other to rule the sea battles.

History records who got it right.

The importance of the choice of commanders cannot be overstated. It was the one thing that defined the outcome of the conflict.

The amazing thing is this: The Howe brothers won far more battles than Washington did. But, in the end, Washington won the war.

Over the past 15 years of helping rich people in Silicon Valley manage their money, I’ve noticed something surprising.

Almost all of them think that investing money is complex and dangerous and risky.

But that’s not true.

The simple fact is this: There is just one thing that you need to get right.

Just one.

If you get that one thing right, it doesn’t matter how many small battles you lose. You will always win the war. Get it right, and you get EVERYTHING right.

And, of course, if you get it wrong, you lose everything.

Most financial advisers and investment professionals don’t realize this. Which is why 95% of them can’t even beat the S&P 500 over a five-year period of time. They get the “one thing” wrong… and they keep losing the war.

So, what is the one thing you have to get right? It is to understand what “mode” the market is in.

You see, there are two major opposing forces in the market. I call them P1 and P2. When P1 is up, P2 is down. And there is no middle ground.

To win at investing, you just have to pick the rising side… and know when it is going to fall. This can bring you an incredible amount of money. It will grow your wealth in every kind of economy. It will make you rich no matter what technique or approach you use.

There’s no sitting around stressing about what the news is reporting. No waiting nervously to see what Wall Street, Washington, or London will cook up next. You determine what “mode” the market is in… place your money on the table… and then sit back and watch it grow.

A classic example of what I’m talking about is the relationship between gold and the US dollar. Look at this chart that overlays the price of gold and the value of the dollar.

If, halfway through 2005, you knew what the mode was, you could have put money into gold and shorted the USD and relaxed. Money would have streamed into your life effortlessly and without risk.

In fact, that is exactly what happened with my clients.

I have a very specific algorithm that tells me what the “mode” is and what P1 and P2 are going to do. It is called L-TEC. Each month, I run this algorithm and it kicks out info on what – and where – the market is going up… or down.

Let me show you how this has played out over the past 10 years. Here’s another chart showing actual results. This is not a guess or historical hindsight. It is what my clients actually banked.

That is a 693% increase. Over 10 years, this has made many people millionaires. Money that they did not have to work for… or worry about. It just flowed to them.

Notice that, during that time, there were dips. So you could say that we lost several “battles.” But overall, we won the war.

Also, look how the L-TEC algorithm protected our money during the crash of 2008. Yes, we took a hit. But within a couple of months, it was right back up and continued upward.

That’s because we got the “one thing” right.

But you don’t have to wait 10 years to profit from getting this “one thing” right. Let me show you another example of how powerful it can be in the short term.

I call this the “retirement repair plan.”

Few things are more effective at creating rapid profits.

In the summer of 2008, several of the world’s largest hedge funds… and two of the largest banks… thought there was a chance to make some good money by shorting Volkswagen shares (VW).

SAC, Highside, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Perry Capital, Tiger Asia, Marshall Wace…. and a handful of others… were all in on it.

Before I go on, let me make sure you understand what it means to “short” a stock. You basically borrow the stock from an owner and then sell it on the open market. The hope is that the price of your borrowed stock will fall.

When it does drop, you are required to buy it back from the open market. So you sold high and bought low. That’s how you can win on a losing stock.

The point is… you need the stock to drop in price AND you need to be able to buy the stock back to get out of the trade.

Back to my Volkswagen story.

All these hedge fund companies were short on VW stock. They were happily selling their shares at a high price, and with remarkable ease.

What they didn’t know – what virtually no one knew – was that earlier in the summer, Porsche decided to begin buying up all the available VW shares.

You see, some clever money manager over at Porsche looked at the market and realized that the “mode” indicated that it was time.

So they bought. They bought with the intent to hold on until the “mode” changed. P1 was on the rise – and until it dropped, there was no reason to sell.

Here’s what happened…

When the banks and hedge funds went to clear out their short positions and buy back the stocks, there were no sellers.

The market reacted instantly. Look at this chart…

With that one little spike, Porsche… and others who knew how to get the “one thing” right… made an astonishing fortune. Money in large quantities was made in a matter of a few weeks.

That is how someone like you can wipe out years and years of losses in a single day, week, or a few months, with zero effort.

The trick is getting the “one thing” right. From there, making a fortune is easy.

The banks and the hedge fund managers got cocky and thought they could strong-arm the market. In doing so, they got the “one thing” all wrong. And they lost big.

Remember this… in the world of investing, the smart eat the strong.

For the past 10 years, I’ve been consulting privately with professionals and executives in Silicon Valley. My job is to help them get the “one thing” right. In all those years, I’ve never been wrong about a major market move.

My L-TEC algorithm has always nailed exactly when P1 and P2 are going to move. It has never failed to clearly identify the “one thing” that you need to get right.

As you’ve seen, my clients have netted 693% over the past 10 years. And it is accelerating. This year alone, they are up as much as 79%. Many have double and tripled their money without lifting a finger.

The reason for the acceleration is that money always moves faster when the “mode” is getting close to changing – both before and after P1 and P2 change places.

There has never been a better time to get the “one thing” right. It’s time for you to be smart about investing.

Right now, I’m offering ETR readers FREE access to my L-TEC algorithm, even though others have paid thousands for this same information.

I will walk you through exactly how the L-TEC algorithm works. I will leave nothing out and make sure you know where, when, and how to profit.

Just like my existing clients, you’ll easily be able to get the “one thing” right. Click here to see how to access your private copy of my L-TEC algorithm.

[Ed. Note: RC Peck is rightfully called “The Sage of Silicon Valley.” For the past 15 years, he has operated under the radar, meeting privately with some of the most powerful and successful men and women in Silicon Valley. He and his clients simply do not lose money – no matter what the market does. They have enjoyed 693% returns over the past 10 years. He has developed a secret investment formula called “The Silicon Valley Formula” – which includes the L-TEC algorithm. Go here to find out more about the Formula and L-TEC.]