Jon and Pete Najarian: Creating a 10X Rebel Nation with Grant Cardone

Jon and Pete Najarian: Creating a 10X Rebel Nation with Grant Cardone

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Grant Cardone sure knows how to throw a party! Even Arnold Schwarzenegger was impressed, saying “this has grown to be the biggest business conference in the world.”

Jon and Pete Najarian joined a star-studded lineup of business leaders, professional athletes, and financial experts for this year’s 10X Growth Conference. The event ran from April 2-4, offering networkers a chance to learn strategies from some of the most successful entrepreneurs from around the globe.

Each speaker brought immense knowledge and intensity to the stage. Themes included investing in yourself, going all-in on your goals, building a strong foundation for your business, and discipline.

It was the perfect introduction for the Najarian bros, who brought their unique combination of trading expertise, business prowess, and commitment to discipline to the main stage to help cap-off the third and final day of 10XGrowthCon 2024.

They even previewed a TOP SECRET plan they’ve been working on with Grant behind the scenes…

Grant Cardone is no stranger to equity markets. His father was a stock broker, and he makes no bones about his skepticism toward Wall Street. From the outside, that might seem to make the Najarian’s and Cardone strange bedfellows.

But here’s the thing… Jon and Pete created Market Rebellion because they knew the market was far from an even playing field. Their goal was to empower independent investors with trading education, content and tools so that they can compete with the big boys.

Knowing Jon and Pete’s investing expertise, Grant started the conversation by asking “what are the three best investments people can make today?”

  1. Invest in YOU, in your business

“Single best investment is YOU, in your business. That’s the single best investment because you control everything when you do that.” – Jon

“You have to invest in yourself, Grant. You know, you have 10X Health. You gotta be healthy to have the mental and physical side of things. And that’s what you’re using to build your business.” – Pete

  1. Real estate

“The first time I was on the stage with Grant back in 2019, I invested with him in real estate. I think a lot of you here may have done the same thing. Now, my wife gets a check every month from Cardone, so that’s worked out pretty well.” – Jon

“Real estate is unbelievable. As a Florida resident myself, I became an investor a few years ago and have become a much bigger investor in the last four or five years because I think I understand it betterthe ups and downs. But I think it can be an incredible investment.” – Pete

  1. Follow the “Smart Money”

“Trillions of dollars are traded each day in the markets, and it’s all about following the smart money. In other words, do you want to trade what Nancy Pelosi is trading? Of course – because she knows. Do you want to trade what Warren Buffett and Bill Gates trade? Many of these folks that built unbelievable businesses, they did it on Wall Streetand we’re aiming to follow the trades they’re making.” – Jon

Benefits of Trading Options vs Stock

When we talk about the options world, people sometimes push a false narrative that options are dangerous. The truth is, they’re not—IF you have the knowledge to trade them with discipline.

Pete Najarian explained that if you know what you’re doing, options can give you leverage and the chance to trade names that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to trade:

“How many people in here would be able to buy a thousand shares of Microsoft (MSFT) right now, or Meta Platforms (META) right now, or Nvidia (NVDA) right now. But you could in the options world—and that’s where we see a lot of the undercover stuff.”

During their time trading on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), Jon and Pete got to see the power of the options world first-hand.

“We got to see this whole world that a lot of folks never want to talk about, which is the options world. Where the Warren Buffett’s, who call it ‘weapons of mass destruction’. But the reality is, he’s one of the biggest traders in the options world. Carl Icahn, one of the biggest options traders in the world.”

Jon Najarian emphasized his brothers’ point:

“Michael Dell, one of the biggest options traders on Earth. Mark Cuban, one of the biggest options traders out there. It’s a smarter way to trade, it lets you follow the smart money. And instead of spending $900,000 on 1000 shares of Nvidia, you could invest $10k, $15k—cover that same 1000 shares instead of having all that money tied up in stock, when you could have it in something like real estate.”

Jon and Pete Najarian on stage with Grant Cardone at 10X Growth Con 2024
Jon and Pete Najarian on stage with Grant Cardone at 10X Growth Con 2024

The Reason We Follow the Smart Money

Jon and Pete dove deep into the power following the “Smart Money” and Market Rebellion’s flagship Unusual Option Activity strategy.

Using Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO)’s diabetes/ weight loss drug Ozempic and its competitor Viking Therapeutics (VKTX), Jon gave a recent example of potential insiders in action:

“One of the biggest things other than AI this year is Ozempic. Why? Because people are losing weight and don’t want to be diabetic. Well, there’s another company out there called Viking Therapeutics. And I’m not endorsing either of these, folks. But with Ozempic, it’s a shot in the leg every week. Viking Therapeutics offers a pill. Which one do you think is going to be more popular over time? I know which one I’m going with. But some people knew that this was about to have a fabulous FDA trial, and made 10X on the options they bought. We’re looking to follow the smart people making that bet.”

How did that Smart Money trade work out? First, here’s a look at the unusual option activity in question:

Source: MarketRebellion.com

At the time, those VKTX $44 call options were more than $10 out-of-the-money. With a month until expiration, the trade was a relative long-shot—even with recent volatility in the stock.

Just two weeks later, the stock skyrocketed to over $90 per share on news of their positive FDA trial results. That means intrinsically, those March $44 call options were valued at over $50 apiece. Talk about a 10X!

Source: thinkorswim

Pete went on, tying together the beauty of options and the unusual option activity strategy:

“Jon and I built these algorithms to find those exact trades. We’ll look and see someone buying 20,000 options in NVDA—and sure, that’s a monster trade. If that was on the stock side of things, that would be way too expensive for just about anybody out there. But on the options side, you could have an opportunity.”

Think about it. Let’s say you actually bought the stock equivalent, you’d end up paying around $1.8 Billion to control the same 2 million shares of stock. As Jon said earlier, why have all that money tied up in stock? Pete continued:

“Just recently we saw a $1 million trade on the options side. But if you would have done the same trade with stock, it would have cost you $250 million. So, which one sounds like a better opportunity to 10X?”

Then, Jon hammered home the point that inside information is inherent. Which is true. Somebody always has tomorrow’s newspaper, today.

“It’s a rigged game. There’s always somebody who knows. If a stock is making a really big move, somebody knew. Now, that doesn’t mean they actually traded on it. There’s inside information all the time. But sometimes, that information gets leaked. Sometimes, even politicians act on it.”

Sometimes the information is so juicy, these insiders simply can’t help themselves and illegally act on it. But once they make a trade, it becomes public information—available to everyone.

Here’s the problem: with 50 million option contracts traded each day the market is open, these trades become almost impossible to detect without the power of Market Rebellion’s Heat SeekerTM algorithm and team of professional analysts.

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TOP SECRET: Creating a 10X Rebel Nation

“We’re gonna build a business together, I’m just telling you guys.” Grant said to Jon and Pete. Then, he pointed to the crowd. “But what do they do?”

Pete went on to explain why trading education is the first step: 

“Even before you set up the account, you need to get educated. You gotta go through the educational process—just like anything else. You have to understand it backwards and forwards. It’s the money you worked so hard to have, you don’t want to just (waste it).”

With something more up his sleeve, Grant got straight to the point: “Let’s tell ‘em what we’re gonna do. We haven’t signed a deal yet. We haven’t inked a deal. But we’re gonna tell you what we want to do.”

Jon Najarian responded, “Well, when we sat with Grant and his team, we said ‘hey guys, we sold tradeMONSTER for $750 million back in 2016.’ We’re gonna 10X that.”

Pointing to Grant, Jon went on:

“When you have a guy with this kind of genius and magic, that’s why we came to Grant. We said look, your folks trade real estate, invest in real estate, and invest in your expertise. I guarantee many have (trading) accounts, or they want to. If those people came to us, that’s just a homerun for everybody. So, we’re going to be making an announcement in the very near future.”

Looking at the audience, Grant asked “Who would be interested in that?” A roaring applause came from the 10X crowd.

“Great! Give a big hand to Jon and Pete Najarian, my friends and my future partners.”

There’s something big coming your way soon, Rebels… Stay tuned!

Jon and Pete Najarian with Grant Cardone at 10X Growth Con 2024
Jon and Pete Najarian on stage with Grant Cardone at 10X Growth Con 2024
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