Markets are viewed as easy cash - the difficulty of trading well is downplayed by many.
Learning to trade was certainly one of the most difficult journeys of my life.
It's not about the uncapped earning potential or about the windfalls you may come to experience, contrary to popular belief.
To be a good trader, you must know yourself: hunt for your own weaknesses, face them head-on, subdue the ego, learn to let go, to forgive yourself but mostly - learn to grow above and beyond your own self-limiting beliefs. Tough...
My trader journey started like this - I spent two whole years observing, testing and journalling for 10-16 hours a day to hone my trader skills. That's over 7,000 hours!
I spent my free weekends backtesting the markets from that week in a rather dreadful little program that still gives me nightmares occasionally. As a session musician, I had the luxury of extra time most people don't have. I am beyond grateful for that.
For the following 2 years I only traded eurusd. I learned how it breathes, when it moves, how it behaves during high risk events. I measured liquidity by using median values to determine my stoplosses for the most optimal risk/reward ratio. Manually! I spent 4 hours every Sunday doing my weekly trading plan meticulously and without a fail.
It will be years before Blahtech wizards stepped in with an optimisation algorithm that made this process much easier. Al of my levels I calculated and measured with a few lines on the chart, a scoring table for my trade levels due dilligence and a calculator.
These days my trading is very systematic and looks discretionary to those who don't know the whole story. We are working on creating a Master Algorithm with the symbiotic help from Blahtech software house. Our flagship products are a component of that algorithm. Professional tools for the independent trader.
After teaching loads of people how to trade over the years through word of mouth, it became a little too time consuming to repeat the same methods over and over so I created this little website called MarketStalkers.co.uk to have a place where I can put a few videos so that people could easily refer to the techniques I use. Out of the blue I started to get random visitors who wanted more videos.
Eventually the little website grew into a site that has over 6,000 visitors each month and hundreds of users who want tangible trading methods to become good at technical market analysis and price action reading. Out of my own journey I came up with Q Points, my proprietary systematic method of finding trade locations.
My Pro Development course is my own journey to what I know today - from Supply/Demand swing trading, through to Daily range exhaustion and Market Profile for intraday sentiment reading, it's all held together by Q Points as the one constant to my trade location/direction choices on any given timeframe.
Will you become an awesome trader after the course? That's entirely up to you. My way ensures that you trade at swing extremes, following price action patterns and having a high enough risk/reward ratio for a viable system, probability-wise. The rest is up to your own self-discipline and courage to find your fears and weaknesses and deal with them efficiently.