Can anyone join the Trading System Mentor Course?
No. The course isn't necessarily a good fit for everyone. From a practical standpoint you will need to have sufficient trading capital to ensure the investment makes financial sense. Secondly, you will be challenged and require the commitment to complete the course within the allotted 6-months. If you are completely committed then we guarantee the time allotted will be sufficient.
How many hours will I need to commit per week?
You can work through the complete course at your own pace however personal mentoring will only be available for 6-months from your start date. We have had students finish the theory within 2-months and others that have needed 4-months.
I live internationally. Will that be a disadvantage?
No. 50% of students are international. We take several measures to ease the burden of long distance mentoring for our international students. First, all theory is provided by a secure LMS which is accessible 24/7. Much of the information exchange for mentoring can be done by email, Skype and Team Viewer.
What software will I require?
The course is based on AmiBroker which we consider the best value for money testing software available. Students are required to purchase AmiBroker prior to starting the course. We will teach you how to use the software and how to purchase and integrate data with AmiBroker.
Is AmiBroker included in the course price.
No. AmiBroker is a one-off investment of US$339. You buy the program and you own it forever. You may choose to upgrade or not, whenever you want. The license is personal, so if you own 3 computers, you can use your single personal AmiBroker license on all of them.
I can already program AmiBroker. Can I get a discount?
No. Over the years we have seen many trading systems that have been programmed in AmiBroker and many of those were simply not suitable to trade professionally. We have also had one student with 10-years AmiBroker experience that was able to learn many new skills from the course.
How do I make course payment?
Once you have completed the required questionnaire and if an invitation is offered to you, you will be invoiced. Payment can then be made via credit card, PayPal or Direct Bank Transfer.
Can I get a refund?
No. We provide all information immediately and mentoring is ongoing throughout the 6-month course. You may however request a sabbatical if:
If I design a trading system of my own, how will I know it remains proprietary to me?
We do not disseminate any information about other students strategies and have been programming proprietary strategies for clients around the world since 2008. However, we will sign a non-disclosure agreement although you would need to prove that the system, or parts thereof, are in fact completely original to you.
How many systems can I design?
As part of the course you will be required to design, build and trade at least one system that is agreed upon by the Mentors. Obviously with the new knowledge you will be in a position to design, build and trade as many systems as you require.
Do you have a payment plan?
No. As has been stated, access to all information is immediate upon approval.
Can I just pay for the theory and forgo the mentoring?
No. The true value of this course is the personal insights from the mentors to help meet the student's specific needs.
How do I retain the written theory after the 6-months has expired?
As a student you will continue to have access to the secure LMS area and can revisit all aspects of the course at any time.
Can I claim the cost of the course through my tax?
We are unable to advise on that. Please speak with your accountant or tax adviser.
I only trade FX and commodity futures. Will this course be suitable for me?
Whilst the information provided throughout the course can be used in any market, the focus is on stocks and stock markets.
Given that the objective of this course is to create successful systems traders, have you mentored anybody to become active systems traders before the creation of this course? If so, how many?
I have done personal consulting since 2008 for 82 clients to different degrees and have been engaged by 5 larger organisations (accountants and financial advisers) to develop internal systems.
Will the students have a means to interact with each other in a type of "study group" environment?
Yes, within the LMS is a forum that was built specifically for this reason. We also run a monthly live group call where all students can interact with mentors and other students.
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