I hope life and the markets are treating you all well.
I am setting my schedule for the VTP trading sessions for next year. As my diary gets compressed I am looking to deliver the various stages in 2 day blocks (apart from Stage 2 which is 3 Day) with follow-up online sessions. This also makes it easier for the attendees to manage their diary.
The VTP was originally set-up to help give Veterans an insight into trading financial markets using three principles that they naturally embrace:
It just so happens that those very same traits are also seen in consistently successful traders. All traders can improve by embracing these traits into their trading. As the project has evolved it’s now my intention to create ‘Versatile Traders’ which I define simply as being versatile enough to know how to trade any instrument, in any direction, on any time-frame. Personally I think the days of someone just being a 5 min EURUSD trader are long gone – a good trader now needs to be able to operate where the best opportunity lies. That could be FX, Indices, Stocks, Commodities or Crypto.
So with that in mind here are the dates for the VTP Stages 1-4 for 2018. They are delivered in a small group between 8-15. If you want to join a particular stage or to know more then drop me a line.
Stage 1: Introduction to trading and financial markets – 18th & 19th January, London: LTN cost:£297
This is the ideal stand-alone introductory course to trading and financial markets. Over several sessions it provides the building blocks to be able to educate a new trader how to operate safely and effectively within financial markets. By the end of the stage the new trader will understand the 4M’s of Trading: Markets, Methods, Money & Myself. They also develop those three key traits mentioned at the beginning: Process, Discipline & Self-Awareness.
There is no requirement to take any further stages – this is a stand-alone stage that will provide anyone with the fundamental basics of successful trading.
Stage 2: An introduction to longer-term trading of FX, Indices and Commodities Markets – 22nd & 23rd March, plus Friday 18th May: LTN cost £397
Leading on from Stage 1, here we focus on longer term trading of FX, Indices and Commodity markets in-line with how I trade myself and for funds. We provide deeper insight into these markets and additional tactics to help build your own successful longer-term trading business.
Stage 3: An introduction to short-term, intra-day trading of FX & Indices markets – 19th & 20th July, London: LTN Cost: £397
As the name implies we focus on how to trade FX, European and US Indices from an intra-day basis. Sessions will be based on preparing for your day of intra-day trading of these markets and how to adapt the strategies, tactics and concepts from earlier Stages for intra-day success.
Stage 4: On Managing Myself, Trader Performance and becoming a Money Manager – 22nd & 23rd November, London : LTN Cost: £397
This stage is split into 2 sections: Half on managing self and the other half on managing money – namely other peoples. You may or may not have dreams of becoming a money-manager however acting as if you are a fund manager is never a bad thing in your own trading business. This whole stage will be focused on what you need to do to build your own trading business that will put you in the right space to be able to seek funding (if that is your wish).
In total it will equate to about 72 hours of us working together over the course of the year. As always there is a cost involved. I am fortunate that I am allowed to use a corporate clients location so that enables me to keep costs to an acceptable level.
Stage 1 has always cost £297. The other stages normally cost £447 but for today if you wish to join one of the stages the cost is £397.
In total to attend all parts of the VTP next year would cost £1488. However for the early birds that cost is reduced to £1200. There will only be 12 slots free so it’ll be on a first-come, first-served basis, veterans get priority.
I wish you every success in your trading for 2018. Trade well!