Frequently Asked Questions

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Learn to trade with the Trading Mentor

Below are some questions that are commonly asked about online learning and trading in general.

How much money do I need to start trading?

You can start with around $3K. When you begin trading I suggest trading very small amounts until you are competent. After that you can slowly increase you risk per trade up to your maximum as will be set in your trading plan.

What returns will I get?

Returns are very hard to estimate and not guaranteed because firstly I cannot predict what the markets will do, and secondly if you do not show the necessary discipline and follow your rules then you will have under performing results.

How much time does it take?

Trading itself takes very little time.  Once you are competent, as little as 30 mins per week is all that is required to trade some systems. The learning takes as much time as you are willing to invest. The more time and effort that you put in, the more you will learn, which will help you become a b better trader.

What do I need to get started?

Apart from purchasing a course you will need a charting package and good quality trading data history. I recommend Beyond Charts as they are Australian, and have excellent customer service.  Beyond Charts runs in Windows, but it can be run on a Mac (as I do) using some VM ware.

What if I get stuck?

I am always available to help if you get stuck. Many of the course modules involve one to one contact with me, and I also run webinars on selected topics which you can tune into.

Isn't trading really complicated?

No, it’s not. Trading is simple, but it is not easy. A good deal of discipline is required, and a preparedness to let go of any preconceptions about trading.  It is not a “get rich quick” scheme, but a steady journey that keeps you in control of your  money. 

Ready to get started?

Browse through the online courses in detail.

What software programs do you recommend?

To trade you will need a reliable charting package to be able to effectively analyse your charts, as well as an online broker.


For a charting package I use Beyond Charts as they are Australian, and they have awesome customer support. Beyond Charts can be used for all your trading needs from Australian and International Shares, Commodities & Indices as well as FX. You can access a free 21 day trial via the link below.

Trading Broker

For a trade broker I personally use eightcap, Melbourne based great customer service and easy to use platforms. They all have pros and cons. Ultimately it is up to you but I am happy to help you decide. 

Trading is not something you can learn at a weekend seminar.

It takes many years to hone your skills and that is why I offer a Five Year Mentorship program, to ensure a long lasting relationship with each of my mentees. I also offer One & Two Year Mentorship programs, to help get traders started, with the ability to upgrade to the Five year program at a later stage.    

For those that prefer on-line learning these courses offer you the chance to learn how to trade at your own pace in your own time.