Q. How often and where are your free live demonstrations held?
TDI holds training classes in Newport Beach, Ca, Laguna Hills, CA, Las Vegas, NV,
and La Jolla, CA. The TDI FREE live demonstrations are held weekdays during
normal market hours. We invite you to come in and visit us at which time we will show you, first
hand, exactly what we do. You will see our program in action and put it to the
test yourself. We believe that you will see a style of trading unlike
you have ever seen before. Our method of trading is quick, in and out. We look
to pinpoint periods of small movements and then get in there a grab them.
Sometimes we can be in and out of a trade within 5 minutes. It can be exciting
and enjoyable and sometimes very addictive. But we think that you will be amazed
at the accuracy that we are able to achieve in pinpointing these movements. Even
professional traders have been amazed at how we do what we do. Free
demonstrations last about an hour and we are not looking to sell you on anything
during your visit so leave your wallet at home. We hold the demos because we enjoy showing others what we do. Please see the "SCHEDULE" page on this website for
the training class schedule. If you would like to make a reservation to visit us
for a free live demo, please visit the "FREE LIVE DEMO" page.
Q. Why should I enroll at Trading Dynamics as opposed to any other educational training program and how do I know if the Trading Dynamics Day Trading System is for me?
Don't be fooled - not all trading systems are
created equal. In fact, as far as quality trading education and the ability and
the consistency of the performance of the TDI trading methodology in assisting
traders to identify profitable trading opportunities are concerned, many of our
students who have previously enrolled in other educational programs have found that there
are GREAT differences between the TDI program vs. many of the other
mass marketed trading programs that currently exist today. There is a valid
reason for this and before enrolling in any trading program one would be very wise to do your homework and find out what the real differences are. This is why at
Trading Dynamics, Inc., we maintain an open door; show me attitude about our system. We invite would-be traders into our training facilities
during regular market hours to
view, first hand, the system and watch it work live and in real-time. At that
time, we can assure you that you will know the difference. One of the main differences in TDI is that the people behind TDI are professional traders and not salespeople. That is why we do not
hire seminar leaders and spend our time doing fancy sales seminars at hotels in an attempt to get people to buy something. We like to spend our time
enjoying the markets,
and, while the markets are open, we invite others to come in and watch the
system in action - first hand. Trading Dynamics has been
providing quality trading education and on-going support for over 11 years now. That, in itself, tells you something.
After visiting our office, if you decide that the TDI program is not for you, we wish you the best in whatever you decide to pursue. You will, however, NEVER get a phone call from a TDI sales person to try to sell you on anything. In fact, we don't have a sales force nor do we wish to develop one. Also, you will NEVER be put on a mailing list and be sent sales invitations and materials. Again, we are professional traders and not salespeople. This is the main reason why people who are really SERIOUS about learning how to trade successfully, consistently, and professionally over the long term come to us for this kind of education rather than going to companies who are in business for no reason other than to sell fly-by-night software. Many people who have purchased products from such companies have not only regretted it, but have learned a very costly lesson.
TDI has been educating people for over 11 years with quality trading education, a professional state-of-the-art trading methodology. In addition, TDI provides its students with a professional trading environment to physically come to for support and on-going, hands-on, one-on-one assistance which can be extremely valuable to beginners. One of the main differences in TDI is that EVERYTHING is included with the TDI program. There are never any additional courses that you will need or additional software that you will need to pay additional fees for. TDI does not operate that way. There are NEVER any other products or training that you would ever need to pay additional fees for. ALL TRAINING, COURSE MATERIALS, FUTURE UPGRADES AND ON-GOING SUPPORT ARE FULLY INCLUDED IN THE ONE-TIME ENROLLMENT FEE. It's that simple. The other major difference is that TDI provides its students with a place to physically come to when they need assistance. This is especially valuable when a student first gets started with actual practice trading. There are certain things that simply need to be shown and can only be taught on a hands-on basis. TDI students value the ability to come in to the TDI center whenever they require assistance.
Q. How much prior experience do I need?
A. None. You actually do not need to have any prior knowledge of trading prior to enrolling in the program - in fact it is best if you don't because even if you do, you should forget everything you have learned in the past and begin with a fresh mind. What we do is different from any other program in existence and you should do away with any old habits that you may have in trading. The TDI training program starts with the very basics. We assume that all of the students have had no experience with day trading and our program begins at square one. This is why we limit enrollment to no more than 4 students per class. Individualized hands-on training is the only way that a student can be assured of fully grasping all of the concepts and principles taught in the course. Also, all students are provided with TDI's own instructional manual. The TDI methodology is very easy to learn and simple to apply. If the student does not fully understand all of the concepts, he/she may repeat the training course at no charge until all aspects are understood.
Q. Can anyone enroll in the TDI training program?
A. No. Enrollees of the TDI program are limited only to intelligent people who are looking to take trading and making money seriously. We spend a lot of time with each of our students individually in both the training and the on-going support. Once enrolled in our program, we are committed to each student to make sure that he/she is fully prepared for successful trading no matter how much time we need to spend with them. If you are not serious about learning how to trade, do not have a willingness to learn, or have a negative attitude, we are simply not interested in you and we would not be interested in enrolling you in our program for any amount of money. Our time is valuable and we like to spend as much of it enjoying the markets and showing others how to profit in these markets. The people that enroll at TDI are people who are serious about learning how to trade. TDI students are people who are smart enough to know that there is a lot more to successfully and consistently being able to identify potentially profitable price movements in the markets over the long term than simply looking for a light bulb to flash on their computer. Anyone foolish enough to believe otherwise should look elsewhere for their trading education and we at TDI respectfully wish you the best of luck with your trading results.
Q. Why can't I trade stocks or options and be successful?
A. You are very foolishly mistaken if you think that you can succeed in consistently profiting in the stock or options markets. TDI traders are smart and professional enough to know this. You will find that you cannot be successful trying to trade stocks or options because stocks and options do not have a lot of movement every day. As a result, you may find that you will need to stay in a stock or option for longer periods of time such as 4 or 5 days to maybe a month or even longer in your attempt to make a profit. The problem with this is that during the time that you are in your trade, there is likely to be all kinds of news events that will take place that will effect the price of what you are in and the news will come out so fast that you will not have time to react. Stocks and options are sensitive to news events and, unfortunately, there is NO indicator that will tell you what kind of news or when news will be coming out in the future that can quickly change the direction of things so, ultimately, you are in the hands of whatever news happens during the time you are in the market. In other words, you are in the hands of luck. It is not just news on your stock or option that can effect the price of it that you would have to worry about, but also news that can come out that can effect the direction of the overall market. These news events are always a surprise and you have no warning or control over them nor do you have time to react. Also, when you are in something for a longer period of time, prices may easily back up first before they go in your favor. You would not know if it is only a temporary backup or if it is going to continue going in the wrong direction so you would not know if you should stay in or get out. In our opinion, only fools attempt to make short term profits in the stock and/or option markets. At TDI, we are only in a currency trade for about 15 minutes so the chances of a news event coming out in such a short period of time is remote. We don't hold positions overnight and we don't care about news events that come out once we are out of our trade. We are in and out quick and we know exactly where we stand at the end of the day. In our opinion, it is virtually impossible to do this kind of in-and-out trading with a stock or an option and be profitable over time. Sure, you can successfully grab a profit every now and then by luck in the stock and options markets but over the long term, you will be very disappointed at your overall trading results. If you don't believe us, go ahead and learn this lesson the hard way - but don't say we didn't warn you.
Q. What makes the TDI system and methodology so unique?
A. TDI takes a very conservative approach to day trading. We do not try to chase after the big moves that currencies make on a daily basis. Rather, we look to capture small moves, and, by doing that, we are in and out of our trades in very short periods of time, usually within 15 minutes to 1/2 hour from the time we enter a trade. We look to make smaller profits on each trade and we look to be consistently successful in doing so. We have found that when one begins to get greedy with this type of trading, that is when the problems begin. Our philosophy is that if you are looking to make more money with your trading, then look to increase the amount of capital that you trade with rather than the amount of points in profit that you seek to achieve. On the currencies, we generally look to achieve a 6 point profitable price movement after we enter a trade - even though the currencies have daily swings that are usually much more than 6 points . Since the currencies that we trade pay $12.50 for every point in movement, a person can trade with a small amount of capital and still hypothetically capture a good profit without the need to go for the bigger moves. Also, in going for the smaller moves, trading can be a lot less stressful since a 6 point move can be accomplished in a very short period of time. The key is knowing precisely when to enter and when to exit a trade for that 6 point movement. That is where the TDI system plays an important role in assisting the student in analyzing these price movements. To get a better idea of what makes TDI different and unique, attend a free live demonstration at our office and training center. We think that you will be pleasantly enlightened by what you see.
Q. Why would I want to day trade?
A. Day trading allows the trader to know exactly where he/she stands at the end of the day. There is a feeling of satisfaction that comes with successfully generating a profit in a short period of time. Since most of the trades are done in the morning hours, day trading allows for a lot of free time. Also, news events that come out after the markets are closed have no effect on day traders since we are out of the trades before the markets are closed. In fact, typically, we are out of a trade usually within 15 minutes to 1/2 hour from the time we get into it.
Q. How much capital do I need to trade?
A. Opening an account with a brokerage firm to trade is an easy process. To trade currencies, you do not need a large amount of trading capital. Typically, you will need approximately $1000.00 per currency contract to day trade. Some brokerage firms may require at least a $2000.00 minimum deposit to open an account to begin trading. Every 1 point in movement in this market is $12.50 as opposed to a stock where every 1 point in movement is only $1.00. One could easily start trading currencies with only 1 or 2 currency contracts. Of course, when trading in the markets, only risk capital should be used.
Q. What is covered in the training program?
A. Everything that you need to know in order to trade including: brokerage firms, placing orders, software indicator training, risk management, day trading rules, currencies, and the TDI trading methodology is covered in the training program. We start the program from square one and we assume that you have never had any trading experience at all. A manual is provided and all hands-on live training is held at our training center.
Q. Just what does the system do?
A. The system entails using a live data feed, which runs through your internet connection. As the market moves, the data is converted into a chart. The chart is programmed with indicators, which are calibrated to TRADING DYNAMICS' own settings and parameters. These indicators assist the student in identifying potentially profitable price movements in the currency markets, enabling the user to make intelligent and potentially hypothetically profitable decisions, thus taking a lot of the guesswork out of timing a trade. It makes no difference whether you are an old pro or just a beginner. The signals and outcome will be the same. This system is the result of many years of fine tuning.
Q. How successful is this system?
A. Currently, our system has been showing a 13 to 2 success rate in enabling us to correctly and accurately identify periods of upward and downward price movements based on hypothetical results of the methodology. Individual results can vary and past results are not an assurance of future performance. All TDI students are required to have at least an 85% success rate in correctly identifying periods of up and down price movements during their "paper trading" period before the training ends. We know of no other program with this kind of accuracy requirement and, as far as we know, this accuracy rate is unheard of anywhere else in the industry.
Q. Why are you passing the system along to other people?
A. Many people today would like to participate in today's world of high-tech day trading and would like to learn how to trade correctly, profitably, and consistently, but do not have a sense of direction as to how it should be done. Some people foolishly enroll in mass advertised fly-by-night training programs which require the purchase of useless software. They then look to identify trading opportunities using flashing lights or simple charts with no or useless indicators. These systems can allow one to profit in their trading every so often but they are simply useless as far as allowing an individual to identify profitable trading opportunities on a continuous and consistent on-going basis over the long haul. The traders at TDI enjoy getting other people involved in the excitement of professional, state-of-the-art trading. It's a lot more fun when others are in "the game" with you. We enjoy the camaraderie with our students and the feeling that goes along with helping others learn how to trade correctly.
Q. How long is the training period?
A. At TDI, the training does not end after the initial 2-day in-house training course - it just begins. Students are given permanent access to the TDI members only web site, which keeps students updated on important news. Students are also provided on-going support in that they can call our support line or e-mail us with questions during their paper trading period. This kind of hands-on support is essential to anyone just learning to understand technical analysis. You will need on-going live assistance. The continued support at TDI is another thing that differentiates us from many of the fly-by-night courses offered at hotel seminar rooms by companies located thousands of miles away where the support is offered via telephone usually by someone knowing very little about trading. Although most TDI students rarely need more than one or two months of continued on-going support, it is available to all students on an UNLIMITED continued on-going basis after the student completes the training program for as long as the student requires it.
Q. After I take the training program, is there anything else that I will have to purchase from TDI or any other advanced training that I will be asked to pay for?
A. Absolutely, positively, NONE. EVERYTHING that you will need to apply our methodology is fully covered in our training programs as well as all manuals, tools, and full on-going support. Unlike many other "mass marketed" programs that are offered which try to recommend additional "advanced" training courses and additional or "upgraded" software at additional fees a month or two after you have completed their program, the program at TDI is ALL- INCLUSIVE. ALL training and future upgrades to the program are INCLUDED with the TDI enrollment fee and there are NEVER additional fees required or recommended for any reason - EVER.
Q. Why does TDI prefer to trade the currency futures rather than the FOREX and what are the real differences between FOREX currencies and currency futures?
TDI prefers the futures currency markets because we are educated, smart, we know
better, and our objective is to make money. In our opinion, only fools attempt to take quick
profits in the forex markets and those who try find out very quickly that they
have made a big mistake. There are great differences between forex and futures and you should know all of the facts before you
trade. Although the TDI methodology can allow a person to easily identify price
movements in the
24 hour FOREX market it is really not the best place to be trading for the best
results due to the nature of the market itself and the brokerage firms that deal
in these currencies. The traders at TDI are smart enough to know this and this is the reason they prefer to trade the
regulated currency futures markets which are traded on the
Chicago Mercantile Exchange. There are some very valid reasons for this. First, the FOREX market is an unregulated market. Although many companies will tell you
that you can trade the FOREX market and pay no commissions, they usually conveniently fail to mention that there is usually a
3 to 5 point spread (and sometimes more depending on market conditions) that you
have to deal with in the FOREX market. What this means is that as soon as you enter a trade in the FOREX market you immediately and automatically lose
points right from the start. When you add a 5 point loss up it adds up to much more than a typical brokerage commission. Second, since the FOREX market is
unregulated, the brokerage firm may not always get you out of a trade at the price that it shows that it is currently trading at.
The trading may seem easy in a demo account but when you try going in with
actual funds, you will find out reality very soon. Third, every point in
profit on the FOREX market is substantially less that the $12.50 per point in profit which is fixed in the futures market and does not change. Fourth, the
futures market allows for quick in-and-out opportunities - usually in and out
within about 15 minutes. Not so with the FOREX market. Traders in that market
find that they need to stay in the market for long periods of time. Staying in
the markets for long periods of time can easily work against you because the
price can start to move in the opposite direction and the trader would not know
whether to get out or stay in. Also, in staying in the market for longer periods
of time such as 1 or 2 hours, you are subject to news events that can come out
that can quickly affect the price of the currency that you are in. By the time
the news comes out, you would not have time to react. Most traders trading the futures market can do one or two trades in the morning,
be in their trades for only a short period of time (approx. 15 minutes) and their day is done as far as trading goes.
We have found that this is the best way to trade these markets and this
conservative type of
trading is almost impossible to do in the forex markets.
The fact is that the FOREX market, in our view, is really NOT the best market for day traders. It is a market where banks and financial institutions buy currencies over a longer term in order to hedge themselves against losing market value in currency positions that they hold at their institutions. It is not really a good short term trading market for individual traders because it is very sporadic, highly volatile, and fast moving. Don't be deceived, as many uneducated people are. It is easy for someone to show you a chart where there are large moves in one day in a forex currency and then tell you that "you could have bought it here and sold it here and made a huge profit on that big move". But the fact is that you would never have been able to capture that large move because there is no indicator that would have told you that it was going to make that kind of move. What you are looking at is what happened "after the fact". The fact is that, although trading in a forex account may seem easy in a demo account, trading with actual funds is completely different and we believe that you will find that trying to profit over the long term with actual funds in the forex market is almost impossible due to the nature of it. We believe that you will find that your losses will well offset your gains. This is the reason that we prefer the futures markets. We can be in and out quick and not have to deal with the sporadic volatility and spreads. Many companies that promote FOREX trading do so because they can get a kick-back from FOREX brokerage firms which they are able to do because the FOREX market, unlike the futures market, is unregulated. TDI is strictly an educational company and has no "kick-back" relationships or any other kind of relationships with any brokerage firms nor does it profit in any way, shape, or form on the trading of any individual. We feel that this would be a conflict of interest. To get a full understanding of the differences between these markets, one should visit our office for a free live demonstration and see the differences first-hand. You won't make money in the forex market over time. If you don't believe us, go ahead and try - but don't say we didn't warn you.
Q. Can currencies be traded anytime, 24 hours per day?
A. Yes. TDI students learn to trade both the Chicago Mercantile Exchange currency futures markets and the 24 hour Globex market. Although many traders find it much easier just to get up in the morning, do a few trades and get their trading out of the way, some traders like to spend more time with their trading and they enjoy trading the after hours markets as well. Also, some people don't have the time to trade during the day because of conflicting time schedules. They also look to the after hours markets for profitable trading opportunities.
Q. What Are the Risks?
A. While any form of trading in any of the markets involves risk, we teach the student how to use stop loss orders when doing trades. This is a trading strategy used for many years by professional traders. Whenever one trades in the markets, however, only risk capital should be used and a licensed financial advisor should be consulted. A very small amount of capital is required, however, in order to trade in the currency markets as compared to many other markets.
Q. What about upgrades to the system and additional ad-on fees?
A. Once the student enrolls in the training program, the student is entitled to and provided with ANY AND ALL current and future upgrades that TDI makes to the system and program at NO additional charges or fees - EVER. The enrollment fee that the student pays for the system, training, and the included on-going support is a one time fee. There are NEVER any additional or on-going fees charged to the student by TDI for any reason. This is another aspect of TDI that differentiates us from many other educational companies. At TDI, what you see is what you get - NO surprises. All upgrades are included at no additional fees.
Q. Can my spouse take the training program with me?
A. Yes. Your spouse is welcome to take the course with you at NO additional fee. We have many husband/wife teams that enjoy trading together.
Q. Can I set the program up on more than one computer?
A. Yes. You can set the program up on more than one computer but you can only be on one computer at a time with it. You should set it up on your desktop and laptop. If you travel, you can trade anywhere you can log in to the internet. Many people have wireless modems on their laptop and can trade most anywhere.
Q. What If I don't have the time to watch my computer for a trade line-up, does TDI have an ALERT SYSTEM that will notify me in advance?
A. YES. TDI offers the automated T.I.P.S. ( Traders Instant Paging System ) alert system which sends out an alert via e-mail, cell phone, pager, or PDA to students. These alerts notify the student about 15 minutes in advance as to when they should go to their computer and log on to the TDI trading program to watch for a possible trading opportunity. With the T.I.P.S. alert system, the student does not need to be glued to the computer screen watching for the signals.
Q. Can I take the TDI training course on-line?
A. We believe that taking a course on trading on-line or by reading a book or via telephone or e-mail or webinar will prove to be a waste of time and money for you. There are simply some things that have to be shown to you live and through personal hands-on training. This, we feel, is the only truly effective way to correctly learn how to trade. We do things right. Learning to trade in a live environment will prove to be the most effective for you and you will be happy the you took your learning seriously enough to take advantage of our live hands-on training program. ALL OF OUR TRAINING CLASSES ARE HANDS-ON AND HELD LIVE AT OUR TRAINING LOCATIONS. We limit our classes to 4 people to provide each student with individualized instruction.
Q. Can I pay for the course with a credit card?
A. Yes. Please ask as to the cards that we accept.
Q. How do I get started?
A. You should start by scheduling an appointment to attend a free live demonstration of the system at our training center. We will give you a full explanation of the system and answer all of your questions. We are not salespeople. After leaving the TDI training center you will never be contacted by any salespeople. If, after viewing the live demonstration you do not feel that the system is for you, we wish you luck on whatever trading venture you do decide on. If you like what you see, as most people do, you may want to think about enrolling in our next available training program. Classes usually run every week. See the "SCHEDULE" page for current class schedules.
|Q. I have not
yet seen the TDI infomercials. Can I view one of them here?
A. Yes. Click the remote to the right.
This is not a prospectus; no offer on our part with respect to the sale or purchase of any securities is intended or implied, and nothing contained herein is to be construed as a recommendation to take a position in any market. It is possible that at this date or some subsequent date the officers, directors and/or shareholders of Trading Dynamics, Inc. and its affiliates own securities, or buy or sell securities mentioned in this publication or those not so mentioned. The intent of the TDI information supplied to the student is for informational purposes only. Trading Dynamics, Inc. is an educational training company that offers educational courses in computerized technical analysis as it applies to price movements in the financial markets. All content is for informational purposes only. We do not manage funds, offer financial advice, make trading recommendations, or advise anyone in taking positions in any market or in any security - the advice of which can only be performed by a registered financial advisor. Taking any position in any market with actual funds should only be done within the parameters of the advice and recommendation of a licensed, registered financial advisor. Trading in the markets has large potential rewards, but also large potential risk. Only risk capital should be used. You should consult a financial advisor and discuss and carefully consider the risks involved in trading, your financial condition, risk tolerance and suitability before trading in the markets with actual funds and prior to opening any brokerage account. The TDI course and trading methodology is for analytical and educational purposes to assist the student in the analysis of real-time intraday price action and does not predict price movements. Nothing on this site constitutes a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell securities or commodities of any kind. Performance can and does vary between individuals. Day trading in any market involves high risk. One should not trade in the markets with funds that he/she cannot afford to lose.
Any performance results listed and/or discussed on this site and in all marketing materials represent simulated computer results over past historical data and not the results of an actual account. Hypothetical or simulated performance results have certain limitations. Unlike an actual performance record, simulated results do not represent actual trading. Also, since the trades have not actually been executed, the results may have under-or-over compensated for the impact, if any, of certain market factors such as lack of liquidity. Simulated programs in general are also subject to the fact that they are designed with the benefit of hindsight. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those shown. Trading involves substantial risk and is not appropriate for everyone. The past performance of any trading methodology is no indication or guarantee of future results.