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Review of At The Open - An E-Mini S&P 500 Trading Course

Day Trade To Win – "At The Open" Trading Course

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Review of At The Open - An E-Mini S&P 500 Trading Course
Many traders often spend years trying to find a trading strategy or trading system that actually works consistently over time. There is no shortage of vendors offering trading systems for sale that make claims of spectacular profits, which may or may not be true. Even worse, many of these trading systems are “black box” where the trading rules are not revealed. I have been following a trading system that looks promising and is certainly worth a review. All the trading rules of the system are completely revealed.

DayTradeToWin.com offers an e-course or trading methodology, At The Open, which I have followed for a couple months and the results have been very positive. The trading strategy only trades the e-mini S&P futures contract and it usually wraps up trading early in the day. The trading signals are not overly complicated, which is an added plus. Actually, I had a good working knowledge of the methodology within a couple hours.

At The Open tends to get you into the market in the direction of the daily trend without chasing the market. Many of the trades are completed within a short timeframe for a quick profit. Discretion is left to the trader on whether he wants to take multiple signals throughout the day and use multiple exits on each trade.

The system has a high percentage of winners, which I always like. There is also a risk management component to the trading rules that keeps you in most of the trades, but you will occasionally get stopped out. DayTradeToWin.com provides a daily performance history of trades since June 2008 on their website.

The cost of At The Open is $597 and full disclosure of the trading rules are included. I was able to personally speak with the developer of the system, John Paul, and I like how his research disregarded many of the highly publicized indicators in favor of techniques used by professional floor traders. The cost of the course seems more than reasonable, especially if you find a system that stands the test of time. That remains to be seen, but I like what I have seen thus far. When you understand the logic behind these trading rules, it should also help you better understand how the markets work, as well as improving your trading.

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 5 out of 5
Works for Me, Member matthew59

I am a commercial painter by trade. Getting up on lifts, bending, spraying, lifting, etc. It gets old. Over the years, Iíve taken a number of risks trying to launch my own businesses. Nothing ever really panned out. A few years back, I considered day trading but didnít know where to start. I shelved the idea until the last year or so when my joints really started to bug me. I wanted a beginnerís course. Someone to show me the ropes from start to finish. Also, I wanted someone with a solid record. Let me tell you Ė if you havenít tried looking for a day trading teacher out there, go ahead and try it. Youíll be flooded with ďbest thisĒ and ďfree that.Ē Itís really hard to figure it all out. Whatís being offered, how much it is, whatís included, and if it even works. John Paul at Day Trade to Win was straightforward from the start. I took the $50 lesson to see what the mentoring program was like. John (the head guy) is direct and knows his stuff. If the trade isnít there, you just donít trade. If itís there, you trade. Itís simple and objective trading. In the lesson, he was able to teach me a method that has been very positive. But thatís only one method from the full eight week course. In the full course, class was once or twice a week. It started with the ATO and progressed to the Atlas Line and a bunch of other price action strategies. I found it was better to wait until the end before trading live. But I did practice sim trading throughout the program. I found the material taught towards the end of the course to be the most effective. It wraps together nicely. John was also willing to reschedule a couple of times due to appointments I had. Now on to the results. Iíve been trading live for about seven months with one contract in the ES. My total net profit / loss so far is $7,800. My highest single day loss was -$275 and that was my fault for not filtering out a news event. At this point, I havenít been able to give up the painting entirely. The results so far look sustainable and if they continue, I am going to consider adding another contract and switching to full time trader.

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