Ride Big Trends in Bull and Bear Markets

Trend following for the rest of us. Learn how to trade the big trends and how to grow your trading account consistently. Become profitable with proven strategies.

Matt thinking about trend following opportunities

What You’ll Get Here

After more than a decade of experience, I teach you how to become consistently profitable with trend following.

Just like you, I grew sick and tired of trading books and spending money on useless trading courses. None turned me profitable. All of them claimed to reveal exact tactics but either remained completely vague, or scalped arbitrary candlestick patterns for little profit. They lure you with a (rented) Lamborghini and brag about paper trading profits (while hiding losses).

These kids sell nothing but hot air! Here you’ll learn how the big money is made. I treat you like a real person who wants to succeed in trading.

We build a foundation together so you can trade with confidence for years to come. It took me a long time to get there, but with the trend following strategies and mindset I teach, you’ll grow your trading account like the big boys in a matter of weeks.

Keep reading because I share my track record below.

Why Trend Following?

Trend following is a wonderful business. There is no inventory to store in warehouses, nothing to ship, no customers to deal with, no marketing activities to plan. You don’t have to incorporate a startup and hustle your way through product-market-fit. You don’t have to fly around the world attending exhibitions or send out cold emails to secure new business.

Unlike real estate, trend followers don’t have to bother with reparations or tenants who can’t pay rent. There is no staff to recruit, and no litigations to deal with. Heck, you don’t need to deal with people at all.

There’s no hyperactive day-trading involved in trend following. You let the market do all the heavy work for you instead of sweating it out yourself day after day. Monitor your position once in a while and enjoy the rest of your time.

I know most of you have a day job. Trend following can be traded on the side because it focuses on big trends that last weeks to months. It eventually allows you to leave the workforce and retire early, like I did at 35.

All you really need to start trading is a good amount of starting capital, a good chair, broadband internet connection, and a proper screen.

What I Learned From My Trend Following Mentor

I started trend following in November 2007 after I stumbled upon an online forum post. I met my future trend following trading mentor there. This is what he messaged me when I asked if he could share links on how to read price action:

“I learned from observing price, observing how it moves, the speed at which it moves. It tells us a lot about any market. I made printouts of market data and studied it to understand why the market moved the way it did. Another thing that is very common of traders that consistently take a pounding is that they don’t understand the underlying current on why markets are moving. What is not sensible is to visit a website or read a book and expect to learn how to read price instantly.”

He was trading equity index futures that time. 3 contracts of the E-mini Dow (YM) and nothing else. He inspired me to focus on one instrument and trade it well. He didn’t pick tops or bottoms. He didn’t trade against the trend. He couldn’t even be bothered whether the market is overvalued or undervalued. He simply traded its trends, going with the flow, week after week. Huge trends. Just by watching price action.

He made me look at the market from an entirely different angle. I learned everything I could about how to read price action and the true nature of market movements — all without adding a single indicator whatsoever.

After having been mentored for a year, I sharpened my own trend following system further. I went onto a journey of self-discovery, finished my Business Administration studies and wrote a senior thesis on “The Psychology of Financial Markets”. Trend following became a focus topic which I studied vigorously. I found out that people are never rational due to their behavioral biases.

Most newbie traders that are very active fall apart and it’s not hard to understand why that is happening. They don’t see the big picture. They get mesmerized by every tick and rely heavily on volume. Obviously they start to overtrade, and scalp the market up and down. It’s all nonsense.

How I Traded the E-mini S&P 500

When I entered the workforce in 2011, I ran a public experiment in trend following the E-mini S&P 500 (ES). Read through my archived trading journal “ES Trend Following” on Elite Trader in which I accumulated $16,000 with one futures contract. It’s a case in point that you can trade profitably with a full-time job.

ES Trend Following trading performance on Elite Trader

All my thought processes are elucidated therein and I answered a lot of questions coming from other traders. It’s impossible to fake those trading profits because I posted live trades as they happened.

You will make money hand over fist if you maintain this risk reward profile

Real Guidance From a Real Trend Follower

The trend following system I trade today is even better. It’s full-fledged with individual components working together in harmony. I refined it over many years, believe me. One component is the modular principle of regression curves backed by the Law of Inertia.

Another component is the moving average bounce trading strategy. I frequently noticed that markets magically reverse at pre-determined levels. I teach you everything you need to know to make at least as much as I did in 2020:

Trading performance summary in 2020

My trend following system tackles the root cause of market movements, not arbitrary candlestick patterns. Tactics come and go, but what I teach you has no expiration date. With me at your side, you’re investing in a shortcut and you can look over my shoulders.

TradingView platform on MacBook

All strategies and tactics I share are well-structured, easy to understand and easy to follow. You’ll only buy strong markets that are moving higher and sell short weak markets that are moving lower.

I Will Solve Your Trading Problems

Start with a few simple trend following strategies to jumpstart your own success story. Enter your email address and I’ll send them over. Once you’re ready for more, drop me a line anytime and we can initiate individual mentoring sessions.