Course Update

[dc]I[/dc] want to take a moment today to share a bit about the trading course I am creating. For those of you who someone have escaped my barrage of tweets and posts and don’t know about it, I have just started what will eventually be at least a 14 week, completely free trading course. There is no upsell, no hidden “advanced” course, nothing to buy—I simply wanted to create a course that laid out a path to learn and assimilate much of the information I put in my book. (The book, by the way, would be a helpful addition to the course, but certainly is not required. I’m making every effort to make the course self-contained and complete.)

We are on week two of the course, and, I hope I can say this without sound arrogant, the content has exceeded all my expectations. I am particularly excited about the psychological component; rather than simply talking about biases and quirks of thinking (which are very important, that’s the academic side of the problem), I also give you concrete tools and procedures for addressing these problems and shaping your own trading psyche. As far as I know, this has never been done before in a trading course, and I’m looking forward to seeing the change this will make for people who take the work seriously. (As an aside, I can see that the market and math-related videos are being watched about twice as much as the psychology. If you’re doing this, I think you’re making a mistake. For most people, the psychological parts of the course are probably more important than the technical “stuff”.)

If you haven’t been working through this material with us, I’d like to extend an invitation to you. I expect to have people moving at their own pace, so just start, and work along, giving yourself time to absorb the material. Though I’ve laid it out in one week segments, some people may want longer to absorb the material, and I don’t think that’s a mistake. I also hope to build a dynamic community of people working on and thinking about trading problems, so I’ve also started a forum to accompany the course material. (I goofed and had to reset the forum, losing a week’s posts, but better to make those mistakes now than months down the road I suppose.) I hope this information and the way it is presented can make a difference for some people. Maybe it will give some traders some new tools and ideas to add to their already working investment processes, or maybe it will help some avoid a few of the pitfalls and mistakes that await the developing trader. Either way, I think there is tremendous value here and I hope you will join us for the adventure.


Adam Grimes has over two decades of experience in the industry as a trader, analyst and system developer. The author of a best-selling trading book, he has traded for his own account, for a top prop firm, and spent several years at the New York Mercantile Exchange. He focuses on the intersection of quantitative analysis and discretionary trading, and has a talent for teaching and helping traders find their own way in the market.