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.

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Daniel Martin

    Hi Adam,
    thanks for doing this! Mightily impressed with the format and contents of the course so far. Most other players would be selling it for several hundred (or thousand) bucks. I am not surfing the internet as much for new content as I did during my formative trading years but I am certainly not missing this one.

    1. Ben

      Thanks for beating the drum Adam.. I loved the brutal honesty of your book but have been swamped and haven’t gotten to the course yet. Glad to hear I am not too late. Looking forward to the psychological aspects in particular. Cheers,

      1. Adam Grimes

        Not at all too late. Take your time.

    2. Adam Grimes

      Thanks Daniel… yes my goal was simply to make a trading course that was the equal of anything out there, at any price… and it’s possible to pay $20k for multiple trading “courses” if you aren’t careful. Enjoy the course and thank you!

  2. Kadnarastes Samocetisekazati

    Thanks for this course, high level and free, it is like God’s gift. Start to use course material and home work.

  3. Rein Ludwig

    Hi Adam,
    I find your way of discussing probability in the context of a decision tree very insightful. Analyzing and extending this model shifted my thinking of how patterns have to be detected out of mostly random “noise”; the arora game is both enlightening and depressing. When I now look at my daily forex charts and attempt to make sense of their structures I wonder if my brain will every develop the needed plasticity to sense the nodal transition probabilities with inhomogeneous spatial and temporal distributions, not to mention dynamic feedback and feedforward loops. I’m teasing you.
    Keep it up,

    1. Adam Grimes

      You will be happy to know I assumed (or hoped) you were joking before you said so. 😉 Thanks!

    2. A_Joe

      Good One,Rein 🙂

  4. Mike K


    Thanks for the course. It is exceptional so far.
    Looking forward to more!!!


  5. A_Joe

    Hello AHG …

    Thank You for the Update – I have been Receiving the said error Post Login for quite few days Now “503: Service Temporarily Unavailable …Too many IP addresses accessing one secure area! Please contact Support if you need assistance.” …
    Till I get access to site & 2nd week .. I am continuing with Manual Chart update .. Thank You One again.

    1. Adam Grimes

      The system allows you to log in from up to 5 unique IP addresses per user ID per 30 days. Maybe you have a dynamic IP? I changed the restriction to more IPs so you should be ok now. Let me know if you run into this again. Thank you!

      1. A_Joe

        Am able to Login …. The Site upgrade looks amazing !!!!!! Thank You Very Much Sir for Your Prompt Help & Guidance

      2. A_Joe

        Yes ! I am into it again since last 2 days (Same screen with same message), Request Your Help again
        I am accessing the site from same Laptop ( No Dynamic IP ).

  6. Rein Ludwig


    Your discussion of how the moving average is changing during price action is very helpful. Most books gloss over this important point. It used to irritate me greatly when I read these wonderful arguments about trading cross-overs, for example the 10 and 20 period exponential moving averages, until I realized they only make sense post-mortem.

    Accepting the unreliability of the Fibonacci ratios was less of problem in my learning. I believe this must have been due to reading Al Brook’s book; he came to the same conclusion based on many years of active trading.


  7. Erika

    I too joined at the beginning of this month and unexpected things come up. Want to start, the psychological is really important to me and getting over procrastination. Thank you Mr. Grimes for providing such training.

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