I wanted to create a helpful page for all of you who are on a similar path that I am on. To change careers from your current job to becoming a full time day trader. The end goals are financial freedom, quality of life and tangible reward for your efforts. I have put together an ever evolving list here of resources that have helped me on this path and become a better trader.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
TopstepTrader: Become a Funded Trader.
This is where you go if your are ready to change your life. This is where I went and still am. If you feel that you are ready to take the Trading Combine and test for a funded account then here is where to do it. You will be refunded the combine fee upon completion. Pay no capital contribution to trade (don’t risk your own money!). Keep 80% of your profits and be able to trade from anywhere, anytime you want. For those like me without the finance degree or the ability to just leave your current job, this is the only trading firm out there that will allow you your foot in the door for a career trading. Why I Trade For TopstepTrader
BEST STOCK ALERT
K Capital Advisors is the perfect subscription service and stock alert service for my way of life and trading.
It is reasonable priced and uncluttered with a mesh of different watch lists to flip through daily. Straight forward, simple alerts and swing trades. Excellent video library for education. MOST RECOMMENDED
Profit.ly by Tim Sykes
Learn to trade volatile equities and penny stocks through Tim Sykes and his other Gurus. Use the Profit.ly free platform to track your personal trades and review your performance. Visit my Honest Review of Tim’s Subscription Service for more details.
There are two DVD’s I absolutely recommend if your are interested in trading Equities.
“Learn Level 2” – If you want to trade stocks you need to learn to read the Level 2 information. This DVD outlined its components and how to read the order flow.
“How To Make Millions” – An all encompassing DVD of Tim’s strategies as well as others. Proceeds from this DVD get donated to charity. This is his best DVD to date.
I took some of Hubert’s strategies and worked them into my own when I first started out trading Futures. I will never try to copy somebody’s strategy completely, because it just wont work for everyone. But pick and choose. Hubert’s has a lot of free material online but from time to time he offers an exceptional paid webinar. An all around funny guy and passionate educator. Hubert’s latest webinar promotion will demonstrate how traders can profit from the coming financial meltdown.
Dr. Barry Burns of Top Dog Trading offers a lot of free trading education. This is a 5-Day mini series he uses to promote his full courses. If you enjoy and learn from the free education than maybe you give his programs a shot. I personally use his modified Slow Stochastic indicator on my trades. He is another that I have picked bits of trading strategies from. Dr. Barry Burns has offered a unique discount to my readers. The offer contains is first two trading courses at a discounted price as well as his video newsletter. Click Here For Descriptions of Top Dog Trading Courses at a Discount.
Barchart Contract Specifications: This is the all in one resource for checking futures contract specifications, tick values and contract expiration.
CMEgroup: The official source of information related to Futures and the Chicago Exchange. I use this to check conrtract volume and contract specifications.
Investing.com: I use the app daily to track financial news and the markets when I am on the go or working the”other” job.
ForexFactory Calender: Easy to use, detailed financial calender I use on every big report day.
TopstepTrader Chat Room: I am in the chat room every day I trade. True professionals trying to help eachother succeed.
Profitly Chat Room: For trading Equities, subscription based access. Select your guru first. I suggest Tim Sykes or Superman.