What happens when 11 traders gather in one house on the beach and trade together?
If you didn’t know, in addition to our live trading bootcamp, we also have a more exclusive mentorship program. This program is a very small group of dedicated traders. I work with them one on one to perfect their own trading style. We also meet every morning as a group to go over watchlists and stay in contact through the trading day.
Last week I had the honor of meeting them as they came down to my place in Florida for the week. The best part was they came from all over. Henrik from Finland, Simon from Sweden, Vince from New Jersey, Mrs. Jolley from Dallas, Cody from Venice, The Larkin sisters from Utah, Charles from Austin, Chris from Colorado, Billy from South Carolina, and Todd from New York.
It was great getting to know them on a more personal level and learning about all the interesting things they have done.
Henrik travelled through Asia after finishing school and competed in the World Fencing Championships.
Simon travelled through the USA going coast to coast on a Harley Davidson.
Vince was a top hairstylist on Madison Ave as a go to hairdresser for the rich and famous.
Mrs. Jolley built and sold her own business.
Cody works in the entertainment business and frequently travels through Europe and attended the Cannes Film Festival.
The Larkin sisters own a clothing store and have recently sold it.
Charles works for IBM and travels all around the world, selling servers to large businesses.
Chris owns his own software company.
Billy is a real estate developer and experienced the highs before the crash and lows after it and got through it all.
Todd is a corporate attorney in New York City and owns his own firm.
Meeting everyone and learning more about them made me realize how fortunate we are to be in a group of this calibre. Also, it made me think of the type of person that joins a more exclusive group and commits to it. They’re all confident individuals that have achieved success outside of trading and have always looked for a new journey or adventure. Whether it was starting a business or traveling around the world, normality isn’t in the cards for them.
Now they have looked to trading as their next mission and are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve the success they want. Henrik and Simon travelled 18 hours to come to my place. Others left their families and jobs. Overall it was an amazing week filled with lots of trading, learning, great conversations, and plenty of fun. We will definitely be bonded for life through this experience.
Here is the schedule we all did together:
Sunday we started off with a class on building watchlists and we discussed each other’s lists. Henrik also showed us how he tracks his trades.
Monday to Friday we woke up bright and early (Billy was always the first one up) and went through the morning gappers, narrowed down our watchlists, and started to trade. My housekeeper Wanda would make us all breakfast whether it was bacon and eggs or shrimp and grits.
As each of one of us was done trading for the day we would begin to make our way to the beach. Usually Charles or Cody would pack the cooler with drinks and we would have some fun.
Every night we would have class and go over everyone’s trades for the day. As the week went on, as a group we identified specific weaknesses in everyone’s trading and established accountability partners to make sure each person stuck to their own trading plan.
On Wednesday night I set up a bonfire on the beach and hired a company to cater food for us. It was a beautiful night by the fire especially once the s’mores came out.
All in all, it was a fantastic week.
If this sounds like something you would like to participate in then go to our Trader Assessment form and fill it out. We will contact you to discuss the details further and see if you’re the right fit. We don’t take everyone since it is a small group so we like to have a discussion and make sure it is the right fit for both of us.
Here are some more pictures from the week.