Services Frequently Asked Questions
Why are you doing this? Aren’t you making enough money off trading?
There are a number of reasons why I decided to offer select services to traders and none of them has anything to do with not making enough money from trading. The first and foremost reason is that I genuinely enjoy helping people. Trading full-time can be an isolated profession and by helping others, I feel like I have the chance to make a positive impact in someone’s life. This, in turn, makes me live a more fulfilling life.
The second reason is relatively self-centred: by helping others, I need to be on top of my game. Be focused. This focus allows me to perform better myself and keep improving my own trading. It’s one thing to make bad trading decisions on my own but if I’m teaching others, this is not an option. I want everyone who enrols in my programs to get as much value as possible out of it. In short: helping others forces me to be the best trader I can possibly be.
Can you show me your track record?
My weekly outlooks show how I trade, with around 4 setups each week that I believe have the most potential for the upcoming week. These weekly outlooks always feature reviews of the setups of last week (regardless of the outcome of trades) and they’re the best way to validate how my setups actually turned out.
Do you offer secure payment? How does it work?
Every payment will be handled through a secure connection. Once you’ve agreed to enrol in one of my services, I will send you a link to make the payment through Paypal. It will clearly indicate the amount (as listed on the Services page) and who you’re paying to, no hidden fees or requirements.
What will happen with your site? Will you still publish free content?
Absolutely! Smart Forex Learning has been and will always be a place to learn about forex trading and the articles will remain free to read. Additionally, I will keep on publishing free content on a regular basis.
The services I offer are supplemental to this content in a sense that they will allow traders a more focused and personalised approach to learning how to trade. However, the bulk of the site will always remain free!
I’m an absolute beginner, are your services useful to me?
Yes! If you’re an absolute beginner or have limited experience, I would recommend you either start with the trade consultancy session or the mentoring program. This will allow you to quickly make big steps in the right direction and not lose your valuable time browsing the internet in the hopes of finding something worthwhile.
As a beginner, I will guide you from the start with building a solid trading plan, using trading journals, getting a trading routine that works for you and creating a trading strategy that fits your personality. This will give you the best chance to make it as a trader, even though you are just starting out!
What currency pairs do you trade?
I use a currency list of around 35 currency pairs + some commodities and indexes. These include all majors, some minors and some exotics. I scan this list weekly for setups, which then becomes my watchlist for the upcoming week.
What’s your trading style?
I am mostly a swing trader, which means that I’ll look for setups on either the 1H, 4H or daily time frames and usually hold positions from a few hours to a few days. I make extensive use of price action and employ very little indicators on my charts. Anyone who enrols in either a trade consultancy session, the mentoring program or the trade advisor program will get an overview of my chart settings and indicators I use.
What software do you use?
I use both cTrader and MetaTrader 4 as trading terminals. For charting, however, I solely rely on TradingView.
Trade Advisor: how many trade setups do you publish?
This will depend from week to week. On average, I have around 10 trade ideas per week, with about 1/3 to 1/2 of them actually materialising into a trading opportunity. There is no fixed minimum or maximum, as the number of trade plans depends on how well my systems work in the current market conditions.
Trade Advisor: do you provide actual trading signals?
You will get the same trading setups I am watching, often with the entry trigger levels that enable you to see when a setup materialises into a tradable opportunity. I will tell you the price alerts I have set. I don’t believe in trading signals since they don’t teach traders how to analyse the market themselves. Instead, you become a copier and that has never been my intention with the trade advisor program.
As you get my setups, you will learn to see the market as I see it and discover which setups are worth taking. By applying your own rules on trade management, I am convinced that you will progress much faster into a trader that can find these setups on their own. After all, my goal with the trade advisor program is that eventually, you won’t need my help anymore to trade successfully.
When are you available for the Skype sessions?
I’m currently living in Japan, which means that the hours I’m usually available are from 8 am to 6 pm GMT +9. As I sometimes travel for longer periods of time, this might change but I will always try to accommodate you and find the best time that works for the both of us.
How will the consultancy and mentoring sessions be conducted?
Once you’re enrolling in either the trade consultancy session or the mentoring program, I will first ask you to fill in an online form that gives me some information about your current skill level, trading experience, specific focus points you want to work on and more.
Based on this, we will plan an initial consultancy session at a time that is convenient for you. This session will happen on Skype, screen sharing will be used on my side whenever needed.
Still have questions? Contact me!