Forex Trading Workshop
Presented by Gabriel Grammatidis

 

Learn to Trade Three Forex Trading Systems with an Edge

Have you seen the headlines about currency rate fluctuations?
Does trading Forex seem different enough from your current market that you've stayed away from it?

 

Join us for this three-day workshop and leave prepared to trade the system right away.

 

Plus, we now offer two days of live Forex trading so you can trade the systems alongside Gabriel

 

 



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The Opportunity

Over the coming years, Van Tharp foresees excellent trading opportunities in the currency market because of several big-picture forces. Primarily, central banks will continue their attempts to influence the relative value of their currencies against other currencies. Combine that with the imbalances caused by trade and debt levels and we have a currency market that promises to remain lively for some time to come.

 

Add to this attractive volatility one important, very practical and positive point for individuals: Forex has evolved into a market in which individual investors can trade efficiently. That wasn't always the case. It used to make little sense for individual traders to trade currencies because you had to have a significant amount of capital to open a Forex trading account, which were only available at big money-center banks. The emergence over the last decade, however, of “smaller” currency brokers with electronic platforms and a broad base of retail traders has made the Forex market very accessible and easy to navigate for individuals. This large group of retail traders has complemented the ever-existent institutional trading to create an even larger and more liquid market for currency exchange. Think about complementing your stock, ETF or options trading/investing with Forex - an asset class of its own.

 

Van Tharp Institute clients have been requesting a Forex trading workshop consistently for the last few years. Now we're proud to present a three-day workshop that will show you what it takes to trade Forex and send you home with three trading systems—and even a good amount of hands-on trading experience through simulation. Plus two days of add-on live trading if you choose!


The Instructor

Your presenter, Gabriel Grammatidis, is a professional Forex trader who has worked very closely with Van Tharp over the last years. Gabriel now wants to share some of his best trading systems with you. He has a passion in teaching people and seeing them grow in many aspects of their lives.

 

Gabriel has a varied and fascinating background. Since his adolescence he enjoyed trading/investing part-time trading options, stocks and ETFs. His passion for the capital markets led him, after his degree in business administration, to seek a job in the Asset Management industry. He has been working for PIMCO and a top 5 global investment manager for over ten years. Gabriel decided to pursue his passion for trading and personal development by leaving his successful financial career and enrolling in Dr. Tharp’s Super Trader program. In the program, he had to unlearn most of what he’d been taught and adopt new ways of thinking that would allow him to start winning consistently in his trading. Gabriel graduated in 2010 from the Super Trader program, and, since then trades full-time the Forex markets.

 

Born in Switzerland of Greek and German parents, Gabriel has always felt a natural attraction to the international nature of currency trading. Growing up in Germany, he’s worked and traveled extensively outside the Euro zone. Now he lives partly in Europe and South America from where he trades the Forex markets. The 24-hour Forex spot (cash) market allows him to choose various trading timeframes (from 5min to Daily charts) and to trade at times of the day that best fit his lifestyle.

 

Course Content

The Theory: All You Need to Know About Forex

 

Gabriel will spend most of the workshop teaching his trend-following systems. The first half day is spent to go over the specifics of trading the Forex market and cover such topics as:

  • Why trade Forex?
  • What are the advantages and drawbacks of trading Forex versus other instruments?
  • What are the main market characteristics, and who are the Forex market participants?
  • What methods work best in the Forex market?
  • All you need to know about Forex trading sessions and the currency pairs.
  • How are Forex chart characteristics different than stocks or futures?
  • What do you look for in a Forex broker? What do you avoid?
  • Why Forex may actually be the best market for new traders to learn trading.
  • What are the trading edges that work in Forex?

The Method

 

Gabriel will discuss a number of Forex trading ideas at his workshop and teach three specific trading systems. All three are trend-based; you can see the price action patterns in the price charts. His systems can be traded in various timeframes and can be traded across a wide range of currency pairs. Gabriel’s preferred style is swing trading using primarily 15-minute, 60-minute and 240-minute candle charts. His trades usually tend to evolve over a timeframe of anywhere from several hours to a couple of days (or even weeks, in the case of strong trends).

 

The Systems

 

All three systems are based on the concept of trend-following. Each system is based on similar “ingredients,” but each has a different recipe to capture a different part of the trend. Consequently, the systems are complementary to each other and together offer several trading setups nearly every day of the year.

 

Chart

 

Gabriel’s first system, which he developed while in the Super Trader program, is his most mechanical system. It has a high win rate and takes advantage of a common trend occurrence—breakout failures. Watching 15-minute charts and trading only the most liquid currency pairs, the system finds more than 100 trades per year. Gabriel trades it strictly by the rules and is confident that someone with the programming skills could turn it into an automated trading system.

 

His second system is based on price breakouts, which are very easy to spot on the charts. This system requires a bit more experience to trade profitably than his first system. It has a lower win rate of around 50%, but generates more trade setups, resulting in similar system performance results.

 

Gabriel's third system requires more "hands-on" attention. It uses tight stops, so it has the lowest win rate of his three systems. However, because it provides about 200 trades per year (just on the big currency pairs), it is the most profitable and prolific system for traders with some experience and discretion.

 

The Results

 

With System Quality Number™ scores of between 3.7 to over 4.7, all of Gabriel’s systems rank in the "Excellent" category in Van’s trading system classification! You can use position sizing™ strategies to achieve your trading objectives more easily with systems that have a high SQN score. When you get back home, you can adapt the systems to different currency pairs, shorter time frames, longer time frames, or even to different markets! Gabriel himself has started trading these systems on Gold, Silver and Oil futures contracts, the German DAX index and less liquid Forex pairs with similarly strong results. He also trades them with timeframes as short as a 20-tick chart and as long as end-of-day prices. You have plenty of flexibility to adapt the systems so they fit you.

 

Here's what one attendee wrote about his experience trading the systems at home:

 

"Firstly Gabriel's systems are quite a remarkable edge, and the expectunity is much higher than claimed. Taking out trader inefficiency, after the second month I have been able to replicate Gabriel's own results in terms of win rate, expectancy and SQN. 

 

This is the sort of superperformance I always dreamed of. 

 

I have a feeling of "my search is over" with regard to looking for new systems and trading ideas, and I have a framework for monitoring my own performance in spiritual/emotional as well as mechanical terms. I no longer have time to waste, I have a very clear idea of what needs to be done to improve my trading and I am motivated to achieve my goals.

 

I am a dramatically improved trader right now, and I have Gabriel to thank for it. I consider myself an accomplished system builder and there is no way I could ever come up with a system as well thought out as Gabriel's. It is a testament to the super trader process, which I follow faithfully.

 

Gabriel has been extremely helpful after the seminar also, critiquing my trades, and I am extremely grateful to have met him."

—Scott P., Trader from Australia

Practice the Rules for Each System in the Workshop

 

Have you ever attended a trading workshop that taught a lot of methodology and a bunch of rules, only to find that you had trouble trading it when you got back home because you had so little experience with it? Gabriel had that experience and wants to better prepare the traders at his workshop.

 

Students in his course come away with a solid understanding of the trading process because they practice the setups, entries and exits in groups with other students in the class. Gabriel makes extensive use of a trading simulator (live history replay) with which actual trades are traded in class as if “live.” So you leave the workshop already having a good idea on how to trade the systems.

 

After a thorough review of each system, he slowly walks you through a number of trades on each system that has multiple time frame charts—basically the same screen setup that Gabriel uses to identify setups, entries and exits. All of these trades use recorded historical data run on a software system that reproduces the price charts from the date and time in the live market. You will be able to watch the setups happen as he explains how to get ready for and make the entry, and then how to get ready for and make the exit. After walking the class through several simulations, Gabriel involves the students in the decision process for pattern detection, entry and exits as the acquire competence.

 

When you get home, you’ll already have a good sense of trading each system—which means you’ll have a running start. And just to be sure, Gabriel provides everyone with pages of additional example trades to take home and study.

 

Trader Feedback from Gabriel's Workshops

"The best aspect of the course was the knowledgeable, accessible instructor."—Harold.G, Las Vegas, NV

 

"I am a Forex trader, and I thought Gabriel did an excellent job introducing everyone to Forex."—Anonymous, Melbourne, Australia

 

“Very quality documentation and presentation technology… I didn’t expect I would learn as much as I did.”—Robert Allen, Fountain Hills, AZ

 

"The best takeaway was the workbook, which will allow me to review and trade the system."—Rick F., Tampa, FL

 

“I loved the class and would recommend.”—Terry Hudgins, Farmville, VA

 

"The course dispelled my erroneous beliefs about the Forex market, and there is a definite nugget by integrating simulation into the course."—John G.,Melbourne, FL

 

“These are thoroughly tested and proven systems, with quantified, proven results.”—Jim Cook, Waterville, ME

 

"Before the workshop, I thought Forex was too risky for trading, but now I can see myself trading Forex. I would like to attend a longer workshop with Gabriel."—Peter W, New York, NY

 

"I think the structure is great for learning—basic information, system description, examples, and then live-trading the simulator. Do more of these."—Jan S., Madrid, Spain

 

The best aspect of the course was...

“Expertise of instructor; his accessibility and clear answers to questions, use of many charts, real-life examples.”—Kathy McGuire, Asheville, NC

 

“The well-organized workbook and the live simulator really helped my understanding of the concepts… The instructor did a great job organizing the course, as well as teaching the course.”—Anonymous

 

“Live-trade walkthroughs and associated discussions.”—Peter Shearing, Australia

 

“Learning 3 specific, tested systems in a new (to me) market (FX).”—Daniel Taylor, Dallas, TX

My biggest surprise from the course was...

“That all of the expectations I had were met or exceeded (I actually created an expectation list prior to arriving).”

 

"The logic of rule-based trading-- how effective and simple it actually is." - Renato Reyes, Phillippines

Videos

Watch these trading videos, in which Gabriel explains trades taken based on the systems he teaches:

 

Playlist

Additional Resources

Article: Gabriel Discusses Forex Trading, Part One and Part Two

Article: Interview with Gabriel

Article: Busted Breakouts in Forex

Article: Three Upcoming Currency Opportunities

Article Yen Crossing Opportunities

Article: Reading Psychological Footprints for Low-Risk Ideas

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