by Gavin M.
I always love getting e-mails. I present to you the top questions of 2015 (so far anyway):
Why are your classes expensive?
If you look at Amplify, SMBU and other schools out there, I am quite sure (and I checked!) they are more expensive. We have a more personalized approach. We take in only 5 students per cohort. Back in the day when we just started this gig, we were charging $1,500 per class but people did not take it seriously. Raise the prices, they will take it seriously because it's significantly more moolah.
If you're so good, why do you teach?
I, Gavin, have stopped teaching since 2014. Why? I'm not the most patient of guys out there. I tend to shout at my students. We don't market our classes aggressively year round. Only in the spring/summer when things are slower and our instructors have time. We are full time traders. So classes are only on a "when we're free" basis. Think of it this way, who would you rather be your teacher? A guy who teaches trading but does not trade or a trader who always trades and goes out of his/her way to teach? That's some serious zen there brah!
How long are the classes?
I believe there is a video that talks about that. So get off your lazy bum and go to our info page!
Will I be successful after your classes?
This is my favorite question. Does getting a degree at Harvard make you a millionaire? I don't think so. I know plenty of Ivy League graduates scraping by with $100K a year. So that question comes loaded and the answer lies within yourself. Are you not going to be lazy as F and are you going to work diligently to achieve your goals? That would be the better question. We can only give you a "degree" in trading, what you do with that is entirely up to you. If I could sue Berkeley for giving me my engineering degree, I would! haha!
Why should I take your classes and not somewhere else?
Homie, you don't have to take our classes. You can go somewhere else. This is a free country, last time I checked. Maybe, semi-free but who knows.
Are your classes really good?
My second favorite question. Do you go to a Ford Dealership and ask the Ford Salesman, "Hey brah, are your cars really good?" I think you can answer that. There is no answer in which it wouldn't be misconstrued as being biased.
How soon after your classes will I be profitable?
A survey among our 100+ student shows this: it has averaged about 7-8 months. We've had people do well after 3 months. We've had people struggle a bit and finally get the game after 16 months. It's all dependent on you as a student. It's for the same reason some people get As or Bs on the final exam and some get Cs.
What classes do you offer?
Forex. Futures. Stocks w/ Options.
How are classes delivered?
Via WebMeeting + Skype (for backup) and if those don't work, we can do a teleconference. All classes are recorded. All class documents and notes provided to you. Futures updates are available to you for free, at no cost.
Will your classes be enough for me to jumpstart my trading career?
We would like to think so. So I'll say Yes.
If I were to hire you Gavin to teach me, how much would it cost?
It would be 5 figures + a trip to Aruba. So in short, you can't afford me. But if you truly think you can, please message me. However, why would you spend that much when our instructors teach exactly what I do at the same time, I went to the same trading school with these instructors!
What is your trading Account Size?
I have $2M in my trading accounts combined. I don't deploy more than $30,000 on any stock option trade unless the going is good. For example when I daytrade AAPL I deploy only $6,000 (max) of my capital to buy 40-60 options. If I lose all of my $2M, that's when I'll throw in the towel and quit this gig. No joke.
What is the average account size of your students?
It's all over the place. Smallest was $1K. Biggest was $10M. It all depends on you really and what you trade.
Do you have former students who make more than you?
LOTS. I know a lady from San Bernardino who is in her sixties. She makes about $6,000 to $12,000 a day on her daytrades. Now that takes serious cojones.
I currently don't have the money. What do you think I should do?
Make more money? I think? I don't know. Go get a religion.
I am a high school student, aspiring to be a trader. Any good advice?
Yeah, go lose your virginity first. You got to be a man before you get into this high stakes world of manipulation.
I can be a dick. I am a jerk. But I tell it how it is. No mincing of words. No sugarcoating. I am just straight up honest with people. Some prefer it. Some don't. But that's life. Life's not fair. Either learn to live with that or do something else. :)
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