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First and foremost, the following vision for the FX365 Institute and its students is wholly my personal view as a student and instructor.

Why the change from two trading products to one?  In my opinion, the answer is simple—to more  quickly than ever before bring all of our students to higher levels of success as professional Forex currency traders.

Technically, the school’s reinvigorated mission statement is to get our students into real money accounts sooner, and, up the lot ladder faster.  Ideally, by the end of year one, we’d like to see our students earning at least $1,000 a month in their Forex trading accounts and be on their way to $100 PIPs and beyond in year two.

So, what can our students expect as they are taught the Market Maker course employing the SMP trading software?

Certainly, we WealthSmart traders will, no doubt at first, go through a period of adjustment and uncomfortableness.  It’s sort of like putting on a new high collar dress shirt and shiny new shoes.  Initially, the collar might cause a little neck irritation and the shoes might feel a bit stiff to the feet; but, in time, these sartorial changes can ‘make you look like a million dollars.’  With the changeover to SMP, I believe it will not ‘make you look like a million dollars’ … but … perhaps … ‘make you a million dollars.’

What else?  Certainly SMP offers more trading choices.  As a major advocate of WealthSmart’s moment in momentum trading, I want to assure everyone that you can do precision moment in momentum trading with SMP, and, if you choose, you can extend your trades because SMP helps you see the Market Maker’s price targets and you may decide to go along for the ride.  Taking SMP trading one step further, you can even decide to go beyond intra-day trading and do inter-day swing trading if that suits you.  More choices, that’s a good thing.

Finally, as I see it, two really big game changers.  First, with the SMP software, we now have a map with which to see each Market Maker business cycle play out.  Many retail traders, by placing entry orders, provide the Market Makers with a map of where their entries, stops and profit-limits are located.  We now get to turn the table on the Market Makers and to some degree get to see their entries, stops and profit-limits.  This is a game changer.

The second game changer, as I see it, gives us the ability to speed up our learning curve.  How?  WealthSmart did not allow hindsight or historical studies of the charts because its indicators are signals that change size, color, shape and location.  SMP does allow hindsight, that is, historical studies of the charts because it uses locations to provide information on Market Maker actions.  Locations on a map don’t change.

I say … WOW!  If we choose, we can do some homework called ‘back testing (looking left).’ We can invoke ‘hindsight is 20/20’ and look back at prior Market Maker business cycles of  accumulation, manipulation and profit release using SMP’s location tools (boxes, dots, average price, best price, liquidity lines, grid lines).  We can learn to read Market Maker maps that will help us find the gold.

So, let’s see … more choices in our trading, a map to help us navigate the Market Maker landscape, and the ability to personally speed up our learning process.  The ‘long and short of it’ is clear—the school’s getting better at what we teach so that our students get better at trading.  This is a win-win outcome.

Ira Barnes

ira.barnes@fx365i.com