I've never traded his method, but I did do quite an extensive trial with him and was considering him at one point. It just hasn't worked out so far.
If you're looking for something mechanical and not a lot of subjectivity, then this is one to consider. His signals to take a trade are pretty detailed, and if everything lines up you take it, and if it doesn't you don't. Each trade is highly qualified. If one thing doesn't line up, you don't take it. First thing he does is determine if there is a trend, and he has his way of doing that. If it isn't currently trending, he won't trade. He teaches during the trials, so he may miss trades because he is teaching. When you first start training (sim of course), you take all trades if everything lines up. Once you gain experience taking the signals, then the only thing he introduces that does add subjectivity to the trades are S/R levels. He shows you how to draw them up pre market, and if a trade is close to a S/R level, then you may not want to take the trade.
The best thing to do would be take one of his week trials if he still gives them. And oh yeah, be there on time each morning or you will be called out. : )
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I bought his coarse and spent 3 months in his room and wasn't impressed. First you spend all day waiting for a pull back and if market ES runs 20 pts in one direction you still may NOT have a set up. He only teaches to trade pull backs... Never met anyone that was successful just trading pull backs and not with trend break outs. He demonstrates his technique from SIM 101 account and dosen't trade with real money. I asked him if he makes his money from live trading or from education. He said he makes more money from trading and education is helpful with his taxes. All BS if he teaches from 8 to 1130am every day and then travels and does webinars in afternoon then when does he actually trade. Little disappointed that I waste 2k.
Adam Grimes thinks trading pullbacks is one of the most attainable edges (given other qualifications) a trader can find in the market. I'd assume the vendor was trading concurrently aside from the SIM chart, just to hide account details. I don't know. That part doesn't make sense to me from a transparency/accountability angle.
As for waiting, I think that's actually a hallmark of successful traders from everything I have read. You buy/sell when the setup meets strict criteria that indicate you are more likely to be right than wrong. Now if he's trading counter trend and not entering at the end of pullbacks, in the direction of the trend, then I'd absolutely agree with you.
However, not catching the full run of 20 pts is hindsight analysis. You just need to regularly get a piece of that and cut the losers short, and you'd be a prince.
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