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  • Wheeler Riley posted an update 2 years, 5 months ago

    Rating trading rooms has become the latest news in the world of e-mini trading. Oddly enough, I needed spent hardly any of the last 8 years investigating other trading sites or mentoring programs. Out of the blue, Dean Handley starts a trading room rating service relying on his personal methodology with very mixed results plus a tepid reception through the e-mini trading community. Hot on his heels was Emmett Moore, at tradingschools.org, who began a campaign for transparency in trading rooms; he wanted proof which the vendor was actually trading, was transparent in showing his DOM, and redacted brokerage statements proving the operator had not been only trading but trading profitably.Coming from the onset, permit me to point out that trading rooms are basically places for many who either don’t prefer to trade alone (retail trading may be a lonely business) or don’t want to learn to trade. That being said, this establishes an excellent chance for an investing educator to produce a fast buck off from an inexperienced trader or maybe the trading operator has the option of making the area a spot where people can share a number of ideas and also make a few bucks. After reading more reviews than I care to admit, I found myself dismayed to uncover a number of trading rooms simply are substandard. Is things i think an excellent room should have:The lead trader should be trading with members of the room: It appears where there are a large number of Gap trading room the place that the moderator is not going to actually trade but instead provides an ongoing monologue concerning the merits of trading at this level or that level but never actually specifies specific entries and exits. This reminds me in the President’s ”State with the Union” speech along with the news commentary that follows. Which is to say that a group of talking heads hashes over just what POTUS says and explains it to the audience; either the networks have a very low opinion of public education or desperately must fill the atmosphere with willy-nilly blather about something I just listened to and understood.Without a DOM up traders cannot see the best places to enter and exit: The DOM is definitely the heart of your trading experience and proof on the room members that you are not really a commentator but somebody who actually understands tips on how to trade. Of course, the danger for the room operator is that he/she might not perform well and so lose members with a rapid rate. One common complaint I hear around my room is the fact that basically no rooms show a DOM, so it will be challenging to duplicate trades the moderator might or might not call.If you are going to operate an enterprise, you ought to no less than be able to prove that you can do the things you say you could do: For me, showing a potential customer some highly redacted brokerage statements is not going to violate any particular laws. The NFA has a tendency to accept this standard since it has specifically stated that; there is certainly no problem with showing a series of redacted brokerage statements. So, if a prospective trading room operator provides you with a lot of baloney about violating his client’s privacy laws, you can tell them these are packed with it; it is actually allowed and also the reason most traders don’t prefer to show brokerage statements is because they would shine a negative light on his or her trading performance.Overall the review sites are incredibly disappointing and also a bit disheartening. I came into this business from your world of institutional trading and knew minimal about retail trading or maybe the retail trading business. I am in favour of transparent trading rooms where the client knows what he/she is purchasing and receives a fair shake in the trading room operator.