These are the most useful things that I have discovered on my trading journey. I have seen a lot of things come and go over the years, but these are products that I wholeheartedly recommend.
All the items on this page have been personally tested by me and I have found them tremendously valuable, or they have been recommended to me from a reliable source. But they may not be for everyone, so please take the time to find out if they are for your or not.
Recommended Trading Education
If you are serious about becoming a successful trader, you need to pay for your education. Sure, you could try to use all of the free resources out there (and a few select traders have done it), but you will also have to sort through a ton of crap to find the good stuff.
Paid courses ensure that you get to the point quickly and don't waste your time. You only have so much time on this earth…make it count.
My podcast interview with Walter is my most popular interview to date. People love that interview and I always get great comments on it. I have personally been through Walter's Naked Forex community and there are some great traders and trading strategies/tools shared there. I really resonate with his lifestyle-centered, longer-term approach to trading. [Learn more…]
I have talked to Chris personally on a couple different occasions, and he has always been super helpful and excited about doing fun things inside and outside of trading. I have purchased all of Chris' courses. Yes all. They really are that good. In particular, I would recommend the Advanced Traders Mindset course. because I don't know of anything else like it out there. [Learn more…]
This is a joint project by me and Rafael and it teaches his unique trading style that has been honed over almost 20 years of hedge fund and independent trading. It is a unique strategy that looks for Mini Bubbles in the Forex market and exploits them by using the Trade Up method. The best part is that Trade Ups limit your risk and your stress. [Learn more…]
I interviewed Brain on the Podcast and what was most impressive was his systematic, process based approach to trading. As a former manufacturing engineer, he was used to creating repeatable systems that anyone could follow, to get the same result every time. He carried this over to his trading education business and his course will give you the framework to make your trading more consistent. [Learn more…]
I have learned a lot from Chris Lori, especially when it comes to price action trading. He has one of the most comprehensive education programs in the Forex market and was one of the first legitimate traders that I came into contact with. I would highly recommend signing up for Pro Traders Club. [Learn more…]
A lot of trading courses out there teach technical trading methods. That's great, but there are much fewer fundamental training programs. Jarratt is one of the best fundamental traders and educators. So if you are tired of technical trading and want to learn fundamental trading, then Jarratt is one of the first trader to look to. [Learn more…]
Alex du Plooy
You have probably learned to ignore the trading educators who tell you that you can double your Forex trading account in a month. Well what if someone told you that you could double your account in one trade? Yeah, I thought it was a scam to. But I took a closer look and discovered that Alex's Double in a Day Forex course is legit. Remember, there are no free lunches, so even though you can double your account in one trade, the trading method also has a very low win rate. So there is a trade off. But if you like the idea of having a few big winning trades, then this method might be for you. [Learn more…]
Market Analysis Services
“Market Analysts” are pretty common. In fact, everyone and their mother can be a market analyst.
But analysts who don't have their money on the line aren't worth listening to because they have nothing at stake. If you want real market analysis, you need to listen to an actual trader.
Joel is a former currency analyst, turned professional Forex trader. What I like about Joel's analysis service is that he believes in total transparency. He journals all of his trade and the results, based on his analysis. He also takes the time to write frequent market commentary from both a technical and fundamental perspective. His membership site is also very affordable. [Learn more…]
The Best Trading Books of All-Time
Over the years, I have read over 300 books on trading books, trading psychology, personal development, fitness and travel. They have helped me trade better and live better.
If you are looking for something new to read, my trading library doesn't just list the same old trading books that you see on every other reading list out there. I'm continually updating this list, so check out what I've discovered recently. [Learn more…]
Trader Interviews and Trading Videos
Being inspired is very important. It will keep you going when you want to give up. Here are some resources that will help you keep fighting.
The Trading Lifestyle Podcast
This is the podcast where I interview regular people who made up their mind to become full-time Forex traders and succeeded. I also interview experts who can also help you trade better and live better. You can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. [Click here to start listening…]
The Truth About Forex Podcast
Listen in as I ask Pro Trader Walter Peters about everything Forex related. How did he become successful? Which are the best brokers? No question is off limits and I hope you learn a lot from my questions too. You can also subscribe on iTunes and Soundcloud. [Click here to start listening…]
Other Trading Videos
I also started a collection of excellent trading videos on The Trading Journal site. There are some gems on that list. Here are some of my best finds from YouTube and more. [Click here to start watching…]
Forex Trading Ultimate Guides and Directories
It can be tough to find quality Forex trading resources, so we have compiled a few lists to make it easier for you. Find a programmer, get free trading education and more.
The Ultimate Free Forex Education and Resources Guide
If are serious about trading, you will probably need to spend money on your education. But if you are just getting started and aren't sure if trading is for you, then there are plenty of resources out there that will help you get started…for FREE. We recommend that you start there. [Click here to see the list…]
Metatrader 4 Tutorials
This is a collection of MT4 tutorials that I have created for everyone from the absolute beginner, to the advanced trader. Learn how to do things like: use the hidden risk/reward calculator, create chart templates and more. [Click here to read more…]
The Forex Blog Directory
While we certainly think that our articles are great, we certainly aren't the only ones who are creating quality trading education. Here is a list of Forex specific blogs that you might want to check out. It always helps to get a different perspective on things. [Click here to see the list…]
The Forex Programming Services Directory
Got a great idea for an indicator or automated trading system, but you don't know how to program? No problem, you can always hire someone to do it. This is a list of programming services that we have compiled. We don't endorse any of these services, we just want to give you some options. To find out who we use, contact us directly. [Click here to see the list…]
The Forex Forums and Communities Directory
Trading can be a lonely endeavor. It helps to have a community of traders that you can rely on to encourage you and help you trade your best. Here is a short list of communities that might work for you. [Click here to see the list…]
Using the right software can speed up your learning process and make you a more efficient trader. Here is what we have found most useful.
Forex Tester 2
This software has helped more successful traders than any software I know of. Just listen to my interviews. Speed up your education by practicing on historical data. Experience that you would otherwise take you months or years to acquire can be gained in as little as a weekend. Trading Heroes readers get a 10% discount. [Click here to claim your coupon…]
MT4 Floating Charts
Traders love having multiple monitors hooked up to their computers. We want to see as much information as possible…I'm no exception. This awesome piece of software allows you to detach individual charts and move them to your other screens. Until now, this has been one of the few limitations of Metatrader 4. [Click here to try it for free…]
If you are tired of manually updating your trading log, MyFxBook is for you. It connects to your trading account and automatically downloads all of your trades and provides easy-to-read graphs to see exactly how well you are trading. The best part is that it is totally free to setup an account. [Click here to get started…]
Trading software has been notoriously behind the times. This is slowly changing, but the sad reality is that you really do need Window for some things, if you want to trade. Enter VMWare Fusion, it allows you to use Windows on your Mac. The basic version is fine, no need for Pro. [Click here to learn more…]
Passwords are something that we all need, but unfortunately we only think about them when it is too late. Your money is on the line, take a minute right now and get a password solution like 1Password. It safely saves all of your online passwords (encrypted) and you can access them with one master password. Back them up to your dropbox or local backup drive. Generates super secure passwords and saves your passwords when you sign up for websites. [Click here to learn more…]
VPS Hosting Solutions
A Virtual Private Server or a VPS allows you to run your trading programs 24/7/365. This is what you need to run alert indicators or Expert Advisors. Here is what we recommend…
If you need to run an alert indicator or Expert Advisor (EA) 24/7, then there are several Virtual Private Server (VPS) solutions out there. I use Amazon AWS and it works well. You may also be able to get the first year of hosting for free (while offer lasts). It gives you peace of mind, knowing that Metatrader is always running. [Click here to learn more…]
1&1 VPS Hosting
If there is any complaint that I have about Amazon VPS hosting, is that it is really tough to set up. You have to be pretty technical to figure it out. So I wanted to provide an alternative and 1&1 is what I recommend. I personally know traders who use it and it is more affordable than other hosting solutions. Just login and go! [Click here to learn more…]
If you are looking for some recommendations on the best hard goods for trading, this is the page for you. Get our tips for best trading computer, monitors, chairs and more.
Everything that you need to trade…and some stuff that is just plain fun![Click here to see the goods…]
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. I have personal experience with all of these people/products, and I only recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commission I make if you decide to buy something. There are a ton of crappy trading products that I could recommend, if I was just in it for the commissions (which I'm not). Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you become a better trader.