Blake’s interest in the famous US stock market was initially inspired from movies like “The Wolf of Wall Street”, “The Big Short” and “Margin Call”. He began to dabble at first with no financial education or experience and did not fare so well in the beginning. He kept at it, meeting regularly with friends who also liked to trade, and eventually started to notice patterns in the market. That led him to begin creating basic strategies off those patterns and his skill with trading and investing improved significantly.
During Blake’s freshman year at college he joined Investing and Finance clubs, learning how to trade options contracts and how the inner workings of a hedge fund operated. He pivoted to a financial career path and was introduced to Forex, aka The Foreign Exchange Market. Blake became obsessed with Forex. He loved how the market is open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week and that he no longer had to deal with PDT (Pattern Day Trading rule) like in the stock market. He was also drawn to the unfathomable size of the Foreign Exchange Market and learned everything he could in as much detail and as quickly as possible, including enrolling in trading education courses like this one.
Eventually, Blake became a trading educator (for a different trading education platform) but found their content poorly produced, covering only the basics without including extremely important details like how to use the proper leverage or explaining the entire trading process. This is when Blake knew he had to make the best trading course the world has ever seen; a course that takes the student from “what is a pip” to learning everything there is to know about “Elliott Wave Theory”. Blake’s training goal is to help the student become a master, giving him/her the ability to teach others and eventually start their own hedge fund. After many long nights, VVS Academy was born.
Never Give Up
Since reading the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki, Augusto immediately knew what he wanted for his life regarding his financial situation. He realized that one way of achieving financial and most importantly time freedom was through trading the different markets.
After a rough start by blowing accounts as most of new traders do, he soon discovered that the key to success was not raw brute force experience not trying to reinvent the wheel but rather the largest factor was having expert guidance, education and a helpful community.
Now he has dove headfirst into full time trading and educating career to help students like you be able to quit your job and take trading on as a primary source of income and having a financially free life.
If you’re trying to improve your financial situation, this might sound cliché to you but actually don’t give up! keep studying and working, it is a matter of time and not a matter of “if”, what you put in is what you get out 10 times over.
Elliott Trader is Born
Barrett’s first approach with the trading industry was anything but gentle. After joining a signal group and following trades from several self-proclaimed “expert traders”, he lost his entire earnings he made from his first summer job.
Barrett knew nothing about risk management at the time and even less about technical analysis. However, Barrett has always been interested in the financial markets and would not let this set back get in his way. He now had a good reason to start learning about trading rather than simply copying trades from others. He tried many different strategies but he fell in love with the king of all trading strategies: Elliott Wave.
At first, Barrett found Elliott Wave incredibly complicated and hard to get his head around, but after months of studying Ralph Nelson Elliott’s original works, practicing using Robert Prechter’s modern take and back testing his own custom style, Barrett managed to make his own strategy around the Elliott Wave Principle and now teaches it during his live sessions and his member community posts for all VVS Students.