Welcome to Samurai Trading Academy

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The Creation of Samurai Trading Academy

Samurai Trading Academy is now live for one simple reason - because you demanded it!  Over the past year I've worked with dozens of traders ranging from total market novices to twenty year veterans and it has been an incredible experience.   Not only have I seen some fantastic success stories from those of you who have made the transition into professional trading but I've also learned a great deal from sharing experiences with all of you as well.

Like any trader or teacher, I am constantly looking to improve.  I've been listening to all of your suggestions and the creation of Samurai Trading Academy is a direct result of your requests.  You wanted the option for a more direct, hands-on training approach with comprehensive support services.  You wanted to be able to analyze the Emini S&P 500 Futures (ES) market alongside a professional trader in a live trading room.  You wanted a social environment where you could work with other traders to develop and improve.  Samurai Trading Academy is now here to fulfill all of this and more.

The Goal of Samurai Trading Academy

The number one goal of Samurai Trading Academy is to take those who are highly motivated to learn the art of trading and to turn them into consistently profitable traders.  Once you have consistency as a day trader then it opens up any number of options in your professional career.  Some professional traders choose to put in normal work hours five days a week simply because they have such a passion for trading.  Some love their current career but use their trading knowledge to generate a substantial side income a couple days a week.  Others use the freedom that day trading provides to create a more flexible lifestyle.  Want to travel the world while trading just a couple of hours each day from your laptop?  It's certainly possible and there's no reason you can't join that elite group too.

What we strive to do here at Samurai Trading Academy is provide the tools and personal coaching that traders need to take that elusive step into profitable trading on a consistent basis.  Make no mistake, learning to trade isn't easy.  Most new traders enter the market and lose money due to a lack of knowledge and an inadequate support system.  There's a lot of poorly planned trading systems out there, mentors who don't trade themselves, and any number of other traps you could fall into while you trying to learn the trading craft.

At Samurai Trading Academy you're not alone.  Not only will you have a robust system with clear trading setups that has been used extensively in a wide variety of market conditions but you will also be working directly with those who trade professionally using the same approach.  We will never allow someone at Samurai Trading Academy who is not trading their own live account to teach a class or run the live trading room.  Sadly this is far from the norm in this industry but we know it's crucial that our trainers are not just teachers, but traders too!

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The Components of Samurai Trading Academy

The Curriculum

We have developed a comprehensive and extremely powerful strategy that we use every day to trade the Emini S&P 500 Futures (ES) market.  While many of the setups we use are very simple and objective it's still important that you have a good foundation of market knowledge to build on.  To make sure you are prepared regardless of your current skill level we will cover a wide array of technical analysis concepts and discuss how to directly implement them in your own trading.  We also look at advanced but extremely important concepts like risk management and trading psychology.

The Live Trading Room

Here you will learn how to read the price action and momentum of the market in a live environment as the market unfolds.  Some people think that trading is all about the trade entries themselves and it's as simple as just hitting a button over and over to get in and out of trades.  Experienced traders know better.  Trading well is about reading the market and analyzing potential setups, and then the trade entries follow naturally.  We will teach you how to read the market so you can identify these high quality opportunities yourself and truly develop your trading skill.  Learning to trade isn't about following a magic indicator or a green light signal - it's about understanding the way the market moves so you can anticipate future reactions and building a skill you can use your entire life to trade any instrument.

The Trading Forums

Although our goal is to give you the tools and trading knowledge you need to become an independent professional, we know many enjoy working with other people in a more collaborative way. Trading can be a lonely business but we want to create a social environment here at Samurai Trading Academy that allows us to continually challenge each other, develop, and make some good friends along the way.  There will be places to share your trading journal, get feedback or share advice with others, and also areas to develop new trading techniques.  As a trader you will quickly realize that learning in this business never truly ends but that's what makes it such an exciting profession.  We will have areas where the more experienced traders can test new setups, discuss advanced tactics, and socialize with like-minded people.

What the Future Holds

In the coming weeks and months there will be many changes here at Samurai Trading Academy and we're very excited to share them with you.  I encourage you to sign up for our newsletter (in the sidebar of this page) or to subscribe to RSS updates in order to be kept in the loop on future developments.  We are currently working with a small group of people and refining some elements of the Curriculum and other behind-the-scenes aspects of the site and the feedback so far is superb.  We hope to share it all with you very soon.

In the meantime we will continue to post trading recaps on our blog and there will be a variety of trading articles to come in the near future as well.  We have plans for a lot of quality content on the blog for anyone who wants to learn more about trading in general so feel free to suggest a topic if there's something you would like to see.

If you have any questions about our methods or training please don't hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to helping your achieve your trading goals!

Cody Hind

Founder & Head Trader at Samurai Trading Academy
Cody has over a decade of experience day trading the Emini S&P 500 (ES) and Forex markets and has worked personally with dozens of traders to help them achieve consistent profitability and make trading a full-time career.