Financial markets are many things to many people: A way to a better life, freedom, and independence. An arena that challenges us to be our best and to do something that few people can do well. For others, endless mystery and ever-changing challenges. There are many ways to succeed in the markets, but they all have a few things in common: you must have an edge, find some advantage, and you must be able to apply it with discipline.
Trading is not a get rich quick scheme. It's a long, difficult journey, but substantial rewards wait at the end of that journey--it's absolutely worth it!
To succeed in this difficult business, you will have to work hard, find the best in yourself, and put in the time and effort. Successful trading is not about learning some tricks or even gaining knowledge--it's about growing to become a trader. That process--growth and becoming--is the heart of the trader's journey.
Here, we give you the knowledge and tools you need to become a trader and to build a profitable system. We will help you create everything you need to execute that system in the market. We give you the tools and power to succeed and to be the best you can be.
We tell it like it is. No flashy "bro" marketing and pictures of rented airplanes here. No magic, secret systems. We show you the challenges of the market and how to win in the world's hardest game.
Without the right knowledge, you will always be at a disadvantage. We give you the education you need to stand toe to toe with the most sophisticated players in the global marketplace.
You are the biggest factor in your eventual success in the markets. Mindfulness, discipline, meditation, psychology, learning techniques--all of these are powerful tools that can help you be the best you can be.
We cover stocks, currencies, options, and futures--all the common markets where traders find an edge.
Short-term trading to long-term investing: Part of success in the markets is matching the style to your personality. We’ll help you find your niche.
We are building a community of traders striving for excellence. Exchange ideas with seasoned professionals and with traders taking their first steps.
In-depth educational courses taking a trader from those very first steps to mastery of specific market elements. Adam’s long-standing, comprehensive free trading course is here, and we will build an extensive library of in-depth coursework. Subjects covered will include options, trading techniques, traditional technical analysis, futures systems, fundamental and macro analysis, and quantitative system development.
Both educational and practical, regular trade videos will look at the lessons we teach in today’s markets. This is the best and fastest way to learn to trade on your own--put the lessons you are learning in the context of what is happening in the market right now. Use Adam's insight to refine your own trading and investing strategies or to deepen your education with live market data.
Powerful quantatitive tools and screening techniques harness the power of the computer to find the best opportunities in the markets. From intraday updates showing what is moving now and how the market dynamics shift moment to moment to end of day screens that find the best opportunities for the next trading day, we put these tools in your hands.
Market update videos
Educational trading course
Premium Market Updates
Trade Idea/Review Videos
Personal Trade/Portfolio Review
System Trade Vetting
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Adam Grimes has over two decades experience as a trader and system developer. He’s worked for small firms and big firms, from the farmlands of the Ohio Valley to the trading floors of the New York Mercantile Exchange. In addition to his work with MarketLife, he is also the Chief Investment Officer and Managing Partner of Waverly Advisors, LLC, an institutional research and advisory firm for which he writes daily market commentary. Adam is the author of the The Art & Science of Technical Analysis: Market Structure, Price Action, and Trading Strategies (Wiley 2012). He is also a contributing author for many publications on quantitative finance and trading, and is much in demand as a speaker and lecturer.
In addition to being a trader, Adam also has deep training in classical music (piano and composition) and classical French cooking. His perspective is both deeply quantitative and practical, and he has done extensive personal work developing his skills as a teacher, coach, and mentor. He is fascinated by the limits of human knowledge and peak performance—specifically, how do we get there and stay there, and how to teach others to do the same? Adam’s relentless focus on trading excellence and self-development through financial markets has created a unique body of work that has helped many traders move along the path to trading success.