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Trading Mastery Program (TMP) – Batch Q2 2017 is Ready to Transform their Lifestyle!

Last week, we concluded another exciting run of our “Trading Mastery Program”, where we imparted our powerful “lifestyle trading” strategies to empower another batch of traders to create a 2nd source of income from the forex markets by spending 15 minutes a day.

I will be taking a long break from training, so we will not be having anymore “Trading Foundation Workshops”, but I have scheduled another 2 more sessions this year to clear our waiting lists for the “Trading Mastery Program”.

We will also be opening a few seats to the public for each session, on a first-come, first-serve basis. for those who are keen, you can reserve your slot via this link: http://wp.me/P1riws-31L

 

Training Feedback from Attendees:

“Very informative. The feedback from the homework submission is very helpful as it helps to confirm the concept & understanding. The concepts are broken down into simple parts, easily understandable with great support.” – Clemence Wang

“I’m very new to trading and this training gave me a lot of important insights & strategies to become a good trader.” – Larry Tan

“I feel that the course provided a clear and proven methodology to trade effectively. The tools provided are also very supportive.” – Janie, AXA

“The concepts taught by Spencer are easy to follow!” – Jiawei

Very informative and interactive training conducted in a right pace.” – Eugene Chng

Awesome course and wonderful post-course support even before the course ends.” – Eddy

Excellent training.” – Quek Boon Kiat

“A very complete training program that give a good coverage on trading and practical setups that are easy to understand and apply. The mindset portion is very important to ensure that we are profitable in the long term. Thank you.” – Alan

“The training was very well-done. The flow in the course is good, and very informative and detailed with a good overview of the entire market. The ending with mindset and psychology summarized it nicely. The case studies were also very useful in allowing us to apply the principles involved.” – Sherilyn Tan

“Good program structure, clear flow of progress on how to become a good trade, deep learning with a top-down approach.” – Nguyen Son Tung

Systematic and methodical.” – Wei Ming

“The course is conducted well. Able to see charts with different perspective and understand the behavior of the market and apply the correct method.” – CW Tay

“Having being a complete newbie to trading, Spencer’s course resources have made it easy for me to understand.” – Jaxon

“The program is systematic and provides good fundamental knowledge for traders who aspire to be profitable.” – Min Lun

“The concepts taught by Spencer are easy to understand.” – Gary

“A comprehensive workshop that gives insights to trading. The money management strategy is very good advice.” – Richard Ching, Nanyang Polytechnic

 

Register Early to Avoid Disappointment!

We will also be opening a few seats to the public for each session, on a first-come, first-serve basis. for those who are keen, you can reserve your slot via this link: http://wp.me/P1riws-31L

Good luck to all the new “future millionaires”, and see you all at the top! 😀

Here’s How I Would Trade the Upcoming French Elections

Announcement: On the next 2 Thursdays (11 & 18 May 2017), I will be conducting the last and final run of the “Trading Foundation Workshop”, after which I will be taking a break from training to work on a new big and exciting project. Don’t miss this last chance to catch me live!


The French election has been a hot topic among financial news outlets, but the hype around it doesn’t yet compare to that of Donald Trump last year.

It was a historic event that saw a roller-coaster in the markets during the exciting vote tallying nail-biter.

Here was how the USDJPY currency pair reacted as the votes were being counted. In the first 5 hours, Hillary was ahead in vote count and the USDJPY fell drastically. But as time went by, the USDJPY rose almost non-stop for 1 month.

 


The USDJPY currency pair 5 hours, 17 hours, and 3 days after the election outcome in the U.S.

In spite of the hype surrounding this event, it is unlikely to be as epic as Trump vs Clinton. France is indeed heading into the most unpredictable presidential election in decades; it is going to affect the EU’s second largest economy, but possibly also the direction of the EU itself. All eyes will be on the Euro currency and it is likely to be heavily traded during the announcement itself.

 

Here’s What You Need to Know

The First Stage of Voting: A candidate can theoretically win through primary contests, known as the first round of voting. He can actually win an election by securing 50% of the votes in this round, where mayors and other officials will vote, but this has not happened since the 1960s.

Two Weeks After the First Ballot: The first round vote took place on 23rd April, leaving two remaining candidates, while the second round will take play on 7th May. After 7th May, French voters will again vote on 11th June and 18th June to elect members of the National Assembly.

Young centrist Macron and populist right-wing Marine Le Pen.
Image Source: trbimg.com

No-Show: More than 22% of voters abstained from voting, the highest since 2002, which is worrying because Macron won 24% while Le Pen won 21.3% of the vote. The progress of the election has been said to mirror that of America last year.

Macron – Frexit-Advocate with Leftist Undertones

Macron recently warned the EU that it must change, or a Frexit, just like Brexit, would be soon to follow. However, he has carefully treaded between being a social support advocate and being market-friendly, a promise that is probably very challenging to deliver.

  • Working Hours: Re-evaluating the 35-hour work week, retirement ages
  • EU Policy: Suggesting that stronger nations within the eurozone engage in financial equalization (this is probably going to be done through budget transfers)

He also promises to “transform and not reform” France, and he has also promised to help a million jobless people find jobs. Among his other promises include removing the huge difference in public and private sector pensions.

The French are not happy with the current president, François Hollande, who chose to not run for reelection. Hollande belongs to the Socialists party, but the nominee of his party only garnered less than 7% of votes in a five-party race. At this point, the polls overwhelmingly show preference for Macron, but given the surprising situation in Brexit and the recent U.S election, uncertainty is likely to plague the minds of citizens and fund managers around the world.

 

Marine Le Pen – The Trump of France?

Recent polls project that Marine Le Pen isn’t expected to become president. However, she seems to represent the wave of populism sweeping across Europe, and a Le Pen victory

Polls show that the poor prefer Le Pen.
Image Source: Telegraph.co.uk

While there are many articles discussing Le Pen’s policies and how they will affect the nation of France, we can view Le Pen’s proposals as being nationalist and protectionist.

  • Stimulating Economic Growth: Government-led improvements in national industries
  • Reduce Bureaucracy: Reduce the size of government and wasteful welfare spending
  • Border Control: France to retake control of its borders
  • Currency Control: Reintroduce the French franc, to be used in circulation alongside the Euro

This resonates strongly with working class voters (I almost seem to be writing about the U.S election), for France has been plagued by high taxes and unemployment for years. She looks like the change that the average citizen is looking for.

 

The Uncertainty Ahead – What Traders Can Do

It is sad that the streets of Paris saw several clashes, and police officers were called to the scene. Three police officers were injured by petrol bombs thrown by rioters, and the police was forced to use tear gas on the demonstrators. It is strangely similar to the violence that surrounded Trump’s victory, but no one can conclude that this is definitely going to happen.

What’s certain is that volatility surrounding the election is going to be high, and several brokers have raised trading margin requirements ahead of the election. In any case, it would be wise to close out your trades and look to re-enter after the volatility. If you have longer-term positions, holding on to them may be a good idea because the market is unlikely to be as volatile as that of the U.S last year, and you are likely to remain unscathed.

  • Close out short-term positions, and look to re-enter after the volatility has ended.
  • Experienced traders can trade small and look for trend-following entries during the event, as forex markets might have prolonged directional bias. Watch closely how price behaves after any initial knee-jerk reaction.
  • Beginning traders are advised to stay away from trading during the election results announcement time.

 

P.S. On the next 2 Thursdays (11 & 18 May 2017), I will be conducting the last and final run of the “Trading Foundation Workshop”, after which I will be taking a break from training to work on a new big and exciting project. Don’t miss this last chance to catch me live!

Research Sources

france24.com/en/20170501-french-political-climate-mirrors-similar-USA-trump-election-surprise
dw.com/en/macron-promises-to-transform-not-reform-france/a-37778318
nationalreview.com/corner/447259/why-everyone-so-certain-about-weekends-french-election
thesun.co.uk/news/3453851/french-election-2017-emmanuel-macron-eu-france-frexit/
theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/05/french-elections-2017-who-will-win/524775/
fxcm.com/insights/will-french-presidential-election-april-2017-affect-euro/

Trading Mastery Program (TMP) – Batch Q1 2017 is Ready to Tackle the Big Boys!

Last month, we concluded another exciting run of our “Trading Mastery Program”, where we imparted our powerful “insider” fund trading strategies to empower another batch of traders to gain an unfair advantage in the market.

Reservations for our next intake are open, and you can start reserving your seats before they run out!
Find out more: http://wp.me/P1riws-31L

 

Training Feedback from Attendees:

“This course helped me identify weakness of my trading strategy and being able to time it to make it much better.” – Dominic

“If you are looking to gain strong fundamentals in technical and price action, attend this course! Spencer’s methods are well-calculated and systematic. Comprehensive course material and really liked live Q&A on google sheets. Food was great too!” – Ian

“The course started slow and went into climactic with all the swing, turn, break, & bounce. While overwhelmed with the new information, I believe there will always be support from this team!” – Tan Wei Peng

“The course note is very organized. The post-program schedule is useful. Spencer is able to clearly explain the fundamentals and setups well. Making the course easy to comprehend and execute.” – Tan Jiansen

“The training was comprehensive in covering the setups.” – Quek Boon Kiat

“The course provided very good foundation on price action trading strategy and Spencer displayed professionalism and knowledge in conducting the course. The emphasis on the right psychology and trading plan was very useful.” – Tong Kai Meng

“A very informative workshop for beginners. Chart reading is simplified, so are the steps for trading. It gives people realistic expectations of trading and also confidence to enter trading.”

“The course is structured and easy to understand. Gives me the knowledge necessary to do trading with increased confidence.” – Alan

“This is a great course for beginner or experienced traders. Is clear, simple and easy to understand.” – Francis

Fantastic program, simply the best. Professional. The quiz is superb!” – Syed, Rolls-Royce

“It breaks things down & simplifies information for you to use.” – John Goh

“This mastery program definitely enhanced my knowledge on forex.” – Terrance Tan

“An excellent course for beginner and advance traders. It brings you back to the fundamentals of a good trader and at the same time provide insights for advanced traders.”

“Appreciate that the materials are concise, simple to understand, and actionable. The resources are also made available to us after for reference. More importantly, there is a community to reach out to.” – Li Seng

“Overall, very structured. This course filtered out all the noise regarding trading and made taking the first step much easier! Structured and with actionable follow-up plan, this course is highly recommended!” – Twain, Ferocity

 

Register Early to Avoid Disappointment!

Reservations for our next intake are open, and you can start reserving your seats before they run out! Find out more: http://wp.me/P1riws-31L

Good luck to all the new “future millionaires”, and see you all at the top! 😀

Synapse Weekly Gatherings – Join us Tonight for Live Trading!

Last month, we launched our new “Synapse Weekly Gatherings” to provide weekly support and workshops for our students, and we had a great first session networking and doing some live trades together. This is in line with our mission to provide the best training support to generate real results for every single one of our students.

See full photo album:

Want to join us tonight?

Tonight, we will be having our next session of the “Synapse Weekly Gathering”, and we would like to invite you to join us. For past graduates, please indicate your attendance in the private forum. For new-comers, please register here: http://wp.me/P1riws-31L.

See you there! 😀

Guest Speaker at the SMART Expo 2017 – How to Build a Solid Investment Portfolio

Yesterday, I got invited as a guest speaker at the SMART Expo to share about my investment portfolio and trading strategies.

Check out our event photos below:

Thanks for the invitation, and a big thanks to all those who came down to support! 😀