How it Works
Our Trading Edge
After spending almost 20 years developing trading strategies and indicators for two star search winning hedge funds, I have identified a simple yet powerful approach to trading that any trader can learn, regardless of experience. The TopTradingTools (TOP) approach to trading begins with teaching traders the things they can do well over time, combined with powerful computer-based trading strategies, all designed to give you the best of both worlds.
Our Approach to Trading
Profitable trading begins with the realization that you only want to trade when the odds are overwhelmingly in your favor. We have observed that both new and seasoned professional traders can learn to identify key chart patterns and high-probability trade setups in the markets, which can all be used to forecast the future direction of prices. Acquiring these skills will require time and effort on your part, but we believe that if you are willing to work hard and learn our chart patterns and trade setups, you can dramatically increase your odds of success.
Once you learn the skills to recognize key chart patterns and high-probability trade setups, you can then strategically apply rule-based trading strategies to show you where to enter and where to exit your trades. There is a simple yet powerful brilliance behind letting a time-tested trading strategy manage your entry and exit signal. Most traders can be negatively affected by the powerful emotions of greed and fear. Many traders end up working hard to master these destructive emotions for years, only to eventually throw in the towel. Our philosophy is simple. Don’t try to fix your emotions! Instead, replace yourself at the trading decision maker with time-tested trading strategies designed to make non-emotional, consistent trading decisions on when to enter and exit your trades.
We believe that we can convince you of the power of our trading approach with both our education and our live trading workshops. We believe that our approach to trading can radically improve your trading results. Be sure to understand the risks associated with trading before risking real money. Only trade with money you can afford to risk!
How we can Help You Trade Better
TopTradingTools.com was developed with the specific purpose of providing you with a powerful framework to make money trading over time. Both our online educational resources and our well-researched trading tools can potentially help you consistently make money in the markets. Make no mistake, trading is challenging. There is a reason why less than 10% of traders end up making the big money. We cannot guarantee that you will make a million dollars trading over the next year. However, our goal is to give you the best chance of becoming a successful trader long term that we can.
Online Trading Webinars and Workshops
We offer free webinars along with paid intensive workshops over time to help you learn how to successfully implement our powerful method of trading the markets. Our online education will be specifically designed to do the following: teach you key chart patterns from the master traders of the past 100 years, teach you our favorite high-probability trade setups, and teach you how to strategically apply rule-based trading strategies for trade entry and trade exit timing. Our goal is to work with you to improve your skills so that you can become consistently profitable in your trading.
Our Indicators and Trading Strategies
All of our trading tools begin with world-class research. Over the past 25 years, Mark Helweg has developed some of the most powerful trading tools in the industry – tools like ValueCharts®, the first ever model to display price in terms of value. Throughout his Hedge Fund career, Mark Helweg has been the Director of Research for several Star Search award winning Hedge Funds and he has worked hard to develop innovative and powerful new trading technology that can be used to trade the markets. If technology and trading tools offer an advantage (edge) to traders, which we believe they do, then you can potentially enjoy having an edge over the broad market with our trading indicators and strategies.
Once you learn to identify special chart patterns and trade setups, you will learn to trade in the direction of your forecast. Our indicators and trading strategies have been developed to be the best trading tools on the market. Our powerful trading tools are available to you on TopTradingTools.com.
Removing the Guess Work from Trading
Many approaches to trading are highly similar to “reading tea leaves.” Often trading strategies seem clear when looking back in time but are difficult to interpret in real-time. We prefer a different approach. Our approach to trading is designed specifically to remove the guess work from trading. After all, a difficult to read trading strategy is not a useful trading strategy.
Successful trading is all about probabilities. Our goal is to teach you to identify times when you will want to place trades in the markets and, more importantly, times when you will want to stay out of the markets all together (which is most of the time). Then, instead of having to rely on your discretion to determine when to enter or exit a market, we will teach you how trading strategies can be used to help you cut losses quickly and let your winners run.
Trading Best Practices
Below are some general best practices to trading in the markets. To begin with, before you decide to trade and you assume the risk for each trade you take, be sure to understand the risks associated with trading in the markets. Below are some best practices that we believe are important for traders to understand.
Establish Realistic Expectations – As a manager for almost 20 years in the Hedge Fund industry, we can tell you that you will most likely have losing trades and you will see some challenging periods. Understand that although we believe that our approach to trading at TopTradingTools can make money in the markets over time, there is no guarantee of this. This is real-world trading which has real-world risks. We want to shoot straight with you. However, we believe that our approach to trading can win in the markets over time by applying proven trading strategies to the markets after you identify time-tested chart patterns or high probability trade setups.
Take Risk Management Seriously – Your goal should be to risk the same amount on every trade as much as possible. That is how most of the top managers in the world do it, and so should you. Do not try to hit the home run with any given trade by risking too much. The big money is made by hitting a bunch of singles and doubles and by beating the markets through probabilities.
Give it Some Time – Nobody knows exactly when special trading opportunities will present themselves. It could be that we have one month with a bunch of great chart patterns and setups and then two average months after that. When speaking with Hedge Fund investors, we would never take a new account that did not plan to invest for at least one year. We recommend that you think longer-term with our approach because, like Hedge Fund trading, successful trading is about beating the markets through probabilities.
Consider Attending our Webinars and Workshops – We cannot teach you twenty years of trading experience in a single month. It takes time to learn how to successfully trade in the markets, assuming that you are one of the few who possess the discipline and knowledge to crack the code to successful trading. We work hard to design our webinars and workshops to teach you how to trade within our framework at TopTradingTools.com. Consider taking the time to attend our online education events.
Have Fun – Life is short. Don’t get overly stressed out with a string of losing trades and don’t get overly excited about a string of winning trades. View successful trading as beating the markets through probabilities over time. That is how most professional traders and Hedge Fund managers view trading. Also remember that losing trades are a cost of doing business in the trading world. Don’t get depressed when you have losing trades. At the end of each month, count your winners and losers and track your performance. Hopefully your results will improve over time. While you may have losing months, it is our goal to help you to never have a losing quarter, although we cannot guarantee this. Have fun trading! Life is too short for all of us not to have fun trading. And be sure to take time away from the markets. Too much of any good things can be bad, even trading.
IMPORTANT NOTICE! No representation is being made that the use of this strategy or any system or trading methodology will generate profits. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. There is substantial risk of loss associated with trading securities and options on equities. Only risk capital should be used to trade. Trading securities is not suitable for everyone. Disclaimer: Futures, Options, and Currency trading all have large potential rewards, but they also have large potential risk. You must be aware of the risks and be willing to accept them in order to invest in these markets. Don’t trade with money you can’t afford to lose. This website is neither a solicitation nor an offer to Buy/Sell futures, options, or currencies. No representation is being made that any account will or is likely to achieve profits or losses similar to those discussed on this web site. The past performance of any trading system or methodology is not necessarily indicative of future results.