Lessons & Exercises
The core feature of the product - systematic approach to traders’ learning and practice. It’s like a guitar with a built-in teacher. It enables you to train your brain to recognize and react to typical trading setups.
The learning process is divided into lessons, from the easiest to the more complex ones. But you should note that higher complexity doesn’t mean higher profitability. Most easiest and obvious setups get noticed by more people which makes them behave more predictably. The more complex is the setup, the higher is the noise.
So, you should spend more time learning and practicing first lessons and exercises.
Each lesson is dedicated to a narrow topic, like ”Resistance Pullbacks”, for example.
After you opened the lesson, you will find several exercise sets: from the longest time frames to the shortest ones. You should start with longer time frames because they have highest reversal ranges, they are move obvious and easier to detect. But, after you polished obvious high-level reversals, you should gradually move lower, getting used to recognising smaller and smaller local reversals.
Each of these time frames has a set of exercises, up to 500 for each ticker. On larger time frames this number may be lower, because there are less patterns, simply from statistical perspective.
By switching between tickers, you can load corresponding exercises.
Every lesson has the detailed theoretical explanation, as well as best practices. You can open it by clicking on the Learn button under the lesson name. Don’t skip this step because you will not only learn more but also save time by optimizing your learning process.
After you learned practice, select any of the exercises, then click Practice button. The simulation will automatically rewind to the beginning of the exercise then start playing in real time.
You can trade, speeding up and slowing down the simulation. When the simulation comes to the end of the exercise, it will automatically stop, then you can either continue it or switch to the next exercise.
Any of the exercises can be launched or relaunched from the very beginning by double-clicking on its name. You can do it any time you want, you don’t need to wait until the end of the exercise. It’s really convenient, especially when you are polishing entry points and stops at the beginning of a new lesson.
Exercises you once launched will be marked with gray color, so you can skip them in the future. Those of them that ended with profit, will be green, losing ones will be red. I try to finish all exercises in the green zone until I get to the next ones.
Exercises are sorted according to the move range. So, the lower in the list, the harder it is to find correct entry point and place stop loss orders. It’s part of the learning process because sharp reversals happen much less often than smaller and smoother ones.
It’s recommended to finish all exercises for at least a single currency pair until getting to the next lesson. Even after you get tried of setting up orders and stops again and again, just continue to place them mentally, then speed up the simulation to test your ideas. It’s extremely important because it will fill your brain with information and patterns.
New lessons and exercises will be released once per week on average, as I learn and polish new trading setups. On the other side, basic patterns are always more important because they happen much more often and have highest predictive power. So, plan your time accordingly. It’s better to spend 80% of your time on the first 2 lessons, than to split it evenly between all lessons.