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Big Changes for TRADEway

Almost exactly one year after Neuventure on Wall Street announced their name change to TRADEway they announced another round of big changes.  A couple weeks ago Katie Huber, David Mitchells daughter, explained these changes on a video that was sent out in an email and put on their Facebook page.  First TRADEway will be offering their second (formerly known as Flight School), third and fourth steps online.  This will also have breakout sessions and quizzes.  Second, the online study groups will use a new platform called Zoom. Third, TRADEway wants to make connecting easier by starting a TRADEway community where traders can interact and the final change is the addition of Friday coaching.

Without these changes I think TRADEway would have struggled to maintain competitive in a very competitive trading education sector.  Most trading education companies offer their content online and TRADEway was one of the very few who didn’t.  This kept them from recruiting many students outside the markets they held events in, severely limiting growth.  Even some who lived within those markets had trouble taking off work and attending a 2 day live event and then those who did often struggled to retain all that was packed into those events.  Being online will open the door for people all over the country and world to learn from TRADEway.

TRADEway students for years have been trying to find a way to connect with other students for trade ideas, encouragement, venting and to find out what is working for others and until now that has been so hard.  It’s about time TRADEway is creating a way for students to connect.  Until now I think some students were even becoming suspicious as to why it was so hard to connect especially when other trade education companies make it so easy.

And now for the big finale, Insider students can now get trade coaching 100% of the trading day instead of 80%.  Sounds like a no brainer but this has taken years and years to get and I know so many students will be happy with the change.

I am impressed with many of the long overdue changes and  I think they will insure further success for the TRADEway.

Trader May 26, 2017 1 Comment Permalink

Neuventure on Wall Street becomes TRADEway

Woah!  Who saw this coming?  The David Mitchell led stock and option trading company called Neuventure on Wall Street has completely changed gears and names.  June 1st they made the big announcement that they are now registered with the SEC as an Investment Advisory Firm meaning they can now offer advice in that capacity.  They also decided a name change was in order and will now go by TRADEway.  But wait that’s not all.  They also revamped the weekly webinars for stock, options, credit and debit spreads.  From my understanding now instead of getting 10 trades that could take years to complete all 10, now you get just 9 months but 3 trades will be voted on each week even if you can’t use them because the market is ‘squirrely’ as they so love to say. (Speaking of which do you think they will still use the term ‘squirrel market’ with the new company?)

Anyway, now for a little editorial commentary.  My 2 cents in case anyone cares.  When I read the announcement email my jaw dropped as several thoughts raced through my mind.

  1. What the world?
  2. They may have just saved their company.  In fact in my opinion this change was ABSOLUTELY necessary.  Overall a large percentage of their students were not consistently successful.  The reason I know this is because in 5 years I have only met 1 successful student through events or my blog.  Not only that, I have never talked to an NVOWS student who knew someone who was consistently profitable.  Not one.  I think the word would start to get out.  The truth of the matter is I think most people were looking for NVOWS to be what the new TRADEway is.  People want help and advice from a trusted biblical perspective on all their finances not just the ‘20%’ they use for trading.  The entrepreneurial spirit needs to be revived in the US and that is what NVOWS has always strived for but now with TRADEway it seems it is more of a focus.  By becoming an Investment Advisory Firm they are expanding what they do and who they can reach exponentially.  Now it’s not just for those who want to trade or think they want to trade.  It’s basically for any believer who needs some help navigating finances from a biblical standpoint.  This was a genius much needed business move on their part and I applaud them.

Okay NVOWS I mean TRADEway students, let’s talk about this.  What are your thoughts?  Concerns?  If we can’t talk about this here, where can we?  I would love to hear from you.  I can hardly wait to see what a TRADEway seminar, I mean Step 1 or 2, is going to be like.  Has anyone gone to one yet?  I wonder what kind of up sells there will be now that they can give investment advice.  How much do you think that costs?

 

Meet Featured Trader Tracey

If you’re looking to hear from someone who taught themselves to trade after only attending NVOWS Seminar 1 then look no further because Tracey has done just that.  This couple has worked so hard and learned so much through books, great internet sources and trial and error.

Q: How long have you been trading?

A: Since June 2014. Took several months off and have only now recently begun trading again.

Q: How many trades do you think you average per month or year?

A:  Since starting back about 3 per month.  Before I took a break,  I had over traded.

Q: Why did you decide to start stock trading?

A: I’m tired of having the majority of my time spent on making someone else wealthy when I can spend that time with my family.

Q: Have you been to any NVOWS seminars?  If so, which ones and what were your thoughts on them?

A: I went to Seminar 1.  They are very good at creating the vision of being your own boss.  There was way too much sale’s pitch and not enough time spent on the basics.  I wish they would spend less time on selling and more time on trader psychology and basics.
Q: Is stock trading what you expected?

A: No.  If they had spent more time on trader psychology I would have been better prepared to handle my emotions in a trade.
Q: What strategy do you prefer? (i.e. spreads, stocks, options, etc)

A: Buying calls and puts.
Q: Would you recommend someone join Top Gun?  Why or why not?

A: Can’t really comment because I’ve never been to Top Gun.

Q: Besides NVOWS materials what other resources (books, websites, people, etc) do you use?

A: Michael Sincere has a good beginner’s book on options.  I follow a few folks on Twitter to check my opinions against theirs.  Jeremy Newsome has a decent website www.reallifetrading.com/.  Almost all of his stuff is free (videos,
e-books, etc.)

Q: Anything else you’d want to add?

A: The information NVOWS teaches is good, but it is not top secret.  The motivated individual who can’t afford their advanced seminars can get educated themselves if they will persevere, not give up, and keep their hand to the plough.

Trader December 16, 2015 Leave A Comment Permalink

Meet Featured Trader, Kelly

Meet our newest featured trader, Kelly.

Q: How long have you been trading?

A: 1.5 years

Q: How many trades do you think you average per month or year?

A: 3

Q: Why did you decide to start stock trading?

A: Husband thought it sounded like my personality

Q: Have you been to any NVOWS seminars?  If so, which ones and what were
your thoughts on them?

A: 1,2,3,4,Entity  Too much selling and not enough practice  Good info too
 
Q: Is stock trading what you expected?

A: Yes

Q: What strategy do you prefer? (i.e. spreads, stocks, options, etc)

A: Working towards Credit spreads

Q: Are you consistently profitable?

A: Not yet

Q: Would you recommend someone join Top Gun?  Why or why not?

A: You can get the info cheaper other places

Q: Besides NVOWS materials what other resources (books, websites, people,
etc) do you use?

A: Trade smart University has great videos and they make it very understandable! 

Q: Anything else you’d want to add.

A: Would love to meet in Omaha maybe 1 time every 3 months to talk about what is working for people and what to avoid.

Trader October 14, 2015 3 Comments Permalink

Success

Our greatest fear as individuals and as a church should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.

-Tim Kissiar

I read this quote a few days ago and haven’t been able to get it out of my mind since.  I think in large part because I don’t know what to think of it especially when I apply it to trading and all the time and effort I put into it.  Does becoming a successful trader matter?  Is it okay to be a successful cashier, waitress, accountant, clerk, truck driver, pool cleaner or stock trader or do those things not really matter in life?

Here’s what I know.  I know God and people will continue throughout eternity so those are probably the only two things that REALLY matter.  But I also think God gives us skills and talents and wants us to give our absolute best to honor Him and bring Him glory and it seems that by doing that one might become quite successful and while I’m not so sure that becoming a successful stock trader will matter much for all eternity I do believe that God wants me to do my very best at whatever He has laid before me.

All that said, I’m still not sure what to think of this quote.  How ’bout you?  Help me out.  Do you agree with this quote and why or why not?

Trader June 13, 2014 3 Comments Permalink

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