webpage is dedicated to common questions sent to us via email and/or private
about our trade methodology involving our free resources and fee base
Also, we highly recommend
you join our discussion forum to ask questions at the below link if the info
at this FAQs webpage doesn't answer your questions.
With that said, we are
proud of the fact that we've freely helped hundreds of
traders via either improving their
knowledge about trading and/or improving their profit level without trying
to get them to purchase any of our fee-based materials and without
mentioning we are traders/vendors.
In addition, we've been online
since 2000 and most of our
clientele are via word of mouth or Google search engine.
Further, we do not advertise our services at other online locations nor do
we spam other online locations which is another reason why there's very few
discussions about TheStrategyLab.com elsewhere online except for
mischaracterization posted by trolls.
In fact, a lot of
traders are not interested in our services and instead prefer to talk to us
about trader psychology, behavior finance, algorithms in today's markets,
business aspects of trading. I heavily discuss these topics at other forums
and will tell traders to go
my discussions about these topics
at other forums
instead of me repeating info every single time I'm questioned about such.
These types of trader talk will give
them a good indication of my
professionalism, communication skills, trading tips and ability to
understand problems along with providing resolution for many things related to
trading without discussing services by TheStrategyLab. In fact, most traders
I talk to are
not aware that I'm a
vendor because I don't advertise to them nor do I bait them into asking
questions about my services if they are aware that I'm a vendor.
What exactly is TheStrategyLab website or
its purpose ?
We are an
education website and a
for market analysis and trade strategies. Hence the phrase "Lab" in the name
Simply, we educate traders about the price action they're trading involving
many different trading instruments. To be specific, we help traders to merge
our price action analysis called WRB Analysis with their trade signal
strategies. Also, some traders request help from us to help them design
their own custom trade signal strategies that uses price action concepts
from WRB Analysis.
We are not
programmers or coders although some users of WRB Analysis have merged their
own trade methods with WRB Analysis into a proprietary trading system
because WRB Analysis involves objective rule base price action definitions.
As you can see, the
trader must interact with us
and discuss how they trade, they must share with us chart examples of their
entries/exit (I don't need to know the details of their trade methods) so that we can provide proper support to help them improve the
results of their trading and to help them identify problem areas in their
trading. They must also share with us their statistical analysis or trade
results (simulator or real money) of their trading
prior to learning
WRB Analysis and
learned/applied WRB Analysis. To make it easy for traders to do such in private, we've created a
private thread section
at our forum for traders to request
and then have private interaction with us
in their thread so that other users of WRB Analysis does not have access to
the private information being discussed.
It's in these private
threads where the education begins for users of WRB Analysis from all over the world share their
statistical analysis, full broker statements, trade methods, trade journal,
as they slowly merge WRB Analysis with their own trade methods.
users of WRB Analysis do not request a private thread and/or they do
not interact with
us while learning WRB Analysis. Traders that do this are defeating the
usefulness of WRB Analysis because they will have too much difficulty to
merge WRB Analysis with their own trade methods or too much difficulty in
designing their own trade methods.
Most users of WRB
Analysis are only using the
Analysis free study guide. In contrast, our fee base clients, most of
them are purchasing the Advance WRB Analysis Tutorial
Chapters 4 - 12 (more info below
about this education content) because they have their own trade methods
that's performing poorly or they're barely profitable and they want to use
price action concepts from the advance WRB Analysis to improve the
performance of their trade methods.
In comparison, only a
small percentage of WRB Analysis users purchase our
Volatility Trading Report (VTR)
advance trade strategies (more info below about this education content)
that's already merged with WRB Analysis.
there a way to determine the reliability or usefulness of the strategies
prior to purchasing the
free resources for you to
review and then apply to determine the usefulness of WRB Analysis
WRB Analysis free Study Guide (analysis) and Volatility Breakouts
Volatility Breakouts. The WRB Analysis free study guide is designed to help improve the performance of
own trade strategies and/or your understanding of the price action you're
trading so that you'll make better trade decisions. In contrast, if you don't have a trade strategy, you can use our
Fading Volatility Breakouts strategy with the WRB Analysis study guide so
that you'll see how we merged a trade signal strategy with WRB Analysis.
This is an important step in the free resources so that you can do your own
due diligence and learn how to
merge your own trade signal strategies with WRB Analysis.
Most users of
WRB Analysis have determined that WRB Analysis is useful.
They use its price action concepts either in their entry signal, exit
signal, trade management (stop loss, trailing stop), profit target, trend
analysis, range analysis or volatility analysis. Yet, we have no problems in
admitting that some users did not see an improvement in their trading.
Therefore, if you're going to use our
education content, you'll be
required to learn and
apply the WRB Analysis free study guide
prior to the purchase of
any of our fee base education content because WRB Analysis gives that critical "understanding of
the price action" that's called
market context to help minimize losses and maximize
profits along with giving you the due diligence. In addition, you're
required to document your
learning and application of WRB Analysis as described in the next question.
To prevent any misunderstandings, the free Fading Volatility Breakout (FVB)
trade signal strategy is not a trade strategy I use often but some of the
price action concepts from the FVB strategy I do use every trading day. The
FVB trade signal strategy is for traders to see how I merge WRB Analysis
with a trade signal. The FVB strategy then gives the user ideas involving
how he/she can merge WRB Analysis with their own trade signal strategies
and/or how to design an objective rule-base trade method. In addition, the
other purpose of the FVB trade strategy is for traders to see my
communication skills and support so
that they can determine if interacting with TheStrategyLab (e.g. wrbtrader)
is suitable for them.
You require users of WRB Analysis to
their learning, application of WRB Analysis
that includes the minimum of keeping details such as date, timestamps of
entries/exits, chart time frame used on each trade, position size and the
reason (WRB Analysis) for the trade...why ?
a requirement. Actually, any trader that talks about the importance of
backtesting, its a trader that's already doing such. In fact, traders that
not document their trading
on a simulator and then do not document their trading via real money
trading...they are traders I can
not help with their trading
and their discussions tend to be more about their "feelings" about the price
action instead of discussions with any facts.
More importantly, they are
traders that can
not help themselves.
Therefore, if you see
someone that say something works or does not work and they're
unable to provide you with
any type of documentation as the above for verification...their commentary
is just hearsay
(rumor or without truth) especially if they're someone that you've
already seen them talk about the importance of backtesting or they say
they've "tested" the method.
requirement for users of WRB Analysis to document their learning and
application of WRB Analysis is too allow me to provide
proper support and for me to
provide custom support that's specific to that trader. I only do this
because I've personally visited traders in their homes while they were
trading and I immediately notice they were moving from trade to trade
without properly documenting their trading. I would then ask them about
trades in the recent past and they were unable to give a reason for any
particular trade except show how much profit or loss involving a particular
I then came to the
conclusion that there's too much cliché
in the talk about
traders can not provide any statistical results via their own application
nor provide any specific details about entry signal, exit signal, trade
management, reasons for the trade or market context of the trading day of
the trades. Seriously, backtesting is important and forward testing is
arguably more important. Therefore, do not
become one of those traders that talks about the importance of having a
trading plan and doing backtesting, forward testing or simulator but that
has no verification they've actually did such especially if you want to
learn WRB Analysis to improve your trading.
Traders that do
not maintain backtest results of WRB Analysis or do not
maintain statistical analysis of their own trading involving WRB
Analysis...their trading will be consistently problematic. For example, if a
trader can not tell me the percentage of trades that reached WRB pt1
versus WRB pt2 versus WRB pt3...its a big problem. Another example, if a
trader can not tell me the WRB Zone they used for each trade...its a big
Simply, I want to
avoid working with traders that do not
or refuse to properly document their learning and application of WRB
Analysis or any other method including their own custom trading system.
Another way to look at it, vendors should scrutinize whom they work with and
have something in place to help them determine which trader is willing to do
the work to succeed because profitable trading involves much more than following a
trade strategy. I go into details about variables that are more important
that trade setups in my "daily trading routine"
that's posted in my performance record.
Do you post your full brokerage
I do not post my full brokerage
security reasons and
tax reasons nor will I
share them in private. In contrast,
I do post real-time trades (winners, losers) and real-time market analysis
in a free chat room called ##TheStrategyLab...all archived
(click on image to view trading
Also, I post my broker PnL statements in my
In addition, many clients of WRB Analysis
do post their full brokerage statements (at their own risk), post
their broker PnL statements in the past for you to review in the thread
Broker Statements and Broker PnL Statements @
In contrast, current
statements by clients are only posted in their private
threads due to security reasons
after problems with
hack attempts on their brokerage accounts. Yet, some
clients still post their broker statements in the public outside of
TheStrategyLab (you must be a register member of our forum to request the
location of these public statements outside of TheStrategyLab website).
statements are not
an indication if WRB Analysis will work or not work for you. Heck, you can
be sitting side by side next to me in person and watch me trade with your
own two eyes...it will only prove I do trade but it will not give you any
indication for your future performance. You can only
get that indication from your use of the
WRB Analysis free study guide via comparing your trade results
before learning WRB
Analysis versus your trade results after
learning/applying WRB Analysis. Yet, whatever indication you find...there's
still no guarantee
it will be your future performance because markets are always changing due
to changes such as low volatility to high volatility, high
volatility to low volatility, trend to range, range to trend, global
economics, changes in exchange rules, changes in technology and changes in
your own personal lives that will have arguably the most impact on your
Do you show your losing trades and losing
Yes. I do show my
trade losses in the free chat room and in my brokerage statements. In
addition, I discuss the reasons for those losing trades or losing trading
days only in the free chat room but I only discuss the specific details of
the trade strategy used in the losing trade via private message with
fee-base clients...if another trader ask questions about the losing trade.
(click on image to view trading
Most of the time its
just my wrong analysis or poor trade management after trade entry or simple
trade errors in opening/closing a trade in the trade execution platform.
Thus, we all have bad trading days and I have no problem in discussing my
own bad trading day as it occurs in real-time.
Simply, I believe that
discussing losing trades are just as educational in discussion profitable
trades on any given trading day especially in real-time as it occurs. In
fact, I highly encourage other traders to do the same in the chat room or
via their private trade journal because it helps to identify the problem so
that it can be minimize or prevented in the next trade.
Do you allow traders to have access to your
depth of market (DOM) window via screen sharing in real-time while you're trading
or do you have any
recorded videos of your depth of market (DOM) while you traded ?
First of all, this particular question is
usually aimed at someone that has a signal calling trading room service or a mentoring
service. I do not offer those types of services and I've never had such
services. More importantly, I do not allow someone to mimic (copy) my trades
and I've never allowed such. Typically, those that ask for access to my DOM
are attempting to mimic my trades without my permission or attempting to use
such as a signal calling service. Just as importantly, I'm
not a DOM trader although
I've tried it a few times in the past and have even documented (with images) my DOM use
TheStrategyLab first posted
broker PnL statement on September 26th 2006 via my
Japanese account user name
(statement pulled from
Regardless, even though you can see the DOM
in the image at the above link...I
don't use bid/ask information, price ladders or market depth when I'm
trading to determine my trade decisions. Simply, my trade execution window
(order pane) is my primary route to execute my trades because I'm able to
minimize my trade errors when I don't watch the DOM. In fact, I
now keep my
market depth window minimized down in my task bar so that I do not see it.
Today's markets are heavily occupied by algorithms that constantly cancel
trade orders. Thus, the info you see in your depth of market (DOM)...50% to 85%
(depending on the trading instrument) is a
false representation of changes in supply/demand. Therefore, be careful with
trade decisions dependent upon information in the DOM.
Secondly, I don't sit at my computer the
entire market day and that's another reason why I don't offer a signal
calling trading room beyond saying I trade actively on most days the first
two hours of the regular trading session.
With that said, I do plan on doing recorded
videos of trades with explanations of the trades via the price action
concepts from the
WRB Analysis free study guide.
Yet, these videos will
not contain any recordings
of my DOM window or market depth window considering I do not use such. In
contrast, you will only be able to see the trade order pane screen for my
trade executions (entry/exit), a few of my charts and
the free chat room window that includes my
posting of the confirmed trades in the free chat room. Yet, you will not be
able to see
all my other screens
because I use a multi-monitor setup. These videos will initially only be
available to active users of the chat room or active users of the forum. I
may even add hindsight audio to the recorded real-time videos to make
them more educational about the WRB Analysis free study guide.
Your website is an education website. Why
not offer a signal calling
chat service or a mentoring service ?
I am not a fan of
signal calling services. I've learned enough about them that the only way
users can profit is if the trades are called far in advance. The typical
trader isn't able to profit from such because the price action often changes
after the trade was called in advance. In contrast, trades called in
real-time (not in advance), I've learned (study) behavior finance
and cognitive reactions to know that traders can
not react fast enough to
get similar like fills when they try to mimic (copy) trades by others.
Further, I do not have the time and energy to manage such a service. Also,
although I post my trades in real-time in a
free chat room, I do not
want other traders trying to mimic my trades because of the above
explanation and that's why the free chat room is
not setup as a signal calling chat room.
Currently, I do not
offer a mentoring service but I often get offers by traders to mentor them.
Proper mentoring to ensure success for the student requires a lot of work
and requires it to be performed in person
at a great expense although I'm aware of some traders out there trying to
mentor online only. Yet, one day I may offer a mentoring service and if I do
such...I will follow the guidelines I've outline @
This is why I require users of WRB Analysis
to document their learning/application of WRB Analysis and to post lots of
"demonstration of knowledge (DOK) because they will be a useful tools if I
were to start a mentoring program. In fact, if I do mentor, I will not
mentor anyone if they can
not provide me with any
documentation of their learning/application of WRB Analysis. Simply, I need
to know what they understand and verification of such.
Your website has many positive reviews in
different languages and lots of positive testimonials from traders around
the world and only one negative review. Can you explain the one negative
review and explain why some users didn't find WRB Analysis useful while most
users say its useful ?
I have a lot of satisfy users of WRB
Analysis that have an improvement in their trading and a small percentage of
users that did not see an improvement in their trading. Simply, there are
traders out there that WRB Analysis can not help. That's normal and there's
no such thing as perfection and I make
no guarantees. In
addition, I do not know how many of the dissatisfied users are incorrectly
using WRB Analysis considering they tend to not
document their learning and application of WRB Analysis. Further, I do not know how many of the dissatisfied
users are missing other key variables that's needed for successful trading
such as discipline, stress management, proper margin/leverage use, proper
trading instrument, proper trading environment, proper capitalization and
many other aspects that's critical for successful trading.
I have heard complaints by a small group of fee base clients that say WRB
Analysis is confusing. Unfortunately, most of them did
not follow the
designated Learning/Application Route of Tutorials and
Trade Signals that's posted in
their private threads and I saw too many errors by them in their
demonstration of knowledge (DOKs).
Also, as noted in an earlier question, all users of WRB Analysis (free users
and fee base clients) are
document their learning and then trading on simulator prior to any real money trading.
That documentation requires them to keep information such as the date of the
trades, timestamps of entries/exits, chart time frame, position size
management and reasons (WRB Analysis) for the trade. This is the minimum
information that anyone doing backtesting would keep. Unfortunately, the
requirements are ignored and that makes it impossible for me to help any
trader struggling or confused by WRB Analysis.
Also, be very careful
about the negative opinions out there because most of the negative opinions
you've seen were posted by traders we've already had banned
from our website resources because they had either harassed other members, harassed
us, impersonating members in an attempt to gain access to services they did
not pay for, impersonating other members that had already given us a
positive testimonial, hack attempts on trading accounts or they are upset I
banned them from
the free chat room for their disruptive and trolling behavior in the chat
room. More importantly, the one negative review you saw by a blogger...he did
use WRB Analysis and refused to view my archives of my real-time trades,
refused to view archives of real-time WRB Analysis, refuse to view my broker PnL statements and
refuse to review clients full
brokerage statements. Instead, he wanted access to my trading accounts while
not disclosing to me in our conversation that he's a convicted felon that
defrauded his victims over 16 million dollars...ruining their lives.
Seriously, if you think my
denying him access to my trading accounts is unreasonable. You're more than
welcome to contact him and share your
trading accounts or any other private information with him. Good luck with
that considering he's someone that had access to private information about
his clients and then decided to defraud them in the tune of +16 million
dollars resulting him in being sent to prison.
you think my real-time trades are fake, my broker PnL statements are fake,
clients full brokerage statements are fake, users documented
real-time trades are fake, positive testimonials
(accolades) are fake, users statistical analysis of my methods are
fake, users statistical analysis of their own trade methods merged with WRB
Analysis are fake...stop reading this FAQs and go hang out with that convicted felon and
ask him to share with you his real-time trades, full brokerage statements
and DOM (if he uses it) considering he's a trader and vendor too.
The real issue is this. I do
not tolerate individuals
being unprofessional, bullying, intimidating, harassing, trolling or
engaging in targeting abuse of users of WRB Analysis or to myself especially
those that try incite others to do the same. I hold them accountable
for such behavior via banning them. Also, I stop sharing any useful
trading education content with them. In addition, I maintain a digital
documentation of such behavior for future reference. Unfortunately, they choose to retaliate
after being banned via going elsewhere to post negative comments under the
umbrella of false statements that you've
seen about TheStrategyLab. Their only truth is that I
refuse to share private
information about my trading and myself beyond any information I've already
shared. Ironically, some of them did share their brokerage statements
and/or positive reviews about WRB Analysis prior
to being banned.
Official Rebuttal @
What exactly is the demonstration of
knowledge (DOKs) and why is it so important ?
DOKs requires users of
WRB Analysis to learn the education content and then prove
they've understood and can identify the price action concepts on hindsight
charts...essentially the trader uses the DOK to pretend he/she is teaching
the reader about the price action concept. Thus, DOKs allows me to see where
the user of WRB Analysis is at in his/her learning/application route so that
I can determine if they're correctly following the instructions in the
More importantly, DOKs allows me to tell the user of WRB Analysis if they've
correctly understood the price action concepts.
Essentially, the DOKs
ensures the user of WRB Analysis will receive proper support if/when they
become confused about any price action concept. Therefore, the DOKs are
in the communication between the user of WRB Analysis with myself and other
users that can help.
Simply, a user of WRB
Analysis that does not post DOKs or consistently posts incorrect DOKs
or skips around in the learning/application route instead of
following the designated instructions or begins trading with real
money without the required 30 day minimum simulator phase to help them
traverse from hindsight chart learning to real-time streaming
application...these small group of traders will often be confused, complain
the most and argue the most.
You can review
examples of simple DOKs @
http://www.thestrategylab.com/tsl/forum/viewforum.php?f=61 (DOKs from
fee base clients involving the fee base education content is
not shared with none
You're a member of several popular trading
forums. Yet, you do
not discuss your trade
method at those forums and you do not mention your services. Therefore, why
do you use those forums...do you have a hidden agenda ?
I have several close personal friends
(retail traders, institutional traders and former institutional traders)
that are members of those forums that I communicate mainly with in private
message. Yet, my public messages at those forums tend to involve trader
psychology or debating with traders that are hypocrites in their views about
technical analysis when I know for fact they use technical analysis. In
addition, I will often talk general market discussions that has nothing to
do with my services at TheStrategyLab (e.g. wall street, quantum computing,
algorithms, charting software, sports, hobbies and so on).
are some idiots out there that views my no discussions about my own trade
method at those forums as some kind'uv of a conspiracy or something gurus do. In contrast,
the gurus I've met online almost always talk about their trade methods at
forums along with giving advice about how to trade
or the guru is trying to use the
forum to teach trading. I do not do such and I respect the terms of
use policies of those forums.
In addition, I just
want a presence at those particular forums via my username
wrbtrader because I wanted to
secure my user name after I had some problems with traders I banned from my
website many years ago.
What's the difference between mentoring and your free resources or fee base
As stated, we currently do not mentor and the main difference
you've asked about is that mentoring can only be properly perform
to increase the odds dramatically that a student will have the tools to be a
successful trader which is why most mentoring fails miserably because most
mentors do it via online (e.g. chat room, weekend seminar et cetera).
In contrast, our free resources and fee-base resources are like building
blocks that must occur
prior to any in
person mentoring which is why many of the users of WRB Analysis are waiting
for us to start a mentoring service to continue improving their trading.
Just as importantly, mentoring is teaching someone how to trade and
if you read the WRB Analysis free study guide...the free study guide does
not teach you
how to trade. Instead, the free study guide explains some of the price
action concepts that I use while trading.
Simply, all we do is sell our strategies that we
use to achieve the trading results you see posted in the free chat room
called ##TheStrategyLab although we do not market our strategies in the free chat
room because it is a SPAM FREE chat room via request of those that use the
In addition, your purchase entitles you to get
support that's critical to
the learning process of your trading. This support allows you to ask trading related questions involving our strategies and your trading
instruments along with discussing with you real-time patterns from our
strategies in the private chat strategy discussion chat room called
and via private message on Skype, twitter or stocktwits.
mainly use twitter and stocktwits via private message. Thus, you may not see
a lot of public messages by my user name wrbtrader
on those social media services but I'm very active on those social media
services via private message.
To read about our
personal opinion about how we define mentoring (coaching)...click
You post recent
examples @ StockTwits
Support Forum of your trade strategies...are those trades you've taken ?
Those charts at
twitter, stocktwits and the TSL Support Forum
do not represent trades by
TheStrategyLab itself. In contrast, the charts represent trades by some of
the free users or fee base
clients that used the concepts discussed in the WRB Analysis Tutorials or
our trade strategies to make those trades (simulator or real money). To be
more specific, if you contact me and discuss the details of a particular
trade in which you used price action concepts from WRB Analysis...I will
document the conversation and download a chart of price action for possible
use for marketing/advertising at my own website or on twitter or stocktwits. the charts presents trades in key price action or trades that
exemplify an illustration of one or several concepts from WRB Analysis.
As for the trades of
TheStrategyLab.com, you can review our
performance record @
http://www.thestrategylab.com/tsl/forum/viewforum.php?f=147 for details
about each trading day even though there are no charts included in our
There are different fee-based services associated with a different forum.
How do I know which forum to join after payment ?
different forums you mention are clearly explained
Upon payment, if you have not registered for a forum, we will contact you
with instructions to ensure you'll join the correct forum.
However, if you join a fee-base forum prior to payment, your registration
goes into a "verification status"
prior to allowing you access to the fee-based contents posted at the forum.
will stay in the
for 72 hours until
payment is received.
verification process, you
will be asked questions that you must respond to with answers. One such
question will involve asking if you downloaded, learned the
WRB Analysis free study guide
and if it was useful to your trading because you're required to have used
the WRB Analysis free study guide for your due diligence
prior to purchase.
Your broker profit/loss blotters that you show for the past few years show
that you are a profitable trader. Therefore, why do you bother selling your
We have learned many things from our free users and fee
base clients that have
helped improve our own trading
and some clients have become excellent traders themselves via our methods
that we actually help each other during the trading day via the private
strategy discussion chat rooms, skype associated with the fee-based strategies.
a lone wolf type of trader that wants to trade alone without any
real-time communication with other traders during the trading day.
Therefore, I prefer to communicate with other traders during the trading
day. In fact, I want my communication to be with traders that understand the
basics of WRB Analysis or understand other aspects of trading that's
critical to my trading such as behavior finance, trader psychology and such.
Without that communication, the trading results you see will have been
Simply, the free resources and fee-based strategies and have open the door to
real-time market collaboration
with other traders around the world
that improves the trading of all those that have walked through
TheStrategyLab.com doors via a vested financial interest that produces
dividends for us and our clients.
This type of
trading collaboration with
other traders using concepts from our WRB Analysis easily increases the
odds for us to be able to consistently exploit the markets.
addition, our marketing and payments made to TheStrategyLab.com usually
occurs before or after trading hours. Thus, the hours designated for
managing the website does not interfere with our trading. Therefore, if
selling the trade methods interferes with our own trading results...we would
stop being vendors as a second source of income. Just as important, the
income from our website is a small dollar amount due to us not
having the time to market ourselves outside of TheStrategyLab.
you have a refund policy ?
Yes and it's a
no refund policy. More information about our
no refund policy @
Simply, we expect you to do your due
diligence via using our free
to you purchasing any of our fee-base resources so that you'll know exactly
what you're getting. If you have any questions about our no refund
policy...please do not hesitate to contact us.
long would it take to become consistently profitable after purchasing your
strategies or using your free resources ?
It's impossible to answer this particular question
because we don't know anything about you as a trader via many variables that deals with a trader's
learning abilities, market
experience, discipline level, ability to handle stressful trading
conditions, home/office trading environment, issues within your personal
life, changes in market conditions et cetera.
In addition, as a reminder, our goal is to make you a
in comparison to your trading
prior to your purchase of
our fee-base resources...a goal that most of our clients achieve.
your strategies involve technical indicators (e.g. macd) ?
No...we are price action only traders that do not use
technical indicators but we do use technical analysis and basic
understanding of the impact of key market events on the markets. Also, some
users of WRB Analysis do use price action concepts from WRB Analysis merged
with their indicators or proprietary trading systems.
your Volatility Trading Report (VTR) trade signal strategies or the free
Fading Volatility Breakout (FVB) trade signal strategy applicable to all
Our trade signal strategies are
not applicable to every market because
we are a strong believer that vendors should only market their services to
trading instruments they currently trade, traded profitably in the past or
have clients that are currently applying the trade methodology to particular
trading instruments. To
see the complete list of trading instruments that's
applicable for trading via your strategies...click
In contrast, our WRB Analysis Tutorial Chapters are applicable to
(stocks, futures, exchange traded funds and forex currencies) that you're
able to see WRBs and WRB Hidden GAPs.
Can you explain exactly what is WRB Analysis and how its
beneficial to trading ?
The word WRB means
wide range body
(candlestick chart clients) or wide range bar
(bar chart clients)
and there are different types of WRBs based upon either...[continue
Are the trade signal strategies subjective or objective ?
of our trade signal strategies have a well-defined trading plan (objective).
Simply, you'll know the rules (not computer codes) for the pattern signal, confirmation signal,
entry signal, initial stop/loss protection, trailing stops and
when to exit a profitable trade. Yet, our trade signal strategies is not
a mechanical system and that in itself implies it's a discretionary rule
base trading method. Simply, objective rule base trade method but
discretionary application due to traders (users) are different in comparison
to another trader.
With that said, some users have coded the tutorial chapters and some of the
advance trade signal strategies into their own proprietary trading
systems...usually merged with their own custom methods. That in itself
should tell you its not subjective because if it was...they would not be
able to do what they did.
These strategies are a rule based method with
no subjectivity in the
pattern signal nor entry signal...can the strategies be coded for mechanical
or automated trading (computer trades the method while the trader is doing
ourselves are not programmers and were unable to code the strategies for
Yet, you can download the WRB Analysis free study guide to see if you can
program/code it yourself as some users have already done such. Some
locations of these codes are posted in the WRB Analysis free study guide and
our free Fading Volatility Breakout (FVB) trade signal strategy while other
codes are private and only posted by the trader in his/her private thread
because its merged with their own proprietary trade methods.
The ##TheStrategyLab trade log
sometimes show you stating a particular trade is via
intuition. What exactly
does that imply considering your strategies are not subjective ?
take trades via my well-defined strategies and intuition trades based upon
my experience in specific types of market conditions. I'm upfront about any
trade I state is intuition versus other trades that are not intuition. Yet,
all trades share a tick with a WRB Zone as required in the WRB Analysis
There are some trolls
intentionally posting misinformation about my intuition trades. For example,
if I take 10 trades and 2 of the 10 trades were announced as intuition on
entry into the trade...users of the free chat room do not get an explanation
when the ask me to explain the intuition because my response is that its
just "trade experience". Unfortunately, some of these traders that later
become trolls...they will post misinformation elsewhere that my trades are
confusing to them and it doesn't correlate with what they've learned from
Reality, if you read the archive chat logs of the free chat room, I often
talk about the market does what it does and it does not depend on technical
analysis or some quantitative reason. I'm able to exploit some of those
situations via intuition. Yet, for some odd reason...its disturbing to some
traders and they're very confused about intuition trading and then they feel
the need to bad mouth it because they're not able to do it too.
Intuition trades are mainly trades where I'm not following my own rules due
to the fact I may be designing a new strategy, trying a new trade management
approach or relying on my market experience when I don't have trade signals
from my the objective strategies but I do understand
why the market is doing
what it is doing.
Yet, as stated, all my trades shared a tick with a WRB Zone as taught in WRB Analysis. Further, I keep separate trade result stats of my objective trades versus my
intuition trades in which these stats gives a wealth of information about
how I interacted with the markets on any given trading day.
With that said, it's very important you remember that I'm constantly looking
for ways to improve my own trading and the trading of my clients as a
discretionary trader using a rule-base trade method (no automation, no
program codes, no algorithms).
Therefore, I need to try new things (research and development) so that my
clients and I can adapt to market conditions when they change to help
minimize drawdown periods and improve profit results...hence the name
word "Lab" in TheStrategyLab.com
What percentage of traders using your strategies are profitable ?
Several months after a client has purchased our
strategies, we will ask them if our methods has improved their trade
performance in comparison to their trade performance prior to purchasing our
Currently as of 2014, about
say YES and that number has been as low as 72%
or as high as 83%
depending upon which year (updated stats posted at TheStrategyLab.com home
Those that said YES does not imply they are making big
profits nor do they send us any verification of their profit level although some do post an occasional
broker profit/loss statement online at some discussion forum where they are
a member without mentioning the source of their trading knowledge due to
fear of being called a spammer or shill for TheStrategyLab.com
Further, of those that said YES...about
71% said they are
exclusively using our strategies and nothing else while the remaining
29% used concepts
from our methods to either improve their own methods or design new
strategies that was more suitable to their trading style.
The above info also shows that
has not seen an improvement in their trade performance although most believe
it's too early to tell because they are still learning the strategies.
another interesting stat...we keep track of traders within our social
network (forum, chat room, twitter group) regardless if they are using our
methods or using their own methods. Traders not using our methods (don't
have access)...only 19%
are profitable and most of them have openly stated they do not trust vendors
or may try our methods in the future only after they've exhausted their
there a way to determine the potential performance level
prior to purchasing the
First of all, this is an impossible question to answer because we do not
know your learning curve, at home/work trading environment, trading tools
you have access too, trading capital, trading experience and many other
do not assume you will achieve similar like trading results as
my results because I have +20 years of market experience and 15 years of
that is via trading. Thus, we only advertise that we will improve your
trading in comparison to your trading prior to you using our trade
methodology. Also, due
to my extensive market experience as a price action only trader...it's the
main reason why the real-time support is extremely helpful for clients that
want to collaborate with me in real-time during the trading day.
Therefore, market experience has a big impact on my profit level,
consistency and successful application of the strategies as it is for
clients when I share the market experience.
Simply, we do share with you our market experience via the support that's
included with the purchase of our strategies.
Yet, please be aware that my trading results or the trading results of a
client is not a good indicator of your potential performance if you were to
purchase our strategies. In fact, the below variables will have a direct
impact on your profit level:
Different strategies you tend to favor from our basket of strategies
Different broker and/or trade execution platform
Different charts viewing on your monitor(s)
Different at home or work trading environment
Different learning abilities
Different times and/or days when you tend to trade
Different trading styles via how you interact with the
markets via our strategies
above in any combination will have an impact on your performance level in
comparison to another trader regardless if you use our strategies or
strategies by someone else and it's what most vendors will not tell you
realities of trading.
is it so difficult to find traders at other forums using your methods to get
first hand knowledge about the merits of your strategies without having to
request references from you ?
First of all, traders tend to find out about
TheStrategyLab.com via search engine (e.g. Google),
from another trader in their social network (e.g. Facebook) or via word of
mouth (in person recommendation). Thus, we ourselves do not promote our services outside our
website and if we see someone spamming (promoting our website without having
been solicited for information) our website at another online
resource such as a forum...we'll contact the site owner of the location where the spam was
posted so that the info can be deleted.
With that said, you can easily determine the merits of
our trade method via using the below
Tutorial chapters 1, 2 and 3 study guide. You can download it
Fading Volatility Breakout (FVB)
trade signal strategy. Access instructions
real-time chat room
The above will allow
you to determine on your own the merits of your trade methodology without
needing references from other traders because you'll be able to interact
with those "other traders" using our resources. In addition, your use of the
above free resources will show us that you have a sincere interest
in learning/applying our trade methods.
You have a free chat room called
##TheStrategyLab where those using the room are posting their trades and
price action analysis. You also
said that some members using ##TheStrategyLab or register to use the room are
not using your methods.
question is why do they not purchase your strategies when you post
consistent profits most trading days along with a broker profit/loss
members are profitable via their own methods merged with price action
concepts from our free resources (e.g. WRB Analysis free study guide, free
FVB trade signal strategy) and that
reason alone is why they aren't interested in purchasing any of our advance
In addition, many members have already invested a lot of time & energy in
their own methods and that in itself makes it very difficult for many to
switch to our trade methods.
Also, we don't market our strategies in real-time within
because it is
a spam free chat room although we do some promotion within the archived chat
posted at the support forum that's read by guest
visitors. Simply, its common to have a member of
not know we
are vendors too.
Why should I pay for your strategies when I
can just join the free chat room called
##TheStrategyLab to mimic (copy) your trades as you post them in real-time ?
not a signal calling room
nor is it properly setup for traders to efficiently mimic each other trades
due to the fact that there are a lot of market discussions and trades being
posted by many different room members at the same time (Long and Short).
addition, the odds aren't good that you'll get the same fill nor the same
exits due to the fact that the chat room members do not give warnings when a
trade (entry or exit) is about to occur along with the fact that my trades
are posted among trades being posted by other members.
Thus, the odds aren't very good you'll have the reaction skills to see my trade posted in real-time until its too late
Also, I have a strong belief that if you mimic trades by another trader
without the permission of that trader...you'll instill
poor trading habits that
will be extremely difficult to fix when you do decide one day to learn how
to trade on your own along with showing members of
you're not interested in participating in the chat room via either posting
trades or discussing the markets.
Therefore, I don't recommend any trader to mimic
the trades of another trader unless they have the exact same broker, trade
execution platform, chart program, similar like chart layouts along with
having access to the strategy being used to prevent blind trading.
Further, I'm always trying new strategies (hence the name TheStrategyLab)
to see if they are suitable for adding to my existing trading plan.
will be a huge mistake for you to mimic my trades without my permission and
without knowledge of knowing if the trade signal is from my profitable
system or from something that's new and possibly not reliable.
However, I and other members do sometimes tell fee-based clients in the private
real-time strategy discussion chat rooms about possible pending pattern
signals or will discuss clues as they are occurring that a pattern signal
may soon appear along with identifying key changes in supply/demand.
there a reason why you don't post information with your real-time trades in
##TheStrategyLab chat room involving your stops and profit targets ?
The information about my trade management is posted in
the available free information at the TSL Support Forum within the free
Fading Volatility Breakout (FVB) trade signal strategy and other trade
management information within my "daily trading routine" links you'll find
in the performance record at the TSL Support Forum. Simply, I don't repeat
the same information for every trade in real-time whenever I post a trade in
the chat room when you can easily read my trade management information at
the TSL Support Forum.
Do you trade someone's else account besides
your own trading account ?
I'm not interested in trading the account of another
individual because I'm well capitalized.
In addition, trading my own account is stressful enough
without having to worry about the money of someone else. In fact, some
traders perform better when they trade the money of someone else. In
contrast, I do not perform better when the money belongs to someone else or
I know traders are trying to mimic (copy) my trades.
for me to say the above implies I've tried it and the results were
not good and far too
That's the thing about trading, you got to know your strengths and
weaknesses and then exploit what you're good at while staying away from
situations that you perform poorly.
I'm interested in WRB Analysis for my
exit strategy while
not interested in WRB Analysis for my entry strategy because I am confident
in my entries because they back-tested well and my real money trading results
have profitable results.
Simply, my problem involves exiting profitable trades
too early. Thus, can your fee-based strategies help me with my
exit strategy so that I can capture more profits from profitable trades ?
The WRB Analysis information in our fee-based strategies
do exploit trades that are profitable to allow you to capture more of the
price movement that continues to move in your favor.
This is accomplish via using WRB's to tell you when to
move your initial stop/loss protection into a 1 tick/pip profitable trailing
stop and then giving you a better understanding of shifts in supply/demand
via Volatility Analysis...allowing for better management of trailing stops if you
choose to adjust them from the 1 tick/pip profitable trailing stop
We also encourage you to send us detailed charts of
trades (good profits, poor profits and losers) with info about the
entry/time of price, exit/time of price and basic info about your entry
We'll then reply with
based upon our WRB Analysis integrated with your trading style and
Simply, every trader is different and having access to
some basic information about your entry strategy with chart examples will
allow us to design a customized profitable solution via our WRB Analysis for
your exit strategy problems.
Should I purchase the Advance
Tutorial Chapters or the Volatility Trading Report (VTR) trade signal
strategies even though I have not started trading ?
Yes but only after
your use of the WRB Analysis free study guide and you've maintain a
statistical analysis of your trading with WRB Analysis versus your trading
before you learned WRB
Analysis. In fact, I may one day start a mentoring (coaching) program and
one of the requirements for students prior to any mentoring is that I will
request their statistical analysis results for review. Without their
documentation, there will be no mentoring.
With that said, its very common for
traders to purchase our fee-base methods so that they can learn
opening a trading account after using WRB Analysis on a simulator.
This allows them to build up
confidence via understanding the
strategies and the statistical analysis prior
to any real-money trading.
provide fee-based services only to compensate ourselves for the time,
energy and resources we use to
active traders to become successful traders...active traders that have
contacted us first and then asked for help in their
education with their trading.
Trader and Founder of
WRB Analysis (wide range body analysis or wide range bar analysis)
Price Action Only Trading (no technical indicators)
Phone: +1 708 572-4885
Business Hours: 8am - 5pm est (Mon - Fri)
Skype Messenger: kebec2002
man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is
because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the
music he hears, however measured or far away." --Henry