Meet the Wizard behind the curtain
Robert Roy knows firsthand the importance of a changed mindset. Rob had to alter his own thought process before he was able to become successful through trading in the stock market. Now Rob emphasizes to his students how following a proven, time tested system is critical to their success.
Rob was raised in Queens, NY by a single mother. Because money was scarce Rob grew up hearing things like “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer,” and “It takes money to make money.” These were early mental roadblocks that he had to overcome.
Robs life changed in 1997 when one of his colleagues in the manufacturing company he worked for told him about a stock market class he had taken. Rob was looking for opportunities to make extra money so he was very interested. He took the workshop and became excited about using the stock market to change his life even though his friends and family were instruments of discouragement.
“I’ve had people me my entire life telling me that I couldn’t do something” Rob said. As usual he proved them wrong again.
In 1999 Rob was asked to become a Trading Coach for one of the largest stock market education companies in the US. As he set out on the newest chapter of his life he created a systematic approach to train traders with no experience to those who were already trading the market. His approach (called Strategy Creation System “SCS”) focuses on 4 key elements of trading, 4 simple words: Identify, Enter, Manage and Exit, individually they each sound easy to do, collectively they are one of the toughest things there is for a trader to overcome. Rob has successfully trained over 15,000 traders on location and over 50,000 online on his system.
Rob has been developed DVDs on many advanced trading strategies such as fibonacci, equity options, how to trade emini futures & Forex, trading the Qs and Spiders, etc.
He has also developed text alerts services, Trader Talks on Emini futures and equity options as well as multiple advanced workshops taught online and in person.
One of Rob’s favorite quotes is “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” ― Henry Ford. Robs approach starts with changing your mindset and ends with developing a trading system that is built for the individual trader.
Rob lives on Long Island, NY with his wife Rosaria and their two daughters, Gina and Sabrina.
Brandon Wendell has always known the value of education and has strived to constantly learn more about many topics. He and his two sisters were raised in a small town in Pennsylvania by a single mother on a public-school teacher’s salary.
Brandon later joined the US Navy to proudly serve in the Persian Gulf in the early 1990’s. After leaving the military, he started working as a retail stockbroker following his father’s footsteps. Not satisfied working in the front office and wanting to learn more about how the markets worked, Brandon moved into the back-office operations where he was tasked to fill the customer orders electronically as a trader/Agency Desk Operator.
Brandon’s big break into the world of trading came in 1999 when he was asked to be a lead trader for a private hedge fund in La Jolla, California. He attended a well-known trading education company and successfully traded for the fund. After leaving the fund and continuing to trade and invest for himself, Brandon returned to the education company to begin teaching his methodology and to help others achieve their financial goals.
During his tenure at the trading education company, Brandon was honored as the instructor of the year and also won the Center’s Choice award. He has been a frequent guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box and Money Flow shows and appeared as a technical analysis expert on Bloomberg TV, Fox Business, and ET Now. Brandon was also contracted by CNBC International to conduct a special Technical Analysis Course for CNBC on air personalities and other staff.
In 2008, Brandon attained the prestigious Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, of which there are only 2500. The CMT program is a master’s degree in technical analysis which requires demonstration of high-level understanding of all technical indicators, multiple charting styles, and all existing theories of market analysis including Elliot Wave, Dow Theory, and others.
Brandon currently lives near the beach in Fort Lauderdale with his wife and two French bulldogs.
Tony Benson was once discouraged by his lack of progress when he began to learn how to evaluate trading opportunities in the stock market. Tony was studying technical analysis and was learning how to spot chart patterns, but always seemed to identify the pattern after it was no longer tradable. He began to seek a more visual way to teach himself how to recognize the patterns when they had trading potential.
That was the genesis of “Patterns in a Flash,” the subscription-based product designed to provide students with a faster method to learn chart patterns and how to trade them. About 10 years ago, Tony created a version of the product to help himself learn how to be a more effective trader.
“I was getting so frustrated by not being able to see the pattern,” Tony says. “It helped train me to see the patterns on the right side of the trade.”
The Patterns in a Flash program has been expanded and now offers over 8 hours of instruction. Tony says it’s part of a two-step education program, which includes identifying and evaluating a stock’s pattern, and then knowing how to act on the information.
“It’s all designed to speed up the process with respect to learning how to find and identify the chart patterns,” he says.
Tony grew up in a small town in southern Oregon. After graduating from high school he went work for the area’s largest independent tire dealer, where he learned the values of customer service that he continues to view as important. Tony attended his first stock market class in 2000, worked in the stock market education field for about 18 months, and earned his brokerage license in 2001.