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Hi there,

My name is Dave Tromp. I am a coder by day and Trader by night.  On this site I share my experience Trading Forex, Precious Metals and Crypto Currencies. Trading requires discipline, patience and mental stamina.

To read about why I trade and why I think you should too, you can read this post.

I am open about my Samurai Trading by:
  • Sharing my trading performance
  • Sharing my trading plan
  • Sharing my trading ideas
  • Sharing the resources I use for trading and investing

My Trading Performance

My trading log supports below performance graph. You can find every trade in my trading log.
My Performance in R: click image to see the trading log.

My Trading Plan

Every trader needs a plan. Plan your trades and trade your plan! The Samurai Trading Plan can be found here. I hope it will show you that I actually trade according to a plan and that luck is a minimal factor in my trading.

My Trading Ideas

I post my trading ideas on Tradingview as a way of keeping a visual trading journal. You can follow my trading ideas as I post them on my Tradingview profile. Alternatively, you can follow my trading ideas on this blog and  get my trading ideas by email if you like.

My Trading Method

Becoming a trader is a process. Although some people have a natural ability to be successful in trading, most others do not have this.

I think everyone can learn to trade the markets.

I have spent many years studying the markets, reading books on trading, doing back tests and of course trading. Finally, I am at the level that I make more money then I lose. So I feel confident I can share with you what I know on the subject.

I have written a series of posts about: Getting Started Trading. It will help you get started with the method I use to trade: the Samurai Trading Method.

After reading the series of posts, go ahead and buy The Candlestick Trading Bible. It explains The Samurai Trading Method of trading almost exactly and in detail.
The Candlestick Trading Bible

Samurai Trading Charts

I use charting that is independent of the platform I execute trades on. I use Tradingview. As an alternative, you can also use Investing.com, Metatrader or CTrader. Although, to use these last two platforms you will at least need to open a demo account at a broker that offers the platform and the usage of the demo account is often limited in time. Tradingview is free to use.


Samurai Trading Broker

I use the broker Plus500.


I use this broker for the following reasons:
  1.  I trust the broker. I have made deposits and withdrawals with this broker without any problems. It is regulated in various jurisdictions.
  2. The broker offers an easy to use online platform for trade execution and trade management. Specifically, the position sizing is very easy to do on the platform. Most other brokers offer the Metatrader platform for trade execution and this platform makes position sizing overly complicated.
  3. I have found the instrument CFD prices to be accurate.
  4. I have found the CFD forex spreads / trading costs to be reasonable.
  5. I have found the trade execution to be precise enough for my style of trading.
  6. This broker offers a time unlimited demo account, which you can use to test and trade new strategies against live markets without risking any real money until you are ready to trade live.

I have outlined some of the most useful resources I use for trading and investing my self. I hope it is helpful. If you have any questions about these resources or the site itself feel free to get in contact with me.

See How I Trade

Click on my performance chart below to see how I do it!

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