I’ve been a bit out of the loop with my traveling and wrapping up loose ends on projects coming to a close but have noticed some of the flack you’ve been taking and would like to respond. A bit about my background, I bought my first share of stock in 1978, got into the financial industry in 1985, have done M&A work, got into FX in 1998, started an FX company in 2001 then sold it in 2005, was a Series 3 commodities broker trading for a fund in NY, have traded for several FFI’s (Foreign Financial Institutions), and much more. I joined THD approximately 4 years ago and have watched the evolution of the THD product line. I’ve seen many indicator packages and never have I seen technical products like you have put together. As a professional in this industry for quite a while, please let me say that your honesty and integrity shines above all the BS that exists out there and I’m proud to be an annual member of THD. The comments I’ve seen from these moron’s about your abilities are insulting/unfounded and if they ever for a moment understood what this business was all about they would never open their mouth. But they did thereby eliminating all doubt that they’re total idiots and know nothing. Gail, your indicators, education, realistic approach and no BS technique should be commended because, in my opinion, the THD Packages are the best on the market for beginner, intermediate and experienced traders………………………Another happy client
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“Gail, I have been trading for over 25 years, and attended or purchased a minimum of 15 trading systems or seminars. I can finally say I have something that will consistently work day in and day out. I witnessed a minimum of 20 winning trades throughout the trading day on Monday, 9/19/2011. I will go home with 3 trades that will work. It sounds crazy, 25 to 30 hours to learn 3 trades. Trust me you cannot learn these 3 trades from a manual, a webinar, or by conversation. Gail has given me something that works and yes you will see me in Florida in October for the advanced seminar. Wishing you all the best.”
“Your approach works as well as anything I’ve seen in my 28 years of observing and trading the markets. You can quote me on that FWIW. You know and I know, money management, discipline and practice will make traders winners”
“First, THANK YOU! I’m finally becoming the trader that I’ve always wanted to be. This week was the most profitable week in my career, more than doubling what I’d previously done. Thank you, Rick and Michah for teaching me the simplest way to be profitable. Magenta Peaks! In Las Vegas I asked if you ever traded without a Magenta Peak and you said no. But it was the look on your face that said “why” that really answered the question. Now I know why you wouldn’t. You also said to just pick 1 or 2 setups and master those and I did that too. The Buddah became my trade and I won’t even look at a chart unless there’s a Magenta Peak on either the 45 or the 180. Ever. Someone once asked it you knew the direction the market was headed could you make money? I can now. I’ve had trades this week that have netted me 40 to 70 ticks. And I had the most profitable trade of my life late Monday night (early Tuesday Morning) when gold had a divergent Magenta Peak on the 45 and flipped the ATR on the 3. I got in at 1390.8, took no heat and finally got stopped out at 1368.7 on my trailer. More than 200 ticks on that trade alone. So my son’s been watching me the last couple of months and said he’d like to learn how to do what I’m doing. Though he doesn’t have the patience or discipline yet (he’s only 18) I decided to start him with your book. It’s on my IPad but he wants a hard copy and I didn’t see one online. Was the book ever produced in a hard copy? If so I’d like to get one. Thanks again for the education. And if anyone is unsure of whether or not to enroll in the program give them my number. I’d be happy to let them know that it’s be the best decision they’ll ever make”
“Thank you. I did find them online and suspected that might have been the course. But I wanted to be sure. I just want to tell you that I am absolutely fascinated by this new dimension (volume) that has been added to my understanding of price movement. After thirty years of watching the markets, I am astounded by the fact that I have missed this component completely. Now it is all coming together. I must tell you that your package of indicators are the best investment I have ever made regarding the markets.”
“Well I actually started trading for real last month. I was able to increase my account by 20% during April following your tactics so thank you for your advice as always. The past two days not so lucky, took 4 trades oil and gold and all tanked. I guess w/ the gains I got a little too over confident and naive so this was like a slap of reality about the nature of the market lol.”
“I want to thank you for introducing me to the world of currency futures trading. Trading currency futures/forex is so much easier than the indices I do not understand why people continue to struggle with the ES, YM. If people want to trade the indices and if I were your firm I would use the TF to show the power of your system not the ES. At least it trades smoother than the ES. But this is only my opinion. I know that Gail tries to get the indices traders to look at the currency futures but they are a stubborn lot. I have a friend in Portland who I have actually showed him my method of trading the currency futures and the forex. I even post my trades to him on Skype and he will not change. So I know that words can fall on deaf ears. Gail is an excellent person to demonstrate trading methods. She is very professional; takes a lot from the attendees and cares about what she does. She is a real asset to any trader!!!!”
“My personal trading experience has been with longer timeframes with options. Gail’s methodology will sharpen your short game, which will in turn sharpen your long game. Gail’s honest, simplistic approach is a 100% must for all traders, trading all markets. She is also a very caring administrator, and offers world class customer support, second to none. I have examined or tried all the other “Gurus” and “TradersHelpDesk” wins by a country mile!”
“Gail loves to teach, real-time, real-world, what she actually does everyday for her own accounts. Yes, her indicators are extremely good, but she also teaches you the psychology of being a great trader, which includes having a trading plan, rules, and journaling. Bottom line — no one should trade without her training”
“Gail, you lead the pack! Wonderful seminar. Teaching the business principles and psychology puts you head and shoulders above the rest of the pack. And, of course, your methodology is unsurpassed. Your name should be ACE!”
“I had purchased the Traders Help Desk indicators last December and then attended the workshop in January. I have been trading for twenty five years in the option pits of various exchanges and wanted to migrate and become a screen trader. To successfully do this, I knew that I needed a plan and to be able to execute that plan. That plan consists of many things, but first you need a system. Gail has developed a system that can really demonstrate what is taking place in the marketplace. Volume and price are so important and complementary to each other. Together they show you what is really taking place in the market. I really like the indicators, but it takes time to become familiar with them. But that was the easy part. Learning to trade electronically has been very difficult for me and something that Gail has provided great assistance with. She has stressed from day 1 about developing a plan, and then following that plan. DISCIPLINE is the key to success. You could give the THD indicators to 20 different traders and varying experience and you will get 20 very different outcomes mostly due to one’s ability to follow their trading plan. Gail has helped me tremendously in acquiring the discipline to be a successful trader. I use her indicators on a more longer term basis, but they will work on any time frame and any commodity. Price is one part of the equation, but without the volume information, price charts are meaningless. I have always followed open interest, and her indicators allow you to take that analysis even further to visually see what is taking place as price nears an ATR or the markets puts in a ADX peak. But most importantly, she not only teaches you her indicators, but also how to develop a trading plan, trade management, stop placement and profit targets. She has gone over money management theories and has proven what it will take to be a successful trader. Your losses have to be smaller than your profits, and you need to wait for the “best” setups in order to keep your losses at a minimum. You will not eliminate losses, and you have to be able to deal with them psychologically, but if you can master that, then you will succeed with her indicators. I have seen indicators priced the same without the support, and have seen indicators priced 2-4 times as high, but with Gail and THD, you get what you need to be successful. The amount of time it takes will vary on the person, I have spent a year teaching myself that I need to wait for the setups and that no position is in fact a position and okay. If you are serious about trading, take her platinum package, go to her upcoming seminar so that you cut your learning time in half or even more. The money spent on her indicators and seminar are less than ½ a semester of college tuition and worth many times more than what you would ever get from a semester of finance education. Gail teaches on the live edge, shows you how to become successful from A to Z. But you have to put in the work and it is not easy. Everyone wants to be a trader because it is fun, easy, and carefree. But what you want and what you accomplish are two different things. It will take hard work to go from wanting to be a trader to actually becoming a successful trader. Many have tried, few have succeeded. It was a lot harder than I ever imagined, especially since I have traded options my whole life. I knew what I was looking for in a system that would show me the information that we use to “feel, hear and see” on the trading floor. THD has that information, but Gail has even more knowledge of how to successfully implement it. Wanting and achieving are two totally separate tasks. If you want to succeed, you need a system, a plan, and the discipline to implement that. Gail has shown me all three things. Get the indicators, go to the seminar so you don’t waste time learning the system via the trading room. The seminar will put you on the ground running with her system. It all depends on what you want to accomplish. Trading successfully is a very difficult thing to achieve. If it wasn’t, everyone would be doing it. She has taught me how to become a screen trader.”
“The email this morning was very helpful. Just as you identified entries on the sell side and avoiding the last one due to the magenta peak on the 12 minute with expectation of trading back to the ATR, it helped me to use both of the time period charts together. I was able to get off a short against the ATR on the NQ after the magenta peak at 10 a.m. on the 12 minute using the same methodology I believe. It was my first profitable trade. I did a TYH trade last Friday, but had to get out as the ATR turned sellers and I AM TRYING VERY HARD TO FOLLOW THE RULES. I have traded a long time, and I sat last Thursday and Friday very confused, but I felt as if the charts were talking to me this a.m. just as when you went through the setup and what you saw looking at all the time periods. I was afraid to trade, but it is getting better. I see PATIENCE is very vital. UPSTAIRS IS VERY DIFFERENT!”
“One of your videos talking about spotting volume divergence but not having a secure idea on risk or price movement (which by the way nipped me in the butt in early January). These indicators provide so much missing information about price and risk … I can’t wait until Las Vegas”
“Although what I am about to share with you is very old hat to you both, I thought you would like to know I am actually making progress. Last night I scanned for divergence on daily stocks. I picked six and set up my screen with six 5 minute charts. This morning I waited for red dots on the three RSI charts AND volume divergence. Spotting one, I then entered a 1 stop/2 limit OSO for the first time! I made the first limit and reset my stop to break even on the second set. When the stock came back down near the limit I sold for no loss on the second half of my entry (almost exactly as one of Gail’s videos went in the mentoring program!) So – I made a profit and am now resting on my laurels. What is strange is the flat on the second result doesn’t bother me a bit. For the first time it wasn’t about money … it was about making a good trade with good decisions. Thanks – couldn’t have done it without you.”
“I would like to give some feedback on 2 things you’ve taught me that really helps me be on the right side of the trade. To start, everything you teach is needed to become a solid trader. You are really a God Send to many of us that have the burning desire to reach our goals in the trading world. Now that I’m feeling more comfortable with watching all timeframes and seeing if I’m in tune with the charts that day, I’m always watching for Wyckoff Springs and Upthrusts. It is amazing how they help me to wait for pulling the trigger for a possible trading I’m watching for. When I first learned them from Mastering Your Trades, I got a little too quick on the draw with what they were about for me. Not today, now they have become two of my best friends, both for sitting on my hands and for pulling the trigger for a trade. Just one of the many things that’s helping me see the light better. Profitable trading Gail! Thank you,”
“In short – today’s trading room with Micah was excellent. I’ve been trading for 5 years. As soon as I commit to buying multicharts I’m all about getting more involved with your team. I can’t even begin to tell you what THD has done for my futures trading so far. Thanks very much”
“There is no substitute for trading shoulder-to-shoulder with a very successful, highly experienced trader. You CANNOT learn trading on your own If you are new to trading, or cannot be consistently profitable, then you are experiencing what I am talking about. Gail Mercer is a professional trader and a gifted instructor, teaching simple, yet very profitable trading methods”
“I want to thank you for your patience and for sharing your work of a lifetime with us. I learned very much from you and see market flow from a different perspective. That will definitely influence my trader’s life from now on as your Indicators fit perfectly to your logic based mathematical systems and trade plans. I also appreciate very much that you do more for us for free than most services offer for much money. Thanks again”
“t was a great idea to start your seminars in Europe too – with the new Trade Flow™ methodology it was amazing to see how successful our small group could figure out the trades with crystal clear entry and exit setups. We could compare our support and resistance areas and traded exactly the same trades ……. alone at our hotel rooms as well together in our trading suite. Thank you very much again from Germany”
“ust thought I would give you a shoutout. 5 years of trading and I thought I knew something. Man all man if I would of known I just had to find a woman mentor I would have done so, Ahhhhhhh ? about 5 years ago. lol Just a friendly note to say I’m working hard and following what you teach 100% not 70% as how I usually follow someone. I see the positive in me not being able to trade live right now. It keeps me focused on studying and not worried about the next trade. Patience is not over rated.”
“Gail, a great seminar. Good discussion of the material with exercises that teach you to appreciate the method. They demonstrate your understanding of how to use the indicators and allow you to plan a study program on your own”
“This is my 2nd seminar! And I can’t tell you how much I got from it. The confirmation on new setups that I was learning and the reinforcement to pull it all together. I am so thankful to be a part of it! I look forward to the Advanced seminar. Gail is always creating and finding new ways and working on my personal issues. Everything that I need to work on to bring my success rate up!”
“I must thank you for one thing — tuning me on to the Euro. I have a much easier time interpreting price and volume action in the Euro than I ever did with the S&P, Dow mini and the larger daily range on the Euro makes it much easier to hit a decent daily goal on a consistent basis. I am already a more consistent trader than before, simply for changing markets. The funny thing is that I routinely wake up around 2:30 to 3:00 am anyway, so trading the European market hours work great for me”
“ust a quick Hi, and also to let you know that your ADX is just incredible! As you know the ADX magenta peak came in on the Monthly Dow and that I have been watching this for quite sometime, as all of us have. Getting myself trained everyday to look at my higher time frames starting with the monthly, as you taught me! And all the while saying to myself… Hmm, we’ve had div volume from last May approx, and this is going to change real soon! And it did! With a vengeance too! Watching all of this play out live and actually reading it has been such a great learning experience for me, I just wanted to thank you and congratulate you on developing a great system:)”
“I have a long way to go to fully understand, but the volume aspect along with price displays when people are “moving” contracts as we use to be able to see or feel on the floor. You can watch open interest to perhaps see the same thing in futures, but I really like what I see. I would be so lost not sitting through this seminar as it really helps explain them and what you are doing. Excellent job”
“Just wanted to give you shout that your annual membership and products are nice. I have used your stuff with some other items I have accumulated over 18 years trading. I just wanted to say I like the up coming item about potential setup alerts in radar screen near the atr and congestion area. I base one of my setups just off of that with a few other items to confirm. All the newbies have no idea what it is like to start from scratch I did 18 years ago. I would have loved to have this stuff back then. It would have saved me a lot of money. If they do the homework and just trade your stuff you will save them a lot of hardship and lost money in the market.”
“Identifying the momentum shift on the live edge is simply amazing! I never thought I could understand the complicated concepts of volume price analysis but you have made it so simple and easy to see! The results have been amazing because I can now identify where the best entry point is -- risking less money while increasing my profits! Thank you for making my dream come true”
“Gail, this is almost scary. I have been practicing what you taught me with volume and I have been profitable for the last 4 weeks. It’s amazing how doing the same thing everyday actually improved my trading. It’s almost scary!”
“Anyhow looking at things now, I again get confirmation that your take on volume is more than half of the equation when it comes to a whole picture. I say this because my background is with VSA and classical Wyckoff volume analysis. But it is only you that is putting a crystal clear emphasis on the principles that you are teaching. Which is crucial to get a complete picture on how classical volume analysis works. Pretty special I think”
“I am a long time user of Market Profile and the Fin. Alg. version of footprint. I have been running your Directional Volume indicator against Foot Print just to see how they compare. I am going to say that anyone scalping or day trading that doesn’t use ATR and Directional Volume together is crazy…….. I picked up on the value of Directional Volume quickly because I was running footprint against it . I am getting the same info from Directional Volume as from foot print but in a simpler form, easier to interpret . Again , I know I’ve been doing this a long time but these two indicators will make anyone’s trading easier. I love volatile markets [gold, crude] and using ATR and Directional Volume on them is great. Hope the new year is good to you. Take care.”
Well I actually started trading for real last month. I was able to increase my account by 20% during April following your tactics so thank you for your advice as always. The past two days not so lucky, took 4 trades oil and gold and all tanked. I guess w/ the gains I got a little too over confident and naive so this was like a slap of reality about the nature of the market lol.
I would like to give some feedback on 2 things you’ve taught me that really helps me be on the right side of the trade. To start, everything you teach is needed to become a solid trader. You are really a God Send to many of us that have the burning desire to reach our goals in the trading world. Now that I’m feeling more comfortable with watching all timeframes and seeing if I’m in tune with the charts that day, I’m always watching for Wyckoff Springs and Upthrusts.
It is amazing how they help me to wait for pulling the trigger for a possible trading I’m watching for. When I first learned them from Mastering Your Trades, I got a little too quick on the draw with what they were about for me. Not today, now they have become two of my best friends, both for sitting on my hands and for pulling the trigger for a trade.
Just one of the many things that’s helping me see the light better. Profitable trading Gail!
This afternoon, I received the following email regarding using the THD indicators for trading the markets.
Thank you. I did find them online and suspected that might have been the course. But I wanted to be sure.
I just want to tell you that I am absolutely fascinated by this new dimension (volume) that has been added to my understanding of price movement. After thirty years of watching the markets, I am astounded by the fact that I have missed this component completely.
Now it is all coming together.
I must tell you that your package of indicators are the best investment I have ever made regarding the markets.
Volume is key to trading the markets — that is why I have added it in my own trading.
Just a quick Hi, and also to let you know that your ADX is just incredible!
As you know the ADX magenta peak came in on the Monthly Dow and that I have been watching this for quite sometime, as all of us have. Getting myself trained everyday to look at my higher time frames starting with the monthly, as you taught me!
And all the while saying to myself… Hmm, we’ve had div volume from last May approx, and this is going to change real soon! And it did! With a vengeance too!
Watching all of this play out live and actually reading it has been such a great learning experience for me, I just wanted to thank you and congratulate you on developing a great system:)
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