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    (Q) What do you teach in the Commodities Course?
    (A) I teach Technical Analysis, Chart Patterns and some information on Seasonal trading. I spent almost two years writing it and started with the basic premise that many people don't really know what a commodity is to start with. So I started with "What is a commodity anyway and why do people trade them?" You can see some of what is in the course by looking under the "Training" tab at the top of the home page. This was rated the #1 course on the market to learn to trade commodities.
    (Q) Are your courses available as a downloadable file?
    (A) No they are not a PDF or eBook. My commodities and options courses are printed in full color, book abound and mailed to you. However I have about 40 videos that come with each course that go into detail on each lesson in the printed course. My students tell me that the videos are extremely helpful. When you buy any of my courses you will have access to all the videos online. You can view them online if you like or you can download them. Actually I have them in Evernote and I share that notebook with you. If you don't have Evernote, you should and it's free. If you don't have Evernote you can just watch them online or download them. I'm going to be teaching you how to use Evernote as a trading journal anyway. You can get it at www.evernote.com. Just get the free version. It's probably all you will ever need anyway.
    (Q) What kind of system do you use?
    (A) I don't use a "system".Systems don't work! If anyone thinks that there is such a thing a a system that you can just turn on and make money then you are very naive. There is no such product on the market anywhere, at any price. Show me one that works long term and I will buy it for you.
    (Q) What do you teach in the Options Course?
    (A) I get this question all the time so I put it up here. If you go to Part 1 of my Options Course you can see a few samples of some option strategies that I teach. I'm not just saying this because I wrote it but my students tell me that it's the easiest to understand course on options they have ever seen. I cover about ten or so strategies each for Bullish, Bearish and Flat markets. I don't think you really need more than that. Each strategy have a corresponding video that goes with it. I also teach you how to use options along with trading futures contracts to reduce your risk.
    (Q) How long have you been teaching people to trade?
    (A) Since 1997. Wow, that's a long time! I really enjoy it and that's why I do it. I now have students in 67 countries, many of which have become close friends.
    (Q) How long does it take to complete your course?
    (A) That's hard to say because it is dependent on to many variables. What I tell my students they should do is read the course(s) like a book first. The reason is that many of the questions you might have are covered later in the course. I also suggest that you do not watch the videos first. This is the lazy persons way of learning. I would suggest that after you read it like a book, then go back and study it like a course and watch each video that goes with that lesson. Each lesson in the course comes with homework assignments. You must get the answers right or you will need to go back and study some more. The answers are in the back of the course but don't cheat because the only one you will be cheating is yourself. I would say that if you spend an hour a day with the course and videos you should finish it in about 30 to 60 days.
    (Q) Are you available if I have any questions after I buy your course?
    (A) Yes I am. I answer my own phone and reply to my own emails. Not many people do that anymore. Today as an example (as I'm writing this) I just got an email from a student that purchased my first course back in 2001. I not only replied to his email but I called him as well to see how he was doing. I like keeping in touch with my students and feel good when I hear from them too.
    (Q) If I buy one of your courses and don't like it can I get a refund?
    (A) Certainly you can but I don't think you will. I have an extremely low rate of returns. But if for any reasons it's not what you are looking for then you will get a 100% refund anytime within 90 days. I think that's pretty fair.
    (Q) Why can't I see all the Calendars under the Calendar menu on your home page?
    (A) You can try all my calendars FREE now! However the only calendar that I make public is the Economic Calendar. The reason is I want everyone to at least see what one of my Calendars looks like. You can see the report dates on the calendar, the links are live, etc. Heck, if you sign up for my newsletter I will even send you an invitation to "join" my Economic Calendar so it will show up in your own browser window and you will even get "Reminders" via email and text alert on you phone the day before one of these events and an hour or so before one of these events come out. You might wonder why it's important to get these reminders. It's because these reports can really rock the market and you should be aware of them BEFORE they come out. If you have never been caught on the wrong side of an Economic Report, a Crop Report, a USDA Cattle or Hog report then you haven't been trading very long.
    By the way, click HERE and it will take you to a description of all the Calendars that are available.
    (Q) Why did you move to Panama and where do you live?
    (A) I first came down here in 2006 for an International Living Seminar in Panama City. I decided to make a vacation out of it and traveled around to see how I liked it and to see something new. I love to travel and I've live all across the USA, Australia, the Caribbean, Hong Kong and probably a few places I forgot about right now. My passion is motorcycle riding and I ride a BMW 1200 GS for those of you who are familiar with motorcycles.
    The only place in Panama I really liked was a place in the mountains called Boquete. It's beautiful, about 3,600 ft. in elevation and the temperature is down in the low 60's at night and the low 80's during the day, 365 days a year. We don't even have air conditioning or heat in our home as it's just not needed.
    I found a private residential community called Valle Escondido here in Boquete and fell in love with the area. I bought a villa there and moved down about six months later.
    I really like it here and it's a good "hub" for my motorcycle adventures in Central & south America.
    You can also "Google" Boquete, Panama or Valle Escondido, Panama to see why I love it here. There are also some YouTube videos you can watch. Or better yet, come down for a visit. I'd love to show you around.