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Barry has taken the emotions out of trading and has allowed me to see what is clearly in front of me.Price!His Rubberband trade is now a part of my daily system.Thanks Barry for all you do!
So far (after studying Lessons 1 & 2 and Swing-Trading) I've made 10 trades based on my understanding of your system. Four (4) have completed, netting a profit of $188.80; 6 are still in play. But, I still have much to learn... Left some money on the table when I exited too early. Thanks for your lessons! John
Barry's teachings are methodically presented to cover all the fundamental necessity if a person who is going to be serious about trading. He goes on in later courses to drill down efficiency skills and perspective about the market, scans and the phycology of trading and pro-traders to increase wins, be time efficient and trade with minimal stress. Barry has been the perfect match for me.Rob
I purchased courses 1 and 2 in addition to the Top Dog Custom Indicators and VT Trader. Everything purchased has made a huge difference in my trading. I can't thank the Top Dog team enough for making their products and training services available to Retail traders. Dr. Burns, Sheila, Gary and the developer of the Top Dog custom indicators are top notch in all facets of their business.
I'VE BEEN TRADING FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS , I'VE TAKEN A LOT OF TRADING COURSES AND READING SOME BOOKS TOO, AND AFTER LEARNING FOUNDATION COURSES ONE AND TWO I ONLY HAVE ONE WORD TO DESCRIBE THEM " AWESOME".WHEN I WAS READING IT I COULD NOT BELIEVE THE WISDOM OF THIS METHODOLOGY.IMPOSSIBLE TO COMPARE WITH OTHER COURSES.THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR ,FOR A LONG LONG TIME.THANK YOU VERY MUCH DR. BARRY FOR SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE , YOU MUST BE PROUD OF YOURSELF , YOU ARE A GREAT PERSON.WISHING YOU THE BEST ,THANKS AGAIN
THANK YOU DR.BARRY FOR SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE. THE MINI COURSE WAS IN DEPTH AND VERY CLEARLY EXPLAINED. YOU HAVE SHOWN THE WAY AND REMOVED THE FEAR OF TRADING.HOPE TO JOIN THE FOUNDATION COURSES.
Hello Mr. Berry! I would first of all start with saying that you are the best tutor when it comes to futures trading. I have just like others tried many other so called trading methods, but none of them even come close to your methodology. I am very thank full for your honest teachings and very precise courses. Prior to buying your courses, I had been trading for several years with very little success but after going through your materials it sort of opened up on me and now I am making money rather consistently. Thanks again!
I can not say enough about these 2 courses! I was hesitant because I have been trying to trade for about 7 years, spending thousands of dollars on indicators and systems only to be no better off, and now out of my hard earned cash! Barry's approach is simple yet unique the way he implements the indicators. My only regret is not having come across Top Dog Trading sooner!!!! I am a VERY satisfied student and believe there is a money back guarantee if you are not happy.....If you are considering the Foundations Course you owe it to yourself to try it!!!
Thank you Barry for sharing your experience and knowledge.I was unfortunately introduced to trading by an account manager at thebeginning of 2017 who broke the golden rule of not advising clientsto trade with money you cannot afford to loose.He persuaded me to put thousands of borrowed money on my credit cards tostart the account but never taught me how to trade.I am still paying off these massive loans from the enormous losses made.I have had to literally learn the art of trading from scratch.Your webinars and indicators have been most helpful.I am putting aside money that once I am able to, I would like to pay foryour courses and books.I would recommend to anyone to purchase your courses if they can afford it.God bless you for helping many of us.
Dr. Barry Burns created a brilliant methodology along with everything else that is essential in trading. I went through the first two classes and I'm very happy with how it is changing a lot of things about my trading approach. Barry is also an incredible instructor that illustrates the key points over and over which is great. He has an amazing ability to really teach you what's important through his many examples. He gives you all the tools you need to be successful. I am looking forward to the future! Thank you Dr. Barry Burns and your amazing associates!
I had learned some very bad trading practices and consequently lost a lot of money. I knew things had to change, I had heard of Barry through a friend and decided that I had nothing to lose by trying the courses. I have studied Foundation courses 1 & 2, along with a few other courses. I have all the courses and I am working my way through them. Sometimes I have to watch them 10 or more times to understand everything. I am learning to become a better trader and gain more confidence each day. I find that I make fewer trades with much better results.I also have of Barry's indicators which I love. I find it helpful to see the 50 sma change color and I know I wouldn't be able to spot divergence or cycles as accurately as this indicator. Thank you Barry, your courses and indicators have been life changing for much better. Thank you Barb and Sheila for taking care of me too.
I just wanted to thank you Barry for a first rate trading course. The content is fantastic and so concise, making it a real joy to learn. I look forward to moving onto Foundations Course 2 and more!
I have spent literally thousands of dollars on software, systems, indicators, instructors and newsletters over the years. Some of it has been valuable and useful to trading but none has been as actionable as this course. A ton of information on market structure and dynamics is included, as well as how to psychologically approach the markets. What I have particularly found helpful is the concrete way in which setups occur and the action recommended. There really is no "we could do this or we could do that", but only what you should do and why. Actually used one of Barry's indicators this week to stay in a countertrend trade (which I don't normally trade) and now have a nice profit. Highly recommended. For the price I would consider this a steal.
Your courses have a lot of depth. Since I purchased the duo, I have gone thru them in detail at least five times. Each time I gain some nuance that I had not realized on the previous iterations. When I first purchased the courses, I went thru them rather rapidly and thought I was ready to go. I have noticed that subsequent iterations demonstrated that the additional time spent was well worth it in terms of enhancement and improved resolution of the timing of my transactions. I was modestly successful in my scalping techniques prior to these courses, but going over my numbers for June have left me in a state of amazement regarding the improvement in performance of the results. During the month of June, I have extended my trading to include longer term trading. Previously I never traded overnight, and I was fairly successful day trading weekly options; I find Friday trades most gratifying since one can trade something like the QQQ with a narrow bid/ask spread and a high deltafor as little as 30 cents and in no time at all I can gain approximately $500 on 10 contracts.Foundation one and two has enabled me to accurately determine when to enter and exit.Prior to F1 and F2, my success ratio was determined by hunches and other amorphousfeelings. With F1 and F2, my transactions are executed with precision and assurance.My reason for scalping was manifested by the lack of confidence in my trades to the point that I was afraid of staying in a trade any longer than I had to. I was successful at bringing in about $100 per day and many days were non sequitur because I had no abilityto discern if the market was goin to move and sometimes which direction was the movement. This has gone away with an understanding of F1 and F2. I realize this is some what verbose, and I shall try to reign it in after I make one other observation thatmight be of interest.I have coupled the high resolution short term trading with appropriate of candlesticks on a daily basis. This set up enables me to look at the chart on a daily basis and havea presentation of the 2 min and 6 min charts to monitor the Five energies as the trade progresses. I am rewriting my trading plan from this.Again, sorry to make this so long and convolutedDavis Carpenter FAS
top dog trading has to be the best, all videos are easy to understand and just as easy to put into practice on a live account or demo account, the rubber band trade has to be my favourite, I would highly recommend viewing all videos even if its only to refresh your memory, I will look forward to doing a course in the near future and improving my level of trading, thank you Barry for you help and support. A+++
I am into week 3 of reviewing the Foundation Courses. I find your courses and your delivery beyond excellent. They are so clear and well-laid out with numerous related techniques which scaffold each other. You don't seem to be holding anything back; nothing leaves me guessing. I like the way you have the videos but you also have a manual; so I can revisit the training without having to play all the videos again. I also appreciate the common sense psychology in developing the right mindset. I actually am seeing real success.Thank you
Hi Barry and Barb, thank you for the assist with my course. I was having trouble findingwhich way the Trend was going and the links you sent me made a lot of difference to my trading on Courses 1 & 2. It is a great course if you are having problems with your tradesspecially if you are new to the market whether you are doing a Stocks, Forex, Minis it literally works with it all.
It took me a while to appreciate the power of this trade set up. It's almost foolproof because price will "always" come back to the MA. Barry uses the 50 but you can use a variety of MA's as long as they give you enough movement profit wise, and each stock has it's own profit potential on a retrace to a particular MA. As traders we often think we understand MA's because they're so familiar, I would suggest studying and understanding their true significance. Barry's trade (pay attention to the details) is great and it can be very profitable with options if you get in with enough contracts. Even if you don't hit your price target exactly you'll still make good money.
I'm loving putting the chart set ups to work. I am a long time trader, but still at break even....tried just about every method out there,yet still haven't got over the tipping point ! I have a chart set up with similarities to your own, but you have helped me to really dial it in to bring the best out of the indicators and price action. I appreciate you emphasizing that indicators are simply an aid, and a result of the main factor, which is price action itself.... however, I'm a visual person and they've brought great clarity and confidence in my trading. It's working really well, thank you !
I see from all the other reviews many others also gave 5 stars!Barry breaks things down beautifully, I believe i have now puchased every product Barry has offered. It has given me the confidence i wanted and great insight in knowing if i should take a trade or wait as well as when to take my profits. The investment in TopDog Trading has been the best investment i have ever made! 6 Stars!
Dr. Barry offers a complete trading methodology that is far above the crowd in my opinion.I would absolutely recommend you take all courses. Courses 1&2 provide you with the basicfoundation to determine high probability winning trades. Also, as you are learning the physicalelements of the charts Barry offers you some psycological insights into why certain things happen the way they do. The advanced course is very important in that it provides you witha look at some of the nuances of the market and how it applies to his methodology. In orderfor you to be able to apply his methodology to a trade it is essential,in my opinion,to have his indicators bundle. This allows you to make a decision quickly and see at a glance if thefive energies are met.If you want an effective no hype approach to trading then Dr. Barry is where you need to be.
The Advanced Course is really great. I took away quite a few things from it and it has already improved my trading results. Not only that, but the people at TopDog Trading are awesome. Sheila helped me out in a big way and Barry is very generous with his time and knowledge. Really great people and great information products.
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO LEARN HOW TO TRADE, THE FOUNDATION COURSE 1&2 IS THE PLACE TO START. IT IS VERY COMPREHENSIVE AND BY THE END YOU WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO QUICKLY & OBJECTIVELY IDENTIFY HIGH PROBABILITY SET UPS. THE CUSTOM INDICATORS ARE A MUST HAVE & MAKE THE PROCESS OF SCANNING YOUR CHARTS VERY EASY & EFFICIENT. I HAVE ALSO FOUND TOP DOG TRADING'S BEST VIDEOS TO BE A GREAT RESOURCE & HELP TO REINFORCING WHAT I HAVE LEARNT & GAINING A DEEPER APPRECIATION OF BARRY'S METHODS & WISDOM.
I would like to personally thanks Barry for his excellent level of eduction.He is spending a lot of time and energy to help his students to become professional trader.The Fondation Courses 1&2 are a lot more than the base, they gives you clarity and the necessary tools to become a successful trader.Thanks again.
To say "Foundations Course 1&2" is a bit misleading. Top Dog Trading offers & teaches a sophisticated methodology the core of which are 5 Energies that when synchronized & applied to any market leads to winning probabilities.
On the other hand this is precisely what you want the foundations of your trading business built upon - winning probabilities!!!!
This isn't simplistic. It requires focus, patience, professionalism... Yet, there is more: Consider Foundations 1&2 a terrific novel. Its accompanying Top Dog Custom Indicators is it's Live production.
These customized TDI's bring total market clarity up close and in your face. They give you confidence so you don't panic out of your trades. They show you opportunities you'd easily otherwise overlook(i.e: fear to trade). And because you don't work nearly as hard analyzing your market, you have more mental energy to take more trades.
Bottom line: Desire a successful trading business? Build it upon these foundations.
I've taken courses 1 and 2 and they are both a wealth of knowledge. I've spent thousands of dollars for trading education in the past and honestly I regret doing that. I've been paper trading what I've learned from these courses and the 5 energy methodology is fantastic! It was a bit hard to see those great trades pass me by during paper trading, so by May 1 2015 I will start using real money as I execute my trades. I'm very happy about being a student of Top Dog Trading. Thank you Dr. Burns for sharing what you've learned from the school of hard knocks!
Thanks Barry, the indicators make it very easy to see the trades setting up. It is especially helpful that you can customize all the indicators, since trading is such a visual skill. Much appreciated.
Words can't express my GRATITUDE to Barry Burns for the education he is SHARING with this two courses.
I recently purchased your training courses because I want to keep learning and improving my trading carreer. I have been actively trading for eight years and am always thirsting for more knowledge. Your training is the first to teach me how to use the momentum indicator so I have added it to my documented trading plan and arsenal of tools. Since using your added suggestion I am averaging 20% per week in net profits where before I was averaging 7% net profits. This is awesome! I have more winners than before simply because the momentum indicator forces me to wait a little more patiently for the same set ups I have been trading. Thanks!
I have been with Top Dog Trading for few years and done all the courses, if you are passionate about trading and you want to be successful, in any markets and time frame, Barry Burns methodology is the right path.
Foundation 1&2 courses are only the beginning, combine with Top Dog Indicators is much easy (quick) to understand and clear to apply the methodology rules.
All the other courses are an evolution of the Top Dog trading system, DAY TRADING THE INVISIBLE EDGE and TOP DOG TRADING ADVANCED COURSE they are so powerful you can recover the cost of ALL the cost of the courses with few trades.
With Top Dog Trading Video Newsletter is a service which you can ask your questions regarding about the TD methodology if in any uncertaintyâ€¦ EXCELENT.
Top Dog trading uses complex charting. There are a lot of moving parts that makes the method work.
Students need to give themselves a year to get use to the method.
I have placed trades were Top Dog method did work as taught. Sometimes I just can't tell if there is a good setup. The charts are just too overwhelming with information overload to evaluate a setup.
I am flabbergasted that most trading courses out there uses no next higher time frame for conformation.
Trading Tip of the Dayâ€¦
When shopping for a trading course ask if there is a next higher time frame for conformation?
If the answer is no, keep shopping!!!
The Top Dog trading method successfully filtered out a trade on the USDNZD on the daily chart for a long.
Mom on MACD was flat on weekly chart.
Friends that went long on this pair got mashed (stopped out) on their trade.
Simply the best trading teachings on the web! The integrity Dr. Burns brings to his teaching is exemplified by:
1. The absolute consistency of his trading method over years of teaching and trading
2. Teaching to the "hard right edge" of the chart - where success is measured by the probability of the outcome - (not one off examples)
3. Teaching a "holistic" approach to understanding the markets and as such market trade probability is gained by an understanding of multiple price indicators/influences and no one, two, or even three indicators in isolation comprise a high probability trade
4. Teaching basic principles with a patience that is born of years of trading success - I know of no other successful trader that is able to (or willing) to teach
In my opinion the Custom Indicators should be purchased from the beginning as they will greatly reduce the learning curve of Dr. Burns methodology. The methodology is not based on esoteric or fad indicators - but is based only upon time proven and widely used price indicators that are brought together to create a model of the various energies that provide for high probability trades.
Thank you Barry for your teaching.
I have been trading the top dog methodology for 3 1/2 years now and I must say it is almost magical how will it works for me. I tried to trade about 15 years ago on my own without any training and lost most of my money. I started out with the first two courses and the swing trading course as well as his indicators for trade station. I then got the intermediate course. I just finished the advance course and all I can say is Wow!! I took a short on the Dow daily chart based on one of his new setups on 5-14-14 and if you look at the chart you will see how will that worked for me. More then paid for the course. I must say to that Barry is top notch. the few times that I have emailed him he has always responded fairly fast, and that can't be easy with so many students. My wife got hurt a couple of years ago and can't work anymore. I don't know what we would have done without the income from trading. One more thing I would like to say is if you think Barry's courses are expensive your nuts. I have a friend that day trades another system and he has over $5000 invested and he has to pay a $160.00 a month for there proprietary system. Every time I talk to him he's not doing that good. I have mentored four of my friends after they took the courses and three of them are still trading and the one that quite just didn't like the boredom that goes with trading. Barry you have changed my life and I just can't thank you enough.
This five day training is very well explain for some thinking about is trading, is it for me.
1)Foundation Courses 1 & 2. : First of all, they should be seen as a course that provides complete clear and detailed trading strategies. I have been trading for 5 years and had learned a lot. However, something was missing. These 2 courses helped me to almost put everything together ( there is nothing that is 100% in trading). I was missing 2 key concepts that I could not adequately assess; Cycles and Momentum. These courses do cover these concepts brilliantly. They also helped me find some additional correlations / confluences between Top Dog Custom Indicators and the main tool that I normally use.
2)Top Dog Custom Indicators : They really do help you to easily and quickly visually see the set-ups that you have learned in Foundation Courses 1 & 2.
Youâ€™ll learn how to technically and objectively trade the hard right edge of the screen. Is it 100% accuracy? Nothing is and thatâ€™s not needed to be profitable. Think of trading as counting cards at blackjack. Thereâ€™s never guaranteed to win a given hand; but you can have the odds on your side rather than the houses. And if patient, the odds can indeed be hugely on your side. In fact trading is better than blackjack cause unlike blackjack the payoff is not limited.
The thing that stands out with your course is the simple consistency. With consistency there are exception and your exceptions are logical. Now, when I do make an entry, I now know why am entering. I've made good money with Course #1 & #2, and look forward to making even more with the Advance Course. Just keep doing what you do, and we will all make money.
I think this trading course is a good one for upcoming traders who have the intention to invest
Thank you for requesting a feed back on your products.This is a character of honest educator who really cares about helping and supporting his students.
I recently became interested in "Elliott Waves" I read a few books and took a rather expensive course from one who is considered to be a top educator in the Elliot Waves field .I found the subject to be more confusing than helpful and it actually shook my trading self confidence and lead to losses than profits.
I am impressed with your foundation courses and the advanced ones and I am applying your methodology clear rules to my trading. I have to admit that my trading has tremendously improved and now I exactly know when to get engaged in the markets and when to stay out.
Adding the Top Dog custom indicators to the rest of Top Dog courses is diffidently the icing on the cake. This is a much better and more practical way of counting the waves without the subjective confusion of Elliott Waves.The Top Dog indicators added clarity and objectivity to my trading decisions and increased my profitability.
Thank you Dr. Burns for sharing your tremendous understanding of the markets with us at a very affordable price.
Thanks Barry for offering these great videos. They are the best and most realistic information that I have come across in my search for that holy grail of trading strategies. I trade binary options and some of the things don't apply directly. The video on how to measure the energies in the market and setting up the indicators improved my ability to predict the direction of a currency pairs in the short term. I trade currency because of the regular day job and I can trade binary options in the evening. This might be another market that you could customize videos for. Thanks Wes Rainey
The Indicator Package is amazing, more than I had expected. I'm relativly new to TopDog so trying to get my arms around everything there is to watch was made a lot easier by these indicators. Tip of the hat to you Barry!
I tried the Rubber Bands. And did not win. This may be due to myself, not to Rubber Bands! My problem was, that I had weak entry points: Too early, too late. I never knew how far the thing shall oscillate, before I traded. 3 stars for "I do not know". Is the strategy the problem or is it myself.
Not I test myself with the "5 energies". It is harder to stay focused than it looks.
Thank you for the courses!
Hi Nicole, thanks for your feedback. Normally when people have problems with timing their entries on ANY trade setup, it's because they don't have a good timing indicator on their charts. Also make sure that you only take the trade when it aligns with momentum on the fractal chart. Both of these are mentioned in the video on the Rubber Band Trade, but I find that some people don't understand the importance of those 2 issues - they are critical!
I have to make the follow client/customer assessment about Top Dog Trading's "aftercare" following my purchase of your Foundations Course 1 & 2.
Barry Burns and his team consistently exceed my expectations. They under promise and over deliver, which is a sign of a group that knows its value proposition, knows what the trader needs, and doesn't overwhelm or badger with continued "upselling". I appreciate their excellence in customer contact, value added training, and giving me positive reasons to stay connected with Barry et al.
There is no shortage of trading information on the Web. There is no lack of trading training courses, either. But there is a lack of high quality, nurturing education at a price anyone serious about "trading as a business" can afford. Barry understands the psychology of the trader and the market. His training is clear, simple, and suited to creating a disciplined trader. I appreciate Top Dog and recommend these resources as part of the essential foundation of any aspiring - or frustrated - trader.
I did the 5-day free course and Foundations One. Both are extremely insightful. I AM one of the amateurs that Barry scoffs at so pleasantly and I look forward to trading more like a pro. I've never had a teacher who's so generous with his knowledge. I want to absorb, digest and internalize everything so it's part of my DNA. Thanks so very much.
I am an African American, and day trading is not common amoung our minority group, but thanks to you and your teachings that barrier is finally shattering.
Even though i am new to day trading and have not made a single trade as yet, your free courses have taught me so much that i can look at other teaching videos out there and know that they are teaching bullshit. Dr Burnes, you have taught me so much on trading market psychology and the five things to be aware of before entering the trade.
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Finally, Even though I have not started trading as yet, I have put your teaching methods to the test against the market itself, and because of your teaching, I can identify why some experience traders are loosing money.
In closing, Because of you I know that I will be one of the best day trader to trade the markets. I dont know how to thank you adequetly, you are a GOD sent
I've spent a lot of money wandering the path to inteligent investing. Numerous newsletters, CNBC people and VectorVest. Sure I've learned from each. Some more and some less, but Dr. Burns has been the best for making it meld into something that I understand and can apply. I was compelled to send him a personal thank you note that follows:
I feel that I'm getting "the hang" of things now and I want to thank you for that. You are one of the few individuals that I can say have helped me greatly with my understanding of how things happen in the equities market. It is a good feeling to enter and exit trades and understanding why now is the best time to make them.
Wishing you the best.
Dr.Barry's course is awwsuum I have been to many live seminar courses in the past and they only teach you enough to get you to go to the next one.Here,you get it all!I( highly recommend his courses to everyone.It's been frustrating for me to reeducate myself.I just got back into the arena after an absence of nine or ten years.I have been stumbling around looking for different educational venues until i found topdog, and i know i have found the mother load!Dr. Barry seem genuinely intersted in his students unlike some of the others.His resonse to question is always prompt.I feel like i have received waay! more for my money than all the other courses i have taken. I hope to be around top dog for a long time.
"How do I like them?" I like them very much, and I consider them to be a good value. The videos that accompany them are also very helpful.
"Did you gain some new insights?" I've been a believer in the importance of using multiple time frames for years, but I've gained new insight into the effective use of your stochastic (cycle) indicator. In your â€œFoundations Course #1â€, you say (page 55) in the section on Fractals, â€œNever trade one chart by itselfâ€, and â€œâ€¦What we are looking for â€¦ is to make sure we are trading in the direction of the Cycle of the higher time frame intervalâ€¦â€¦It is especially nice when we get Cycle highs/lows on both charts concurrently, but that is not required by the rules.â€ Right now, "especially nice" is the single most important thing I'm looking for in a trade. I wait for the 20 second, 1 minute, and 3 minute cycles (or 100T, 300T, and 900T cycles) to line up (especially the two shorter ones) before taking a trade and I usually get at least a point or so of initial movement in the direction of the trade. This is an immense help to me in money management. The divergence indicator on the stochastic is a very nice feature and seems to come into play when the price action is fast compared to the speed of the indictor itself. The wave counting indicator is immensely helpful, and I'll be studying your material to learn how best to make the best use of them. I see already that taking reversals off of the higher wave counts is going to help, and I was looking specifically for something that could help me with entries for those types of trades. I'm also very happy with the Top Dog Swings indicator. I had an "extended swings indicator" programmed for me by a third party to use on the higher time frames (9 minute through daily). I use it to mark off S/R levels in those longer time frames before the market opens, and this one of yours enables me to also see the S/R lines on the shorter time frames of the charts I'm actually trading. I'm interested in where lines from the various time frames cluster together, and your indicator helps complete the picture for me. (In hindsight, I could have saved myself the cost of the custom indicator by purchasing your suite in the first place, and obtained a similar result.) The original Fib indicator has never been very useful to me, but I'm glad to have this automatic one; in time, I expect to learn to use it effectively. Having a whole suite of indicators like this to complement a proven trading system makes a very nice package.
"Have they helped me in my trading?" I suspect that they already are helping, but I will need at least 30 trades to draw any statistically valid conclusions. I will say that my first four days of trading with them have all been winning days. Getting those cycles to align has been the single biggest help so far. I'm just learning to read the momentum indicator, but I'm beginning to get a feel for when a setup is likely to be good only for a scalp or when something better may be coming.
"Good value?" Yes, as mentioned above, I feel that you have provided a good value with these indicators, and especially so when price is compared to the cost of having them programmed for oneself. The important thing is not so much the cost of the suite but how much benefit comes from using the indicators, and I impression so far is that they are likely to help me a great deal.
I do appreciate your candid assessment of what we can expect from our trading, and your conservative guidelines regarding how much risk to take relative to account size.
I don't quite recall how I came across Barry Burns's TopDogTrading.com almost two years ago. But by the time I completed the 5-day free course, I was hooked. I needed to take matters in my own hands instead of relying on unverified trade signals from so-called experts. Hey, it's my money, so I wanted to be in control of what, when and why I'm buying or selling a market. If you're on a quest to find a magic indicator, stop!!! No such thing exists. The magic lies within you, and it's up to you to unlock it. Barry's courses are just the tools you need to transform yourself from a nail to a hammer, from a mouse to a cat. One word of advice: once you complete the first couple of courses, you might get that false superman feeling and the urge to start trading with real money. DON'T!!! It's important that you paper-trade for several weeks and months until you've gained enough confidence. More importantly, take the courses over and over again as there's always many things you'll only get to understand AFTER several weeks and months of practice. My favorite part of the course is momentum wave counting. This is an especially powerful aspect of Barry's methodology that helped me position myself aggressively short the market ahead of the swoons of August and November 2011, and then long the market shortly after the start of the October 4th rally. Final words of advice: discipline and money management. Those two are "energies".